12-Day China Essence
A wonderful tour that more than sightseeing. Collecting most beautiful memories with Great Wall, Terracotta Army, pandas as well as hills and waters in Guilin.
China's long history - the Great Wall, Terracotta Armies, Former French Concession
China's national treasure - Giant Panda
The most beautiful hills and waters under the heaven - Guilin
World's largest square
Have fun in Chengdu Panda Base with the lovely creatures
The most impressive natural scenery under the heaven
World's largest square
Our service includes:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.
Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Look at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just image what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.
Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an tour
After breakfast, be sent to the airport for flight to Xi’an. On arrival, transfer to have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. Enjoy bargaining with the strollers and taste some of the local snacks.
In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.
Xi'an to Chengdu, Chengdu tour
Experience the bullet train from Xi'an to Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu, transfer to People's Park, visit the traditional old tea house, you may choose to drink a cup of tea and enjoy Chengdu’s leisure life and slow pace. There are many old people doing exercises group by group. Some of them are practicing sword, some are playing Tai Chi. Kuanzhai Alley, the so-called Narrow and Wide Alley, shows what old Chengdu was like.
Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Guilin
As the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding should not be missed when you come to Chengdu. After a nice time in the park-like panda base, transfer to Leshan City to view the largest sitting buddha in the world - Leshan Giant Buddha. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Be greeted in Guilin and check into hotel for rest.
Drive to the delightful Longji Rice Terrace Field. Longji, which means Dragon’s Backbone, is not only the globally top rice terrace field cluster, but also the culmination of both profound wisdom and strenuous labor. Make a visit to the Zhuang and Yao Villages. The hanging-feet cottage and coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain form a spectacular picture. In the late afternoon, return to Guilin downtown.
Take the Li River Cruise in the morning. The 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! Walk freely on West Street, or you can choose to ride a bicycle in local villages, or go rafting on Yulong River, which is said to be the essence of Li River.
Guilin to Shanghai, Shanghai tour
Leave Guilin for Shanghai in the morning. In Shanghai, firstly transfer to Yuyuan Garden, and then walk on Nanjing Pedestrian. Come to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund, mainly including Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.
Today in the morning drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Its old bridges across bubbling streams, rivers shaded by willow trees, and courtyards attached all residents a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. In the afternoon, return to downtown Shanghai, take an interesting walking through the charming Former French Concession. Evening free on own to explore Shanghai, the most developed city of China.
China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.
This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
- China Panda Tour also provides private tours with Spanish/German/French/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service.
- Tour code: CPT-CT-01
- Price: from $1,358 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai
- Trip length: 12 Days / 11 nights
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