Tour Itinerary of Guangzhou - Guilin Train Excursion

7-Day Guangzhou and Guilin Tour (CHT-BG-07)

See China's manufacturing heartland and then beauty at it's best in this Guangzhou and Guilin combination.

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Day 1

 

Place & Transport: Arrive in Guangzhou, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Guangzhou)

 

Accommodations: Ocean Hotel Guangzhou (Economy) 

 

Day 2

Place & Transport: Guangzhou
Today's Activities: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Chen Ancestral Shrine, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Lianxiang Restaurant

- Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (1 hour): A world famous ancient Buddhist temple, built 1460 years ago. The pagoda in it is quite colorful and houses some thousand Buddha statues, thus it has got another name "Thousand-Buddha Pagoda." The ancient temple features a towering colorful pagoda, luxuriant trees and historic and cultural relics. Because of the splendid pagoda, this temple was selected as one of the top ten scenic spots in Guangzhou.
- Chen Ancestral Shrine (1 hour): Chen Ancestral Shrine was built in 1867 in an architectural design and decoration in traditional Guangdong style. The temple is especially renowned for its beautiful craftsmanship. Historical figures, legends, and scenes are represented in many art forms, including wood carving, brick carving, pottery carving, brass and cast iron. These artistic and historical attributes make Chen Ancestral Shrine an important attraction in Guangzhou.
- Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (1 hour): a memorial building built in 1931 with the funds raised by the Guangzhou people and overseas Chinese in memory of Sun Yat-sen.
- Lianxiang Restaurant: Lotus Restaurant is a restaurant with a history of over one hundred years. It is famous for its Cantonese cooking and Dim sun, especially the Moon cake.

Accommodations: Ocean Hotel Guangzhou (Economy) 

 

Day 3

 

Place & Transport: Guangzhou to Overnight train
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Day 4

 

Place & Transport: Overnight train to Guilin, Train No. K36/K37 (Guangzhou Railway Station - Guilin Railway Station) Dep 17:50 - Arr 06:30
Today's Activities: Train station Transfer (Guilin)
Meals: Breakfast

 

Accommodations: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy) 

 

Day 5

Li River Cruise
 

Place & Transport: Guilin
Today's Activities: One day Li River Memory Seat-in-coach Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

--One day Li River Memory Seat-in-coach Tour: We will pick you up at your hotel lobby. The guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to prearrange the meeting time. First you will be transferred to Zhujiang Wharf where you can embark on your boat. Li River, the most beautiful river in Guilin, is 5A scenery spot, which looks like a green ribbon winding through the mountains. The beautiful hills lining the banks, the beautiful water and the shadow make a one-hundred-li picture. During the cruise, you will have lunch on the boat. Your destination is Yangshuo County. Lastly, proceed to Yangshuo Market. Then be transferred back to your hotel form Yangshou. Your guide and driver will choose the best route for the tour that day based on your hotel's location and the day's traffic conditions.

Accommodations: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy) 

 

Day 6

 

Place & Transport: Guilin to Overnight train
Today's Activities: Half day of city Highlights (Seat-in-coach Tour)
Meals: Breakfast

--Half day of city Highlights (Seat-in-coach Tour): We will pick you up at your hotel lobby. The guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to prearrange the meeting time. First visit Reed Flute Cave, Known as 'the Palace of Natural Arts' this large and well-presented cave system has some remarkable formations. Then proceed to Elephant Trunk Hill, It is a national 4A scenery spot. The stone drooped into the water like an elephant drinking the water of the Li River. Lastly visit Fubo(Whirlpool) Hill, Fubo Hill is a 4A scenic spot of national grade. It is cliffy, propping up from the ground, famous for the Pearl-Returning Cave (nearly 350 steps to enjoy the view). After lunch ,then be transferred back to your hotel. Your guide and driver will choose the best route for the tour that day based on your hotel's location and the day's traffic conditions.

 

Day 7

 

Place & Transport: Overnight train to Guangzhou, Train No. K950/K951 (Guilin Railway Station - Guangzhou Railway Station) Dep 21:20 - Arr 08:42, connect Train No. K35/K38 Dep 18:04 - Arr 07:25

 

 
 
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Guangzhou, Guilin by shared coach with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    Guangzhou To Guilin Transfer via: Train, T38/T39 (Our arrangements)
    Guilin To Guangzhou Transfer via: Train, K38/K35 (Our arrangements)
    Overnight train To Guilin Transfer via: Train, (Our arrangements)
     
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports/railway stations and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
 
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