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18 Day Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Guilin, Guangzhou & Hong Kong - Private Locally Escorted
  

Itinerary:


Day 1/Sept 4 Fly Chicago to Shanghai


Enjoy flight to Shanghai. Cross international dateline.


Day 2/Sept 5 Arrive Shanghai


Arrive Shanghai, transfer to hotel


Day 3/Sept 6 Shanghai
   B, L


Escorted tour to the Old Town, Yuyuan Garden, TV Tower and Children's Palace. Enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic show in the evening.


Day 4/Sept 7 Shanghai to Beijing B, L
  
  
  
   
 
  
  

   


Visit the architectural master piece hanghai Museum, the Bund (waterfront) and Nanjing Road for shopping. Fly to Beijing, capital of China, a friendly English speaking guide will meet and transfer tour to hotel.


Day 5/Sept 8 Beijing B, L, SD


See the well-publicized Tiananmen Square, then the ancient Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace and the beautiful Summer Palace. Walk through traditional courtyard neighborhoods Dating from Ming Dynasty, Beijing's Hutongs. Enjoy a famous Peking duck dinner.


Day 6/Sept 9 Beijing B, L,


Full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, Mutianyu section that now offers a cable car to the summit. Later, on the return, drive along the famed Sacred Way to visit the museum of the Ming Tombs.


Day 7/Sept 10 Beijing B, L


Tour the Temple of Heaven where the Qing emperors worshipped, Liulichang art district and Lama Temple (Tibetan monastery).


Day 8/Sept 11 Beijing to Xi'an B, L, D


Fly to Xi'an, one of the ancient capitals of China. Then, visit the ancient city wall and the Big Wild Goose Pada. Check into hotel.


Day 9/Sept 12 Xi'an B, L, SD


Sightseeing will include the Excavations of Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century, then visit Hua Qing Imperial Hot Springs and Banpo Neolithic Village. In the evening enjoy the dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty music and dance show.


Day 10/Sept 13 Xi'an to Luoyang B


Take a tourist train to Luoyang, a historical city who was the capital of China for nine dynasties. Check into Peony Hotel.


Day 11/Sept 14 Luoyang B, L


Today you will visit one of the three most famous Stone Carvings in China C the Long Men Grottoes and the White Horse Temple, etc.


Day 12/Sept 15 Luoyang to Guilin B, L


Drive to Zhengzhou and fly to Guilin, upon arrival at Guilin, tour to Fubo Hill, the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Check into hotel.


Day 13/Sept 15 Guilin B, L,


Embark on a gorgeous cruise on the Li River. Experience the magical beauty of limestone rock formations and farmland commonly seen in Chinese landscape paintings. At Yangshuo, browse at the free market, then drive back to Guilin through the picturesque countryside. Enjoy local folk music show in the evening


Day 14/Sept 16 Guilin to Guangzhou   B


Morning free to explore on own, take a later afternoon flight to Guangzhou (Canton), transfer to hotel.


Day 15/Sept 17 Guangzhou to Hong Kong B, L


Visit Dr. Sun Yet -Sen' Memorial Hall, the ancestral Chen Clan Temple. After lunch, take express train to Hong Kong (2 hours). Check into Miramar Hotel or similar.


Day 16/Sept 18 Hong Kong
    B 


Morning Hong Kong island tour to Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen's floating community and Victoria Peak.


Day 17/Sept 19 Hong Kong


Shop on famous Nathan Road for wonderful bargains of food, clothing, jewelry, etc.


Day 18/Sept 20 Hong Kong to USA


Return flight to Chicago. Arrive home the same day.


B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner SD= Special Dinner


 


Hotel List:


Shanghai: Longmen (Dragon Gate) Hotel (3 star)


Beijing: Best Western Hotel (4 star)


Xi'an: Lee Garden Hotel (4 star)


Luoyang: Peony Hotel (4 star)


Guilin: Fubo Hotel (3 star)


Guangzhou: CITIC Riverside Hotel (4 star)


Hong Kong: Miramar Hotel (4 star)


 


Tour features include:


. All intra-China air/land transportation


. 4 or 3 star hotel accommodations or best in town


. Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling


. Private escorted sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions


. Evening cultural entertainments and meals as specified


Not including:


. China airport taxes: $6 each domestic departure and $11 for int'l departure, you pay


local currency at the airports


. Chinese visa fee: $180 each


. Tips to tour guides and drivers:


. Some meals that are not listed in the itinerary


  


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For more information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-865-6221 or email to us at info@chinacustomtours.com

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