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      线路名称: 8 Days Essence China Tour - Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo (Flight/Bullet Train between Cities)
      天 数: 8天 
      往返交通: Bullet Train/Flight 
      最后更新: 2019/7/14 
      提前报名: 建议提前5天以上  
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      CN-ESN03 ¥6460起 ¥6460起 ¥0起 95 % 021-53069239 
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      Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

      Have you ever been dreaming to visit China? From Chinas most famous historic sites, rich ancient cultures, breathtaking modern marvels, to the breathtaking Lijiang River and picturesque small Yangshuo Town which are with the unique beauty that goes beyond any words, you can experience and enjoy them all in this tour!

       

      We arrange tourists to take bullet train from Beijing to Xian, take flight from Xian to Guilin. In this way, although the tour price would be more expensive than taking sleeper train between the cities, tourists do not need to sleep overnight in the train and can completely relax in the nice hotel after daytime tour. 

       

      The cities you will visit in this itinerary are: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo. All of them are the Must for tourists who plan their tour in China. 

       

      Beijing, the capital of China, has been the capital of the whole China for more than 700 years and this citys history can be dated back to over 3000 years. Its Great Wall, splendid palaces, beautiful gardens, old temples, a considerable variety of exhibitions and museums and former residences of celebrities show its glorious history and civilization. 

       

      Xian ranks first among all ancient capital cities in China. Its time to be the capital is the longest, the quantity of dynasties which made Xian as their capital is the most (13 dynasties placed their capitals here.) in its over 3000 years history. It is the most significant influent ancient capital in China and one of the important birthplaces of the civilization of China. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals in the world.

       

      Guilin area (include Yangshuo) along the Lijiang River with the stunning landscape is one the most picturesque areas in the world. The strangely shaped hills, or karsts, limpid mirror-like rivers with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboo to conifers together with wonderful caves make Guilin a fairyland like sightseeing destination for all tourists.

       

      The Lijiang River is one of the best highlights in China, known all over the world. 

       

      Considered as the soul of Guilin where nature shows its own beautiful creativity giving to the area the rank of "the best landscape under heaven", the Lijiang River is the most famous and important natural attraction that people must visit if they have time when visiting China. Fascinating poets and painters since early ages, the Lijiang River stands today as one of the most popular and picturesque scenic spots of China. Endowed with amazing karstic hills, mountains, caves and little streams, the Lijiang River is a perfect place to admire rice paddies, bamboo groves and forests, waterfalls, water buffalos, ancient villages and the symbol of the area: fishermen and their cormorants floating by on bamboo rafts. Dotted with eye-feasting scenery, the river is always surprising with its surrounding lush landscape, fauna and peaks reflecting on the clear green and mirror-like water under the blue sky. As a real fairyland on earth, the Lijiang River is a jewel of the area, where generations of local Chinese people live by, out of the turmoil of big Chinese metropolis.

       

      Winding through some truly spectacular rock formations that have become the famous highlights of the Guilin-Yangshuo area, the river never disappoints its visitors. Along the Lijiang River, travelers can experience original activities such as taking Lijiang River cruises and admiring the highlights along the river such as the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Nine Horses Mural Cliff, the highlight section of Lijiang River from Yangdi to Xingping, the scenery on the RMB banknotes of 20 Yuan as well as doing some hiking, camping, kayaking and taking photographies.

       

      With unique beauty that goes beyond any words, the Lijiang River scenery is one of the most represented Chinese landscapes seen on traditional paintings and poems. As a breathtaking scenic spot, this China ten top tourist destinations featured on the current 20 RMB banknote is a worldly recognized sightseeing getting more and more fame all over the world. The National Geographic Magazine listed it on the Worlds Top Ten Watery Wonders; former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, millionaire Bill Gates and our former customers recognized also its beauty among the worlds best destinations. So no wonder why ancient Chinese poets called it the "best landscape under heaven".   

       

      Lijiang River Cruise 

      Taking on board for a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo County is the centerpiece of any trip or tour packages to this area. Universally seen as an outstanding highlight of Guilin, a Lijiang River Cruise offers sightseers a unique experience of admiring a true Chinese painting with green hills, buffalos, cormorant fishermen and pristine water. Guilin is definitely the perfect representation of the Chinese mountain and water, driving travelers into another world where, overwhelmed by its beauty, time is suspended. 

       

      Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:  

      Beijing: Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lunch at an old Beijing family, Rickshaw in Hutongs (Lanes in the residence area in the well protected old Beijing zone) in well-protected old Beijing area, Summer Palace (include the Foxiang Pavilion on top of the central mountain (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion)), Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Badaling.  

       

      Xi’an:

      Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an City Wall. 

       

      Guilin and Yangshuo: 

      Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces Fields, Rural Zhuang and Yao Minority Village, Cruising on the Lijiang River, Silver Cave, Drifting on the wonderland like Yulong River.              

       

      Experience in the Itinerary: 

      * Walk on the Great Wall. 

      * Rickshaw through the Hutongs. Have a lunch in the normal Beijing citizen’s home in the old Beijing Area. 

      * To know the imperial life in the Forbidden City, 

      * Enjoy the marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors.    

      * Cruising on the breathtaking Li River to enjoy the magical natural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo. 

      * Enjoy the marvelous Terrace Fields on the high mountains.

      * Enjoy the charming countryside of Yangshuo and drifting on the wonderland like Yulong River!  

        

      More Detail Info about the Lijiang River Cruise from Guilin Zhujiang Wharf to Yangshuo:

      The Lijiang River flows 83 km (52 mi) from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the karst mountains and river sights highlight the famous Lijiang River cruise. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Your way is lined with striking jagged karst peaks and lush, pastoral scenes. You can breathe the fresh air, feel gentle breeze and appreciate the fabulous landscape on both sides of Lijiang River. This scenery has long inspired artists and poets, becoming the epitome of Chinese landscapes – the Lijiang River even appears on the 20 yuan bank note!

       

      Cruising on the Lijiang River from Guilin city to Yangshuo county is enjoyable no matter what the weather is like. During sunny days, tourists can enjoy the inverted reflection of the hills on both sides clearly in the water. During cloudy days, the hills are surrounded by mist and tourists may feel they are cruising in a mystical paradise. And when the rain comes, drizzle is like a vale, which covers the hills and river, and tourists may feel the poetic connotations of this too.

       

      The Luxurious Cruising Ship departs from the Zhujiang Wharf which is around 34km/50 minutes drive to the south of central Guilin. Tourists embarking on the cruise ship from Zhujiang Wharf are required to show passport when purchasing ship tickets and boarding. They need to get to the wharf at least 30 minutes before departure to leave enough time for passport inspection. Normally it will take around 5 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo. The ship ticket also include a buffet lunch in the ship. But normally the ship staff will recommend tourists to pay more for some fish which were caught by the fisherman just in the morning. If you do not want to take the fish dish, just ignore it.

       

      The river generally has Two Sections from Zhujiang Wharf. Various attractions like peaks and villages along the river have interesting descriptive names, which calls for much of your imagination to see what it is like. Listening to tour guides legendary stories about the attractions is a delightful experience when you are appreciating the landscapes. Most are mystical fairy and love stories.

       

      In the First Section, which is from Ox Gorge (near the Bamboo River Wharf and the Mopanshan Wharf) to Water-Dropping Village, the most charming scenery of the cruise awaiting you include: Wangfu Rock (Yearning-for-Husbands-Return Rock), Crown Cave, Half-Side Ferry, Yangdi Village, Mural Hill (Nine Horses Mural Hill), Xianggong Mountain, Yellow Cloth Shoal (RMB20 banknote Scene), and Xingping Town.

       

      From Yangdi to Xingping

      Down stream from Yangdi to Xingping, the Li River passes an endless procession of distinct peaks and bamboo groves and the stunning landscape. This part is the highlight of the cruise. Pinnacled peaks pop up and surprise visitors at each bend of the river. Water buffalos patrol on the fields; ducks paddle in the waters; peasants reap paddies in front of village houses; fishermen use the cormorants to catch the fish and return them to the boat and kids go home singing songs. All these create an idyllic and beautiful scene of the life removed from concrete cities.

       

      Nine Horses Mural Hill:

      The hills and peaks in Guilin, crafted by nature, rise sharply from the ground in many different shapes. Each famous peak along the Lijiang River has been given a name based on its shape. Some peaks however require a great deal of imagination to see how it got its name. One of the most famous peaks along the Lijiang River is the 416-meter-high Nine Horses Mural Hill. The precipice of the Mural Hill is even and straight as if cut by knife, decorated with colors of white, yellow, gray and black. Images of nine horses may be seen indistinctly on the precipice, hence the name Nine Horse Mural Hill.

       

      Yellow Cloth Shoal (RMB20 banknote Scene):

      Floating downstream, after passing Mural Hill, you will find the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The cliffs are steeper and the river becomes wider and calmer here, so it is the best place to appreciate the reflections of the verdant peaks. It is no wonder that the newly-issued RMB20 note carries the image of this part of the river. The water is so limpid that the reflection of a huge yellow flagstone can be clearly seen on the water. It is like a yellow cloth spreading across the countryside, hence the name Yellow Cloth Shoal.

       

      Xingping:

      As you reach the area surrounding Xingping village, some of the most striking scenery along the Li River comes into view. The short distance between Xingping and Fishing Village (Yucun village) is the highlight of the cruise.

       

      The river takes a big turn at Xingping and the beautiful landscape and country scenery will form a lifelong impression on visitors. Verdant bamboo greet visitors along the river while water buffalo eat grass casually on the fields, peasants harvest their crops, school children play on the way home, and fisherman float along on bamboo rafts with their cormorants.

       

      The Second Section goes from Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo where you can see Snail Hill, Green Lotus Peak (Bilian Peak), and Shutong Hill (Schoolboy Hill). The scenery is equally beautiful.

       

      Your final destination, the charming Yangshuo town, sits in the midst of some of the area’s most incredible countryside. You can walk from the wharf to the West Street which is in the very center of Yangshuo County and famous for the restaurants and bars on it. In the town’s surroundings you can go cycling and rock climbing or walking and bamboo rafting. The most famous residents of the Lijiang River are the cormorant fishermen. With their conical hats, bamboo rafts and glossy, black winged companions, this traditional technique gives you a glimpse of a China of times-gone-by.  

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      D1

      Your private driver and guide will be ready for you at the airport or railway station when you arrive in Beijing. Sit back in a comfortable, non-smoking car, leave the hassles to your guide, and enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your hotel. 

      Not included in the quotation  In Beijing 
      D2

      Today, your tour in Beijing will began with strolling on Qianmen Street, an old Beijing style commercial street right to the south of Tiananmen Square.

       

       

      Afterwards you will walk north to visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of China and the biggest square in the world.  Then walk through an underground tunnel to pass Chang An Road before The Tiananmen Rostrum to get into the Forbidden City Area, visit the Forbidden City (Palace Museum & Imperial Palace, UNESCO World Heritage) - the history and meanings of it will be unlocked by your guide. Glean the history out of a place where the guidebooks leave you short. It has served as the residence to 24 emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD), but is now used as the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City has been the center of the highest authority for more than 500 years in China. With garden landscapes and an enormous architectural complex consisting of 9,000 chambers and halls containing furniture and works of art, it has become the historical landmark witnessing invaluable Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

         

       

      Afterwards you will get to the north back of the Forbidden City to explore the well-protected old Beijing zone to get an authentic taste of the style and features of Old Beijing. Taking a rickshaw to explore this charming world.

       

      There you will visit an old Beijing family who’ve lived in the Hutongs for generations, offering unique insights from a local perspective. You will also have Lunch at their home, and photograph the old lanes and courtyard houses in the neighboring Hutongs area.

       

       

      The last place to visit today is the Summer Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), an famous imperial garden with pavilions, vividly painted long corridors, temples, and a very large lake surrounded by hills. It was originally the imperial courts summer retreat, and still makes a nice place to escape the heat of the summer in Beijing. Strolling in the Garden, climbing the hill and enjoying the amazing view of the lake at the palace on top of the hill, for sure it is a location that will be the highlight for your photo album and also your memories because of its enchanting scenery.

       

      We specially include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) - near the highest place in the central mountain where tourist can have a birds eye view of this giant charming garden although the extra charge should be paid for it (we included the fee in the quotation.) .

       

       

      More Detail about the Forbiden City at Wikipeida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_City

      More detail about the Summer Palace at UNESCO World Heritage website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/880

      Not included in the quotation  In Beijing 
      D3

      In the morning, stroll with locals among the 6,000 ancient trees in the Temple of Heaven’s Grounds. Watch locals play chess, exercise, practice martial arts, and maybe play traditional instruments. 

       

      The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO World Heritage) provided a place for emperors to pray to the most high God in heaven for a good harvest. The Round Altar, Echo Wall and Imperial Vault of Heaven are rated as the key sight in ChinaYou will cover these and more.

       

       

      The last and also the highlight place of the tour in Beijing this time is the Great Wall at Badaling (UNESCO World Heritage). You’ll drive for around 40 km/2 hours to the north of Beijing into the mountains, walk and enjoy the fantastic view there.

          

       

      Enjoy a fair well dinner in Beijing. Then drive to Beijing West Railway Station, say goodbye to your local guide in Beijing and take the bullet train to Xi’an. In around 4.5 hours, you will meet your local guide at Xian Railway Station and get to the hotel by private transfer.

       

      More detail about the Temple of Heaven at UNESCO World Heritage website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/881

      More detail about the Great Wall: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/438 

      Not included in the quotation  In Xian 
      D4

      The tour in Xian will begin with the visit to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage) which is around 40 km / 50 minutes drive to the east of Xian city.

       

       

      In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Da Cien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace) around it.  (You will get into the temple to have a close look at the pagoda, but do not include stepping up the pagoda.) The Pagoda was built in 652 AD, Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals and scriptures, topped off by the best panoramic view over Xi’an.

       

       

      The tour will then move on to yet more historical milestones in the form of the beautifully decorated Bell Tower and Drum Tower (to enjoy the out view for both of them), which mark the centre of the ancient capital with their garish colors and elegant architecture. Then you will walk on the well protected Muslim streets, the well protected Old Xian area.

       

       

      More detail about Terracotta Warriors at UNESCO World Heritage website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/441

      More detail about Giant Wild Goose Pagoda at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Wild_Goose_Pagoda  

      Not included in the quotation  In Xian 
      D5

      In the morning, continue your tour in Xian with the visit to Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an. This Museum is one of the 3 best museums in China (along with the Forbidden City and Shanghai Museum). It is a perfect overview of Chinese history and not to be missed.

       

       

      After lunch, you will visit the City Wall, the most well-preserved, most complete oldest city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It is rectangular in shape and has a total length of around 14 km. The wall encloses an area of about 14 square kilometres. The city wall measures 12 meters high, 15-18 meters wide at the base and 12-14 meters wide at the top. 

       

       

      Afterwards, your private driver and guide will transfer you to the Xi’an Airport. What you need to do is to sit back and relax. 

       

      Today ends with the included flight to Guilin and the Hotel in Guilin. Your private car, driver and guide handle all the transfer for you at each end. Say goodbye to your local guide in Xian. After around 1.5 hours flight, you will meet your private guide and driver in Guilin. Transfer to your hotel in downtown Guilin.

       

      More about Xian City Wall at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortifications_of_Xi%27an
      More detail about Shanxi History Museum at its official website: http://www.sxhm.com/

      Not included in the quotation  In Guilin 
      D6

      Be transferred to Longsheng County for around 110 km/2h30m drive in the morning, you will walk up on the spectacular Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces Fields, which have been carved from the mountains for hundreds of years and widely recognized as the best terrace field scene in China. 

       

       

      In this Terrace Fields, you will pass some villages, the home to Zhuang and Yao minority people groups, featuring traditional architecture where no nails are used in construction. Their fabrics, language, folk songs, and warmth make a lasting impression. 

       

      Coming back to Guilin in the evening, and at night, you can walk in the lake area in downtown Guilin to enjoy the spectacular night view with flood lights - long zigzag bridges, twin high pagodas, very charming gardens.

       

      Not included in the quotation  In Guilin 
      D7

      In the morning, you will be transferred to Zhujiang Wharf which is around 34km/50m to downtown Guilin to take the cruising ship to enjoy the world famous Lijiang River Cruising from Guilin to Yangshuo. Meanwhile, your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Shangshuo County.

       

      Relax on the famous Lijiang River Cruise to enjoy the wonderland along the River - the spectacular limestone peaks, graceful bamboo groves, crystal clear water and farmers tending rice paddies. Your destination today is Yangshuo, a small but picturesque town around 70 km to the south of Guilin. A buffet lunch is served on this four hour cruise (included in the quotation).

       

       

       

      The ship will arrive at Yangshuo at around 2pm. In Yangshuo, you will drive into the charming countryside, via the "5 km Picturesque Landscape Corridor" to get to Silver Cave - the most beautiful big karst cave in Guilin area to explore its breathtaking beauty.

       

       

      You will also enjoy the Moon Rock on the way between the Silver Cave and downtown Yangshuo.

       

      Lunch on the Lijiang River Cruising Ship  In Yangshuo 
      D8

      Wake up naturally in the morning, Today starts as early or late as you desire in this pretty and cozy small town. 

       

      In the afternoon, enjoy the Drifting on the fairyland like Yulong River!

       

       

      Afterwards, you will be transferred to Guilin Airport (85km/1h15m), say goodbye to your local guide in Guilin and to take flight to leave Guilin.

      Not included in the quotation   
      ▲费用包含

      Price:  per person in CNY (Chinese Yuan)

      1 P

      2 P

      3 P

      4 P

      5 P

      18640

      11700 

      9390 

      8230

      7640

      6 P

      7 P

      8 P

      9 P

      10 P

      7520

      7144 

      6860

      6640

      6460

      Single Room Supplement: CNY 1440

      * For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

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      Price includes:
      1. Hard berth train from Beijing to Xian,

      Economy class flight ticket from Xian to Guilin. The air ticket price is quoted at 30% discount (if the real air ticket price is higher than the price after 30% discount, the extra amount would be paid additionally.).

      2. Private van in Beijing, Xian, Guilin with parking fee and highway fee.

      3. 3-star standard hotel in Beijing, 4-star standard hotel in Xian and Guilin, 5-star standard hotel in Yangshuo with breakfast (2 people stay in one room)

      * But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

      4. One lunch at a local Beijing citizen family.

      5. Private local English speaking guide in Beijing, Xian, Guilin-Yangshuo, include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) on top of the central mountain in Summer Palace.  
      6. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
      7. Tour accident insurance.

       

      Price excludes:
      Traffic to Beijing and leaving Guilin on the 1st and last day,

      Lunch & dinner (Except a lunch at a local Beijing citizen family. Please ask the guide & driver to take the lunch with you. Otherwise please give RMB30 per lunch to the guide and driver respectively.)

      Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.

       

      * Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.

       

      No national guide service.

       

      Please Note:

      1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

      2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

      3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

      4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

      5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

      The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

      6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

      7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

      8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

      9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.
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