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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.
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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
Today visit some of Shanghai's city highlights. Begin with the Shanghai Museum that houses lots of cultural and historical collections. Later, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit the bustling Nanjing Road. Next stop is the Jade Buddha Temple, before getting a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower. After that, enjoy some free time at Xintiandi.
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.
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, 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.

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.
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. Proceed to explore the ancient Hutongs and walk through the Houhai Bar Street. 
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 Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel deluxe hotel star No. 15, Section 1, Ren Min Zhong Road,Chengdu,Sichuan
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 Penta Hotel comfortable hotel star 3-18 Chong Wen Wai Street,Chongwen District,Beijing 100062 PRC 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

Meals

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

Breakfast

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

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Clients: ElzbietaP

From: Poland

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
Stay in Beijing and the surrounding area was very interesting. Very good organization of the day. Carl conveyed a lot of interesting information about visited sites. An interesting experience was a visit to the Great Wall without the presence of other tourists - the perfect choice was visiting the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Good work, Carla.
Rating: July 26th, 2015

Clients: Beach_luv_mama

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Tom Zhou
This was part of our 11 day tour of China arranged by Odyssey. We spent 2 and a half days in Beijing. Everything was great. Lee is a great guide. She went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of. One evening my husband and I want to visit the shopping area which was not part of the schedule. But she personally took us there by bus and metro and make sure we know the way back. For the tour, the Great Wall was really the highlight. It was so majestic that you have to see it to experience it. Too bad it was raining that day and we cannot take the toboggan down. The forbidden city and summer palace were both beautiful and well worth the trip, even in the heat. The traffic is very bad in Beijing. So it was good to have a private driver. The private tour was well worth the money. I would highly recommend it, especially for first time in Beijing.
Rating: July 26th, 2015

Clients: ElzbietaP

From: Poland

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
Beautiful mountains and fascinating views. A must near Xi'an. Take on them one day, and you will not regret it. Amazing scenery, steep precipices, but you want to enter higher and higher.
Rating: July 26th, 2015

Clients: JessicaC

Travel Consultant:
Femando Shen
Xian was a wonderful mix of old and new China. Lots of traditional architecture is mixed throughout the city and bike riding the city wall was a wonderful way to see the city! Bring a pillow for those bike seats though!! By far the most memorable part of Xian are the Terracotta Warriors. What an incredible piece of ancient history that is still being discovered! The displays were beautiful and we learned so much. We loved the insight our guide provided about the progression over time. We also enjoyed the bustling, interesting Muslim street market and mosque. We highly recommend the dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Show. The banquet, though pricey, is delicious and the artistry of the dumplings is incredible! We loved every kind! The show is stunningly beautiful with such a wonderful mix of dance and music! We also had a wonderful experience at the local market and joining some square dancing in the park on our last morning there. We loved those moments to experience local culture in an informal way!

Ellen was so friendly and attentive. She did a great job leading us through our itinerary and making time and arrangements for the other things we were interested in. We always felt we had sufficient time and were not rushed. She arranged for us to tour the mosque at Muslim Street and to attend the dumpling banquet before the Tang Dynasty Show. We recommend that she work on organizing localized places to give information to the group because we often felt that she gave information to just one or two of us without waiting for us to gather.

We loved our hotel location just inside the city wall and near the beautiful bell tower. The design was modern and interesting The breakfast was all Chinese food which some members of our party enjoyed but others would have liked to have some western options.

We really loved our cooking lesson with a local family in their home, and the food was better than any restaurant! We wished we could have learned how to make the dough and the filling in addition to learning to fold the dumplings, though I’m not sure how much time it would have taken! It was so interesting to see our host cook many other dishes with an assortment of vegetables and meats. She made it look so easy but if course we haven’t been able to replicate any of it since coming home!!

Our driver did a great job! The car was clean and water available. He drove calmly and safely.
Rating: July 26th, 2015

Clients: asana2day

Travel Consultant:
Sandra Huang
I had an absolutely wonderful time traveling around Beijing for two days with Alisa from China Odyssey. Everything about working with China Odyssey went smoothly, from the online booking in advance to traveling around Beijing in an air-conditioned car to the special accommodations they made to ensure I always had vegetarian meals. Alisa was a great guide and companion. She was knowledgeable about Chinese history, architecture, and culture, and it was also just fun to spend time with her. What was most impressive, and nice for me, was that she very quickly started to tailor the trip for me as she got to know me, making little (and sometimes big) changes to make sure that I visited the sites I would most enjoy. In the two days, I saw Tian'an Men Square, the Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, the hutongs, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace. While I was tired at the end of each day, I didn't feel rushed. And I ate great food! I couldn't have been happier with my experience. I would definitely book again with China Odyssey.
Rating: July 26th, 2015
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ElzbietaP
Lodz,Poland
“The blue sky in Beijing with China Odyssey”

Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stay in Beijing and the surrounding area was very interesting. Very good organization of the day. Carl conveyed a lot of interesting information about visited sites. An interesting experience was a visit to the Great Wall without the presence of other tourists - the perfect choice was visiting the ...

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