21 Days Classic China Tour From $3760/pax

Day by day itinerary

1.Non shopping tour
2.No tourist traps
3.No hidding fee
4.The best use of time 
5.Your own Private tour 
6.Flexible itinerary
7.Licensed guides and tour vehicles
8.Unbeatable price and 5 stars service

Day 1: Beijing Arrival 
On arrival at the airport, your guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel for your overnight stay in Beijing. 

Day 2: Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be driven to visit the Temple of Heaven, built for the ancient Chinese emperors to worship Heaven and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then enter the Forbidden City, a massive complex in the city centre housing the imperial palaces of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties where 24 emperors lived and ruled for over 500 years. Outside its gates is Tiananmen Square, the biggest central square in the world. 
In the afternoon after enjoying a tea ceremony, visit the Summer Palace which served as a seasonal resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. The palace and its famous imperial garden have a history of over 800 years. You will spend the night in Beijing.

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)
Today you will head out of the city to visit the Great Wall. With construction of its first sections beginning over two millennia ago, the Great Wall stands today as a symbol of China and one of the most remarkable works of infrastructure in the ancient world, stretching over many thousands of kilometres. After lunch you will visit the Ming Tombs complex, holding the remains of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) on a site of 80 square kilometres. You will spend the night in Beijing. 

Day 4: Beijing/Xian (B, L)
This morning, hop on a rickshaw to explore Beijing’s Hutong district. Typical of traditional urban areas in China, hutongs are accessed by narrow alleys which lead to centuries-old courtyards shared by surrounding families. Growing up in a hutong is a friendly and intensely social experience, children living around one courtyard play together and grow up together like one big family. Here, you will experience typical Chinese life, with a chance to visit local families on your rickshaw ride through the zigzagging alleys. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, you will be free until time for your transfer to high speed train station to Xian G669 17:36-22:57, where you’ll be met and brought to your hotel for the night.   

Day 5: Xian (B, L)
Today you will visit the Ancient City Wall, among the most remarkable attractions in Xian. Over its 1,400 year history beginning in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the wall’s main gates have changed names many times in a reflection of the city’s status of the day. You will visit the South Gate, which is restored to the style of gate first constructed in 582 under the Sui Dynasty, and is the oldest gate of the wall. Alternatively, you can spend some time cycling the ancient city wall or visit the Great Mosque. Then, you will visit the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Shaanxi was the ancient imperial capital of China, and having been the seat of more than 13 feudal dynasties, it is rich in cultural relics. The Shaanxi History Museum has a collection of over 370,000 artefacts unearthed in Shaanxi Province, including bronze ware, pottery figures, and mural paintings from Tang tombs. You will spend the night in Xian.

Day 6: Xian (B, L)
This morning you will visit one of China’s richest historical treasures, the amazing Museum of the Terracotta Warriors which showcases the great underground army of the First Emperor of China, buried together with him 2200 years ago. This site was only discovered in 1974 and is one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon you will visit the Banpo Museum, and can explore the archaeological site of a large Neolithic settlement dated to more than 6000 years ago, which was strategically located in the Yellow River (Huanghe River) Basin. After a visit to a pottery workshop, you will return to spend the night in Xian. 

Day 7: Xian/Chengdu (B, L)
Today you’ll be transferred to the airport and fly to Chengdu. After being met on arrival by your guide, you’ll have the chance to explore the teahouses and streets of Chengdu, birthplace of the delicious Sichuan hotpot. As you like, we can help you arrange a massage and you’ll have time to sample some of the classic local cuisine. 
Day 8: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (B, L, G)
A short drive out of town brings you to the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre. China’s Giant Pandas are among the most endangered mammals on the planet. Due to significant loss of habitat in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu Provinces, it is estimated that less than 1500 giant pandas remain in the wild, 80% of which are in Sichuan Province. 
This centre opened in 1993 for the purpose of breeding, research and education. A team of 46 collaborating researchers from 8 different countries and 15 guest experts work within the facility. With over 92 acres, there is plenty of space for the Giant Pandas and several other species of rare and endangered animals to freely roam. Visiting the panda nursery is a must; you can get relatively close to the centre’s infant panda population. The centre has achieved breakthroughs in captive panda breeding, has set up the largest semen and cell bank for Giant Pandas in the world, and created the first Giant Panda stud book! 
After enjoying your time with these remarkable animals, head to Renmin Park to drink some tea as the locals love to do. You’ll have the evening free to spend as you wish. 

Day 9: Chengdu/Leshan/Guilin (B, L)
After driving to Leshan, spend the morning exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dafo, the Leshan Giant Buddha, carved into a red sandstone cliff face overlooking the treacherous confluence of the Min, Qingyi and Dadu Rivers. It is standing at Dafo's huge 8m feet that you can really appreciate the scale of one of the world's largest Buddhas. Talking numbers, his ears droop 7m, his shoulders span 28m and his nose measures a whopping 5.6m!
Later, you’ll return to the city and transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Guilin, where you will spend the night. 

Day 10: Guilin (B, L)
Today, you will visit Reed Flute Cave, a 790 foot long dripstone cave which includes myriads of stalactites and stalagmites in dazzling colours. Taking in more of Guilin’s natural wonders, you will see the Folded Colours Hill, Seven Star Park and Sea Pearl Gallery. You will spend the night in Guilin.

Day 11: Guilin/Yangshuo (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll meet your guide and head for the pier to board the Li River Cruise from Guilin and Yangshuo, an unforgettably scenic experience. The stunning sights along the cruise are the highlight of any journey to Guilin, and you’ll be served lunch on board the boat. In the afternoon you will take a cycling tour of Yangshuo. There is a saying here: "The landscape of Guilin is the most beautiful in the world, but the landscape of Yangshuo is the most beautiful in Guilin." You will spend the night in Yangshuo. 

Day 12: Guilin/Chongqing/Yangtze cruise (B, L)
This morning you can join a session at a local cooking school, practice tai chi or take in the Light and Sound show produced by Zhang Yimou. 
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, arriving in good time to claim your berth aboard the Yangtze cruise boat which departs from the dock at 9pm to head for the Three Gorges.

Day 13: Fengdu/Shibaozhai (B, L, D)
Today, your first shore excursion from the Victoria Yangtze Cruise is at Fengdu, where you can visit either the “Ghost City” known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new village built for families who relocated before the completion of the Three Gorges Dam and the ensuing rising waters of the Yangtze River. You can also make an additional shore excursion to Shibaozhai (river conditions permitting) to visit its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”.

Day 14: Three Gorges/Goddess Stream “Small Gorges”/Three Gorges Dam ship locks (B, L, D)
Today you will pass through the Three Gorges themselves, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. The first, Qutang Gorge, is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. River conditions permitting, you may be able to take a shore excursion to White Emperor City overlooking the end of Qutang Gorge. Next, the 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. You will then transfer to a smaller vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Finally you enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles) and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, your cruise vessel passes through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. 

Day 15: Three Gorges Dam/Yichang/Shanghai by express train (B)
This morning you will go ashore at Sandouping to visit to the Three Gorges Dam, the highest-capacity power producing station in the world. After touring the dam, you will continue downriver to Yichang, the terminus of the Victoria Yangtze Cruise, and disembark in late morning. Here, you’ll be met and transferred to the train station to board the express train to Shanghai, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel for the night. 

Day 16: Shanghai (B, L,D)
This morning, you will meet your guide at the train station, go to have breakfast and head out to visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the third tallest TV tower in the world, followed by a visit to the Shanghai Historical Development Museum. 
Lunch at local restaurant

You will visit the Bund to view Shanghai’s historical foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937, when the area was part of the British Concession. Then you will move to the Jade Buddha Temple, the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai and home to two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha.
In the evening you’ll take in an acrobatics show, one of Shanghai’s famous spectacles.

Day 17: Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast, you will meet your guide and will be transferred to visit Yu Garden, a classical Chinese private garden with a nearly 500 year history; followed by some time to wander Shanghai old town. After having lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the French concession and stroll around xintiandi (a trendy, pedestrian-only zone within the historical area) which includes the Site of the First National Congress of CPC. You’ll tour Shanghai Museum, one of the biggest in China, with a collection of 120,000 artefacts and works of art, including ancient bronze pieces, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, as well as a notable jade gallery. In the evening, board a riverboat to cruise the Huangpu River and view the historic buildings on the Bund and, on the opposite bank, Pudong’s sparkling high-rise towers. You will spend the night in Shanghai.

Day 18: Shanghai/Zhouzhuang Water Town/Suzhou (B, L)
Meet your guide and driver at your hotel in the morning for the drive to Zhouzhuang water village. In Jiangsu Province, Zhouzhuang is famous for its well preserved ancient residential houses, elegant canal-front views and the strong local traditions and customs. It has been called the "Venice of the East". You will have lunch at a local restaurant, and in the afternoon drive to Suzhou and check in at your hotel there for the night.
Day 19: Suzhou/Hangzhou (B, L)
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to visit the Lingering Garden, an ancient private garden with a nearly 400 year history. Learn about traditional Chinese embroidery at the Su Embroidery Research Institute, and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you’ll visit Pan Gate of the Ancient City Wall. A historical landmark of Suzhou which dates back some 2,500 years to the Warring States period, Pan Gate is located on the southwest corner of the canal surrounding Suzhou. You’ll be able to view the silk-making process at No.1 Silk Factory and then enjoy a cruise on Suzhou’s section of the Grand Canal before making the 2hr drive to Hangzhou where you’ll spend the night.

Day 20: Hangzhou/Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to Hangzhou’s beautiful West Lake for a cruise. West Lake and its surrounding historical sites have influenced painters and poets throughout Chinese history, and it is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is recognized domestically, both officially and in popular culture, in myriad ways. Enjoy viewing fish and exploring the parkland around the lake, then have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you’ll visit Lingyin Buddha Temple, one of China’s largest Zen temples, and ‘Flying from Afar Peak’, a large hill riddled with grottos and sculptures. You’ll then stop by the neatly kept Longjing Tea Village for a taste of its delicate green tea before driving back to Shanghai where you’ll check in to your hotel and spend the night.

Day 21: Shanghai departure (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be free until your guide and driver arrive to take you to the airport to bid farewell to China and board your departing flight. 

Usd/pax  (Single room supplement 1083usd/pax)

2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
5038 4595 4298 4298 4068 3938 3870 3760

Prices includes:

1.Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room

2.Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
3.Domestic flight or train tickets: Beijing - Xian High speed train, Xian – Chengdu Flight,Chengdu-Guilin flight,Guilin-Chongqing Flight,Yichang-Shanghai Fast train, including domestic airport taxes
4.Road travel in an appropriate private vehicle
5.The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary 
6.Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme
7.Lunches and dinners as specified in the best local restaurants, or picnics where suitable restaurants are not available, and full board on the Yangtze cruise
8.VAT and other taxes

Price excludes: 
1.International flight tickets and airport tax
3.Dinners, except as specified above

4.Tips for guide and driver

Note: you can change this itinerary to the way you want or to extend this tour to visit other Chinese cities , please do contact us, we will be happy to arrange it for you!

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