7-day Incredible Shanghai Guilin Tour

Tour code: LGT-08

Departure: Any day you want

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Tour Hightlights

  • Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market
  • Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, the Bund
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Li River Cruise, West Street
  • Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village, Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village
  • Longsheng Rice Terraces, Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Day1 Shanghai Be met and transferred to your hotel. no meals
Day2 Shanghai Tour Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, and the Bund. B
Day3 Shanghai/Guilin Visit Zhujiajiao Water Town. Fly to Guilin. B
Day4 Guilin Visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. B
Day5 Guilin/Yangshuo Cruise in the Li River. Visit West Street. B, L
Day6 Yangshuo/ Longsheng Visit Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village, Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village, and Longsheng Rice Terraces. B
Day7 Longsheng/Guilin Hiking from Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village to Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village. Drop off at the airport. B

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day1 Shanghai

    Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Shanghai)

    Upon arrival at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to your hotel.

  • Day2 Shanghai

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, the Bund

    Today, your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works.

    Next, you will drive several kilometers to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from the 100th floor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” Shanghai World Financial Center.

    You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!

    Yu Garden
    Shanghai World Financial Center
    The Bund
  • Day3 Shanghai/Guilin

    Transfer via: flight - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, airport transfer (Shanghai, Guilin)

    After breakfast, we will drive about 1 hour to Zhujiajiao. Known as the "Venice of Shanghai", Zhujiajiao has a history of 1,700 years and is a well-preserved waterside ancient town. You’ll stroll along Hundred-year-old North Street, take some pictures on the Fangsheng Bridge (Free Captive Fish Bridge), have a panoramic view of Zhujiao by climbing up to Yuanjin Buddhist Temple, have a sampan ride along the canals and see the old residences, shops and bridges which are filled with classic architectural style in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD).

    In the afternoon, drive to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, your are met and transferred to you hotel check in.

    Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Day4 Guilin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

    Morning drive to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. The hill is the symbol of Guilin and it looks like a giant elephant drinking water from Li River. Followed tour to the Reed Flute Cave, which is fantastic stalactites & stalagmites formation, and known as "Natural Art Gallery".

    The afternoon is your free time. You can explore the city on your own, some recommended places are: the lakes in the city area, Liberation Bridge, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, East and West Lane etc. all these places are not far from the Elephant Trunk Hill. You can walk to these places within 5-15 minutes.

    Reed Flute Cave
    Reed Flute Cave
    Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Day5 Guilin/Yangshuo

    Transfer via: private vehicle, ship

    Activities for today: Li River Cruise, West Street

    In the morning drive to Zhujiang Pier. We will aboard a ship to enjoy 4 hours wonderful cruise along the beautiful Li River. Arrive in the small town Yangshuo around 13:00. Check in your hotel and free afternoon for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

    Li River
    Li River
    West Street
  • Day6 Yangshuo/ Longsheng

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village, Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village, Longsheng Rice Terraces

    After breakfast,drive about 4 hrs to Longsheng, home to Yao and Zhanguang people and the breathtaking Longji Rice Terraces. On the way visit the minority tribe – Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village. As your car is requested to stop at the parking lot, you will have to walk for about 30 minutes from the parking lot to your hotel in Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village along a flagstone road. Check in your hotel and have a rest. Walk around to take photos of the breathtaking rice terraces and view sunset if weather permits.

    Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village
    Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village
    Longsheng Rice Terrace
  • Day7 Longsheng/Guilin

    Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village, Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village, airport transfer (Guilin)

    Weather permitting we'll view sunrise in the village. The following morning hike 1.5-2 hrs to visit the beautiful Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village. It really deserves a short hiking tour in the Rice Terraces Area. Later, head off to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport for the flight to your next destination.

    Ping'an Zhuang Ethnic Village
    Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village
    Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village

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