• Guilin
  • Flying Kite
  • Kungfu Show
from US$1123 per person

Family Tour of Classic China, from US$1123

Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai

This Classic Family Tour will take you to experience authentic China. You’ll have a good opportunity to learn Chinese brilliant cultures and history after visiting Jinshanling Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and City Wall in Xi’an, Yuyuan Garden and Jude Buddha Temple in Shanghai. What’s more, picturesque Li River in Guilin and biking tour in Yangshuo, and kites flying, cooking classes in both Xi’an and Guilin will make your tour unique and memorable!

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-FM02
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Li River, Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund
  • Experience & Features:
  • Kite Flying, Chinese Kungfu Show, Panda, Old Beijing Hutong, Biking, Traditional Chinese Painting class, Visit to Local School, Chinese Acrobatics
  • Physical Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Beijing

Our pick-up service will be prepared for you at airport and we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time for you. You could choose a local restaurant to have the tasty Beijing Duck for your dinner.

Stay overnight in Beijing.


Day 2: Beijing

In ancient time, the place that the emperors used to pray for the God’s blessing for the whole nation in a special is [Temple of Heaven]. Today we will visit it and might fly kites there if weather permitting. Afterward, we will go to the [Tian'anmen Square], which is the largest city square in the world. Near the square, we will go to the [Forbidden City]. It is the largest imperial palace in China through the Ming and Qing Dynasty carrying about 600-year history. By nightfall, we will get the opportunity to enjoy a Chinese martial art show named [Kungfu Legend], which will bring us and even our kids more excitement.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 3: Beijing

[Jinshanling Great Wall] is the spot that we will visit today. It is a largely unrestored, besides it is more authentic section of the famous wall and less crowded with groups of tourists. That would be an unforgettable experience if you climb up this incredible man-made structure and explore the spectacular surrounding countryside.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 4: Beijing

It's designed for the kids! We will go to the [Beijing Zoo] to see lovely pandas in this morning. After that we will go to the [China Military Museum] and [Beijing Nature History Museum] to learn more history about China’s brilliant military and nature.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 5: Beijing-Xi'an

Today we will visit the [Summer Palace]. Summer Palace is the biggest renowned imperial summer resort from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and  it is also a great example of China's extraordinary workmanship and architecture. Then we drive to the old district of Beijing and have a short [Hutong Tour by rickshaw]. Later, we will drive to the airport for a pm flight to Xi'an.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 6: Xi'an

The [Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum], considered as "the Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century, is well-known by the unearthed pottery figurines. We will have a visit there. After coming back, the rest time can be taken to wander in the downtown Xi’an.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 7: Xi'an

You can wander the Muslim quarter and have a relaxed morning, and then we will visit the [Great Mosque] and afterward we will have a [noodle cooking class] and have our lunch in it. In the afternoon, we are going to have [a bike tour] around the downtown on the top of [Xi'an City Wall], allowing us to have a bird eye view of the downtown area.

Stay overnight in Xi' an.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 8: Xi'an-Guilin

Today we will visit the [Shaanxi Provincial Museum] which will help you to know how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. Then we will leave for the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda] which was built by the eminent monk Xuanzang in 652 AD and has a great importance in China's Buddhism history. After that, we will go to the airport for a pm flight to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 9: Guilin

We take our bus to Longji (Dragon Back), a minority area with magnificent[Terraced Rice Paddy Fields]. The views of the fields are stunning from all perspectives as you walk your way towards the top of a mountain. Along the way, you will encounter some of China’s ethnic minority peoples dressed in traditional, exotic, colorful clothes, and adorned with delicate silver ornaments intertwined with their traditional long hair. We will visit their traditional [Zhuang Village] in the afternoon, leave the village and take our bus going downhill and drive to Guilin City.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 10: Guilin-Yangshuo

As for the [Li River cruise], we will drive to the wharf to start the Li River cruise to enjoy the picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. This tour will definitely highlight your visit to China. We will cruise through the extraordinary peaks, enjoy sprays of bamboo lining, and appreciate local fishing rafts floating on the river and picturesque villages. After disembarkation, we will go to the hotel and check in your room at first and then see a [cormorant fishing] during a short night cruise.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 11: Yangshuo

Here is our second [Bike Tour]. We will ride around the countryside near Yangshuo and [fly kites] in the field area if weather permitting. In the afternoon, we will have a complete set of [cooking class] to learn how to make southern China cuisines.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L, D)

Day 12: Yangshuo-Shanghai

In this morning, we're going to have a [Traditional Chinese Painting class] and then [visit a local primary school]. In the afternoon, we will be transferred to Guilin airport, taking a flight to Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 13: Shanghai

You can have a leisurely breakfast before we go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden]. Through the visit, you will find more delicate handicrafts and tasty Chinese snacks. Besides, we will visit the [Jade Buddha Temple], which is an elegant architecture famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. We will enjoy our lunch at a romantic Shanghai restaurant. After lunch, we will go to the [Outer Bund] to have a grand view of Shanghai and you may marvel at how modern this metropolis is while still containing its old traditions. The Nanjing Road is nearby; we will enjoy a walk on it, which is considered to be the most prosperous commercial street. Lots of world famous brands are settled along the street and you can enjoy a good time in shopping. After your dinner, we go to enjoy an incredible [Chinese acrobatic show]. The kids will definitely love that very much.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 14:  Shanghai

You are free at leisure until we drive to the airport for your flight home. Your tour we sponsored ends at the airport.

Meals: (B)


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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour / $2815 $2384 $1899 $980
Comfortable Tour / $2257 $1829 $1481 $560
Standard Tour / $1895 $1552 $1123 $350
* Price in every box above is for each person.
* The default currency is in US dollar. Please use the Currency Converter to see the equivalent quote in your currency. Price is for references only, it may vary according to your actual travel itinerary, travel time, hotel price rise or fall, US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc..
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary.
Please see the form below to learn about the hotels we use in this itinerary.
  First Class Tour Comfortable Tour Standard Tour
Beijing Prime Hotel Beijing Sunworld Hotel Beijing King Park View Hotel Beijing
Capital Hotel Plaza Hotel Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel Xi'an Grand New World Hotel Xi'an Skytel Hotel Xi’an
Tianyu Gloria Plaza Hotel Xi'an Xi'an Hotel Melody Hotel Xi'an
Guilin Sheraton Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Osmanthus Hotel Guilin
Shangri-la Hotel Guilin Park Hotel Guilin Hotel Universal Guilin
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel Yangshuo Yangshuo New Century Hotel Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel
Yangshuo Resort Yangshuo Tangrenjie Hotel Yangshuo Regency Holiday Hotel
Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hotel Shanghai Hotel Swan Hotel Shanghai
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai Anting Villa Hotel Shanghai
* Except the home stay experience and other circumstances that are specified, there’re mostly two hotels (sometimes there is just one hotel listed) at each different standard (First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour) listed in each city/town. If there’re two hotels as described above, please note that they are alternative.
* These hotels listed are for reference only. China Expedition Tours reserves the possibility to book a hotel at the same standard with the listed ones, but out of them, in a certain city/town due to the unavailability when the booking is made.

Price Inclusion

  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Experienced Guides
  • Private Cars/Van with Drivers
  • Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Travel Insurance

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen

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