12 Days Wonders of China

China Tour

Experience some of China's highlights on this carefully crafted tour, witnessing raw natural beauty and sprawling cities.

From the vast commercial centre of Shanghai to the culture-rich giant that is Beijing, this 12 day tour captures the magic of China, and is a perfect introduction to this great nation. The first half of the tour guides you through some of the country's most picturesque sights, including the mist-shrouded rice terraces of Longji, which glisten and gleam in the sunlight. Cruise the lazy Li River both by day and night, savouring the wonderfully fresh air and witnessing the traditional fishing techniques used by the locals. A trip to Guilin, with its stunning cave and karst systems precedes a back to back city tour of ancient Xian and bustling Beijing. Take an excursion north east to the Great Wall, unarguably one of China's must-see landmarks. Your final day includes a visit to the Temple of Heaven and its peaceful park complex, as well as a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutongs - ancient alleyways that formed tightly-knit neighbourhoods, originating back to the Yuan Dynasty.

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  • Day 1 Shanghai

    You will be warmly welcomed by your guide, and transferred to your hotel.  Shanghai is the commercial and financial centre of China and its largest city by population. After refreshments,  continue...

  • Day 2 Shanghai - Suzhou

    After Breakfast, we will drive to Suzhou to explore the Water Village, and see how the area remained unchanged over the centuries. On the way back you will visit the town Luzhi Water Village by the...

  • Day 3 Shanghai - Guilin

    Today you will visit the Yu Yuan Gardens with its beautiful Tea House on a small bridge. After the visit, you will walk to the old town, Li Nong, and see the life of the normal local people behind...

  • Day 4 Guilin - Longsheng

    Today you will have a one day tour from Guilin to Longsheng. You will visit the Longji rice terrace (translated as Dragon’s Backbone). The terraced rice fields received their name because they...

  • Day 5 Guilin - Yangshou

    After Breakfast we will drive to Yangshuo, where you will enjoy a lovely Li River Cruise, which is a peaceful cruise along the Li River. Take in the fresh air and watch the amazing landscape with...

  • Day 6 Guilin - Xian

    You will begin your day by visiting the south of Guilin where the Moon Hill lies. The big hole on the top makes it looks like a moon on the hill which changes while you driving along, from a...

  • Day 7 Xian

    You will begin your day by visiting the Shan Xi museum, located near the wild Goose Pagoda, and which was opened to the Public in 2007 with 130,000 fine cultural relics from dynasties since the...

  • Day 8 Xian - Beijing

    Today we will visit to the famous Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the most important attraction in Xian after it was discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging a well during...

  • Day 9 Beijing

    Today you will visit the Tiananmen Square “The gate of the heavenly sky”. The biggest square in the world. You will continue to The Forbidden City, which was the political centre of China from...

  • Day 10 Beijing

    After Breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and driven about 70 kilometres north east of Beijing to The Great Wall of Baddalin, which was built and remodelled many times from the 5th...

  • Day 11 Beijing

    We will begin our day by driving to the south of Beijing to visit the magnificent and colourful Temple of Heaven which, according to Chinese tradition was for imperial use only. Built in 1420, the...

  • Day 12 Depart Beijing

    After breakfast, transfer to Beijing International Airport for your onward flight


Shanghai weather can be split into four distinct seasons - a warm spring, a hot and rainy summer, a comfortable autumn and an overcast and cold winter. The region receives rain for around a third of the year due to its location at the estuary of the Yangtze River. The weather is hottest during July and August, peaking over 35C. The best time to visit Shanghai is during spring, from March to May. 

Guilin has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and high humidity.  Though Guilin is suitable for traveling all year round, and the Li River is beautiful in all four seasons, the most popular travelling time is from April until October.

Xian weather is mild with four distinct seasons - a warm but variable spring, a hot and wet summer, a cool and rainy autumn and a dry and cold winter. March to May is usually warm and pleasant and is the best time of the year to visit. Early autumn from September to October is also a good time for a visit.

Beijing weather is split into four main seasons - a short, blustery spring; a long, hot summer; a cool but pleasant autumn and a long, cold winter. Temperatures can reach extremes during summer and winter, exceeding 40C in July and August and plunging to -20C during January. The best time to visit Beijing is during September or October, when temperatures are mild and conditions are fine. 



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