12-Day Classic China Tour

12-Day Classic China Tour

It is the most classic tour of China that covers the north, west, south and east parts of the country. It includes almost all the wonders of China: The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terra-Cotta Warriors and the Li River, all mixed with the unique country scenery of rivers and mountains, fashionable colonial-area architecture and a beautiful water town. It is indeed the itinerary which offers you the whole view of China!
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai
12 days
Family, Classic, Wildlife and Nature, Historical and Culture, Gourmet and Food
FROM $3750
per person


Day 1

Arrive in Beijing - No Meals

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities).

You will be picked up by a U China Travel guide at the airport who will be holding a sign bearing your name(s). Our local guide will walk you to the parking lot, load your luggage into the car and escort you with a professional driver to your hotel for check-in. Along the way from the airport to hotel, our guide will give you a run-down of the city’s history and main attractions.

Day 2

Beijing - Breakfast, Lunch

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Dadong Duck Restaurant

Day 3

Beijing - Breakfast, Lunch

Great Wall at Mutianyu with Cable Car or Toboggan, Beijing Hutong-The Old Alleys with Quadrangles, Beijing Drum Tower and Bell Tower

Mutianyu Great Wall is about 1.5 hours north of Beijing and it is less crowded than other parts of the Great Wall. There is also a ride in a cable car and toboggan included in the tour. You will have lunch at local restaurant and get the chance to visit some of Beijing’s hutongs if time allows after returning to Beijing.

Day 4

Beijing to Xi'an, Afternoon Flight - Breakfast, Lunch

Summer Palace, Olympic Stadium-Bird’s Nest, Lama Temple , Dali Courtyard

Flight Included

You will visit the following Beijing attractions and after lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. After your arrival in Xi’an, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. A stop in Xi’an’s famous Muslim Quarter is always a great option for delicious local street food!

Day 5

Xi'an - Breakfast, Lunch

Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Great Mosque Xian

In the Terra-Cotta Warrior Museum, we will have a special visit to the lower platform for a closer look at the terracotta warriors and horses.

Day 6

Xi'an to Guilin, Afternoon Flight - Breakfast, Lunch

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall

Flight Included

You will visit the following Xi’an attractions below and after lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin. After your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Day 7

Guilin - Breakfast, Lunch

Li River, Li River Cruise, Liu Sanjie Impression Show
You will depart for your Li River Cruise from Guilin. It takes 4-5 hours and ends in Yangshuo. After your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. You can walk around the hotel after check-in and our guide and driver will pick you up for the Liusanjie Impression Show.

Day 8

Guilin - Breakfast, Lunch

Jiuxian Ancient Village, Shu Zan Tou Cun (Comb Bun Head Village), Yulong River and Bamboo Rafting
Today you can enjoy the countryside scenery and actives of Yangshuo. We also have unique programs available for you, including visits to local schools, private cooking classes and a taichi class.

Day 9

Yangshuo to Guilin, Guilin fly to Shanghai, - Breakfast, Lunch

The Bund

Flight Included

Have a relaxed morning. You can choose to climb a local mountain or do taichi at a hotel garden next to the Yu Long River. Then you will be transferred to the Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai. After your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. If time permits, our local guide will show you around some local parks or the Bund if you desire.

Day 10

Shanghai - Breakfast, Lunch

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yu Garden, Yu Garden Bazaar, Shanghai’s Jewish District, Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai “ERA” Acrobatics Show

Day 11

Shanghai - Breakfast, Lunch

Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple

We will give you a full-day tour of Shanghai and you will visit the following attractions.

Day 12

Depart Shanghai - Breakfast, Lunch

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities). After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination. We also can extend your stay at the hotel or your trip according to your needs.

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Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

97 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District Beijing 100005, P. R. C. China

Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi’an 710004, China

Guilin Bravo

14 South Ronghu Road (Ronghu Nan Lu) Southern Guilin, Guangxi China

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Yulong River Road, Gaotian Town Yangshuo County, 541907,

Shanghai Central Hotel

555 Jiujiang Rd, Shanghai



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Regent Beijing

99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China

The Westing Xian

66 Ci En Road,Qu Jiang New DistrictXian,Shaanxi 710061, China

Guilin Shangri-la

111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China

Yungang Meigao

Yulong River Road, Gaotian Town Yangshuo County, 541907, China

Les Suites Orient Bund Hotel Shanghai

1, east jinling road, shanghai 200002, China



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The Opposite House

Building 1, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North No 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel

319 Dong Xin Street 710004 – XIAN CHINA

Guilin Shangri-la

111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China

Banyan Tree Yangshuo

No. 168 Zhendong Street, Fu Li Zhen, Yangshuo

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

No.2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huang Pu District, Shanghai China

Land Tour

All entrance fees, private vehicule with drivers, lunches and privates guides


Twins or King Rooms with 2 Breakfasts taxes included.

Internal Flights / Train

All taxes, fuel charges inclued. 

Comfort 3750 USD per person

7500 USD for 2 persons

Deluxe 3950 USD per person

7900 USD for 2 persons

Boutique 4800 USD per person

9600 USD for 2 persons

Additional Information

Price Note

  • Private tour with all private transportations by private vehicle with driver, all entrance fees, lunches and private guide.
  • 11 nights accommodations with breakfasts, taxes and services charges included.
  • Internal flights Beijing to Xian, Xian to Guilin and Guilin to Shanghai by Economy Class. If you want to upgrade to First Class, please let us know.
  • The price is for one people and based on two people traveling together.
  • The prices stated can only be indicative and may be adjusted once we know your date of travel, number in your party and if you have any other specific requirements.

Cost includes

  1. Entrance Fees: to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  2. Meals: as specified in the itinerary. We provide food only and drinks are NOT included.
  3. Private Transfers: between airports, hotels and scenic spots by private air-conditioned vehicle. Bottled Water will be provided in the vehicles in all cities.
  4. Guide: an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, and will remain with you throughout your time there. A new guide and driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available..
  5. Hotels: fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds, with all of the tax and service charge included. 
  6. Service Charge & Government Taxes
  7. Arrangements: including planning, handling, operational and communication charges.


Cost excludes

  1. International airfares or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  2. China Entry Visa Fees.
  3. Excess baggage charges: passengers are entitled to check in up to 20kg (44 Pounds) of hold baggage for economy class. The total weight of carry on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  4. Personal Expenses.
  5. Meals: any, which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  6. Gratuities to guide and driver

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