This fascinating tour showcases the main highlights of China which is a great introduction to this ancient country including a visit Guilin.
On arrival in Beijing you will be met by a local English speaking guide for the transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Tonight you have the option to join a Legends of Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck Dinner
After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty’s Imperial Tomb. If time permits visit a Jade Stone Carving factory and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre for a photo stop.
This morning start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, the renowned imperial site where the ancient Chinese Emperors made sacrifices to Heaven for bountiful harvests. Then continue to a Pearl Factory followed by a Hutong tour by rickshaw.
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Xi’an. On arrival visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum housing precious art treasures, stone carvings and relics of the Han & Tang Dynasties. Afternoon visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda – regarded as the landmark of Xian.
A full day tour to the 2000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Army of Qin Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots which remains stunningly well preserved. En-route you will also visit a ceramic and pottery centre. Tonight enjoy a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Guilin. On arrival a tour of the Reed Flute Cave, and underground crystal palace.
After breakfast, embark on a full day cruise on the Li River. You will disembark at Yangshuo where a chance to stroll this quaint town before the drive back to Guilin.
Free day to explore Guilin – optional tour to Longsheng Dragon Spine Rice Terraces.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Full day tour starts with a visit the classical Yu Gardens, The Shanghai Museum with its enormous collections before exploring the Bund and Xintiandi Street. Tonight encounter a special treat as the Chinese acrobats perform their incredible Acrobatic show with dinner.
Today’s highlight is an excursion to Suzhou, which is know as the “Venice of the East”. Visit the Garden of Master of Nets before taking a cruise on the Grand Canal. You will also visit a silk spinning factory and Pingjiang Road Old Town area before returning to Shanghai.
At leisure until a transfer to airport for your departure flight.
Return airport transfers throughout, 12 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast daily, additional meals as stated, sightseeing, entrance fees, domestic flights Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai and services of a local English speaking guide.
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