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This is the ideal trip for those who don't want to miss anything of China. Beautiful nature, historic interest, interesting activities and humane care are all in your hands. In addition to the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors you will enjoy wonderful shows, quiet cruises, and relaxing times to sip tea and soak in the culture.

Have a taste of the diversified picture and flavor of China.

A combination of sightseeing, hiking, cruise and humane care.

One-stop service, incl. tour guide, hotels, meals, transportation, attraction admissions and insurance, etc.

Day 1 Arrive in Hong Kong
Today's Activities Welcome to one of the most prosperous cities in China - Hong Kong. After airport pick-up and hotel check-in, you can turn your attention to tiredness elimination or a leisure amble nearby. In the evening, Victoria Harbour Cruise, the best choice if you would like to savor the charms of Hong Kong’s night, gives you an impressive opening ceremony for this fun-filled China tour.
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Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour Cruise Victoria Harbour Cruise          
Sunset at Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour Cruise Night View at Victoria Harbour          
Day 2 Hong Kong ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Spend the morning at Kowloon district in Hong Kong. Hit it for the multi-featured sights: Kowloon Walled City Park, a rare classic Chinese garden with turbulent history worthy to learn about; Avenue of Stars, designed to recognize the local film industry's contribution, where you can view the world famous skyline; Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of Hong Kong’s most renowned temples, where you can learn about traditional culture and local pilgrimage.

Hong Kong is also a paradise for shopping. A free afternoon trip along this city’s bustling streets is suggested to meet your shopping needs, while the night entertainment we recommended is a leisure cruise at Victoria Harbour, if you want to deepen your impression of Hong Kong.
Highlights
Kowloon Walled City Park Avenue of Stars Wong Tai Sin Temple          
Kowloon Walled City Park Statues at Avenue of Stars Wong Tai Sin Temple          
Day 3 Hong Kong - Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air

Today's Activities

Enjoy a half-day tour to grab the lovely sides of Hong Kong: peek at breathtaking beauty the restless city from above by climbing the highest point - Victoria Peak; cruise around Aberdeen, a fishing port for more than 100 years with traditions well-preserved, to experience the lifestyle; wander along Repulse Bay, a famous spot for relaxation and aquatic activities, especially in summer for escaping the heat. Afternoon head to your next destination – Guilin by air, and you’ll be greeted by local tour guide at airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in and rest.
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Aberdeen          
View from Victoria Peak Aberdeen Repulse Bay          
Day 4 Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Take a dreamlike nature tour in Guilin, where you can escape from the bustling city and rest yourself.

In the daytime, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, a masterpiece of karst landscape and regarded as the symbol of Guilin, whose shape is like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River; appreciate a large variety of natural rock formations in Reed Flute Cave which are sure to challenge your imagination; then tour Seven Star Park, the largest comprehensive park in Guilin, endowed with mass scenery as Putuo Mountain, Seven Stars Cave, Crescent Mountain, Flowers Bridge, Guihai Stele Forest and much more.

At night you are suggested to roam around Two Rivers and Four Lakes, a Guilin's central round-the-city water system, if you would like to experience the nightlife of Guilin.
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Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Two Rivers and Four Lakes          
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Two Rivers and Four Lakes          
Day 5 Guilin - Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities Board a morning cruise through the picturesque Li River, which offers a narrated tour of eye-feasting natural landscape and peaceful country scenery on both banks. Then get pushed in West Street of Yangshuo, regarded as “Foreigners’ Street", where overwhelm you by an array of Chinese traditional folk and amazing international elements. It’s also an ideal place to eat, shop, entertain, study or just take a break. Later take the flight to Shanghai, and you’ll be picked up at airport and escorted to hotel.
Highlights
Li River West Street of Yangshuo Li River          
Li River West Street of Yangshuo View along Li River          
Day 6 Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Always pulsing with life, Shanghai is a prosperous metropolis full of tracks of turbulent history and abundant modern elements.

Have a look at what Shanghai in the future is really going to look like in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Explore on foot Nanjing Road, the earliest and most prosperous shopping street in Shanghai dating back to the 1840s. Then plunge into the mixed atmosphere of The Bund, an epitome of Shanghai's history with various styles of magnificent buildings and a marvelous view for the landmarks of the city. Then you are drawn to the spectacular panoramic view of the downtown Shanghai above Shanghai World Financial Center.

At night, an exciting and breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Show is recommended for you to spend your nightlife.
Highlights
Nanjing Road The Bund Shanghai World Financial Center          
Nanjing Road The Bund Interior of Shanghai World Financial Center          
Day 7 Shanghai - Hangzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by rail

Today's Activities

Spend the last moment in Shanghai by visiting Shiku Gate, which is a distinctive architectural style in Shanghai flourishing in the mid 19th century, getting the name from its unique blend of Eastern and Western architectural elements, and City God Temple, the most significant Taoist temple in Shanghai with a rich history of nearly 600 years, where the snacks nearby are very famous. Later take the train to Hangzhou.
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Shiku Gate City God Temple City God Temple          
Shiku Gate City God Temple Snacks near City God Temple          
Day 8 Hangzhou - Suzhou( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by rail

Today's Activities

Cruise on West Lake, a meaningful lake endowed with traditional Chinese painting and poetry, to savor the picturesque landscape and the elegant atmosphere. At your next stop not far from West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda astonishes you with its distinctive ancient Chinese architectural masterpieces.

After visiting Hu Qing Yu Tang, the traditional Chinese medicine museum, you can roam around Hefang Street, filled with various snacks and Chinese crafts, such as land-blown sugar candy, paper-cutting and hand-made dough figurines. Afterwards, head to Suzhou by train, and you’ll be picked up at station and transferred to the hotel.
Highlights
         
West Lake Six Harmonies Pagoda Hefang Street          
Day 9 Suzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

Have your sights set on the spectacular attractions in Suzhou to experience its unique culture and custom. Touch one of China’s four most famous classic gardens - Lingering Garden, watch the whole process of silk-products making in Suzhou Silk Factory, visit Panmen Gate, part of Suzhou’s ancient defense city wall. Head to Grand Canal, the world's oldest and longest canal, paired with Great Wall as the two great engineering feats of ancient China. You can catch a glimpse of the daily life in local market.
Highlights
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Factory Grand Canal          
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Factory Boat on Grand Canal          
Day 10 Suzhou - Shanghai - Yichang ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air

Today's Activities

After breakfast, drive back to Shanghai and transferred to airport for your flight to Yichang where you set off for Yangtze River Cruise. Upon arrival at Yichang, you are escorted to get on the ship. Stay overnight on the ship.
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today's Activities Enjoy leisure time on the ship and appreciate the spectacular landscapes along the banks. Cruise past the longest part of world-known Three Gorges - Xiling Gorge, and then disembark at Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. You can climb up to the top to get a 360 degree view of the enormous dam, huge reservoir, and beautiful mountain scenery. In the evening, you are served a welcome dinner and interesting cabaret shows on the ship.
Highlights
Yangtze River Cruise Yangtze River Cruise Three Gorges Dam          
Yangtze River Cruise Ship Xiling Gorge Three Gorges Dam          
Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today's Activities Morning throw yourself into and take pictures of the breathtaking landscapes of Wu Gorge, adorned with deep valley and elegant beauty of forest-covered peaks. Take a small boat through Shennong Stream to explore deep into the dreamlike world: waving mountains, clear water, marvelous waterfalls, hanging coffins, plank paths, old skiffs, Tujia ethnic custom, karst caves… Afterwards, back to the ship to go on sightseeing and tour Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most majestic of the Three Gorges.
Highlights
Yangtze River Yangtze River Cruise Qutang Gorge          
Shennong Stream Boat Tour Cruise Past Wu Gorge Qutang Gorge          
Day 13 Yangtze River Cruise ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today's Activities Taichi, a traditional sport in China, is a good choice for your morning exercise. Keep sailing on Yangtze River to savor the diversified beauty. Afternoon get off the ship to explore Fengdu Ghost City, an ancient small town demonstrating Chinese profound ghost culture with amazing temples and wired statues depicting underworld demons and gods. Enjoy a distinctive farewell dinner at night.
Highlights
Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu Ghost City Fengdu Ghost City          
Enjoy Views along Yangtze River Fengdu Ghost City Entrance Ghost Images          
Day 14 Chongqing - Xi’an ( Breakfast, Lunch )Transfer by air
Today's Activities About 8am in the morning, disembark at the dock of Chongqing and enjoy one-day excursion throughout Chongqing City: roam around Ciqikou Old Town (Porcelain Village) to catch a glimpse of the traditional architectures and local customs, close contact with lovely pandas in Panda House at Chongqing Zoo and appreciate the precious historical and cultural heritages of Chongqing and Three Gorges area in Chongqing Three Gorges Museum. In the end, say goodbye to Chongqing and take the flight to Xi’an.
Highlights
Ciqikou Old Town Ciqikou Old Town Chongqing Panda          
Ciqikou Old Town Entrance Local Life in Ciqikou Old Town Lovely Panda in Chongqing Zoo          
Day 15 Xi’an ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Fill your Xi’an tour with amazing hits such as the stunning oriental mummies in Terracotta Warriors which is the eighth wonder of the ancient world with a history of more than 2200 years, Great Mosque that shows you with a fantastic combination of Chinese & Arabic architectural style and local Muslim life, and Muslim Quarter where you can find exotic food, interesting people and many souvenir stalls.
Highlights
Terracotta Warriors< Great Mosque Muslim Quarter          
Terracotta Warriors Great Mosque Snacks in Muslim Quarter          
Day 16 Xi’an - Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Read the long history of this ancient city depicted by a great collection of over 300,000 artifacts from pre-historical time to modern time in Shaanxi History Museum. Tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda, featuring outstanding design in Chinese pavilion architecture history and many Buddhist relics that brought by Master Xuan Zang 1000 years ago. Then step upon Xi’an City Wall, used to be massive defensive walls to thwart invading armies. Later leave Xi’an for Beijing by air. Our local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to hotel for check-in and rest.
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian Ancient City Wall Xian Ancient City Wall          
Big Wild Goose Pagoda Moat of Xi'an City Wall Cycling on Xi'an City Wall          
Day 17 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Live in Beijing style by a leisure excursion over a series of great sights in this capital. Start at Tian'anmen Square, a symbol of the nation with various historical sites where you can, if possible, have a look at the daily ritualistic flag raising ceremony. At the next stop, Forbidden City, served as China's imperial palace for almost five centuries, you will be overwhelmed by its massive scale and majestic design of the beautiful architectural complexes.

Then appreciate triple-roofed Hall of Prayer in Temple of Heaven, once a place for the emperor to worship heaven and good harvest. In the evening Beijing Roast Duck, one of China’s most famous dishes, is suggested for your dinner.
Highlights
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven          
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Hall Temple of Heaven          
Day 18 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Today take the cable car up to Mutianyu Great Wall, the most beautiful section of Great Wall in Beijing, to traverse this weather-beaten historical heritage and experience the extensive natural and cultural landscape. Then visit Ming Tombs - Dingling, also known as the Underground Palace, which is the first imperial tomb to have been excavated.

On the way back to downtown, you can view the unique constructions and take some photos of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics). At night, if you would like to know more about Chinese culture, Kungfu Show or Beijing Opera is recommended to you.
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Mutianyu Great Wall Ming Tombs Bird's Nest          
Mutianyu Great Wall Ming Tombs - Dingling Bird's Nest          
Day 19 Beijing Departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Before you leave, take advantage of one last opportunity to take a leisure cruise to soak in the beauty of Summer Palace, one of the most visited and most classical gardens in the world and once serving as the imperial summer getaway. After that, you are escorted to the airport to take the flight to your next destination. Be farewell to China.
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Summer Palace Summer Palace Summer Palace          
Summer Palace Cruise Seventeen-arch Bridge at Summer Palace Red Tower at Summer Palace          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 18 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 3 dinners. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train, Flight Tickets: all listed in itineraries; Hotels: accommodation in mentioned cities;
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a 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 attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Hong Kong
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is situated by the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour on the doorstep of Star Ferry, right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Hong Kong. The hotel was designed for the pleasure and comfort of the modern business and holiday traveler and offers a wide range of elegant, superbly furnished, spacious rooms and suites.
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong is the winner of the 2002 Hong Kong Tourism Board Tourism Services Award. The hotel Enjoys a central location in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial and business district – Tsim Sha Tsui, guests are in close proximity to the shopping area of Kowloon.
Imperial Hotel Hong Kong
Imperial Hotel Hong Kong
The Imperial Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Tsimshatsui - Hong Kong’s premier retail, cultural and leisure district. Surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, shopping arcades, fine restaurants and fabulous night entertainment.
Hotels in Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs. The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities.
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.
Hotels in Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake is located on the banks of the city's famous West Lake, and close to the central business district. The hotel features 200 elegantly furnished rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center and beauty salon. The executive lounge offers panoramic views of West Lake.
Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
The 4-star Lakeview Hotel is only 3 minutse' walk from West Lake and 8 km from Lin Yin Temple. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms and facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, beauty salon and foot massage. Lakeview Restaurant serves meals with beautiful lake view, while Food Street offers garden views and local dishes. Daily breakfast is available at Solmer Western Restaurant.
Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Lily Hotel Hangzhou enjoys a pleasant surroundings with Hangzhou's top landmark West Lake some 15 minutes walking distance away. And it's just 3km from the city centre, 5km from train station and 30km from airport. The 180 guest rooms are well furnished with a host of modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests.
Hotels in Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou
Boasting unique Chinese architectural grandeur and exquisite garden features, Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou is the ideal venue to for a rejuvenating retreat while indulging into the profound Chinese culture. 481 uniquely designed guestrooms are endowed with modern facilities and comforts, together with Pan Pacific's renowned personalized service, expect a memorable experience in Suzhou.
Garden Hotel Suzhou
Situated in western Suzhou, Garden Hotel is a 4-star stylish hotel with a preferable position. Just 10-minute drive from Guanqian Street, the hotel is equipped with well-appointed rooms with spacious area, modern decoration and free WIFI. With high-end services provided, Garden Hotel also offers many entertainment choices for guest, such as Karaoke, cycling and fitness center, etc.
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou is a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the city, with 108 guest rooms. Hotel's Restaurants offer Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. Many other facilities are provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel also has a shopping center, a ballroom, and a bar and provides all kinds of services such as mailing, clinic, massage, laundry, and car rental. This hotel is neighbors the tourism center and famous parks of the city.
Yangtze River Cruise - Ship Option
Victoria Cruises, yangtze river cruise
Victoria Cruises
The only cruise fleet on Yangtze River managed by an American company, and the favorite for overseas travelers with its luxurious amenities and superior hospitality, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on the Yangtze's spectacular twists and turns.
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President Cruises
President Cruises, as the forerunner of the Yangtze River Cruises, have grown into a great feet of seven deluxe cruises and gained an excellent reputation for delivering excellent on cruise enjoyment and service.
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CSC Yangtze Cruises
Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.
Hotels on Xi'an
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel. The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.
City Hotel Xian
City Hotel Xian
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi’an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall. The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests’ comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
Hotels in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square. With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City. Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian’anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities.

Overview

- Breakfasts are offered by hotels;
- Lunches are supplied according to different classes of tour;
- Dinners are for your own arrangement.

We promises no worries about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:


Beijing

As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shapes chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. At Muslim Quarter, where 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) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant

Guilin

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 Yangshuo Beer Fish

Chongqing

Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining
For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.

Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant

Shanghai

We say little about the dining in Shanghai, since Shanghai is regarded as a delicious kingdom, where you can taste everything almost. 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

Hangzhou

Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea.

Dongpo Pork Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea

Suzhou

Suzhou cuisine is renowned for its unique sweet flavor, color and aroma, and it's always beautifully presented. Some of the best local dishes are songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish), Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel), Xigua Ji (Chicken Steamed in Watermelon Rind), etc.

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant

Hong Kong

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

Comments

Guilin: Cory filled our tour time with shows (excellent seats = "Impression"), history, stories + humor. His English is "American" + very good! We highly recommend Cory.

Xi'an: Zoe was very knowledgeable. She is very warm and friendly and made us very welcome. Mr. Yuan + Zoe made sure we did everything we wanted and that we were comfortable and secure. Thanks to both of them for making our trip to Xi'an so lovely! We would recommend Zoe to everyone!  

Customer: Ms. Ebert

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Guilin - Hong Kong

Related Tour: 16 days China Odyssey and Yangtze River Cruise Tour;

Hi Sara,

Thank you very much for your kind email.

Indeed we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to China and came back with very fond and delightful memories of the trip.

We were very impressed with the quality of service provided by China Tour Guide. With military precision your English speaking Tour Guides and private car drivers were aavailable at each and every airport and cruise embark and disembark points, holding our names in their hands. They helped us at the airports by getting us boarding cards and at tourist sites by organising tickets etc.

The Guides spoke good English which helped us understand the cultural, modern and historic significance of the site seen by us. Tony and his driver mate in Xian impressed us the most with their exceptional customer service and assistance and Tony's knowledge and English fluency about Xian.

Victoria Selina Cruise trip was the highlight of our tour and we will never forget that amazing experience of cruising through Yangtzhe river and seeing the masterpiece of engineering architecture called Three Gorges Dam and its five stage ship lock system. Our friends in Sydney are very excited and impressed to know about our trip itinerary and the quality of service provided by you and are tempted to make plans to see China.

I do use facebook, but from privacy point of view do not join public sites. But surely I have your details and will provide to any one who would like to see China through your company. You have my full reference in this regard.

Once again, thank you very much for your great service. I am glad I chose you as my Trip Advisor. It was sure pleasure to deal with you. Well done!

Cheers,

Kirpalani

Customer: Ms. Kirpalani

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze River - Shanghai - Beijing

Related Tour: 11 Days China Explorer & Cruises

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