ARRIVAL IN BEIJING
BEIJING – XIAN
XIAN – GUILIN
GUILIN – YANGSHUO
GUILIN – SHANGHAI
Arrive in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to hotel, overnight in Beijing.
Evening: Walk along Wangfujing Street to shop and try local delicacies and/or see the Shaolin Kung Fu Show.
After breakfast, visit Temple of Heaven to watch Taiji practice performed by local residents; Later visit the largest square in the world which can hold a million people, the infamous Tiananmen Square. Visit Forbidden City, home to many Emperors, Queens and Concubines, the stories you will hear from your guide about this historic place will amaze you.
Afternoon, you will visit the Imperial Summer Palace and a Pearl Factory.
Today you will visit a true wonder of the world, The Great Wall of China, you have an option to go up using the cable car but we recommend walking up if you are in shape because it’s a beautiful walk up.
Olympic Sites from outside without entrance ticket. Photo Stop Only.
Transfer to airport and take flight to Xi’an—- the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties and the cradle of Chinese civilization. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built about 648 AD by Emperor Gao Zong in memory of his deceased mother, then visit Shaanxi History Museum.
Visit the famous Terra-cotta Warriors, thousands of life-sized clay figures which are over 2000 years old and then visit the Great Mosque in the Muslim Quarter which comes alive in the evening for shopping and eating in one of the numerous restaurants.
After breakfast at hotel, take flight to Guilin (2 hours), a city set amid mountains, lakes and caves. Tour to the Elephant Trunk Hill.
Enjoy a boat cruise down the Li River through a surrealistic landscape of limestone karsts formations. Visit Yangshuo, a small market town, free time for shopping in Yangshuo West Street market, overnight in Yangshuo.
(Optional) Country cycling around the beautiful countryside and then bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River (90 mins).
Then transfer to airport for your flight to Shanghai, meet our English speaking guide and transfer to hotel, overnight in Shanghai.
After breakfast, visit the Yuyuan Garden, Cruise on the Huangpu river, Nanjing road for Shopping, later enjoy the amazing acrobatic show in the evening.
Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport, which is the fastest train in the world reaching speeds upto 430 kms / hr if you are interested, or we will drive you directly to the airport for your flight back home.
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