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Beauty of China

Beauty of China

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 22 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1463 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1641 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Upon arrival at Beijing airport, our guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2: Begin to explore Beijing from paying a visit first to the largest and grandest square in the world – Tiananmen Square. As walking through the square, you will come to the magnificent Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world. Then, you will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys for a Hutong Tour, and pay a visit of a local family as well as have the lunch with local neighborhoods. Then go on to appreciate the fantastic Summer Palace, the biggest and best-preserved imperial garden so far. (B+L)


Day 3: The sightseeing today starts from exploring the great Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties had worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Afterwards, you will be guided to the snaking Mutianyu Great Wall, an uncrowded section with comfortable round trip cable car to take and picturesque scenery to enjoy. As for lunch, it will be offered at an elegant restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. At night, the dinner is arranged to let you taste mouthwatering and authentic Peking Duck. (B+L+D)

Day 4: After breakfast, take a chance to have a close view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way to Beijing 798 Art Zone where you will be able to touch the unique sense of culture and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Xian. Upon your arrival at Xian, your local guide will meet you at airport and then transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is left on your own.
Once was the military-industrial factory complex since early 1950's, Beijing 798 Art Zone has more than 200 art & culture galleries. Meanwhile, it is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village. (B)

Day 5: The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-shaking Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses where you might be shocked by the rows of life-size warriors in order. After a local featured dainty lunch, drive back to the hotel and passing by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda – the sign of ancient Xi'an. Make a stop and choose the best angle to view this "Leaning Tower of China", you will also be amazed by those exquisite architectures and sculptures on the two sides of the square in the front of the pagoda. (B+L)

Day 6: This morning you'll explore the ancient Xian City Wall (Bicycle Riding on the wall is included).as well as the Great Mosque. The City Wall of Xian is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, which was founded about 600 years ago. The Great Mosque is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. After enjoying lunch, head for Shaanxi History Museum to enjoy the precious collection such as murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. (B+L)

Day 7: Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Guilin and have your lunch on board. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up at Guilin airport. Pay a visit to Reed Flute Cave and enjoy the diverse and exquisite stalagmites, curtains, etc. Then appreciate the Elephant Trunk Hill, the landmark of Guilin. (B+D)

Day 8: Today's sightseeing tour will be unforgettable. Take a cruise along the breathtaking Li River where you'll drink in the beauty of the natural landscape. After arriving at Yangshuo, take the electric sightseeing vehicle to go through the small town and experience a wholly different rurality in China. Finally drive back to Guilin and stay at hotel in Guilin city. (B+L)

Day 9: After breakfast, you'd be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Shanghai. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this international metropolis. (B)

Day 10: In the morning, you'll be guided to visit Shanghai Museum where you can appreciate a large number of precious collections, and then ramble around the Bund, a famous waterfront area, which is known as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. After lunch, enjoy a tranquil and happy time at Yuyuan Garden, and then stroll around the Yuyuan Market, a bazaar of selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Finally pay a visit to Tianzifang Lane, a new art zone in Shanghai, where you can find special architectures of old shanghai city as well as a lot of bars, cafes, craft shops, studio, galleries, and boutiques. (B+L)

Day 11: Get to the airport and board your homeward flight by yourself. Your memorable China tour ends. (B)

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Meals: as specified above
- Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide
- Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified
- Transfers: domestic flights and land transfer with drivers as specified
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares: including flights to/from China
- China visa fees
- Tips to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature.

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