Guilin Li River Cruise

Train Safari Beijing, Xi’an, Guangzhou and Hong Kong

Destinations: 12-Day Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Guangzhou and Hong Kong Seat-in-Coach Tour
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
Bus Tours: On the bus 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 (Night Train to Xi’an)
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.
Later in the evening our guide will pick you up and help you catch the train to Xian, escorting you safely to your compartment.

Day 4: Xi’an Arrival and One Free Day Exploration
Xian Wild Goose Pagoda

You’ll arrive to Xian this morning, and be met in the station by our friendly guide and driver and transfer to hotel for breakfast and freshen up. You will spend today on your own arrangement, and recommended sights within the city include Shaanxi Historical Museum, where artifacts from the Silk Road and ancient dynasties are displayed,the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi'an and ancient Islamic Quarter.

Day 5: The Terracotta Warriors (Night Train Departure to Guilin)
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.
In the evening our guide and driver will take you to the train station to board the train to Guilin.

Day 6: Train to Guilin

Enjoy a rest on board the train to Guilin, and enjoy the scenery passing by. The train has a restaurant, but it is still best to bring some snacks and water. In the evening we will meet you and take you to your hotel and help you check-in.

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

Glide along the Li River among the scenery famous from Chinese paintings and movies, and enjoy a buffet lunch on board before you arrive to Yangshuo. After wondering along the narrow roads on the Yangshuo Market, you are taken back to your hotel.

Day 8: Free Time in Guilin and Overnight Train for Guangzhou
the elephant trunk hill

You will have a full day to see the beautiful city of Guilin by yourself.
In the evening our guide and driver will take you to the train station, take the night train to Guangzhou.

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.
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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