11 Days Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Private Tour

You will explore 4 cities in 11 days from Beijing, to Xian, Guilin, Shanghai. You will experience the mixture cities old and new culture, and you will see a modern and tranditional Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai lifestyle. The most popular scenic spots such as Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Terraces, Shanghai Tower are included in this tour. It will Satisfy your curiosity about the city.


  • Explore history and architecture of Forbidden City.
  • Have a silent conversation with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Experience minority people’s life at the incredible Longji Terraced Fields.
  • Explore the modern and traditional of four cities lifestyle.
  • Learn some Chinese history in Beijing and Xi’an, enjoy picturesque natural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo, and sense the prosperous future of China in Shanghai.

Brief Itinerary

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

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijng

Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag. 

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities:  Tian’anmen Square,  Forbidden City,  Jingshan Park, Back Lakes (Houhai)
Accommodation: Beijng
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tiananmen Square in Beijing

In the morning, you will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.

You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.

Drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing and mix of history, fashion and Souvenir Boutique. Then we will have stop at a tea house.

Back to your hotel after today leisure tour. You are free to ask your guide for suggestion of evening activities, such as the night show and place to have Peking duck dinner.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park
Accommodation: Beijng
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.

Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which is popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around.

Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Upon arrival the downtown, enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.

Back to the hotel after today’s tour. We would highly recommend you take a traditional Chinese foot massage, or have fun at Sanlitun Bar Street in the evening.

Day 4 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Temple of Heaven, 
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will be met at the hotel lobby and enjoy half day leisure tour before leaving Beijing.

Visit Temple of Heaven, which is the masterpiece of ancient times and China’s existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while.

After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, Terracotta Warriors
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Terracotta Army, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian

You will be met at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour for the Ancient city.

Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. Then you will have a chance to visit pottery figurine factory, where you can learn how to make a pottery figurine.

Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. After that, visit the Bell Tower which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter.

Back to the hotel. 

Day 6 Xian – Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities:  Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Hanyang Mausoleum
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Guilin.

Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to tour around. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital and you will also have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.

After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities:  Longji Terraces
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Longsheng Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin

You will be met at your hotel lobby and start to discover this beautiful city.

Set off for Longsheng, drive up and down along the mountainous road and it will takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. More than 700 years, the brave and smart local residents developed and built the paddies into hillsides surrounding their villages. With such a long history, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides, which becomes a great natural view for tourists from all over the world.

You will have free time to explore the minority villages and also walk into the rice terraces to take some good pictures. You will have chance to see locals working in the fields, childrens playing in the village as well as women in national costume weaving or doing needle works under the roof, ect.

Be transferred back to your hotel. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night.

Day 8 Guiling – Yangsuo – Guilin

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

Li River in Guilin

You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.

Enjoy Li River Cruise tour tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the picturesque scenery from the window. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot.

Drive back to Guilin downtown for overnight in the late afternoon. You could have a rest on the vehicle during the driving.

Day 9 Guiling – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Elephant Trunk Hill,  Reed Flute Cave
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) in Guilin

Meet with our local guide and check out from hotel.

Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. You could climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and Shanhu Lake, seeing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas at the bank of the lake. After that, drive to visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors.

Drive to Guilin airport about 1 hour. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 10 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities:  Shikumen,  Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple,  Shanghai Tower 
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the New and Old Shanghai.

Walk into the Shikumen, the old alley with old buildings, a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where the local residents still live there. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund which was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century. Then continue a visit to Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden in Shanghai downtown.

In the afternoon, visit Jade Buddha Temple. A silk museum is arranged before reaching to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Have a cup of coffee and take a short break. In conclusion, visit Shanghai Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city.

Back to the hotel. We highly recommend you watch the ERA Acrobatic Show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.

Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities
Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. 

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;

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.