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  • Visit the Great Wall and Forbidden City, see the Terracotta Army
  • Enjoy cruising on the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Grab the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to pandas
  • See the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
Join us on this 16-day, guided tour of China and travel to some of the most important destinations in the country. Appreciate the history and legacy left behind by various dynasties while enjoying magnificent scenery along the way.

Start your journey from Beijing, the capital of China. Visit two of the most famous landmarks of the city, the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and get the chance to explore the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

Travel to Xian, the city that is known all over the world for the Terracotta Warriors that have been standing for more than 2,000 years now. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Guilin and see adorable giant pandas in Chengdu. Take a high-speed train from Chengdu to Chonqqing and cruise on the Yangtze River.

End this trip in Shanghai, the economic centre of China. Visit the ancient Yu Garden and see traditional Chinese architecture along with artificial hills and ponds. Watch Shanghai's skyline from the famous Bund before preparing for your departure.
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Incredible experience, excellent tour company
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“I really appreciate all the excellent services that have been provided by TravelChinaGuide. The whole tour was extremely well organised and offered so much more than we expected with all the interesting side trips and things to see and do each day. We loved everything but we especially liked the Pandas at Chengdu, the Shennv Stream excursion on the Yangtze River Cruise and seeing Guilin and Yungshou. It was also an interesting experience to have lunch at a local apartment in Xi'an.

We will be recommending your company whenever we talk about our holiday.”
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Our English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of Beijing Airport after you have cleared the customs. Drive to the hotel. Have some rest and explore the city on your own.
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Meet your guide after breakfast. Travel to the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As a palace of 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City has an aura of mystery. Explore both these places and enjoy an a la carte lunch at a local restaurant. Don't forget to order the Peking duck.

Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. It was in this ancient architectural complex that emperors once offered sacrifices to the god. Enjoy an entertaining Chinese kung fu show at the Red Theatre in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
No Beijing tour is complete without visiting the Great Wall. Head for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Explore the monumental structure on foot.

Take pictures of the Bird's Nest, the landmark stadium that hosted China's first ever Olympics before driving back to the downtown area.Your final destination of the day is a local market.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
See the Summer Palace, a former imperial summer resort and the largest and best-preserved imperial garden. Then explore the Hutongs of Beijing by taking a rickshaw around these old neighborhoods and visit a local's home to learn more about th culture and the daily life of the people. The Chinese Paper Cutting experience is included.

Have an a la carte lunch and transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Xian. Your English-speaking tour guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Explore the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in the morning and appreciate the undeniable excellence of ancient Chinese craftsmanship. Drive back to Xian's city center to have a traditional, home-cooked lunch at a local's home.

Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum next. Have a delicious dumpling dinner in the evening while enjoying a Tang dynasty music and dance show. Please note that travellers who have booked this trip for December, January, February and March will have to arrange the dinner and evening activities on their own for this day, since the theatre will stay closed during these months.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Observe the local people's life at the City Wall Park and take part in the one-hour Tai Chi Practice. Visit the ancient City Wall of Xian and enjoy a panoramic view of the city while strolling on the brick road that travels on the top of the wall. You also have the option of renting bicycles and enjoying a ride.

After having an a la carte lunch, head for the Shaanxi History Museum. and the Great Mosque, one of the most famous mosques in China. Explore the Muslim Street where the mosque is located.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Catch a morning flight to Guilin. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area. Your Guilin sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the famous Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Drive to your hotel and check in.
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  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Drive to the pier and appreciate the picturesque scenery of the Li River. Board a cruise and sail from Guilin to Yangshuo. The lunch onboard the river cruise will be a box lunch that might not suit your taste. So we suggest that you enjoy a hearty breakfast in the hotel in the morning.

Disembark at Yangshuo after about 4 hours of cruising. Get the chance to explore rural Yangshuo and enjoy beautiful sceneries. Visit a local family and learn more about life in the Chinese countryside. After visiting the West Street, we drive back to Guilin.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Catch a morning flight to Chengdu after breakfast. Meet your guide outside the baggage claim area in the airport and transfer to the hotel. You are free for the reminder of the day.
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  • Breakfast
4 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Start your Chengdu tour by driving to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. See these adorable creatures in their natural environment. Morning is the best time to see these creatures since they are very active during this time of the day.

Travel to Broad and Narrow Alleys, where old houses built during the Qing dynasty have been turned into tea houses, restaurants, shops and bars. Visit the Jinsha Site Museum and watch a 4D film 'Dream Back to Jinsha.' Learn more about the life of the people in this area more than 2,000 years ago. At last, have some leisure time at the Renmin Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5-star Century Diamond Cruise ship with balcony
You are free throughout the morning. Explore Chengdu on your own before your guide drops you at the railway station and helps you board a bullet train to Chongqing in the afternoon. Upon your arrival in Chongqing, your guide will meet you at the station. Visit Jiefangbei CBD and Ciqikou Old Village, and then drive you to the port to board a Yangtze cruise ship which sets sail at 21:30.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5-star Century Diamond Cruise ship with balcony
Reach Zhongxian at around 14:00. Disembark and explore Shibaozhai. See the majestic wooden tower first built during the Ming dynasty. Board the cruise and continue your journey. Attend the captain's welcome party in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-star Century Diamond Cruise ship with balcony
See Qutang and Wu gorges in the morning. Learn more about the gorges and the surrounding areas from your cruise guide. Take a boat to Shennv Stream and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Return to the ship and cruise down the western section of the Xiling Gorge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
Disembark the cruise after breakfast and enjoy an excursion of the Three Gorges Dam. We will
then take you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city from where our driver will pick you up and take you to Yichang East Railway Station for a seven-and-a-half-hour bullet train journey to Shanghai. A guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to your hotel in Shanghai.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
Head for the Shanghai Museum after breakfast. This is one of the top four museums in China. Travel to the Yu Garden and its nearby traditional Bazaar. Learn more about traditional Chinese architecture and see beautiful artificial hills and ponds. Enjoy a farewell lunch at a popular restaurant.

Visit the former French Concession and travel to the city's popular landmark, the Bund, in the afternoon and enjoy a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Your guide will transfer you back to the hotel and bid you farewell.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Check out from your hotel after breakfast and travel to the airport on your own according to your flight schedule. We wish you a nice journey home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Domestic airfare & train tickets
  • Airport pickup service
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • The tour price is based upon twin-room occupancy
  • À la carte lunches as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with the full-board option
  • Tips for hotel porters
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Single room supplement is compulsory for solo travellers at an additional cost and is also available on request
Tour details
Availability Every Thu
Duration 16 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Shanghai, China
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Other Practical InformationSingle room supplements are available on request Children under 12 will receive a preferential rate, available upon request Vegetarian options are available. However, please inform us about it at the time of booking We do not recommend this tour for those using wheelchairs
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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