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In-depth China Exploration

30-Day Beijing, Dengfeng, Luoyang, Xi'an, Chengdu, Lhasa, Yangtze Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

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In-depth China Exploration

This 30-day itinerary presents most essences of China from historic capitals and well-preserved cities to enchanting scenic cities and great archaeological wonders in both ancient and modern times. Panda visit, adventurous Zhangjiajie, legendary Kungfu and vibrant Hong Kong add more charm to the in-depth China discoveries.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the World Heritage Sites of the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Army.
  • Visit Longmen Grottoes and learn Chinese Kungfu in Luoyang.
  • See China's national treasure animal Giant Pandas in Chengdu.
  • Ascend the magnificent Potala Palace on the world's rooftop, and marvel at the splendid Tibetan-styled architecture art.
  • Relax on a pleasant Yangtze River Cruise with majestic sceneries and beauty alongside.
  • Absorb the enchanting beauty of eastern China in Shanghai and the heaven-on-earth cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou.
  • Hike the stunning Yellow Mountain and admire the UNESCO site of Hongcun Village.
  • Indulge in the breathtaking karst pinnacles of Guilin and bike around the tranquil rural village in Yangshuo.
  • Explore intriguing Hong Kong that well merges the west and east.

In-depth China Exploration

30-Day Beijing, Dengfeng, Luoyang, Xi'an, Chengdu, Lhasa, Yangtze Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

Code:P17
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$6326
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the World Heritage Sites of the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Army.
  • Visit Longmen Grottoes and learn Chinese Kungfu in Luoyang.
  • See China's national treasure animal Giant Pandas in Chengdu.
  • Ascend the magnificent Potala Palace on the world's rooftop, and marvel at the splendid Tibetan-styled architecture art.
  • Relax on a pleasant Yangtze River Cruise with majestic sceneries and beauty alongside.
  • Absorb the enchanting beauty of eastern China in Shanghai and the heaven-on-earth cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou.
  • Hike the stunning Yellow Mountain and admire the UNESCO site of Hongcun Village.
  • Indulge in the breathtaking karst pinnacles of Guilin and bike around the tranquil rural village in Yangshuo.
  • Explore intriguing Hong Kong that well merges the west and east.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Get ready for your odyssey exploration in China.
Luxury: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing for your exciting China exploration, your friendly local Beijing guide will greet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign with your name. Check in at your hotel and have a rest to recover from jetlag.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Fobidden City. Explore Hutongs by the rickshaw and learn to paint a facial mask of Peking Opera at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

Start your discovery in Beijing with a visit to Tian'anmen Square and then walk to the magnificent Forbidden City to admire the grandeur of the largest collections of wooden structures in the world. Known as Palace Museum, it boasts over a million incomparable treasures who witnessed the rises and falls of two great ancient dynasties Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty (1420-1912). Learn from your guide the legendary stories of the imperial family while tour around the astonishing imperial buildings.

Then a leisure rickshaw ride will take you through the traditional Hutong alleys to explore the local Beijingers' houses built in Ming and Qing dynasties and also get immersed in their relaxing atmosphere followed by a chance to paint a facial mask by yourself at a traditional courtyard and bring this memorable craftwork home when you finish.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3
Beijing
Hike on the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall. Make a stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way back to the city to see the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

The long expecting great defensive system Great Wall will be the start of today's exploration. About 2-hour drive, you will hike on the Mutianyu Great Wall, the extant longest (5.4km, 3.4mi) and less crowded section. Built over 2000 years ago, the magnificent Great Wall snakes around on top of the mountains for over 13,000 miles and successfully stopped nomadic invasion to central China. Round trip cable car is arranged to save more time and energy for hiking on top of the wall and you can decide how much you would like to accomplish.

Drive back to the city and on the way, stop for a visit to the 2008 Olympic Stadiums of the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Then proceed to the imperial garden Summer Palace built for a summer retreat. Stroll along the placid Kunming Lake in the nice breezes, indulge in the beauty of verdant Longevity Hill and appreciate the exquisite carvings engraved on the Long Corridor.

After your wonderful tour concludes today, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Hiking on Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4
Beijing-Zhengzhou by High Speed Train, Zhengzhou-Dengfeng by Private Vehicle
Visit the Temple of Heaven and travel to Zhengzhou by high speed train, then be transferred to Dengfeng.
Breakfast
Luxury: Chanwu Hotel Superior: Chanwu Hotel

Start your morning like the local Beijingers by visiting the Temple of Heaven where you are more than welcome to join them gathering here for morning exercises like Taichi, group dancing and shuttlecock. Then soak up the grand blue-tiled golden halls where the Emperors used to hold ceremonies to pray for good luck and harvest for the next coming year and be amazed by the mysteries of the religious constructions.

Afterwards, your guide and driver will escort you to the train station to travel to Zhengzhou. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide and transfer  to your hotel in Dengfeng.

Day 5
Dengfeng-Luoyang by Private Vehicle
Discover the Shaolin Temple and enjoy a Kungfu Show. Learn some cool Kungfu movements during a Kungfu Class. Transfer to Luoyang and check in hotel.
Breakfast
Luxury: Huayang Plaza Hotel Superior: Huayang Plaza Hotel

This exciting day first starts with Shaolin Temple that offers a fantastic Kungfu Show except the ancient complex of halls in temple. Be amazed by the Shaolin monks' performance and then follow the Kungfu master to learn some classic movements in a Kungfu Class.

Afterwards, you will be escorted to Luoyang and check in hotel.

Day 6
Luoyang-Xi'an by High Speed Train
Today's tour starts at the White Horse Temple. Then visit the Longmen Grottoes. Transfer to railway station for high speed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

This morning, set out to visit the first Buddhism temple White Horse Temple with a history of over 1,900 years, treasuring the Buddha statues, Heavenly Gods as well as Arhats made in a rare and special way.

Then drive to Longmen Grottoes. Carved out of mountains facing a beautiful river, it unfolds the grandeur of Buddhist culture and stone sculpture with over 2,300 caves housing about 100,000 statues in different sizes as well as more than 2,800 precious inscriptions.

Afterwards, head to the railwlay station and take high speed train to Xi'an. Your local guide will warmly greet you and then take you to hotel for a good rest.

Day 7
Xi'an
Marvel at the full-sized Terracotta Army and the ancient City Wall. Immerse in the bustling Muslim Quarter and visit the Great Mosque.
Breakfast

In the morning, head out for the Terracotta Army and hold a breath to be shocked by the largest manmade military wonder buried silently underground whose accidental discovery made explosive news worldwide in 1974. Known as the Eight World Wonder, there are over 8,000 life-sized clay made warriors and horses in rows protecting the Qin Shihuang Emperor in his afterlife, each owning distinctive facial expression, hair style, figure as well as uniform.

Then drive back to the city and marvel at the City Wall which is the best preserved and most complete military defensive wonder extant in China (14km, 8.75 mi). Either walking or biking on top of the wall is a great delight.

Next, move to the bustling Muslim Quarter and discover various tasty local snacks in the bazaar followed by a visit to the Great Mosque built in traditional way of a courtyard, where you might encounter local Muslim men come worship.

Terracotta Army
Overlooking the battle formation of Pit.1 in Terracotta Army Museum
Day 8
Xi'an-Chengdu by High Speed Train
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum. Then travel to Chengdu by highspeed train.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Superior: Dorsett Chengdu

Drive to the Ci'en Temple and admire the 7-tiered Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in Tang Dynasty for storage of Buddhism Scriptures taken back from India by Buddhist monk Xuanzang.

Then proceed to Shaanxi History Museum, housing over 370,000 historic relics discovered in Shaanxi Province. Admire the treasured bronze wares, jade ornaments, exquisite porcelains as well as varieties of precious burial objects unearthed stretching over 5,000 years.

Afterwards, your guide and driver will escort you to the train station for your high speed train ride to Chengdu. Your local guide will meet you when you arrive.

Day 9
Chengdu
See the adorable pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base. Delight in the leisurely atmosphere in Jinli Old Street and relax in the Wangjiang Park.
Breakfast

This morning, get your cameras ready to capture the adorable Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Research and Breeding Center first. Get close to their enclosures blessed with verdant bamboo groves to meet adult pandas, panda cubs and even naughty red pandas who eat, play or sleep no matter how many fans outside try to say hello. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to see some delicate newborns kept in the incubators (Mostly during August to October which is their reproduction period).

Then enjoy the bustling atmosphere in Jinli Old Street and be dazzled by various local snacks and exquisite folk handicrafts along the way.

Move to Wangjiang Park and join the friendly locals to relax in the unique Chengdu way. Stop for a cup of tea in the outdoor tea house, an ear-cleaning service along the bamboo-lined banks or a look to the locals playing Mahjong or chess.

Then enjoy your free night exploring Chengdu on your own.

Day 10
Chengdu-Lhasa by Flight
Fly to Lhasa and recover from the altitude reactions.
Breakfast
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Catch a morning flight to fly to Lhasa. Please take a break in the hotel upon arrival and gradually get used to the high altitudes. Lhasa's altitude is around 3658 meters (12,000ft) and Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery is at a higher altitude of 3800 meters (around 12,500ft). 

Tips: You will need to show your Tibet Permit while boarding the plane. And upon arrival, please do not take a shower the first two days upon arrival, drink alcohol or smoke. Keeping warm is also important. 

Day 11
Lhasa
Uncover the mysterious Tibet from the visit to the Potala Palace, Jokang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast

Today head to the Potala Palace, highlight of Tibet. Feast your eyes with exquisite Tibetan treasures, Buddhism statues and eye-catching murals. Learn about the history of the palace and the legendary stories of the Dalai Lamas.

Afterwards, move to Jokang Temple, the holiest and most divine temple for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, whom you will see prostrating or spinning prayer wheels around.

Take a stroll along Barkhor Street to see local life and get some boutique Tibetan souvenirs. 

Day 12
Lhasa
Visit the Tibetan garden Norblingka. Get deep insight of Tibetan architecture and culture at the Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast

Your exploration today starts with a visit to the Norblingka which used to serve as summer palace for Dalai Lamas. Stroll in the beautiful gardens, appreciating various plants and grand Tibetan architectures.

Then proceed to the Drepung Monastery, a large complex of constructions built along the slope of the mountain and you will find out the reason why it is named Drepung.

At last, end your day with a visit to the Sera Monastery highlighted in its famous fierce Debate Over Buddhism Scriptures and admire their pursuit of the Buddhism belief.

Day 13
Lhasa-Chongqing by Flight
Fly to Chongqing and board the cruise ship.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Diamond / Century Sun Superior: Century Diamond / Century Sun

Your exploration at this holy land ends and you will fly to Chongqing for the leisurely Yangtze River Cruise. Upon arrival, meet your Chongqing guide and drive to the dock to get onboard the luxury cruise ship. 

Day 14
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise trip. Take a Taichi Class, a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Attend the Captain's Welcome Party. Optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day from a Tai Chi morning exercise onboard before breakfast followed by a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, nestling upon an isolated mountain along the Yangtze River for over 500 years due to its stunning wooden construction.

Tonight, you are invited to participate in the Captain's Welcome Party and enjoy the best Cabaret Shows performed by the crew members.

Tai Chi Class on Yangtze River Cruise
Day 15
Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the breathtaking Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennv Stream. Attend the Captain's Farewell Party. Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sailing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, the Cruise leads you to explore the marvelous Three Gorges with the backdrop against the grotesque mountains soaring to the clouds.

Delight in the hidden beauty of Gorges as you take a small wooden boat to delve into Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream. Then be impressed by the torrential water, rare stones and twisted course as you cruise through the longest and the most dangerous Xiling Gorge.

Tonight, the Captain's Farewell Party is awaiting you to have fun.

Day 16
Yichang-Zhangjiajie by Soft Sleeper Train
Disembark at Maoping Pier and visit the Three Gorges Dam. Then take a soft sleeper train to Zhangjiajie.
Breakfast
Luxury: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Superior: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

This morning, disembark at Maoping Pier and marvel at the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydro-power project in terms of installed capacity. Your Yangtze cruise tour concludes here and then make your way to Zhangjiajie by a soft sleeper train.

Upon arrival, your Zhangjiajie tour guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel for a good rest. Enjoy the free exploration to Zhangjiajie with the unspoiled natures.

Day 17
Zhangjiajie
Enjoy a full day exploration in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to discover Tianzi Mountain, the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and Ten Mile Gallery.
Breakfast

Wake up in the beautiful mountainous city and drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. A cable car ride will ascend you to the top of Tianzi Mountain where grotesque stone peaks rising up from the ground will feast your eyes.

Then explore Yuanjiajie Scenic Area to catch a sight of the famous Hallelujah Mountain. Take the fast Bailong Elevator to descend from Yuanjiajie in less than 2 minutes with a vertical height of 326 meters (1070ft).

Immerse to the enchanting beauty on a small train ride in Ten Mile Gallery and challenge your imagination on the grotesque peaks in various shapes.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Hallelujah Mountain at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Day 18
Zhangjiajie-Shanghai by Flight
Marvel at the stunning Tianmen Cave and challenge the thrilling Skywalk at Tianmen Mountain. Take an evening flight to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

This morning, wonder at the magnificence of Tianmen Mountain (meaning Heaven's Gate) by a cable car ride with awe-inspiring views along the way. Try your courage to conquer the most thrilling Skywalk stretching over two cliffs of the Karst peak, known as the world's longest and highest one extant today.

Then take the elevator built through the mountains down to the naturally formed Tianmen Cave with a size that is big enough for a jet plane to fly through.

Afterwards, descend down the hill and head to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

Day 19
Shanghai
Explore the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Get a bird view of the city from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll along Xintiandi and visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

Discover the cosmopolitan Shanghai from Yu Garden whose classic Chinese landscape designs present the philosophy of Chinese people's life.

Then drive back to indulge in the glamorous modern Shanghai as you stroll down the most visited pedestrian street Nanjing Road and the exotic Bund where varied architectural complexes reflect the scene of old Shanghai in 1930s.

Followed by a panoramic view of Shanghai city as you ascend to the top of Shanghai World Financial Center on the height of 474 meters.

Continue to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) to absorb Shanghai's traditional Shikumen constructions.

Conclude your Shanghai tour in the tranquil Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest Reclining Jade Buddha statue imported from Burma in 1882.

The Bund
Huangpu River and the surrounding modern skylines in Shanghai
Day 20
Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai by Private Vehicle
Enjoy a full day excursion to Suzhou to absorb the classic landscape at the Master of Nets Garden and experience the traditional Tongli Water Town.
Breakfast

In the morning, drive to Suzhou to delight in the Master of Nets Garden, the essence of Chinese traditional gardens. Walk through the corridors, along the lakes, into the halls, appreciating the tranquilities, catching the sight of artistic designs that are integrated in perfect harmony.

Then about half an hour drive will take you into the magnificent Tongli Water Town with a thousand years of history. Stroll along the tree-lined walkways, take in the well-preserved houses and bridges and delve into the local's traditional lifestyle. If you like, an optional boat cruise will also leave you a quiet different impression on your water town tour.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Shanghai.

Day 21
Shanghai-Huangshan by High Speed Train
Travel to Huangshan by the highspeed train. Discover the traditional Tunxi Old Street.
Breakfast
Luxury: Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng Superior: International Hotel, Huangshan

Take a 3-hour train ride to the famous scenic city Huangshan in the morning.

Upon arrival, travel to Tunxi Old Street to get immersed in the typical Hui style street full of quaint architectural complexes with grey tiled roof and white walls. Enjoy your time tasting local snacks and seeing various Chinese handicrafts as you explore the narrow alley at a leisurely pace.

Then transfer back to your hotel and have a good rest tonight for the next day's hiking on Yellow Mountain.

Day 22
Huangshan
Immerse in the amazing Hongcun Village and see the traditional Hui Style folk houses. Transfer to Yellow Mountain and hike the magnificent West Sea Canyon. Check in at the hotel on the mountain.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury: Xihai Hotel Superior: Beihai Hotel

This morning, sit back and head to Hongcun Village where the famous Kungfu Movie Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger was shot. Delve into the small lanes to discover the well-preserved traditional residences, schools, ancestral halls as well as the local's old way of living.

Then drive to Yellow Mountain. After lunch, set out for an exciting hiking along the unspoiled West Sea Canyon. After your hike, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Tips: Hiking here could be energy consuming but you could choose how much you would like to accomplish.

Day 23
Huangshan-Hangzhou by High Speed Train
Delight in the magnificent views of Yellow Mountain. Then hop on a highspeed train to Hangzhou.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

Please never miss the astonishing beauty of sunrise on top of the mountain if weather permits. After breakfast, continue your hike to Begin to Believe Peak, walk past pines of different shapes and see the vivid Stone Monkey Watching the Sea.

Then take the cable car down to the mountain and make your way to high speed train to travel to Hangzhou.

Yellow Mountain
The famous Sea of Clouds at Yellow Mountain
Day 24
Hangzhou
Enjoy an in-depth tea culture tour at the Meijiawu Tea Village and learn to pick tea leaves, stir-fry tea. Then enjoy a boat cruise on the dreamy West Lake followed by a visit to the tranquil Lingyin Temple.
Breakfast

Morning sightseeing starts with a visit to the local farmer's house whose owner is a national tea specialist in Meijiawu Tea Village. Try to identify, hand-pick tea leaves and stir-fry tea with your own hands under the guidance of your national tea specialist. Afterwards, sit down for a cup of green tea in traditional Chinese way to soak up the idyllic atmosphere in such a verdant tea world.

Continue your trip to the West Lake known as the Heaven on Earth and also inscribed as the world heritage. Enjoy a peaceful boat cruise on the lake during which not only will the most alluring beauty but a moving legendary love story will greatly delight you.

Conclude your Hangzhou tour in the tranquil Lingyin Temple and Flying Over Rock. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhism atmosphere. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Day 25
Hangzhou-Guilin by Flight
Fly to Guilin and enjoy the rest of the day for free.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Guilin Hotel Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Today you will fly to Guilin known as the stunning Karst landscapes and gorgeous rustic views in nearby county Yangshuo. Upon arrival, meet your local guide and check in at your hotel. The rest of day will be up to your preferences.

Day 26
Guilin
Visit the Guilin essence to the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Daxu Ancient Town.
Breakfast

This morning, you will be escorted to the stunning Reed Flute Cave. Follow your guide and walk through the magnificent cave where numerous stalactites popping out, forming a great scene. Challenge your imagination and check out what they look like.

Then travel to Guilin's landmark Elephant Trunk Hill, a naturally formed mountain in the shape of an elephant drinking water in Li River.

Afterwards, drive about 1 hour to get to Daxu Ancient Town. Get immersed in the ancient atmosphere of the town, taking a relaxing stroll along the old lanes paved with bluestones and appreciating the well preserved old houses on the sides. Take some close-ups of any authentic local encounters.  

Elephant Trunk Hill
Day 27
Guilin-Yangshuo by Li River Cruise
Take the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. Enjoy a bike ride in the enchanting rural sceneries.
Breakfast, Lunch
Luxury: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel Superior: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

This morning, you will take a 4-hour cruise on Li River to get to Yangshuo. Along the way, you will see various grotesque karst hills and probably water buffalos showering or wandering in shallow water.

Upon arrival in Yangshuo, bike around the rural village with your guide and absorb the fascinating view.

Night activity: The famous cultural show Impression Liusanjie performed with natural mountain and river as stage is recommended for a wonderful night.
Day 28
Yangshuo-Guilin by Private Vehicle, Guilin-Hong Kong by High Speed Train
Take high speed train to Hong Kong.
Breakfast
Luxury: Royal Plaza Hotel Superior: Regal Kowloon Hotel

Enjoy yourself and then take high speed train to Hongkong. Upon arrival, your Hong Kong tour guide will meet you and then take you to hotel.

Day 29
Hong Kong
Admire the essence of Hong Kong on a SIC tour to visit the Victoria Peak, Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village. The rest of the day is free for exploration on your own.
Breakfast

Today, a Seat-In-Coach tour of half day Hong Kong Island Tour is arranged for you.

Overlook the glamorous skylines from the top of Victoria Peak on the height of 428 meters, followed by a visit to Stanley Market to enjoy a bargained shopping.

Then delve into the old Aberdeen Fishing Village by an optional sampan ride to see the fishermen's life over generations, a contrast to Hong Kong's modern atmosphere.

Afterwards, enjoy your free afternoon and explore Hong Kong on your own.

Day 30
Depart from Hong Kong
SIC coach transfer to airport. Wish you a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Farewell to Hong Kong and you will take the SIC coach to be transferred to the airport.

Accommodations
BeijingDengfengLuoyangXianChengduLhasaChongqingZhangjiajieShanghaiHuangshanHuangshanHangzhouGuilinYangshuoHong Kong
Beijing
Luxury

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Dengfeng
Luxury

Chanwu Hotel

Epoling, Dayu Road,Dengfeng, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, China
About 10-minute drive to Shaolin Temple, Chanwu Hotel features with Buddhism culture and Kungfu, close to the local Kungfu schools that guests will have a chance to see the students practice their Kungfu skills.
Superior

Chanwu Hotel

Epoling, Dayu Road,Dengfeng, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, China
About 10-minute drive to Shaolin Temple, Chanwu Hotel features with Buddhism culture and Kungfu, close to the local Kungfu schools that guests will have a chance to see the students practice their Kungfu skills.
Luoyang
Luxury

Huayang Plaza Hotel

No.1 Liaoning Road Peony Square/Wanda Plaza Area Luoyang China
Huayang Plaza has excellent service in a small city like Luoyang, and every guest is welcomed with tea or coffee and towel before checking in and will be escorted to the rooms by the hospitable hotel staff. The hotel rooms are nice with good facilities and breakfasts are rich in varieties.
Superior

Huayang Plaza Hotel

No.1 Liaoning Road Peony Square/Wanda Plaza Area Luoyang China
Huayang Plaza has excellent service in a small city like Luoyang, and every guest is welcomed with tea or coffee and towel before checking in and will be escorted to the rooms by the hospitable hotel staff. The hotel rooms are nice with good facilities and breakfasts are rich in varieties.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Chengdu
Luxury

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.
Superior

Dorsett Chengdu

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.
Lhasa
Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.
Superior

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.
Chongqing
Luxury

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Superior

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Zhangjiajie
Luxury

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.
Superior

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Huangshan
Luxury

Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng

No.1 Huizhou Road, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel ranks 1st on Trip Advisor among all hotels in Huangshan, offering excellent service and facilities for a comfortable stay in the small city.
Superior

International Hotel, Huangshan

No. 31 Huashan Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, China
As a domestic 5-star hotel located next to Tunxi Old Street, International Hotel Huangshan is celebrated for its warm service and comfortable rooms.
Huangshan
Luxury

Xihai Hotel

Above Danxia Montain, Xihai District, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Xihai Hotel is the best hotel on the Yellow Mountain with comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. It is located at the entrance of the magnificent West Sea Canyon and close to the Purple Cloud Peak for viewing sunrise.
Superior

Beihai Hotel

On the Mountain, Beihai Secenic Area, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Beihai Hotel has received many celebrities since it was built and enjoys great location for viewing sunrise on top of the Lion Rock.
Hangzhou
Luxury

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Guilin
Luxury

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

15 Bin Jiang Road, 541001 Guilin, Guangxi, China
Newly maintained rooms in 2017 and centrally located, Sheraton Guilin Hotel as a member of Starwood Group ensures great service and breakfasts. Next to the scenic city's pedestrianized Zhengyang Street, guests could easily go for a walk during free time.
Superior

Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

No.1 Shanhu North Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China
Boasting Guinness Record of the waterfall from the building top, the hotel with nice and comfortable rooms is close to the city's new iconic Sun & Moon Pagodas celebrated for magnificent night view, very easy for self-exploration.
Yangshuo
Luxury

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Superior

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Hong Kong
Luxury

Royal Plaza Hotel

193 Prince Edward Road West, Hong Kong
Located in the central part of Kowloon Island, the hotel has spacious rooms compared to most of the hotels in Hong Kong with excellent facilities and service.
Superior

Regal Kowloon Hotel

71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
The hotel is very close to the Victoria Harbor, Star Ferry and metro, easy for shopping, food and self-exploration.
Luxury
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Beijing

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.

Dengfeng

Chanwu Hotel

Epoling, Dayu Road,Dengfeng, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, China
About 10-minute drive to Shaolin Temple, Chanwu Hotel features with Buddhism culture and Kungfu, close to the local Kungfu schools that guests will have a chance to see the students practice their Kungfu skills.

Luoyang

Huayang Plaza Hotel

No.1 Liaoning Road Peony Square/Wanda Plaza Area Luoyang China
Huayang Plaza has excellent service in a small city like Luoyang, and every guest is welcomed with tea or coffee and towel before checking in and will be escorted to the rooms by the hospitable hotel staff. The hotel rooms are nice with good facilities and breakfasts are rich in varieties.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Chengdu

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.

Lhasa

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.

Chongqing

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

Zhangjiajie

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.

Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.

Huangshan

Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng

No.1 Huizhou Road, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel ranks 1st on Trip Advisor among all hotels in Huangshan, offering excellent service and facilities for a comfortable stay in the small city.

Huangshan

Xihai Hotel

Above Danxia Montain, Xihai District, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Xihai Hotel is the best hotel on the Yellow Mountain with comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. It is located at the entrance of the magnificent West Sea Canyon and close to the Purple Cloud Peak for viewing sunrise.

Hangzhou

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.

Guilin

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

15 Bin Jiang Road, 541001 Guilin, Guangxi, China
Newly maintained rooms in 2017 and centrally located, Sheraton Guilin Hotel as a member of Starwood Group ensures great service and breakfasts. Next to the scenic city's pedestrianized Zhengyang Street, guests could easily go for a walk during free time.

Yangshuo

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Hong Kong

Royal Plaza Hotel

193 Prince Edward Road West, Hong Kong
Located in the central part of Kowloon Island, the hotel has spacious rooms compared to most of the hotels in Hong Kong with excellent facilities and service.
Superior
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Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Dengfeng

Chanwu Hotel

Epoling, Dayu Road,Dengfeng, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, China
About 10-minute drive to Shaolin Temple, Chanwu Hotel features with Buddhism culture and Kungfu, close to the local Kungfu schools that guests will have a chance to see the students practice their Kungfu skills.

Luoyang

Huayang Plaza Hotel

No.1 Liaoning Road Peony Square/Wanda Plaza Area Luoyang China
Huayang Plaza has excellent service in a small city like Luoyang, and every guest is welcomed with tea or coffee and towel before checking in and will be escorted to the rooms by the hospitable hotel staff. The hotel rooms are nice with good facilities and breakfasts are rich in varieties.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Chengdu

Dorsett Chengdu

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.

Lhasa

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.

Chongqing

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

Zhangjiajie

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Huangshan

International Hotel, Huangshan

No. 31 Huashan Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, China
As a domestic 5-star hotel located next to Tunxi Old Street, International Hotel Huangshan is celebrated for its warm service and comfortable rooms.

Huangshan

Beihai Hotel

On the Mountain, Beihai Secenic Area, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Beihai Hotel has received many celebrities since it was built and enjoys great location for viewing sunrise on top of the Lion Rock.

Hangzhou

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.

Guilin

Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

No.1 Shanhu North Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China
Boasting Guinness Record of the waterfall from the building top, the hotel with nice and comfortable rooms is close to the city's new iconic Sun & Moon Pagodas celebrated for magnificent night view, very easy for self-exploration.

Yangshuo

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Hong Kong

Regal Kowloon Hotel

71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
The hotel is very close to the Victoria Harbor, Star Ferry and metro, easy for shopping, food and self-exploration.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$6891 US$8232
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$6326 US$7893
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
Discover the wonders of the orient with our experienced team
  • One-on-one exclusive service from a local Chinese Travel Consultant.
  • Private "No-Shopping Tours" at affordable prices.
  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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