11 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Tour

Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are the top destinations of China city tour, where we can explore the profound culture of the old and modern China. What’s more, we will also head to Guilin to appreciate its stunning natural scenery.


  • Visit the popular Golden Triangle cities in China – Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
  • Enjoy the best highlights of Guilin and Yangshuo.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing – Xian
  • Day 5: Xian
  • Day 6: Xian
  • Day 7: Xian – Guilin
  • Day 8: Guilin
  • Day 9: Guilin – Shanghai
  • Day 10: Shanghai
  • Day 11: Shanghai Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing

Welcome to Beijing. Arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will wait you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Beijing. Then you can either explore the city by yourself or take a rest in the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tiananmen Square in Beijing

After breakfast, we will first visit Tiananmen Square (40 minutes sightseeing), which is the biggest public square in the world that can hold more than million people.

Then We will cross over the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City (2 hours sightseeing) and experience the ancient royal’s life here.

Exit Forbidden City, and move on to Jingshan Park (40minutes sightseeing) to have a bird’s view of the entire Forbidden City. Jingshan Park is filled with community activities during Sundays, such as tai chi, square dance, and other traditional activities.

After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven (2 hours sightseeing), which was the spot where the Emperor pray for a good harvest. Three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs of it, already become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

Tonight we will appreciate the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre, which tells a story about Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Olympic Park
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Badaling Great Wall in Beijing

Transfer to Badaling Great Wall (80km, 1.5hrs driving). Badaling Great Wall, one of the most gorgeous and magnificent part of the Great Wall in Beijing. The hiking on the Great Wall takes 1-2 hours. Cable car or slide is optional.

Later, we will transfer to the Sacred Way, the first attraction of Ming Tombs. And then go to Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs, which is the Mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Di, the third Emperor of Ming Dynasty. It is the largest, original and the best preserved among the 13 Ming Tombs.

At last, drive back to downtown Beijing and drop at the Olympic Park to take some picture from outside of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

Day 4 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Summer Palace, Hutongs
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will visit Summer Palace (2 hours sightseeing), originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty. And experience old Beijing cultures in different Hutongs.

After lunch, escorted to the airport and fly to Xian. The local guide in there will wait you at the airport, and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 5 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi Historical Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Terracotta Army, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian

Today, we will start from the World’s Eighth Wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.

In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda —As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

In the evening, enjoy the optional famous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 6 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi Historical Museum, the Great Mosque, Muslim Street
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, take a stroll along the Ancient City Wall, you can ride a bicycle on the city wall. The Ming City wall is one of the best preserved protection project in ancient time. Then visit one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. It is a large modern museum at the national level.

After lunch, go visit the the Great Mosque, which is a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xi’an’s Muslim community for more than a millennium. And we will taste the local food in Muslim Street, enjoy the local people’s life.

Day 7 Xian – Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Reed Flute Cave
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, take a morning flight to Guiling. And the local guide will wait you at the airport. Then transfer you to the hotel and help you check-in.

After lunch, visit Reed Flute Cave, which is the “Palace of Natural Arts” with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations illuminated by colorful lights.

Day 8 Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Li River cruise, West Street, Elephant Trunk Hill
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

West Street in Yangshuo County, Guilin

After breakfast, take Li River cruise to Yangsuo for about 4 hours. On the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo, it covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. Breathe the fresh air, feel the gentle breeze and enjoy the spectacular landscapes here. Have lunch on board.

In the afternoon, disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Then explore the ancient town – Yangsuo. It has a history of over 1400 years. Walk around West Street to find a lot of unique shops selling traditional handcrafts, hand-made scarfs, snacks of local flavor etc.

Then be transferred back to Guilin city and have a short visit to Elephant Trunk Hill on the way.

Day 9 Guilin – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, be transferred to airport for the flight to Shanghai. The local guide in Shanghai will wait you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 10 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Huang Pu River
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will first visit the Shanghai Museum, the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times. Then head to Yuyuan Garden, which is a famous traditional Chinese gardens in Shanghai.

After lunch, visit the Bund, which is one of the waterfront landmark and symbols of Shanghai. And we will have a cruise trip on the Huang Pu River (1 hour), and enjoy the beautiful lake views of the Shanghai from the cruise ship.

Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Explore this city at leisure until being transferred to the airport for your next destination. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.