11 Days Treasures of China Tour with Xidi & Hongcun
- This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
- This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.
- Tour Code:
- 11 days & 10 nights
- Departure Date:
- Available Everyday
- Private tour guide + Private transfer service
- This package combines 3 charming cities: Beijing, Guilin and Shanghai. Explore city highlights then experience Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages in China are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. They both listed as World Heritage.
Sample Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China, rich in history and culture.
Your lifetime China tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Beijing airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of the day is free of leisure.
Day 2 Beijing ( B,L )
Today’s tour begins to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you’ll enter the splendid Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.
In the afternoon, you’ll marvel at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.
After the tour, back to your hotel.
Day 3 Beijing ( B,L)
This morning tour will take you to size up the world-famous Great Wall (Badaling section), the key symbol of China. Flexible visiting time allows you to enjoy a lifetime trekking trip (1-2 hours’ hiking), or witness the breathtaking views of this man-made wonder by taking a cable car.
After the Wall visit, you’ll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road to explore the Ding Tomb of Ming Imperial Tombs.
Day 4 Beijing & Flight to Guilin ( B,L )
Today, your first stop is the charming Beihai Park, then take a lifetime rickshaw tour the ancient alleyway of Hutongs that are still keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. Youll stop by a Siheyuan local family and experience what their life is like. Lunch will be arranged at your local family, and you can learn to cook some Chinese dumplings if you like.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a flight to Guilin, the finest scenery of China. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet and guide you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.
Day 5 Guilin ( B,L )
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Zhujiang Pier to cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourists and a mile-long natural gallery.
This was what Bill Clinton said: ‘I heard of the name of Li River long ago. Today I visit Li River. It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin. It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings.’
After about 4 hours cruise, disembark at Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Check in your hotel, the rest of today is free to explore Yangshuo and find out why West Street is so popular among tourists.
Day 6 Guilin-Shanghai ( B,L )
Being driven back to Guilin after breakfast (1.5~2 hrs), and have an essential Guilin city tour. The first stop surely is the Elephant Trunk Hill, the city symbol. Then head to visit the fabulous Reed Flute Cave to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers with various shapes.
After the tour, be escorted to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan city of China. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel in Shanghai in private vehicle.
Day 7 Shanghai ( B,L,D )
After breakfast, you’ll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village. Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar. Later visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the great Acrobatic Show.
Day 8 Shanghai & Flight to Mt. Huang ( B,L )
After breakfast, visit the famous Bund to witness Shanghais
skyline, and stroll along China’s No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road. Then ascend the Jinmao
Tower to get an amazing birds eye view of this metropolis. Then
be transferred to the airport for your
flight to Mt.Huang.
Upon your arrival at city of Huangshan (Tunxi), our local guide will
meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at
your own leisure in Tunxi Ancient Street.
Day 9 Mt. Huang ( B,L )
After breakfast, drive 80 kilometers (1.5 hour-drive) to Huangshan Scenic Area and take cable car at Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. After check-in and lunch, you will view Brush Pen Peak, tour Lion Peak and Xihai Grand Canyon, enjoy the sunset glow at the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion, etc.
Stay overnight at the summit.
Day 10 Mt. Huang & Back to Shanghai ( B,L )
Try to get up early in the morning to catch the magical sunrise, after breakfast, tour the Begin-to-Believe Peak to see the grotesque pine trees, after all the exercise, take the cable car down to the foot of the Mt. Huangshan and drive to visit Xidi & Hongcun ancient villages-
reputed as ‘A Living Ancient Residential Museum’ , they were listed as a world cultural
heritage site by UNESCO in 2000.
Evening transfer to Huangshan airport for flight back to Shanghai.
Day 11 Shanghai Departure( B )
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
- Domestic flight tickets from Beijing-Guilin, Guilin-Shanghai, Shanghai-Huangshan-Shanghai with tax and fees;
- Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
- 10 nights hotel accommodations based on twin sharing with breakfasts as indicated;
- Meals indicated in the itinerary;
- Private local English-speaking tour guide;
- Private transfer service;
- Charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.
- International flight in/out of China;
- China Visa service;
- Any service that is not mentioned above;
- Tips and personal expenses.