14 Days China and South Korea Tour

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Seoul

Tour Code: TAT-South Korea-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$3497 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Fine- designed private tour from China to South Korea
  • Exciting experience of high speed train trip between Beijing and Xi'an
  • The best China trip covering Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and the most beautiful Guilin
  • Visiting famous dramas’shooting places, to feel the Korean romance
  • Free leisure in Itaewon shopping street and see more the local people’s life

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Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Overnight: In Beijing

Arriving in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing.  We will transfer you to check in hotel with the guide's assistance. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day. You could choose to have a rest in the hotel or walk around by yourself.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2 Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Beijing

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure city by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at pearl store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Beijing

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a tea store en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.

Great Wall Beijing China
Beijing Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing-Xi'an

Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace

Day 5 Xi'an

Ancient City Wall, Taichiquan Course, Terracotta Warriors

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.

Qin Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Qin Terracotta Warriors

Day 6 Xi'an-Guilin

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Guilin

You will have a leisure morning for your to walk around. We will check out at noon time and drive to have lunch directly. In the afternoon, Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda ,  one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty buddha temples. It is  reputed as the Tang Dynasty elaborate and valuable Buddhist architectural heritage. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum.

Take a flight to Guilin, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.

Guilin City View
Guilin City View

Day 7 Guilin

Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Guilin

We will have an exciting day to visit the ethnic group villages and the stunning rice terraces today. The local tour guide picks you up from hotel lobby in the morning. It takes about 2 hours driving from downtown of Guilin to Longji Rice Terraces Scenic Area (Dragon's Back). The magnificent terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides.

Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant in Ping'an Zhuang Village, which is just located in the rice terraces. You will have chance to try the local food cooked in bamboo, such as bamboo rice, chicken, ect. It tastes with the light fragrance of bamboo, quite different from which we eat in downtown.

After lunch, you will have enough free time to explore the ethnic villages, where the Yao and Zhuang people have been dwelling for generations in wooden houses. You will understand how the locals' life is, and you will see the locals working in the paddy fields, the women in their national costumes doing needlework by the village path or beneath her roof, ect. We will drive back to downtown of Guilin from Longji at around 15:00 and you may arrive at hotel about 17:00. A Four Lakes Night Cruise is recommended as an optional activity in Guilin.

Longji Rice Terraces

Day 8 Guilin-Yangshuo

Li River Cruise, West Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch-box
Overnight: In Guilin

In the morning you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there before driving back to overnight in Guilin. If you would like to stay in Yangshuo longer and know more about the night show or evening entertainment, do not hesitate to ask your local guide, who'd be very willing to help you. The Show of Impression Liusanjie is highly recommended as an optional activity in Yangshuo if you are interested in.

Li River Cruise in Guilin
Li River Cruise

Day 9 Guilin-Shanghai

Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, fly to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

Before to the airport,Your Guilin tour guide will bring you to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin and then the Reed Flute Cave, after lunch in a authentic chinese restaurant, then drive to the Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai local guide will meet you in the airport and escort you to hotel. Have a good rest.

Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin

Day 10 Shanghai

Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River. 

The Bund Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai

Day 11 Shanghai-Seoul

Free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Free at leisure before transfer to airport to catch the flight for Seoul. Arrival at Incheon Airport, you will be meet by the local driver and transferred to check in the hotel.

Seoul City View
Seoul City View

Day 12 Seoul

Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, The Blue House, Secret Garden, Insadong Alley, Jogyesa Temple and South Gate Open Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: In Seoul

Today after a leisure breakfast at hotel, our guide will bring you to visit Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, The Blue House, Secret Garden, Insadong Alley, Jogyesa Temple and South Gate Open Market. After that our guide will escort you to hotel. Enjoy the free leisure time.

Established by the founder of Joseon Dynasty in 1392, Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea has a population of more than 12,000,000 people. Seoul is a city of the incredible contrasts which, despite its immense size, make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. In Seoul, the new and the ancient co-exist in the perfect harmony for everyone to enjoy.

 Geyongbokgung Palace
Geyongbok Palace

Day 13 Seoul

Korean Folklore Village via Olympic Stadium, Free leisure in Itaewon shopping street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: In Seoul

Today after breakfast, our guide will bring you to the Korean Folklore Village via Olympic Stadium in the morning. Enjoy free time in Itaewon Shopping Street in the afternoon. Then our guide will bring you to have a Korean style buffet dinner and enjoy a traditional cultural performance in a Korea house. The tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

The Korean Folk Village is a showplace of the Korea's traditional folklore customs and ways of living. Located near Suwon City, 40 km to the south of Seoul, the village was opened in 1974 and comprises approximately two hundred and thirty structures, each representing the traditional customs and manners. In these structures, the visitors witness the unique scenes of people in the ancient costumes living and working in exactly the same manners as in the past before the country came under the western influence.

Dak Dalbi
Dak Dalbi

Day 14 Departure Seoul

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Today it’s time to leave Korea for your next destination. Our driver will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight. Hope you will come again in very near future. 

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Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

What our clients say

5/5.0 | Excellent


Jill Drew


Jun 28 ,2022

The trip was very good. The local guide went out of her way to make the tour enjoyable for all. Food was varied and adventurous at time. Transport was good. The pace of the tour was good with a few tweaks extras were added which filled the gaps.


Karel Mom


Jun 13 ,2022

An amazing time in Korea, getting a great taste of Seoul, Busan and Jeju. Our guides Olia and Damien were amazing and made sure we had an excellent time on the trip.


José A. Bonilla


May 16 ,2022

South Korea - a fascinating snap shot

This is a different and wonderful country which is very misunderstood. It has a lot to offer from the busyness of Seoul, and the beauty of the National Parks to the amazing volcanic island of Jeju. I thought this country would be a mixture of Japan and China yet it is quite different. The culture is fascinating - when they are into something (such as coffee shops, or hiking), they are into it big time yet the battle between tradition and western influence is fascinating to witness and observe in different areas in Seoul and in the rest of the country. Each area specializes in a different type of food (Kimchi always included) and this trip gives a great snapshot into different parts of South Korea from the cities (Seoul and Busan) to the DMZ to the countryside (national park and folk villages). This is not a very active holiday and there are not any long trips.


Jayne McIlroy


Feb 14 ,2020

An Unknown Country

There are very few British tourists visiting this lovely country and this trip with the tour operator was a good way of understanding the Past and the Present state of Korea. A visit to the DMZ gives you an understanding of the conflict between the South and the North. The gardens and ordinary road-side trees are beautiful and the people are charming. There was absolutely no hassle from the local people or officials.


Belinda koh


Jan 12 ,2020

Saw a lot of Korea in a short time so it was exhausting at times, but overall was great fun


Ken Bauer


Nov 02 ,2019

This was a great experience and the information provided by our guide Samart about his country was of great value in the overall enjoyment of our trip. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Never having been to Asia before Bangkok


Rosemary Hawley


Oct 22 ,2019

Great tour that showed the Korean culture and history very well. The night temple stay was great and I learned so much doing it.




Sep 15 ,2019

Great way to see the major sights & experience traditional food & culture.
Wow!!! Our Japan and Korea tour has a good balance of historical, traditional, and contemporary sights or experiences. TopAsiaTour managed the logistics of getting around cities and countries which made this effortless for us. The guide was incredibly helpful and always went that extra mile for the group. The size of the group was good and ensured you never missed anything.


Lana de Bruyn


Jul 26 ,2019

Great way to explore South Korea
South Korea is more than what it seems, and this tour is a great way to find out. Really enjoyed all the cultural inputs, the food, and the overall itinerary. Don't miss out on all South Korea has to offer.


Sabina Sapkota


Jun 18 ,2019

Every aspect of planning our trip to China was seamless. Joyce has been amazing. She responds to any and every request immediately and has been incredibly informative about every aspect of our trip. I would definitely recommend the Top Asia Tour team


Helen Garcia


May 17 ,2019

Enjoyable trip, great people both on tour and the locals we met, excellent food - loved Seoul and very glad I went. It is really a great holiday experience.


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