13 Days Hong Kong-Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai Small Group Tour

Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are the most popular destinations of China city tour. This 13 Days Small Group Tour will take you explore the popular cities of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, as well as Hong Kong. What’s more, we will also head to Guilin to appreciate its stunning natural scenery.


  • Experience the old and modern culture of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
  • Enjoy the best highlights of Guilin and Yangshuo.
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hong Kong Arrival
  • Day 2: Hong Kong
  • Day 3: Hong Kong – Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing
  • Day 5: Beijing
  • Day 6: Beijing – Xian
  • Day 7: Xian
  • Day 8: Xian
  • Day 9: Xian – Guilin
  • Day 10: Guilin – Yangsuo – Guilin
  • Day 11: Guilin – Shanghai
  • Day 12: Shanghai
  • Day 13: Shanghai Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: B P International Hotel

Airport-hotel transfer by yourself. We have booked the hotel for you, which stands in the prosperous Tsim Sha Tsui District. The nearby Temple Street and Jade Market are good choices for hanging out.

Day 2 Hong Kong

Sightseeing and Activities: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen fishing village, Stanley Market
Accommodation: B P International Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Explore this city at leisure because there is no guided tour arranged during your staying. However we have some suggested itinerary for you as follows.

The first stop can be Victoria Peak – the highest mountain on Hong Kong island. Then move on to Aberdeen fishing village and take a ride on the boat.

Afterwards continue the tour with Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. Known as the Hawaii of Orient, Repulse Bay is the most wonderful bay in the region in crescent-shaped. Stanley Market is another must-go attraction of Kong Kong tour, which is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market known for its bargains with many shops selling souvenirs.

Day 3 Hong Kong – Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Today, take the shuttle bus or taxi to the airport on your own and then catch the flight to Beijing. Picked up at airport and transferred to your hotel by the tour guide.

Day 4 Beijing

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

Tiananmen Square in Beijing

We will start the tour form the center of the city – Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will reach the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Have a la carte lunch at a decent local restaurant.

In the afternoon, head to visit the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven. Then have a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in the evening.

Day 5 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird’s Nest
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Get up early and have a big breakfast at hotel because there is no good restaurants for lunch during the journey.  Drive to visit Badaling Great Wall. After that, drop by a jade factory before heading for the Sacred Way. See the grand stone archway, several animals’ sculptures, and stone pavilions while you are marching along this 4-mile stone path. See the appearance of Bird’s Nest on the way to your hotel.

Day 6 Beijing – Xian

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

Visit the Summer Palace in the morning. Have a hearty lunch at a decent local restaurant.

In the afternoon, walking along Beijing hutong alleys, narrow but original. Then fly to city of Xian. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 7 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, local family visit, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Terracotta Army, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After that, visit a local family and have a home-made lunch.

After that, visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. At night, enjoy the famous Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 8 Xian

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

Today visit the City Wall. And then move on to Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest with the large storage of cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

Have a la carte lunch at a decent local restaurant, then continue to visit the Great Mosque. Later taste some local snacks on the Muslim Street.

Day 9 Xian – Guilin

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

In the morning, transferred to the airport to take the flight to Guilin. After arrival, met by the tour guide and head to visit Reed Flute Cave. Also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, it is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years.

Day 10 Guilin – Yangsuo – Guilin

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

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) in Guilin

Take a Li River cruise to Yangsuo. On the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo, it covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. Have a simple lunch on the cruise, so you’d better have a big breakfast. Then disembark at Yangsuo and explore Yangsuo’s countryside to appreciate the beautiful rural scenery and farmer’s lifestyle.

Then transferred back to Guilin and visit Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the symbol of the city of Guilin, which got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water.

Day 11 Guilin – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

Take the flight to Shanghai. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 12 Shanghai

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

Today we will visit Shanghai Museum to learn Chinese history, culture and art. Then off to the Yuyuan Garden to enjoy the classical Chinese garden with trees, flowers, ponds, bridges, rocks, pavilions, and halls.

Have a la carte lunch at a decent local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the bund, which is located along the Huangpu River. Then have a short cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 13 Shanghai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing 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.