Traverse across China’s diverse regions in this 14-day private tour, you can trace its glorious past in the former royal cities of Beijing, Xian, relax in the beautiful landscape of Guilin and Yangtze River, see the adorable giant pandas close up in Chongqing, and finally have a full day’s exploration in the fascinating Shanghai.
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Arrive Beijing airport and transfer to the hotel. Beijing hotel options: Luxury: The Regent Beijing Superior: Novotel Peace Day 2 Beijing (B) Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Day 3 Beijing (B) Visit Temple of Heaven and Mutianyu Great Wall, including a round trip cable car. Lastly make a stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Day 4 Beijing-Xian (B) Hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour. Then take high-speed train to Xian. Xi'an hotel options: Luxury: Sofitel on Renmin Square Superior: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square Day 5 Xian (B) Explore Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall and Great Mosque, Muslim Street. Day 6 Xian-Guilin (B) Visit Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda before airport see-off to Guilin. Guilin hotel options: Luxury: Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Day 7 Guilin (B) Visit Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Seven Star Park. Day 8 Guilin- Yangshuo (B+L) Taking a boat trip on Li River heading for Yangshuo. After arrival, take your time to take in the rustic country view. Stay overnight in Yangshuo. Yangshuo hotel options: Luxury: Amari Yangshuo Superior: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel Day 9 Yangshuo-Guilin-Chongqing (B) Bullet train see-off to Chongqing. Ciqikou Old Town. Later, embark the Yangtze River Cruise ship. Yangtze River Cruise options: Luxury/Superior: Century Sun/Diamond with Balcony Day 10 Yangtze Cruise (B+L+D) Go ashore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai. At night, join in the Captain's Welcome Party. Day 11 Yangtze Cruise (B+L+D) Sailing pass the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge today. You will disembark to visit the Small Three Gorges, and then experience a small boat trip on Shennong Stream. At night, pass through the ship lock if weather permits. Day 12 Yichang-Shanghai (B) After breakfast, disembark to visit the grand Three Gorges Dam. After arrival in Yichang, airport see-off to Shanghai. Shanghai hotel options: Luxury: Hyatt on The Bund, Shanghai Superior: Pullman Shanghai Jingan Hotel Day 13 Shanghai (B) Visit Shanghai Museum, Bund and Nanjing Road. Visit Yuyuan Garden, and the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars and New Spot. Note: Shanghai Museum is closed to public on Mondays, then Shanghai History Museum will be arranged on the day instead. Day 14 Depart from Shanghai (B) See off.