12 Days China Landscape Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, Huangshan, Shanghai

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

You’ll get all what it takes, like graceful room design, comfortable bed and hot water, to remove travelling weariness and restore strength at the cozy hotel after we pick you up from Beijing airport. Tomorrow will be the first thrilling day of your tour in China, just get ready!

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Beijing

The façade of Beijing, the capital city of China for centuries, is always linked to the overwhelming Oriental imperial fashion. Therefore there is no way getting away from grant palaces and halls in Beijing, yet visiting these attractions yourself rather than viewing lots of pictures of them is pretty interesting. We would show you more than their overview. is surely not to be missed during your tour in Beijing.

At Tian'anmen Square  you’ll probe into the sophisticated veins in the ornamental columns, fully appreciating strong bricks and pillars of Tiananmen Wall. Later in the paramount Forbidden City, the details that incarnate royal magnificence are sure to impress you too. The golden throne at the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Hall) definitely boasts off the power of Chinese emperor, moreover, millions of relief sculptures, censers and painting screens convey the same contents with no less vigor. When it comes to Summer Palace , the royal garden, you can still feel the strong tone of imperial grace even via its lotus blossom shaded lakes and the 728-meter-long painting-rich corridor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Beijing

Yesterday is about the majestically standing halls and palaces, today we give you a bouncing profile of Beijing! Badaling Great Wall needs your brave climbing before you can reach the famous stone tablet, which declares proudly that whoever can’t make his or her way through the Great Wall isn’t a qualified hero. On the way back to the hotel, you’ll go past the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube, both of which are the symbolic buildings during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Your heart would be infused with the strength of fighting.

Apart from vigorous Great Wall climbing, we put Changing of Ming Tombs into your playbill today. Changling, the tomb of Emperor Zhu Di in Ming Dynasty, makes itself well match the brilliant achievements and contributions of the emperor with the greatest scale and most exquisite craftsmanship. Just treat such a visit an extension of imperial might and it’ll bring you absolutely big fun. On your way back to the hotel, you can have an exterior view of the modern-styled Olympic Stadiums and.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing-Guilin

Today let us go to Temple of Heaven and have a Hutong tour in rickshaw, learning subtil part of Beijing locals.

The Temple of Heaven used to witness the holy annual ceremony held by the majesty to wish for harvest and harmony, now it silently supports the morning exercise of Beijing locals. You’ll have fun watching the elders playing Tai Chi and swords toned with pride as capital people while appreciating the profound architectural style of the temple. Afterward the Hutong tour in rickshaw gets you much closer to the lifestyle of Beijing locals. Almost all the elements that were once in old movie turn up to greet you and prove their time-honored popularity like Tasty sugared plums, vibrant kites, happy kids and gorgeous blocks of quadrangles.

In the late afternoon you’ll say goodbye to Beijing on the flight for Guilin. We pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Another big joy is approaching you, simply await tomorrow and enjoy new travelling fun in the picturesque Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Guilin

All the miracles of Beijing are creations of manpower, yet farmers in Yangshuo have a better know-how of shaping manmade attractions on the basis of natural force. The best statement of their creativity is Longji Rice Terraces. It’s so amazing to see layers of rice winding from the riverside up to the top of the hills, forming a huge picture of seven stars surrounding the moon.

Near the gorgeous painting of Longji Rice Terraces there is a panorama of ethnic village, Ping’an Village. Yao Women with the longest hair around the world and heavily adorned Zhuang women are highlights of the panorama. You can enjoy exotic Long Hair Dance by those Yao women after paying.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Guilin

Your dream of appreciating the picturesque Guilin can’t come true till you start the Li River cruise. The landscape right before your eyes is so stunning that you would wish to melt into this Chinese ink painting, feasting on the endless parade of Karst mountains, crystal-like rivers, tranquil huts and terrace fields onshore for ever. Moreover, your appetite can be fulfilled with the tasty DIY meals on boat.

You may not come to assume there is any place that combines Oriental and Western tones, however, in West Street, you get it. Your home sickness will be relieved here and your heart will be overstuffed with shopping happiness.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 7 Guilin – Shanghai

Two-day experience of Guilin comes to the end and you are going to move on for the next thrill, Shanghai. We’ll arrange airport pickup and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 8 Shanghai

What Nanjing Road and the Bund mean to Shanghai folks is what Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City to Beijing guys, so we give you quickest access to the two spots to meet your huge curiosity.

Nanjing Road, the world-famous pedestrian street, never fails to make the last shopper among the immense parade of crazy buyers. Nanjing Road knows what is on your mind anytime! Well, how to go on with Shanghai scenery view after the shopping rush in Nanjing Road? Just turn to the Bund. Troops of Gothic skyscrapers tell you how shining the Paris of the East was decades ago. Lit by soft setting sun, the long corridor along the Bund is extreme romantic.

Yuyuan Garden seems to be a Shanghai version of Summer Palace Beijing, yet it differs from Summer Palace with distinctive features of gardens in South China. You may as well compare grace of Yuyuan Garden and grandeur of Summer Palace after visiting Yuyuan. Isn’t it fairy interesting?

Oriental Pearl Tower, the last stop today, brings your affection for the thriving city to the utmost. There you’ll get the best night view of Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Shanghai – Huangshan

Your tour note will be turned to the last chapter, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). The previous three cities describe imperial magnificence, idyllic landscape and prosperous metropolis, then what about Huangshan? Leave for it by flight and the answer is not far away.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Huangshan

Today is all about breathtaking scenery of Huangshan. We arrange the best route for you to feast on the mountain. The cable car ride up the mountain begins from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station, pulling you face to face with the famed Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Meng Bi Sheng Hua (Flowers Blooming out from a Writing Brush), Lian Li Pine and so on. What’s more, you’ll spend the afternoon in the West Sea Scenic Area, taking beautiful sunset into your vision at Cloud Dispelling Pavilion and addicting yourself to the cloud-surrounded West Sea Grand Canyon.

To make a thorough experience of the mountain, you’ll have the whole night on Huangshan. Ocean of cloud, unbelievable shape of rock and mighty pines, which compose the main wonders of Huangshan, will come together to entertain you. Trust it to be the most unforgettable night in your life!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 11 Huangshan

It’s most exciting to watch vibrant sun rise up through million layers of cloud at the summit of Lion Peak. If weather permits, we’ll go grasp the grand sunrise at about 5:00 A.M.

You’re headed for the next stop, the world-famous ancient village Hongcun at the foot of Huangshan after going downhill by cable car and having lunch. The village is nothing short of an exhibition of Anhui fashioned carvings and it looks so stunning that it’s often called the village within a Chinese painting.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 12 Huangshan – Shanghai - Departure

The last day of your tour in China is not less impressive a bit. Tunxi Ancient Street will show you a real panorama of Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival. Affluent Anhui culture penetrates the horse head eaves, black tiles and white walls that light up the shops along the street. Besides, all kinds of cute local products there are worth their prices.

The following stop is Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory. If you’re a big fan of Chinese calligraphy, visiting the ink stick factory will definitely excite you. The elegant ink stick shows you incredible workmanship.

How do you like the playbill? History, culture and landscape are all rolled into one. At last we’ll see you off at Shanghai airport, crowning your tour in China.

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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