Tour route: Shanghai - Suzhou - Guilin - Chengdu - Xi'an - Beijing
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.
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 enjoy 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.
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.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) and embark on a Li River cruise, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin. Along the waterway, take in the unlimited fresh air with dense vegetation, admire the amazing karst hills, spot water buffaloes with local villagers. After disembarkation in the early afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo. After check-in, you may like to roam the well-known West Street on your own.
You can also sign up optional activities like a countryside tour or a cooking class we provide. If you'd like more recreation for tonight, an optional open-air show of Impression Sanjie Liu would be heartily recommended.
Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour the 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.
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.
You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the railway station for your high-speed train to Xi'an. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Then you will start to tour Xi'an starting with the Great Mosque and Muslim Street.
You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and the Xi'an Art Ceramics Factory in the morning. After lunch, take a leisurely tour on the Ancient City Walls and enjoy a Calligraphy Class in the well-known Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
The famous Tang Dynasty Show is available for tonight's entertainment which can help you dig deeper into ancient China.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Shanghai||Greenland Jiulong Hotel No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China||Sunrise On The Bund No. 168, Gaoyang Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China||Hyatt On The Bund 199 Huangpu Road,Shanghai Peoples Republic of China 200080|
|Guilin||Guilin Park Hotel 1, Luosi Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541001||Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin No. 8 Binjiang Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin, Guangxi, China||Guilin Shangri-la Hotel 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China|
|Yangshuo||Yangshuo New Century Hotel Principle Building Near Yangshuo Park, Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi P.R, China.||Green Lotus Hotel No.1 Guanlian Road Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region China 541900||Banyan Tree Yangshuo No. 168 Zhengdong Street, Fuli Town, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi|
|Chengdu||Tianfu Sunshine Hotel No.2, Taisheng north Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, China||Tibet Hotel Chengdu NO.10 North Renmin Road, Chengdu, Sichuan||Shangri-La Hotel 9 Binjiang Dong Road, Chengdu , ChinaChengdu 610021Sichuan, China|
|Xian||Mercure Xian On Renmin Square No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710004, 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||Wyndham Grand No. 208 Ci'en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China|
|Beijing||Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing 18A Jianguomen Nei Avenue, Beijing 100005,China||Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China||The Regent Beijing 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.
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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