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Code:PCFChina Highlights 11 Days

Within China contains plentiful wonders and countless cultural experiences. This tour is designed for travelers who wish to experience a wide variety of sites in a short time. In Beijing, admire the past from atop the Great Wall, and peek inside the Forbidden City; visit modern attractions such as the “Bird's Nest” built for the Olympics and the “Water Cube” Aquatics Centre. In Xian, marvel at the life-sized Terra-Cotta Warriors, in Guilin, take a river cruise down the Li River and savor the scenery. The tour ends in Shanghai, where locals and visitors can enjoy a walk along the famous waterfront boulevard, the Bund.

 

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Day 1 | USA - Beijing  

We start our China vacation by boarding a flight bound for Beijing, the capital of modern-day China.

Day 2 | Arrive in Beijing  

Arrive at Beijing. After clearing customs and retrieving our baggage, we meet the tour guide and transfer to the luxury hotel for well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Day 3 | Beijing  AB,L,DP

Our Beijing tour begins with a visit to the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public square. From here, we proceed to Forbidden City*, where for over 500 years commoners were forbidden to enter. Then the Summer Palace*, the summer home of the emperors and royal families, is also visited. On our way back to the city, we make a stop for photo at Qianmen Street. This evening we enjoy a Beijing local cuisine dinner.

Day 4 | Beijing  AB,L,DP

Built to protect its people from northern marauders, the Great Wall* snakes its way thousands of miles across Northern China. Spend time walking atop this man-made wonder of the world, then descending to visit other attractions like the “Bird's Nest” National Stadium and the amazing “Water Cube” Aquatics Centre. Tonight we indulge our plates with the famed Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.

Day 5 | Beijing - Guilin  AB,D

After breakfast we are off to the airport. On the way, we finally stop at the Temple of Heaven* to experience the place of prayer to the emperors. Then we board a flight to Guilin, a lush city renowned for its remarkable natural scenery. Check into hotel upon arrival at Guilin.

Day 6 | Guilin - Yangshuo  AB,L,DS

A meandering river cruise* down the Li River is a delightful way to savor the serene, fairytale scenery of Southern China. We may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds! The cruise ends at Yangshuo. We disembark and wander around the town with visit to the ancient West Street. When the sun sets, we enjoy the local cuisine - Rice Noodles for dinner followed by the fantastic Minority Musical Stage Performance on Li River - “Yingxiang Liusanjie”. The show is directed by Chinese famous director Yimou Zhang. (The admission will be fully refunded if the show is canceled due to any nature elements).

Day 7 | Yangshuo - Guilin - Xian  AB,L,DH

After breakfast, we head back to Guilin by motorcoach. The city tour of Guilin first takes us to the Reed Flute Cave* where fantastic stalactite and stalagmite formations impress us as magical and otherworldly. Board a domestic flight to Xian, the home to the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses, we transfer to hotel and enjoy dinner at hotel tonight.

Day 8 | Xian  AB,L,DS

Made to protect China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang even in death, the Terracotta Warriors* was found by a farmer in 1974 and attracts thousands of visitors each year. After viewing the fine troops, we head to the nearby Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor*. Tonight we watch a Stage Opera of the Tang Dynasty after we are served the Imperial Dumpling Banquet for dinner.

Day 9 | Xian - Shanghai  AB

Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda*, one of the bestpreserved Buddhist temples in China. Pass by the massive Old City Wall and Bell Tower. Then we board a flight to the cosmopolitan city, Shanghai, China's largest city.

Day 10 | Shanghai  AB,L

Our morning tour of Shanghai features a visit to the 16th century classical Ming garden, Yu Garden, followed by a walk along Shanghai's famous waterfront boulevard, the Bund. Enjoy the dramatic skyline along the Huangpu River, then board our coach and drive through the famous shopping district, Nanjing Road. After visiting the Shanghai Museum (no audio service), the remainder of the day is free at leisure to venture into the city on your own.

Day 11 | Shanghai - USA  AB

Our vacation is over all too soon as we board the homebound flight and bid a fond farewell to China.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show
Departure Date Land Only Land & Air Package Single Suppl
07/04/2019 $1300.00 $2400.00
$550.00
07/18/2019 $1300.00 $2200.00
$550.00
08/01/2019 $1300.00 $2200.00
$550.00
08/15/2019 $1300.00 $2200.00
$550.00
09/05/2019 $1400.00 $2200.00
$600.00
09/19/2019 $1400.00 $2200.00
$600.00
10/10/2019 $1400.00 $2300.00
$600.00
10/24/2019 $1400.00 $2200.00
$600.00
11/07/2019 $1400.00 $2200.00
$600.00
12/12/2019 $1300.00 $2400.00
$500.00

• Advertised Land Only Price is per person, in double occupancy, does not include any air ticket(s).

• Airfare included in Land & Air package price is from LAX / SFO / YVR, including applicable China domestic air tickets (Beijing~Gulin-Xian~Shanghai), fuel surcharge and applicable taxes/fees

• For JFK departure, please add $100.

• For other departure cities or different international carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For Child rate (2-11) please see Reservation Info.

Superior Features & Inclusions

  • All five star hotel accommodations:

    Beijing....................................................................Fairmont Beijing (5★)

    Xian.................................................................. Sheraton North City (5★)

    Guilin............................................................. Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (5★)

    Yangshuo.............................................................Green Lotus Hotel (5★)

    Shanghai..........................................InterContinental Shanghai Jing'An (5★)

  • Daily comprehensive sightseeing program as outlined in the itinerary.

  • Fine meals as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines:

    Beijing............................................... Peking Duck Banquet, Local Cuisine

    Xian.................................................................Imperial Dumpling Banquet

    Yangshuo................................................................ Rice Noodles Banquet

  • Special entertainments:

    Xian.................................................................. Tang Dynasty Stage Show

    Yangshuo................................“Yinxiang Liusanjie” Stage Show on Li River

  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout China.

  • Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.

  • A bottle of mineral water is provided on the bus every day.

  • Select city packages are available for you to extend your trip before or after the tour. See City Packages for more information.

Beijing
8 Yong An Dong Li Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District Beijing China
+86 10 8511 7777
Guilin
1 North Shanhu Road Guilin China 541001
86 773 2822881
Yangshuo
1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo, Guilin Guangxi China 541900
86 773 888 6666
Xian
No. 32 Wei Yang Road, Xian, Shaanxi 710014 China
29-8886-6888
Shanghai
No.500 Hengfeng Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai, P.R.China
+86-21-52539999

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

Beijing

The capital of the most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China. With a population of 21.5 million people, it is the nation's second-largest city after Shanghai. It was also the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911.

Tian'anmen Square (天安門廣場)

Located at the city center, Tian'anmen Square is a must-visit place in Beijing, where you can see the Tian'anmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, and other remarkable buildings. Thousands of people come to the Square every day. 

Forbidden City (故宮)

A palace complex located in centtral Beijing, the Forbidden City was the home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties - the years 1420 to 1912, and now houses the Palace Museum. In 1987, it was declared a World Heritage Site, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

Summer Palace (頤和園)

A vast ensemble of lakes, bridges, pavilions, gardens and palaces in Beijing. In Qing Dynasty, it was an imperial garden mainly dominated by Wanshou Hill and Kunming Lake. 

Qianmen Street (前門大街)

A traditional commercial pedestrian street outside Qianmen Gate, the Street now is an important night life place for locals. It is 840 meters in length and 21 meters in width. composed with buildings in styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).

Badaling Great Wall (八達嶺長城)

Badaling, being the best preserved and the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, is a must for your tour in China. Badaling Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty (1505) to occupy a commanding and strategic position for protecting the Juyongguan Pass (居庸關) on its south, further protecting the city of Beijing. It has undergone restoration, and in 1957 was the first section of the Great Wall to open to tourists. 

Water Cube (水立方)

The National Aquatics Center is colloquially known as the Water Cube (水立方). It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is not an actual cube, but a cuboid (a rectangular box). The structure was specially designed and had a capacity of 17,000 during the games. 

Bird's Nest (鳥巢)

Generally known as the Bird's Nest, the National Stadium is situated in the Olympic Green. It was designed and built as the main stadium of 2008 Summer Olympic Games. It took five years to complete and is one of the largest steel structures in the world.  

Temple of Heaven (天壇)

Also a UNESCO World H, Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in central Beijing. It was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynsdties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Hall of Prayer, the magnificent and largest building in the complex, is completely wooden, with no nails. 

Guilin

Guilin is a city in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. It is a beautiful scenic city surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and studded with sheer sided karst mountains.

Li River Cruise (漓江遊船)

One of China's top tourist destinations, the Li River is honored to be the largest and most beautiful karst gallery of the world, making it a must see during your Guilin vacation. As it sparkles in the sunlight, the river meanders through lush mountains like a liquid jade belt. The essence of the Li River is well represented in the section from Guilin to Yangshuo. A cruise between the two places offers you the best way to appreciate the scenery and is one of the best things to do in Guilin.

Reed Flute Cave (蘆笛岩)

This limestone cave with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations is truly worth a visit. Walk around the various artificially lit formations. Enjoy a brief laser/ light / music show inside the cave. 

Yangshuo

Located 65 kilometers (40 miles) away from Guilin, the passing-by Li River releases all her glamour in this town. As one of the most beautiful counties of China, Yangshuo presents peaceful rural scenery with distinctive log cabins dotted among wide fields and terraces.

West Street (西街)

The history of West Street dates back to over 1400 years ago. Since the street is popular with locals and foreigners alike, signs are written in both Chinese and English. Due to the relatively high number of foreign visitors, West Street of Yangshuo is also known as "Foreigners Street", many locals speak some English unlike Chinese towns of its size. 

Impression Liusanjie (印象 ‧ 劉三姐)

Enjoy a night at the ‘Impression Liusanjie’ in Yangshuo, a unique performance that takes place in one of the world’s largest natural theaters on the banks of the Li River. Framed by mist-cloaked mountains, the setting forms an impressive backdrop to the Zhang Yimou–directed show. Sit enthralled as hundreds of locals appear to float along the river, all choreographed to perform stories from Yangshuo culture. 

Xian

Once known as Chang'an in ancient times, Xian is more than 3,000 years old. it marks the Silk Road's eastern end and for 1,000 years was the capital for 13 dynasties. Today, Xian is worth visiting for its abundant historical ruins, museums, and cultural relics.

Terracotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇兵馬俑)

A collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Buried with the emperor in 210-209 BCE, the purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures including warriors, chariots and horses were discovered in 1974 by local farmers. A museum complex has since been constructed over the area, with the largest pit enclosed within with a large structure.

Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇陵)

Located 25 miles to the city center of Xian, Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang was constructed over 38 years, from 246-208 BC, and is situated under neath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid surrounded by various sites of the extensive necropolis, including the Terracitta Warriors. The mausoleum including the Terracotta Warriors, are listed as World Heritage Sites. 

Ancient City Wall (古城牆)

It is also known as the Ming Dynasty City Wall that surrounds the city of Xian. The City Wall is well-preserved and was re-constructed in the 14th century during the early Ming Dynasty.  

Imperial Dumpling Banquet (餃子宴)

Dumpling is a famous type of traditional food in China. The Xian Imperial Dumpling Banquet is well-known for a dazzling variety of fillings and flavors including vegetables, meat, seafood. 

Tang Dynasty Stage Show (唐樂宮歌舞)

A pride of the city. Hosted at the "Tang Dynasty Palace", a leading entertainment theatre in Xian, this legendary venure offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the fabulous performance of Tang Dynasty dance and music.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔)

This spectacular Buddhist pagoda was built originally in 652 during Tang Dynasty to hold Buddhist writings and figurines that were brought to China from India by Buddhist Xuanzang. Today it is one of the most important historical landmarks of Xian.  

Bell Tower (古鐘樓)

Built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty and located at the city's central axis together with Drum Tower, Bell Tower is a symbol of Xian and one of the grandest of its kind in China, containing several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. 

Shanghai

Described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China, Shanghai is China's largest city renowned for its skyline, museums and historic buildings such as those along The Bund, as well as the City God Temple and the nearby Yu Garden.

The Bund (外灘)

A waterfront area in central Shanghai, The Bund stretches one mile along the bank of the Huangpu River on the section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai, stands some 52 buildings of various Western classical and modern styles. 

City God Temple (城隍廟)

Located in the old city of Shanghai, this famous temple is dedicated to three gods as the protectors of the city. Its surrounding area and vicinity is a large commercial district that hosts an array of shops, restaurants, teahouses, as well as the exciting temple fair events.   

Yu Garden (豫園)

Laid out in the Suzhou style and located beside the City God Temple, Yu Garden is an extensive Chinese garden first built in 1559 by a retired governmor as a comfort for his parent in his old age. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai. 

Nanjing Road (南京路)

The busiest shopping street of Shanghai, Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. Here stands most of Shangghai's oldest and largest department stores, as well as a variety of domestic retail outlets, and some traditional eateries with a long history. 

Shanghai Museum (上海博物館)

Shanghai Museum, located on the People's Square, is a museum of ancient Chinese art, has a collections of over 120,000 historical artifacts, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, and paintings.  

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