12 Days Classical China Tour

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12 Days Classical China Tour

From US$2394 per adult

Destination:

Beijing (3 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Shanghai (2 Nights) ,Guilin (2 Nights) ,Guangzhou (1 Nights) ,Hong Kong (1 Nights)

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP06

Summary:

Ancient cultures, modern miracles and picturesque scenery in China. You can add Hong Kong -The Pearl of the Orient, to this route and make it a stunning mix.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
Start Date
End Date
Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
Rooms
US$ 5692

1Highlights & Map

Get in touch with different Chinese culture Visit the legendary military defense work - Great Wall View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Cruise along beautiful landscape of Li River, Taste Guangdong food and compare difference at Chinatown

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: 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. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend and you can do some shopping in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest to recover from jetlag or to explore the city yourself.

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.

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 Dingling (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. We will drop into a primary school and a flea market and the house of a local Hutong family. You will be able to talk to the family members to gain a true understanding their life. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends. Later you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in China. Xian was the national capital for over 1,000 years and the starting point of the Silk Road. Upon arriving at Xian you will be able to take a half-hour stroll along the Ancient City Wall. For the energetic, we recommend biking along the top of the wall

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: After breakfast in the hotel, you will set off for the incredible 2000 year-old Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Warriors are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. Many of the figures - soldiers, archers, horses and chariots have been restored. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. We will continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 06Xi'an, Shanghai

Destinations: Xi'an to Shanghai

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 which have never before been on permanent display.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 07Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today you visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden (the most famous garden in Shanghai) which is decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. The Jade Buddha Temple follows. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the monk's tea ceremony. We conclude the day with Nanjing Road "shopper's paradise" and the Bund, part of Shanghai's colonial past. It is home to a myriad of European styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. The Bund is a must-see site when visiting Shanghai. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance. Enjoy cruising on Huangpu River in the evening.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 08Shanghai, Guilin

Destinations: Shanghai to Guilin

Activities: On arrival in Guilin, you will visit 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.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 09Guilin

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. You'll be transferred to the appropriate pier for an unforgettable trip downriver to the lovely old town of Yangshuo. The afternoon will give time to explore the area which is famous for its shopping.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 10Guilin, Guangzhou

Destinations: Guilin to Guangzhou to Hong Kong

Activities: This morning we transfer to Guangzhou for a half day tour. After lunch our guide will accompany you to visit Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, which is built in 1931 with the funds raised by the Guangzhou People and also overseas Chinese in memory of Sun Yat-sen. Then on to the symbol of Lingnan traditional architectural achievement - Chen’s Ancestral Shrine and visit Qingping Market. We then catch the express train to Hong Kong. End of Service. Rest of the day is on your own to explore the city of Hong Kong or rest in your hotel.

Hotel: Dong Shan Hotel

No.44 Sanyu Road, Guangzhou, GuangdongShow Map

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Day 11Guangzhou, Hong 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 12Hong 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

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Ashutosh Joshi

(Jamaica)

Dec.14, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
".."
We were so excited over this tour, from the beginning till the last minute. China got so many places and surprises for us to see and to experience. But it is China Travel Depot that made us a perfect itinerary and a pleasant stay in China. We got to know and confirmed this tour form all the tours you offered on the website. Ant it turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Your guides were professional and kindhearted, who also spoke our language quite well, making this tour smooth and informative. Many thanks to them. We took many pictures in china and we are still sorting them out so that we can share some of them with you and all tourists using your service. Please wait for a while!
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Nguyen Anh Thu

(Peru)

Dec.14, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
".."
Thank you for your email and sorry for the delayed response because of so much business to deal with since we came back. We all miss the days we spent in China with you. You have done an excellent job in organizing a perfect trip to China. Your guides were so knowledgeable and professional. And they were more than our guides but always acted like friends. This is indeed a classical China tour which brought us to so many classical Chinese cities around the country. We saw an ancient China, a beautiful China and an emerging China, too. I think China is surely becoming the most powerful countries in the world. Why? Because China has been a great nation since long ago. No matter how many difficulties or disasters you came across, you always survive and struggle to be better one. Good wish to your nation and many thanks to your company. Really love this tour. And I have recommended it to my friends already. Best regards.
would
recommend

Ms. Michael Reshad

Aug.04, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear James and company,

Thank you so much for our wonderful experience on our tour, Firstly organizing the tour with James was very easy as she was so efficient and helpful from the start and provided some good suggestions about what we should see.

The tour itself started in Beijng with our guide John. He was a lovely person and a pleasure to spend our day with. His knowledge of the area and language skills were excellent, whilst he was very professional we also felt we had made a new friend.

Our second stop was Shanghai, where we only had enough time to see the Bund area and visit a silk factory on the way to the airport. There was a mix up at the port as our ship docked at a different terminal than expected, coursing our guide to be 2 hours late. We understand these things can happen when travel is involved . We still enjoyed a shorter trip to see the Bund area. Then our tour in Guilin, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Hong Kong was very smooth, going like clockwork until we left china from Hong Kong! And it’s a very good experience!

Thank you all so much, We will not hesitate to recommend your company and employee’s to all of our friends here in Australia, I absolutely love China now! So we hope to see you again soon.

Kindest regards,

Michael Reshad
Australia

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