Tour Cities:BeijingXianGuilinYangshuoShanghaiSuzhou
Tour Code:ACT-family-03

China tour operator selects some vacation packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the Great Wall Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, the Bund Shanghai, Suzhou gardens and more...

Day 1Arrival/Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing your guide will meet you. You and your family will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax.

Day 2Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

In the morning your guide will meet you and your family and you will be driven to Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. There your children will be taught how to fly traditional Chinese kites. Traditional Chinese kites are built of bamboo and cloth and are shaped like dragons, swallows, and hawks. They are beautiful works of art. Your children will be able to keep their kites as a reminder of this wonderful experience. You will then go to The Forbidden City. Home to China's Emperors for more than 500 years, the Forbidden City is an amazing palace complex, which was designed to leave visitors in awe. After visiting The Forbidden City, you will be driven to the Temple of Heaven. The temple was where the emperor would annually pay tribute to heaven. Famed for its unique architecture and beautiful landscaping, the Temple of Heaven is a highlight of any trip to Beijing.


The Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: 2008 Beijing Olympics' Venues, Badaling Great Wall

In the morning your guide will meet you and your family and you will be driven to the Great Wall (Badaling Section). Although everyone in the world has seen photos of the wall, they are never prepared for an actual visit. Its magnificence and length is astounding. After visiting the wall, you and your family will be driven back to Beijing to visit the Water Cube and Bird’s Nest, two of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Venues.


2008 Beijing Olympics' Venues

Day 4Beijing/Xian

Meals: B,L

In the morning your guide will meet you and your family and you will be driven to the Beijing Zoo. Filled with animals from China and around the globe, this is a favorite spot of children and will introduce them to China's native animals. You will then visit the Beijing Aquarium. After visiting the aquarium you will then be driven to the airport for your flight to Xian. When you arrive in Xian your local guide will meet you and you and your family will be driven to your hotel.

Day 5Xian

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses , Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

In the morning your guide will meet you and you and your family will be driven to visit the Terracotta Warriors. Discovered in the 1970’s, the warriors are one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. After visiting the warriors you will then visit a local factory that makes life sized reproductions of the warriors. At the factory you and your children will get the chance to make your own miniature versions to take home. You will then be driven to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda is the centerpiece of a beautiful temple complex. The pagoda was built during the Tang Dynasty to hold Buddhist Sutras brought back from India. The temple complex is large and filled with amazing architecture and wonderful garden areas. You and your family will then learn how to paint Chinese Calligraphy with a master calligrapher. In the evening you will enjoy a Jiaozi Banquet. Jiaozi are Chinese dumplings filled with meat, vegetables, and fruit. They are as beautiful as they are delicious. After the banquet you will enjoy the pageantry and color of China's Tang Dynasty at the Tang Dynasty Show. Fun for all ages this wonderful show will bring the ancient dynasty to life.


Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Day 6Xian/Guilin

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Merryland Theme Park

In the morning your guide will meet you and you and your family will be driven to the airport for your flight to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin your guide will meet you and you and you and your family will be driven to Merryland Theme Park. The park has something for everyone and is a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.


Merryland Theme Park

Day 7Guilin/Yangshuo

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo West Street, Li River Cruise

In the morning you will be driven to the docks where you will board your Li River Cruise ship to Yangshuo. The cruise will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. When you arrive in Yangshuo, you will stroll down the famous West Street, which is known for its shops, cafes, and bars.

Optional: In the evening you and your family will be driven to visit the Impressions of Liu Sanjie Performance. This incredible performance uses the Li River as the stage and the local mountains as the backdrop. The performance uses hundreds of performers to bring the story of Liu Sanjie to life. It is an incredible experience.


Yangshuo West Street

Day 8Yangshuo/Guilin/Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill

In the morning, your guide will meet you and you will be driven back to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin, you will be driven to Fubo Hill. Located on the banks of the Li River, the hill is the centerpiece of a small park and offers stunning bird’s eye views of Guilin and the Li River. You will then be driven to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin. The large hill has the appearance of a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the water of the Li River for a drink. You will then visit Reed Flute Cave. The cave is filled with stalagmites and stalactites which have taken on bizarre shapes. Entering the cave feels like entering another world. It is an incredible place. You will then be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, your guide will meet you and you and your family will be driven to your hotel.


Reed Flute Cave

Day 9Shanghai

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Yuyuan Garden , Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower

In the morning, your guide will meet you and you and your family will be driven to the Shanghai Museum. The museum is arguably the best in China and its amazing displays and artifacts are on par with any museum in the world. You will then be driven to the Yuyuan Garden. The garden is one of the best traditional gardens in China and the only surviving ancient garden in Shanghai. Its incredible design offers surprises around every turn. You will then visit the Yuyuan Market, located outside the garden. The market is a favorite place with locals and visitors alike and is a great way to mingle with the locals and do a bit of shopping. You will then be driven to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower where you will get a bird’s eye view of Shanghai from its observation orbs. You and your family will then learn how to make traditional Dim-sum dishes. A traditional Chinese food, Dim-sum is a favorite with people of all ages. For dinner, you and your family will enjoy your homemade Dim-sum dishes.


Yuyuan Garden

Day 10Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai

Sites Visited: Lingering Garden, Grand Canal

In the morning, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the train station for your maglev train to Suzhou. When you arrive in Suzhou you will be driven to the dock for your cruise down the Grand Canal. The canal cruises past ancient streets, under stone bridges and past old houses. It is a wonderfully relaxing way to begin your visit of Suzhou. After your cruise you and your family will be driven to the Lingering Garden. One of the most famous of China’s traditional gardens, the garden is known for its wonderful architecture, landscaping and rockeries. In many of the pavilions you will find people in traditional costumes playing traditional Chinese musical instruments. This adds to the already wonderful atmosphere of the garden. You will then take the maglev train back to Shanghai.


Lingering Garden

Day 11Shanghai/Departure

Meals: B

You will be free until your guide meets you and you are driven to the airport for your flight home.

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Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

 

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

 

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible. 

 

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local  restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

 

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

 

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

 

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

 

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.

 

Personal Expenses:

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

 

Meals:

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".

 

Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

 

Gratuities:

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.