Essence of Ancient China from Los Angeles
8-Day Beijing, Xi'an and Guangzhou Tour
We will see the highlights of Beijing, Guangzhou and Xi’an to discover Beijing’s grandeur, Xi’an’s profound history and Guangzhou’s vibrant atmosphere after arriving on your China Southern Airlines from Los Angeles.
- Centrally Located Hotels
- Authentic Chinese Food
- Private Cars and Drivers
- Private Guides
- Entrance Fees
- Phone Rental / Wifi Package
- Luggage Transfers
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
- International and Domestic Flights and Transfer in China
- Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge.
- Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
- More people more discounts. Low season, lower price.
- Day 1 Depart USA
Fly from Los Angeles, China Southern Airlines presents a delightful flight for you from Los Angeles. Enjoy the one-day flight crossing the international dateline.
- Day 2 Arrive in Guangzhou
Our Guangzhou tour guide will pick you up upon arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. After check-in, you will have some time to relax before starting you tour.
- Day 3 Guangzhou, fly to Xi'an
Attractions: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Zhenhai Tower, Chen family Temple
Visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Zhenhai Tower and Chen Family Temple. Afterwards, you will fly to Xi’an, where our Xi’an tour guide will meet you at the airport. Check in to the hotel.
- Day 4 Xi'an
Attractions: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory
Today’s Xi’an tour begins with Terracotta Warriors & Horses. After lunch, you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and then return to your hotel where you can explore this ancient yet vibrant city by night if you wish.
- Day 5 Xi'an, Fly to Beijing
Attractions:Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum
Visit the ancient City Wall and learn about China’s history at Shaanxi History Museum. After lunch, you leave for Beijing. Check in upon arrival at the hotel you are free to explore on your own.
- Day 6 Beijing
Attractions: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Today we see the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and Temple of Heaven providing an insight into the ancient capital of China.
- Day 7 Beijing
Attractions: The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Hutong Tour in Xicheng District
No China tour is completed without a Great Wall visit. Today you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall riding to the top in a cable car. Later, weave your way in the maze of alleys at the old Hutong in Xicheng District.
- Day 8 Fly to Guangzhou, Back Home
Flight with China Southern Airlines to Guangzhou, from where you will fly back home to Los Angles. Thanks for choosing is for your China tour. Bon Voyage!
Terms and Conditions
- Airfare/Fuel surcharges/Taxes are subject to change until the fare is paid in full and ticketed.
- A fee that will be charged if the booking is changed or cancelled. Many tickets are non-refundable.
- Normal baggage restrictions and charges apply.
- Entrance Fees:
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
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.
- Private Transfers:
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai by private air conditioned vehicle 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.
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.
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.
- International Airfare to enter or leave China.
Round-trip international flights to Beijing;
Beijing To Xi'an Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements);
Xi'an To Shanghai Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements);
Shanghai To Beijing Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
- Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
- Service Charge & Government Taxes:
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 and hotels.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- 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 carry on 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.
Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement.
The Forbidden City
The Mutianyu Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
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- Flexibility, you call the shots
- Absolutely no forced shopping
- 76% of our customers and their friends come back to us again
Nora was a pleasure to work with. She was helpful, responsive and courteous in all of our exchanges. We exchanged with a few different travel companies before selecting China Highlights, and Nora’s great service and positive attitude was the reason we selected your company.
Louis Aug. 31, 2012
It was a really great trip. My travel partner and myself are definitely fans of China now and look forward to travelling to other parts at some point in the future. Read more
Filip Aug. 31, 2012