Tour Cities:ShanghaiGuilinYangshuoChengduLhasaXianPingyaoBeijing
Tour Code:ACT-Top-10

This 17 days China memory tour package for visitor lifetime joy to see the Bund Shanghai, Guilin Li river, Chengdu Panda, Xian Terra Cotta Army Warriors, Lhasa Potala Palace, Pingyao Ancient City,Beijing Great Wall and more

Day 1Arrival/Shanghai

Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, you'll be met by your local tour guide. Your driver is ready to pick you up at the Longyang Road station, and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of today is at your leisure.

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Shanghai Old Concession Area, Yuyuan Garden , Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

After breakfast, you'll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yuyuan Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yuyuan Market.
Later to visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture.
Optional: In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show.

Shanghai Old Concession Area

Day 3Shanghai/ Guilin

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Bund Shanghai, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple

After breakfast, head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghai's skyline, and stroll along China's No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.
Then ascend the World Financial Center (Jinmao Tower) to get an amazing bird's eye view of this metropolis. Then continue to Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest Jade Buddha in the world and exquisite religious artifacts.
Being free until transferred to the airport and take a flight to Guilin, the most beautiful city of China. Upon your arrival in Guilin, be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the scenic city at your own.

The Bund Shanghai

Day 4Guilin

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

After breakfast, you'll be driven to Zhujiang Pier to cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourists and a mile-long natural gallery.
This was what Bill Clinton said:‘I heard of the name of Li River long ago. Today I visit Li River. It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin. It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings.’
After about 4 hours cruise, disembark at Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Check in your hotel, the rest of today is free to explore Yangshuo and find out why West Street is so popular among tourists.

Yangshuo West Street

Day 5Guilin/Chengdu

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

Being driven back to Guilin after breakfast (1.5~2 hrs), and have an essential Guilin city tour. The first stop surely is the Elephant Trunk Hill, the city symbol. Then head to visit the fabulous Reed Flute Cave to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers with various shapes.
After the tour, be escorted to the airport for your flight to Chengdu, home of the cute giant panda. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel by the local guide.

Reed Flute Cave

Day 6Chengdu

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, Chengdu Giant Panda Base

On this day, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple, where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu and Jinli Old Street.

Jinli Old Street

Day 7Chengdu/Lhasa

Meals: B

You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Lhasa (about 2 hour's flight).
Welcome to Tibet! Your local guide will meet you upon your arrival in Gonggar airport and will escort you to Lhasa. On the 2-hour drive way, you'll enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

Day 8Lhasa

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet's pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.
In the afternoon, you'll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace

Day 9Lhasa

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka , Drepung Monastery

After breakfast, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then come to Drepung Monastery, once the largest Monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday.
Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, and the 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Enjoy the debate!

Sera Monastery

Day 10Lhasa/Xian

Meals: B

Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xian. After arrival in Xian, be transferred to your hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the ancient heart of China at your own.

Day 11Xian

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses , Ancient City Wall, Ancient Bell Tower

Today your first stop is to join the ranks of the incredible Terracotta Warriors, the forbidding sentinels of a death defying emperor, starting out through the silent millennia of history.
In the afternoon, visit the Ancient City Walls, the largest and best-kept city walls on earth. Strolling and cycling on the Walls is quite an enjoyable experience. Today’s tour ends to visit the Bell Tower, a famous landmark of Xian ancient city.

Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Day 12Xian/Pingyao (Overnight Train)

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Xi'an Muslim Street , Xi'an Stele Forest Museum , Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque

Today after breakfast, you'll visit the Great Mosque, a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xian’s Muslim community for more than a millennium. By the way, you'll stop by the Muslim Community.
Then head to the age-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the old-line Xian, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. In the afternoon you will appreciate Chinese calligraphy and stele culture at Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
In the evening you will be transferred to the train station for your nighttrain for the 1st class softsleeper to Pingyao.

Xi'an Muslim Street

Day 13Pingyao

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Ming Qing Street, Pingyao Ancient City Wall

After you took off your train your local guide will meet you and take you to have breakfast for local food. After you will be driven to Pingyao's Ancient City Wall. Used as a defensive network for the city, the gates and gate towers are very impressive. You will then be driven to the Rishengchang Exchange Shop. The shop was essentially China’s first bank and the shop is in a fantastic state of preservation including its secret vaults which held their client’s gold. After visiting the exchange shop you will be driven to the Ming and Qing Street. Lined with ancient architecture, this street shows visitors what shopping was like during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Ming Qing Street

Day 14Pingyao/Beijing Overnight Train

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Shuanglin Temple, Qiao Mansion

In the morning, after you have had breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to You will first visit the Qiao Family's Mansion. Built by successive generations of the Qiao family, this mansion is one of the most opulent in China. It was used as the backdrop for many movies including the famous “Hang the Red Lantern”. After lunch you will head to Pingyao's Shuanglin Temple. Built over 1,400 years ago, the temple is famed for its more than 2,000 sculptures which represent the height of artistry in the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasty. After visiting the temple, you will be driven to Taiyuan to visit the Twin Pagoda Temle. In the evening you will take on your nighttrain for the 1st class softsleeper to Beijing.

Shuanglin Temple

Day 15Beijing

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

Today's tour begins to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you'll enter the splendid Forbidden City, China's No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.
In the afternoon, you'll marvel at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.

The Forbidden City

Day 16Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Sacred Road, Badaling Great Wall

This morning tour will take you to size up the world-famous Great Wall (Badaling section), the key symbol of China. Flexible visiting time allows you to enjoy a lifetime trekking trip (1-2 hours' hiking), or witness the breathtaking views of this man-made wonder by taking a cable car.
After the Wall visit, you'll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road to explore the Ding Tomb of Ming Imperial Tombs.

The Sacred Road

Day 17Beijing/Departure

Meals: B
Sites Visited: The Summer Palace

Today after breakfast, you’ll visit the fabulous Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China, the next 'must see' site after the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a flight to your next destination or back to your home.

The Summer Palace
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  • Maria Pedemonte
  • Feb 04,2018, 22:22 PM
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  • Y eould like to do this tour this year Y would like to know dates of departiera and prices. Y Travel aliñe and do not share My room

  • Marisa Pedrido
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  • Somos Uruguayos, queremos saber si tienen guia de habla hispana nos intersa tour de 17 días, y si se agrega 3 días a Hong Kong cuanto se agregaría al costo. V Llegamos a China el 22/3/18. POR FAVOR RESPONDER MAIL.

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...



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.



Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.