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11 Days Beijing,Xian,Guilin and Shanghai Tours

 Classic China Tours - 11 Days Beijing,Xian,Guilin and Shanghai Tours

Tour Code: MC-CCT-01
Departure: Daily

Highlights: For most of tourists who firstly travel to China, this recommended tour is the best option. Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai respectively represent the different aspects of China. Beijing is the capital exhibiting the history of ancient China Empire, Xian witnesses the glorious history of ancient China, Guilin shows the picturesque nature of China. Shanghai is the showcase of modern China

Attractions: Beijing Forbidden City, Beijing Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Lijiang River, The Bund of Shanghai, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

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beijing forbidden city
Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Tiananmen Square
Beijing Tiananmen Square
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Obama on Great Wall
Obama Traveling in
Badaling Great Wall
the legend of Kungfu show in Beijing
Kungfu Night Show
Beijing Lama Temple
Beijing Lama Temple
Beijing Hutong
Beijing Hutong
the giant wild goose pagoda xian
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
xian city wall
Xian City Wall
Xian Great Mosque
Xian Great Mosque
Xian Muslim Street
Xian Muslim Street
Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors
Tang Dynasty Show
Tang Dynasty Show
Dumpling Banquet
Dumpling Banquet

Day 1 – Arrive in Beijing (no meal)

Upon your arrival into Beijing, you will be met by our friendly guide who will transfer you to your hotel for a good rest.

Day2 – Beijing (B/L/D)

Visit: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

This morning after breakfast at your hotel, you will visit Tiananmen Square. It is the stage for many turning points in modern Chinese history–many international influential events like the Cultural Revolution. And then visiting Forbidden City, which is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum or Gugong, the Forbidden City used to be the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties carried out their administration and lived. This afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven which is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. Tonight, we enjoy the delicious Beijing Duck dinner.

Tiananmen Square - Tiananmen Square is one of the largest city center squares in the world with Beijing National Museum, People’s Great Hall and other major architectures around. It is truly the heart of Beijing. Thousands of people come to the Square every day. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City. People all over China dream of having the chance to one day visit the capital city and its famous square.

Forbidden City - Forbidden City boasting the world’s largest imperial palace complex used to be the living residence and center for administrating the national affairs of Emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Since the commencement of construction, Forbidden City was eye-catching all the time. Traditionally Forbidden city was the exclusively zone that only the emperors and their empresses, concubines, family members as well as some favored high officials could enter. In public mind, Forbidden City is the center of China even the world. It is riddled with mystery and legend aside from the solemnity and authority.

Temple of Heaven - The Temple of Heaven is located in southeast Beijing, and it was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the heaven and prayed for good harvests each year. It is the largest architectural complex for rituals to pay homage to heaven. 22 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors held more than 600 ceremonies to worship the heaven here. The last event of heaven worship took place here in 1915. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Day3 – Beijing (B/L)

Visit: Badaling Great Wall, Legends of Kung Fu performance

Today, you will pay a visit to the Great Wall of Badaling Great Wall. The Great Wall of China was constructed and reconstructed at Badaling to keep out the nomadic tribes to the north. The Badaling Great Wall remains largely intact as it snakes endlessly across the mountain ridgelines, This afternoon after your lunch, be transferred back to visit the Silk Market where you can negotiate and seek out of the many bargains. After that, move to Red Theater to enjoy Legends of Kung Fu Performance.

Badaling Great Wall - Badaling Great Wall is one of the nine forts on earth, and also the quintessential section of the Great Wall. It is the representative of the Great Wall established in the Ming Dynasty. Badaling Great Wall is the earliest section opened to tourists. Badaling Scenic Area is mainly characterized by the Badaling Great Wall with multi-functional modernized facilities for tourism service such as Badaling Hotel, Quanzhou Cinema and China Great Wall Museum inscribed directly by Jiang Zemin, the former president of China. Badaling Great Wall is the best preserved section of the Great Wall with the all-sided service facilities.

Legends of Kung Fu Performance - The Legend of Kung Fu follows the story of a young boy found wandering outside an ancient temple. Like every boy in China, he dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. On the road to enlightenment the young monk encounters many difficulties and temptations. The show has English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. The actors do not speak; the show is all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. It is the fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular. The best Kung Fu practitioners from all over China have been found for this production and it shows on the stage. Their average age is just 17 years old. Additionally, the costumes, set design and special effects are up to international standards, created by some of the best stage directors and designers in China.

Day 4 – Beijing—Xi’an by overnight train (B/L/D)

Visit: Lama Temple, Beijing Old Hutong

This morning after breakfast, you will visit the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside of Tibet – The Lama Temple, It is the largest Tibetan monastery in Beijing. After that, you will visit the traditional Beijing Old Hutong by rickshaw. Beijing Hutong is the old traditional alleyways and courtyard homes which once covered all Beijing and you can see how people lived in the past. After dinner, take an overnight train to Xian.

Lama Temple - Lama Temple ( Yonghegong or Palace of Peace or Yonghegong Lamasery ), located in central Beijing, is the largest lamasery in the northeast part of Beijing city. Lama Temple features five large halls and five courtyards with beautifully decorative archways, upturned eaves and carved details. It houses a treasury of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddha, as well as Tibetan-style murals.

Beijing Old Hutong - Hutong, lanes or alleys, is formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) standing side by side along a straight passage. The Hutongs have witnessed the vicissitude of Beijing. Choose your preferred way to explore the Hutong alleys - by rickshaw, by bike or on foot, to see the authentic real life happening in the alleys.

Day5 – Xian (B/L)

Visit: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Street

This morning, you will be picked from Xian railway station for your breakfast before being transferred to visit Giant Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. One of the pagoda’s many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang. After that, visit the City Wall which has been preserved intact. Then visit the Great Mosque and stroll along the Muslim Street.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an enormous building comprising 7 floors and surrounded by beautiful gardens was originally built in AD652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong (During Tang Dynasty 628-683). It's main function was to collect Buddhist materials taken from India by Xuanzang and to translate the Sanskrit into Chinese. The pagoda is an architectural gem, built with layers of bricks but without any cement. The original structure at 60m high and with only 5 storeys was finished in 652 A.D. Between 701-704 AD, mainly because of structural weakness in the earth-cored pagoda, a new 10-storey pagoda was built. However, between the wars of the coming years and a massive earthquake in 1556, this structure was reduced almost to ruins. As a result, some revisions were made during the Ming Dynasty to produce the 7-storey, 64 meter-tall structure we see today.

Ancient City Wall - The Xian City Wall is not only the most complete architecture well preserved of ancient Chinese burghs but also the largest in size and integral ancient military fort of the world.

Great Mosque - The Great Mosque of Xian, located near the Drum Tower (Gu Lou) on Huajue Lane of Xian, Shaanxi province, China, is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in the country. It was first built in the Tang Dynasty (reign of Emperor Xuanzong, 685-762), and renovated in later periods (especially during the reign of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty). It remains a popular tourist site of Xian, and is still used by Chinese Muslims (mainly the Hui people) today as a place of worship. Unlike most mosques in Middle Eastern or Arab countries, the Great Mosque of Xian is completely Chinese in its construction and architectural style, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, for the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets.

Muslim Street - Muslim Street Located in the center of Xian City, the Muslim Street is a fantastic place to wander. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. The stalls flanking the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can imagine. There are even a number of stalls selling parts of aircraft. If you are prepared to bargain you will be amazed at the final prices. A variety of Muslim food and snacks can be tried here, tasty and very cheap, including the locals' favorites, roasted beef, roasted fish, and pancakes. The title "a street for gourmet" is deserved.

Day6 – Xian (B/L/D)

Visit: Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum, Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Show

Today you will be transferred to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. The figures, dating from 210 BC and were discovered in 1974, include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits. After that, free at your own to explore Xian. Tonight, enjoy the Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show.

Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum -Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the most important archeological excavations of the 20th century located lies 35 kilometers east of Xian, at the base of Lishan Mountain. Life size figures of terracotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are the star features at the museum. The museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit in that order. Altogether over 7000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits. Most of them have been restored to their previous magnificence.

Dumpling Banquet - Xian Dumpling Banquet was originated from the dumplings of Tang Dynasty and traditional dumplings in folk community. This banquet is made with elaborate material selections and unique techniques. The dumplings made are impressive and characterized for their shapes. Xian Dumpling Banquet is famous for its multiple diversity and variety of dumplings on the table.

Tang Dynasty Show - Tang Dynasty Show is developed as a blend of ancient melodious music and inspiring dances, along with various Chinese instruments, and it features presenting lots of interesting historical stories to audiences, such as the story of the Monkey King's master - Monk Xuanzang. The performance enhanced by English subtitles and fascinating visual effect, aims to make more people know about Chinese history and cultures.

Day7 – Xian—Guilin by flight (B/L)

Visit: Reed Flute Cave

This morning, free till been transferred to Xian Airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and transfer you to visit Reed Flute Cave before go to your hotel for a good rest.

Reed Flute Cave - Reed Flute Cave is a brilliant cave marked on almost all travel itineraries. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave. Walking through the serried stone pillars, tourists feast their eyes on changing spots, feeling they are in a paradise where the Gods live.

Reed Flute Cave
Guilin Reed Flute Cave
Lijiang river scenery
Li River Scenic Area
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
shanghai yuyuan garden
Yuyuan Garden of Shanghai
the bund of shanghai
The Bund of Shanghai
shanghai jin mao tower
Shanghai Jinmao Tower
the bund of shanghai
Shanghai Acrobatic Show

Day8 – Guilin—Yangshuo (B/L)

Visit: Li River Cruise, West Street

This morning, be transferred to the Zhujiang ferry to take the Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. There will be plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the local people working on the river as well as the spectacular rock formations and picturesque landscapes. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, you are free to stroll along the West Street to explore Yangshuo.

Li River Cruise - Li River cruise is actually one of the most scenic cruises on earth. You must be thrilled by this stunningly beautiful journey. It is just like a lush ribbon gracefully winding through Guilin. The 84-km long between Guilin and Yangshuo is particularly spectacular. Li River is famous for its beautiful hills and waters, wonderful caves and rocks. The scenery along both banks is just like Chinese paintings. This was what Bill Clinton said: “I heard of the name of Li River long ago. Today I visit Li River. It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin. It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings."

Yangshuo West Street - Yangshuo West Street is the beating heart of Yangshuo town. Yangshuo West Street is nowadays the main shopping area. There are many little shops selling anything from local produced paintings, T-shirts, souvenirs and other local curiosa.

Day9 – Yangshuo—Guilin—Shanghai (B/L)

Visit: Elephant Trunk Hill

This morning, you will return to Guilin be car and visit the Elephant Trunk Hill which is the symbol of Guilin. After that, you will head to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for a good rest.

Elephant Trunk Hill – Elephant Trunk Hill is a classic icon of Guilin tour, together with Li River. At the southern end of town, It is one of Guilin's best-known sights is Xiang Bi Shan (Elephant Trunk Hill) which stands next to the Li River and is a lump of rock with a large hole in it. The shape of the rock is just like a giant elephant drinking water from river with its trunk, hence the name. Standing atop the rock, you can see the beautiful panoramic view of the town.

Day10 – Shanghai (B/L)

Visit: Yu Garden, the Bund, Jin Mao Tower, Acrobatic Show

This morning, you will visit Yu Garden which is a 400 years old classical Chinese garden in the Old Town of Shanghai. Later stroll along the Bund–the famous waterfront in the central of Shanghai. After that, over to Pudong to visit the Jin Mao Tower, still one of the world’s tallest buildings where from the observation deck you will get a remarkable panoramic view of the city. In the evening enjoy a visit to an acrobatics show.

Yu Garden - Yuyuan Garden is one of the quintessential representatives of Jiangnan Garden. Originally, Yuyuan garden was built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan(潘允端), a local governor of Sichuan province in Ming Dynasty, to serve his father who was Pan En (潘恩), a famous minister during the reign of Emperor Jiajing in Ming Dynasty. Yu(豫) in Chinese language is an auspicious character, and means comfort, satisfaction and pleasure, and it also the abbreviation of Henan province. To be the name of the garden was to show the filial love of making parents and the elder happy and pleasant.

The Bund - The bund crowned to be the Old Shanghai Exotic building Clusters is the most famous tourist attraction of Shanghai, and someone considers it as the landmark of Shanghai and the witness of Shanghai history. It is an epitome of Shanghai in the past 150 years, and the show of the capitalism of old Shanghai. The Bund located at the connecting point of Huangpu River and Suzhou River is opposite to Pudong Lujiazui Financial District. It approximately is 1,800 meters from North Section of Suzhou Road to Jinling East Road, and the whole landform is like the shape of crescent. Visiting to Shanghai, the bund and its exotic building clusters are the must-see destinations.

Jinmao Tower - Shanghai Jinmao Tower also called Jin Mao Building(金茂大厦, literally translated to be the Tower of Gold Prosperity) located in the Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone on the riverside of Huangpu River, Pudong New Area. It is in the neighborhood of Shanghai World Finance Center and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower. The total height of this skyscraper is 420.5 meters, and belongs in the list of highest building landmarks in Shanghai. Currently it ranks one of top five highest buildings in China, and top ten skyscrapers in the world.

Acrobatic Show - The Acrobatics at Shanghai are not to be missed. They are held each night and last for about 2 hours. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, established in 1951 is one of the best in China. It frequently tours internationally and performs routinely at Shanghai and other cities in China. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts at the following stages.

Day11 – Depart Shanghai (B)

Free till been transferred to the airport for your flight home, end of your fabulous China tour.

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Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
Experienced English speaking guide in each city
Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge
Service Charges & Government Taxes
Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Price Exclusions

International transportation
Chinese visa
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide

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