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What would you discover if there are limited 12 days for you? For sure go discover the biggest attractions on vast China land. The tour considerately arranges the most valuable spots, fill your every day bulks of striking exploration and terrific discovery! You’ll wonder at the ancient architectural wonders, melt into the lovely natural world through river cruise or bay sunbathing and feel astonished at the development of these cities from their museum and exhibition center.
Find out how gorgeous the ancient Mutianyu Great Wall can get by exciting cable car ride
Select your favorite antique from dazzling historical treasures in Shannxi Historical Museum
Explore tranquil scene and idyllic lifestyle when having fun cycling in Yangshuo countryside
Appreciate walls of Western architectural art at the Bund after shopping carnival at Nanjing Road
|Today's Activities||After the airport pickup, you’ll spend your first Beijing night at the hotel we arrange to dispel all the on-flight fatique. You can prepare yourself well for the upcoming thrilling tour in Beijing while savoring the tranquil night outside the balcony.|
|Today's Activities|| What is entitled to be displayed as the most important façade of a city? Surely it is those buildings that represent the essence and dignity of the city. Every picture book about Beijing always puts Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace into the first page. That is the reason why the three attractions also top your playbill of Beijing tour.
Watching the grant city wall of Tian'anmen Square, golden throne at the Supreme Harmony Hall of the Forbidden City, the unbelievable paintings that adorn the whole 728-meter-long corridor in Summer Palace, you just can’t find anything stronger than these right before your eyes.
|Today's Activities||Today’s activities pull enthusiastic climbing of the Great Wall and solemn visiting of emperor’s tombs together.
Via roundtrip cable car you can feast on the gorgeous watchtowers of Mutianyu Great Wall. Moreover, the challenging course of climbing up will make you feel like a brave warrior who defends his country.
Changling of Ming Tombs, on the other way round, shows you the holy power of ancient Chinese emperor. Even walking along the Sacred Road, you can still find the royal grandeur when fixing your eyes on the fabulous array of stone creatures.
|Today's Activities|| Temple of Heaven, in the eyes of Chinese people, serves as the paramount grant church. However, Temple of Heaven has proved time-honored Chinese worship of Heaven. Even the emperor had to pray for Heaven’s bless. So the tour of the temple gets you close to what Chinese believe in and the profound Oriental architectural philosophy.
OK, time to kiss Beijing goodbye and leave for another historic capital city Xi’an. We pick you up and transfer you to the hotel after your flight arrives in Xi’an. You don’t know what presents Xi’an is going to greet you in the following days, but they won’t let you down.
|Today's Activities|| An old saying tells us that seeing is believing, which definitely goes for Terra Cotta Warriors. When you finally meet these stunning sculptures, all the words fail you. The army of Terracotta Warriors around Emperor Qinshihuang tomb is the most expressive. So have fun appreciating the glorious eighth wonders in the world.
The following spots, Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter, are to show you a broad-minded Xi’an when it was the capital of Tang Dynasty. Harmonious relationship among different peoples helped bring the establishment of Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter. There Muslim culture and the culture of the North Central Plains blend into each other. By the way, it’s quite fun to taste the snacks at Muslim Quarter.
|Today's Activities|| Old City Wall of Xi’an brings a sharp contrast of the ancient and the modern to you. Unlike Tian’anmen Square, the Old City Wall is more of a magical time corridor. The time-honored bricks and watchtowers can pull your thoughts back to thousands of years ago when Xi’an started to win over travelers around the world as the biggest international metropolis then.
To intensely feel the history-rich Xi’an, you must go to Shaanxi History Museum. Every antique displayed there, ranging from the eroded bamboo stroll to the well-kept glaze ceramic (Tangsancai), is able to provide strong statement of the glittering ancient civilization that adorned the city.
In the late afternoon you’ll end your exciting tour of Xi’an. Another totally different tour is coming when your flight reaches Shanghai. Have a good rest at the hotel and dream a wonderful dream about brand-new Shanghai.
|Today's Activities|| Yuyuan Garden is the splendid profile of Shanghai whilst Nanjing Road and the Bund, as you know, are the spectacular façade. After having a good view at the sophisticated layout and exquisite craftsmanship of Yuyuan Garden, you would march along with the crazy shopping troop that parade on the Nanjing Road, then look up at the gorgeous European toned skyscrapers that light up the Bund. The breathtaking silhouettes just fail all your words!
The last stop today, Shanghai World Financial Center, opens you to the stunning panorama of Shanghai city with offering a 474-meter-high sightseeing platform. Your affection for Shanghai will also skyrocket to the summit!
|Today's Activities|| You must want to know the legendary growth of Shanghai after visiting so many spectacular attractions, the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is right to fit your curiosity. Groups of sand tables show you the unknown fishing village Shanghai once was hundreds of years ago and the world-famous metropolis nowadays. The 360 Deg. Experience Hall within the center gives you more wonderful experience, don’t ever miss it.
In the afternoon you’ll board the flight to Guilin and say goodbye to the ever-merry Shanghai. What highlights will await you? Tomorrow will present the answer.
|Today's Activities|| Who can ever miss Li River cruise since working out the plan of having a good view of the picturesque Guilin landscape? Cruising down to Yangshuo County from Guilin puts you into a moving stroll of Chinese ink painting on which there are towering array of Karst mountains, crystal-clear rivers and streams, shades of clouds and fogs, idyllic countryside life on both banks.
The Li River sends you a glittering pearl, West Street of Yangshuo at the end of the cruise. You can hardly imagine the existence of such a perfect melting pot of traditional Chinese culture and Western character. Besides, the whole West Street is a shopper wonderland. Just go and have fun shopping there.
|Today's Activities|| Yesterday’s Li River cruise gives you a far view of Yangshuo countryside. OK, go and hold the idyllic life and scenery in your arms through a Yangshuo country cycling excursion. Perhaps you would wish to be one part of the beautiful painting of the countryside as you feast on the towering limestone hills, unpolluted streams and ponds, tranquil huts and lovely cattle.
Yangshuo prepares another pretty spot for you to appreciate the standout works of nature at sunset, Moon Hill. The hill takes on a look of crescent moon whatever angles you view it when climbing up along the “Appreciating Moon Path”.
So far your Guilin playbill is completed and you’re headed for Hong Kong by flight. Wave serene Guilin goodbye and ready to bump into the dazzling Hong Kong!
|Today's Activities|| Victoria Peak is the best bird’s view point of Hong Kong the way like Shanghai World Financial Center, the vantage point of Shanghai. The car ride will take you up at the peak and your eyes will be engaged with the overview of prosperous Hong Kong city, including Victoria Harbor.
All the heat will be dispelled when you reach Repulse Bay. Looking into its delicate golden sand beach, sapphire-blue sea water and pervasive romantic tone, you’ll understand why it’s entitled to the favorite scene of bulks of well-known Hong Kong movies.
Then let Aberdeen take you back to the old fishing village Hong Kong once was more than 100 years ago, traditional lifestyle is well maintained here and attracting legends spread every corner, besides, Aberdeen presents you the most delicious seafood with scores of floating restaurants. Are you ready to gobble the cuisine?
After touring the classic Hong Kong attractions, you’ll spend the latter half of the day as you prefer. Visiting economic shopping streets, tasting local snacks and try other add-on activities are all recommended.
|Today's Activities||OK, looking back to the 11 days during which you mark a lovely semi circle on the landscape of China, you’ll treat the tour an ever-glittering memory. We see you off at Hong Kong airport and hope for your next tour!|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 10 breakfasts and 8 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Flight Ticket: Beijing - Xi'an, Xi'an - Shanghai, Shanghai - Guilin, Guilin - Hong Kong||Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong|
|Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides||Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers|
|Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Beijing, being the Capital of China, boasts a good number of restaurants with Chinese featured cuisines. Different restaurants, like Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, lead you for a feast of Chinese classic cuisines.
-- Great Northeast Restaurant: featuring seafood, Sichuan food, Canton food, food of China Northeast Region
-- Gold Palace Restaurant: featuring Canton food, Sichuan food, Shandong food, Japanese & Korean food
-- Tang Yuan Restaurant: featuring Canton cuisine
|Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant||Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant|
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Rou Jia Mo ( Chinese Hamburger )|
Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.
|Guilin Rice Noodles - Popular snack across the country||Yangshuo Beer Fish|
Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)
|Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant||Brandboard of M on the Bund|
Hong Kong may well be considered the lap of luxury for the gourmet and the gourmand alike. Look no further than Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Stanley, and wander the winding streets of Kowloon for a taste of traditional Chinese and local Cantonese cuisine. Sea food is great in Hong Kong and you should not miss it. Tanks of live seafood like fish, lobster, prawns, crab, geoduck, clams, scallops, oysters vie for attention.
|Various Hong Kong Dim Sum||Various sea food in a street restaurant of Lei Yue Mun|