Countryside view in Guilin

Classic Wonders

Classic wonders 10 years celebration Book before Oct. 31, 2018

for a complimentary Beijing Roast Duck Dinner or Bund Night View Dinner. Inquire for details.

11-Day Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
Day 1–3 Beijing
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall night tour
2h
Day 4-5 Xi'an
  • Terracotta Army
  • Cave dewelling
2h
Day 6-8 Guilin
  • Li River cruise
  • Yangshuo rural fun
2.5h
Day 9-11 Shanghai
  • Awesome skyline
  • Ancient garden

Highlights

  • Discover the hidden halls in the Forbidden City
  • Explore the only section of the Great Wall that opens at night
  • Meet the Terracotta Army and make a warrior figurine with your hands
  • Taste ethnic minority food at the Longji Terraced Rice Fields
  • Escape to see the most beautiful countryside on a Li River cruise
  • Listen to historical stories about the Bund in Shanghai
the intinerary of China Classic Wonders Tour
Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US$2,989 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

This 11-day suggested itinerary covers not only China's Golden Triangle cities — Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai — but also includes a classic natural wonder, Guilin, which offers views of rural China as you will have imagined them to be.

The itinerary below is only one possibility. Tips to tailor-make your trip are offered as inspiration. Send us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

Open All
Day 1Beijing Arrival

Welcome to majestic Beijing! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your private tour guide will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer you to your hotel in a private car. Your luggage and hotel check-in will be taken care of.

Tips to Tailor-Make Your Tour

  • Worried about jet lag? You may start the tour with a relaxing free day to adjust.
  • If you are an energetic person, we can fill your first day with activities you enjoy.

Just send us your preferences on the form to the right.

Hotel options:
Penta Hotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Day 2The Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City
Day 3The Summer Palace and Great Wall Night Tour
Day 4Great Wall Day Tour and Flight to Xi'an
Day 5The Terracotta Warriors and a Traditional Cave Dwelling
Day 6Xi'an City Highlights and Flight to Guilin
Day 7Longji Terraced Rice Fields and Ethnic Minority Culture
Day 8Li River Cruise and Idyllic Yangshuo
Day 9Bamboo Rafting and Flight to Shanghai
Day 10Shanghai Highlights with Bund Discovery
Day 11Shanghai Depature
CUSTOMIZE THIS TRIP

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

Trip Notes

Every element of the tour above can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1. Extend the Tour

  • Suzhou and/or Hangzhou: add 1–4 days — water towns, gardens, the Grand Canal, and West Lake
  • Chengdu: add 2–3 days — a panda keeper program, have your photo taken next to a panda, and the Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Hong Kong: add 2–3 days — Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, and a day-tour of Macau
  • Free days: Yangshuo and Shanghai are popular destinations to add one or more free days to explore on one's own.
  • More destinations: Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, and Tibet... Inform us of your interests and we will offer you some recommendations.
China Classic Wonders tour extensions

2. Accommodation

Various types of accommodation are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region. Whatever your accommodation preferences are, our travel experts will seek out and find the perfect one for you.

Most hotels in China allow at most three people in one room. If there are more than three people in your group, we will check if there is family room available or do our best to arrange interconnecting rooms or adjoin rooms.

3. Transportation

China is a huge country, so to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.

China's high-speed rail network is a fast-paced way to travel. We recommend taking high-speed trains for journeys of less than 6 hours to interested customers — please tell us if you are one of them.

4. Meals

Lunches at popular local restaurants are included for you so you can taste authentic Chinese food. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.

Vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free — all your dietary requirements can be taken care of by our experienced private guides. Let us know if you have any of these dietary requirements during your booking.