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  China Express 10 Days Tour(Small Group)
Highlights
This is the most essential China tour, we selected the most famous places for the visitors who are going to get a general impression of China, one of the Four Famous ancient civilized county in the world. Beijing, the ancient and morden China capital, the ancient fascination of China in Xi'an, the breathtaking natural sceneries - Guilin and a modern metropolis - Shanghai.
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Day by day itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
You'll be met on arrival in Beijing.  On the way to the Guangzhou Hotel, your guide will explain arrangements for tomorrow . Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag.  Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts C an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites.
Day 2 Beijing City TourB+L+D
Early risers can join the locals at Taiji practice, and enjoy watching as they sing to each other. After breakfast our guide will brief the group before you head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to Mao Zedong, and the Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years.  Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest.  Enjoy a spectacular Chinese Kung Fu performance this evening.
Day 3 Beijing Great Wall tourB+L
Leave town at 8:00am for the drive (near two hours) to the Great Wall of Badaling District, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians.  You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Dingling (one of the Ming tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Road, bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. Dinner tonight is at Qianmen Quanjude,where you'll eat some of the best Peking Duck' in Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing To Xi'anB+L
Your last stop in Beijing is a trip through the Hutongs by rickshaw. This maze of narrow alleyways winding around the Forbidden City is fast disappearing, and you'll get a precious glimpse into their distinctive culture as you zigzag through them, drop into a primary school and a flea market, and have lunch with a local family featuring delicious Chinese dumplings. Those who are interested can learn how to make this traditional Chinese food.  Later you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an, where your guide will meet the group at flight arrivals, then take you to the Bell Tower Hotel, and, for the energetic, a half-hour hike along the Ancient City Wall. (Bikes can be rented for around 20 yuan/hour).
Day 5 Xi'an City TourB+L
Spend today visiting some marvelous historical sites in and around this most ancient of cities, which was the national capital for over 1,000 years, and the starting point of the Silk Road.  Despite a lot of modern development Xi'an remains a charming city, and you'll enjoy visiting the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Then out to see the incredible Terra cotta Warriors.  This evening theres an option to go to the colorful Tang Dynasty Show at Tang Yuegong, which features songs and dances from the Tang period.
Day 6 Xi'an To Guilin B+L
Spend the morning at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many of the Dynasties, including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain, many of which have never been on permanent display before. After a simple lunch at a local restaurant you'll visit the Great Mosque, one of the four grand Islamic mosques in China, before flying on to Guilin, and the transfer to hotel.
Day 7 Guilin - Lijiang River Cruise - Guilin B+L)
Guilin is famous for its stunning scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of a Li River Cruise boat.  The boats leave from various wharves, according to river height at different times of the year, and you'll be transferred to the appropriate pier for an unforgettable trip downriver to the lovely old town of Yangshuo(For example during the dry season in Dec. and Jan, the cruise will be from Yangdi to Xingping). You can spend the afternoon exploring the little town, or take an optional excursion to the local villages, before returning to Guilin by private bus.
Day 8 Guilin To Shanghai B+L
Today you'll see a little more of Guilin.  Elephant Trunk Hill (which really does look like an elephant drinking from the river),  Fubo Hill (great views of the city), and Reed Flute Cave, which is a vast and impressive cave system, are three of the best attractions in this gentle city.  Make sure you have plenty of small change with you at the caves C the children there sell flutes for about 1 yuan, and if you only have an American dollar, you're likely to end up with a whole basketful of flutes!   This afternoon you fly on to Shanghai, where you'll be transferred to the Shanghai Hotel, and have the evening to yourself.
Day 9 Shanghai City TourB+L+D
You'll be delighted by this, the largest city in China, with its phenomenal mixture of space-age buildings, gorgeous shops, and the remnants of the old Concession areas Nanjing Road and the Bund. Shanghai has a buzz that is all its own!  Today you visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, which has rivals the Shaanxi Museum in Xi'an and is well worth a visit, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the famous Oriental TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape).  The second - highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top.
Day 10  Shanghai Departure
Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Departure dates and prices
(based on per person and shown in US Dollar)

Departure date price single supplement Children price Booking Online
Jan.10th.2010 1550 400 598
Feb.20th.2010 1550 400 598
Mar.15th.2010 1560 410 608
Apr.20th.2010 1560 410 608
May.10th.2010 1580 410 618
May.20th.2010 1580 410 618
Jun.10th.2010 1600 420 628
Jun.20th.2010 1600 420 628
Jul.10th.2010 1650 440 648
Jul.20th.2010 1650 440 648
Sep.10th.2010 1750 450 658
Sep.25th.2010 1750 450 658
Oct.10th.2010 1850 480 698
Oct.25th.2010 1800 460 688
Nov.20th.2010 1640 430 648
 Cost included
1 Entrance fees listed in the itinerary;
2 Economy class flights - Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Guilin, Guilin to Shanghai;
3 Airport Tax and Fuel fee;
4 Transfers between airports and hotels ;
5 Luggage handling and from airport to hotel ;
6 Accommodation at 4-star hotels;
7 Daily Western breakfast;
8 Meals that are specified in the Itinerary(B,L,D);
9 Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with an shared the local English Guide in each city.(In each city airport,the local guide will pick up you and send back to aiport)
 Cost excluded
1 Excess baggage charges;
2 Any personal expenses;
3 Meals that are not specified in the Itinerary(B,L,D);
4 Tips to drivers and guides;
5 Single room supplement.
6 Chinese Visa and international airfare
 About Children:
The Children prices include the followings for Children under 12 years old:
1.All the domestic airtickets with fuel tax listed in the itinerary.
2.Local English-speaking tour guide service.
3.Land transportation .
All the other things which are not mentioned are excluded for children under 12 years old.
 Notes
Note:

1.We guarantee the departure on time when there are at least 2 travellers enrolled,the group size won't exceed 18 Pax.

2.Visitors intending to join this tour should enroll at least one week ahead the departure date so that we can guarantee the availability.

3.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.

4.Prices and Itinerary are valid in 2010, but may vary according to your travel time and tour availability (e.g.: China special events time such as  Chinese holiday periods: April 30th - May 7th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in January .)......
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