(with minimum of two travelers)

US$ 1150 per person

Singel hotel
supplement: US$290

Explore China- Ancient Capitals and Enchanting Guilin (8D/7N)
Tour Code 102


Day 1 Beijing
Met by your guide upon arrival in Beijing, and transfer by private car to the centrally located first class NOVOTEL PEACE HOTEL or similar for three nights stay. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing
A popular Chinese saying goes: "You are not a real man until you have climbed the Great Wall". Snaking over the flanks and spines of the hills around you, the only man-made object visible from space is yours to walk upon and marvel at when you travel by car today to the outskirts of the city to the Great Wall, strung together from frontiers defenses first begun in the 4th century BC. After a lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, we also visit the China's "Valley of Kings" when the tomb mounds and memorial halls of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty nestle at the foot of the Heavenly Longevity Mountains. Return the city in the late afternoon, free at leisure in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing
The heart of the old city of Beijing was the " Forbidden City' Imperial Palace, a 200-acre complex of ceremonial halls, opulent living quarters, broad courtyards, intimate gardens and secret treasure houses which served as the seat of government and home for 24 emperors from 1420 to 1911. Following a morning guided tour of the Palace, visit the famous Tiananmen Square, where Mao Zedong raised the flag of the People's Republic on October 1, 1949. Lunch at a Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the imperial garden Summer Palace with its lovely pagodas, pavilions and courtyards situated around the scenic Kunming Lake. If time permits, a stop will also be made at the beautiful Temple Of Heaven, located in a large park and housing the impressive Hall of Prayers.

Day 4 Xian
Board your 1.5 hours flight to Xian, now government seat of Shaanxi Province, but over the centuries capital of 11 different kingdoms, dynasties and regimes, including the extraordinary Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) during which China's writers and artists produced much of her most enduring poetry, ceramics, painting and sculpture. In the afternoon, tour the superb Shaanxi Provincial Museum for an overview of the regions rich archeological legacy. Then visit the ancient city walls of the Ming dynasty and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Stay at centrally located GARDEN HOTEL for two nights.

Day 5 Xian
Today take an unforgettable excursion to the awesome excavations of 6000 individualized life-size terra cotta warriors and horses buried in military formation to guard the tomb Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of ancient China, who unified the kingdom and built the Great Wall. An added attraction are two exquisite half-size bronze chariots now beautifully restored and on display. Return the city with a stop at the Huaqing hotsprings and Neolithic Village of Banpo.

Day 6 Xian/Guilin
A two-hour flight brings you to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful cities that bring to life the classical scenery celebrated in Chinese paintings. Transfer to the BRAVO HOTEL in the center of the city on the Shore of Banyan Lake. Visit the underground wonders of the Reed Flute Cave or perhaps take some free time to stroll or bicycle around and enjoy the town's quiet charm.

Day 7 Guilin
Take a leisurely cruise along the Li River, which winds its way through the pointed, craggy hills, rice paddies, limestone rock formations and be charmed by the romantic effects of mist and cloud. After lunch on board, disembark at the market town of Yangshuo and return to Guilin by car through the idyllic countryside. Free at leisure in the evening.

Day 8 Guilin
Free at leisure to explore the city before your private car transfer to the airport. We will be happy to assist you with any trip extension to the other part of the Orient.

Package Price: $ 1150 per person double

Package price includes:

  • Private transfers in each city
  • Airfare Beijing/Xian/Guilin
  • First class hotel twin sharing basis
  • Daily American Breakfast at hotel (B)
  • Daily Chinese lunch at local restaurant (L)
  • Guided uided tours in a private car and admissions
  • Private English speaking guide in each city
  • Applicable hotel taxes
  • Domestic airport tax

Not included:

  • China visa fee
  • Other cost not stated as included

*Onward airfare: Guilin/Hong Kong: US$190. Guilin/Beijing: US$210.
Guilin/Shanghai US$160.


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