16-Day Mind-Blowing Shanghai Beijing Xian Guilin Guangzhou Hong Kong Macau Tour

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16-Day Mind-Blowing Shanghai Beijing Xian Guilin Guangzhou Hong Kong Macau Tour Highlights

  • Take a hiking trip on the remote and wild Gubeikou Great Wall, rugged enough for a good hike and away from the crowds.
  • Visit Beijing (the exquisite capital of China),  Xi’an (an important historic city and ancient capital for 13 dynasties of China), Shanghai (China’s emerging global financial hub), Guilin (famous for beautiful natural landscapes), Guangzhou (capital city of Canton Province) and Hong Kong & Macau (global financial hubs).
  • Taste China’s delicious local food including the iconic Peking Roast Duck, and other delights of China’s amazing culinary culture.
  • Discover China’s modern-day engineering miracles by hopping on the super-fast bullet train, and traveling for more than 1200km from Beijing to Xi’an in less than 5 hours. Experience first-hand, how fast, modern, and comfortable the Chinese bullet trains are!

Price Per Person: available upon request

Services Included:

  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions as specified in the itinerary;
  • Super high-speed train from Shanghai to Beijing, Beijing to Xian, Guilin to Guangzhou and Guangzhou to Hong Kong, based on second class seats.
  • Flight from Xian to Guilin, based on economy class
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide in each city.
  • Private vehicle and Chinese-speaking driver for transfers.
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes.

Services Not Included:

  • International transportation to Shanghai and out of Hong Kong.
  • China visa and Hong Kong & Macau visas if applicable
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel Shanghai Zhabei image ofe 3 star rating or similar

When your flight arrives at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, your local guide will be waiting for you, holding a welcome board with your names and Absolute China Tours on it. On the way to your hotel, your guide will give you a brief introduction of Shanghai, a modern mega-city of China. The rest of the day will be yours to explore this magnificent city.

shanghai bund

Day 2 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel Shanghai Zhabei image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Today, you will explore the Shanghai Museum (not open on Mondays). As the biggest and also the best museum in China, Shanghai Museum displays a large collection of bronzes, sculptures, ceramics and porcelain, paintings, calligraphy, seals, jade, coins, furniture and ethnic artifacts from minority groups amongst other things.

Then walk along the famous Nanjing Road, which is the most popular pedestrian street in Shanghai. After that, you will visit The Bund, the landmark of Shanghai, which is lined with dozens of historical buildings.

Finally, you will travel to the Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden. Its architecture features exquisite rock and wooden carvings, rockery, ponds, etc.

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Day 3 Shanghai - Beijing by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

In the morning, you will explore Zhujiajiao Water Town and enjoy a short boat ride on the canal winding through the town.

In the afternoon, you will board the bullet train to Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

beijing

Day 4 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Peking Roast Duck Dinner

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Your adventure in Beijing starts from Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the center of the city, where the Chinese national flag is raised every morning at sunrise. The square is surrounded by many important buildings, for example, the memorial hall of Chairman Mao Zedong, one of the founders of the People’s Republic of China. Sightseeing inside The Forbidden City includes the front halls, the imperial garden, and some of the most beautiful imperial treasure collections.

In the afternoon, you will explore another landmark of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven, where Qing emperors used to hold sacrificing ceremonies and make offerings for social stability and a good harvest.

At night, enjoy Beijing Roast Duck in Quanjude Restaurant, a time-honored restaurant famous for the dish. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 5 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Travel to the suburb of Beijing to visit the magnificent Great Wall of China. You will explore the more remote Gubeikou Section of the Great Wall, with very few people and is rugged enough for a good hike. It is about 2.5 hours drive away from Beijing and it is about 3-4 hours of hiking. We will provide water, snacks and trekking poles. Please prepare a day pack to carry these and wear comfortable shoes. After the trip, we will drive back to your hotel.

beijing gubeikou great wall

Day 6 Beijing - Xi'an by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xian 4stars or similar

Today, you will explore the old Beijing Hutongs of by rickshaw, visit a local courtyard family, learn to make jiaozi, which is a delicious snack very popular in China, and take a calligraphy class to learn to write Chinese characters with a brush-pen. In the afternoon, and you will take a super high speed train to Xi'an. When you arrive in Xi'an, you will be transferred to the hotel.

xian city wall

Day 7 Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xian 4stars or similar

In the morning, you will visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. These life-sized soldiers and horses in the Terracotta Warriors Museum are one of the most significant archaeological excavations in the 20th-century. They are a form of funerary art buried with the First Emperor of Qin in 210-209 BC, who declared himself the first emperor of China. Their purpose is to help the emperor rule the empire in the afterlife.

Then return to downtown Xi'an. You will visit the Old City Wall which is one of the best-preserved in China and enjoy a leisure walk along the Muslim Street. Muslim Street is a famous food street, where many local cuisines are available to sample and enjoy. Local cuisines are often spicy.
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Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin by plane

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Days Inn Hotel Guilin image ofe 3 star rating or similar

In the morning, you will pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum (not open on Mondays) which holds a collection of over 370,000 precious relics including bronze wares, pottery figures, and mural paintings excavated from the Tang Dynasty's tombs. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Then explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before being dropped off at the airport and fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Have a good rest and enjoy your own evening in Guilin.

Shaanxi History Museum

 

 

Day 9 Guilin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Days Inn Hotel Guilin image ofe 3 star rating or similar

In the morning, you will be driven to Longsheng, where the magnificent Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces is located. The Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces were constructed by the local ethnic Zhuang and Yao farmers over the past 650 years. From the fertile river valley to the soaring mountain peaks, from the lush forests to the stone cliffs, every inch of soil is used for cultivation. In an area of 71.6 km2, 15,862 patches of rice fields whirl upward all the way from an altitude of 380m to 1180m. The undulating landscape with the most winding and flowing curves resembles a giant abstract painting. Among the eye-dazzling rice fields, the biggest one is 413m2, while the smallest one will just allow you to put a foot into it. You will explore the terraces here. Afterward, we will drive back to Guilin.

Longsheng

Day 10 Guilin - Yangshuo by Li River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Yangshuo New West Street Hotel image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Today, the tour continues with a cruise on the Li River, to explore the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. In the afternoon, you will stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone hills. Next, you will explore the countryside of Yangshuo County by bike and see karst hills, rice fields, and local villages. Afterward, you will take a bamboo raft along the Yulong River.

Li River Cruise-Guilin under blue sky

Day 11 Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Lido Hotel Guangzhou  image ofe 3 star rating or similar

In the morning, take a Chinese cooking class to visit the local market and learn to cook several Chinese dishes. The food you make will be served to you for lunch. Afterward, travel to Mt. Xianggongshan and witness the extraordinary panoramic views of the karst hills along Li River. Next, transfer to the railway station and take a bullet train to Guangzhou. When you arrive, transfer to the hotel.

photo chinese cooking class

Photo Credit: Google Image 

Day 12 Guangzhou

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Lido Hotel Guangzhou  image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Today you will explore the wonderful city of Guangzhou. First, on the itinerary, visit the Temple of the Chen Clan. This complex was constructed in the traditional Chinese architectural style and was inhabited by the Chen family for generations. Walking into the temple complex, visitors are greeted by the ornately decorated gate. Inside the temple, you will see the exquisite wood carvings and simple yet elegant furniture that decorate the rooms.

Next, is a visit to the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum. Nanyue was a state which existed in the early Western Han Dynasty. During this period, Guangzhou was its capital city. In 111 B.C,  Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty annexed the city and later incorporated it into the Han Empire. The museum has numerous priceless historical and cultural relics unearthed from the tomb.

From there, the tour continues with a to visit the Memorial House of Sun Yat-sen. There you will get to know more about Sun Yat-sen.

Finally, before returning to your hotel, enjoy an outside view of the 600m high Guangzhou Tower.

Guangzhou downtown

Day 13 Guangzhou - Hong Kong by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Metropark Hotel Kowloon image ofe 3 star rating or similar

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guangzhou, and driven to the amazing city of Foshan. It is the third-largest city located in central Guangdong province.

The attractions you will visit on this full-day tour are the Nanfeng Ancient KilnAncestral Temple, Liangyuan Garden, and Foshan Lingnan Tiandi. In the Ancestral Temple, you can visit the Wong Fei Hung Memorial Hall and  IP Man Museum. Both these renowned individuals were grandmasters of Chinese Kung fu.

After the tour, you will be driven to the railway station to take the bullet train back to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

foshan

Day 14 Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Metropark Hotel Kowloon image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Welcome to your tour of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Your private tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Feel free to ask him/her questions about your tour, and soak in as much culture as you can, as we will take the whole day to see the best sights and sounds of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

First off, we will travel to the Victoria Peak. It is arguably Hong Kong's most popular attraction with first-time visitors.

Many visitors take photos from atop the peak, as it offers spectacular views of the surrounding city skyline, including the world-famous Victoria Harbour.

Afterward, we travel to Aberdeen for a fascinating in-depth look at the local fishermen and their way of life.

From there, we will enjoy the scenic coastal views of Repulse Bay.

In the afternoon, we travel to Wong Tai Sin Temple, a large Taoist temple located on the northern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.

The temple is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin. Legend has it that people always received what they asked for,  after praying at Wong Tai Sin Temple. It is among the most popular temples in Hong Kong. From there you will visit the beautiful Nan Lian Garden. This gorgeous Tang Dynasty-style garden is regarded as a hidden gem in the crowded city of Hong Kong by many travelers and locals alike.

Afterward, we proceed to Kowloon Walled City Park. The Kowloon Walled City was formerly built by the Qing government as a military outpost in 1847. During the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945, it was ruined and later rebuilt as a public park with the classical Jiangnan-style architecture.

After exploring the park, our tour guide will escort you back to your hotel.

hong kong victoria peak

Day 15 Hong Kong-Macau-Hong Kong by ferry

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Metropark Hotel Kowloon image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Today you will be transferred to the pier to take a ferry to Macau. When you are in Macau, you will visit the Ruins of St. Paul's, also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik, which is the remaining front wall of the Sacred Ruins of the Cathedral of St Paul - a 17th-century Portuguese cathedral in the city. The ruins are now one of Macau's most famous landmarks and were officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, you will continue to visit the Section of Old City Walls, Leal Senado Square, A-Ma Temple, and Lotus Square and Casino. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier and take the ferry back to Hong Kong. When you arrive in Hong Kong, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Ruins of St. Paul's

Day 16 Depart from Hong Kong 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

Enjoy free-time exploring until being driven to the airport for your departing flight. Thus, the end of your fascinating 16-day tour!