CC-04 Beijing-Xi’an-Guilin-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai (9D8N)

Day 01  Arriving at Beijing airport, meet the local guide and transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon we will visit Panda Zoo. Then we will visit the favorite haunt of the Empress Dowager, the Summer Palace. Walking in this veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture, where the royal family could relax away from the formal ceremony of the court, is a pleasant experience. There are a number of pavilions as well as the Long Corridor, now a popular place for people to spend the day.
( L/D )  Overnight in Beijing
Day 02 In the early morning enjoy Martial Arts Performance besides the hotel. Today we will visit the Great Wall where you will have the opportunity to not only see one of the most impressive sections of the Great Wall of China but also take a walk along it. After lunch you will travel some 50 km northwest of Beijing to the Sacred Way with its fabulous stone animals. The way leads to the Ming Tombs in the shadow of Longevity Mountain. A visit to the Underground Palace of Dingling will allow you to see imperial coffins, burial artifacts and treasures. In the evening enjoy the Kungfu Show.
( B/L/D )  Overnight in Beijing
Day 03  Today we will visit Tian' anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Forbidden City and another age, where we will see the home of the members of the royal family and their court during China Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then visit the imposing Temple of Heaven where the Emperor came each year to intercede with the Gods for a good and plentiful harvest. In the afternoon take a visit to Beijing Hutong, is a unique form of community that exists only in China. Here, you will find " Hutong Culture "and "Courtyard Culture". "Hutong" literally means a small street or a lane between two courtyards, although the word can also mean a community within the city consisting of hutongs and residences.  Then visit the Panjiayuan Market.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Beijing
Day 04  Take morning flight to the ancient former capital city of Xi' an, and visit the ancient Xi'an City Wall (14th century) one of the most important city walls in China. Then take a visit to the Bell Tower, is situated in the very heart of the city and at the junction of four main roads. The original city Bell Tower was situated to the west of this site and the present construction was built in 1582 and restored in 1739. At last we will visit the Banpo Museum, which is located in a modern building some three miles to the east of Xi’an City. It is near the bridge that crosses the river, long renowned as one of the famous eight rivers of Chang' an. The Museum was built in 1958 and is the first museum built for a " mankind site " a habitation site of early man. Its name comes from its location on the northern side of Banpo Village. The site marks a settlement that dates to the matrilineal clan commune period of the Neolithic period. Before its discovery in the twentieth century, it had been lying in wait for some 6,000 years. In the afternoon go to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The square, seven-storey pagoda was built in 652 AD and is a fine example of Tang Dynasty Buddhist architecture.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Xi' an
Day 05  To start your day before breakfast, you will have a unique chance to experience the mysterious and ancient art of Tai Chi Chuan, a 300-year old traditional Chinese martial art, also known as shadow boxing. After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit Terracotta Warriors Museum. The thousands of life size soldiers and horses were created to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor to unite China under his firm rule. The royal tomb itself has yet to be opened but the rank upon rank of Warriors is a sight that is unrivalled anywhere in the world. In the afternoon take flight to Guilin. After arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Guilin
Day 06    Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the 13 peaks of 18,360-foot Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a treasure of wild plants and rare animals, are like a silver dragon lying in the clouds. Awesome and unconquered, they dominate the Lijiang Plain. Some have described Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a radiant cornet crowning Lijiang' s head. Scientists say she arose from an ancient geosyncline 230 million years ago in an age when dinosaurs began to increase and formed her present shape sometime during the last 600,000 years, even as late as 12,000 years ago. Spruce Apron, Baishui River and Ganhaizi Grass Land. In the afternoon drive to Dali. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Yangshuo
Day 07   Drive back to Guilin by car. Visit the Reed Flute Cave, named after the reeds used in the manufacture of flutes that grow near it. The cave system has a stunning array of natural limestone formations that are made all the more impressive by the clever use of colored lighting. Then visit Elephant Trunk Hill, as its name implies a quite remarkable example of the hand of nature upon the landscape. Fubo Hill and Seven Star Park. Take flight to Shanghai, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Shanghai
Day 08 Take the soft seat train from Shanghai to Suzhou. Meet the local guide and transfer to visit the Humble Administrator' s Garden, the Garden of the Master of the Net, cruise on the ancient canal Then drive back to Shanghai.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Shanghai
Day 09 Visit the Yuyuan Garden. Laid out in the 16th century by a Ming official, this small (2 hectares) garden is a delight of pools, pavilions and rock gardens. Strolling through the bazaar surrounding the garden, you will find lines of stores that sell traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Visit The Bund, one of the most famous thoroughfares in China and here you will see a collection of buildings dating from the 1930’s displaying their western influence and fulfilling the role of the commercial heart of Shanghai. Leaving the ancient for the modern you visit the TV Tower of the Oriental Pearl situated in the thriving Pudong area of the city dominated by the 88-storey Jin Mao building. In the afternoon take flight for leaving.


Quotation  Peak Season ( Apr. – Nov. ) Slack Season ( Dec. – Mar. )  
 ( USD p/p ) Budget Standard Luxury Budget Standard Luxury
2 – 5 pax 2236  2329 2538  2162  2255  2463   
6 – 9 pax 1783  1876  2085  1702  1794  2003   
Single Room Supplement  397   488  672  346  435  619  
10 pax up 1672  1799  1976  1598  1695  1873   
Single Room Supplement   336    399  586  287 352  543   
Monthly Special offer ( Min. pax: 10 )            1395   1452   1349   1406   
Single Room Supplement   325    376   266     339 
* 3 domestic flightS in the economic class with tax ( Beijing/Xi'an/Guilin/Shanghai )
* Soft seat train ( Shanghai/Suzhou )
* 3* hotel ( budget ), 4* hotel ( standard ) or 5* hotel ( luxury ) , twin-bed room with private shower and WC
* English speaking local guide
* Daily meals ( exclude the special flavor food )
* Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
* Transportation in the program
* Service charges for baggage handling between hotel and airport
* Domestic travel insurance

* International flights and tax
* Personal consumption
* Visa fee
* Tips for guide, driver and porter

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