Highlights: The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Warriors, Li River Cruise, The Bund
15 days China impression tour bring travelers to see classicial highlights and top attractions such as The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, The Great Wall in Beijing; Xian Terracotta Army Warriors, Guilin Yangshuo Li River Cruise and The Bund Shanghai which lend a overview of China and Chinese culture.
Day 1 Arrival/Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing’s airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city on your own.
Day 2 Beijing
Meals: B, L
Places to visit:The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven
Special Optional Cultural Experience: A Peking (Beijing) Opera Performance
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the incredible Forbidden City, home to China’s Emperors for over 500 years. After lunch, you will be driven to the exquisite Summer Palace, where you will marvel at the opulence of this imperial summer getaway. You will then be drive to visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven, which was where China’s Emperors prayed to heaven. You will then be driven to one of Beijing’s premiere, the Yuanhou Silk Factories, where you will learn about the history of Chinese silk and witness how it is turned, from a simple cocoon into shimmering fabric.
Optional: In the evening you will be mesmerized by a Peking (Beijing) Opera performance in Beijing’s famous Liyuan Theatre.
Note: The opera will have English and Japanese subtitles.
Day 3 Beijing
Meals: B, L
Places to visit:The Great Wall (Badaling Section), the Sacred Road, the Ding Tomb
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the majestic Great Wall (Badaling Section). After lunch next to the Great Wall you will be driven to visit the Sacred Road, the road leading to the tombs of the Ming Dynasty’s Emperors. You will then visit the Ding Tomb, the only excavated imperial Ming Dynasty Tomb. After you will go to visit the Bona Jade Store. Here you will see more than thousand kinds of jade wares that can embody thousands of years of Chinese culture. Those gorgeous products are not only the ideal decorations for companies and houses, but also the best presents for your friends and relatives, such as necklace, ring, earring and pendant.
Day 4 Beijing/Xian
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Hutongs, Xian’s Ancient City Wall
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be taken on a rickshaw ride through the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing’s Hutongs. After seeing how local Beijingers have been living for centuries, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you and take you for a bicycle ride along the top of Xian’s Ancient City Wall to get a bird’s eye view of this amazing ancient city.
Note: If you do not feel like biking on the Ancient City Wall, an electric touring car will take you around.
Day 5 Xian
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: The Terracotta Warriors, Xian’s Ancient Bell Tower, the Shaanxi Provincial Museum
Special Optional Cultural Experience: Tang Dynasty Show with Jiaozi (Dumpling) Feast
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors. After lunch you will be driven to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum to see Xian’s amazing history. You will then be driven to visit Xian’s Ancient Bell Tower, which signaled the time in Xian for centuries.
Optional: In the evening you will be taken to an amazing Jiaozi (Dumpling) Feast followed by the Tang Dynasty Show, which bring the pageantry and music of the ancient Tang Dynasty to life.
Day 6 Xian/Guilin
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Big Wild Goose Pagoda
After you have had breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Housed in a huge temple complex, the ancient pagoda was built to house Buddhist Sutras brought to China from India. After visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel.
Day 7 Guilin/Yangshuo
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Li River Cruise, West Street (Yangshuo)
In the morning after having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier (40 minutes), where you will begin your Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. The scenery along the Li River is often referred to as the most beautiful under heaven. Upon docking in Yangshuo, your guide will escort you to your hotel. After checking in, you will be taken down Yangshuo’s famous West Street, known for its shops, bars, and eateries.
Day 8 Yangshuo/Guilin/Shanghai
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven back to Guilin. Upon arriving in Guilin, you will be driven to Reed Flute Cave. The cave’s many bizarre stalagmites and stalactites make visitors feel like they have stepped into another world. You will then be driven to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin, which offers commanding views of Guilin City and the Li River. After visiting Guilin, you will then be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore this amazing cosmopolitan metropolis on your own.
Day 9 Shanghai
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market
After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the Shanghai Museum, arguably the best museum in China. You will then stroll down The Bund, and the nearby Nanjing Road, known as the number one shopping street in China. After visiting Nanjing Road, you will visit the ancient Yu Garden, which is the only surviving ancient garden in Shanghai. After visiting the garden you will be taken to the Yuyuan Market located outside the garden, where you will be amazed at the quality and quantity of beautiful items for sale. The Yuyuan Market is extremely popular with visitors and locals alike.
Day 10 Shanghai/Departure
On this, your last day in China, you will be free to step out into Shanghai for an adventure on your own before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.
Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.
Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.