Free Itinerary Design;
Quick reply in 0.5-23.5 Hours;
Worry-free & One-stop Service;
Trustworthy Tour Operator in China! Contact Us

14-Day China Tour with Panda

Tour route: Shanghai - Suzhou - Guilin - Chengdu - Xian - Beijing

  • Tour code: Essential Tour-Vivid-05
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date.
Free Inquiry No booking fees!
  • Day by Day
  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Guides & Cars
  • Reviews(2065)
Day 1: Shanghai, Arrival

Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this amazing city for an adventure on your own.

Day 2: Shanghai, City Tour

After breakfast, you will visit the Shanghai Museum, reputed as one of the China's first world-class modern museums with a collection of 120,000 precious works. Later, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the Former French Section. Later you will enjon some free time at Xin Tian Di.

Optional show for tonight is Acrobatics Show which is awesome and amazing if you are interested in it.

Day 3: Shanghai-Suzhou, Suzhou Sightseeing
Today you will be met and transferred to Suzhou and have a one-day tour in this beautiful city. You will visit the quiet and famous Lingering Garden and the Pan Gate and cruise on the Grand Canal to see the old houses along the river and special life of local people. Later visit the No.1 Silk Factory to learn how the pure silk products are made from a small cocoon. After that, get back to Shanghai.
Day 4: Shanghai-Guilin, At Leisure

Free in the day until your local guide escort you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this dynamic city for a little adventure on your own.

Day 5: Guilin- Longsheng, Longji Terraced Fields
Today's excursion will bring you to Longsheng Autonomous County, where you'll see the magnificent and winding terraced fields, get close to Guilin's minority people and admire their colorful culture. After your tour of this breathtaking area, you will be driven back to Guilin (around 2-hour drive).
Day 6: Guilin-Yangshuo, Li River Cruise & West Street

After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel, you will be free to explore Yangshuo and its famous West Street.

The optional recommendation for tonight is the Impression of Sanjie Liu which is a show combining with landscape and beautiful dancing performance.

Day 7: Elephant Trunk Hill & Reed Flute Cave, Guilin- Chengdu

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill, Pearl  Museum and the Reed Flute Cave before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.

Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Day 8: Chengdu, Giant Pandas & City Highlights

On this day, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to spend a cheerful morning with these lovely pandas, followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu and Jinli Old Street.

In the evening, you can choose to enjoy Sichuan Opera to admire the unique face changing skill in it.

Day 9: Chengdu-Xian, Xian City Tour

You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Then you will start to tour Xian starting with the Great Mosque and Muslim Street.

Day 10: Xian, Terracotta Warriors & City Highlights

You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and the Xian Art Ceramics Factory in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Ancient City Walls and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, also have a Calligraphy Class inside Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

The famous Tang Dynasty Show can be a consideration as the night entertainment which can let you know more about ancient China.

Day 11: Xian-Beijing, Summer Palace

After breakfast, your guide will escorts you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon your arrival in Beijing, be met and transferred to the Summer Palace (including a boat cruise). After that, go back to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 12: Beijing, City Highlights Tour

In the morning, you will first visit the Temple of Heaven to be amazed by the grand and beautiful architecture and may see local people practicing Taichi there. Later visit the iconic Tiananmen Square and the the magnificent Forbidden City - the world's largest palace complex with 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares. Proceed to explore the ancient Hutongs and walk through the Houhai Bar Street. 

Optional activity to recommend tonight is the thrilling Chinese Kung Fu Show which can let you get the charm of Chinese martial art.

Day 13: Beijing, Great Wall Tour

Today you will have a full day tour to the amazing Great Wall of  Mutianyu section (incl. round trip cable car). And then visit the Chang Tomb and Jade Gallery.

Day 14: Beijing, Departure
You will be free until your guide escorts you to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

Standard Tour ClassComfortable Tour ClassDeluxe Tour Class
ShanghaiGreenland Jiulong Hotel comfortable hotel star No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China The Bund Hotel comfortable hotel star 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China The Westin Bund Center Shanghai deluxe hotel star No.88 Henan Middle Road, Bund Center, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
GuilinHotel Universal standar hotel star #1 JiefangDong Road, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541001 Guilin Bravo Hotel comfortable hotel star No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China Guilin Shangri-la Hotel deluxe hotel star 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China
YangshuoYangshuo New Century Hotel Principle Building comfortable hotel star Near Yangshuo Park, Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi P.R, China. Green Lotus Hotel deluxe hotel star No.1 Guanlian Road Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region China 541900
ChengduMinShan Lhasa Grand Hotel standar hotel star No 88, Northern Road of Xiaojia River, No 4 of the Southern Part of Yihaung Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Tianfu Sunshine Hotel comfortable hotel star No.2, Taisheng north Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Sofitel Chengdu Taihe deluxe hotel star 15 Binjiang Middle Road, Sichuan Province CHENGDU, CHINA
XianSkytel Xi'an (Formerly Prince International Hotel) standar hotel star No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China Grand Noble Hotel Xian deluxe hotel star 334 Dong Da Jie(East Street), Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China No. 334 East Street, Xian City, Shaanxi, P.R.C. 710001 Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square deluxe hotel star No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian, China, 710004
BeijingDong Fang Hotel Beijing standar hotel star No. 11 Wanming Road ,Xuanwu District, Beijing ,China P.C.100050 Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel comfortable hotel star 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China The Regent Beijing deluxe hotel star 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.


Hotel criteria for each tour class

Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class

It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

Standar Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience. 
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Comfortable Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Deluxe Hotel


Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

Reviews on: China Tour with Panda

Rating 4.8 - 2,065 Reviews
Customer Rating
  • Excellent2042
  • Very good21
  • Average0
  • Poor0
  • Terrible0
Your selections:

2065 reviews sorted by date

Clients: Shelley Verwey

Travel Consultant:
Femando Shen
I felt I was really taking a chance booking a China Tour solely by email, only from Trip Advisor reviews and with a company in China not my home country in the USA, but my husband and I are just back today from our three week adventure and everything was FANTASTIC! Thanks to our booking agent Femando, your recommendations were right on. And thanks to our guides in each city/area (Moko, Aria, Melinda, Lucas, Apple, Sharon, Erick) who were professional and personal. We are already planning where we can go next with Odyssey Tours!
Rating: November 3rd, 2015

Clients: Bruce Binder

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
This was our first trip with Odyssey and to China. Our experience with the planning phase as well as our actual trip was excellent. As we planned the trip we wanted to change the " standard" trip to meet our needs. We wanted to take 11 days to see what the standard trip does in 10. No problem. Our experience during the trip was even better. During our trip we had wonderful, friendly guides who made us feel very comfortable and truly interested in what we wanted to see and do. On the fly, more than once the Odyssey Tour team changed our tour to meet our interests and limitations. I highly recommend and will use Odyssey Tours for any trip to China or other destinations in Asia. I found them to do all they say they will do and more.
Rating: November 3rd, 2015

Clients: Jeannette Tyrrell

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
I was very nervous about booking a tour around China, but Reinself was so helpful, and replied to my worries and requests immediately. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Reinself and his team. They were so considerate to my needs especially as I was travelling alone.
Rating: November 2nd, 2015

Clients: Twechar1girl

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Roger Lee
From our collection by our tour guide Tracy at Beijing airport to our farewell this tour company ensured we were well cared for. All our needs and wants were considered. Tracy our guide made us feel like old family friends, she could not have done any more for us...she went above and beyond!
We also visited Xian where Maggie our guide made sure we saw everything we wanted to see....took us for a local lunch in Muslim St. A true highlight in a bustling hive of activity. Again a true proffessional.
Apple who collected us at Shanghai Airport was a welcome sight and was very helpful in recommending a place for dinner......our tour guide Bonnie was a pocket rocket who was very caring, knowledgable and a fun guide who gave us a great insight to Shahghai.

And the drivers....without whom you could not traverse Chinas road system....WELL DONE....we arrived safely and comfortably to all our destinations.

All this booked on the internet to meet OUR needs not a groups needs.
Highly recomended 5 STARS plus
Rating: November 1st, 2015

Clients: Susan Dhod

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
We used Odyssey Tours for a quick one week peek at China. Guilin, Beijing and Shanghai!Just my husband and me. The first week of Jan, 2015, I can honestly attest that the warmth and personality of each tour guide made it a hit. There was never any question of feeling unsafe while driving around. Water was appreciated and always on hand. There is no concern they are quick to meet you at the airport terminal and whisk you away to your hotel. A quick debrief then ready to go the next morning. Jan. is a great time. Beijing was blue clear sky, see forever, sunny and cold. Hardly any tourists on the Great Wall. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace. Very few tourists. Januuary is a wonderful time to visit. Our guide, Angela Shi also spoke Italian! She was vegetarian and ordered us delicious meat and vegetarian dishes. They are very fit of course, out walking every day! In Guilin, Sophie Wu our guide was absolutely lovely and interesting. She made sure our every need was met. She was even able to assist me in getting an over the counter medication I needed. Showing us the sights and giving us tips where to go in the evening or restaurants were most valuable. In Shanghai, Michael Luo immediately connected with my husband over their shared interests in cars. He was very quick and organized as well with all the traffic to maneuver around. Interesting and well travelled. However each one of their guides we found exceptional. With the schedules being as planned we were very thrilled with our service and our experience.
Rating: October 31st, 2015
( 1-5 of 2065 Reviews ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 413 Next
Free Inquiry No booking fees!

Tailoring your trip

Any part of this itinerary can be altered to fit your need, e.g.accommodation, add/skip city, tour length..

Start Tailoring Now Free & Easy

Tailor-made features

Your final trip plan will be 100% tailored to your needs, incl. itinerary, activities, hotel, meal plan etc.

Start Tailoring Now

Why Odyssey Tours

Reply within 24 hours
* Personalized trip proposal
* Price quotation
100% tailor-made trip
* Satisfaction guaranteed trip plan
* Flexible travel date
Enjoy tour in "My Style"
* Private guide & car
* 24/7 fully backed up
Traveler’s reviews about Odyssey Tours

Quick Question

Replied within 24 hours
Any requirements about your trip?
Adults(>11 years old):
Children(2-11 years old):
Babies(< 2 years old):
Estimated travel time:
Full Name:
Send Inquiry
Free travel guide & quotation within 24 hrs.
Please wait
Connect with us
Back to Top