7-day Essence of Beijing & Guilin Tour

Tour code: LGT-06

Departure: Any day you want

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Tour Hightlights

  • Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park
  • Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Olympic Park
  • Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Li River cruise, West Street

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Day1 Beijing Meet your guide and check in your hotel. no meals
Day2 Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park and Temple of Heaven. B
Day3 Beijing Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing Olympic Park. B
Day4 Beijing/Guilin Fly to Guilin B
Day5 Guilin Tour Reed Flute Cave, lakes in the city center, and Elephant Trunk Hill. B
Day6 Guilin/Yangshuo/Guilin Enjoy Li River cruise and visit West Street. B, L
Day7 Guilin Drop off at the airport. B

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day1 Beijing

    Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

    Activities for today: airport transfer (Beijing)

    Tour Guide & Driver Service: You'll be met at Beijing Capital International Airport and escorted to the hotel in downtown area.

  • Day2 Beijing

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park,Temple of Heaven

    Tour Guide & Driver Service: After breakfast, drive to the center of Beijing City to see the world's largest square - Tiananmen Square. Passing over the Golden Water Bridge, you will enter a palace complex - the Forbidden City. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty — the years 1420 to 1912, it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

    In the afternoon, proceed to visit the beautiful royal landscaped garden - Jingshan Park. Standing at the top of the hill inside this park, you can get a commanding view of the Forbidden City.

    Later, you will be escorted to visit the Temple of Heaven. Founded in the first half of the 15th century, it is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. The Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties visited the temple for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

    Tiananmen Square
    Forbidden City
    Temple of Heaven
  • Day3 Beijing

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Olympic Park

    Tour Guide & Driver Service: Today drive about 70 km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectation. Take cable car (optional) or walk about 40 minutes to set your feet on Great Wall. Climb up the rising towers to enjoy scenic views as the wall wriggling along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall. Drive back to Beijing City and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Park to view the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside (not enter the venues).

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Beijing Olympic Park
    Beijing Olympic Park
  • Day4 Beijing/Guilin

    Transfer via: flight - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Beijing, Guilin)

    Beijing Driver Service: Today, our Beijing driver will escort you to Beijing Capital International Airport for the flight to Guiilin.

    Guilin Tour Guide & Driver Service: Upon Arrival at Guilin Liangjiang Airport, meet our guide and check in your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day5 Guilin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Reed Flute Cave, lakes in the city center, Elephant Trunk Hill

    Tour Guide & Driver Service: After breakfast, drive to visit the Reed Flute Cave, which is 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 more than 1200 years. Next, drive back to the city area, and visit the the lake area in the city center, where you’ll walk around the beautiful lakes. As you walk, your guide will share stories and anecdotes, and answer any questions you have about local life in the city. Later, move on to visit Elephant Trunk Hill. The hill is the symbol of Guilin and it looks like a giant elephant drinking water from Li River.

    Reed Flute Cave
    Lakes in the city center
    Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Day6 Guilin/Yangshuo/Guilin

    Transfer via: private vehicle, ship

    Activities for today: Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, West Street

    Tour Guide & Driver Service: Pick up at the hotel this morning. Today you'll be heading out to Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. You will enjoy a relaxing 3.5 - 4 hours cruise going down a clear river sided by picturesque scenery. Lunch will be the simple Chinese buffet on the aboard. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be plenty of great photo opportunities! Upon arrival at Yangshuo, have a leisure walk on the West Street. In the late afternoon, drive back to your hotel in Guilin, where your short break tour comes to an end.

    Li River
    Li River
    West Street
  • Day7 Guilin

    Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

    Activities for today: airport transfer (Guilin)

    Driver Service: Today our driver will escort you to the airport for your flight onward.

Price Details

---- Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of LocalChengduTours. ZTG will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

---- Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of LocalChengduTours and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.

Our Advantages & Promise

  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard