Magnificent China
Magnificent China
Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City, Beijing
Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven & Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
Temple of Heaven & Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
Pavilion House at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda & The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an
Pavilion House at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda & The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an
Landscapes of Guilin & The Li River
Landscapes of Guilin & The Li River
Shanghai cityscapes, China
Shanghai cityscapes, China

Magnificent China

12 nights from $2,359 per person


Taking 11 days, this escorted tour takes in Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai. You will visit the wonderful highlights of this vast country. See the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, the dynamic city of Shanghai. Cruise the Li River and see the domed mountains of Guilin. This is a tour that mixes all the cultural aspects of China’s heritage whilst also allowing you to catch glimpses of everyday life in this fascinating country. (CITS-JT002)


  • See the highlights of Beijing including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Visit a section of Great Wall at the authentic Mutianyu
  • Discover the many treasures of the first Emporer of China at the Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • Explore the Li River by cruise with lunch on board
  • Experience Shanghai at leisure and on a full day sightseeing
Whats included?
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Day 1


Meet and transfer to your Beijing hotel.

Day 2


In the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel to commence today's tour.

The first stop is Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest and historically significant public square, which has witnessed numerous pivotal events. Following that, you'll visit the Imperial Ancestral Temple, where sacrificial ceremonies honoring the imperial family's ancestors were held during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the renowned Forbidden City (UNESCO), the seat of power for 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties spanning nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Explore the grandeur of its palaces, ceremonial courtyards, and private quarters.

After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden globally, offering a glimpse into China's imperial past.

(Breakfast & lunch)

Day 3


Following approximately 1.5 hours of travel, you'll stroll along the Sacred Way, symbolizing the path to heaven. Adorned with stone statues, this route leads to the mausoleum. Enjoy lunch following a visit to the Jade Carving Artistic Center.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Mutianyu Great Wall (UNESCO), one of China's most iconic landmarks, renowned for its breathtaking scale and status as the sole man-made structure visible from space.

Concluding the day, there will be a visit to a Chinese Silk Shop before returning to your hotel.

(Breakfast & lunch)

Day 4


Today, you'll be transported to the train station to embark on a bullet train journey to Xi'an, lasting approximately 5.5 hours. Xi'an, renowned as the ancient capital of China for 11 dynasties, also marked the eastern terminus of the historic Silk Road. Upon reaching Xi'an, you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.


Day 5


In the morning, you'll begin your journey with a visit to the Banpo Museum, showcasing a typical Neolithic matriarchal community from approximately 6,000 years ago. Delve into the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO), an unparalleled archaeological marvel. Guarding the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2,200 years, this site boasts more than 6,000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, along with archers, infantrymen, horses, and bronze chariots.

Next, head to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. To round off the day, enjoy a brief stop at the Terra-Cotta Reproduction Factory.

(Breakfast & lunch)

Day 6


Today, you'll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Shanghai, China's largest and most vibrant city. Upon landing, you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.


Day 7


We'll start at the bustling City God Temple, also known as the Yu Garden Market, where century-old stores specialize in traditional arts and crafts. Following a leisurely stroll along the historic streets, we'll visit the Yu Garden (UNESCO), a true marvel of ancient Chinese architecture with its ingenious Ming and Qing dynasty design.

Next, we'll venture to the Bund, where remarkable European colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers, and historic landmarks define the skyline of Shanghai. You'll have the opportunity to admire the modern skyscraper complex in Pudong New Area from the exterior.

After lunch, there will be a brief shopping session at a local pearl shop. We'll then proceed to People's Square, a central landmark of Shanghai. Later, we'll visit the Shanghai Museum, home to a remarkable collection of 120,000 Chinese ancient treasures.

Our journey continues to the Old French Concession, renowned for its charming collection of distinctive buildings before ending the day at your hotel.

(Breakfast & lunch)

Day 8


Today, enjoy a free day in Shanghai (on your own arrangement).


Day 9


Today, you'll be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Guilin, renowned for its breathtaking scenery characterized by unique karst limestone formations along the Li River, often hailed as "the best scenery under heaven."

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and escorted to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.


Day 10


In the morning, your guide will collect you from the hotel. You'll then set off on an unforgettable 3-hour Li River Cruise, offering a firsthand experience of China's most renowned natural beauty. Along the journey, marvel at the distinctive karst landscapes, lush hills, and picturesque waters.

Upon reaching Yangshuo, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. You can put your bargaining skills to the test at local markets, indulge in some leisurely exploration of the town's captivating landscapes, or opt to rent a bicycle for a more immersive experience.

In the late afternoon, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin.

(Breakfast & lunch)

Day 11


Departure transfer to airport for your flight home



  • 3 nights accommodation at Novotel Xinqiao Hotel Beijing
  • 2 nights accommodation at Titan Times Hotel Xian
  • 3 nights accommodation at Ocean Hotel Shanghai
  • 2 nights accommodation at Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin
  • Tours with meals as listed
  • Professional English speaking your guide service
  • Internal transfers & domestic air tickets with airport tax

What's not included:

  • Optional tours, personal expenses & gratuities to guide, drivers & porters.
  • Suggested tipping amount per person per day: USD 10 for the guide and USD 5 for the driver

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