13 Days Splendid China Tour Package from Travel China Guide $2199/- (Posted on Jul 23 2011)

13 Days Splendid China Tour Package from Travel China Guide $2199/-

13 Days SPLENDID CHINA PACKAGE
Tour Code: 103 – $2199/-

13 Days Luxury & Standard Tours of: Beijing – Xian – Shanghai – Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin – Hong Kong

Day 01Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport, you will reclaim your luggage and clear the customs first. Our Beijing local guide will meet you outside the customs, holding a sign on which your name is written. A comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Here we would like to offer some useful tips around our luxury series hotel and standard series hotel for your decent dinner.
Meals: No meals

the great wall of china

the great wall of china

Day 02Beijing
Today’s visit starts from the world’s largest city square, Tiananmen Square, which is an important venue for most of the national ceremonies. Walking northwards across the square, you will come to today’s highlight, the Forbidden City, namely the Palace Museum. It is the existing largest and best-preserved cluster of imperial palace in China. The typical imperial architecture of red walls and golden roofs and thousands of exquisite historical relics will show you a vivid picture of the royal life of 600 years ago. Around noon, as is our practice to avoid the cheap tourist restaurants, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a noted local restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. In the afternoon, continue the tour to the Temple of Heaven, which is the imperial altar of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship for the gods of heaven. In the evening, a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre will light your Beijing night. You will not only enjoy the fancy Kung Fu Show in the form of acrobatics and dancing, but also learn more about Chinese Kung Fu.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 03Beijing
After the breakfast, you will start your Badaling Great Wall excursion. ‘He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man’, as the famous saying comes, it may be a little bit exhausted when climbing the steps, but the unique Chinese history and culture as well as the beautiful scenery will make all your efforts worthy. Then to avoid the shopping site restaurants, we will drive you to have lunch of the famous Sichuan food at a popular local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb, which is a group of tombs of the 13 emperors and their wives and sons and is reputed as the existing largest imperial mausoleum that buries the most emperors and empresses. On the way back to downtown, we will drive you by the Bird’s Nest, where you will have a short stay to take some photos with the huge nest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04Beijing – Xian
Today’s first stop will be the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden of China, and where garden design perfectly merges into the natural beauty. Then you will visit the largest temple of Tibetan Buddhism of Beijing City, the Lama Temple. Being the former residence of the royal family member 300 years ago, the temple earns its fame for the unique combination of imperial architecture and Tibetan Buddhism. Then you will have an a la carte lunch at an elegant local restaurant. The restaurant is well-decorated, which makes clients feel like dining at home. Late in the afternoon, you will take a flight to Xian. Our local tour guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and then a comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 05Xian
The morning will be devoted to the best-known Xian attraction, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be taken back to the Qin Dynasty of over 2,200 years ago to see the orderly ranged warriors and horses as well as the exquisite Bronze Chariots and Horses and weapons. To avoid the mass-produced food at the tourist eateries near the warrior site, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at the well-known best local restaurant. In the afternoon, proceed to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is a seven-story pagoda built in the Tang Dynasty (over 1,300 years ago) to house the Buddhism scripture and statues taken back from India. Then you will go to the best museum in China, the Provincial History Museum. Dinner today for luxury series clients will be the delicate Tang Dynasty Imperial Dinner at the Tang Dynasty Palace (Addr: No.75, Chang’an Road, Xian), at the same time, a fancy Singing and Dancing Show will also give you a vision feast. While for standard series clients, we will serve you a typical Xian Dumpling Dinner and a colorful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance at Shaanxi Opera Theater (Addr: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian). The performance which imitates the royal music and dance will show you the prosperous Tang Dynasty in the 7th to 10th century.
Meals for Luxury series: Breakfast, A la carte lunch, Tang Dynasty dinner show
Standard series: Breakfast, A la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Day 06Xian
In the morning, you will visit another representative Xian attraction, the City Wall. Standing on it, you can not only learn about the history of ancient Xian, but also have a bird’s eye view of the modern city. If time permits, you can also walk or rent a bicycle to ride on the wall by yourself. To offer you a chance to get a close touch of the local people’s life, we specially arrange a local family visit for you. You will not only dine together with the families to taste the true home cooked food, but also learn to cook Chinese dishes from our Chinese food cooking class menu if you are interested. In the afternoon, your trip continues to the Great Mosque, which features the Chinese-style Islamic Mosque – the dominated architecture are flying roofs and painted beams rather than domes and minarets.
Meals: Breakfast, Home-cooked lunch

Day 07Xian – Shanghai
Today you will head to Shanghai. On the way to the airport, we will stop in Hanyangling Museum, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi. In the museum, you will have a close look at the thousand-year-old tombs through the glass floors and the glass walls in the tomb pits. Besides, the advanced Spectra Vision program will reproduce the real life of the Western Han Dynasty about 2,000 years ago. After that, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08Shanghai
Your Shanghai tour starts from Shanghai Museum this morning, where you will learn more about the splendid history of China from the vast storage of bronze wares, chinaware and Chinese paintings. Then to the Yuyuan Garden, an elegant private garden built 400 years ago. A luxurious western buffet lunch will be specially served for you today. It is surely a nice break for the meal since you have enjoyed different kinds of Chinese food in the previous days. After lunch, take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. You will be deeply impressed by different scenes along the both banks of the river – rows of skyscrapers on the east showing the modernness of Shanghai while old western buildings on the west illustrating the history. Then you will have some free time to explore the Bund area on your own. Tonight, for luxury series clients, an a la carte dinner will be served at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines. After dinner, you will enjoy a fantastic Portman Acrobatic Show at Shanghai Centre Theatre. Our standard series clients will have dinner and enjoy the evening activities on their own. We would like to offer some useful tips on dinner around your hotel.
Meals for Luxury series: Breakfast, Western buffet lunch, A la carte dinner
Standard series: Breakfast, Western buffet lunch

Day 09Shanghai – Guilin
We intend to leave the whole morning free for you to explore the city. As our luxury series hotel is quite close to the Yuyuan Garden and its dazzling market, if feel interested, clients may walk eastward along Fuyou Road to the market, where there are many Shanghai-flavored snacks, souvenir stores, traditional fashion shops and popular restaurants. Here we recommend the well-known Lv Bo Lang restaurant for your lunch, which specializes in the featured Shanghai-style dim sum and the delicate Shanghai cuisine. Our standard series hotel is close to the subway station of Line 1, so it is easy for clients to go out to do some individual activities that you are interested. In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Guilin. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin
Today you will take the Li River Cruise tour from Guilin to rural Yangshuo. During the four to five hours’ cruise downstream to Yangshuo, you will see the best scenery along the charming Li River. The limpid river under blue sky, water buffalo patrolling the fields, peasants reaping rice paddies, fisherman floating by on bamboo rafts, all these will let you completely escape from the bustling cities, and have a closest touch with the pristine nature. Lunch will be provided on the cruise today and since it may not meet your expectations, we suggest you have a larger breakfast at the hotel. After disembarking, you will follow our guide to visit the exotic West Street and ride a bicycle to the countryside of Yangshuo (an electric car as an alternative). You will be invited to visit a local farmer’s home during the cycling trip. After finishing the tour in Yangshuo, we will drive you back to Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Guilin Mountains & River

Guilin Mountains & River

Day 11Guilin – Hong Kong
After breakfast, you will visit one of the most famous attractions in Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave, which is well-known for the exquisite stalagmites and stalactites in variety of shapes. Then you will go to the Seven Star Park, which is a complex park comprising Seven Star Cave of Karst formation, historical sites of temple and stone tablets, and beautiful landscape of hills and rivers. The last stop in Guilin will be the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the symbol of Guilin landscape. The hill is named so because it resembles an elephant drinking water in the riverside. You will be surprised by the power of nature at the first sight of the huge elephant. Late in the afternoon, our guide will see you off at the airport for your flight to Hong Kong.

As Hong Kong is an international metropolis with easy transportation system, it is quite convenient for you to tour Hong Kong by yourself. In this case, we only reserve the hotel accommodation with breakfast for you in Hong Kong. Upon your arrival at Hong Kong airport, please follow the signs to take the Airport Express and get off at Kowloon station by yourself. The train will take you 20 minutes to Kowloon station, where you could connect to the free shuttle bus K3 to the hotel directly.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12Hong Kong
A full day is free for you to visit Hong Kong on your own. For our luxury series clients who stay at the 5-star InterContinental Grand Stanford, you could walk westward along the hotel’s Mody Road and turn to left at Chatham Road South, finally get to the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor. Along the Harbor, there are the Avenue of Star, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Centre and finally the westmost Star Ferry Terminal. We highly recommend you take the time-honored Star Ferry to Central on Hong Kong Island. Not far from the pier, at the bus terminus on the Exchange Square, you could take bus No. 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley on the south of Hong Kong Island. You will be interested in the bustling Stanley Market and having lunch at an elegant restaurant.

For our standard series clients who stay at the 4-star Regal Kowloon Hotel, you could walk down to the Avenue of Stars, which is located in Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront of Victoria Harbor. To the west of the Avenue, there is the terminal of the Star Ferry, by which you will get to Central on Hong Kong Island via Victoria Harbor. It is suggested that you walk to the nearby bus station at Exchange Square and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley on the south of Hong Kong Island.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13Departure from Hong Kong
Today you will head to the airport for your homebound flight by yourself. Please take free bus K3 to Kowloon station, from where you can transfer to the Airport Express directly. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the airport. Whatever, we suggest you go to the airport at least three hours before your flight departure to avoid any traffic jam. Wish you a nice trip back home!
Meals: Breakfast

Prices (based on per person and shown in US dollars)
2011 Prices (Valid from Mar. 1st, 2011 to Feb. 29th, 2012)

DATES & PRICES

Grade Luxury Standard
  High season
(Mar 1st-Nov 30th)
Shoulder season
(Dec 1st-Feb 29th)
High season
(Mar 1st-Nov 30th)
Shoulder season
(Dec 1st-Feb 29th)
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
2-5 persons $3179 $4199 $2969 $3809 $2739 $3409 $2579 $3119
6-9 persons $2799 $3809 $2589 $3419 $2359 $3029 $2199 $2739
10 & above $2609 $3569 $2329 $3049 $2149 $2749 $1959 $2419

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Posted by on Jul 23 2011. Filed under Asia, Beijing, China, Great Wall of China, Shanghai, Xian.

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13 Days Splendid China Tour Package from Travel China Guide $2199/-

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