17 Days Classic China and Cambodia Tour

Beijing-Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai-Siem Reap-Phnom Penh

Tour Code: TCT-Cambodia-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: on request Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Fine- designed private tour from China to Cambodia
  • Exciting experience of  high speed train trip between Beijing and Xi'an
  • The most classic China trip covering Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and the most beautiful Guilin
  • Stunned by the world heritages in Cambodia
  • Admire Angkor Wat from different angles different time in a day

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Day 1Arrival Beijing

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: 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 3Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 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.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing-Xi'an

Summer Palace, High speed train to Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

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 5Xi'an

Ancient City Wall, Taichiquan Course, Terracotta Worriors

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

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.

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xi'an-Guilin

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Guilin

Meals: Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 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 7Guilin

Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village

Meals: Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 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
Longji Rice Terraces

Day 8Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin

Li River Cruise, West Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch-box
Accommodation: 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
Li River Cruise

Day 9Guilin-Shanghai

Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave

Meals: Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

After breakfast, start to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) – the symbol of Guilin. After that, have a trip to Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. After a la carte lunch at local restaurant, transfer to airport to catch the flight for Shanghai.

The Shanghai local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 10Shanghai

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

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 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
The Bund

Day 11Shanghai-Siem Reap

Transfer service to between hotel and airport

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Siem Reap

Free at leisure before transfer to airport to catch the night flight for Siem Reap. Arival at Siem Reap Airport - Cambodia in the morning, you will be meet by the local guide and transferred to check in the hotel.

Siem Reap-Angkor
Siem Reap-Angkor

Day 12Siem Reap

Small Circuit and Grand Circuit of Angkor Wat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Siem Reap

Pick up from hotel in the morning, then carry on seeing the Small Circuit including Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Keo, Thommanon, and Chausay Tevoda in the morning. After Lunch, continue to visit to the Grand Circuit including Prasat Kravan, East Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan in the afternoon.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

Day 13Siem Reap

Sunrise of Angkor Wat, Roluos Group, South Gate of Angkor Thom, sunset of Angkor Wat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Siem Reap

Early morning, we watch the picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Then we will travel to explore Roluos Group to see Prasat Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lo Lei. In the afternoon, visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants & Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, tour to the magnificent Angkor Wat, and see the beautiful sunset at Phnom Bakheng.

Roluos Group Siem Reap
Roluos Group Siem Reap

Day 14Siem Reap

Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Chong Kneas Village, Tonle Sap Lake, Tranditional Aspara Dance Show

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: In Siem Reap

In the morning, we take a sightseeing to the renowned Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre (30 k.m. from Siem Reap) and in the afternoon. After lunch, continue to Ta Som, Krol Ko and Neak Poan. We will mover to visit Chong Kneas Village, where you will then take a boat trip to visit floating villages on Tonle Sap. Tonle Sap is a huge lake of Indochina . Before, back to hotel, we will stop to visit to a old market. In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner with a traditional Aspara dance show

Cambodian Aspara Dance
Cambodian Aspara Dance

Day 15Siem Reap-Phnom Penh

Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace, National Museum of Khmer Arts, Wat Phnom

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Phnom Penh

In the morning, we will take a short flight to Phnom Penh, which is the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. Upon arriving, you will be transferred to the hotel first. After a short break, we will take a city tour to the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National Museum of Khmer Arts with Lunch and then continue to visit Wat Phnom.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 16Phnom Penh

Choeung Ek Killing Fields, the Toul Sleng Musemum of Genocidal Crime, Russian Market

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Phnom Penh

After hotel breakfast, we will go to witness the relics of Khmer Rouge Regime during the Reign of Terror - we visit to Choeung Ek Killing Fields and the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crime. In the afternoon, take a city tour for shopping at Russian Market.

the Toul Sleng Musemum of Genocidal Crime
The Toul Sleng Musemum of Genocidal Crime

Day 17Departure Phnom Penh

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before being picked up at hote lobby. Our local guide and driver will meet you at the appointed time and transfer you to airport to catch the flight to your next destination or home.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Transportation between&within countries as specified (on economy class)
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International transportation to the first country and off the last one
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance