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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.
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 fantastic landscape of the Li Mountains at Guilin.
Arrive in Beijing where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in 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)
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)
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)
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)
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).
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)
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)
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)
Enjoy a free day to explore the city before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
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Here’s an explanation of what to expect and why about the planning and booking process and working with a Red Lantern Journeys travel consultant.
Your peronal travel consult to work with you to prepare your itinerary, recommend tours and activities and accommodation and explain the reasoning behind every aspect of your tour.
You'll have your own private, chauffeur-driven vehicle for all of your airport transfers and daily excursions. These will also include your personal, English-speaking guide who is licensed and will provide the insights to make each of your tours an exceptional experience.
We've inspected hundreds of hotels and can recommend accommodation that fits your style and budget.
We have access to a wide range of activities to make your trip truly memorable. Activities range from visiting iconic sights to meeting local personalities, adventure sports, and exclusive dining experiences!
Weather-wise,the best times to visit China are spring (April–May) and autumn (September–October), when most of the popular places have their most tourism-friendly weather. The cultural and historical destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an are hardly affected by weather conditions.
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