13-Day Trip to Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing | La Vacanza Travel

13-Day Trip to Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing

Duration: 13 days
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 13 days
  • Shanghai
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This is a great tour especially for the first-time visitors to China as it traverses across China's diverse regions. From North to South, you will marvel at the China Great Wall, explore the ancient wonder of Terracotta Warriors, stroll on the ancient City Wall of Xi'an, enjoy the beautiful karst scenery along the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, visit the giant panda based in Chengdu and experience the harmonious combination of tradition and modern in Shanghai.


Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai
Your guide will be waiting to greet you at the exit of the Arrival Hall. Then you will be escorted to our well-chosen hotel. For the rest of the day, you may have a good rest to get over the travel fatigue or venture out to the surrounding area a bit on your own.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Ocean Hotel Shanghai (4 stars)

Day 2: Shanghai

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
Your guide will take you to visit Shanghai Museum, whose main exhibitions are precious ancient bronzes, porcelain and ceramic wares, calligraphy and Chinese paintings.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Then proceed to Yu Garden. The fine design and complicated layout of the pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in this classic garden are all worth visiting.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
After having an a la carte welcome lunch at a fine local restaurant, we will take a cruise on the Huangpu River, the main river of Shanghai.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
After that, you will have some free time wandering around the Bund area.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tianzifang, 210 Taikang Road Da Pu Qiao, Huangpu, Shanghai China
Before transfer you back to your hotel, you will visit an old cultural street - Tianzifang.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:

• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Ocean Hotel Shanghai (4 stars)

Day 3: Shanghai - Guilin

Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
The morning is reserved for your individual activities. Your guide and driver will get you to the airport for an early afternoon flight to Guilin, where another local guide will pick you up for your trip to the hotel as soon as you have collected your baggage.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Guilin Bravo Hotel (4 stars)

Day 4: Guilin

Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
Start the day with touring the Reed Flute Cave, where you see many stunning stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan), No.1 Qixing Road, Qixing District, Guilin 541004 China
Then proceed to the Seven Star Park, where elegant hills, clear water, fantastic caves, grotesque rocks and ingenious architectures are well integrated.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
Next visit the unique Elephant Trunk Hill - a popular sightseeing spot more than 1000 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fubo Hill, Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541002 China
The last stop is Fubo Hill, where in addition to charming scenery we see numerous historical items and stone carvings.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Guilin Bravo Hotel (4 stars)

Day 5: Guilin - Yangshuo

Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
This morning your guide will accompany you to board a cruise along the scenic Li River for Yangshuo. Upon arrival, take a drive to take in the farmland, clear water and elegant mountains around Yangshuo. Stop by a villager's home for a glimpse of farmers' life style. And back at the hotel in Yangshuo you may take your time strolling in this famous town.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: New Century Hotel (4 stars)

Day 6: Yangshuo - Guilin - Chengdu

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
An arranged transport will take you from Yangshuo to Guilin Airport for your flight to Chengdu, the breeding grounds of the adorable giant pandas. Your local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

Day 7: Chengdu

Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China
The morning excursion focuses on Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, which features verdant bamboos, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill and beautiful view to create the best possible environment for the pandas' rearing and breeding. Here you could find many pandas playing, feeding on bamboos, or climbing trees. Lunch is not included today, but our guide is ready to help you find somewhere better to have it if you need.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Jinsha Site Museum, No.2 Jinsha Site Road, Chengxi, Chengdu 610091 China
In the early afternoon, proceed to Jinsha Site Museum, which exhibits many precious and mysterious artefacts probably as much as 3000 years old.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kuanzhai Alley, East of Tongren Road, west of Changshun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China
Then go for a stroll in the Broad and Narrow Alleys. Traditional buildings, various shops, tea houses, eateries and street performers enhance it as a tourist area.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

Day 8: Chengdu - Xi'an

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
A morning high-speed train will take you to Xi'an, a cradle of Chinese civilization. The train journey takes around 4 hours. On your arriving, your local guide will meet you at the North Railway station and settle you at your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
After the formalities, you will be guided to visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, where we could see thousands of rare historic treasures covering the spectrum of Chinese history.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
Then move on to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a brick Tang Dynasty structure, circa 7th century AD, to house the Buddhist scriptures and statues from India.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda (4 stars)

Day 9: Xi'an

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
The whole morning will be spent on the world's eighth wonder, featured in Terracotta Army. As the annex of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum, the lifelike warriors and horses are believed to be the sentinels of Qin Shihuang. The Bronze Chariots and Horses excavated here are considered the most exquisite bronze ware in the world. Lunch is on your own and our guide will gladly assist.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
Then head to the Xi'an City Wall, which still stands around the old city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great Mosque of Xi'an, 7W7Q+7JF, Hua Jue Xiang, Lian Hu Qu, Xi An Shi, Shan Xi Sheng, China, 710001
The last stop today is the tranquil Great Mosque, which is among the oldest and largest. It still is the focal point of religious activities.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda (4 stars)

Day 10: Xi'an - Beijing

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
This morning you will travel by a high-speed train to Beijing. The train journey takes around 4.5 hours. Your local guide expects you at the station and takes you to the hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
Afternoon visit covers the Temple of Heaven - the imperial temple for the emperors to worship the Gods of the Heaven during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Beijing New World Centre Tongpai Hotel (4 stars)

Day 11: Beijing

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
The first stop is Tiananmen Square. Built 600 years ago, the T-shaped Tiananmen Square is an important venue for ceremonies of national prominence.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Across the square, reach the Forbidden City, the royal palace from 14th to 20th century.

Around noon, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a superb restaurant.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Afternoon tour goes to the Summer Palace, the most significant royal park, displaying the outstanding gardening landscape.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Beijing New World Centre Tongpai Hotel (4 stars)

Day 12: Great Wall Tour

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
This morning you will visit Mutianyu Great Wall by taking the round-trip cable car. Initially set up as a fortification, it is a historic landmark in testimony of people's never ending struggles. Lunch today is not included. Your guide is happy to recommend you a good restaurant.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
On the way back to downtown, drive by and make a stop at the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), so that you can have photo opportunities.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
Then continue to visit the Old Hutong Alleys on rickshaws to experience a throwback to the old centuries.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Beijing New World Centre Tongpai Hotel (4 stars)

Day 13: Departure from Beijing

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
Your guide will collect you in the hotel lobby at the appointed time and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

  • 12 nights accommodation based on the twin-sharing room
  • One-way Economy-class airfare Shanghai/ Guilin/ Chengdu.
  • Two bottled water per person per day
  • Professional guide and experienced driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • One way high-speed train of Chengdu/ Xi'an/ Beijing.
  • 12x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shaanxi History Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Li River
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Entry/Admission - Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jinsha Site Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fubo Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Great Mosque of Xi'an
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
  • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
  • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

  • China visa fees
  • International airfare
  • Gratuities
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will pick you up at Shanghai airports.


  • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China
  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


13 days

User's Reviews

George P

07 Aug, 2018

Our trip was a private 10 day tour of China. (Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai). It worked out really smooth thanks to Travel China Guide, coordinated by Travel agent Abbey. Everything went very smoothly and we were assisted by very professional guides along our trip. Jacky was our guide in Xian he spoke fluent English and made our trip very educational at the Terra Cotta and the City wall. I would surely use Travel China Guide for my future trip to China and with no hesitation recommend to my family and friends.

Hugh B

14 Nov, 2017

My wife of 46 years and I meet with our private tour Guide Candy for the first 3 days of our 15 day China Tour in Beijing. Wonderful! Candy and our driver were a joy to be with as they took us around the amazing attractions in Beijing - from the Wall to the Forbidden City and so much more. Not only was Candy a wealth of knowledge in explaining our sites, but a wonderful, friendly companion. She took a number excellent pictures of my wife and I at all the sites we visited and sent them to us later. Candy became our friend along with being an excellent guide.


29 Mar, 2019

Avons fait ce circuit et avons été emballés etenchantés tout au long du parcours,la guide Linda est particulièrement bonne et ce groupe opérateur vous offre de belles visites,bons hôtels,bons trajets de la bouffe chinoise gastronomique tout le temps et de belles attentions sont apportées à votre bien être.Un circuit et tour operateur très professionnel.


22 May, 2018

Recibimos información sobre esta agencia buscando por internet. estuvimos ajustando nuestro tour privado para 11 personas con todos los ajustes necesarios así como las recomendaciones a lo largo de varias semanas. Nos recibieron desde el aeropuerto y todo fue genial. No habríamos podido conocer tanto si viajáramos solos ... ademas el nivel de ingles en China es muy bajo salvo en Shangai. Este año nos ayudaron con otro destino que queríamos visitar...Egipto!!!

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Trip full of history of Xian and beautiful scenic of Guilin.


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