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See the best of China’s scenery in 11 days. Experience the imperial life in China’s famous ancient capital cities-Beijing and Xian. Appreciate the most beautiful natural scenery in Hangzhou and Guilin of China. Explore the largest and most prosperous city-Shanghai which shows the modern aspects of China. Come to see a new China by yourself.

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DAY1Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival, your private tour guide will pick you up from Beijing airport and transfer you to your hotel for free. Rest time of the day is on your own arranged, just relax. 

 
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Capital Hotel /Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel/ Wangfujin Dawan Hotel

DAY2Beijing

Today you will start to discover he history of China by visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.
 
Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world, at 440,000 square meters, and can hold about one million people for public celebration or gatherings. In the square tourists can climb the Tiananmen Rostrum, attend the national flag raising ceremony every morning at sunrise, visit the National Museum of China, and go to the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, in which one will see the body of the great Chinese leader.
Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the ancient time, the emperor claimed to be the son of the heaven and such divine place was certain forbidden for the ordinary people and it is why the Forbidden City is so called. 
The Temple of Heaven is a large park and temple complex situated in more or less the south central area of Beijing. Its center piece is a large tower built, it is said, entirely of wood and not using a single nail. It is said that the main features of the park are its trees and inhabitants.
Summer Palace is regarded as the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. The Chinese call it Yihe Yuan (Garden of Restful Peace), and the landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature, to soothe, and to please the eye. The Summer Palace was listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998.
 
Optional show (not included): Kungfu Show 
Optional meal (not included): Peking Roasted Duck
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Capital Hotel /Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel/ Wangfujin Dawan Hotel

Forbidden City                                           Temple of Heaven                                       Summer Palace

DAY3Beijing

Today you will experience one wonder of the world Badaling Great Wall, and go on to  discover the imperial mausoleum Ming Tombs
 
The Badaling Great Wall locates only 70 km from Beijing. Constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it extends in all directions which is the reason it be called Badaling. Badaling is the most visited section of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall resound in the whole world, it is the first part which open to tourist of the Great Wall.
The Ming Tombs, located in Changping District, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, are surrounded by mountains on three sides. There are 13 Ming Dynasty emperors buried there (along with 23 empresses and a number of concubines, princes and princesses), thus it is also called The 13 Mausoleums. These tombs are the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Capital Hotel /Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel/ Wangfujin Dawan Hotel

Badaling Great Wall                                         Ming Tombs

DAY4Beijing – Xian by Flight

After breakfast in your hotel, your will do a Hutong Tour by Rickshaw. After lunch, take a flight to Xian. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel 
Hutong: The alleys give a wonderful glimpse into the world of yesterday in Beijing. While visiting the Beijing Hutong, you can appreciate the dramatic changes that the rest of Beijing has undergone. You can see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel/ Xian Elite Hotel/ Xian Melody Hotel

Hutong Tour

DAY5Xian

Today you will discover the eight wonder of the world. Terracotta Warriors, and visit Great Mosque, and Muslim Street where you can see the daily life of Xian Muslims.
The Terracotta Army Museum lies 1.5 km east of The Tomb of Qin Shihuang, who unified China 2200 years ago. Emperor Qin, from whom China gets its name, ordered the creation of this model army. It is certainly one of the most memorable parts of any trip to China. The site was made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.In Xian, it is really well worth a trip to see the Great Mosque, not only for its centuries-old history but also for its particular design of mixed architecture - traditional Muslim and Chinese styles. 
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel/ Xian Elite Hotel/ Xian Melody Hotel

Terracotta Warriors                                        Great Mosque

DAY6Xian – Hangzhou by Flight

Tour of Shanxi Province Museum, Big Goose Pagoda. Take an afternoon flight to Hangzhou. Arrive in Hangzhou airport, meet your Hangzhou guide and be transferred to your hotel. 
 
Shanxi Provincial Museum is a tribute to Shaanxi's glamorous imperial past. The museum building was designed in China's grand and elegant ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) style. The newly built modern building recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the study of Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by centuries of weather, war and seismic activity, which destroyed most of the original material of the structure, a pagoda by this name and style still exists on the site. It is filled with beautiful gardens and stunning architecture.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Grand Canal/Holiday Inn Express Hangzhou Grand Canal

Big Goose Pagoda

DAY7Hangzhou

Full day trip to visit West Lake, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Lingyin Temple, Mt Feilai, Viewing Fish at Flower Pond
 
West Lake is like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, which is a symbol of Hangzhou, reputed for beautiful scenery, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. The picturesque lake deserves its fame, with ten scenic views adding natural beauty to the unique cultural value of the environment. 
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon is located in the south central portion of Hangzhou’s West Lake, shown on the 1 RMB note. The name also refers to Xiaoying Island, one of the three islands in West Lake.The three pools refer to the three pear-shaped pagodas arranged in a triangle in the water. Each pagoda has five round holes in t and when it lit candles are placed into each pagoda, the light from these candles together with the moonlight reflecting off the water give the rise to the naming of this feature as “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon”
Lingyin Temple is located at the foot of the Lingyin Mountain, northwest of West Lake, the Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China. Surrounded the temple are majestic peaks and sky -reaching ancient trees, it is really a tourist attraction that can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics and natural scenery. 
Feilai Peak stands in front of the Ling Yin Temple. Unlike any other surrounding mountains, it has various caves formed through underground water erosion, such as the Dragon cave, Yuru cave and the Shexu cave, each with its own legendary story. Multifarious grotesque stones with various shapes on the peak, like charming dragons, running elephants, prostrate tigers and frightened monkeys make the peak like a zoo of stone animals. 
Viewing Fish at Flower Pond: Flower Harbor Park is consisting of Red Carp Pond, Penoy Garden, Flower Garden, widespread lawns and woods, occupying an area of 21 hectares. Flower Harbor is famed for its half-a-year-long flower scenery. A visit to the Flower Harbor is a trip into a picturesque poem. Tourists can enjoy the swarms of carp whilst leaning on the rails of a zigzaging bridge
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Grand Canal/Holiday Inn Express Hangzhou Grand Canal

West Lake                                                   Three Pools Mirroring the Moon               Mt Feilai

DAY8Hangzhou – Shanghai by Train

Morning have breakfast in the hotel, take a high speed train to Shanghai which takes only 1 hour. Arrive in train station; you will meet your tour guide. You will visit Yu Garden, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Xin Tian Di in Shanghai. 
 
Yuyuan Garden is located in the heart of Shanghai's old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty in the Suzhou style by a high official Pan Yunduan in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries. The Yuyuan Garden was considered the best garden in Southeast China. It is a renowned traditional landscape garden in Jiangnan. 
Jin Mao Tower is a very high tech looking building which offers fantastic views of the Pudong, Huangpu Districts, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Jinmao Tower is 420.5m high, and its total construction area is 290,000 square meters. It is the third tallest tower on Earth represents a triumph of modern engineering and architectural theory. 
Shanghai Museum is to the south of the People's Square in the downtown area.As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. 
The Bund is a 1.5-kilometer-long boulevard on the western bank of the Huangpu River. For more than 100 years, it has been the symbol of Shanghai. Shanghai people are proud of the Bund. It shows the culture of Shanghai and the creation of modern civilization to people. 
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Mingde Grand Hotel Shanghai/ Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang / Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

Yu Garden                                                    Jin Mao Tower                                            The Bund

DAY9Shanghai – Guilin by Flight

Be transferred to airport for flight to Guilin. Your tour guide will meet you at the Guilin Liangjiang airport. Today you will visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill
 
Reed Flute Cave is absolutely a must-see attraction which will be the most impressive cave in Guilin. The cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks in all strange shapes.
Elephant Trunk Hill it is located at the confluence of Li River and Peach Blossom River in the southwest of Guilin city and the symbol of Guilin. It looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water hence the name. 
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Royal Garden Hotel/ Universal Hotel Guilin/ Guilin Osmanthus Hotel  

Reed Flute Cave                                              Elephant Trunk Hill

DAY10Guilin

After breakfast in the hotel your will have a cruise Li River to Yangshuo, visit West Street in Yangshuo.
 
The Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an County and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Enjoy your experience in idyllic surroundings.
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Royal Garden Hotel/ Universal Hotel Guilin/ Guilin Osmanthus Hotel  

Li River                                                               West Street

DAY11Depart Guilin

Be transferred to airport for your flight. home. Your enjoyable 11 day Impression China History and Scenery Tour is end. 
 
Meals: Breakfast 

 

Price Inclusion

  • Above mentioned domestic airfare in China with airport taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • High speed train ticket from Hangzhou to Shanghai.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, if you need any special food like vegetarian food might cost more and need to be reserved, inform us in time.
  • Private transfer between airports, hotels and scenic spots. Any separated transfer because of different arrivals will incur extra charges.
  • Private English speaking tour guide and driver. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed.
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Price Exclusion

  • International air tickets in/out of China.
  • Accommodation fee.
  • Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature such as landry, drinks,optional activites or sightseeing which are not included in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees, passport application or renewal fees.
  • Applicable taxes or government fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gratuties, tips to guides and drivers.
  • Any items not specified in the plan.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
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