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14 Day China Discovery Tour

Great Wall of Mutianyu - Terracotta army of Xian - Rice terraces of Longsheng - Cruise on the Li River
Unique about this tour:
  • * Cruise on the Li River in a charming little boat
  • * Rice terraces of Longsheng, never miss
  • * Venice of Orient, the city of Suzhou with small gardens
  • * Mutianyu, the Great Wall with much less tourists

Enjoy this unique opportunity to address the diversity of Chinese civilization and its main historical sites such as the Bund in Shanghai, the Great Wall in Beijing, the terracotta army in Xi'an and landscapes in Guilin.

The first approach of the Middle Kingdom will bring you a unique experience. Marvel at this crossing of all China from North to South.

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Services

Included
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver.
  • 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.
  • Hotel: 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.
  • Transportation: train express with seconde class seat from Beijing to Xi’an, , from Guilin to Guangzhou,night train on soft sleeper from Xi’an to Shanghai, flight from Shanghai to Guilin (economy class), Hydrofoil from Guangzhou to Hong Kong
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Excluded
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, Spring Festival, and Canton Fair (15th April – 5th May, 15th October – 4th November)
Optional (Available upon request)
  • The acrobatics show in Shanghai
  • Beijing Opera 
  • Beijing Legend Kung Fu
  • Tang dynasty dances performance and dumplings banquet in Xi’an
  • Beijing special local dinner : Beijing famous roast duck
  • « Impression de Liusanjie » show at Yangshuo

Example Trip to customize

Beijing - Beijing Tian’Anmen Square - Beijing Hutongs  

Welcome To China!

Arrive in Beijing, meet your local guide in the airport, and transfer to the city center. Located at the center of Beijing City, Tiananmen Square is one of the largest city squares in the world.



It was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. At the Promenade near Shichahai (also called Houhai), ride in a rickshaw.



Because of the narrow lanes, taxis cannot enter into the hutongs so a rickshaw is one of the most welcome transportation methods, which can transport you back to the discovery of old Beijing

Standard Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Temple Of Heaven***

Comfort Accommodation: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Regent Beijing****

Day 1

Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall - Ming Tombs  

Walk On The Great Wall

The Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It was built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. In 1987, it was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. And now, millions come to visit the site every year.



Mutianyu is the longest fully restored section of the Great Wall and is open to visitors. There are fewer tourists and even more enticing views than Badaling.



Ming Tomb-Zhaoling is the site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs and was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui (geomancy) principles.



You’ll visit the Ming Tomb-Zhaoling. Zhaoling Tomb takes up an area of 35000 square meters. It is the tomb where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Zaihou and his three empresses are buried.  

Standard Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Temple Of Heaven***

Comfort Accommodation: Beijing: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Regent Beijing****

Day 2

Beijing - Temple Of Heaven - Forbidden City  

Go To The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.



For almost five hundred years, the Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Standard Accommodation: Beijing: Holiday Inn Express Temple Of Heaven***

Comfort Accommodation: Beijing: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Regent Beijing****

Day 3

Beijing - Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda - Xian Shaanxi History Museum  

Learn To Write Chinese

Transfer to the train station and take the train express to Xi’an. After your arrival, meet your local guide and head to the city center. Small Wild Goose Pagoda, or sometimes referred to as the Little Wild Goose Pagoda was built in the year 707 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).



The pagoda is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).



Later, learn how to write with Chinese characters. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum which is near the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city of Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China. The Shaanxi History Museum is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China

Standard Accommodation: Xi’an: Skytel Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Xi’an: Grand Noble Hotel ****

Luxury Accommodation: Sofitel On Renmin Square Xian*****

Day 4

Xian - Xian Erracotta Warriors And Horses - Xian Great Mosque  

Be Stunned By The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which were created about 2200 years ago, were found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang.



It was discovered in the spring of 1974 in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an by a group of farmers who were digging a water well. The Great Mosque is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Promenade in Muslim Street, all the shops and restaurants surrounding are operated by Muslims.



This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs. Transfer to the train station and take the train to Shangai. 

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Day 5

Shanghai - Shanghai Yuyuan Garden  

Visit The Yuyuan Garden

Arrive in Shanghai, meet your local guide, and transfer to the city center. 



You will visit the Yuyuan Garden, which is located in the center of the Old City next to the Chenghuangmiao area in Shanghai. It is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.

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Day 6

Tongli Village - Suzhou Master Of Nets Garden - Shanghai  

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In the morning, drive to Tongli. It is known for a system of canals, and has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". Stroll through this old village and take a boat.



Visit the Retreat & Reflection Garden, which is called Tuisiyuan in Chinese. It was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Following, drive to Suzhou. Visit the Master of Nets Garden (Wang Shi Yuan in Chinese).



It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is far greater than its actual size. Visit one of the local silk factories. Return to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Standard Accommodation: Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel

Comfort Accommodation: Shanghai: Riverview Hotel ****

Luxury Accommodation: Majesty Plaza Shanghai *****

Day 7

Shanghai Bund - Shanghai Pudong - Shanghai Museum  

Marvel Against Shangai's Landscape

Located along the Huangpu River, The Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, many of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, The Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. 



Take a ferry over Huangpu River where you can see the beautiful view. About 20 minutes. Take a walk in Pudong Area. Visit the French Concession, which was a foreign concession in Shanghai, China from 1849 until 1946. The area of the concession was progressively expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Later, visit the Shangai Museum of ancient Chinese art, which is situated in the People's Square.

Standard Accommodation: Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel

Comfort Accommodation: Shanghai: Riverview Hotel ****

Luxury Accommodation: Majesty Plaza Shanghai *****

Day 8

Shanghai Airport - Guilin Fubo Hill - Guilin Reed Flute Cave  

Be Amazed At Fubo Hill

Transfer to the airport and fly to Guilin. After arriving, meet your local guide and head to the city. Fubo Hill (Wave-Subduing Hill), is 120 meters long, 60 meters wide and 213 meters high. It stands solitarily in the northeast of the city and on the west bank of Li River with half of the hill stretching into the river.



Waves run back wherever they meet the blocks, hence the name "wave-subduing Hill". A tale has it that Ma Yuan who was called General Fubo from the Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin on a southern expedition. He poured all the pearls he carried into the river, and the hill was then named after him in his memory.



Visit the Reed Flute Cave which received its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it.



Inside this water-eroded cave are a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Standard Accommodation: Guilin: Universal Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Guilin: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin *****

Day 9

Guilin - Longsheng Rice Terrace - Longsheng Ethnic Village  

Marvel At The Rice Terraces

Drive to Longsheng. Located in Longsheng County, the Longji Rice Terraces are about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin.



The most popular terraces are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. The history of Longji Rice Terrace date back to Yuan Dynasty, but most of the Rice Terraces were built during the Ming Dynasty, about 500 years ago.



End your day with a scenic drive back to Guilin.

Standard Accommodation: Guilin: Universal Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Guilin: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin *****

Day 10

Guilin Li River Cruises - Yangshuo Village - Yangshuo Promenade By Bicycle  

Go On A River Cruise On The Li

Embark on a Li River Cruise. This cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province.



Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. In the afternoon, visit a local market and, you can also take a bicycle to travel around this small town.

Standard Accommodation: Yangshuo: Starway Hotel Xinfuan Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Amari Hotel Yangshuo ****

Luxury Accommodation: Yangshuo Resort*****

Day 11

Guilin Train Station - Guangzhou Chen Ancestral Hall - Guangzhou Shamian Island Qingping Market  

Visit Guangzhou

Transfer to the railway station by TGV train to Guangzhou. Arrive at Guangdong, meet your local guide. Visit the Chen Ancestral Hall.



The Chen Clan Academy, locally named the Chen Ancestral Hall, is located outside the west gate of Guangzhou City and was built during the 14th to 20th years of Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty (1888 - 1894).



Pay a trip to Beijing Road, which is the oldest and largest shopping district in Guangzhou. Shamian Island is renowned for its unique European architecture, exotic atmosphere, and spectacular river view. This island offers restaurants from different countries, fashionable pubs, 5-star hotels, and Chinese teahouses.

Standard Accommodation: Guangzhou: Rosedale Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Guangzhou: Guangdong Victory Hotel****

Luxury Accommodation: Guangzhou: The Westin Guangzhou *****

Day 12

Guangzhou - Hong Kong  

Travel To Hong Kong

Transfer to the port today. Go to Hongkong by Hydrofoil.



Arrive and meet your local guide. Enjoy a day at your leisure.

Standard Accommodation: Hong Kong: Park Hotel***

Comfort Accommodation: Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees****

Luxury Accommodation: Hong Kong: Harbour Grand Kowloon*****

Day 13

Hong Kong - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Airport  

Farewell, China!

The day is yours to spend as you wish. Transfer to the airport according to your international flight timings.



Safe travels home, and visit again soon!

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