Tour route: Beijing - Jinan - Tai’an - Qufu - Tai’an - Xi’an - Guilin - Shanghai
Visiting a local family is the best way to experience the authentic local life. Following the host, do some homely dishes such as dumplings, and noodles. You will also have a chance to buy some materials at a bustling market and enter the local Mahjong House to see the amusement in their leisure time.
Continue to the Muslim Street, which is an intersecting street that is full of Muslim cultural atmosphere. Enjoy the shadow puppet show at Gao's Courtyard before flying to Guilin. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to your hotel.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the pier (40 to 50 minutes’ drive) to embark on a leisurely Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. As the boast sails downstream, enjoy the spectacular karst landscapes and immerse yourself in the picturesque pastoral views along the river.
After the cruise, transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo. Check in and take a break at the hotel. Later, continue on to a leisurely countryside tour either by bike or car at your pleasure. If you'd like more activities tonight, we'd heartily recommend an optional open-air show of Impression Sanjie Liu.
Today, your guide will drive you back to Guilin for a city tour, including the Elephant Trunk Hill, South China Sea Pearl Museum and the Reed Flute Cave. As a natural limestone cave decorating with multicolored lighting, the Reed Flute Cave is known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”.
After the tour, go to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival, be picked up and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, spend about 1 hour walking along the off-the-beaten Shanghai Urban Area to feel the unique charm of this prosperous city.
Later, enter the attractive Yu Garden to experience a sense of peace and harmony. Continue your tour to the Yuyuan Market and then stop at the Jiangnan Silk Workshop. Ascend to the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center, from where you will get the skyline of Shanghai. The last stop today is the Bund, which shows you buildings of various architectural styles.In the evening, we highly recommend you to see the famous acrobatic show, which will provide you visual feast.
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 Class||Comfortable Tour Class||Deluxe Tour Class|
|Beijing||Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing 1 Nanwanzi Bystreet Nanheyan Street,Dongcheng District, Beijing P.R China (100006)||Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China||The Regent Beijing 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China|
|Xian||Skytel Xi'an (Formerly Prince International Hotel) No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China||Grand Noble Hotel Xian 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 No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian, China, 710004|
|Guilin||Hotel Universal #1 JiefangDong Road, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541001||Guilin Bravo Hotel No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China||Guilin Shangri-la Hotel 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China|
|Shanghai||Greenland Jiulong Hotel No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China||The Bund Hotel 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China||Marriott Shanghai City Centre 555 Xi Zang(Middle) Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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