12 Days China in a Nutshell

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12 Days China in a Nutshell

From US$2337 per adult

Destination:

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

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP92

Summary:

You can enjoy the tour by visiting Forbidden City and Great Wall and the amazing Entombed Warriors, see the flurishing Shanghai, and experience the awesome beauty of Guilin's Li River and Guangzhou (or known as Canton)

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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$ 5510

1Highlights & Map

See real China and taste real Chinese food Enjoy beautiful landmarks along Li River cruise View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Step into the largest Royal Palace in the world See modern Shanghai at Huangpu River Bund

2Itinerary

Day 01Guangzhou

Destinations: Arrival in Guangzhou

Activities: Arrive in Guangzhou, which is also known as Canton, the biggest city in southern China. Met by local guide at airport and tranfser to hotel.

Hotel: Dong Shan Hotel

No.44 Sanyu Road, Guangzhou, GuangdongShow Map

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Day 02Guangzhou

Destinations: Guangzhou

Activities: Take a half day city tour. 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.

Hotel: Dong Shan Hotel

No.44 Sanyu Road, Guangzhou, GuangdongShow Map

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Day 03Guangzhou, Guilin

Destinations: Guangzhou to Guilin

Activities: Free time for your shopping at Guangzhou or enjoy delicious Cantonese food and dimsum. Then fly to Guilin.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 04Guilin

Destinations: Guilin to Yangshuo

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 small pubs and cafe.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel

No.115 West Street, Yangshuo County Show Map

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Day 05Guilin, Shanghai

Destinations: Yangshuo to Guilin to Shanghai

Activities: In the morning 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.
Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 06Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: 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.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 07Shanghai, Xi'an

Destinations: Shanghai to Xi'an

Activities: Free time in the morning for your shopping or exploring Shanghai. Fly to Xi'an in the afternoon.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 08Xi'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 09Xi'an, Beijing

Destinations: Xi'an to Beijing

Activities: Fly from Xi'an to Beijing. Afternoon 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.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 10Beijing

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 11Beijing

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.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 12Beijing

Destinations: Departure

Activities: Transfer to airport for your 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. Jack

(United States/America)

Dec.31, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"I have had a great and gorgeous time in China .thanks to your guys soooooooooooooooooooooo much !"
I have had a great and gorgeous time in China .thanks to your guys soooooooooooooooooooooo much !
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Sophia

(Spain)

Dec.31, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"Nutshell"
When I looking back to this trip ,Shanghai made the deepest impression on me among the 6th cities Before I came to mainland China, I have been to Hong Kong . To some extent, Shanghai and Hong Kong have some similarities. .Both of them were the financial and business center before or even now. They were the city both combining Chinese and western culture. I liked them both actually!
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Lilie

(France)

Dec.31, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again."
I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.I liked Guilin so much .among all these cities .Hope one day I can come to Guilin again.

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

Question

Apr. 29,2013 01:41

Asked by Mr.Peter Wu (United States/America)

Beijing-Xian-Zhangjiajie-Shanghai-Beijing tour
Hi, A group of 4 of us (3 adults and 1 child, 8 years old) will be travelling to China this summer. We have already purchased airline tickets, but we have not made other plans yet. We depart on 6/20 arriving in Beijing on 6/21. And we depart from Beijing on 7/7. That is a total of 18 days. 15 days not including the days we arrive and depart Beijing. We are interested in taking a tour that includes the following: • Major sites in Beijing including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Beijing Zoo and Aquarium. KTV, Acrobat Show, Kung Fu Show, and Beijing Duck dinner would be great as well. • About 4 days of free time in Beijing. I have friends in Beijing and would like to make my own plans on those days. • Terracotta Soldiers in Xian. • Zhangjiajie. • Shanghai. • English speaking tour guides. • Four star hotels. Can you please let us know which tour packages you offer and what are the prices and available dates? Does the price include all transportation (starting from Beijing), hotel (double occupancy), and meals? Please let us know the transportation details (buses, trains, airline flights, and boat cruises). Also, please include pricing with and without Beijing tours as I may be interested in making my own arrangements while in Beijing. Thank you! Peter
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