21 Days China Panorama Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Yangtze River, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong

This is a long duration China full-view tour. Cover the most famous sights in main tourist cities in China. China is a great country with long history and deeply culture. You will enjoy the natural ecological landscape and unique history of human landscape comprehensively during your whole trip. Now please ready to have such a long journey with us!

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: No meals
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 is the third largest city square in the world. 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 called Gu Gong in Chinese, located in the Center of Beijing. It is the ancient palace which has the largest scale, most magnificent, and best reservation in the world.
Explore the construction art and royal dignity in the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden--Summer Palace.

Free-time Ideas(Optional): Kungfu Show/Peking Opera is highly recommended in Beijing. Your guide can help you get tickets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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 constructions. On the way down, those of you feeling adventurous can choose the gravity-propelled toboggan!
After a lunch, visit Ding Tomb, mausoleum of the 13th emperor of Ming Dynasty.
Drive back to Beijing city, have an exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Village (Bird's Nest and Water Cube).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Xian

In early morning visit the Temple of Heaven, the sacred altar for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world. Watch local people playing Taichi morning exercises.
Take a rickshaw ride to visit old Hutong, you can see the ancient Beijing lanes and quadrangle houses that have been preserved for 700 years, you also have a chance to visit a local family and have lunch there.
In the afternoon, be transferred to Beijing West Railway Station, your Beijing tour ends here. Take Chinese new G High Speed Train to Xian, which costs about 4.5 hours, You will have a view of the countryside between Beijing and Xian.
After arrival at Xian North Railway Station, be welcomed by our Xian guide and transfer to your hotel.

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.
After lunch, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda-- the very important Buddhism temple in China.

Free-time Ideas (Optional): Enjoy the Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Dance Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Xian

First site to visit today is Shaanxi Historical Museum, where over 300,000 invaluable historical items are on exhibition.
Then be transferred to visit 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. Rickshaw, ride, or walk, you call the shots.
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 7 Xian to Lhasa

Send you take your flight to Lhasa in the morning. Your Lhasa guide will await your arrival and send you to your hotel. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Lhasa

This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Lhasa

Today we will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera.If we are very lucky,we may even come across Sera Monastery’s Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard at around 3;00-5:30 in the afternoon.
You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/hat/sunscreen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Lhasa to Chengdu

After breakfast, our guide will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport take a flight to Chengdu.
Upon arrival, pick you up from airport by Chengdu guide and driver. Enjoy your free time!

Meals: Breakfast
Day 11 Chengdu

After breakfast, transfer to visit the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (about 40min driving), where you may have chance to see cute pandas. Then continue your tour to Sanxingdui Museum (about 40min driving), which is recognized as one of world's most important ancient remains.
After lunch you will go to Chengdu People's Park to have a deep breath of fresh air. Verdant trees and various flowers make the traditional pavilions and buildings much more graceful.
After the tour, be transferred back to your hotel.

Free-time Ideas (Optional): Enjoy the Sichuan Opera. Your guide can help you get tickets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Chengdu to Chongqing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Thatched Cottage of Dufu - the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet. And then, go to Jinli Street to do some leisure walk--elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
After that, drive to train station to catching your bullet train to Chongqing.
Upon arrival, pick you up and transfer to the dock by Chongqing guide and driver. Embark Yangtze Cruise at about 6:00pm, depart from Chongqing in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Yangtze River Cruise

07:30 Announcement on itinerary.
08:30-10:00 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.
13:00-17:00 Participate activities on board.
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.
18:00 Welcome Cocktail By Captain.
18:30 Welcome Dinner.
20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Yangtze River Cruise

08:00-10:00 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.
10:00-13:30 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.
18:00 Farewell Dinner.
20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.
20:00-24:00 Pass the ship locks of the Gorges Dam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 Yichang to Shanghai

08:00-10:00 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.
10:00-11:00 Sailing through the Xiling gorge, the longest of the three gorges that make up the Three Gorges "corridor" of the Yangtze River.
13:00 Arriving at Yichang, disembark the cruise.
After your arrival in Yichang our driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, our local guide will welcome you at airport and help you check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16 Shanghai

Today, enjoy your full day city tour that start with the visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, then move to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, and the nearby old street. Next have a bird-eye view of the city after ascending Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World.
After that, you can take a nice walk along the Bund, Shanghai famed waterfront promenade and Nanjing Road, China No. 1 commercial street for souvenir shopping.

Free-time Ideas(Optional): a night cruise on the Huangpu River to enjoy a fantastic view of Shanghai or a breathtaking Acrabatic Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 17 Shanghai to Suzhou

In the morning, take a bullet train to Suzhou.
With 2,500 years of history, Suzhou is an ancient town interlaced by canals and has been aptly nicknamed the Venice of the East. Your sightseeing tour of Suzhou will cover the Humble Administrator Garden, Lingering Garden, take a rickshaw ride to discover the old city area of Suzhou, where the streets, lanes, canals, and dwellings are kept as they were decades ago. You will also visit the flower and bird market, and food market to get a glimpse and taste of local people’s life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 18 Suzhou to Hangzhou

After breakfast, take a bullet train to Hangzhou.
First take a boat cruise on the beautiful West Lake. After lunch at local restaurant, you will visit the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, which was first built in 970 A.D. Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 19 Hangzhou to Guilin

In the morning, you will visit the Lingyin Temple and the Peak Flying from Afar. Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China.
When sightseeing is over, you will be transferred to airport fly to Guilin. Be met by our Guilin guide and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 20 Guilin to Yangshuo

Enjoy the wonderful Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with the buffet Lunch on the cruise. which is the most beautiful landscape in China. Cruising on the Li River will help you to get rid of the noise and press from the city, it will costs about 4-4.5 hours to arrival Yangshuo.
Disembark in Yangshuo town, pass through the West Street. After check-in your Yangshuo hotel, enjoy a Yangshuo countryside sightseeing tour by cycling or using our private car.

Free-time Ideas(Optional): Enjoy the famous Impression of Sanjie Liu in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 21 Guilin to Hong Kong

In the morning, be transferred back to Guilin (about 1.5 hours).
Then 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, transfer to airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Tour ends!

Hong Kong tour is on your own arrangement. (Please let me know if you need tour arrangement in Hong Kong)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$5100 US$4350
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$5700 US$4950

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. Meals as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped private commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four 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.
5. Yangtze River cruise: Based on 2 persons using one standard cabin (two twin beds) with a balcony in 5 star cruise.
6. The above price already includes the service charge of CNY150.00 per person recruited by the cruise company
7. Beijing-Xian/Chengdu-Chongqing/Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou high speed train, Xi'an-Lhasa-Chengdu/Yichang-Shanghai/Hangzhou-Guilin-Hong Kong airfare with airports taxes, fuel charges.
8. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
9. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. Tour arrangment in Hon Kong
2. China entry visa fees.
3. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
4. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
5. Tips for guides and drivers.
6. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
7. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
8. 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.

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