China Highlights

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  • 11 Days 9 Nights
  • Code: PCF
  • From: $2700

From ancient wonders to natural marvels, this guided tour will introduce you to three of China's most popular and diverse cities. Walk across Beijing's incredible Great Wall, gaze at stoic Terra-cotta warriors in Xian, peek inside the Forbidden City; visit modern attractions such as the “Bird's Nest” built for the 2008 Olympics and the “Water Cube” Aquatics Centre. In Guilin take a river cruise down the Li River and savor the stunning scenery. End the tour in vibrant Shanghai, where visitors can enjoy a walk along the famous waterfront boulevard, the Bund. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to experience the very best that China has to offer. 
 

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
USA - Beijing
DAY 2
Arrive in Beijing
DAY 3
Beijing
DAY 4
Beijing
DAY 5
Beijing - Guilin
DAY 6
Guilin - Yangshuo
DAY 7
Yangshuo -Longji - Guilin
DAY 8
Guilin - Xian
DAY 9
Xian
DAY 10
Xian - Shanghai
DAY 11
Shanghai
DAY 12
Shanghai - USA
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Overnight Stay
Beijing (3 nts) - Guilin (1 nt) - Yangshuo (1 nt) - Guilin (1 nt) - Xian (1 nt) - Shanghai (2 nts)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

USA - Beijing

Fly to Beijing, China’s extraordinary capital.

DAY 2

Arrive in Beijing

On arrival, meet your guide at Beijing airport and relax with a convenient transfer to your luxury hotel for a well deserved rest.
Land only package does not include airport transfers.

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The St. Regis Beijing or similar

DAY 3

Beijing

Today enjoy an introductory tour of Beijing, whose origins extend back 3,000 years. The seat of the Ming and Qing emperors until the early 20th century, China’s capital fuses gleaming temples with austere public monuments built by Chairman Mao. Explore Tiananmen Square*, the world’s biggest public square, and visit the Forbidden City*, the secret-steeped residence of 24 emperors. This UNESCO World Heritage site is girded by 10-meter high walls and consists of more than 8,000 rooms, all exuding imperial mystique. Later, visit the stunning UNESCO-protected Summer Palace*. Walk around this entrancing park, a vision of Chinese landscaping, to view the elaborate bridges, temples, and pagodas that flank Kunming Lake. Then we travel to the Temple of Heaven*, a fascinating complex of imperial cult buildings centered on a sacrificial altar pavilion. Constructed in the early 15th century, the temple compound was used by China’s emperors to perform animal sacrifices that they believed would secure bountiful harvests. Admire the halls and pavilions before making a stop for photos at bustling Qianmen Street*. This evening enjoy a delicious local cuisine dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The St. Regis Beijing or similar

DAY 4

Beijing

After breakfast at your hotel, travel to the Great Wall* or ‘Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li’ as it’s named in old Chinese. Built over 2,000 years ago to stave off nomadic invasions from the north, the gargantuan wall trails for over 5,500 miles across China like an imperial dragon. Stride along the battlements and behold the views over the mountains and valleys stretching into the distance. Cap your day with photo stops at the impressive Bird’s Nest* and Water Cube* stadiums, built for the 2008 Olympics. Tonight savor a mouthwatering Peking duck banquet* for dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The St. Regis Beijing or similar

DAY 5

Beijing - Guilin

After breakfast, catch a short flight to Guilin, whose surrounding countryside is described by the Chinese as ‘unmatched under heaven’. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the buffet dinner at the hotel.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Shangri-La Guilin or Similar

DAY 6

Guilin - Yangshuo

A meandering river cruise* down the Li River is a delightful way to savor the serene, fairytale scenery of Southern China. You may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds. The cruise ends at Yangshuo. Disembark and enjoy wandering around the town with a visit to the ancient West Street. When the sun sets, 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. (Admission fees will be refunded if the show is canceled as a result of inclement weather).

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and show

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Green Lotus Hotel or Similar

DAY 7

Yangshuo -Longji - Guilin

After breakfast, enjoy a day trip showcases the scenery and indigenous cultures of the Longji Rice Terraces. The bus drives along the winding mountain road to the Longji Rice Terraces which has the shape of a giant dragon. Visit a local village and learn about the traditions of the Zhuang people, who have been farming rice in the terraces for centuries and the unique stilt houses. Back to Guilin by coach. Tonight enjoy the Guangxi local cuisine.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Shangri-La Guilin or Similar

DAY 8

Guilin - Xian

After breakfast, check out the hotel and visit The Elephant Trunk Hill Park. The Hill looks like an elephant dipping its nose into the Li River for water. Explore the Reed Flute Cave* and marvel at the otherworldly stalactite and stalagmite formations. In the afternoon, board the domestic flight to Xi'an, home to the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses, upon arrival, transfer and enjoy the special State Banquet style dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Hilton Xian or similar

DAY 9

Xian

Once China’s capital and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the vibrant city of Xian dates back 3,000 years and is best known as the home of the Terracotta Warriors. Unearthed by farmworkers in 1974, this 6,000-strong mass of carved life-size soldiers and horses represent the real army that guarded China’s first emperor, Qin Shih Huang, and were interred with his tomb in 200 BC. After viewing the ranks of warriors, neatly arranged in the battle order of the time, visit the nearby Mausoleum of Qinshihuang* and then return back to the city limits for a view of the ancient city wall. Tonight enjoy the Tang Dynasty style dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and show

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Hilton Xian or similar

DAY 10

Xian - Shanghai

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

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

DAY 11

Shanghai

Our morning tour of Shanghai includes a leisure 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, for you to explore the city on your own. Tonight enjoy the farewell dinner together with your group members.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

DAY 12

Shanghai - USA

Following breakfast, enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast

Call us to make your booking

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YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout China.

Deluxe 5-star Hotel accommodation for your comfort.

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

Daily comprehensive sightseeing program as outlined in the itinerary.

Special entertainments:

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

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

Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.

Airport group transfers in China on arrival(Beijing) and departure(Shanghai). (Land+Air Packages only).

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

Easy recognized luggage tag, badge, and document holder are provided for your convenience.

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

The land package does not include China domestic flight(Beijing - Guilin, Guilin - Xian and Xian - Shanghai) air fare

Beijing The St. Regis Beijing or similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The St. Regis Beijing is located in the heart of Beijing’s quiet, diplomatic compound in a noble setting only 400 meters away from a city highway leading you directly to Beijing Capital Airport or Railway South Station. After a stroll along Wangfujing, a famous shopping street, indulge yourself at our Iridium Spa, complete with a natural hot spring that originates 1,500 meters below the surface. Let us pamper you with additional luxury amenities, such as a stunning glass-walled swimming pool, a 6,000-square-meter landscaped garden, three exceptional restaurants and two signature bars.

Details

  • 21, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, 100020
  • +86 10-64606688

Guilin Shangri-La Guilin or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi 541004 China
  • 86-773- 269-8888

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo, Guilin Guangxi China
  • +86 773 888 6666

Xian Hilton Xian or similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Find us within the ancient city walls of Xi'an, directly opposite the popular Dongxin Street Night Market. Wulukou metro station is 900 meters from our hotel, and historic sites such as the Bell Tower and Big Wild Goose Pagoda are within seven kilometers. We have landscaped roof gardens, an indoor pool, and a spa.

Details

  • 199 Dongxin Road, Xi'an, 710005, China
  • +86 29 8738 8888

Shanghai The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The award-winning Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous West Nanjing Road. Situated in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of the city, our luxury hotel features unparalleled service, exquisite dining experiences and spacious accommodations. Business center and extensive health club with swimming pool and 24-hour gym are also featured at our downtown Shanghai hotel. The Club Level features relaxed lounging, internet connection and sumptuous delicacies served throughout the day. 

Details

  • Shanghai Center, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
  • +86 21-6279 8888

Customer Reviews

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS

Tour manager took care of us well. Local tours guides were very knowledgeable and also very responsive to our needs. More explanation or information of local landmarks or historical places when drive around the cities will make the tour even better.I enjoyed this tours. Great hotels and breakfasts. Lunches and dinners fair.

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By May Ting Ang

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS

这次旅游非常荣幸有James Lu当我们导游。他是我见过最好导游。他的景点, 历史知识非常丰富。英文表达准确, 清楚。我的ABC儿女都赞赏有加。他为人和气、耐心又灵活处理问题。总之我们这次11天的行程、旅店等各方面都滿意。最为值得点赞的是James Ln - 五星级。

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By Rick Soong

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS

Very Good trip!

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By Sun Huang

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