Journey to China - 12 Days

Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Beijing tours including:
    • Tiananmen Square
    • The Forbidden City
    • Temple of Heaven
    • The Summer Palace
    • The 'hutongs' of Beijing
    • Houhai Lake or Hongqiao Market
    • Excursion to the Great Wall of China
    • Ming Tomb with Changling and Sacred Way
  • Xi'an Tours including:
    • Shaanxi Provincial Museum
    • Muslim Quarters and the Great Mosque
    • The Old City Wall
    • Army of Terracotta Warriors
    • Banpo village
    • The Big Goose Pagoda
    • Tang Dynasty Show in Xian
  • Guilin Tours include:
    • Afternoon Visit to Reed Flute Cave
    • Visit to Elephant Trunk Hill
    • Full day tour on the Li River and the town of Yangshuo
  • Shanghai Tours include:
    • Evening performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe
    • Yu Yuan Garden
    • The Shanghai Museum
    • The Bund
    • Nanjing Road
    • The Former French Concession District
    • Jade Buddha Temple

Daily Itinerary

Day 01 – Departure

Today you'll start your China adventure to make unforgettable memories with your group.

Day 02 – Arrival in Beijing, China          

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by your Tour Manager and begin your adventures. 

Day 03 – Exploring Beijing

After breakfast, you'll participate in a full day city tour, which will include: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven. In the early evening you will enjoy a traditional Beijing duck dinner.

Day 04 – Great Wall Excursion

Today you will go on a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, and visit the Ming Tomb seeing the Changling and Sacred Way. 

Day 05 – Beijing City Tour

You'll have a full day city tour in Beijing, including the Summer Palace, the 'hutongs' tour with a pedi-cab of old Beijing residences and a walk around Houhai Laoke or Hongqiao Market. 

Day 06 – Train to Xi'an

In the morning, you'll head to the train station for your fast train from Beijing to Xi'an. After lunch at a local restaurant you will continue in a half-day tour to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Muslim Quarters and the Great Mosque, and the Old City Wall. 

Day 07 – Xi'an City Tour

After breakfast, you will embark in a full day tour including the Army of Terracotta Warriors, Banpo village and the Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening you will have a 'Dumpling Banquet’ dinner at a local restaurant and see a famous Tang Dynasty Show. 

Day 08 – Flight to Guilin

You will leave your hotel and drive to the airport for your morning flight from Xi'an to Guilin. After a delicious lunch you will visit to Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. 

Day 09 – Li River & Yangshuo

You'll embark in a full day tour. You will start with a cruise along the Li River, including a delicious lunch on the boat. Your day will continue with a visit to the town of Yangshuo. 

Day 10 – Flight to Shanghai

This morning, you will depart to the airport for your flight from Guilin to Shanghai. In the afternoon you will tour the Shanghai Museum, the Bund, and Nanjing Road. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner and attend a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.

Day 11 – Exploring Shanghai

After a delicious breakfast, you will start a full day city tour. Among the attractions you will visit today are: Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession and Pudong New Area.

Day 12 – Depart Shanghai

After breakfast you will have some free time to shop and explore the city. Then your China adventure comes to an end as your depart back home. 


We know how hidden costs can ruin a program. Our tours are fully inclusive; there are no hidden costs or surcharges.
Once your group enrolls in a trip, the price will never change. Here is what you will get on every trip:


Every single tour that we operate is unique and tailored for your group.

Private Tours

We do not combine your tour group with others.

Online Planning

Take advantage of our innovative tools to make organizing your trip a breeze.

Flexible Payments

We offer a variety of online, scheduled and recurring payment options.

Affordability & Quality

We focus on providing the best experience with the best value for your dollar.

Chaperones travel for free!

Just tell us how many free places you need.

Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

ETA includes up to $100,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

24 Hour Support

We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

Full-time Tour Manager

ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

Air, Land & Water Transportation

We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.


Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.


You choose which meals are included in your program.