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Highlights of China - 10 days/9 nights

Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai

Visit some of the most amazing sights in China. Look into China’s ancient past and astonishing natural landscape and witness its rapid modernization by visiting the mind-boggling cities of Beijing and Shanghai. You'll get a view into its ancient history with visits to the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. Then experience the fanastic landscape of the Li Mountains at Guilin. 

Privately-Guided! You'll have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, dropoffs, and daily excursions. 
Choose Your Own Dates! This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that work best for you and we will arrange everything.
Customizable! Need more time? Less time? Want to see or do something that isn't included? Just let us know or ask for our personal recommendations and we will arrange it for you.
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Trip Highlights

  • Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall
  • The Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • A traditional Beijing-duck dinner
  • The Li Mountains in Guilin
  • A Chinese acrobat show in Shanghai


Day 1:  Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Beijing.
Day 2:  Beijing
After breakfast, meet your guide and begin your tour of the capital city.  Start with historical Tiananmen Square. From the square, walk through the gates to explore the endless halls and palaces of the Forbidden City, which took 15 years (1405-1420) for 100,000 artisans and laborers to construct. In the afternoon visit the Summer Palace – the summer resort of China’s monarchs during the Qing Dynasty. Overnight in Beijing. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3:  Beijing
After breakfast, visit the Great Wall of China, the only man-made construction visible from outer space. In the afternoon, visit the 7km long Sacred Way consisting of stone carvings of animals and officials and one of the Ming Tombs. Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner in the evening. Overnight in Beijing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner)
Day 4:  Beijing to Xi'an

Spend your morning visiting the Temple of Heaven – China’s largest altar complex. If time permits, enjoy shopping at the Hongqiao Market or Silk Alley. Take an afternoon flight to Xi'an, which served as China’s capital for more than 1000 years. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Xi'an. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5:  Xi'an
After breakfast, visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, one of the most significant archeological discoveries of the 20th century. In the afternoon, visit the old City Wall, the best preserved of its kind in China, followed by the Great Mosque in the Muslim quarter. Enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner show in the evening. Overnight in Xi'an. (Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner)

Day 6:  Xi'an to Guilin
Visit the Provincial Museum to learn the history of the ancient Silk Road followed by a tour into the 7th century Big Wild Goose Pagoda for excellent views of the city. Take an afternoon flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Guilin. (Breakfast,Lunch).  
Day 7:  Guilin
In the morning, board a boat for a 5-hour relaxing cruise down the winding Li River to the village of Yangshuo. Watch the spectacular scenery change from sleepy farming villages to steep cliffs and majestic mountains.  After arriving in Yangshuo, you'll have a chance to explore and shop before returning to Guilin by car. Overnight in Guilin. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 8:  Guilin to Shanghai

Today, visit the gardens at Fubo Hill, the unique Reed Flute Cave, the vivid Elephant Trunk Hill, and the beautiful Seven Star Park before being transferred to the airport for a late afternoon flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Shanghai. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 9:  Shanghai

Begin your tour in this flourishing city with a walk along the Bund – Shanghai’s riverfront walkway. Also visit the Jade Buddha Temple and enjoy a stroll through Yu Garden and Bazaar. In the afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum, truly a must-see. Enjoy an Acrobatic Show in the evening. Overnight in Shanghai. (Breakfast,Lunch)
Day 10:  Departure
Enjoy a free day to explore the city before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Our Package Rates Include

  • Private airport transfers
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast
  • Private vehicle transportation for all excursions per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in above itinerary
  • Services of a local, English-speaking guide for all visits and excursions
  • All tours and activities mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Flights from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Guilin, and Guilin to Shanghai

Rates Do Not Include

  • International airfare
  • China Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Expenses of a personal nature

To Book This Tour

Please call us toll free at 1-877-362-2793 and let us know that you are interested in this tour. To prepare a proposal, we'll ask questions about how many people are traveling, your preferred travel dates, standard and types of accommodation, and any special interests that we may be able to accommodate.

Once we have finalized a customized price quote for you, your agent will inform you a per-person non-refundable deposit to initiate reservations (typically 20% of tour cost). Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

If your reservation is made less than 75 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will allow us to initiate reservations. Full payment will be due immediately upon confirmation of all hotels and transportation services. If the services quoted cannot be confirmed, alternate accommodation or transportation will be arranged and the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Payments can be made by personal check, bank wire transfer, or credit card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will initiate your reservations and send you a statement showing your payment. Approximately 2 weeks prior to your departure, we will send you a final confirmation containing your itinerary and detailed information on the logistics of your trip.
Please review our complete terms and conditions:
Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation/Refund Policies

- Cancel more than 60 days prior to departure - forfeit your deposit.
- Cancel between 30 and 60 days prior to departure - forfeit 50% of the tour cost.
- Cancel less than 30 days prior to departure - NO REFUND of tour cost.
- Cancellations must be made in writing and sent via mail, fax, or email to Red Lantern Journeys.
- Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of your written request.
- No refunds are available for unused services or tours during your trip.

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