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8 Days Dazzling Chinese New Year Tour

Tour Route:
Beijing(capital of China)→Xian(famous ancient city)→Guilin ( picturesque city)
Trip Highlights:
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Chinese New Year

Culture, history, and nature the three best things that China offers visitors. The three cities on this tour represent the best of these three aspects of China.

 Submerge in the Chinese history and unique ambience of traditional Spring Festival with dazzling cultural events, and unwind amongst glamorous natural scenery alike stepping into traditional Chinese painting. This New Year vacation is going to be the best ever.

  • Visit the Forbidden City, the largest museum in China, the most comprehensive museum with antiquities, an unparalleled masterpiece of architecture.
  • Touring Beijing Great Wall, which is ancient, breathtaking and serene, will give you a fairly typical China experience.
  • Visiting China's archeological treasures at Xian. Terracotta Army in China's first emperor's tomb.
  • Cruise the beautiful Li River, step into the traditional Chinese painting with peaceful hills and river, and return to the nature.

 

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Tour Code: NY-03
Dates: From January to March. You may decide when to start on your way and where to linger a litter longer.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely. Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form. Let us take care of the details in your tour. Our custom service is free.
Starts/Ends: Beijing/Guilin
Trip Type: Culture & History Journey
Activity Level: Easy walking
Special Experience:
  • Visiting China's history, culture and nature city during Chinese New Year
  • Learn and understand all kinds of New Year activities in your Dazzling Chinese New Year's Tour
  • Receive the surprising Chinese New Year gifts from your tour
  • Talented chefs teach you to cook Chinese dumplings and dishes
  • Eat the special New Year dinner in your tour

 

Day-by-day Itinerary

Price & Included Features
Day 1 Arrival Beijing
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel

Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, your tour guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You may either rest to recover from jetlag at hotel, or head out to this pulsing metropolis with both inherited ancient splendors and astonishing modern achievements.

Day 2 Beijing
Sites visited: Forbidden City,Hutongs,Tiananmen Square
Special Dinner: Dumpling Dinner
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel
Dumplings

Today you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. You could come to see the national flag rising ceremony if could get up early.

Followed by is a visit to the magnificent Forbidden City, which is the largest palace structure in the world and the place where China's emperors ruled for over 600 years.

In the afternoon, you will visit Hutongs by rickshaw. Hutong means old narrow path with lots of the courtyard homes where ordinary people are living. You will see the old houses and the traditional Chinese New Year custom in Hutongs. (Click your mouse and see Chinese New Year custom)

Oh, it is time to have lunch. Your lunch will be served in one of the local people's home during the tour. If you like, you could learn how to make dumplings, which are necessary food during Spring Festival in China. Eating dumplings during the Spring Festival is considered auspicious for fortune and wealth in the year to come.

Although eating dumplings for a good luck is a part of Chinese New Year superstition, Chinese people still would like to follow it today.

You may also get chance to enjoy Paper-cut and Firecracker too. Paper-cut is a famous Chinese traditional craft. It conveys people's good wish to beautiful and happy life. <-->

Day 3 Beijing
Sites visited: Great Wall,Sacred Road
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel
Badaling Greatwall

Today you will have a visit to the majestic Great Wall (Badaling section), which is the most outstanding representation of China's Great Wall. Moreover, the surrounding scenery of the Badaling section is unbelievable impressive.

Your sightseeing will be carried on to the Sacred Road. This was the ancient pass to the Imperial Tombs of Ming Dynasty. The road lined with the stoned animals, mystical beasts and the officials who serve the emperor in his afterlife.

Day 4 Beijing / Xian
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Sites visited: Temple of Heaven
Accommodation:Bell Tower Hotel
Temple of Heaven

Today you will visit Beijing's splendid Temple of Heaven, where China's emperors annually went to pray for a good harvest. If you visit here in the early morning you could enjoy watching the locals doing their morning exercises. Feel free to join them if you like. Then you will be escorted to the airport to Xian. Upon arriving in Xian, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your warm hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into the heated Chinese New Year atmosphere in the city.  (I want to know more Chinese New Year knowledge)

Day 5 Xian
Sites visited: Ancient City Walls ,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Accommodation:Bell Tower Hotel
Terracotta Warriors

In the morning, you will visit the life-size Terracotta Warriors, China's first emperor's incredible underground army made to protect him in afterlife.

After lunch, you sightseeing today will be carried on to the Ancient City Wall of Xian. It is the largest ancient city-defensive construction in the world. The New Year Lantern Fair will be held during the nights on the city wall. Then you will be escorted to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is regarded as the most precious Buddhist Pagoda in China and the symbol of Xian city.

In the evening, your tour guide will bring you back to the Ancient City Wall to join the New Year Lantern Fair, which is the most important activity in Chinese New Year Lantern Festival.

Day 6 Xian / Guilin
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Sites visited: Great Mosque,Muslim community
Accommodation:Bravo Hotel
New Year Painting

After breakfast, you will visit the Great Mosque and Muslim community before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Your tour guide in Guilin will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, you will receive a Chinese way of New Year greeting, a Red Packet (a red envelope enclosed ¥50 lucky money), a Chinese New Year Painting, and a Chinese Knot, from your lovely and considerate tour guide. These gifts symbolize fortune and wealth wishing you a good luck in the year to come. (Click here to see more Chinese New Year decorations)

Day 7 Guilin / Yangshuo
Sites visited: Li River Cruise
Special Dinner: Dumplings and Chinese dishes
Accommodation:New Century Hotel
Li River Cruise

After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of Karst peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting.

After checking into your hotel, you will have a very special cooking class to make dumplings and other Chinese dishes. Your cooking teacher will accompany you to a local market to purchase the ingredients needed. Dumpling is a necessary food during Spring Festival in China. Eating dumplings during the Spring Festival is considered auspicious for fortune and wealth in the year to come. (See more New Year auspicious food)

Day 8 Yangshuo / Guilin / Departure
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sites visited: Elephant Trunk Hill ,Reed Flute Cave
Special Dinner: Special New Year Dinner
Reed Flute Cave

Today you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive) and visit some of its most famous sites. Elephant Trunk Hill is alike a giant elephant drinking water from the Li River. It is vivid and considered the symbol of the Guilin City.

Reed Flute Cave, with magically illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, is one of the most beautiful Karst caves in the region.

Your lunch will be served at a restaurant making excellent local cuisine. You will be enjoying some of the most delicious local New Year dishes, such as glutinous rice dumpling in soup and rice cake. Chinese New Year dishes usually have auspicious names. Glutinous rice dumpling is also called Tang-yuan. In Chinese it means reunion and everything goes smoothly. Thereby eating Tang-yuan is considered bringing good luck. After lunch, your local guide will escort you to the airport for your flight.

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Price & Included Features

Price & Included Features

As the private tour goes, the price of each person differs in the size of the group, the hotel rating and the domestic flight price. Because our tour has no fixed departure date, there are no international tickets in our quoted price. You could choose the date you arrive in China depends your need. No matter when are you arrive, we will arrange your tour flexible. So you need to get a custom price quote for this tour from travel consultants, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us detailed information you could think in your tour. Our online travel consultants will help you to design a perfect private tour for you. The travel consultants' tour planning service is totally free! All things you do is just enjoy our talented travel consultants' tailor made itinerary.

What's included ?

  • China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: for 1 night in 3 star, 7 nights at 4 star hotel in comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.
  • 16 meals: 7 full breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners (included dumplings and Chinese dishes)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • A local English-speaking guide in each city
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

 

Accommodation

Accommodation (Click this button to find more details)
Location: 19 Jianguo Men Nei Street Beijing 100005. Located along the bustling Chang'an Street of Central Beijing
Rooms: 400
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Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 1 king or 2 queen
Check-in: after 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: before 12:00 noon
Location: 110 Nan Da Jie, Lian Hu Dist, Xi'an 710001, China. It is located right in the city center.
Rooms: 321
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: 14 Ronghu Road, South, Guilin, Guangxi 541002, China. It is located along the lake area in the city center.
Rooms: 329
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon.
Location: Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, China, 541900. It is near the beautiful Yangshuo Park, in the city centre.
Rooms: 270
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon

Meals

Meals (Click this button to find more details)

If you have any specific requirements for food, for example, vegetarian, vegan or food allergies, feel free to tell us! The things you do just write down your problem on the inquiry form so that we could arrange you the special accommodations according to your situation in advance. If you are a gourmet, China Festival Tours could be your perfect culinary guide and take you to enjoy all the delicious local food and the world famous cuisine. Enjoy your tour in China Festival.

Breakfast - You will have your nutritious breakfast in the hotel you live. The hotel provides both Chinese and western dishes to meet every diner's taste. The menu include: Bacon and Sausage Sandwich, Scrambled Egg, Hot Milk, Noodles and Congee etc.

Lunch - Lunch will be served in one of the Chinese restaurant near the scenic spots. You could taste many of Chinese delicious cuisines, just like: Crispy Chicken, Mushroom Ducks, Mapo Tofu, Steamed Beef etc.

Dinner - If you want to eat the local special food for supper, our enthusiastic travel consultant will introduce a good place for you to enjoy the mouthwatering local food ahead of time, just like the Beijing Duck, Xian dumplings and the Sichuan hot pot etc. You could still let your considerate tour guide to recommend a nice place for you.

Transfer and Transport Service

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Every China Festival Tours' tours are Private Tours. Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Even if a traveler is traveling alone, they will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Each of our Tour Guides must meet rigorous standards and are licensed, very knowledgeable, and extremely experienced. Each of our drivers must also meet our standards and are patient and have years of experience. Each of the vehicles used by China Festival Tours is newer luxurious MPVs and each traveler's private vehicle is included in the price of their tour.

As always, the above tours can be fully customized to fit your travel plans. Discuss your trip with our experts and enjoy personalized service, and you can build your exact dream trip.

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Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver.  The prices for this private tour are affordable. They are up to 10% below the market average. Please contact our travel consultant for quotation.

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