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16-Day Classic China with Guilin & Mt. Huangshan

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16-Day Classic China with Guilin & Mt. Huangshan

From the west to the east, you will have a general view of China. Take an exploration of China's magic karst landscape, ancient culture relics and modern style in this tour. Admire dynastic treasure and heritages in Beijing and Xi’an. Go deeper to discover the beauty of Chinese southern cities and the grace of Hangzhou, the breathtaking Mt. Huangshan and world-famous Guilin. The classical gardens and the intoxicating scenery never fail any visitor.

DAY 1

Beijing, Arrival

Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 2

Beijing, City Highlights Tour

On this day you will visit Tiananmen Square, and the magnificent Forbidden City. In the afternoon, you will visit the spectacular Temple of Heaven.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 3

Beijing, Great Wall Tour

You will visit to the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section with round trip cable car), Jade Gallery and Sacred Road.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 4

Old Beijing in Hutongs & Train to Xi’an

After breakfast, you will have a leisure walking tour at the Hutong Area where you can get much closer to the Beijingner's daily life. Enjoy Facial Makeup at Hutong. In the afternoon you will be escorted to the railway station for the high speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival in Xi’an, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer. Read more

Xi’an - 2 Nights
DAY 5

Xi’an, Terracotta Warriors

You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and the Xi’an Art Ceramics Factory in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Walk around Great Tang All Day Mall in the evening.

Xi’an - 2 Nights
DAY 6

Xi’an - Guilin, City Wall & Drum Tower

After breakfast, you will enjoy cycling on the Ancient City Walls for about 30-50 mins, and then visit the Drum Tower. Later be escorted to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival at Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Read more

Guilin - 2 Nights
DAY 7

Longsheng, Rice Terrace

Today you will be driven to Longsheng which is famous for the Terraced Rice Fields (also called as Longji or dragon's backbone). As well as view the breath-taking scenery, you will see the ethnic minority villages. After the tour, be driven back to Guilin.

Guilin - 2 Nights
DAY 8

Yangshuo, Li River, Countryside Tour

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Pier to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel, you will be free to explore Yangshuo and its famous West Street. This afternoon you will enjoy the countryside tour for about 1-2 hours for a round trip by bicycling or using the private car. Read more

Yangshuo - 1 Night
DAY 9

Elephant Trunk Hill & Reed Flu, Hangzhou

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin, where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill, the pearl shop and the Reed Flute Cave before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Hangzhou. Upon your arrival in Hangzhou, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Read more

Hangzhou - 2 Nights
DAY 10

Heritages of the Past Hangzhou

Today you will take a golf-cart to explore the beauty of the famous West Lake. Then you come to the canal square, visit those characteristic museums including: Knives, Scissors and Swords, Fan and Umbrella. Meanwhile, you will enjoy painting on the paper umbrella in the workmanship demonstrations pavilion and other activities like Chinese paper-cut, bamboo weaving etc. could also be arranged. Please pay in cash. Later we will enjoy the canal view by taking a boat, walk around Dadoulu historic district and visit an ancient temple built in northern Song Dynasty - Xiangji Temple. Read more

Hangzhou - 2 Nights
DAY 11

Architectural Xidi Village

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the railway station for the fast train to Huangshan. Upon you arrive in Huangshan (Tunxi), our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. After lunch, you will be driven to Yi Xian County, 54km away from the city of Huangshan (about 1-hour drive), where you will visit the ancient villages - Xidi, and then you will have some leisure time at Tunxi Ancient Street. Read more

Huangshan - 1 Night
DAY 12

Huangshan, West Sea Scenic Area

After breakfast, you will be driven 80 kilometers to Huangshan Mountain, where you will take the cable car at Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. After checking into your hotel and lunch, you will visit the Brush Pen Peak, Lion Peak, and Xihai Grand Canyon. In the evening you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. Stay overnight at the summit. Read more

Mt. Huangshan - 1 Night
DAY 13

Artistic Mt. Huang Shan, Shanghai

Try to get up early in the morning to catch the magical sunrise, after breakfast, tour the Begin-to-Believe Peak to see the grotesque pinetrees, after all the exercise, ride the cable car down to the foot of the Mt. Huangshan. And then you will be esecorted to the train station for your high speed train to Shanghai. Upon you arrival in Shanghai, you will be escorted to your hotel. Read more

Shanghai - 3 Nights
DAY 14

Diversity of Shanghai

After breakfast, you will visit the Shanghai Museum (including the translator), Yu Garden, Yu Market, Jiangnan Silk Workshop and the Bund.

Shanghai - 3 Nights
DAY 15

Ancient Zhujiajiao Water Town

After breakfast, you will visit historic Zhujiajiao village. At Zhujiajiao, you will walk through Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street, and the Kezhi Garden. You will feel as though you have stepped back in time. After your trip to this beautiful village, you will be driven back to Shanghai and enjoy a free afternoon. Read more

Shanghai - 3 Nights
DAY 16

Return Home

You will be free on this day until your personal guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi'an
Day 6
Location Guilin
Day 9
Location Hangzhou
Day 11
Location Huangshan
Day 12
Location Mount Huangshan
Hotel Beihai Hotel
Day 13
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi'an
Day 6
Location Guilin
Day 8
Location Yangshuo
Day 9
Location Hangzhou
Day 11
Location Huangshan
Day 12
Location Mount Huangshan
Hotel Beihai Hotel
Day 13
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi'an
Day 6
Location Guilin
Day 8
Location Yangshuo
Day 9
Location Hangzhou
Day 11
Location Huangshan
Day 12
Location Mount Huangshan
Hotel Xihai Hotel
Day 13
Location Shanghai

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.
  • 6. Optional activities and others not mentioned.

More information

  • Single supplement:
  • Economy accommodations:
  • low season: US$474 per person
  • shoulder season: US$521 per person
  • High season: US$553 per person
  • Comfortable accommodations:
  • low season: US$633 per person
  • shoulder season: US$692 per person
  • High season: US$747 per person
  • Luxury accommodations:
  • low season: US$1008 per person
  • shoulder season: US$1179 per person
  • High season: US$1297 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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