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12 Days Tour - China Family Vacation


Discovery China on a family trip from Beijing to Hong Kong

Take your family on a memorable adventure through China and see the many sides of this colourful, cultural and naturally beautiful nation. The perfect blending of the familiar and the novel, on this 12-day tour you and your family will marvel at the incredible Great Wall of China and Terracotta Warriors, leisure Chengdu (the hometown of China's National Treasure Giant Panda), get lost in the quiet beauty of Yangshuo and be dazzled by the colourful markets and nightlife of the big cities. Boasting some of the grandest urban metropolises and most delicious cuisine in the world, China is an ideal destination for the whole family.

Travel Services

  • Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Yangshuo, Hong Kong
  • 12 Days (Beijing to Hong Kong)
  • TCTCFV12 (China Family Vacation)
  • Truly China Original
  • Departure is guaranteed
  • Minimum 2, Maximum 18
  • Prices from USD$2448.00

INCLUSIVE

    Accommodation 
    All accommodations in double and twin share rooms with private facilities. 
    Hotel (10 nights), Overnight Soft Sleeper Train (1 night)
    Beijing Chongwenmen Hotel or Similar
    Xi'an Forest City Hotel or Similar
    Chengdu City Garden Hotel or Similar
    Yangshuo XinFuAn Hotel or Similar
    Hong Kong Metropark Hotel Kowloon or Similar 
    Guide 
    English speaking tour guides in each destination, except on the trains and the last departure day;
    All Truly China group trips are accompanied by one of our tour guides. The aim of the tour guide  is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. 
    MEALS 
    10 breakfasts are included, and normally they are Chinese and Western buffet, 4 dinners are included (Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling dinner, Chengdu Hotpot and Yangshuo Beer Fish), the rest are not included.
    Transport 
    All transportation during the tour is included;
    High speed train (Xi’an-Chengdu, Chengdu-Yangshuo, Guilin-Hong Kong), 2nd class;
    Overnight Train (Beijing-Xi’an), soft sleeper.
    Other included 
    Beijing - Tiananmen Square Walking Tour;
    Beijing - Forbidden City;
    Beijing - Private bus and entrance tickets for excursions to Mutianyu Great Wall;
    Xi’an - Terracotta Warriors;
    Chengdu - Panda Breeding Center;
    Yangshuo - Countryside Cycling Tour;
    Yangshuo - Taichi or Kungfu Lesson.



NOT INCLUDED

International flight and departure tax;
Arrival transfer on Day1 and departure transfer on Day12;
Lunches and dinners;
Other optional excursions and entrance tickets;
Tips to drivers and tour guides;
Other personal

INFORMATION

Day 1/Arrive in Beijing

Ni Hao! Welcome to Beijing, capital of the most populous country on earth. With plenty of places that give an insight into the China's ancient history, as well as newer sights that showcase contemporary culture. Your holiday begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your tour guide and fellow travelers. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Hotel Information: Hotel Name: Beijing Chongwenmen Hotel 酒店名称:北京崇文门饭店 Hotel Address: No.2, West St, Chongwenmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 酒店地址:北京市东城区崇文门西大街2号 Hotel Tel/酒店电话:+86 (010)65122211-0 We will collect/check your passport, insurance and next of kin information at the group meeting, please have these on hand. After the meeting maybe head out to explore the Beijing streets - with your hotel located centrally, a walk in any direction will unveil all sorts of wonderful surprises. Perhaps kick off your China holiday with a taste of an iconic dish - Peking duck. Special Information If you wish to arrive a few days early in Beijing, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Day 2/Beijing

Today you’ll explore two of the most popular sights in Beijing on foot and using public transport. While this can be crowded, it's the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Make your way to the centre of the city – Tiananmen Square, the symbolic centre of Chinese power. Framed by the Gate of Heavenly Peace with its Mao portrait, Mao's Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum, and with elaborate flag raising and lowering ceremonies at dawn and dusk, it's a place of pilgrimage for the Chinese tourists who consider it the heart of their nation. From here you will enter the enormous Forbidden City. Built more than 500 years ago and off limits to commoners for almost all that time, the Forbidden City looks much like it always has. As you explore the great halls and courtyards you’ll be able appreciate the might and grandeur of the Imperial Chinese court during the height of its power in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Enjoy a free evening to either relax or explore further. Special Information Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are the number one attractions in the whole country for local travelers and as such can get very crowded with tour groups. Be ready!

Day 3/Beijing to Xi’an

This morning you’ll take a private bus to visit Mutianyu Great Wall (around 2 hours) and spend some time exploring, taking photos and learning the history of this mighty site. An incredible piece of engineering, the wall stretches 6000 km west from the mountain ridges north of Beijing. It was originally constructed to protect Chinese empires from nomadic northern tribes, and even though it failed in this purpose it's still one of the country's most remarkable achievements and an iconic destination. The walk is generally on the restored section of the wall, but this still means walking on steep, uneven terrain with multiple steps, so reasonable fitness and comfortable shoes are needed. The walk is approximately 5 kilometres and will take 2 to 3 hours depending on your level of fitness. You can choose how you access the wall, with options including cable car, chairlift or even toboggan to come down (at your own expense). It's a good idea to pack a picnic lunch with you to enjoy atop the wall during a rest break. Being perched on this incredible engineering feat and surveying the spectacular surrounding countryside is an unforgettable experience. Return to Beijing by private bus. This evening you will catch an overnight train to Xi’an.

Day 4/Xi’an

You will arrive at Xi’an train station around 9am, private transfer to hotel. Today join your leader on a short walking tour to uncover what was once the start of the ancient trading route of the Silk Road. The city has a wonderful Muslim Quarter, and you’ll wander the narrow streets past shops, lively markets, and groups of white-bearded men in skull caps sipping tea in cafes. See the City Walls and Gates, the most complete in China, running over 13 kilometers (8 miles) around the city. Xi’an’s Silk Road history means it has an exciting mixture of cultures, exemplified by its food options, which range from delicious Muslim fare to great little dumplings in Chinese restaurants. Maybe choose to visit the Bell and Drum Towers, the former built (according to legend) to restrain the dragons that were causing earthquakes, the latter is (unsurprisingly) full of drums, once used to mark time and warn in emergencies. Perhaps visit the night markets and try many of the tantalising local specialties such as Pao mo (lamb broth that you break flat bread into), hand pulled noodles, hot pot and barbecue.

Day 5/Xi’an

Today we will travel by privater transport (around 2 hours) to visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world - the Terracotta Warriors. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, rediscovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well after being buried for 2000 years. These clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots (originally all painted) were commissioned by the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi as part of his mausoleum after he ascended to the throne in 264 BC. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2000 of the warriors - each individually sculpted from clay and with a different costume, height, and even facial expressions - stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive. Enjoy a free evening to explore Xi’an.

Day 6/Xi’an to Chengdu

In the morning, you will catch a high-speed train from Xi’an to Chengdu (approximately. 3 hours), after arrival settle into your hotel and then discovery Chengdu. Chengdu has a very casual vibe. Here is where locals value life more than work (that's how it should be, right?), so mahjong and tea are two of the most crucial elements in their life. Go on a walking tour with your leader to downtown Tianfu Square where a giant statue of Chairman Mao overlooks his people. Continue to the lively People's Park and sit down in a tea house for a sip of tea, taking advantage of the other services on offer like ear cleaning and massages. Chengdu was listed in 2010 as a gourmet capital by UNESCO, so why not give the local delicacies a go?

Day 7/Chengdu

Prepare for the fuzzies this morning as you get up close with the adorable pandas at the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu. Learn about the conservation efforts being made to repopulate this ancient species. And of course you'll see them being fed, playing, sleeping or just being plain cute in their playgrounds. Enjoy some more downtime in the afternoon, maybe checking out the hip Kuanzhai Lane or searching for some spicy Chengdu snacks on Jinli Street.

Day 8/Chengdu to Yangshuo

This morning you’ll catch a fast train from Chengdu to Yangshuo, after arrival at Yangshuo station, then transfer to the hotel in Yangshuo. Surrounded by limestone karsts, Yangshuo is super popular with both international and domestic tourists, which isn't a bad thing if you're into your cafes and bars. It's one of the best places in the country to get a feel for local culture and traditions while having plenty of fun at the same time. Take a walk through the town with your leader on arrival and head down to the Li River to get a feel for a landscape immortalised in plenty of Chinese paintings.

Day 9/Yangshuo

The dramatic countryside surrounding Yangshuo is best seen on an optional cruise down the Li River. Float past limestone monoliths, rice paddies, and water buffaloes drinking at the river's edge. For those feeling active, why not jump on a bike and explore the splendid green surrounds and nearby villages or perhaps participate in a peaceful Taichi session. Enjoy a guided walk through a local market before visiting a converted country house to learn to cook local specialties.

Day 10/Yangshuo

Morning exercise, a master will teach you Chinese Taichi or Kungfu. A great optional activity for the day what is Pick tea leaves, tea making, drink tea and listen to the rhyme leisurely at the Seven Fairies Peak tea plantation; Mountaineering Xianggong hill and viewing Li River meandering, enjoy sunlight & shadow、clouds sea、sunrise、the sunset、the rosy clouds; Discovery the mystery of the Ancient Stone Village. You are highly recommended.

Day 11/Yangshuo to Hong Kong

Leave Yangshuo and continue your journey to the final stop, Hong Kong. You'll be transferred to Guilin and then hop on the high-speed train (approximately three and half hours) to Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Railway Station, from there head to your centrally located hotel. Go on a walking tour, then maybe check out the Temple Street night market or the light show at Victoria Harbour. Take the chance to celebrate your final night with the group in this awesome city.

Day 12/Hong Kong (Departure Day)

Your China holiday comes to an end this morning. There are no activities on the final day and you are free to leave your accommodation at any time. Kindly Reminder: the check out time normally is 12:00. If you have booked an airport transfer through Truly China Travel, please confirm the pick up time with your tour leader in advance

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    FAMILY TRIP: Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

    AGE: Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

    DISCOUNT: A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.

    PASSPORT DETAILS: Please provide Truly China Travel or your booking agent with a colour scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

    BEING CONNECTED IN CHINA. Please note while traveling through mainland China you will not be able to access some popular internet websites such as Google, Instagram and Facebook as well as some email platforms.

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Why travel with Truly China Travel?

Truly China Travel is a locally owned company, locally priced, organized travel to China with enough choice and freedom for the most independent traveler! Book a private trips for two or more. Explore nature, historic sites, discover Chinese classical architecture, arts and crafts, find out the true stories of Chinese cuisine, and enjoy authentic minorities cultural experiences with active travelers, of all ages. The services of local, English-speaking guides are available. Choice, flexibility and time for independent exploration are important components of our trips. For unaccompanied time, the guide will offer safe alternatives for dining and activities. We lodge and dine at comfortable, local establishments. For a little extra, you can book any itinerary as a private trip to China for two or more. Contact us if you want to travel on a tailored or personalized tour.

Why Book This Tour?

This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of China. You can choose between a private tour or group adventure. Private trips can be booked for two to twenty travelers. Book a custom departure date, set your own pace, enjoy more one-on-one attention from the guide, and if you would like, upgrade your hotels. This is a great ideal for families, friends, company employees and social clubs as there is something for everybody. If you prefer group travel, you can choose from our most adventurous trips, with international groups travelling with participants of all ages from western countries.

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