11 Days Ancient and Scenic China Family tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

More outdoor activities arranged in this tour. Except for Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, your family will enjoy the picturesque Guilin. Cycling in Yangshuo countryside and rafting along the Yulong River, get closer to the most beautiful landscape.

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

After arrival in Beijing Capital Airport. Our Beijing guide will hold a sign ”Lead to China” to pick your family up warmly and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: No meal
Day 2 Beijing

A buffet breakfast & real fresh coffee will kick start your day. Your private guide will be on time and waiting in arrivals.
First stop, Tiananmen Square. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.
Next visit the Forbidden City, which is 24 emperor's palace in Dynasty Ming and Qing. It is the ancient palace which has the largest scale, most magnificent, and best reservation in the world.
After that you will have a rickshaw tour to Beijing ancient Hutongs, you will get to know about Beijing's courtyard, history,layout and culture. You will have a chance to visit a local family and learn to make dumpling for lunch there. 
In the evening, enjoy Peking Duck dinner in Fangzhuang Quanjude Restaurant and Kungfu Show in Red Theater.
After sightseeing, be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Beijing

In the morning, you take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument—Great Wall(Mutianyu section, less crowed). Take a cable car up to the Great Wall, climbing up the venerable ramparts, you will marvel at this great construction. On the way down, those of you feeling adventurous can choose the gravity-propelled toboggan!
In the afternoon, Explore the construction art and royal dignity in the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden--Summer Palace. (including a boat cruise on Kunming Lake)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Xian

In the morning, visit Panda Garden in Beijing Zoo, your kids will see the lovely Panda here.
Then visit the Temple of Heaven, the sacred altar for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world. Watch local people playing Taichi morning exercises.
Fly to Xian in the afternoon, be met by Xian guide and transfer to your hotel.
** You can also choose to take China High Speed Train to Xian (about 4.5 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Xian

In the morning, visit one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world-Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The terracotta warriors and horses of life size are arranged in battle formations at the museum. Learn how to make terracotta warriors at Art Ceramics Factory.
Lunch will be arranged at restaurant in 5 star hotel--Huaqing Aegean Hot Spring Resort & SPA.
Drive back to city area, have a cycling tour in Ancient City Wall--the best preserved ancient city wall in China. The wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide encircles the city and is perfect for panoramic view of the city.
Followed by a relaxing wandering around the bustling and lively Muslim Street, where you can taste the most famous Xian food and experience local culture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Xian to Guilin

First site to visit today is Shaanxi Historical Museum, where over 300,000 invaluable historical items are on exhibition.
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda-- the very important Buddhism temple in China.
After sightseeing, be transferred to Xian airport and fly to Shanghai. Be met by our Shanghai guide and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Guilin to Yangshuo

Today you will enjoy the Li River cruise, which costs about 4-4.5 hours. Li River is the essence of landscape in this area, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is reputed as 'A Hundred Miles Gallery'. Have a buffet lunch on board.
Disembark in Yangshuo town,pass by the West Street. After check-in your Yangshuo hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Yangshuo and the West Street.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Yangshuo

Biking and Yulong River Bamboo Rafting: We’ll bike to a pier on the Yulong River and ride small bamboo rafts. Floating down the Yulong River–also known as the Lesser Li River–we’ll spy water buffaloes wandering the shores, past terraced paddies and dramatic mountain peaks looming in the distance.
For those who want to see the moon-shaped hill, continue by bicycle on to the mysterious Moon Hill Mountain.
Overnight in Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Gulin to Shanghai

In the morning, be transferred back to Guilin(about 1.5 hours). Visit Reed Flute Cave, which is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years.
After sightseeing, fly to Shanghai. Be met by your Shanghai guide and check into your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai

Today you will taste the feature of Shanghai both "Classic and Modern".
First stop is Yu Garden, which reflects a very typical southern China garden style. Jagged pavilion with elegant decoration, glittering pools with roving fish, sprouting pine trees, all these pleasant scenes refresh your mood. Continue to visit the nearby Yuyuan Market which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai.
After that, visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Drive to Pudong New Area to explore the modern Shanghai. Visit Oriental Pearl Tower where you can get a magnificent view of the city’s ever-changing modern skyline and the kids will have fun in the wax museum on the first floor.
Lastly, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund to appreciate the historical architecture and the skyline of this modern city along the Huangpu River.
In the evening, enjoy a breathtaking Acrobatic Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Your private car/van, driver and guide will be ready and waiting at your hotel lobby to get you to the airport on time. Sit back and relax as they help you check-in and escort you to the correct security gate

Meals: Breakfast
It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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