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Home >> China Tours >> Ten-Day China Tour Package Travel From Peking To Xi'an Guilin Shanghai

13 Days China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai

Tour Code: YZT_04
Available: Year round

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival of Beijing
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our tour guide will meet you at Beijing airport. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), the Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera in the evening.

Forbidden City: It was the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties, now known as the Palace Museum. Located at the exact center of Beijing, Forbidden City is the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China, covering a floor space of 720,000 square meters, and having 9,999 rooms.
Tian'anmen Square: The square, measuring 880 meters from north to south and 500 meters from west to east, is seated at the center of Beijing. Tiananmen Gate on the northern edge of the square used to be the front gate of Forbidden City - the imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Around Tiananmen Square, tourist can find National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall and Monument to the People's Heroes.
Summer Palace: A masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, it is situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing. The 100-odd examples of traditional architecture in the park include pavilions, terraces, temples, pagodas, waterside gazebos, covered corridors, stone bridges and the famous marble boat. Kunming Lake and the Long Corridor were created to imitate sites of outstanding beauty from all over China. All of these make it as one of the finest examples garden architecture in China.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Great Wall: One of the true architectural wonders of the world. It was first built about 2500 years ago, during the period of the Warring States, and was extended and fortified by subsequent dynasties: Qin, Han and Ming, the Great Wall extends to more than 5,000 kilometers.
Ming Tombs: As one of the most popular attractions in Beijing, Ming Tombs are located 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing. They were built within a natural basin, butted on two sides by the Yanshan Mountain Range, which was said to stop winds carrying evil spirits into the area. Ming Tombs are typical examples of Chinese emperors' mausoleums and the best testimony of China's long history and civilization. Dingling Tomb, also known as the Underground Palace, is the first imperial tomb to have been excavated in China. While Changling Tomb was the first and largest one built in the area.

Day 04 Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven and Yonghegong Lama Temple. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. Optional program in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Temple of Heaven: Emperor Yong Le of the Ming dynasty decided 560 years ago to build a temple where the emperors could worship heaven, a ritual which he hoped would serve to perpetuate imperial rule, the result was the Temple of Heaven. Situated in southern Beijing, the Temple of Heaven park covers 273 hectares, its main structures are two groups of buildings on a north-south axis. The temple buildings and surrounding area make up one of the largest public parks in Beijing.
Yonghegong Lama Temple: The lamasery was built in 1694. The temple's bell tower is the first structure reached after passing through the front gates, but the huge bell itself has been placed outside the tower for all to see. The temple is a working lamasery so it's closed early in the mornings for prayer. With its beautifully landscaped gardens, stunning frescoes and tapestries, and incredible carpentry, the temple is a must for your Beijing trip!

Day 05 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take whole day sightseeing tour to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.

Terracotta Warriors: The underworld army of Emperor Qin Shihuang who was the first unifier of China (259 BC-210 BC). The hundreds of detailed life-size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period. The number of terracotta soldiers is over 8,000 with 130 chariots, 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.
Xi'an Ancient City Wall: It is one of the oldest and best-preserved city walls in China. Construction of the first city wall of Chang'an began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres. The wall measures 13.7 kilometres in circumference, 12 metres in height, and 15-18 metres in thickness at the base.
Big Goose Pagoda: One of Xi'an's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks. Originally the Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high and was built in 589A.D.. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold Buddhist sutras and figurines that were brought to China from India by the translator and traveller Xuanzang.
Day 06 Xi'an - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarters. Take flight to Guilin. Be met and transferred to your hotel in Guilin.

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum: The museum is a Tang-dynasty architecture, covering 65,000 square meters. It contains 115,000 objects in its collections. These works systematically exhibit the anient history of Shaanxi from 150,000 years ago to the year 1840. The collections include bronzes, Tang-dynasty tomb wall paintings, terracotta statuary, ceramics, bronze mirrors, and coins and currency, calligraphy, rubbings, scrolls, woven articles, bone articles, wooden and lacquer and iron and stone objects, seals, cultural relics and ethnic objects.
Muslim Quarters: The Muslim Quarter is behind the Drum Tower; it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Xian. In the quarter, visitors will find many foods shops, restaurants, and small stores selling the special local products of Shaanxi Province and exquisite souvenirs.
Day 07 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Our guide meet you in your hotel lobby at 08:10 am, then drive 50 minutes to the Zhuiang Pier to start the Li River boat cruise. Appreciate the fabulous landscape on both sides of the river: the stunning karst hills, steep cliffs, bamboo grooves, rice fields, leisurely boats, Water buffalos, villages¡­ the boat ride takes 4-5 hours. Lunch is served on the boat. Arrive at the pier of Yangshuo. Have a stroll over the Yangshuo West Street. There are optional tours to the countryside: bamboo rafting on Yulong River, biking, visiting a local farmer's family. Be transfered to your hotel.
Day 08 Guilin - Chongqing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tour to the Reed Flute Cave, the Fubo Hill and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Chongqing Airport to Cruise pier transfer, After dinner, board the ship (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm) and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm (overnight on board).

Reed Flute Cave: The karst cave is 5 kilometers from the city center, it is a must-see tourist highlights in Guilin. The length of the Reed Flute Cave is 240 meters, it is filled with a numerous stalagmites, stalactites, stone curtains and rock formations in weird and majestic shapes.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It is a huge rock with a large hole in it, the hill looks like an elephant drinking water from the Li River, hence the name. The Elephant Trunk Hill is located in the center of Guilin, where the Peach Blossom River joints the Li River. The Elephant Hill Park is one of the most popular parks in Guilin, most tourists visit it when they travel to the city.
Fubo Hill: Also named Wave-Subduing Hill, is a tourist highlight of Guilin. It is located at the west of Li River and the north of Guilin. It is always arranged to visit after the Elephant Trunk Hill. You can stroll around the Fubo hill to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Fubo Hill's unique shape and interesting sights make it a favorite of tourists. Famous scenic spots are the Thousand Buddha Cave, Pearl-Returning Cave, and Sword Testing Rock and so on.
Day 09 Yangtze River (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy verdant mountains, tumbling waters and beautiful sceneries. Take an shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City for an exploration of the special and mythical ghost culture. Fengdu is where the devil lives according to ancient fairy tales. Return to the ship and go on the cruise.
Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Pagoda.
Day 10 Yangtze River (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Then switch to a smaller boat and take adventure to Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. Reboard the ship and continiue sailing.
Optional Excursion: Take shore excursion to White Emperor City which charges extra fee. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge, it offers the best viewing spot to view the magnificent Kuimen Gate.
Day 11 Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Take a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam (2.5 3 hrs). After the visiting, you will appreciate the Xiling Gorge on the deck. After lunch on board, You will arrive in Yichang.
Transfer to the Yichang airport and take flight back to Shanghai. Our tour guide will meet you transfer to your downtown hotel in Shanghai.
Day 12 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit YuYuan Garden and Shanghai old town around the City God Temple. Have a walk along the Bund and Nanjing Road.

YuYuan Garden: Also called as the Yu Garden, is the most famous classical garden in Shanghai. YuYuan is located to the northeast of the old town, not far from The Bund. It was built from 1559 to 1577 during the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
City God Temple: The temple is a well-known Taoist temple within the old walled city. The City God Temple connects to the Yuyuan Garden and the traditional district of commerce. It is an attractive place and shopping corner for visitors.
The Bund: Located along the Huangpu River, it is an exemplar of western style buildings, most of them were constructed before 1937. Strolling on the Bund at night is an amazing experience, as the skyline on both sides of Huangpu River is illuminated, including the grand buildings at the Bund and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the skyscrapers across the river. So it is really an enjoyable experience to take night cruise on Huangpu River.
Day 13 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing Jinguang Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Guilin Waterfall Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
West Street Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

Price For The Above Tour

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Quotation Inclusions For Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable.
6. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.
7. Flights Tickets:
Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.

Quotation Exclusions For Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips to the guide and driver for well-done job, entirely voluntary.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Terra cotta Warriors
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Great Mosque
Great Mosque
Li River, Huangbutan
Li River at Huangbutan
Li River in Huangbutan
Li River
visitors on the Li River boat on the Li River boat
Yangshuo Yulong River
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave
Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
on the Yangtze River Cruise boat
on the Yangtze boat
Wu Gorge
Wu Gorge
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
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