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Splendid Beauty of China

15-Day Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Xi'an, Beijing

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Splendid Beauty of China

This itinerary starts from Shanghai and brings travelers to the nearby breathtaking Yellow Mountain and Hangzhou to taste the fragrant dragon-well tea and visit the peaceful West Lake. Travel to enjoy the picturesque karst landscape in Guilin and admire the rural life in the countryside of Yangshuo. Visit China's star mammal Giant Pandas and learn the profound history in the two ancient capitals of Xi'an and Beijing.

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Tour Highlights
  • Appreciate the glory of the Bund and enjoy the bustling Nanjing Road as well as Shanghai's traditional Shikumen constructions.
  • Immerse in the breathtaking view of Yellow Mountain while hiking and snap some great photos.
  • Learn about the famous dragon-well tea via an in-depth tea culture tour and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the peaceful West Lake.
  • See Giant Pandas, panda cubs and maybe panda babies if lucky and experience Chengdu's leisure life.
  • Visit the silent underground army-Terra-cotta Army made and buried underground 2000 years ago and be amazed by its scale and quantity.
  • Get to the less crowded part of Great Wall and explore the largest wooden palace Forbidden City.

Splendid Beauty of China

15-Day Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Xi'an, Beijing

Code:FS03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$2911
Tour Highlights
  • Appreciate the glory of the Bund and enjoy the bustling Nanjing Road as well as Shanghai's traditional Shikumen constructions.
  • Immerse in the breathtaking view of Yellow Mountain while hiking and snap some great photos.
  • Learn about the famous dragon-well tea via an in-depth tea culture tour and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the peaceful West Lake.
  • See Giant Pandas, panda cubs and maybe panda babies if lucky and experience Chengdu's leisure life.
  • Visit the silent underground army-Terra-cotta Army made and buried underground 2000 years ago and be amazed by its scale and quantity.
  • Get to the less crowded part of Great Wall and explore the largest wooden palace Forbidden City.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Shanghai
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. Free exploration of the neighborhood.
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Welcome to China! Upon your arrival, your friendly tour guide holding your name sign will greet you at the arrival hall. Then transfer you to the hotel and have a rest to recover from jet lag.

Day 2
Shanghai
Explore the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Reach the top of Shanghai World Financial Center and enjoy a bird view. Stroll along Xintiandi and visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

Visit the essence of traditional Chinese garden Yu Garden and enjoy the beautiful layout which also presents the philosophy of Chinese people's life.

Then head to the bustling Nanjing Road and the Bund which is granted World Architecture Museum.

Get on top of Shanghai World Financial Center to get a bird's view of Shanghai, which may change your impression of China.

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

At last, visit the peaceful Jade Buddha Temple built in 1882, housing the famous Reclining Jade Buddha statue imported from Burma.

The Bund
Day 3
Shanghai-Huangshan by High Speed Train
Ramble in the Tunxi Old Street.
Breakfast
Luxury: Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng Superior: International Hotel, Huangshan

Your guide and driver will see you off at the train station to travel to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your local guide in Huangshan will meet you and escort you to the bustling Tunxi Old Street where you see local stalls as well as the traditional Hui style buildings. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel and check in.

Day 4
Huangshan
Visit the Hongcun Village, and hike on the Yellow Mountain.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury: Xihai Hotel Superior: Beihai Hotel

Get refreshed after a night sound sleep and head to the famous ancient village Hongcun Village to admire the well preserved residential houses. Walk into the local houses, shrines and old schools while local villagers' life is also seen along the way. The famous Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was shot in Hongcun Village and brought more fame to this antient village.

Then drive to Yellow Mountain. After lunch, get ready for the hike in West Sea Canyon and feast your eyes with the breathtaking scenery.

Note: Hiking in West Sea Canyon can be challenging but you can always choose your own pace and how much you want to accomplish.

Yellow Mountain
Day 5
Huangshan-Hangzhou by High Speed Train
Hike to the Begin to Believe Peak. Savor the Stone Monkey Watching the Sea.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

Please do not miss the astonishing beauty of sunrise on top of the mountain if the weather is nice. After breakfast, continue your hike to Begin to Believe Peak and walk past pines of different shapes, see the cute Stone Monkey Watching the Sea.

Take the cable car to get down to the mountain and make your way to high speed train to travel to Hangzhou. Your Hangzhou tour guide will meet you once you arrive.

Day 6
Hangzhou
Learn to pick tea leaves and stir-fry tea in Meijiawu Tea Village. Cruise the West Lake. Visit the Lingyin Temple.
Breakfast

Start your day with a visit to the local farmer's house in Meijiawu Tea Village. Our tea specialist will bring you into the tea world, showing you to tea plantation, teaching you how to pick tea leaves and how to stir-fry tea. Afterwards, enjoy a graceful ceremony conducted by our tea specialist to learn the traditional Chinese way to properly taste the green tea.

Then move to the famous West Lake and enjoy a peaceful boat cruise on the lake while your guide tells you some legendary stories of the lake.

End your tour today in the tranquil Lingyin Temple and enjoy the peaceful Buddhism atmosphere. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Meijiawu Tea Plantation of Hangzhou
Day 7
Hangzhou-Guilin by Flight
Fly to Guilin.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Guilin Hotel Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Catch your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel and enjoy a free night.

Note: Your hotel is close to Guilin's famous pedestrian street and you could take a walk to see Guilin's night life.

Day 8
Guilin-Yangshuo by Li River Cruise
Cruise the Li River. Bike around the rural villages of Yangshuo.
Breakfast, Lunch

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 and you may find the famous scene on Chinese money 20 Yuan.

Upon arrival in Yangshuo, bike around the rural village with your guide and absorb the fascinating view and see the local rural life. Then drive back to Guilin.

Li River
Day 9
Guilin-Chengdu by Flight
Visit the Guilin essence to the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Fly to Chengdu.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Superior: Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

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, catch your flight to Chengdu and your Chengdu guide will warmly greet you at airport and then take you to hotel for a good rest. 

Day 10
Chengdu
Explore the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, Jinli Old Street and Wangjiang Park.
Breakfast

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

Then move to Jinli Old Street and admire the old constructions and fun stalls together with famous Chengdu snacks.

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

Panda
Giant pandas spend 14 hours eating in total 27.5lb daily
Day 11
Chengdu-Xi'an by High Speed Train
Walk on the City Wall. Visit the Great Mosque and enjoy some free time at the Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Drive to the train station and head to Xi'an by high speed train.

Upon arrival, visit the largest and best-preserved City Wall and have an overview of this old capital. Follow your guide to take a stroll on top and find some best angles to shoot some photos of the great architecture or cycle around a bit based on your preference.

Afterwards, drive to the famous local Muslim Quarter and the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style and enjoy some free time and bargained shopping in the famous bazaar.

Day 12
Xi'an-Beijing by High Speed Train
Marvel at the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

About 1-hour drive from the downtown area, you will get to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Incredible and impressive, you will be amazed by the details of the artwork of craftsmen 2000 years ago together with its scale and quantity. 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.

Afterwards, take a high speed train to Beijing. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and then take you to hotel to check in. 

The Bronze Chariots and Horses
Bronze chariots and horses with numerous gold and silver ornaments buried for next life of the emperor
Day 13
Beijing
Visit the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Take a rickshaw ride in Hutongs. Paint a Peking Opera facial mask at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

Today, visit Temple of Heaven in the morning, soak up the beautiful architectures where emperors used to hold ceremonies.

Then head to Tiananmen Square and then move to Forbidden City, the largest collection of wooden constructions preserved today. Housing over a million incomparable treasures, it is also known as Palace Museum. Travel back into the history of ancient China with your professional guide. Then get into traditional Hutongs where common people used to live.

Take a rickshaw ride into the small alleys to explore ordinary people's houses and local life. Learn to paint a facial mask in the famous Peking Opera and learn the traditional art of Beijing. Bring this memorable souvenir home with you when you finish. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Day 14
Beijing
Hike on the Mutianyu Great Wall. Have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Marvel at the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Your tour will begin with Mutianyu Great Wall, the greatest defensive system built by ancient Chinese. Snaking around on mountaintops, it successfully stopped nomadic groups and protected central Chinese states and empires. Round-trip Cable Car is included to make your exploration easier and to save more time for you to hike on the wall.

Afterwards, drive back to the city and have a stopover to the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube to take some great photos.

Then, drive to the imperial garden Summer Palace and stroll along the peaceful lake, taking in the picturesque scenery of gardens, halls, and pavilions.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 15
Depart from Beijing
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Farewell to China! Your memorable China trip ends and you will fly home today. Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport.

Accommodations
ShanghaiHuangshanYellow MountainHangzhouGuilinChengduXianBeijing
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.
Yellow Mountain
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.
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 Grand Chengdu Hotel

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.
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.
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
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.
Luxury
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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.

Yellow Mountain

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.

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.

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.

Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior
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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.

Yellow Mountain

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.

Chengdu

Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

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.

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.

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.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$3186 US$3843
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$2911 US$3630
  • 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.
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Inclusions
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  • 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
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