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  • Li River
  • The Bund
  • The Terracotta Army and Horses
  • Victoria Peak
  • Repulse Bay
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Aberdeen
  • Summer Palace
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Nanjing Road
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Hutong Tours in Rickshaw
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Shanghai Old Street
  • Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)
  • National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing
  • Stanley Market
  • Sichuan Opera of Chengdu
  • Town's God Temple
  • Tiananmen Square

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12 Days Classic Tour to Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Tour Code: CCT22
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Destination: Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an
Tour overview: This classic China tour presents you almost all the impressions you may have about China image. For example the Great Wall, Giant Panda, Terracotta Army and Horses, Li River, The Bund, Hong Kong, etc. It is a great tour for family travel, and will leave you wonderful memories with your family meanwhile give your kids a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China.

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Mutianyu Great Wall Giant Panda Li River Hong Kong

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing Full day visit Mutianyu Great Wall . On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing ,feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B, L
Day 3 Beijing Full day visit The Temple of Heaven , Tiananmen Square and Summer Palace . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B, L
Day 4 Beijing/Chengdu In the morning, leran to tie Chinese Butterfly Knot and cook Chinese Jiaozi, and visit Hutong Tours in Rickshaw . Then be transferred to airport for flight to Chengdu, arrive in Chengdu, be met and transferred to hotel.
Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Green land Hotel Chengdu Civil Aviation Hotel
B, L
Day 5 Chengdu Full day visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding . In the evening, see the show of Sichuan Opera of Chengdu . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Green land Hotel Chengdu Civil Aviation Hotel
B, L
Day 6 Chengdu/Xi'an/Guilin Take the flight to Xi'an. Arrive in Xi'an and be transferred to visit The Terracotta Army and Horses . Then take the flight to Guilin, arrive in Guilin, be bet and transfered to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
B, L
Day 7 Guilin Full day visit Li River . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
B, L
Day 8 Guilin/Shanghai Be transferred to airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, and then visit The Bund and Nanjing Road . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B, L
Day 9 Shanghai Visit the Fuxing Park in the morning, and in the afternoon, visit Shanghai Old Street , Yuyuan Garden and Town's God Temple . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B, L
Day 10 Shanghai/Hong Kong In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum . Then take a flight to Hong Kong, arrive in Hong Kong, be met and transfered to the hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Harbour Grand Hong Kong Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay HK YWCA The Garden View
B, L
Day 11 Hong Kong Half day visit Victoria Peak , Repulse Bay and Aberdeen . Then visit the Stanley Market . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Harbour Grand Hong Kong Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay HK YWCA The Garden View
B
Day 12 Hong Kong Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
Supplement
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $4698 $3174 $2550 $569
4*(Deluxe Class) $4967 $3328 $2691 $724
5*(First Class) $5988 $3850 $3197 $1220
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer via:  Flight on your own arrangement.

Uopn your arrival you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time. 
 

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube),

Today we will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon described it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk on the sections of the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views. Bring a jacket and layer- although it is breezy, the climbing is tough. So be in a good shape!

On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube'), enjoy the beautiful night scene and feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

This morning our tour will begin with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After lunch, we will go on our city tour to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Trnasfer via: Flight arranged by us
Sightseeing: Hutongs
Activities: Learn to tie Chinese Butterfly Knot and make Chinese Jiaozi (dumplings)

We will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw this morning, and learn to tie a Chinese butterfly knot and make Chinse Jiaozi (dumplings). Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane and are very typical for Beijing. Most of them can be found close to the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.

Later that day you will take the flight to Chengdu. After your arrival there, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide.

Day 5 Chengdu (B, L)

Chengdu (B, L)

Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Show: Face Changing of Sichuan Opera

Today we will visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base, which was built to imitate the wild ecological environment of pandas. It covers a space of 92 acres, with a green coverage of 96 percent. The base created a perfect ecological environment for the living and breeding of pandas and other precious and rare wild animals. It breeds over 20 pandas and lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white cranes and others.

In the evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the show of Face Changing of Sichuan Opera. Sichuan opera employs the use of ingenious changing face masks, as they are called Face Changing in Sichuan. Wang Daozheng is regarded as the "Face Changing King" because of his high technique to change face masks in short time. Just enjoy your night.

Day 6 Chengdu/Xi'an/Guilin (B, L)

Chengdu/Xi'an/Guilin (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight arranged by us
Sightseeing: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Take the flight to Xi'an in the morning. Uopn your arrival, you will be met by tour guide and then visit the amazing 2000-year-old Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, ordered the construction of a vast army of Terra-cotta warriors in search of immortality. After his early death they were buried with him to protect his empire.

Then you will take the flight to Guilin. After you arrived in Guilin, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide. 

 

Day 7 Guilin (B, L)

Guilin (B, L)

Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, West Street

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. In the morning you will depart from your hotel and be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. 

In the afternoon you will disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Having a history of more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo. You will have some time to explore the old town’s lovely attractions and will be transferred back to Guilin city in the evening.

Day 8 Guilin/Shanghai (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: The Bund, Nanjing Road

Be transferred to the airport for flight to 
Shanghai, arrive in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide. Afterwards, you will take a walk to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.

Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Sightseeing: Fuxing Park, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, Town's God Temple

Today we will start the day with a visit of Fuxing Park. Shanghai Fuxing Park is one of those parks first built in Shanghai, and also the only complete preserved France style garden. You will have a great morning in its 80 years' history and the beautiful grasses and architectures.

After lunch, we will visit the Shanghai Old Street, which is also called as "little eastern gate" as it is in the place of one of the old city gate. Thought the gate is no longer in existence, as a key trading site for small wares and foreign trade, the Old Street has witnessed the development of the city both in economy and society.

Then we will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features. 

We will make this day's journey a perfect end by visiting the Town's God Temple. It is a main Taoism Temple in the city that enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad by its long history and magnificent architecture. The Chinese name of the temple Chenghuang in Taoist means the guardian of the city. Originally built during Yongle Period (1403-1424) of Ming Dynasty (1638-1644), the foundation of the temple extended constantly over time.

Day 10 Shanghai/Hongkong (B, L)

Shanghai/Hongkong (B, L)

Transport Via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing
: Shanghai Museum

In the morning we will visit the Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings andcalligraphy.

Then you will take the flight to Hong Kong. After your arrival, you will be met and transfered to the hotel.
 

Day 11 Hong Kong (B, L)

Hong Kong (B, L)

Sightseeing: Victoria Peak, Rebulse Bay, Aberdeen, Stanley Market

You will be picked up from your hotel then start the tour.Today we will start to explore Victoria Peak first. The Peak is Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination. It features the city's oldest mode transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building and icon, The Peak Tower where you will find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. 

Then you will visit lovely Repulse Bay: Primarily an exclusive residential area, Repulse Bay has a relaxed, resort-like atmosphere. You will find statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau, both protectors of fishermen. 

The tour will continue with a visit to Aberdeen fishing village where you can choose to enjoy a Sampan Ride on the harbor to get a close-up look at this unusual way of life if you want, the extra cost will be at RMB61 per person.After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.

Then we will visit the Stanley Market.The charming village of Stanley is situated on a small peninsula at the southernmost point of Hong Kong Island. As a tourist destination, Stanley stands out with its unique combination of Eastern and Western traits. Relaxing beaches, colonial heritage buildings, alfresco dining, bustling shopping thoroughfares together with the recently completed shopping complex, Stanley Plaza of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, offer attractions that no visitor should miss.

Day 12 Departure Hong Kong (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

You will have the last hours in Hong Kong for yourself until our guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

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Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

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Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

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Comment on our service from Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.

Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent.  The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
Longji Rice Terraces Guilin tour
Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip.  Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides.  It was wonderful to see Lee again.  She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo.   Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.

Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.

If there are any websites you would like us to post reviews, we will be happy to do so.
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My children said "It was a trip of a lifetime!" and we want to thank you for helping it go so well!

Have a good day and thanks again,
Doreen Jung

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Comment on our service from Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour. All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good. Xi’an is an amazing city. We had a great time.

Good morning,

Hope all is well.

I am sorry for the late email but it has been very busy on this side :-)

Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.

All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.

Thank you once again.

Cheers,
Sandra Borja-Santos

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Comment on our service from Yuyi Yeow, singapore

I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.

My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.

  

Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.

Best Regards,
Yuyi

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