Classic Wonders

10 Days Beijing  – Xi'an  – Guilin/Yangshuo  – Shanghai

Getting to learn Chinese history in Beijing and Xi'an, enjoy picturesque natural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo, and feel prosperous future of China in Shanghai, all in 10 days.

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior Room)

Whenever your international flight lands in Beijing, your tour guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, to transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. They will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your trip in Beijing is worry-free.

Free Time for Exploration
We leave the rest of the day free for you to be on your own. You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for good dining or places to see.

Good to Know
We offer you free of charge a cell phone SIM card with 50 yuan prepaid fare. This allows you to use your own cell phone in China and to make some international calls back home to family and friends.

Day 2 Hike on Wilder Parts of the Great Wall

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

Hike of a Lifetime on the Great Wall
Start the day with a hike on the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai, a wilder section with fewer crowds. The walls here are only partly restored, providing unique views and magnificent scenery. The hike will take around 3-4 hours. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and get your camera ready to capture the beautiful scenery.

Good to Know
If you feel the hike maybe a bit long, or you are not into hiking, feel no stress to tell your guide any time. He/she will substitute with a leisurely stroll on the wall for a shorter time and length, which does not affect the price of tour.

Jinshanling Great Wall Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall
Day 3 Classic Highlights in Beijing – Flight to Xi'an

Hotel: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi’an (Superior Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

Enjoy a full day visiting classic highlights of Beijing – Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Hop on a rickshaw and ride through the maze of Hutongs to see old Beijing neighborhoods, and chat with a local family. For lunch, order dishes with the help of your guide at a small restaurant hidden in the Hutong alley.

Evening Flight to Xi’an
Transfer to Beijing airport for evening flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, your Xi’an guide will be waiting for you at arrivals, and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

Day 4 Xi'an – the Iconic Terracotta Warriors

Hotel: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi’an (Superior Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

In the morning, uncover the mystery of the underground army dated thousands of years ago at the Terracotta Warriors Museum and site. After lunch at a popular Chinese restaurant, return to the city area and visit the ancient City Wall that has been guarding the inner city for 600 years.

Good to Know
Walking on the ancient City Wall provides a good view of the city. You can also rent a bike to cycle around the wall.

Muslim Quarter Food stands at Muslim Quarter
Day 5 Xi'an to Guilin Flight

Hotel: Sheraton Guilin (Elegant Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

Discover more of Xi’an and China’s ancient history at the Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Learn to make Chinese dumplings, a staple Northern China food, at a local household.

If you have time before you get your evening flight to Guilin, head to the Muslim Quarter and wander through the alley ways to explore and taste the local Hui Cuisine and visit the old Mosque.

Flight to Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Guilin. Upon arrival at the airport, your Guilin guide will greet you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with private car and driver.

Day 6 Guilin to Yangshuo on Li River Cruise

Hotel: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Li River as you cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Get your camera ready and record the unforgettable scenery and moments. You’ll reach Yangshuo wharf near the bustling West Street at noon.

Biking in local villages
After check-in, you guide will choose a bike for you to start the biking tour in local villages. Meet people there and have a pleasant interact.

Li River Bamboo Rafting Bamboo Rafting on Li River
Day 7 Leisure Time in Yangshuo

Hotel: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

You have plenty of time to enjoy your Yangshuo holiday. For this day, we will arrange a Chinese cooking class, which lasts for about 3 hours. It begins with going to the local food market to buy materials and ingredients for your cooking class, then cook 2 or 3 popular Chinese dishes with guidance of a tutor, and taste fruits of your labor in the end.

Good to Know
Impression Liu Sanjie is a quality performance highly recommended for your evening. Put together by famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the show is set on the Li River with karst peaks as backdrop, featuring magnificent folk music and dance.

Impression Liu Sanjie Impression Liu Sanjie
Day 8 Yangshuo – Guilin – Shanghai

Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World (Superior Room)
Breakfast

Wrapping up your Yangshuo holiday, transfer directly to Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet your Shanghai guide at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Day 9 Shanghai – Metropolis of East and West

Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World (Superior Room)
Breakfast & Lunch

China’s most prosperous city oozes vibes of both tradition and modernity. See the typical Shanghainese life at Caoyang New Neighborhood and Shikumen, South China’s classical landscape garden at Yuyuan Garden, and finally enjoy a bird’s eye view over Shanghai on the sightseeing deck of Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Good to Know
There are many evening shows in Shanghai, and the most recommended ones are acrobatics that are top level in China. Ask your tour guide to help you obtain tickets.

The Yuyuan Garden The Yuyuan Garden
Day 10 Shanghai Departure

Meal: Breakfast

As your China trip comes to end, your tour guide, driver and car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your departure flight home. The guide will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check.

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