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15 Days Classic China Highlights Tour (Standard)

  • Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangshuo-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shanghai
  • Code: CV-08S

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Day 1

Place & Transport Arrival in Beijing
Today's Activities Welcome by our guide at airport and drive you to the hotel. The rest of today is free for you to relax or feel the historic capital city of China.
   
Meals None
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 2

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities After breakfast, your visit in Beijing begins from the largest public square in the world - Tiananmen Square. Walking through the square, you will enter the world's largest palace building complex - Forbidden City. Then enjoy the breathtaking views of Summer Palace, the finest imperial garden built in Qing Dynasty.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 3

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities The morning excursion takes you to Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven for good harvest. After that, you take a scenic drive to the Great Wall, the less- crowded Mutianyu section (including round-trip cable car). Next, take a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube - the main stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympics on the way back to hotel.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 4

Place & Transport Beijing-Xian
Today's Activities The last day in Beijing, after breakfast, drive to Old Beijing's Hutongs (narrow alleys) for a rickshaw ride. After that, you will be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes about 5 hours, and along the way you would have the chance to admire a different scenery of the countryside. Upon arrival,your tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian 
 
 

Day 5

Place & Transport Xian
Today's Activities Take an excursion to China's greatest archaeological discovery - Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an underground army for the tomb of China's First Emperor over 2,200 years ago. Afterwards pay a visit to the ancient Xian City Wall which was built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City. Followed by visiting the Great Mosque and the famous Muslim Street nearby, where you will touch the real local life here.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian 
 
 

Day 6

Place & Transport Xian-Lijiang
Today's Activities After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will take you to the Xian Museum, a museum housing 130,000 pieces of archeological items, located right at the foot of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xian, which was built around early 8th century. Later, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival in Lijiang you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Hexi Hotel, Lijiang  
 
 

Day 7

Place & Transport Lijiang
Today's Activities Today's itinerary starts with the Shuhe Ancient Town, a critical station on the renowned Cha Ma Gudao; Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village, displaying myriad precious photos and personal items of Joseph Rock, an American Austrian explorer who spent 27 years here taking photographs and translating scriptures; Baisha Murals in Baisha Village, the Local Bazaar and a walk up to the Lion Hill to visit the Wangu Pavilion and a panoramic view of the Lijiang Old Town. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Hexi Hotel, Lijiang  
 
 

Day 8

Place & Transport Lijiang-Dali
Today's Activities After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Dali in the morning. Pay a visit to a local market, and Zhoucheng, where the finest Tie-dying fabrics can be found, and lastly stop at Xizhou to visit the Yan's Compound of Bai ethnic group. Drive back to the hotel. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Landscape Hotel, Dali   
 
 

Day 9

Place & Transport Dali-Kunming
Today's Activities Enjoy a boat trip on Erhai Lake, the second largest fresh water lake in Yunnan, extending nearly 253sqkm on an altitude of 2,056 meters above sea level. After that, head back to downtown Dali to visit the Three Pagodas, three magnificent pagodas erected under a regime based here in Dali, Nanzhao, around mid 9th century; and the nearby South Gate of the Dali Old Town, one of the most eminent old towns across China. After that you could have some free time to stroll around the Foreigner Street, the central commercial area of the old town. Then your guide will escort you to the airport for the flight towards Kunming. Your local guide will be waiting for you at the airport and take you to the hotel. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Kunming Jinjiang Hotel   
 
 

Day 10

Place & Transport Kunming
Today's Activities Today's journey includes the Stone Forest, undoubtedly the most prominent and phenomenal scene in Kunming, where innumerable grotesque stone formations scattered over an area of about 1,100sqkm; and Golden Palace, also known as Tongwa Temple, the largest and most significant Taoist temple in Yunnan, constructed around 1602 AD at the foot of Mingfeng Mountain, northeastern suburb of Kunming. Afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Kunming Jinjiang Hotel   
 
 

Day 11

Place & Transport Kunming-Guilin
Today's Activities This morning is free at your disposal before transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival in Guilin you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore this charming city. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Link Hotel, Guilin 
 
 

Day 12

Place & Transport Guilin-Yangshuo=-Guilin
Today's Activities This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to Zhujiang Pier for your impressive cruise on Li River towards Yangshuo. Upon arrival, you would be transferred to a local family for the authentic rural China experience. On the way there, please take your time to admire the gorgeous country view of Yangshuo. Before the day ends, drive back to your hotel at Guilin.
   
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Grand Link Hotel, Guilin 
 
 

Day 13

Place & Transport Guilin-Shanghai
Today's Activities Start today's tour with the Reed Flute Cave, a huge cave featuring a walk of about 500 meters, lined up by countless grotesque yet thrilling stalactite formations, and the Elephant Trunk Hill, the most representative and favorable landmark of the city of Guilin, which is apparently a hill bears quite some resemblance to an elephant standing in the water. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. (B)
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  
 
 

Day 14

Place & Transport Shanghai
Today's Activities After breakfast ,your exciting Shanghai tour will start from Shanghai Museum, then take a walk along the prosperous Nanjing Road and the Bund. In the afternoon, visit the 400-year old famous classical Yuyuan Garden with the local market nearby, and then head to New Spot(XinTianDi). Finally, take a Huangpu River Cruise to enjoy the impressive scenery along both sides.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  
 
 

Day 15

Place & Transport Departure from Shanghai
Today's Activities Our guide will drive you to the airport per your flight schedule, and help you board the plane. Your memorable China tour ends here.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation None
 

Our travel consultants will get back to you with a price quotation within 24 hours!

  Services Inclusions:

  1. 1. Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
  2. 2. Meals: as specified above;
  3. 3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide.
  4. 4. Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified;
  5. 5. Transfers: domestic flights & land transfer with drivers as specified;
  6. 6. Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
  7. 7. Government taxes & fees.

  Services Exclusions:

  1. 1. International transportation: including flights to/from China;
  2. 2. China visa fees;
  3. 3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.
  4. 4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.

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