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12 Days China Tour of Beijing, Xian, Guilin,Guangzhou and Hong Kong

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12 Days China Tour of Beijing, Xian, Guilin,Guangzhou and Hong Kong is the best tour option for the first time travelers to China. This tour includes the 6 best-known tourist destinations in China, accompanied by your professional guide, you will take high-speed train from north across south China. During this tour, you will visit ancient capitals of China-Beijing & Xi'an, to know the history of China, then do the Li River Cruise to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Beijing, Xian, Guilin,Guangzhou, Hong Kong

Pick-up point:
Hong Kong International Airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Hongkong International Airport (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Summary

Day 1 Hong Kong-Beijing: Fly to Beijing
Day 2 Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall,Ming Tombs,Beijing National Olympic Stadium
Day 3 Beijing: Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven
Day 4 Beijing-Xian by Bullet Train
Day 5 Xian: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Tang Dynasty Show,Dumpling Banquet
Day 6 Xian-Guilin by Flight
Day 7 Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin: Guilin to Yangshuo by cruise,West Street
Day 8 Guilin-Guangzhou: Guilin to Guangzhou by Bullet Train,Reed Flute Cave,Elephant Hill
Day 9 Guangzhou: The Chen Clan Academy,Guangzhou's Former European Concession,Lizhiwan,Yuexiu Park,Six Banyan Temple 
Day 10 Guangzhou-Hongkong: Guangzhou to Hongkong by train
Day 11 Hongkong: Free time
Day 12 Hongkong Depature

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Pick you up at the exit of Beijing Airport
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: N/A

Upon on your arrival, our Beijing local guide will meet you at the exit of Beijing International Airport (based on your requirement) with a welcome signage" China Private Tour". And then, drive you to your hotel for check-in.

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The rest day is free for you to recover your jetlag or explore the city on your own. Our guide will give you some recommendation.

Day 2. Beijing Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Beijing National Olympic Stadium
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Your tour starts with visiting Mutianyu Great Wall, it about 70KM far way from downtown. There is an old saying "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. 

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Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local Chinese restaurant.

After lunch, the Sacred Way, affiliated with the Ming Tombs, is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs.  

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On the way back to your hotel, you are fortunately to pass by the famous Bird's nest and the Water Cube. You can take their exterior photography photographs to keep track of the two grand constructions and leave a pleasant memory here.

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Day 3 Beijing Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at appointed time. The first place for Beijing is Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time.

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After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.

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In the afternoon, drive about 6km to next imperial site - Temple of Heaven. The temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667 acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven. 

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After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 4: Beijing-Xian

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Beijing to Xian by train
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L

You will have a free time to go around Beijing city before appointed time with our guide. Then, drive you to train station for the high-speed train to Xi'an. It takes around four and a half hours. You can enjoy the scenery on the way and experience the high-speed train in China.

Upon arrival, our Xi'an local guide will pick you up at train station with a signage“China Private Tour” and take you to have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. After lunch, drive you to your hotel check-in. The rest day is free on youe own to explore the city or relax at hotel.

Day 5 Xian Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show, Dumpling Banquet
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at the pointed time. Today, you will visit the highlights of Xi'an city.

Firstly, drive you to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, it known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture which is listed as the most significant discovery of the 20th century. Up to now, there has discovered a total of 179 accompanying burial pits of different connotations and various shapes in Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum area. The discovery of these pits has provided all important significance in the research of the burial system of the Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum, the characteristics structures and characteristics of the burial pits. However, what makes people feel amazing is that of all the burial pits, none has been found survived from being burnt down. 

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Continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, also named Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'and became the symbol of the old-line Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty.

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At night, you will have a Xian Dumpling Dinner, which is famous in Xian. Our guide will lead you to Shaanxi Grand Opera House and help you find your seat for the most famous Xian Dumpling Dinner within the Opera House. In Xian, a must for visitors to try is the delicious dumplings. While tasting those dumplings, customers will be astonished by the cooks' smart cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. It seems that all of the indigenous meat and vegetables can be used for the dumplings' stuffing, such as pork, mutton, beef as well as celery, radish, cabbages, etc. Nowadays, by the cooks' continuously improving, the dumpling has been one of the local best foods to entertain visitors from home and abroad..

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After dinner, you will enjoy the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, which is a performance of music and dance that imitate the Tang Dynasty over one thousand-year ago. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

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Drive you back to your hotel.

Day 6 Xian-Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Xian- Gulin by flight
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

You will have a free time to go around Xian before appointed time with our guide. Then, drive you to Xian airport for the flight to Gulin. It takes around 2 hours from Xian to Guilin.

Upon arrival, our Gulin local guide will pick you up at the exit of airport with a signage"China Private Tour" and take you to have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. After lunch, drive you to your hotel check-in. The rest day is free on youe own to explore the city or relax at hotel. After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 7 Gulin-Yangshuo-Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Li River Cruise, West Street
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel, and then escort you to the Pier, where you will start the Guilin Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. The boarding time is scheduled at 9:30am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With our guide's company and interpretation, you could immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River. 

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After disembarkation, we will drive you to see the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo. You will visit West Street, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China.

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Drive back to your hotel in Guilin.

Day 8 Guilin-Guangzhou

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill, Guilin to Guangzhou by train
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guangzhou
  • Meal: B,L,D

Today the first stop is Reed Flute Cave. It is a natural limestone cave in Guilin, Guangxi Province of China and has been one of the most interesting attractions for over 1200 years in Guilin. It is also known as "the Palace of Natural Arts". The place is called Reed Flute Cave because of the abundance of reed plants present outside the cave. The reeds are used by the locals to make flutes.

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Then, drive you to Elephant Trunk Hill(Xiangbishan), it is regarded as the symbol of Guilin. The name was chosen because the hill looks like a giant elephant dipping its trunk into the river. The green water of Li River in front of it and the clear spring at the foot make Elephant Trunk Hill one of the most famous hills in Guilin City. The Elephant Hill has several features: - Water Moon Cave (Shuiyue dong), Elephant's Eye Stone, and Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple.

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You will have a Chinese lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Guilin West Railway Station for the bullet train to Guangzhou. The train takes about three and a half hours, which is very comfortable. 

Upon your arrival, you will be picked up at train station by our Guangzhou lcoal guide and take you for dinner. After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel in Guangzhou.

Day 9: Guangzhou Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Guangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The Chen Clan Academy, Guangzhou's Former European Concession, Lizhiwan, Yuexiu Park, Six Banyan Temple
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guangzhou
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel lobby around 9:00am. The first stop is The Chen Clan Academy, is a unique complex and a fascinating monument to South China's culture and to anyone from Guangdong Province with the common surname Chen. You will spend 1 hour inside.

And then, continue your tour to the heart of Guangzhou's Former European Concession, France and England both set up shop on this sandy river island in 1859 toward the end of the Opium Wars, Shamian Island is home to a number of colonial era buildings, including a restored French Catholic church, Our Lady of Lourdes;

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Next, pay a visit for Lizhiwan, a 743 meters (813 yards) canal which links Shamian Island and Liwan Lake, you will have the chance to explore this attractive waterway which is surrounded by greenery, period-style buildings and numerous shops and restaurants selling traditional Cantonese food.

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You will have a Chinese lunch at local restaurant to try some cantonese food. Guangzhou city also regarded as paradise of food.

After lunch, Yuexiu Park, the largest park in downtown Guangzhou covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres) and consisting of three artificial lakes and Yuexiu Mountain's seven hills.

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The last stop for the tour is Six Banyan Temple. It is an ancient Buddhist temple which was built in 537 during the Liang Dynasty. 

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After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 10 Guangzhou-Hongkong

  • Place&Transport: Guangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Guangzhou to Hongkong by train
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Hongkong
  • Meal: B

Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and escort you to the train station to Hongkong. Upon arrival, meet your Hong Kong guide and transfer to hotel. The rest day is free on your own to explore the city.

Day 11: Hongkong

  • Place&Transport: Hongkong
  • Today's Activities: Free Time
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Hongkong
  • Meal: B

Today still free on your own to explore the city. Our guide will give you some good recommendation for shopping,eating...

We recommend Temple Street night market in Kowloon near you hotel, open from 4pm to midnight. There is an astonishing variety of clothing, electronic gadgets, luggage etc. Even if you're not into shopping, the narrow streets and atmosphere are an experience to remember.

Day 12: Hongkong Depature

  • Place&Transport: Hongkong
  • Today's Activities: Hongkong Depature
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B

Our guide and driver will meet you at appointed time, dirve you to airport for your flight to next destinastion or back home. Our service ends!

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


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2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
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