The Essence of China

15-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai Tour

Code:P07
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$25972337based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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The Essence of China

This 15-day China essence tour takes you to the most visited cities including Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai, which presents you an impressive Great Wall adventure, a mysterious discovery of the underground Terracotta Army, a romantic encounter with the cute giant pandas, picturesque karst landscape and modern glamour of metropolis. An additional culture-filled cruise trip along the mighty Yangtze takes you to dive deep into the gorges to discover the hidden stunners.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the majestic Great Wall, Forbidden City and the incredible Terracotta Army.
  • Meet China's star mammal giant pandas at Chengdu Panda Base.
  • Cruise the Li River to absorb Guilin's unique karst landscape with a bike ride in rustic villages in Yangshuo.
  • Relax on the pleasant Yangtze River Cruise and admire the Three Gorges Dam.
  • Appreciate the glorious past and modern atmosphere at the Bund and French concession.

The Essence of China

15-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Code:P07
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$25972337
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the majestic Great Wall, Forbidden City and the incredible Terracotta Army.
  • Meet China's star mammal giant pandas at Chengdu Panda Base.
  • Cruise the Li River to absorb Guilin's unique karst landscape with a bike ride in rustic villages in Yangshuo.
  • Relax on the pleasant Yangtze River Cruise and admire the Three Gorges Dam.
  • Appreciate the glorious past and modern atmosphere at the Bund and French concession.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Pick-up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Freely explore the neighborhood or recover from jetlag.
Luxury: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon your arrival, your friendly tour guide will meet you at the airport by holding a signboard with your name on it, and then transfer you to your hotel. Have a nice rest to recover from jet lag.

Day 2
Beijing
Pay homage to the symbolic and smart Chinese architecture at the Temple of Heaven. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Breakfast

Today's sightseeing starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven to admire a brilliant traditional Chinese ceremonial architecture. It used to be a sacred place for emperors to practice the prayer ceremonies to seek the big harvest and prosperity of the people. Pacing around, you might encounter some locals indulged in their leisure of playing chess or practicing chorus.

Then walk through Tiananmen Square, the most iconic landmark lying in the central axis of Beijing. And stroll for a few minutes to reach the magnificent Forbidden City, a centuries-old imperial residence served 24 emperors from 1368 to 1912. Impossible for ordinary man to come near in the past, this majestic palace museum now opens its gate for visitors to peek into the mysterious court life of royal families.

Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
Forbidden CityForbidden City
Day 3
Beijing
Marvel at the less crowded Mutianyu Great Wall and discover the nearby Changling Tomb. Make a stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way back to the city.
Breakfast

Today, you will conquer the famous world wonder of the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section which is well preserved and much quieter. Ascend the Wall by a round-trip cable car for more time exploring on the Wall. A fun fact may astonish you that glutinous rice soup was utilized for the adhesion of bricks to make the defensive system strongly fortified.

After a relaxing hiking on the wall, you will be transferred to the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs, a huge cemetery of 13 emperors from Ming dynasty, and you will have a further exploration to the Changling Mausoleum, the biggest and best-preserved one among the 13 tombs.

On your way back to downtown Beijing and have a stopover at the ingeniously-designed Bird's Nest and Water Cube for you to snap some great photos.

The Mutianyu Great Wall
The Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4
Beijing-Xi'an by High Speed Train
Walk into the imperial garden of Summer Palace and enjoy a boat ride. Hop on a high speed train bound for Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

After breakfast, have a morning excursion to a captivating imperial garden, the Summer Palace, where you could revel in the exquisite palatial architecture, waterfront pavilions, classic wall paintings and enticing landscape. On top of that, you are given a chance for a leisurely and enjoyable a boat cruise on the stunning Kunming Lake.

Afterwards, a highspeed train ride to Xian is awaited in the afternoon, with travel time on board of 5 hours around. Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up from the railway station and transfer you to the hotel.

The Summer PalaceA summer day at the Summer Palace
Boat ride at the Summer PalaceKunming Lake at the Summer Palace
Day 5
Xi'an
Wonder at the Terracotta Army and cycle around the ancient City Wall. Visit the Chinese style Great Mosque and enjoy some free time wandering at the bustling Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast

About 1-hour drive from the downtown area, you will get to the awe-inspiring Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. This enormous underground army with over 8,000 life-sized warriors, horses and chariots were made to guard China's First Emperor Qinshihuang in his afterlife for over 2,200 years.

After the visit of Terracotta Army, drive back to the city to ascend the largest and best-preserved City Wall and take a leisurely walk on it. Optional cycling on top of the Wall would allow you to capture an overview of this ancient capital.

Afterwards, drive to the famous local Muslim Quarter to experience the bustling atmosphere at the bazaar and discover the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style hidden in the narrow alleys.

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Vanguards ready for the battle in Pit. 1 in the Terracotta Army Museum
Day 6
Xi'an-Chengdu by High Speed Train
Marvel at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum. Take a highspeed train to Chengdu and get ready to see the lovely giant pandas.
Breakfast
Luxury: Grand Hyatt Chengdu Superior: Dorsett Chengdu

Today's exploration starts with a refreshing excursion to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in downtown. It is a seven-story Buddhist pagoda first built in 652 AD to store the Buddhist scriptures and relics brought back by Monk Xuanzang during his legendary travel to India on foot.

After that comes a visit to the nearby Shaanxi History Museum, where you could discover the rich history of ancient Xian by a sweeping look through a tremendous amount of cultural relics.

Afterwards, take the high-speed train to Chengdu and get ready to meet China's national treasure, giant pandas.

Big Wild Goose PagodaThe Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History MuseumBuddha Caves in Shaanxi History Museum
Day 7
Chengdu
Meet the adorable giant pandas at Chengdu Panda Base. Absorb the leisurely atmosphere at Jinli Old Street. Experience local life at the Wangjiang Park.
Breakfast

In the morning, drive to the Chengdu Research and Breeding Center of Giant Panda to have a romantic encounter with the Chinese star mammals. Morning is the best time to visit the wonderland, as giant pandas are most active with their outdoor activities, such as playing on the treetop, nibbling bamboo shoots and taking naps under the shelters. By the fence of their enclosures, you could snap up-close pictures of adorable sub-adult pandas, and if lucky enough you could even seize the chance to see the pink new born babies in their incubators during the breeding season.

Then move to Jinli Old Street to enjoy a feast of local snacks and handpick some craftworks.

Afterwards, make your way to the Wangjiang Park to sense the most authentic leisure life of Chengdu by enjoying a cup of tea, trying the ear cleaning & massage, and learning Chinese Mahjong.

Panda
Giant pandas having fun at their wonderland
Day 8
Chengdu-Guilin by Flight
Take a morning flight to Guilin. Capture the city's iconic Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Guilin Hotel Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Take a morning flight bound for Guilin and meet your guide at the airport. The first stop of today's sightseeing goes to the Elephant Trunk Hill, a naturally formed rock mountain resembling an elephant dipping water with its trunk from the Li River.

Then move to another Karst wonder, the grotesque Reed Flute Cave, which is crammed with peculiar stalactites shimmering with dazzling colors.

At the end of the tour, your guide will help you with the hotel check-in for a good rest.

Elephant Trunk Hill
The naturally formed iconic Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin
Day 9
Guilin
Enjoy the enchanting karst scenery along the Li River Cruise journey to Yangshuo. Bike around the beautiful rural villages.
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take a Li River cruise to absorb the essence landscape of Guilin. The 4-hour-long leisure ride to Yangshuo allows you to shuttle through gallery-like mountains, lush riverbanks, and sleepy rural villages with the slow-paced drifting tour.

After disembarkation in Yangshuo, free time is given to you to bike around the idyllic countryside and inhale the fascinating and authentic rural scenery.

Day 10
Guilin-Chongqing by High Speed Train
Catch high speed train to Chongqing. Explore the Ciqikou Ancient Town. Board your luxury Yangtze Cruise ship.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Diamond / Century Sun Superior: Century Diamond / Century Sun

Take high speed train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to pay a visit to the Ciqikou Ancient Town. Stroll along the old streets to discover some small fun local stalls and appreciate the ancient constructions.

Afterwards, transfer you to the Chaotianmen Pier to board your luxury cruise ship and get ready for a leisurely trip along the essence part of Yangtze River.

Day 11
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

After the free morning coffee & tea, you could join the Tai Chi class on the deck.

Enjoying a hearty buffet breakfast, you could embark on a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, a 500-year-old wooden structure on an isolated mountain along the Yangtze River. Follow the river guide to explore the architecture gem and unveil the mythologies about it.

Tonight, you are invited to participate in the Captain's Welcome Party to enjoy the music and dance performances brought by the crew onboard. Enjoy your high time tonight!

Day 12
Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the breathtaking Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. A shore excursion to the Shennv Stream. Attend the Captain's Farewell Party. An optional shore excursion to the White Emperor City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise ship will first sail through the enchanting Qutang Gorge and then the spectacular Wu Gorge.

Disembark for an excursion to go deeper into the Shennong Stream by a dream-like wooden boat ride. Alternatively, you could choose to discover the hidden beauty of Shennv Stream by a sampan diving to the gorge.

After getting back, the cruise will pass the western section of Xiling Gorge with grotesque rocks and rapids.

Your evening will be livened up by the wonderful Captain's Farewell Party.

Tai Chi Class on Yangtze River Cruise
A nice day starts with a refreshing Taichi Class in the morning on Yangtze River Cruise
Day 13
Yichang-Shanghai by Flight
Disembark the cruise at Maoping Pier. A shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Visit the Binjiang Park and Yichang Museum before flying to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

After breakfast, you will check out and disembark the cruise ship at Maoping Pier, and then head for the Three Gorges Dam to marvel at the world's largest hydroelectric project.

Then meet your guide and stroll to the Binjiang Park.

Afterwards, delve into the Yichang Museum to acquire the evolution of the city's history demonstrated by the priceless treasures on display.

At last, catch your flight to Shanghai and capture the city's beautiful night view on the way back to your hotel.

Day 14
Shanghai
Absorb the essence of Shanghai to the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. See the city from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll at Xintiandi and visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

Today, follow your guide to ramble around the tranquil Yuyuan Garden to take in Chinese classical garden architecture clustered with pavilions, winding corridors, rockeries and ponds.

Next, head to the bustling Nanjing Road to have a glimpse of the most popular shopping street in Shanghai.

Then take a relaxing stroll to the Bund area to absorb the stunning city skyline with an array of baroque-style buildings.

On top floor of Shanghai World Financial Center, you could capture an amazing panoramic view of this metropolis.

Afterwards, wander to the age-old Shikumen constructions to hang out at a fancy bar or café.

At last, pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple built in 1882 to glance at the giant Jade Buddha statue imported from Burma.

Yu Garden
Zig zag bridge of Yu Garden
Day 15
Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your international departure flight.
Breakfast

Your wonderful China trip concludes here and you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a smooth journey home.

Accommodations
BeijingXianChengduGuilinYangtze River CruiseShanghai
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.
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

Grand Hyatt Chengdu

8, Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
The hotel perfectly locates at the city center-Chunxi Road, which 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.
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.
Yangtze River Cruise
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
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.
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.

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

Grand Hyatt Chengdu

8, Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
The hotel perfectly locates at the city center-Chunxi Road, which allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.

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.

Yangtze River Cruise

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

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.
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.

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.

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.

Yangtze River Cruise

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

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.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
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Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$30102709 US$35863228
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$25972337 US$31932874
  • 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.
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