17 Days Historical, Modern, Natural, Cultural Cities Budget Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

Xian Snack Kingdom & Islamic Culture & Unique Mosques-Muslim Street,World Largest Underearth Military Museum-Terracotta Warriors Museum,Giant Panda & Baby Panda-Panda Breeding Base,You are certain to get Lifelong China Tour Memory

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

After you arrive in Beijing, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 2 Beijing

Morning picked up in your hotel and began your tour in Beijing. You will start your Beijing day trip from the Temple of Heaven, the largest building complex for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world(90 minutes). Then visit Tiananmen Square including Tiananmen Rostrum, the symbolic landmark of Beijing and China and other main buildings such as National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, parliament building of China, etc(30 minutes). Afterwards, visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world(2 hours). After lunch, visit Summer Palace, the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden in the world(90 minutes).

Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Beijing to Xian

After breakfast, first visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Climb up the Great Wall, well-known for the longest defense wall in the world. (Cable Car is optional)(2 hours). After lunch, visit Ming Tombs – Dingling, the mausoleum of Emperor Yongle who was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty(1 hour).

When tour is over, you will be transferred to the train station by tour guide and driver
In the evening, board an overnight soft sleeper train to Xian( around 12 hours).

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Xian

Today you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum to explore more Chinese history through the invaluable antiques(1.5 hours). Then visit the Forest of Stele Museum, a museum for steles and stone sculptures(1 hour); and the Muslim Street, along the sides of which are unique shops mainly runed by the Hui People(1.5 hours). You will also visit the best preserved ancient city wall in China, Xian City Wall(30 minutes).

Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Xian-Yichang

Today you will go to take a Terrecotta Warriors and Horses travel, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century (2 hours); and Qin Tomb, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (1 hour). Take the flight to Yichang for your Yangtze cruises tour.
19:00-24:00 Check into and pre-board.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 On the Cruise

07:00 Depart Yichang.
08:30 Announcement on itinerary.
08:30-10:30 Shore Excursion For Three Gorges Dam, it is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours.
11:00-15:00 Pass the ship locks of the gorges dam.
15:30 Sailing through the Xiling gorge, the longest of the three gorges that make up the Three Gorges "corridor" of the Yangtze River.
18:00 Welcome Cocktail By Captain.
18:30 Welcome Dinner.

20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 On the Cruise

08:00-12:30 Shore Excursion For Shennong Stream (or Mini Three Gorges), is one of the most important ports of call for Yangtze Three Gorges tour, the crystal clear and unpolluted water flows swiftly.
13:00 Sailing through the Wu Gorge, the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, the Gorge has been known as the Wu Gorge since at least the Three Kingdoms Period.
17:30 Sailing through the Qutang Gorge, the first of the Three Gorges encountered when cruising downstream along the Yangtze River, and it is the most imposing and steepest gorge among the Three Gorges.
18:30 Dinner on Board.
20:00 Chinese Evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 On the Cruise

08:30-10:30 Shore excursion to Fengdu City. Having nearly two thousand years' history and combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts.
18:00 Farewell Dinner.
20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Chongqing to Lhasa

08:30 Arriving at Chongqing, disembark the cruise. Then take a flight to Lhasa for your tours to Tibet. Welcomed by our warmly guide in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Lhasa

Today you'll begin your tour by pay a visit to Potala Palace, which built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence( 1 hour). Next stop is Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place(2 hours). Then you will visit the traditional Tibet Medical Factory to witness how the miraculous Tibetan medicine was produced. At night, you'll stroll around Barkhor Street. This is a famous local handmade crafts market. You can choose and buy some little present to your families, relatives and friends(2 hours).

Meals: Breakfast
Day 11 Lhasa

Today take a visit Drepung Monastery, used to be the most large monastery in Tibet where lodged more than 10000 monks at its summit in the morning(3.5 hours). After that, visit the Carpet Factory. After that, you will visit the Sera Monastery which is famous for its Buddhism scriptures debating in the afternoon(3 hours). Then you'll pay a visit to the park, built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both administrative and religious purposes Norbulingka Park(2.5 hours).

Meals: Breakfast
Day 12 Lhasa to Chengdu

Today you'll take a flight to Chengdu. Welcomed by our warm guide in Chengdu. Then driven to check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfasat
Day 13 Chengdu to Guilin

Today you will visit Wu Hou Temple, peaceful and attractive gardens surround several halls, including one dedicated to his memory and another to that of his emperor Liu Bei, some impressive statues, a small museum, a famous Tang Dynasty stele and the classic red wall leading to Liu Bei's tomb(1.5 hours). Then come to Du Fu Thatched Cottage, a museum and memorial for Du Fu (712-770 AD), often called China's greatest poet, surrounded by a large and beautiful garden(1.5 hours). Next you will proceed to Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovable pandas(2.5 hours).

After that, take a flight to Guilin. Welcomed by our guide in Guilin. Transfer to check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 14 Guilin to Yangshuo to Guilin

Picked up by the guide and the driver in the morning.

First enjoy the nice Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with the Lunch on the cruise, which is the most beautiful landscape in China. Cruise on the Li River will help you to get rid of the noise and press from the city (4 hours ). Then visit the oldest street in Guilin with about two thousand years' history, the West Street (2.5 hours ).
Drive back to Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on the cruise
Day 15 Guilin to Hong Kong

Today you will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the must-see attraction in Guilin (1 hour).  

Then visit Reed Flute Cave, which is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. (1 hour)

Then visit Seven Star Park. With elegant mountains, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, valued cultural relics, clear water and plentiful animals and plants, Seven Star Park becomes very popular since the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties. It got its name from the seven peaks that are supposed to resemble the star pattern of the Big Dipper constellation (1 hour).

When your activities end, driven to the flight for flight to Hong Kong.

Check in the hotel on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 16 Hong Kong

Free day on your own. You can go shopping here in this shopping paradise and experience this international metropolis.  

Meals: Breakfast
Day 17 Depart Hong Kong

Today you will be transfered to the airport for your departure flight, tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$4319 US$3811
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$4573 US$4065

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary. 
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels. 
4. Three-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified. 
5. Train tickets of Beijing-Xian. Airfare of Xian-Yichang, Chongqing-Lhasa, Lhasa-Chengdu, Chengdu-Guilin, Guilin-Hong Kong. Four-Star yangtze river cruise from Yichang-Chongqing.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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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.

There are no travel arrangements in Hong Kong. I'd like to visit some beautiful places. Can you give me some advices?
Asked by Andy (Aug.10, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Aug.10, 2012) replied:
You must be very tiring then. You'd better have a good rest before flying home except that you have got the energy. Wong Tai Sin, Avenue of Stars, Golden Bauhinia Square, Victoria Peak and Repulse Bay are good choices. These places are really world famous.

My friend have sent me an invitation to visit China. I will visit Hong Kong right now. Do I need special visa to visit Hong Kong?
Asked by Daniela (Jul.24, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Jul.24, 2012) replied:
You need to apply for a visa to visit Hong Kong. Check this with your local Chinese embassy for details. You can also phone us. We will help you.

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