Guilin Li River Cruise

China Train Safari from North across South

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

Feel relaxed from the moment you arrive, as our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
 

Good to Know
Group Tours: On the group tours included in some of the cities you will be picked you up at the hotel; our guide will confirm the time each night before the tour.
 
Day 2: Beijing: The Classic Sites
Beijing Forbidden City

Start your day standing on the awe-inspiring Tiananmen Square. Then move on to the Forbidden City, the most famous imperial palace in China, maybe the world!

More unknown but just as magnificent is the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of old would sacrifice for good harvest. On the way you will have a chance to get to know the Chinese traditional medicine culture.

A Chinese lunch, and then breathe the fresh air in the Summer Palace, surrounded by lakes and mountains. It’s easy to understand why the emperors’ choose this as their summer residence.

 
Day 3: Beijing: The Great Wall
Tour to Beijing Badaling Great Wall

Stand on one of the wonders of the world, the Badaling Great Wall, and see it snake into the distance. On the way you will have a chance to see the oldest imperial tombs from the Ming Dynasty, have lunch before heading back to the city.
While resting your feet onboard the bus from the walk on the Great Wall, you will catch a glimpse of the Olympic Green, the National Stadium - the Bird’s Nest, and the National Aquatics Center – the Water Cube, before returning to your hotel.

 
Day 4: Beijing to Xi'an by High-Speed Train
Xian Wild Goose Pagoda

Enjoy your free morning in Beijing. Transfer to train station for high-speed train to Xi'an, which takes about four and a half hours on the fast and comfortable compartment.

Upon arrival, meet your Xi'an guide and transfer to hotel. 

 
Day 5: The Terracotta Warriors
xian terracoraacotta warriors and horses army

One of the most memorable experiences in China waits: seeing the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Each one is subtly different; some say they must have been based on real people. After lunch you visit Banpo ancient village with thousands of years of history.

 
Day 6: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight

Transfer to airport for flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, your Guilin guide will greet you at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel for check-in.

 
Day 7: Guilin: Li River and Yangshuo
Guilin Li River Cruise

A cruise down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo offers stunning natural scenery along the way. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. Simple lunch is provided onboard. Arrive at Yangshuo pier at around 2 pm (depending on water level and weather). After strolling along the narrow roads on the Yangshuo Market, transfer back to your hotel in Guilin.

 
Day 8: Free Time in Guilin and Bullet Train to Guangzhou
the elephant trunk hill

You will have a full morning to see the beautiful city of Guilin by yourself.
In the afternoon, your guide and driver will escort you to train station for bullet train to Guangzhou, which takes no more than 3 hours of comfortable ride. After arrival, meet your Guangzhou guide and transfer to hotel.

 
Day 9: Guangzhou: Historical Sights
guangzhou chen family ancestral hall

Guangzhou was not always the metropolitan city it is now; you get to see a glimpse of the history through visits to the Chen Family Temple, Lizhiwan canal area and Qing Ping Market. Ranked by our customers and those on TripAdvisor as one of the best attractions in the city
After lunch, visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, built in memory of the founder of the first Chinese republic, and the Six Banyan Pagoda.

 
Day 10: Hong Kong

We will escort you from your hotel to the train station, ensuring your catch the direct though train to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, meet your Hong Kong guide and transfer to hotel.
For things to do while in Hong Kong, see our web page: http://www.chinahighlights.com/hong-kong/. Most service people speak good English.
We recommend Temple Street night market in Kowloon near you hotel, open from 4pm to midnight. There is an astonishing variety of clothing, electronic gadgets, luggage etc. Even if you’re not into shopping, the narrow streets and atmosphere are an experience to remember.

 
Day 11: Hong Kong

Continue to explore Hong Kong, for retail therapy we recommend Causeway Bay, one of the largest concentrations of shopping and entertainment complexes.

 
Day 12: Depart Hong Kong

We take you from your hotel all the way to the check-in desk, so your vacation continues until the last moment.

 
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