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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Classic China Photo TourTour Name:         Classic China Photo Tour
Tour Code:          M90D252
Duration:            10 Days & 9 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Guilin, Mt.Huangshan, Shanghai
Features:            The Classic China Photo Tour offers you the opportunity to marvel at Chinese Imperial cultures but also the splendid natural landscapes by cruising along the picturesque Li River from Guilin to rustic Yangshuo and hiking Mt.Huangshuan (Yellow Mountain) to admire.
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Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

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 Accommodation

Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven. B, L

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day03

 Beijing 

One day tour of Great Wall of China at Badaling, Ming Tombs, The Sacred Way. On the way back to hotel, you will visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube) , feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. B, L

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day04

 Beijing / Guilin

In the morning, visit Summer Palace and  Hutong Tours in Rickshaw, Then be transferred to airport for flight to Guilin, arrive in Guilin, be met and transferred to hotel. B, L

Guilin Bravo Hotel

 Day05

Guilin - Yangshuo

Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. B, L

New West Street Int'l Hotel

 Day06

Guilin / Shanghai

In the morning transferred back Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave , Elephant Trunk Hill, later in the afternoon take flight to Shanghai. B, L The Bund Hotel
  Day07

Shanghai

Take Huangpu River Cruise, then visit Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Yuyuan Garden. B, L The Bund Hotel
  Day08

Shanghai /Huangshan

In the morning take a trip to visit ancient Water Zhujiajiao, then transfer back the city to visit Shanghai Museum, walk on the Nanjing Road and the Bund, late in the afternoon transfer to airport and fly to Huanghan (Tunxi). B, L Huangshan Int'l Hotel
  Day09

 Mt.Huangshan

Transfer to foot of Mt.Huangshan, take Yungu Cable Car and take photo on Mt.Huangshan.  B, L, D  Beihai Hotel
  Day10

 Mt.Huangshan

Enjoy sunrise and continue touring Mt.Huangshan, in the afternoon have some rest in the hotel before heading out to shoot sunset photos at another site. B, L, D  Beihai Hotel

 Day11

Mt.Huangshan - Shanghai

Enjoy sunrise on the Yellow Mountain, take Yungu Cable Car descending, visit Hongcun Village and Xidi Village, late in the afternoon transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. B, L

The Bund Hotel

 Day12

 Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A




Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L)Temple of Heaven,Beijing,China
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited.


Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China,Beijing
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. On the way back to your hotel, you will visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.


Day04 Beijing / Guilin (B, L)Summer Palace,Beijing,China
This morning you will take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. Afterwards you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. Later of the day you will be transferred to airport for a flight to Guilin and upon arrival your guide will meet you and escort you to hotel in town.

 
Day05 Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (B, L)Li River,Guilin
Guilin is perhaps China's most scenic city. It is no doubt that the best way to enjoy its picturesque scenery is from a floating deck of a luxury cruise on the Li River. Your guide and driver will transfer you from your hotel to Zhujiang Pier to board your wonderful river cruise tour to Yangshuo. Li River, also known as Guishui River or Gui River, takes its source at Mao'er Mountain in Xing'an County, which lies to northeast Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Li River makes its way through Guilin and Yangshuo and merges into Xijiang River in Wuzhou. The mountains on the banks over 40 kilometers long between Guilin and Yangshuo display their extraordinary beauty as a result of the development of the limestone. More than 40,000 hills lie along the two sides of the river, covering a total length of more than 150 kilometers. With their astonishing resemblance to bamboo shoot, screen, elephant and camel, these mountains, together with green banyans and green bamboo as well as the cottages and fishing boats, contribute to form a scenery picture depicting a haven of peace dominated by green. After a 4.5 hours cruise on the river you will finally make disembarkation at Yangshuo and enjoy some relax time at the West Street.


Day06 Yangshuo - Guilin / Shanghai (B, L)reed-flute-cave-Guilin,China
In the morning you will be transferred back Guilin. You will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, located at the confluence of the Li River and Peach Blossom River in the south central area of Guilin City. It looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its limestone landscape.Then you will explore the Reed Flute Cave. Comprising different kinds of natural rock formations, Reed Flute Cave (Lu Di Yan) is the most important and sight worthy cave of Guilin vicinity for its length of 240 meters and its many stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes appealing to everyone's imagination. Later in the afternoon take a flight to Shanghai.


Day07 Shanghai (B, L)Shanghai Townscape,China
In the morning you will take a boat cruise on the Huangpu River. The river cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. After that you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day08 Shanghai / Huangshan (Tunxi) (B, L)Shanghai
In the morning you will take an excursion outside the city to visit Zhuajiajie, an ancient Water Town in South China. Your tour at Zhujiajie covers a boat ride on the water. Then you will be transferred back the city to visit Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Additionally you will take a walking tour to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most hustle and bustle pedestrian street. The Bund is without question one of the most popular Shanghai attractions. This waterfront area, which runs for about a mile along the Huangpu River, forms the easternmost boundary of Old Shanghai, and here you can gaze at buildings of various architectural styles. Late in the afternoon transferred to airport and fly to Hungshan City (Tuxi).




Day09 Mt.Huangshan (B, L)Mt.Huangshan,China
In the morning you arrive in Huangshan. Meet with your local guide and driver who will escort you to the foot of Mt. Huangshan, take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. You will stay over night on the top of the mountain. Known as "the loveliest mountain of China", Mt. Huangshan was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history. Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers, who come in pilgrimage to this enchanting site. Famous for its four magnificent features: Oddly shaped pines, grotesque rock formations, sea of clouds and hot springs, the scenic area occupies 154 square kilometers and reaches an altitude of over 1800 meters. Overnight on Mt.Huangshan


Day10 Mt.Huangshan (B, L)Sunrise Mt.Huangshan,China
This morning if weather permits, you get up early to view the sunrise on the peaks around the hotel. After breakfast you will start exploring the canyon, a newly developed scenic site with breathtaking view of steep Huangshan Mountains and deep valleys. Then you will have some rest in the hotel before heading out to shoot sunset photos at another site.


Day11 Mt.Huangshan / Shanghai (B, L)Xidi Village,Huangshan,China
This morning you can enjoy a splendid sunrise on the mountain when weather is fine. After breakfast you will check out your hotel and descend from the mountain and visit Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village. Located in Yixian County, they were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000. These two villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. They have a history of up to 900 years and you will be impressed by the simplicity and nativeness. Later in the afternoon drive back to the city of Huangshan to visit Tunxi Ancient Street and Ink Stone Factory before your transfer to the airport for the flight back to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai, meet with your local guide and driver who will escort you to your hotel.


Day12 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China photo tour.




Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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