12 Days China Scenic Tour - RT-RDZ

This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing...

12 Days China Scenic Tour

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This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing its cultural and historical wonders. Sail along the Li River and witness breathtaking landscapes straight from ancient Chinese paintings. Explore the dramatic rock formations in Guilin’s caves, walk in the footsteps of warriors on the Great Wall and gaze at the futuristic skyline of Shanghai.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 USA - Beijing, China

    Check in at the airport for your flight as the vacation you have been waiting for finally begins. The destination: China, the ancient Land of the Dragon.

  • Day : 2 Arrive in Beijing

    Stepping off the plane after the long flight you pass through customs, get the luggage, and enter the arrivals hall where your guide awaits. Transfer to the hotel to catch up on some rest.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|New Otani Hotel|5

  • Day : 3 Beijing

    Today, enjoy a full day tour that serves as an ideal introduction to Beijing, one of the world’s greatest cities. An enthralling blend of old, medieval and ultra-modern, the city presents everything from gleaming high rises to crowded markets, imperial palaces, tiny backstreets and imposing public buildings dating from the time of Mao Tse Tung. Admire the incredible Forbidden Palace, a collection of walled imperial palaces where China’s emperors resided for over 500 years. Gaze at infamous Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, and view the ornamental bridges and pagodas of the enchanting Summer Palace. Other highlights include photo stops at Beijing’s iconic Olympic buildings, the Water Cube Aquatics Centre and Bird’s Nest stadium. Tonight enjoy your dinner at hotel.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 4 Beijing

    Today, visit the Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, which snakes from the Gobi Desert to the border with Korea. Trace the footsteps of China’s ancient warriors as you walk a section of its ramparts, built to safeguard the country from northern tribes. After lunch, visit the famous Sacred Way, the ‘Divine Way’ that China’s emperors were said to take to reach heaven after death. Walk along this paved route, which is slightly curved to confuse evil spirits, and view the stunning stone statues of animals and men that line its edges.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch
  • Day : 5 Beijing - Xi'an

    This morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, a richly decorated sacrificial complex where China’s emperors would make animal sacrifices to secure bountiful harvests. Afterward, catch your short flight to Xian, the easternmost terminus of the Silk Road and home to the iconic Terracotta Warriors. Check in at your hotel for the next two nights and spend the rest of the day as you wish.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|Sheraton Xi`an North City or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 6 Xi'an

    Sometimes known as the ‘Eternal City’, Xi'an’s must-see is the Terracotta Warriors, a staggering collection of 6,000, life-size clay warriors and horses carved to represent the real-life guards and animals of China’s first Qin Emperor in 200 BC. Gaze in awe at this astonishing army and each soldier’s individually carved features during our fascinating visit. After lunch, admire Xi'an’s gargantuan City Walls, and enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty folklore show this evening.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|Sheraton Xi`an North City or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 7 Xi'an - Guilin

    Today, visit Xi'an’s 65-meter-high Big Wild Goose Pagoda and beautifully preserved Grand Mosque before flying to Guilin for a two night stay.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|Guilin Sheraton or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch
  • Day : 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

    This morning, have your camera ready for our scenic cruise along Li River. Our route takes you through the region’s most spectacular scenery, as everything from surreal karst peaks, conical hills, emerald rice fields and rickety fishing boats roll into and out of view. Keep watch especially for local fishermen who use cormorants to dive for fish. Your cruise concludes at Yangshuo, a charming town filled with quaint architecture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your Guilin hotel.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|Guilin Sheraton or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 9 Guilin - Shanghai

    After breakfast, visit the fabled Reed Flute Cave, an ancient limestone cavern crammed with stalactites and stalagmites, as well as ancient wall inscriptions. Continue to Elephant Trunk Hill, a massive riverside rock formation that resembles an elephant drinking water and has become a symbol of Guilin. Afterward, take your short flight to Shanghai, China’s commercial mecca.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch
  • Day : 10 Shanghai

    Still sometimes called the ‘Paris of the East’, electrifying Shanghai encapsulates China’s modern economic revolution, yet also harks backs to the country’s olden days. Towering office blocks sit side-by-side with roadside markets, teahouses and colonial architecture built by foreign powers in the 1930s and 1940s. Enjoy a sightseeing tour, taking a stroll along the Bund that traces the western bank of the Huangpu River and visiting the hectic shopping avenue, Nanjing Road. Also, visit the Shanghai Museum to see its fascinating Chinese art and antiquities. Your day finishes with dinner and a Chinese Acrobatics Show.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 11 Shanghai

    Today is free to discover Shanghai at your leisure. Browse for souvenirs in its shops and markets, try its restaurants or seek out its lesser-known sights. Alternatively, take our optional tour to Suzhou, a nearby charming city known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its canals and gardens. Admire the UNESCO listed Master of the Nets Garden, regarded as one of southern China’s finest, cruise along the picturesque Grand Canal and visit a silk factory. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Banquet.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 235|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 12 Shanghai - USA

    Your unforgettable Beautiful China vacation is over all too soon as you board the homebound international flight. Bid China farewell as the jetliner again crosses the Pacific to arrive back stateside.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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