China Signature Beijing-Xi’an-Guilin -Hangzhou -Shanghai 12 days Tour
Beijing-Xi’an-Guilin -Hangzhou -Shanghai
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you clear the customs, and then transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
Day 2 Beijing,Sightseeing
After having breakfast at hotel, you will visit the Tiananmen Square this morning to start your Beijing tour. Strolling round the large square is very enjoyable where you will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China, it vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life. Later you will appreciate Chinese featured royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscape.
Day 3 Beijing,Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, you will go to the most famous tomb of Ming Tombs - Changling, it is the largest in scale and is completely preserved, inhumed the fourth emperor of Ming Dynasty. Also you will visit the Sacred Road of the tombs, which was originally built to lead to the Changling mausoleum. Then you will have an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, and you can take cable car to see this vital section of the world famous China Great Wall, Mutianyu has a storied history of over 1400 years, can trace back to Northern Qi Dynasty (550-570). Later While driving back to downtown Beijing, you will stop by the Bird's Nest and Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the unique constructions and take some photos.
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
This day you can visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests. After that, you will explore Beijing Hutong by rickshaw to know more about the life and culture of ordinary Beijing people. This visit can provide you with a distinctive travelling experience compared to other attraction. Later of this day, you will be transfered to the train station of Beijing to catch a overnight train to Xi'an. A comfortable soft-sleeper will help you to have a sound sleep. Truly you will enjoy the unique experience to take a train in China.
Day 5 Xi'an,Sightseeing
The tourist guide of Xi'an will picked you up at the arrival hall of Xi'an train station, then take you to have a local breakfast. Now, you will head for the world-famous Terracotta Warriors to start wonderful Xi'an tour, maybe you have seen them many times on TV or magazines before, but it's a total different experienc to see them with your own eyes. Also with a sidetrip to Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, who owned this awesome underground kingdom, you would know more about the first dynasty of China - Qin dynasty. Later you will return to downtown for seeing the Great Mosque of Xi'an, where still hold prayer services each day; With several minutes' walk to Muslim Quarter, you can buy some interesting sourviners and taste various delicious local snacks.
Day 6 Xi'an - Guilin
Deeply explore Xi'an in many fields by seeing Shaanxi Historical Museum. Later you will step on Xi'an Ancient City Wall. As the best-preserved old city wall in China, you can take beautiful views of Xi'an city, and even optionally cycling on the wall is available for you. At last, tour guide will take you to airport. With less than 2 hour's fly to Guilin, you will be pick-up at airport and transferred to hotel.
Day 7 Guilin,Sightseeing
This day you will totally immersed yourself in the splendid sceneries of Guilin. Firstly, apart from the world-famous Li River, there is a Taohua River along with four lakes, which flow together to form a spectacular water system, Two Rivers & Four Lakes. When boating around Two Rivers & Four Lakes Area, you’ll feel the whole Guilin take on a look of a merry water park. Then you will enjoy fresh air and beautiful sceneries at Seven Star Park, where boasts green hills, crystal water, fantastic caves and beautiful rocks. Afterwards let’s steer to another element that matters a lot to Guilin landscape, karst caves. One of masterpieces is without doubt the Reed Flute Cave. You just can’t believe those stone curtains, pillars, stalagmites could ever flicker into a color-capricious palace.
Day 8 Guilin -Yangshuo
In the morning, you will cruise down to Yangshuo County from Guilin, into a moving stroll of Chinese ink painting on which there are towering array of Karst mountains, crystal-clear rivers and streams, shades of clouds and fogs, idyllic countryside life on both banks. The Li River sends you a glittering pearl, West Street of Yangshuo at the end of the cruise. You can hardly imagine the existence of such a perfect melting pot of traditional Chinese culture and Western character. Besides, the whole West Street is a shopper wonderland. Just go and have fun shopping there.
Day 9 Yangshuo - Hangzhou
In the early morning of this day, you will go and hold the idyllic life and scenery in your arms through a Yangshuo cycling excursion. Perhaps you would wish to be one part of the beautiful painting of the countryside as you feast on the towering limestone hills, unpolluted streams and ponds, tranquil huts and lovely cattle. Yangshuo prepares another pretty spot for you to appreciate the standout works of nature at sunset, Moon Hill. The hill takes on a look of crescent moon whatever angles you view it when climbing up along the “Appreciating Moon Path”. At the end, you will return to Guilin for the flight to Hangzhou.
Day 10 Hangzhou
visit in Hangzhou city with an exuberant stroll along the Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian shopping street showcasing a variety of Chinese crafts like paper-cutting and hand-made dough figurines. You can also feast on different local featured snacks - roasted walnuts, dragon-whisker candy, etc.Afterwards your Hangzhou tour will surely not forget the West Lake.West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, a new site recognized by UNESCO in June 2011, comprises the West Lake and hills arounds it. This elegant scenic spot has long been an attractive and inspiring beauty since the 9th century ever. Then a visit to Liuhe Pagoda, a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture that built to calm the tidal waters of Qiantang River and aid in navigation. Later you will take a side trip to Meijiawu Tea Village, where you could know more about tea-making process and Chinese tea culture.
Day 11 Hangzhou - Shanghai
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will head for the train station and take the High-Speed Train to Shanghai, and it only takes 49 mins. Later you will be picked up at airport and transferred to downtown hotel for a rest and leaving luggages.Now you will start to visit the biggest city of China - Shanghai, which definitely offers many lures. Begin from Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market, you will appreciate Chinese garden construction and know more about Shanghai local people. Then with a stroll from Nanjing Road to the Bund, you will be impressed by Modern Shanghai amazingly compared with Xi'an. Later you can view the whole city at the highest floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and know about the development of Shanghai with a following visit to Shanghai Municipal History Museum at the pedestal of the tower. At night, Shanghai Acrobats Show can be optionally appreciated.
Day 12 Depart Shanghai
This is the last day of your tour, you can have free activity in Shanghai, go on shopping or have a rest, and later the tour guide will take you to airport.