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20-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai Tour

Code:P21
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$4349based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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China Highlights

This tour covers all the most popular destinations that includes the impressive Great Wall adventure, discovery of the underground Terracotta Army, encounter with the cute giant pandas, picturesque Guilin karst landscape and modern metropolis of Shanghai. 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.
  • Discover the holy Potala Palace and uncover the mysterious Tibet.
  • Meet China's star mammal giant pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base.
  • Indulge in the breathtaking sculpted-like karst pinnacles, enjoy a bike ride in the peaceful rural village in Guilin.
  • Board the leisurely cruise and absorb the grandeur of Yangtze River.
  • Admire the Hallelujah Mountain in the fairyland Zhangjiajie and challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Delight in China's mega city Shanghai and soak up the spectacular view in the Bund.

China Highlights

20-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai

Code:P21
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$4349
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the majestic Great Wall, Forbidden City and the incredible Terracotta Army.
  • Discover the holy Potala Palace and uncover the mysterious Tibet.
  • Meet China's star mammal giant pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base.
  • Indulge in the breathtaking sculpted-like karst pinnacles, enjoy a bike ride in the peaceful rural village in Guilin.
  • Board the leisurely cruise and absorb the grandeur of Yangtze River.
  • Admire the Hallelujah Mountain in the fairyland Zhangjiajie and challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Delight in China's mega city Shanghai and soak up the spectacular view in the Bund.
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 good rest to recover from jet lag.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tianmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Hutong and learn a facial mask painting of Peking Opera at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

Today's sightseeing starts with Tiananmen Square, the most iconic landmark lying in the central axis of Beijing. Then 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.

Afterwards, get an authentic Beijing hutong experience by a relaxing rickshaw ride to explore the traditional courtyard residences of common people. Drop by a quaint courtyard and learn to paint a facial mask of Peking Opera from a native artist. Your hand-painted facial mask could be brought home as a souvenir.

At last, transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 3
Beijing
Marvel at the less crowded Mutianyu Great Wall. Make a stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way back to the city, and then visit the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Today, you will conquer the famous world wonder of the Mutianyu Great Wall which is very 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, make 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.

Then head for an exquisite imperial garden, the Summer Palace, where you could have a refreshing safari by taking in the enchanting gardens and enjoying an optional boating excursion on the Kunming Lake.

Day 4
Beijing-Xi'an by High Speed Train
Admire the Temple of Heaven and get close interactions with locals. Hop on a highspeed train to travel to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

After breakfast, you will visit the Temple of Heaven to admire the traditional Chinese temple 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 will enjoy a lively scene of local life of seniors doing their morning exercises like Tai Chi, opera singing, shuttlecock kicking, sword dancing, etc.

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.

Day 5
Xi'an
Marvel at the Terra-cotta Army, make a mini terra-cotta figure at a workshop, ascend the City Wall, and linger around the Muslim Quarter & Great Mosque.
Breakfast

About 1-hour drive from the downtown area, you will arrive at the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. 'Incredible' is the most frequently used word to describe the underground army after people see them, which will be proved while you get there. These clay figures were vividly made, each owning distinctive facial expression, hair style, figure as well as uniform, to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Both the Great Wall and Terra-cotta Army were built by the order of the first emperor, Emperor Qin Shihuang, who  created the history of Chinese feudal society.

Afterwards, enjoy the opportunity to make a mini terra-cotta figure and you will further understand the impressive work done by ancient Chinese 2,000 years ago.

Then drive back to the city to visit the largest and best-preserved City Wall and have an overview of the old capital. Follow your guide to take a stroll on top and find some best angles to shoot nice photos of the great architecture or cycle around if you would like to.

Next, drive to the bustling Muslim Quarter and the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style and enjoy some free time in the famous bazaar.

Day 6
Xi'an-Lhasa by Flight
Fly to Lhasa. Rest of the day for a good break and get used to the high altitude.
Breakfast
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Catch a morning flight to Lhasa, which will take 3.5 hours. Please take a break in the hotel upon arrival and adapt yourself to the high altitude gradually. Lhasa enjoys an average altitude of around 3658 meters (12,000 ft), and the spots like Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery get higher altitude of 3800 meters (around 12,500ft). 

Tips: Please do not take a shower, drink alcohol or smoke in the first two days upon arrival. Please keep warm.

Day 7
Lhasa
Get humbled by the splendid Potala Palace and the sacred Jokhang Monastery. Linger in the swarming Barkhor Street.
Breakfast

A wonderful morning excursion starts with Tibet’s most iconic monument, the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace. Widely known as the symbol of Tibet, Potala has been the political and religious centers as well as the winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. Climb up the steps to get amazed at the resplendent Tibetan-style architectural art and observe the abundant treasures including statues, murals, Thangka, scriptures and porcelains.

Next, get ready to blow your mind with a visit to the Jokhang Monastery. It is widely regarded as the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism where you would encounter a lot of pious pilgrims prostrating themselves for worshipping.

Afterwards, continue your exploration to Barkhor Street teeming with close-knit souvenir shops and restaurants. Along the wander you may also meet large flocks of pilgrims doing the circuit with spinning prayer wheels in hands. Then drive back to your hotel.

Day 8
Lhasa
Wonder at the enchanting Norbulingka. Baptize your soul at the Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast

In the morning, you will head for the Norbulingka, a fascinating escape from the hustle of the city. Norbulingka used to be the summer residence of Dalai Lamas from late 1700s and the 1950s, where you will admire quintessential Tibetan-style architectures and premier gardens imbued with rare floras.

Then pay a visit to the Drepung Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple, where you could absorb the impressive monastery buildings of red roofs and white walls, and uncover the precious religious relics stored inside the chambers.

Next, you will set foot in another sacred temple of Tibet, Sera Monastery that is famous for monk debating. You are allowed to observe monks debating in vigorous postures in the courtyard at a close distance. 

Day 9
Lhasa-Chengdu by Flight
Hotel-airport transfer for your flight to Chengdu.
Breakfast
Luxury: Grand Hyatt Chengdu Superior: Dorsett Chengdu

Your impressive Tibet safari comes to an end today. Getting packed, you will be escorted to the Gonggar Airport for a flight bound for Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas. After landing, you will be met by a new guide and then escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time for self-exploration. 

Day 10
Chengdu
Meet China's star mammals in the Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Old Street and Wangjiang Park.
Breakfast

Drive to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and enjoy your time visiting these adorable creatures where you will see adult pandas and panda cubs or even the new born babies if you are lucky.

Then move to Jinli Old Street and admire the old constructions and fun stalls where you may sample some famous Chengdu snacks.

Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely walk in Wangjiang Park that can best present Chengdu's leisure life from its outdoor tea houses, busy ear-cleaning vendors, local group activities such as Taichi, Mahjong and folk dances.

Day 11
Chengdu-Guilin by Flight
Marvel at the magnificence of Leshan Giant Buddha. Afterwards, travel to Guilin by flight.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Guilin Hotel Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

In the morning, enjoy the idyllic scenery on the way to the 1200-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha for about 2-hour driving. Once you arrive, you will be impressed by the magnificence of the grand Buddha carved out of the precipitous cliff. Climb all the way up the hillside to Buddha's head part to marvel at the masterpiece of Buddhist culture up close. Then admire the grandeur of the colossal stone Buddha with a height of 71 meters (233 feet) from the bottom as you descend from the narrow zigzagged staircases built along the precipitous mountains. Finally, catch a clear panoramic sight of the majestic Giant Buddha by a relaxing boat cruise and admire the grandeur of the Giant Buddha right next to him.

Enjoy some lunch here before the 2-hour drive back to Chengdu and your guide will give you some wonderful recommendations. Afterwards, fly to Guilin and your Guilin tour guide will warmly greet you at airport, then take you to hotel.

Day 12
Guilin-Yangshuo by Li River Cruise, Yangshuo-Guilin by Private Vehicle
Take the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo and enjoy a bike tour around the rural villages.
Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you will take a 4-hour Li River Cruise to get to Yangshuo, a wonderful chance to take in the fascinating karst landscapes of Guilin. During the peaceful journey, you will be like traveling in a masterpiece of a traditional long scroll painting, seeing various grotesque karst pinnacles that bring challenges to your imagination, some water buffalos showering or wandering in shallow water or fishermen fishing with their cormorants.

Upon arrival in Yangshuo, start your bike adventure around the rural village with your guide and absorb the enchanting rural views. Make some stops at the interesting or breathtaking spots and snap some photos. Then drive back to Guilin. Enjoy your free night.

Nightlife recommendations: Your hotel is within walking distance to the famous night market of Zhengyang Pedestrian and the beautiful Golden and Silver Pagodas built at the Two Rivers and Four Lakes area.

Day 13
Guilin-Chongqing by High Speed Train
Capture the Elephant Trunk Hill and appreciate the Reed Flute Cave. Catch a high-speed train to Chongqing to embark on a Yangtze cruise ship.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Sun Superior: Century Sun

In the morning, you will be taken to the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill and be amazed at the masterpiece of nature. Then move to appreciate the fairyland of Reed Flute Cave where various stalactites shimmering in different colors.

Your scenic exploration in Guilin concludes here, and make your way to Chongqing by a high speed train ride with gorgeous natural sceneries along the way. Upon arrival, your local guide will pick up and transfer you to board the luxury cruise ship. Get ready for your leisurely boat journey along the essence part of Yangtze River. 

Day 14
Yangtze River Cruise
Join the Tai Chi class on deck. Take an onshore excursion to the Shizhaozhai Pagoda and an optional exploration to the Fengdu Ghost City. Have fun at the Captain’s Welcome Party.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join the Tai Chi class and start your morning in a traditional Chinese way.

After breakfast, you will enjoy the onshore excursion to Shibaozhai, a 500-year old wooden tower on an isolated mountain along the Yangtze River. Follow your river guide to explore its famous unique architectural characteristics and uncover the Chinese mythologies.

Tonight, you are invited to participate in the Captain's Welcome Party and enjoy the music and dance performances brought by the crew members. Have a fun night!

Day 15
Yangtze River Cruise
Cruise through the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Take boat excursions to the Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream. An optional excursion to the White Emperor City. Enjoy yourself at the Captain's Farewell Party.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today your cruise ship will first sail through the majestic Qutang Gorge and then the most spectacular Wu Gorge.

An onshore excursion is arranged to allow you to discover the hidden beauty of Yangtze by taking a wooden boat deep into the gorges at Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream.

After the refreshing outing, the ship will continue to sail through the longest Xiling Gorge featuring rapid water, rare stones and twisted course. The Captain's Farewell Party is held tonight to conclude your lifetime Yangtze experience.

Day 16
Yichang-Zhangjiajie by Soft Sleeper Train
Visit the Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy a train ride to Zhangjiajie.
Breakfast
Luxury: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Superior: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

This morning, you will enjoy the morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and appreciate the gigantic project, one of the world's largest hydropower stations.

Then you will be picked up by your tour guide and driver at the Three Gorges Damn site and escorted to the Yichang train station to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Day 17
Zhangjiajie
Soak up the magnificent scenery of Hallelujah Mountain, Tianzi Mountain and challenge the Bailong Elevator in Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Savor the "painting scroll" of the Ten Mile Gallery.
Breakfast

Today, you will be transfered to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and immerse in the breathtaking beauty of this World Geopark.

Upon arrival, you will first take a shuttle bus to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and get ready to challenge the Bailong Elevator. With the lift soaring into the sky along the cliff, you will be extremely thrilled by the excitement and incredible scenery passing by.

Continue your hike to discover the Hallelujah Mountain, the original inspiration of Avatar's suspending mountains.

Then transfer to Tianzi Mountain and reach the top by a cable car to savor the boundless rock pinnacles in countless bizarre shapes.

At last, enjoy a round-trip small train ride along the huge "painting scroll" Ten Mile Gallery to discover the spots like Herb-picking Geezer, Growling Tiger and other wonders created by nature.

Day 18
Zhangjiajie-Shanghai by Flight
Marvel at the Tianmen Cave and challenge the breathtaking Skywalk at Tianmen Mountain. Fly to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

After arriving at Tianmen Mountain (Heaven's Gate) by a soul-stirring cable car, hold your breath to challenge the glass Skywalk, under which is the bottomless chasm.

Then take the trans-mountain escalator down to the Tianmen Cave and be fascinated by this "celestial door" that is big enough for a jet to fly through. You could challenge the 999 steps to get down on foot or take the escalator (optional).

Then return by shuttle bus and marvel at the graceful 99 curves around the hillside. In the evening, you are escorted to the airport for a 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 then visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center with collections of Posters from 1960s.
Breakfast

Start your day with a visit to the Yu Garden where you'll enjoy the delightful and elaborate landscape made up of exquisite pavilions, corridors, lakes and rockeries.

Then stroll on the bustling Nanjing Road and The Bund along the riverside, praised as a World Architecture Museum. Get on top of the Shanghai World Financial Center to get a bird's-eye view of the metropolis.

Continue your sightseeing to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) where multicultural constructions in old or fashion styles are intertwined.

At last, visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center to feel the passion and energy of people in 1960s.

Day 20
Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Today, your wonderful China adventure ends and you will be escorted the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodations
BeijingXianLhasaChengduGuilinYangtze River CruiseZhangjiajieShanghai
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.

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.

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 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.
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.

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.

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 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.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$4817 US$5642
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$4349 US$5322
  • 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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We had a wonderful vacation. Thanks to all the guides and drivers. We would definitely recommend you agency to any travelers. When we talk about our trip, people are in disbelief of the service we were offered. Again thank you for a wonderful adventure! Mr. Costen Aytes
My wife and I had a lovely private guided tour in Beijing with Elysian Tour. From booking the tour and arranging the itinerary to suit what we wanted to see Candy Tang was very prompt and efficient. The Tour Guide Laora was excellent with the visit of all the attractions and the culture. Mr. Balu Santhosham
Very helpful, patient and service oriented. This was especially important with our group of different ages and different physical capabilities. Mrs. Carolyn Kominowski
All expectations exceeded. Drivers were prompt, the guides were exceptionally good at identifying our extra interests. Cannot recommend highly enough. Ms. Leonore Abordo
Thanks so much. We will visit China soon with more family and Friends. Thanks again for everything. Mr. Roberto Pazmino
Our guides are excellent at their jobs and willing to go the extra mile. We had a great time and take very happy memories home with us. Mrs. Joe Scott
We have been really happy with the guides, their knowledge and all the activities. I would highly recommend Simon in Beijing and Ivy in Xi’an who made our trip wonderful. Mrs. Renata Marucci
We totally changed our image of China! We are sure that we leave our hearts in this amazing country and promised that we will be back in the near future. My husband complained that we had too short time and wanted to stay here longer?! Well I told him that's why we need to come back. Thank you very much for everything you did with exceptional travel arrangement for us. All went well and happily leaving this great country. Mrs. Toshiko
The extra cost involved in doing a private tour in China was overwhelmingly worth it. We were able to learn about the people, the country and the history of this amazing country. We planned our trip for six months and Elysian Team always made us feel like important clients, always responding to our many questions and several changes. We highly recommend Elysian Travel, pay a little extra perhaps but get a life time experience. Mrs. Alison Kaye Luck
Loved our trip and Miss Sally is wonderful! We wish she could stay with us the whole time! Mr. Bai was wonderful too. We felt Very safe. BEAUTIFUL, EXCELLENT! It could not have been better! We have been learning a lot from your culture, traditions, FOOD! Hmmmm! Ms. Cathy Nieves
Has a great time in Beijing. Thank you all the help and support. We definitely look forward to exploring other places in China. Ms. Jayam Shah
Great visit. Wonderful tour guides. Next time more on art an museums. Private for 3 of us. Daughter college graduation present. Loved it all. Would completely do again. Thank You. Mr. Samuel Panchevre
The wave is beautiful! The people are really nice, too! We both had a wonderful time seeing this geological wonder. Thank you very much for everything. Ms. Marissa Ketsia
As noted in our Trip Advisor commentary 'It was a great adventure and an eye opening experience that's highly recommended. If you have guests that want more information we would be happy to share! Dave
The trip was (still is) fantastic. Elysian Tour did a fantastic job and we are very grateful for everything your team has done to help us and make our time in China so enjoyable! Mr. David Hopcroft
Thanks for organizing the trip. Billy is great! We loved our trekking in the villages in Guizhou and the amazing minority culture. Ms. Joanna Wa
Elysian organized our trip to China in April 2019 to visit the orphanage of our youngest daughter. We visited Guangzhou, Huazhou and Beijing. Thanks to Candy our organizer, we experienced many sites and beautiful countryside on our travels. Would highly recommend. Mrs. Lisa Neuhauser
The trip had a great experience, each and every one was amazing. I would like to say Jacob was one of the funnies and best guide that I had. Anna was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help me. Vivi, Fifi, Leaf and Christina were very kind and considerate and helped throughout. Su & Peter were very attentive. Howard and Mulan were very helpful. Ms. Gagandeep Bisla
The trip was fantastic! We enjoyed very much the tours you have organized for us. Everything went well and according to the schedule you had sent previously. In summary, we have enjoyed your services and all the guides you provided were very good. However, we would like to thank especially Amaya and Lidia for being so lovely and professional. They were really wonderful! Please send them our kindest thanks. Marcio
We have seen so much between both cities. Lily and Aaron had lots of information for us. Panda were class and we got to see a new born panda loving the tour. I love the whole trip and will definitely recommend u to others. Miss. Marie O Loughlin
We had a great time in Beijing! May was a fantastic tour guide - very kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. Guilin & Yangshuo were good! Sue was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about the area. Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip and excellent service. Sandy Luhrsen
Tons of thanks for the wonderful service, the great itinerary and knowledgeable guides that you provided for my tour of China. Everything went great. Mr. Brian Orourke
All the guides were perfect. Everything is great and thank you for your kind help and patience to accommodate the changes. It is definitely a 5 star of your service. Thank you very much! Mr. Oleg Kolontyrskiy
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