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13-Day 2017 Family Friendly Tour of China

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

  • Tour code: Kids-friendly-001
  • 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: Welcome to Shanghai, China
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 Discovery
Your first stop is New Shanghai Natural History Museum where is good for kids with burning curiosity. Many activities for children are geared towards teaching kids to appreciate the planet. Later you will visit to the Yu Garden, a fine example of the Chinese gardens. After that, you'll drop by a silk workshop and spend some time to discover the bustling Yuyuan Market.
Day 3: Shanghai at a Glance
This morning you will have your first real brush with the Bund and appreciate the architectural gallery there. Continue to witness the skyline of Shanghai city on the 100th floor of Shanghai Financial Center. After that, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Guilin, the most scenic city in China. Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel.
Day 4: Finding the Minority Villages, Longsheng

Today's excursion will take you to the Longsheng Autonomous County, which is 90 kilometers northwest to Guilin city (about 2 hours' drive) and is home to many different ethnic minority groups such as Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong, etc. There you will not only see the famous Longji Rice Terraces (also called Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces), but also have chance to walk into the old minority villages along the hillside, chat with the local Zhuang and Yao people and learn about their rich culture.

After that, get back to Guilin city.

Day 5: A Taste of Rural Life, Yangshuo

This morning, head for the Zhujiang Pier (about 40 minutes' drive) to start a wonderful Li River boat cruise to Yangshuo county.  Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and reflections in the water together with the serene pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes.

Upon your arrival, enjoy some leisure time at the famous West Street and take a countryside tour along the Jima Road (by bike or by car). 

Day 6: Guilin City Tour & Flight to Chengdu

Today you will get back to Guilin (a 1.5-hour drive) and enjoy a half-day city tour to visit the Pearl  Museum and walk into the colorful wonderland -  the Reed Flute Cave, a natural wonder that offer amazing rocks formations. 

Later you will be escorted 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 7: Volunteer Work for Pandas, Chengdu
Today’s private full day panda volunteer program will get you an up-close look at the cute giant pandas and understand their panda wilderness training program. Upon arrival at Dujiangyan Panda Base, the professional panda keepers will give you a short training of Panda's information. As a volunteer inside the Base, you will get a chance to keep close to the Pandas, such as cleaning their houses, feeding them, etc. A simple lunch will be arranged in the panda keepers' canteen. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to make panda cakes with your own hands and get a volunteer certificate to commemorate this meaningful day. Drive back to Chengdu to enjoy a leisurely walk through the Jinli Old Street.
Day 8: Active Cycling on the City Wall, Xian
After breakfast, be transferred to airport for flight to Xian. On arrival, local tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After that, enjoy a leisure time at The Ancient City Walls and have a cycling tour along the top of City Walls which is an ideal way to admire this ancient capital city.
Day 9: Wonders of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian
This morning, you will visit a local family and join them for lunch. You can go to the market with the hostess, help preparing the meals and learn to make dumplings or stretched noodles, surely a memorable experience. In the afternoon, drive out of the city (about 1 hour) to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a significant archaeological discovery in the 20th century known for its grand scale and vivid terracotta statues. Later, drop by the Xian Art Ceramics Factory and then get back to your hotel.
Day 10: Back Street Fun & Flight to Beijing
In the morning be familiar with this city by visiting the famous snack street – Muslim Street before proceeding to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a 13-story beautiful Buddhism pagoda. There you will also take an interesting Calligraphy Class (about 30 -60 minutes). After that, your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day is yours to rest or explore.
Day 11: Inside the Hutong, Beijing
Today’s tour begins with a visit to the Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City with its palace complex of 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares, surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter wall. In the afternoon, come across the old Beijing by entering into the Hutong with Rickshaw, where you can try your hands at painting a facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper model and learn the stories about the crickets and grasshoppers fighting.
Day 12: Climbing into the Great Wall, Beijing
No Beijing tour is complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Today you will tour the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape that surrounds the Wall. Descending the Great Wall, you will stop by a Jade Gallery and then take a leisure stroll along the Sacred Road, a royal path noted for vivid stone statues and after life stories.
Day 13: Last View of Beijing, Departure
Free day for making your own Beijing discoveries before enjoy a private transfer to the airport for onward flight.

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
Longsheng TownPingan Hotel Ping'an Village, Longsheng County 541701, China LiAn lodge Longsheng Pin An Village, Longshen Rice Terraces, Guilin, China Ping'an Village, Heping Town, Longsheng County 541701, 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

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.

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Everyone should go to China and see the terracotta warriors. But if you go, you want the best experience, and that is with China Odyssey Tours and their tour guide Cathy. My family of five went over Christmas, 2016. Cathy was such a blessing, she was fun, interesting, insightful and really catered to our individual family needs, and that is not always easy.

We saw the terracotta warriors, but Cathy made it much more than an exhibit. She made the experience come alive. We could almost see the workers placing the soldiers. It was my husband's bucket list and Cathy did not disappoint. Her commentary was exceptional. We will never forget the trip, Cathy made it special.
Rating: February 15th, 2017

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We are in the beginning stages of planning a tour to China. We found Odyssey Tours through reviews on Trip Advisor and we were introduced to Mr. Reinself Wei via email. Mr Reinself Wei has been very helpful in planning our trip, and he has been excellent to communicate with. We are very happy with all the planning and and look forward to our trip.
Rating: February 14th, 2017

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My wife and I booked our Odyssey tour with the assitance of Wendy and it was the best trip of our lives. We traveled to Beijing China and it was SPECTACULAR. I can not begin to tell how great the service was from meeting our tour guide and drive at the airport until our last day. My hat goes off to Daniel, our tour guide and Mr. Lee the driver. Also, what I found to be interesting was my wife and I went on our own for a celebratory dinner and Daniel encouraged that we give him a telephone to assure him that we made it in safe. If anyone has the opportunity to travel to Asia, I would encourage them to take advantage of Odyssey for the service is top notch.
Rating: February 14th, 2017

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Alex Quan has been amazing, helping us arrange our special celebratory trip to China for 2017. He has made it so easy, and has been so kind when I have asked SO MANY questions. Alex has met every change with a positive can-do attitude. We can't wait to begin our adventure. Thank you Alex, keep up the great work.
Rating: February 14th, 2017

Clients: Matt Wilson

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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TOUR COMPANY! PERFECT ITINERARY, TOURS AND SUPPORT!This review is long overdue.My family has traveled to all 50 U.S. States and nearly 40 countries. That said, we had never been to China. After searching for the perfect tour company and itinerary, I finally came across Odyssey Tours. My contact and the person that was intregal in insuring our 18-day tour of China was perfect was Alex Quan. Alex was very pleasant and helpful and worked with me to put together an itinerary that our family will never forget. Equally fabulous, similar but different Hong Kong and Shanghai followed by stunning and beautiful Guilin. The Giant Pandas of Chengdu, The Terracota Army of Xian, and the amazing history of Beijing with its' Great Wall, Forbidden City, Winter Palace and many other sites. These are obviously just the highlight sites however, there are way too many memorable and historic sites to list here. Everything went beautifully with our tours and tour guides. An amazing education and a trip our family with never forget. Thanks again to tour Coordinator Alex Quan along with our fantastic guides; William, Alice, J.J., David (our favorite), Kevin, Erin and Leo. They all did such a great job! We look forward to returning to spectacular China someday and when we do, we'll absolutely use China Odyssey Tours!Thanks again Alex Quan and Odyssey Tours!
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