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10-Day Classic China Tour

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10-Day Classic China Tour

It is an ideal tour for first-time visitors to China. It will show visitors a full picture of China in one go. Dynamic cosmopolitan Shanghai shows the modern face of China. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the terracotta warriors in Xi'an show you the splendid culture left over from ancient China. In Guilin, the dramatic Karst landscape and beautiful Li River never fail to amaze its visitors.

DAY 1

Shanghai, Arrival

On your arrival at Shanghai, your tour guide will greet you and guide you to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to relax or step out to discover Shanghai in your way.

Shanghai – 3 Nights
DAY 2

Shanghai, Yu Garden

Today start your exploration from Shanghai Museum which offers an artistic historical tour of the Middle Kingdom dating from as far back as 20 centuries B.C. Later you will take a stroll through the quiet Yu Garden, and after get a taste of Shanghai’s local life in the Yuyuan Market. Continue to the Silk workshop for knowing more about how the mysterious making process of silk in China. Last rambling in French Concession together with Xintiandi area which combine the old and modern Shanghai together. In the evening, enjoy the thrilling Acrobatics Show as your night option will bring you a memorable night. Read more

Shanghai – 3 Nights
DAY 3

Symbol of Shanghai

After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and witness the skyline of Shanghai city on the Jin Mao Building before being escorted to the airport for the flight to Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your guide will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel.

Shanghai – 3 Nights
DAY 4

Guilin - Yangshuo, Li River

After breakfast, head for the Zhujiang Pier (about 40 minutes) to take a boat cruise down the picturesque Li River to Yangshuo County, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin. Along the river, be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy the countryside tour by cycling for 1 hour or use our private car. Tonight, if you prefer, a highly recommendation is the not-to-miss landscape show Impression of Sanjie Liu as the night entertainment. Read more

Guilin– 1 Nights
DAY 5

Guilin City Tour

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin to have the city tour including: The Fubo Hill where you can climb up to the top and then look at a whole view of the city below, the Reed Flute Cave and the Pearl Shop before you are transferred back to the airport for flight to Xian. Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Read more

Xian– 2 Nights
DAY 6

Xian, Ancient Marvels Today

In the morning, you will venture outside the city, touring the wonders of Terracotta Warriors and Horses with over 6,000 painted life-size warriors and horses in battle-ranked formations and the Xian Art Ceramics Factory. After lunch, cycling along the top of the Ancient City Walls which is an ideal way to admire this ancient capital city. Read more

Xian– 2 Nights
DAY 7

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The morning sightseeing will take you to the Muslim Street to admire the exotic religious architecture and Muslim culture. Then you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda before being escorted to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Read more

Beijing– 3 Nights
DAY 8

Royal Immersions of Beijing

After breakfast, we will admire the Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City with its palace complex of 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares, surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter wall. After that, you’ll get a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of Forbidden City from the Jingshan Park. In the afternoon, you will be introduced to the Beijing Ancient Royal Observatory (from Ming and Qing Dynasty). Read more

Beijing– 3 Nights
DAY 9

Beijing, Great Wall Tour

No Beijing tour is complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Today you will tour the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape that surrounds the Wall. Descending the Great Wall, you will stop by a Jade Gallery and then take a leisure stroll along the Sacred Road, a royal path noted for vivid stone statues and after life stories. Read more

Beijing– 3 Nights
DAY 10

Beijing, Temple of Heaven

After breakfast, you will visit Beijing’s spectacular Temple of Heaven where emperors in ancient times worshiped Heaven for a national good harvest. Here you will also enjoy watching locals doing their special morning exercises. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Read more

Beijing– 3 Nights

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Shanghai
Day 4
Location Guilin
Day 5
Location Xian
Day 7
Location Beijing
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Shanghai
Day 4
Location Guilin
Day 5
Location Xian
Day 7
Location Beijing
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Shanghai
Day 4
Location Guilin
Day 7
Location Beijing

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

Package excludes

  • Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc..
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc..
  • Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  • Optional activities and others not mentioned.

More information

  • Single supplement:
  • Economy accommodations:
  • low season: US$243per person
  • shoulder season: US$267 per person
  • High season: US$294 per person
  • Comfortable accommodations:
  • low season: US$313 per person
  • shoulder season: US$388 per person
  • High season: US$429 per person
  • Luxury accommodations:
  • low season: US$580 per person
  • shoulder season: US$678 per person
  • High season: US$766 per person

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Seth Embers, Belgium

I was going to China for two weeks, and as my journey was partly business, partly leisure, I was looking for a company flexible enough to put together a really tailor-made tour. From the start, Odyssey proved to be just what I needed. I filled out the personalized form on the website, and Maggie Yang contacted me less than a day after. She suggested useful tweaks to my planned itinerary. From that moment on, communication was always positive, smooth and efficient.In total, I went from Chongqing to Chengdu and back; from Chongqing to Xi'an; from Xi'an to Shaolin; and from there to Beijing. All of these trips were by train. Now, I had never taken the train in China before, and I had heard some scare stories about how difficult it can be... But Maggie made it a breeze, booking and sending the tickets to me, and explaining in detail how to read them and how Chinese railway stations work. My first guide in Chengdu, Jim Xu, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and particularly welcoming. While he was only to take me to see the famous Sichuan opera, he went "the extra mile", as he also advised me on out-of-town visits (Qingchengshan, Dujiangyan, etc.) and actively helped me to book tickets at the best rate. Thanks to him, I made the most out of my time in Chengdu.A friend joined me in Xi'an, and we opted for seeing the city by ourselves, without a guide. (Another sign of our tour's flexibility here.) Conversely, we chose to visit the Shaolin Temple with a guide chosen by Odyssey Tours, Jerry Ma. He picked us up at the station, greeting us with good humor, much-needed cold bottles of water, and a wealth of information about Luoyang, Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. He made sure that we took the most out of our brief visit there. By the way, Dengfeng was the only city where we stayed at a hotel booked by Odyssey and not on our own; and I must say that it was a very good choice. The hotel was well-situated between kung fu schools, and minutes away by car from the dazzling Shaolin Zen Music Ritual show recommended by our guide.Let me add that when I had a problem with a hotel I had booked on my own (i.e. not through Odyssey) in Beijing, I contacted Maggie, who was able to sort it out. I much appreciated the personal attention I received throughout the trip as needed, and the swift response whenever I had a question or issue (24/7 service)!In sum, Odyssey Tours provides highly personal and flexible service, very useful pre-travel advice on practical matters such as local transportation, tip rates, etc., and has extremely clear, professional and friendly communication – by email, by phone, by mobile chat. After this excellent experience, I'll definitely go back to Odyssey for more Asian journeys! :) Read more

Lucia MacQuarrie, Canada

Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You. Read more

Christine Dwyer Johnson, New Zealand

I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne Read more

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