Arrive at Shanghai airport.
Be picked by private vehicle and English-speaking tour guide from Beijingservice.com.
Be transferred to hotel for check in.
Remainder of the day is at leisure.
| Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise
Be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am.
Visit Yu Garden -one of the best Suzhou-style gardens in southern China.
Then we will visit Nanjing Road. Nanjing Road is one of the most famous and bustling business streets in the world. It is also called Chinese First Business Street. It is the window for Shanghai to open to the world and also shopping paradise for people at home and abroad.
After lunch, move on to Oriental Pearl TV Tower -the world's third tallest TV and radio tower, which combines ancient concepts with 21st Century technology.
Then visit the Bund. The Bund, also called Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. The most famous and attractive sights are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance, which are also located at the west side of the Bund. The Bund was the centre of Shanghai's politics, economy and culture hundreds of years ago, consulates of most countries. Many banks, businesses and newspaper offices were settled there, and that's why we have these art-like buildings
Have a short Cruise on Huangpu River.
Enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening.
Be transferred back to the hotel after the performance.
| One-day Suzhou Tour
Be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am.
Drive to Suzhou.
Visit Humble Administrator's Garden. Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest of all classical gardens in Suzhou. The garden is representative of Chinese classical gardens in the Ming Dynasty, which are focused on a central pond with pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers located nearby.
Then we will drive to visit Lingering Garden -the best garden in Suzhou as well as being one of the four most famous gardens in China.
Move on to visit Grand Canal. The Grand Canal, 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China, far surpassing the next two grand canals of the world: the Suez and Panama Canals. Running from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in the south to Beijing in the north of China, Grand Canal connects different river systems in China.
Take a cruise on the Grand Canal. Taking a boat ride on the old Canal can give you a full view of the landscape of a typical river town in southern China including age-old dwelling houses, stone bridges of traditional designs and historical relics.
Be transferred back to Shanghai.
Shanghai transfer from the hotel to the airport.
Shanghai to Guilin by air.
Arrive in Guilin. Then visit Reed Flute Cave -Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Then we will visit Seven Star Park - the biggest park in Guilin.
Transfer you to the hotel.
| Li River Cruise, Yang Shuo
Pick up from your hotel in the morning.
Be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful Li River cruise with lunch aboard. You will enjoy the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffaloes, cows wondering around on both sides of the riverbank.
Disembark at the one thousand year old town Yang Shuo -one-thousand-year-old town, a lovely and relaxing place to break a journey and to soak up some of China's most beautiful scenery in the afternoon.
Have a short exploration to the old town.
| Guilin – Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Be transferred to airport to connect flight to Beijing.
Arrive in Beijing. Be met and transferred to your hotel.
Visit Tiananmen Square - The biggest downtown Square of the world. Take a stroll in the square.
From the north end of Tiananmen Square, we will enter the Forbidden City -also called Palace Museum, is located at the center of Beijing. It was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Rectangular in shape, Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Visit Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 1.5 to 2 hours.
We will transfer you back to hotel after tour.
| Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace, Tea ceremony, Temple of Heaven
English speaking tour guide and private vehicle will pick you up from hotel at 08:30 am.
Visit Beijing Hutong. Hutongs are lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard). Most of them were built during the Yuan (1206-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1908) dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. Many famous operas and dramas are based on the themes of hutong life. Man-power rickshaw is arranged for you to feel the Hutong of Beijing.
Take a Chinese Herbal Medicine class for about 40 minutes before lunch.
Drugs that the Chinese medicine uses are usually plants, so it usually called Chinese herbal medicine.
In Chinese people's process of fighting with the disease for thousands of years, rich medical knowledge was gradually accumulated through the practice and understanding.
These medical knowledge be passed by apprentice dictation first, and then were written down in books, which helped the medical knowledge spread fast and farther.
After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit Summer Palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc. Take sightseeing in this beautiful garden for one hour and twenty minutes.
Taste Chinese tea, enjoy Chinese tea ceremony and have a rest in a local tea house.
China is the hometown and birthplace of Chinese tea.
Being the national drinks of China, tea have a history of four to five thousand years.
Tea culture is one of the specific representative of Chinese culture.
Proceed to visit Temple of Heaven. Built in 1420 during Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. The emperor came to the temple every winter to pray for ample harvests and good weather. Strictly built on the basis of philosophical requirements, the temple in many ways features the relationship between Heaven and Earth. Visit Temple of Heaven for 1 hour.
We will transfer you back to hotel after the whole day tour.
| Ming Tombs, Lunch, Badaling Great Wall
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.
Drive 1.5 hours to the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs is the final resting place of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors, along with 23 empresses and a number of concubines. It has a history of over 600 years. Surrounded by mountains on three sides,
the Ming Tombs features splendid landscape.
Chang Ling (the Tomb of Chang) was built by the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty in 1409 AD. Chang Ling is the largest tomb in architectural scale. The hall of Chang Ling is the largest structure of nanmu wood in China.
Visit Changling for 1 hour.
On the way to restaurant, we will visit a large scale jadeware processing factory. Jade culture is one important part of Chinese culture. We hope foreign travelers can get a glimpse of Chinese Jade culture during this stop. Thousands of pieces of jade, jewelry and handicraft articles are exhibited, from small bracelet to huge carving. An open workshop is available to demonstrate Jade carving, which enable customers to get some knowledge of Chinese jade carving processes. Visit time is around 40 minutes.
Move on to the famous Badaling Great Wall. The Great Wall was built and maintained between the 7th century BC and 17th century BC. It was originally built to protect the empire from northern invaders. The Great Wall stretches through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains for 8,851.8 kilometers.
Badaling was built in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty. This section of the Great Wall is the best preserved and most visited one. It is 7600 meters long and 1000 meters above sea level,commanding a strategic position in ancient times.
Take sightseeing on Badaling Great Wall for about 2 hours.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.
Today is free.
|Guilin – Hong Kong
Be picked up from your hotel, transferred to the airport for departure.