10 Days China in a Nutshell

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10 Days China in a Nutshell

Destination:

Beijing (3 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Guilin (2 Nights) ,Hong Kong (2 Nights)

Duration: 10 Days & 9 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP05

Summary:

You can enjoy the tour by visiting Forbidden City and Great Wall and the amazing Entombed Warriors and experience the awesome beauty of Guilin's Li River Hong Kong "the Pearl of the Orient"

1Highlights & Map

Step into the largest Royal Palace in the world View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Cruise along beautiful landmarks of Li River Stroll Victoria Bay and view modern constructions at Hong Kong

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities:

You'll be met on arrival in Beijing. On the way to the hotel, your guide will explain tomorrow's arrangements. Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag. Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts – an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop. Enjoy a spectacular Chinese kung fu performance this evening.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing, Xi'an

Destinations: Beijing to Xi'an

Activities:

Your last stop in Beijing is a trip through the Hutong by rickshaw. This maze of narrow alleyways winding around the Forbidden City is fast disappearing, and you'll get a precious glimpse into their distinctive culture as you zigzag through them, drop into a primary school and a flea market, and have lunch with a local family featuring delicious Chinese dumplings. Those who are interested can learn how to make this traditional Chinese food. Later you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an, then a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. (Bikes can be rented for around 20 yuan/hour).

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 05Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities:

Spend today visiting some marvelous historical sites in and around this most ancient city, which was the national capital for over 1,000 years, and the starting point of the Silk Road. Despite a lot of modern development Xi'an remains a charming city, and you'll enjoy visiting the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Then out to see the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 06Xi'an, Guilin

Destinations: Xi'an to Guilin

Activities:

Spend the morning at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many Dynasties, including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain, many of which have never been on permanent display before.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 07Guilin

Destinations: Guilin

Activities:

Guilin is famous for its stunning scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of a Li River Cruise boat. The boats leave from various wharves, according to river height at different times of the year, and you'll be transferred to the appropriate pier for an unforgettable trip downriver to the lovely old town of Yangshuo. You can spend the afternoon exploring the little town, or take an optional excursion to the local villages.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 08Guilin, Hong Kong

Destinations: Guilin to Hong Kong

Activities:

Elephant Trunk Hill (which really does look like an elephant drinking from the river) and Reed Flute Cave , which is a vast and very impressive cave system, are two of the best attractions in the city. You fly on to Hong Kong in the afternoon. Air fare is included but airport to hotel transfer in Hong Kong in on your own. End of service. Following itinerary is on your own.

Meals: lunch

Day 09Hong Kong

Destinations: Hong Kong

Activities:

Free time on your own. Suggestion itinerary: Hong Kong is a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture. Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower. Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive residential areas.

Day 10Hong Kong

Destinations: Depart from Hong Kong

Activities: Free time on your own (suggestion: departure )

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

4Things to Do

Beijing Food & Restaurants

The best way to eat well and cheaply in Beijing is to enter one of the ubiquitous restaurants...

Beijing Accommodation

More than 1,000 hotels in China accommodate foreign visitors...

Beijing Transportation

Beijingis a well-known transportation hub in northern China with a well-developed transportation system...

5Reviews

Reviews (98% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Wheat

(Australia)

Dec.10, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"My sweestest trip, ever!"
Ten days, 4 cities, this trip is so worthwhile. Every day during this trip is just wonderful and exciting for me. I love the service provided by China Travel Depot. By the way, it’s just so wonderful to have an opportunity to visit so many places in such a historical and oriental country. China is a great country to visit.
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Monica

(United States/America)

Dec.07, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"Love this trip!"
Thank you Tim, for what you have done for me and my family during this wonderful trip. I never thought I would have such a good time here. This trip itinerary is very reasonable and meeting demands of foreign visitors. My children get to learn more about China history, politics and society. I think it’s good for them. I am totally satisfied with service porvided by this agency. Fully recommended.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Leo

(Italy)

Dec.06, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"Fully satisfied."
This trip is very exciting. We first spent 3-day in Beijing, the captial. Quite a city with such long history. Rickshaw, Hutong and local snacks really impress me. Then Xi’an City, very solemn, and historical museums where I spent a good time. And I really appreciate the time spent in Guilin, the water and the montain, everything is just so beautiful. I felt I was in heaven. Hongkong is a very modern city, however, the tradition there preserves well. I had a lot of fun there. As refer to the travel agency, I wanna say “100% satisfaction”.

6Questions & Answers

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Apr. 13,2013 03:14

Asked by Ms.yasmin (United Arab Emirates)

a trip in october
Hi, My husband and I are interested in a trip to china this October( 2nd week) and I am interested in the 10 day trip, can you please give me a cost estimate? thanks
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