13-day Classic China Photo Tour

  • Tour code:CN-1-6
  • Destination:Beijing, Xi'an ,Guilin,Yangshuo Yangtze Cruise,Shanghai
  • Attractions:Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, old Beijing-Hutongs, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Olympic Plaza,Temple of Heaven,Jingshan Park-we can see the entire the Forbidden City ,Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall,Big Goose Pagoda,Muslim Food Street., Reed Flute Cave,Fobo Hill,Elephant Trunk Hill,Li River,Cycling around the countryside,Baboo Rafting, Yangtze Cruise,,Yuyuam Garden,Jade Buddha Temple,Pearl Tower,Nanjing Road.
  • 13-day Classic China Photo Tour
  • 13-day Classic China Photo Tour
  • 13-day Classic China Photo Tour
  • 13-day Classic China Photo Tour
Arrive in Beijing : Pick-up and Check-in

May you have a good journey to Beijing, and then transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.

Beijing-Tian’anmen Square,Forbidden City,Jingshan Park and Old Beijing Hutong

After having breakfast at hotel, you will visit the Tiananmen Square this morning to start your Beijing tour. Strolling round the large square is very enjoyable where you will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China, it vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life. After that will climb the Jingshan park,is the highest the point in the Beijing city,we can see the entire the Beijing city and Forbidden City,then drive to Old Beijing's Hutongs (narrow alleys) for a rickshaw ride to look around old Beijing area and enter local Family to talkto the host to know local people how to daily life.

Mutianyu Great Wall and Olympic Plaza

After breakfast, you will climb the Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu has a storied history of over 2500years, can trace back to Northern Qi Dynasty (550-570).Then driving back to downtown Beijing, you will stop by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the unique constructions and take some photos.

Beijing - Xi'an (Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace)

After breakfast,takes you to Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven for good harvest.But now for the retired people exercise.Later you will visit royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscape.After that, you will be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes about 5 hours, and along the way you would have the chance to admire a different scenery of the countryside. Upon arrival,your tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel.For transfer to Xi’an has option,we can take overnight train to Xi’an,will be there 8:00am in the morning,can save one night hotel,the othe way we take flight to Xi’an,only two hours,so total has three way to Xi’an.

Xi’an- Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

In the morning, visit one of the Eighth Wonder of the World - Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Actually it can be considered as a huge underground Museum of Military and Amy in Qin Dynasty (246-209B.C). In the afternoon, you will visit where the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.

Xi’an –Bell Tower &Drum Tower,Muslim food Street

After breakfast,you will visit The Square of Bell Tower & Drum Tower, Ancient City Wall, An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.Great Mosque and Muslim Street; take a short flight to Guilin and start a fresh feeling in China's top landscape resort famed for enticing mountains and water. be transferred to the hotel.

Guilin- Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill

After breakfast,visit Reed Flute Cave- Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", where you can see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Fubo Hill- Lots of rock stone carvings and Buddha statues since Tang Dynasty.Have a wonderful bird's-eye view of Guilin city if you climb to the summit.

Elephant Trunk Hill- Located at the conjunction of the Li River and the Peach Blosom River, the whole hill looks like a giant elephant with a long trunk, it is the symbol of Guilin city.

Guilin - Yangshuo & Cycling around country

After breakfast,Pick up from the hotel,Li-River Cruise from Yangdi-Xingping with a local private boat(2hrs on the river). Li-River cruise trip from Guilin to Yangshuo with local private boat by 9:00 am. This is the highlight tour of Li River. In this way , you can be very close to the water, the hills and the nature. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape: feel the crystal clear water, see the buffalos swimming or eating water weed in the river, the fisherman drawing the nets. Along the two banks of the river there are beautiful peaks, pretty bamboos, nice rice fields, quiet villages. visit the Xingping old town ,Xingping--Yangshuo downtown.Yangshuo Countryside Biking. Cycling around the Yangshuo countryside is one activity must be done during your yangshuo tours. It's the best way for you to be relaxed and enjoy the fantastic views. Stay in Yangsguo.

Yangshuo-Bamboo Rafting

After breakfast,take Bamboo Rafting,for fun, then take flight to Chongqin,you will be transferred to your Yangtze Cruise ship.

Yangtze River Cruise, Fengdu Ghost City

Your memorable Yangtze Cruise begins. Various activities onboard will expand your preparation for Yangtze exploration. Your ship will stop for a shore excursion at the famous Fengdu Ghost City where you can learn about China's afterlife culture. After, you'll re-board the ship and continue your cruise. Usually there will be a welcome party hosted by the captain in the evening, this is the best chance to make new friends and be immersed in the staff's hospitality. So dress up and be ready to enjoy.

Yangtze River Cruise, Lesser Three Gorges

Besides the enchanting landscape along the Yangtze River, today's sightseeing will be highlighted by the shore excursion toLesser Three Gorges. You will take a local sampan to enter the fabulous gorges. Deep gorges, green mountains, crystal waters, appalling cliffs, thriving groves and perhaps native wildlife make this excursion worthwhile. Back to your ship after the stop, the ballroom maybe an ideal place to party the night away.

Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges Dam,Yichang- Shanghai

Today the last shore excursion takes you to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric complex Mingled with local natural landscape, the Dam can boast as the newest scenic spot on the river.

After the Yangtze Cruise, you will be met by your local guide at the disembarking pier and transferred to the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Shanghai, China's largest city. Upon your arrival at Shanghai, your local guide is ready to meet you and escort you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your own leisure.

Shanghai-Yu Garden, Temple of Jade Buddha and Jinmao Tower

Today you will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha. Take a stroll or shop in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Tourists Visit

What a wonderful tour!

What a wonderful tour! "My companions and I want to thank you for the excellent guide you were for ourrecent trip to China.Ou..."

--- Dr. Shirline G. Pott 2012/08/21

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Worked with Sarah to arrange airport transfer and three days touring "Worked with Lisa to arrange airport transfer and three days touring. She is a nice, honest, smart who..."

--- Ageliki Geobres 2012/08/22

The fees/prices for the tours are very reasonable

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