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China Impression:   Beijing- Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai (9 days)

map Beijing Xi'an Guilin ShanghaiThis tour combines in an ideal way the most important sightseeings of China. You will see a many significant and beautiful sights of the old and new China: The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Army of Terrakotta Warriors in Xi'an, the fantastic karst landscape around Guilin and the world metropolis Shanghai. You will explore China in its diversity and get to know the Chinese people.


Day 1: Beijing   Qianmen Hotel***(*)

Arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport at noon. Greetings by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal.

Day 2: Beijng B/L Qianmen Hotel***(*)

Summer Palace Kunming LakeVisit the Badaling Great Wall in the morning. You can climb up it and enjoy the scenery from above. Visit the Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan), which was the residence park of the emperor, after lunch. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, because here the art of Chinese gardening is perfectly reflected.

Day 3: Beijing / Xi'an B/L Train

Visit the world-famous Tian'anmen Square in the morning. Enter the palace of the emperor, which the Chinese officials call the Palace Museum (better known as the Forbidden City) through the Tian’anmen Square Gate. The Forbidden City is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, too. It is a masterpiece of Chinese palace architecture and it demonstrates the traditional architecture in ancient northern China. After lunch visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing Emperors worshiped the heaven and prayed for good harvests. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is an unique expression of the Chinese concept of the relationship between heaven and earth.Transfer to the train station in the late afternoon. Go to Xi'an by train in a first class sleeping wagon.

Day 4: Xi'an B/L Jianguo Hotel****

Terra Cotta Warriors and HorsesArrival in Xi'an in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and breakfast. Visit the site of excavation of the Army of TerraCotta Warriors. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are thousands of life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses watching over the Tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (BC 221-210), especially two bronze models of horse carriage and warrior (Tong Che Ma). The excavation is located close to the subsurface grave of the first emperor of China. In the afternoon, you go back to the city by minibus and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Da Yan Ta) in the Dacien temple built in 652 A.D., which is considered as Xi'an’s landmark.

Day 5: Xi'an / Guilin B/L Osmanthus Hotel***(*)

Visit the Bell and Drum Tower square (Zhong-Gu Lou) and the Muslim Old Town with numerous small shops and restaurants in the morning. There you visit the Great Mosque (Qingzhen Si), which is built in the typical Chinese temple architectural style. Moreover you see the Chinese Medicine Market, where the raw materials for the Chinese traditional medicine are sold. In the afternoon, go to Guilin by plane. Arrival in Guilin, greeting by the tour guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 6: Guilin / Yangshuo B/L West Street Guesthouse**

Guilin Li River 1 Go for a cruise on the Li River. The river meanders through a landscape full of cone shaped rocks, stone pinnacles and bamboo groves. Arrival in Yangshuo and enjoy yourself there. You have got time at your disposal. You can make a trip by bicycle or electrical minibus to enjoy the picturesque landscape and the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields and mountains. Overnight stay in the West Street Guesthouse in Yangshuo.

Suggestion for the evening: Impression Liu Sanjie, directed by the famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. He will be the leading director of the opening and closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The evening performance is a wonderful presentation of local dance and singing.

Day 7: Yangshuo / Shanghai B/L Pacific Luck Hotel***

Return to Guilin in the morning. Visit the famous Reed Flute Cave (Ludiyan) and the city's landmark - the elephant trunk mountain (Xiangbi Shan). Go to Shanghai, China's largest city, by plane. Greetings at the airport by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 8: Shanghai B/L Pacific Luck Hotel***

Shanghai Bund 1 night view 1Today you will go up to the world’s highest view platform, at the Jinmao Skyscraper, with 412 m the present third highest building in the world. You can enjoy a 360 degree breath-taking view of the city at the 88 th floor. And then the Jade Buddha Temple (Yu Fo Si), where a 2m Buddha statue made of one single piece of rare white Burmese jade is housed. Moreover you walk through the Old Town with its labyrinth of narrow lanes. You can enjoy one of the numerous sorts of tea from China in the Tea House, which is located in the middle of a lake. Then visit the Bund, a legendary street along the Huangpu River with its European colonial architecture of the 1930's. Stroll up Nanjing Road, the famous shopping street of Shanghai.

Day 9: Shanghai B  

Transfer to the airport after breakfast and fly back home. (You can spend approx. $7 to go to the airport by the Transrapid).

End of the travel.

B: Breakfast        L: Lunch       D: Dinner

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For individual groups
Number of participants
Peak season
Single room extra charge
Shoulder season
Single room extra charge
2-5 pers.
1045 USD
190 USD
1030 USD
180 USD

If you are a group with more than 5 persons, you can get more favourable prices. Please note that the prices may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations (RMB to USD) slightly. The prices above were computed by the rates as 1 USD= 7.9 RMB.

Peak season: May, September and October
Shoulder season: March, April, June, July, August, November

The hotels:
Beijing Qianmen Hotel***(*)
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel****
Guilin Osmanthus Hotel***(*)
Yangshuo West Street Guesthouse **
Shanghai Pacific Luck Hotel***

Price includes:
-- All overnight accommodation in double rooms shared by two adults with    breakfast
-- Meals as listed in the itinerary
-- All transfers and entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary
-- Inland flight tickets including all fees
-- Local English-speaking tour guides

Price does not include:
-- International flight tickets
-- Visa for China
-- Personal expenditures, tips etc.

-- All prices quoted above are in USD (please note the exchange rate     fluctuations).
-- Children less than 12 years old can be given discounts.
-- The hotels, trains and flights listed in the itinerary may be changed into the     ones of similar category if necessary.
-- The prices do not apply to the Spring Festival, the May Day Holiday (30th     April. –7th May.), the National Day Holiday (30th Sep.–7th Oct.), and     during the period of the Formula 1 racings in Shanghai (25th Sep.–5th     Oct. 2006).
-- If you want to change the itinerary, please contact us



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