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12-Day Best of China with Hong Kong

Tour route: Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai - Hong Kong

  • Tour code: BasicTour-Best-19
  • 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: Beijing, Arrival

Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.The rest of the day is yours to acclimatize, or to take a self-guided exploration of this dynamic capital.

Day 2: Beijing, City Highlights Tour

Today you will firstly visit the Temple of Heaven where you will also see the local people doing morning exercise besides regular sightseeing. Then you will visit the Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza. Then walking through Tian'anmen Gate, you will enter the splendid Forbidden City. With a history of 600 years, this royal palace continuous to delight visitors with imposing pavilions, elegant ornaments and lively historic stories.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu Show for getting touch with the charm of Chinese martial art.

Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall Tour

You will visit the Eighth Wonder of the World - Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round-trip cable car included). As a popular symbol of Chinese civilization, the Great Wall winds its way through mountains, grasslands and deserts for 4,000 miles across Northern China.

Later you will visit the Chang Tomb and have a short stay in a Jade Gallery.

Day 4: Beijing - Xian, Summer Palace

After breakfast, you will visit the exquisite Summer Palace. As a World Heritage site, it is an imperial summer resort famed for beautiful garden landscaping and fascinating legends of late Qing Dynasty. 

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian, one of China’s four oldest historical capitals. Upon your arrival at Xian, your local guide will meet and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 5: Xian, Terracotta Warriors & City Highlights

Your first stop today is the Ancient City Walls, the largest city walls on earth. If you prefer, enjoy a cycling tour on it will be a great experience. Later head for the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors. You will be amazed at the scene that the clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots all standing in battle formation were commissioned by the emperor of the Qin dynasty as part of his mausoleum. Followed by the Xian Art Ceramics Factory

In the evening, a highly recommendation for you is the Tang Dynasty Show which can let you know more about the ancient culture of China.

Day 6: Xian - Guilin, Big Wild Goose Pagoda & Muslim Street

The morning tour will take you to the Great Mosque to appreciate the exotic Muslim architecture and culture,and Muslim Street where you can see the daily life of Xian Muslims. Then continue your visit at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the city symbol of Xian, before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Guilin

Upon your arrival at Guilin airport, your local guide will greet and escort you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 7: Guilin - Yangshuo, Li River Cruise& West Street

In the morning, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to begin your Li River Cruise, the highlight of any Guilin tour. En route-- soaring peaks, limpid waters, thriving groves, rice paddies and grazing water buffaloes, will make you feel like in a traditional Chinese painting.

After disembarking at Yangshuo County and checking into your hotel, you will enjoy a countryside tour to take in the nice views (about 1-2 hrs, by bike or golf car). Rest of the day is free for you to explore the West Street where you can rest and have a nice chat with locals. The fabulous Impression Sanjie Liu is a nice option for the evening.

Day 8: Guilin - Shanghai, Elephant Trunk Hill & Reed Flute Cave

After a nice stay in Yangshuo, you will be driven back to Guinlin (1.5-hour) to tour the symbol of the city, Elephant Trunk Hill and stroll along the Li River. Later visit a Pearl Museum and move to the Reed Flute Cave which is famed as “A Natural Palace of Art”.

After the tour, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arriving at Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by your guide. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 9: Shanghai, Yu Garden & Shanghai History Tour

After breakfast, you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present and future. Then you will visit French Section and Shanghai Old Street. Later visit the peaceful Yu Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese traditional gardens, and sample some flavorful local snacks at the busy Yuyuan Market, followed by the Jiangnan Silk Workshop.

in the evening, a thrilling Acrobatics Show is an optional entertainment for you to spend a memorable night.

Day 10: Shanghai - Hong Kong, The Bund & Nanjing Road
After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit Nanjing Road. After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon your arrival at Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
Day 11: Hongkong, City Attractions
Today, you will enjoy a N.T. & Island day  tour (without meals). Highlights includes the Bamboo Forest Monastery, Tsang Tai Uk, Che Kung Temple, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, and Victoria Peak.
Day 12: Hong Kong Departure
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

There is no doubt that 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
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
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
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
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

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.

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Clients: Christine Dwyer Johnson

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I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne
Rating: May 28th, 2017

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WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
Rating: May 28th, 2017

Clients: Lucia MacQuarrie

From: Canada

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Alex Quan
Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

Clients: Brian Fulmer

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Tom Zhou
Tom Zhou has been putting together our itinerary for China and Hong Kong for next year and to date, I cannot fault anything he has done. His attention to detail and service has been excellent. Really looking forward to the trip that Tom has planned for us.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

Clients: Alicia Dunbar

From: Australia

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Leila Deng
We booked our 15 day personalised tour through Leila of China Odessey Tours. Found company on internet so was a little worried if the trip would be ok. Reviewed company on TripAdvisor and the like and seemed to have very good reviews. Our trip was awesome and the company was very obliging. Leila was great to deal with as where all guides and drivers. We highly recommend this company! Thankyou!
Rating: May 27th, 2017
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