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17 Days Classic Historical and Picturesque City Tour

Price From: US$ 2,368

Departure: Daily
Duration: 17 days
Accommodation: 16 nights in well selected hotel (2 persons share one room with daily breakfasts).
Destination: Beijing - Jinan - Qufu - Taian - Jinan - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai - Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - Guangzhou - Hong Kong
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide is available, if need, please contact us!  

Itinerary of: 17 Days Classic Historical and Picturesque City Tour

Day 1
Arrival in Beijing

Pick you up from Beijing Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.

Day 2
Beijing (B, L, D)
Tiananmen Square

Visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Enjoy Beijing Duck Dinner in a famous Quanjude restaurant.
- Tiananmen Square: the largest public square in the world. It is 880 meters from north to south, and 500 meters from east to west, with a total area of 440,000 square meters and can hold one million people.
- Forbidden City: the largest ancient imperial palaces where 24 emperors, 14 of the Ming and 10 of the Qing, ruled the country from here over a span of nearly 500 years.
- Temple of Heaven: The temple was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.

Day 3
Beijing (B, L)
Badaling Great Wall

Visit the Badaling Great Wall. To avoid having lunch at shopping site restaurants, you will be driven to have Sichuan food at a local popular restaurant. Visit the Sacred Way, the Ming Tomb, the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Center) in the afternoon. Enjoy the Peking Opera in the evening.
- Badaling Great Wall: OAs its name implies it gives access to every direction. With an elevation of 600 meters it is the most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
- Ming Tomb: it is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China. They are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
 

Day 4
Beijing - Jinan (B)
Baotu Spring

Visit the Summer Palace. Take a flight to Jinan and transfer to the Hotel. Visit theBaotu Spring and the Black Tiger Spring.
- Baotu Spring Park: is a natural rock and spring garden located in the center of Jinan City and the Baotu spring is the best among the 72 springs in Jinan City.

Day 5
Day 5: Jinan - Qufu (B)
Confucius Temple

Drive to Qufu and transfer to the hotel. Full day Confucius culture tour covers the Confucius Mansion, the Confucius Temple and the Confucius Forest.
- Confucius Mansion: It is the largest popular mansion next to the imperial palaces of Ming and Qing Dynasty in China.
- Confucius Temple: Confucius Temple is a maze of large halls, bell towers, dragon-relief columns, steles and extremely old cypresses propped up by metal hoists.
- Confucius Forest: Confucian Family Cemetery has been the historic burial ground of the Kong family for over 2000 years and reflects an almost uninterrupted continuity of almost eighty generations.

Day 6
Qufu - Tai an - Jinan (B)
Mt. Tai

Drive to Tai an. Visit the Mt. Tai by cable car and the Daimao Temple. Transfer back to Jinan and check in at the hotel again.
- Mt. Tai: is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, and to the south of the provincial capital Jinan in Shandong Province, China. 

Day 7
Jinan - Shanghai (B)

Take a flight to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is free.

Day 8
Shanghai (B, L)
Shanghai Yu Garden

Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, transfer you to the Bund area, and have a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Enjoy Acrobatics show in the evening.
- Shanghai Museum: ranked as China's best museum.
- Yuyuan Garden: is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.
- The Bund: the picturesque bund with tall building of various tower over the river, looking as a museum of modern world architecture.

Day 9
Shanghai - Suzhou (B, L)
Humble Administrator's Garden

Take a soft seat train to Suzhou and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Tiger Hill, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Garden of the Master of the Nets.
- Tiger Hill: The capital of Wu state of the Spring and Autumn Period. It is said to be the tomb of King Kelu. As a iconic landmark of Suzhou, the Tiger Hill is regarded as the "No.1 Resort in Wuzhong."
- Humble Administrator's Garden: One of the largest private gardens in China. It was built in 1509, the 4th year during Zhengde reign of the Ming Dynasty. It is considered as one of China's four most famous gardens along with Summer Palace, the Mountain Resort of Chengde and the Lingering Garden.
- Garden of the Master of the Nets: It was initially a private garden built by Shi Zhengzhi, a vice minister in The Southern Song Dynasty. It is considered as a good example among small-sized gardens in Suzhou.

Day 10
Suzhou - Shanghai - Guilin (B, L)
Reed Flute Cave

Drive to Shanghai airport. Take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Reed Flute Cave. Enjoy Ethnic Songs and Dances at Lijiang Theatre in the evening.
- Reed Flute Cave: One of the most famous caves in Guilin. The 240-meter-long cave contains numerous grotesque-shaped stalactities that form four zones of the cave: Stone Forest, Heavenly Pillar and Cloud Mountain, Crystal Palace and Zigzagging Gallery.

Day 11
Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin (B, L)
Longji Terrace Field

Drive to Longsheng. Visit the Longji Terraced Fields, the Villages of Zhuang Minority People and Yao Minority People and the Suspension Bridge in small size. Transfer back to Guilin.
-Longji Terraced Fields: located in Longsheng County about 100 kilometers away from Guilin, was started during the Yuan dynasty about 700 years ago by the Zhuang people and finished during the Qing dynasty.

Day 12
Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L)
Li River cruise

Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival at Yangshuo. A short bicycle trip to the countryside will then be arranged. You will visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there. Alternatively, you can take our electric car instead of taking bicycles.
- Li River: From Guilin to Yangshuo. To travel the river, one will find its natural sights vary in different weathers, but are all beautiful.
- Yangshuo: An ancient city town. Yangshuo is famous for its attractive hills and waters as well as its abundant production particularly for such fruits as sweet orange, tangerine, pomelo and persimmon.

Day 13
Yangshuo (B)
Yangshuo Xijie

This day is free. You could enjoy the beautiful view of Yangshuo by yourself. You can rent a bicycle to visit the Moon Hill and the Big Banian Tree.

Day 14
Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou (B, L)
Elephant Trunk Hill

Transfer back to Guilin. Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill and the Fubo Hill. Take a flight to Guangzhou and transfer to the hotel.
- Elephant Trunk Hill: shapes just like an elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk, thus its name. The symbol of Guilin. 
- Fubo Hill: It stands by the Lijiang River in the northern Guilin. Tourists may ascend the Halfway Pavilion and the mountaintop to overlook the picturesque landscapes of Guilin.

Day 15
Guangzhou - Hong Kong (B, L)
Chen Family Temple

Visit Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, the Five-Ram Statue, Chen Family Temple, the Qingping Market and the Shamian Island. Take an express train to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, please go to the hotel we have booked for you by yourselves.
- Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall: was constructed between 1929 and 1931, it is a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, it is constructed by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese.
- Chen Family Temple: It is built in 1890 during the Qing Dynasty, it is one of the scarce clan ancestral temples in China. Today, it is a museum exhibiting masterpieces of stone carving, wood carving, brick carving, ivory carving and other traditional crafts.

Day 16
Day 16: Hong Kong (B)
Victoria Bay

The hotel accommodation with breakfast is reserved today. You are suggested to have a half-day Hong Kong Island Tour. Peak tram ride to mid-level of Central District then to the Victoria Peak, visit the Repulse Bay, Aberdeen and Stanley Market on your own.
- Victoria Peak: also called Mount Austin, is one of the most famous tourist attractions, it is a good place to view the scene of Hong Kong.
- Repulse Bay: it is the most spectacular bay in the region that located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
- Stanley Market: once a common fishing village now developed into a famous scenic spot that visitors to Hong Kong should not ignore.

Day 17
Departure from Hong Kong (B)

You will get to the airport to board your homeward flight by yourselves.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
City Luxury Class Standard Class
Beijing Beijing International Hotel Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel
Jinan Crowne Plaza Guihe Hotel Shungeng Hillview Hotel
Qufu  Queli Hotel Queli Hotel
Shanghai Shanghai Ramada Plaza Hotel  Shanghai Days Hotel
Suzhou Suzhou Sheraton Hotel Suzhou Holiday Inn Jasmine Hotel
Guilin  Guilin Sheraton Hotel  Guilin Guishan Hotel
Yangshuo Yangshuo Paradesa Resort Hotel  Yangshuo Paradesa Resort Hotel
Guangzhou Guangzhou Marriott China Hotel Guangzhou Baiyun Hotel
Hong Kong  Hong Kong InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel Hongkong Regal Kowloon Hotel

 

Price including:
1. Internal flights & taxes and train tickets as mentioned above;
2. Two Shared One Room Hotels with daily breakfasts;
3. Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
4. Excellent individual English-speaking tour guide & driver;
5. Private air-conditioned car or van;
6. Entrance fees to all tourist sites;
7. Pick-up and drop-off service between the airport (train station) and the hotel.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Visa Fees;
3. Personal Expenses;
4. Single Room Supplement;
5. Tips to the driver and the guide.

 

Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
2. You could choose any hotel in our website and tell us, we will tell you a price of this tour.
3. Children taller than 1.1 meter should be charged as full price, children shorter than 1.1 meter should be charged only half of the price.

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