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101: 11 Days China Tours of Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai

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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
No meals
Crowne Plaza  

Our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs, and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.

Tips: After having dinner, you can walk around Wangfujing Street by yourself instead of going back to hotel at once. At this bustling shopping center, you could be simply window shopping. Not far away stands a glass-decorated Oriental Plaza which is an upscale shopping mall. The plaza has two stories of clothes stores and several museums. In the Central Business District, the six-story Shin Kong Plaza is home to more than 100 stores for brands like Prada and Gucci. The restaurants there offer a variety of dishes, spanning from classic French to traditional Beijing cuisine. Also a luxurious new mall called The Place is located near the Silk Mark.

Day 02 Beijing
American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Crowne Plaza  

Visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. Then an a la carte lunch is served at a very nice restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. In the evening, you will enjoy a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre.

Day 03 Beijing
American breakfast, Lunch
Crowne Plaza  

Visit the Badaling Great Wall. To avoid having lunch at shopping site restaurants, you will be driven to have Sichuan food at a local popular restaurant. Visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance.

Tips: After a whole day's intense visit, you may like to find a pleasant place for relaxation. Apart from the famous Sanlitun bar street, Houhai abounds with rows of bars and cafes in the Shichahai area that are becoming people's new favorites. The bars associated with the beautiful natural lake scenery create a perfect atmosphere. The most popular one in this area is the No. 5 Bar in the traditional Sihe courtyard style, where some bands occasionally perform. Only 10-minute taxi drive from your hotel is needed.

Day 04 Beijing - Xian
American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Sheraton Xian Hotel  

Visit the Summer Palace and have a Hutong tour. An a la carte lunch will be served to you at a decent restaurant. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel.

Tips: Xian is an ancient city famous for its long history. Besides its significant landmarks, there is also some modern architecture. If time permits, you can take a taxi by yourself to an archaized street built in the style of Tang Dynasty architectures, west of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The street was newly constructed and there are some good restaurants there. You can also find nice Indian food there. In the evening when the lights come on, you can enjoy the street scene with the local people strolling leisurely.

Day 05 Xian
American breakfast, A la carte lunch, Tang Dynasty dinner show
Sheraton Xian Hotel  

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Your a la carte lunch is served at the best local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial History Museum. This evening you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Tang Dynasty Palace.

Day 06 Xian
American breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Sheraton Xian Hotel  

After visiting the City Wall in the morning, you will have a local family visit and a la carte lunch will be arranged in the home of the family that you visit, to taste the authentic home cooked Chinese dishes. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Great Mosque.

Tips: Near the Great Mosque, there is a Muslim food street which is the local people's favorite place for different kinds of snacks. This street connects with Guangji Street, which is also a Muslim food street. Along the street you can not only find delicious Muslim food, but also row upon row of stalls and stores full of beautiful things like various souvenirs, silk clothes of different styles, and fancy antiques. For your caution, make sure the hygiene of the food there before you eat for your health.

Day 07 Xian - Guilin
American breakfast
Sheraton Hotel  

Visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the hotel.

Tips: Sheraton Hotel is ideally situated along the Li River, in the heart of this enchanting city. Its good location provides you many options for your free activities. The Zhengyang Road Pedestrian is just on the right side of your hotel, where you can find various shops for souvenirs as well as decent restaurants with authentic local food. The scenic spot Fubo Hill is just within walking distance. Even if walking along the Li River and enjoying the night scenery along the riverside can also bring you a totally pleasant feeling. That's why numerous people choose Guilin for vacation.

Day 08 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
American breakfast, Lunch
Sheraton Hotel  

Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, a short bicycle trip to the countryside will then be arranged. You will visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there. Alternatively, we will transfer you there instead of taking bicycles. Transfer back to Guilin. (Tips: Since the lunch on the Li River cruise can not meet your expectation, we suggest that you have enough breakfast at the hotel today.)

Day 09 Guilin - Shanghai
American breakfast, Western-style lunch
Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel  

Visit the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill. A western-style lunch will be served to you at a nice and decent local restaurant. Take a flight to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel.

Tips: You can instantly feel the fashionable and modern atmosphere when you land in Shanghai. Besides the shuttle bus and our private transfer, you may choose the maglev train to your hotel, too. It takes less than a half-hour from Pudong airport to the city center. But the train cannot take you to your hotel directly. After getting off the train, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel which is not very convenient especially when you have a lot of luggage, as there will be many people standing in line for taxies. If you are really interested, you can have a try. Its speed can reach 430.00 kilometers per hour. The train operates every day from 7:00 to 21:00 at an interval of 15 minutes. It costs CNY 50 one-way (economic) and CNY 100 for VIP, CNY 80 round-trip (economic) and CNY 160 for VIP. In case that you get to Shanghai from other city of China and land at Hongqiao airport, it is not possible to take the maglev train.

Day 10 Shanghai
American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel  

Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine. After lunch, transfer you to the Bund area, where you will take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Leave you some free time to explore the Bund area on your own. Then visit an ancient cultural street.

Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
American breakfast
 

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Season Group Size 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers 10 travelers & above
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