Your tour - at a glance
Day 1~4 Arrival & Beijing Tour
Two full days and a half day sightseeing covering the grand Tiananmen Square, historical Forbidden City, spectacular Temple of Heaven, manmade wonder Great Wall of China, royal park Summer Palace, traditional Hutong, etc.
Day 5~6 Xian Tour & Flight to Guilin
One full day to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors, leisurely walk on the Ancient City Wall and Muslim Quarter. Before leaving for Guilin, explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaan’xi History Museum.
Day 7~8 Guilin Tour & Flight to Chongqing
Take a relaxing Li River cruise from Guilin city to Yangshuo old town, then explore the amazing countryside landscape around Yangshuo. Before departing to Chongqing, visit the famous Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave.
Day 9~11 Yangtze River Cruise & High Speed Train to Shanghai
Board your ship in Chongqing, the rlaxing Yangtze River cruise starts. Explore the stunning scenery along Yangtze River, such as Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam and interesting excurtions to Shibaozhai, Shennongxi Streem, etc. Also relax yourself with rich activities on board.
Day 12~13 Shanghai Tour & Flight to Huangshan
Experience the great contrast of Shanghai by visiting the traditional Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple, modern and prosperous Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road and the Bund, etc. Fly to Huangshan from Shanghai.
Day 14~16 Huangshan Tour & Flight to Shanghai for Departure
Take one and half days to fully explore Mount Huang (Yellow Mountain) to see five wonders. After Mount Huang sightseeing, visit Tunxi Ancient Street, Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village to get a feeling about Huizhou culture. Fly to Shanghai for departure.
Full Itinerary Day by Day
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Ni Hao! welcome to Beijing,
the iconic city and capital of China! You will be met by our local tour
guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Airport and escorted to your
downtown hotel by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of the day is
your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby areas, feel free to get
some practical suggestions from your tour guide.
Arrival Ideals: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square, now
the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern
side of the square was the site where Chairman Mao announced the
establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the
Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s five most important palaces - the Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than
9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived.
Pass through various doorways in this magnificent structure to admire
the beautiful and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow-glazed
tile roofs, white marble bases and splendid colorful paintings.
After lunch, drive to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace,
the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around
ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors while
feasting your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colorful
paintings in the Long Corridor.
Optional activities: 1) You can watch a wonderful
Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (Hong Ju Chang) which usually starts at
19:30; 2) Enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at
Liyuan Theater between 19:30-21:00.
Ancient Forbidden City Home to the Emperors for Centuries
Woo's group visited Tiananmen Square
Beautiful Kunming Lake in Summer Palace
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the
Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall. Visit the Mutianyu,
a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming
Dynasty. It will more than live up to all of your expectations! You’ll
take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and
interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its
rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall
wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu
Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down
which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your
Continue your trip to
Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of
13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who
came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also would return to
Heaven through this road. Take a walk through the largest archway in China and
Great Palace Gate and you’ll see the magnificent stone guard of 12 sets of mythical
animals and 12 officials. Then drive back to Beijing city and take a short stop
at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water
Cube from the outside.
Optional activity: After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall in Early Autumn
Our customers visited Bird's Nest in 2019
Sacred Way: the road leading to Ming Tombs
Day 4 Beijing & High Speed Train to Xian (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to the imperial site of the Temple of Heaven.
Originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good
harvests, it is now a bustling place where locals take part in
traditional activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water
calligraphy, and others.
Then get back to the central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs
- small alleys made by neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among
different Hutongs to get a feel of the old Beijing life style, visit
various antique shops and small boutiques, and truly feel the historical
changes of Beijing, also pay a visit to a local family’s home in
the traditional Hutongs.
Your Beijing tour is now about to end. Your tour guide will see you
off at the Beijing West Railway Station for a high speed train trip to
Xian (about 5 hours). You will be picked up by your tour guide at Xian
North Railway Station and escorted to your hotel in Xian. The rest of
the day is on your own to explore this ancient capital of China.
Temple of Heaven Shot by Our Customer Taylor
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
After breakfast, drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world - the Terracotta Warriors and Horses,
built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his
afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in
3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in
1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of
infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t
help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but
also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.
After lunch, return back to Xian take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall,
the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy
panoramic views of modern Xian while you leisurely examine this
well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide
with a total circuit of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit is followed by a
relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.
Optional activities: 1) Take a relaxing cycling on
the Ancient City Wall; 2) Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show
(usually from 8pm to 9pm) after a hearty dumpling dinner at a local
World Famous Terracotta Warriors in Ancient Capital Xian
Visit Xian Ancient City Wall
Day 6 Flight to Guilin from Xian (B, L)
After breakfast, head to Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is
the most famous building in the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height
of 64.5 meters, was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to
preserve classic scriptures he bought back from India during the early
Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character for Tang Seng in the
famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)
Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where
you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic
relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the
Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100BC to 907 AD). (Note:
Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction
because of crowding tourists during July ~ early September and China’s National
Day during Oct.1-Oct.7. You may check details with your travel consultant.)
The rest of today is free until you get escorted to catch a flight to Guilin
(about 2hrs), the darling of tourists. You will be welcomed by local
tour guide at airport, then be escorted to check in your hotel in Guilin
Big Wild Goose Pagoda shared by Our Customer
Collections in Shaanxi History Museum
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L)
As the declaration in Chinese textbook”
Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven”, today you will explore
this best landscape starting with a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from
Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Town. Along the 84-kilometer cruise, dazzling
scenery will overwhelm your eyes like a vast endless Chinese painting of
winding river, green limestone karst mountains, fascinating countryside
After about 4 hours’ cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and
check in your hotel. Take a short break, immerse yourself into the
stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere and be enthralled by
the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the
mirror-like river, with farmers cultivating the soil with their water
This evening is for you to walk leisurely on the ancient West Street to
experience how the western culture and Chinese culture perfectly and
peacefully coexist here. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of drink in
bar, taste some local food, or just experience the relaxing atmosphere,
you get it here.
Optional evening activity:
Watch the splendid evening performance of Impression Liu Sanjie with the Li River itself as the stage, which was directed by famous director - Zhang Yimou (usually performs for an hour between around 19:45 and 22:20).
Amazing West Street
Li River Scenery, Taken by Our Customer Santos from Canada in September, 2018
Day 8 Yangshuo to Guilin & Flight to Chongqing for Yangtze Cruise (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer back to Guilin in a
comfortable vehicle (1.5~2hrs). Then make a visit to the symbol of
Guilin landscape - Elephant Trunk Hill. A giant rock
hill vividly shapes like an elephant which is drinking water. Besides,
there are many historical sites here for you to explore, such as stone
carving, Buddhist temple, relic exhibition, etc. Then, drive about 7
kilometers to next attraction - Reed Flute Cave, a
majestic underground palace with sparkling different colors. The magical
Mother Nature condenses millions years of natural efforts to form the
incredible stalactite, stalagmite, stone shield and stone waterfall of
different sizes and shapes.
Lastly, your tour guide will take you to airport to catch flight to
Chongqing (about 1.5hrs). After arrival the Chongqing Jiangbei Airport,
you will be escorted to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port to
board your Yangtze cruise ship during 18:00-20:00. Your lifetime Yangtze
River cruise sails at 21:00! (Please note: the boarding time and pier
change based on Yangtze cruise ships, water level, season and weather,
etc. Your travel consultants will tell you the detailed time and pier
before your boarding.)
Chongqing Chaotianmen Port Night View
Gerhard from Germany visited Reed Flute Cave in August, 2019
Chusi's family from USA visited Elephant Trunk Hill in June, 2018
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
In the morning, wake up leisurely and enjoy the
gentle sunshine shining over the tranquil and beautiful Yangtze River.
It will be colorful and interesting whether you decide to stay onboard
or go ashore at river stops.
Onboard you will enjoy different kinds of activities, like practicing
Tai Chi on the boat’s sundeck, drinking a relaxing morning coffee,
attending a Yangtze River history and culture lecture, or taking part in
the Captain’s Welcome Party and evening shows.
Next follow a local guide and make a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda,
one of the “Pearls” of the Yangtze River. A gem of Chinese
architecture, this 12-story, 18th century red wooden temple on the
northern bank of Yangtze River is an architectural delight full of
legends and beautiful stories. (Note: Comfortable shoes are highly
recommended since there will be lots of stairs to climb up!)
Optional Excursion: Take a shore excursion to Fengdu
Ghost City for an extra fee. Called the “City of Ghosts”, it is endowed
with mysterious stories about underworld and cruel tortures and
different kinds of devils and Chinese demons. Entering this ghost city,
you will find many statues of demons and vivid scenes of their
perfidious activities. (Note: Once again, the visit to Fengdu Ghost City
requires much walking and comfortable shoes are again highly
Enjoy a Yangtze Three Gorges Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
Today you will sail through the spectacular Three Gorges while
relaxing on the sun deck and soak up the breathtaking gorge scenery
passing by as you drift through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge
In Wu Gorge you will take an enjoyable adventure to primitive Shennv Stream
(Goddess Stream). Switch to a smaller boat to sail down this beautiful
stream running in a narrow side gorge where you will have close-up views
of high mountain peaks and hanging coffins on the steep cliff faces.
After watching an entertaining music and dance show of local Tujia
ethnic minority, sail back to your ship.
the evening, you will enjoy the Captain’s
Farewell Party as well as dancing show with all your mates
onboard to spend a wonderful night.
Optional Excursion: Take a shore excursion to White
Emperor City for an extra fee. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge,
this excursion offers the best viewing spot to appreciate the
magnificent Kuimen Gate.
Gorgeous Scenery of Three Gorges
Day 11 Yichang & High Speed Train to Shanghai from Yichang (B)
After breakfast, you’ll begin to check out and disembark
at Maoping Port. Today’s highlight is a morning excursion to Three Gorges
Dam, the world’s largest hydropower project, located at the middle of
Xiling Gorge near Yichang. You will marvel at this gigantic dam from different
angles, learn more of the background history of the Three Gorges Dam Project and
enjoy the surrounding beautiful landscape and scenery. If you like, you
can take an optional experience to sail through Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift, the largest and the most sophisticated ship
lift in the world, which takes only 40 minutes with fresh insight into the dam
After the dam visiting, you’ll take the bus arranged by
the cruise company heading to Yichang
Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for leave. Here you will be pick up by
our local guide be
transferred to Yichang East Railway Station for a high speed train to Shanghai. After arrival in Shanghai, our local tour guide will pick you up at
the train station, and escort you to your hotel for check in. The rest of the
day is free for you to explore this cosmopolitan and lively city.
Disembarkation Tips: No matter you take Ship
Lift or not, you’ll check out and take your luggage away in this early morning.
(1) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam
for sightseeing, and then arrive at Yichang downtown around 12:30. (2) Dam
& Ship Lift Experience: travelers who are interested in Ship Lift will first
switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three
Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive at Yichang downtown around 13:30.
Magnificent World-Famous Three Gorge Dam
Day 12 Shanghai (B, L)
You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shanghai. Your first stop is Shanghai Museum,
one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round
top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception
of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many
international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy,
sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing
dynasty. To help you learn about the history and facts
about the relics in the museum easily, an Audio Explanation Device will be
prepared for you.
Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden,
a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This
garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture
with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with
roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to
refresh your mood and spirit. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where
you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional
Chinese handicrafts and art works. Next, you will drive several
kilometers to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from
the 100th floor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.
You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a
shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to
experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at
the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting
goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will
stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese
and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning
Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!
Optional activities: 1) Attend an entertaining
Acrobatic Show, including breathtaking “balls of death” acts, chair
balancing, hula hoops, juggling of benches, walking in the air, and
other breathtaking performances (usually performed during
19:30~21:00); 2) Take a relaxing Huangpu River night cruise to see the city’s most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness (about 50 minutes).
Yu Garden: A Chinese Classical Garden Built in 16th Century
Shanghai Skyline along Huangpu River
474 M High Glass Walkway in World Financial Center
Day 13 Shanghai & High Speed Train to Mount Huang (B, L)
Today you will leave Shanghai for Huangshan City. Before your departure, you will go to a wonderful walking through the charming Former French Concession which
used t be designated for the French and residential and as the premier
residential for expats and retail district of Shanghai during the
settlement period(1849 until 1943) and the Republic of China
era(1912~1949). Its juxtaposition between the ultra-modern and the
colonial past,tree-lined streets, boutique shops, historic lane houses
and villas make it a window into the city’s up-and-down history.
After the sightseeing, be transferred to the train station to take a high speed bullet train to Huangshan (about 2.5-3.5hrs). Upon your arrival at Huangshan North Railway Station, our local
guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is
free at your own leisure.
Wukang Mansion - Iconic Landmark of Former French Concession
Day 14 Mount Huang (B)
Today after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then drive about 80 kilometers (1.5
hours) to the foot of Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the UNESCO
World Heritage Sites and one of the most beautiful mountains in China.
Your memorable Huangshan trip starts!
To save energy and time, you will directly transfer by park bus from the mountain foot to Yungu Temple to take a cableway to
upper beautiful sightseeing area of Huangshan Mountain – North Sea
Scenic Area which is famous for marvelous precipitous peaks, beautiful
giant pine trees and far-reaching vision. Walk to lofty Begin-to-Believe Peak (1668m)
to stretch your eyesight over cloud seas to far distance, and then hike
about 40 minutes to Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to look down the
Dreamland - West Sea Grand Canyon. Walk down along the
stone steps to the bottom of the canyon while enjoying the Avatar-like
rising rock peaks, unfathomable cliffs, bizarre stones and tenacious
Generally speaking, it takes about 3 hours for energetic hiker to hike from the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion,
via 1st Ring and 2nd Ring to the bottom and return to the starting
point. For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the
hiking length on your own according to your, usually 2 hours for the
1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring. In the bottom of the canyon, there
is also a monorail cable trains for those who don’t want to return by
walking to transfer back to the peak area.
If time and energy allow, you can spend about one hour to explore the
Sky Sea Scenic Area where you can enjoy the sunset from the second
highest peak - Bright Summit (1840m), visit the incredible Flying-over Rock, then return back your hotel and have a good rest.
Yungu Cable Car on Mount Huangshan
Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)
Flying-over-Rock on Yellow Mountain Taken by Our Customer Andreas
Day 15 Mount Huang (B)
Get up early (usually around 5am to 6am) to enjoy the magnificent sunrise from
Huangshan. We suggest you watch the sunrise from the Refreshing
Terrance which is only a few minutes’ walking from Beihai Hotel. In
good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun
piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy,
ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your
hotel for breakfast.
Continue on your wonderful sightseeing on the Yellow Mountain to see the famous Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Then walk along the wood path to the cable station to take a cable car to exit the mountain. Your driver is ready at the mountain foot to transfer you back to Huangshan City for lunch.
After lunch, go for a relaxing stroll on the 900-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street to appreciate authentic old Huizhou-style architectures. Next comes an interesting visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory to find out how ancient Chinese people produce ink sticks (major item used to write and paint in ancient time).
The rest of today is free for you to relax and have a good rest.
Tunxi Ancient Street
Beautiful Sunrise of Yellow Mountain
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Day 16 Hongcun - Xidi - Huangshan - Shanghai Departure (B)
Today, you are going to visit two remarkable
ancient villages, best examples of ancient Huizhou-style architecture,
which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Hongcun and Xidi.
Quite different from other traditional ancient villages in China, the
layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction
techniques all retain the original features Hongcun and Xidi are much
more exquisite and grandiose, because they were built by successful
officials or merchants returning home from official appointments and
Hongcun, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276),
is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the
ancient village in the Chinese painting. The most beautiful sites are
the Moon Lake, the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, and Southern Lake Academy,
a private ancient school served for the village. One interesting fact
is that the whole village is arranged in the shape of an ox. The famous
Oscar-winner film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed in Hongcun.
Xidi Village is only about 10km from Hongcun. Its
well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles
are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place to paint
from life. Xidi is a magnificent villager of imperial officers. It
contributed about 130 government officials, some of whom were
dignitaries in the imperial courts, during Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Currently, there are still 124 well-preserved ancient dwelling with
unique style in the village.
After the sightseeing, it’s time for departure. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight or train. Service ends.
Hongcun - the masterpiece of ancient Hui architecture
Archway at Xidi Ancient Village
Travel Tips for Traveling China
Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tips
You need to pack some personal gears, such as light and comfortable walking shoes, outdoor coat
You'd better also pack sun cream, sun glasses.
Tibet Travel Tips
1. A valid passport, a valid China visa and Tibet Permits are necessary documents for traveling
2. In Tibet, we suggest you avoid strong activity; do not take shower at the first day; drink
and avoid of alcohol; better not to take oxygen if your AMS symptoms are mild. Always remember
if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your guide immediately or contact
3. A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat),
cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use.
Panda Volunteer in Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Panda Breeding is only available to see giant pandas. If you are interested in
giant panda volunteer experience, please extend to Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Shenshuping
Base or Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base instead.
High Speed Train Experience
Taking high speed train to travel around China will be unique and special experience for you.
of taking flight, you can take high speed train from Beijing to Xian/Xian to Beijing, Chengdu
Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai/Shanghai to Yichang, etc. All are within comfortable traveling
to reach the destinations. If you are interested, please feel free to ask our travel
to arrange high speed train for you.
Practical Info about Traveling with Us
Restaurant & Food
Vegetarian food Requirement
Vegetarian food in Chinese cuisine culture is usually divided into 3 categories: the Monastery
Food, the Court Vegetarian Food and the Folk Vegetarian Food. And the main ingredients are:
taro powder, mushrooms, fresh vegetables and tofu (bean curd). It will be easier to find the
restaurants in big cities of china, such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, HK, etc.
If allergic to some food
We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel
know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides
different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.
Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?
The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the
when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not
English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.
Will we be able to try some local foods during our visit?
Yes, you will. There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private
will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants, if you
interested in local food tasting. But remember, some local snacks may not match your stomach,
ask your guided for more information before eating.
What to buy in China?
In China, there are myriads of souvenirs for visitors, and each city has its own specialty.
Some of the best buys are:
Beijing: Cloisonné; Fresh water pearls
Xi'an: Replicas of the Terra Cotta soldiers; Tangsancai (Tang Dynasty hand
Shanghai: Silk carpets
Hangzhou: Longjing Tea; Silk
Guilin: Scroll paintings; China Southern Sea Pearls
Yunnan: Mounted Butterflies; Pure tea; Dali Batik (tie-dyed fabric)
Xinjiang: Carpets; jade articles
Tibet: Thang-ka（tanka）(Sheep skin wall hangings)
How to bargain?
Bargains are not acceptable in big supermarkets and department stores. But in some night markets
shops, you can bargain for a lower price, since the vendors always ask for very high price for
certain item. You’d better ask the opinion of the guide first, and then the guide will tell you
real value and quality of the item. Please note that when the bargain is processing, the guide
be hesitate to help as it may annoy the bosses. Just try to let the guides know you will
What to do with persistent vendors?
If you do not need something from them, just do not ask for price. Some of the venders are very
and if they keep selling things to you, you can simply say “No, thanks.” (Chinese
”Bu, XieXie”). If they do not give up, you just keep silence. Silence is sometimes useful to
More Tips for free-time shopping
- 1. If you think you have no desire or interest, you do not feel embarrassed to let our
DIRECTLY (since some of our guides are enthusiastic in taking you shopping)
- 2. Better to choose the shops run by the state when buying expensive articles.
- 3. Do not shop everything in one city, because every place has its unique local products
- 4. Do not feel obligate to buy anything only because the shop attendants are very kind to
- 5. Be smart consumers. Do not spend big money on things you are not familiar with. Do ask
guarantee, contacts and certificates when purchasing big items like antiques, jade, arts
- 6. Leave plenty of time for transactions. When you see something you like - buy it.
would not find it elsewhere and you would not have time to go back.
- 7. Always verify the date of antiques before you purchase them. Antiques dated before 1795
legally be exported.
- 8. Articles made from rare wild animals are contraband and will be confiscated by customs
Private tour & Group Tour
A: Private tours
- 1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are
or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
- 2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you
your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget,
All are free of charge.
- 3. Start the tour on any date you want.
- 4. Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered,
airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
- 5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible
at your short notice.
- 6. Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the
with small children.
B: Group tours
- 1. Low Price;
- 2. Share a guide and driver;
- 3. Share a clean, safe and air-conditioned vehicle;
- 4. Good chance for you to meet and make friends from all over the world;
- 5. Tour date is fixed and unchangeable.
Call your guide, or if you can’t find your guide, call your travel consultant or our office
All the phone numbers include in our confirmation letter. Keep the letter with your during your
Note: As our Beijing office is using the different guide arranging system, so
we will not
be able to provide the Beijing guide information until the day before you arrival, but once we
it, we will email you immediately.