Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin
This 8-day China tour covers three cities with totally different feature. Go to Beijing to experience the majesty of Chinese capital, go to Xian to learn ancient history of age-long dynasties, go to Guilin to see idyllic& natural scenery. You will get a better and more actual idea about China from this tour.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, the local driver will wait for you holding a board with your name at the arrival hall. The pick up location can also be Beijing Train Station or Beijing Railway Station. After getting on the comfortable car/coach, you will be transferred to your Beijing downtown hotel to check in. The rest day is free for you. Accommodation: Comfortable Beijing hotel booked by us.
Picked up by our English speaking guide and driver from hotel lobby at 8:30 am, and then drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with seasons of a year. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional); shuttle bus is also optional for you to save energy and time. Next, After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 6:00 pm. Accommodation: Comfortable Beijing hotel booked by us.
In the morning, meet the guide and driver from hotel lobby and lead you to start today’s tour. Today's schedule starts with Tian'anmen Square. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years' history in the world. Next, head to Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture complex in the world where the ancient emperors prayed for peace and harvest.Today's last stop is Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. If you would like to experience the boat ride, please just pay for it on spot. After the tour, you will be directly sent to train station for an over night train to Xian. (Suggested: Z19/20:40-08:31+1)
When you arrive Xian, our Xian local guide and driver will hold a name board and greet you at the train station. You will directly start the most highlight part of Xian tour today---Terracotta Warriors which locates at northeast suburb of Xian. Known as “the eighth Wonder of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is the most significant discovery in the 20th century. You will spend about 2.5-3 hours here. After lunch, you will come back to downtown to visit City Wall that functioned as military defense in ancient time. It’s the best preserved city wall in China. Riding a bike on the wall is an optional activity as an one-in-life experience (cost on your own). Finally in the evening, will go for a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show to spend a beautiful night. Finally, our driver will send you back to your hotel. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel for rest.
some other famous sites: Then you can go to hotel for check-in and have a short rest. Around 6pm, you Accommodation: Comfortable Xian hotel booked by us.
After your breakfast at hotel, you will meet our guide at hotel lobby and start a city tour in Xian. The first stop is Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of this old city. It was built for the similar function of Small Wild Goose Pagoda but earned larger fame than the other. You will learn lots of Buddhism culture and history of China here. Next, head to Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is also a landmark of Xian, built in Tang Dynasty to store Buddhist sculptures brought from Xuanzang from ancient India, together with Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will also pay a visit to Xian Museum where you can appreciate some priceless exhibition to learn history and culture of ancient Xian and even China. Then continue to explore the interesting Bell and Drum Tower Square & Muslim Quarter to find authentic local snacks and handy-crafts. Finally, you will be sent to airport for your flights to Guilin. Our Guilin driver will wait for you at the arrival hall by holding a sign with your name and transfer you to your hotel to check in. Accommodation: Comfortable Guilin hotel booked by us.
In the morning, our local guide & driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and then send you to cruise port for Lijiang Cruise, along which you will appreciate the beautiful natural views. In the afternoon, when you finish cruise, you will go to Yangshuo. Xijie Street is a very famous site in Yangshuo where shows you a different style from Beijing and Xian, a place you will find many local crafts and snacks. Finally, you will be transferred back to your Guilin Hotel. Accommodation: Comfortable Guilin hotel booked by us.
In the morning meet the guide and driver in your Guilin downtown hotel between 08:30-09:00 am, then we will head to famous Longji Terrace Field. The driving usually takes about 2 hours so we will get to the terrace field at around 11:00. The Longsheng Terraced Rice Fields were first built and cultivated in Yuan Dynasty by Zhuang and Yao minority people, and now the area is still being used by the Zhuang and Yao villagers. The rice terrace is built on the mountain slope and winds its way around the hillsides. The Longji terraced fields is a highlight in one's Guilin tour and one of the 12 top class scenic spots in Guangxi Province. You will also pay a visit to the local Zhuang village to learn native culture and folk customs here. After the tour, you'll be transferred back to your Guilin downtown hotel at about 5:00 pm. Accommodation: Comfortable Guilin hotel booked by us.
In the morning, our local guide & driver will pick you up from hotel lobby and then start today’s adventure. You will one by one visit famous Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City. Fubo Hill which towers in the river. Climbing up to the hill top you will have a overlook of Guilin City. And Seven Star Park, the best park in Guilin City where you will appreciate great natural works including hills, rivers, courtyards, architecture, and cultural relics. You will also visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, one of the top famous Karst Caves in China. Finally, you will be dropped off at airport or train station for your departure.
Special note: please arrange your departure flight or train after 8pm to confirm enough time for travel on this day.
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