16-Day Japan & China Highlights Tour
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
On arrival at Narita airport you will be met by our airport assistant who will then guide you to take the public transportation to get to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free on leisure or explore Japan`s capital at your own pace.
- Day 2
Get up early to explore the world’s biggest fresh fish market - Tsukiji Fish Market (closed on Sunday and some Wednesday). It is also a great place to try some delicious Sushi. Onward, you will visit famous Senso-ji Temple, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and Harajuku nearby. Later stroll along the Shibuya area, where Hachiko Dog Statue is located.
- Day 3
This morning you will travel to Kyoto by fast train. Your local private guide in Kyoto will meet you and escort you to your hotel by public transportation. You will visit the distinguish Nijo Castle this afternoon, and then you can enjoy your free time at Gion District. You might encounter some beautiful Geisha at the Hanami-koji Street if you are lucky.
- Day 4
Enjoy the full day guided tour by public transportation in Kyoto, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Hall. Continue to visit the glittering Kinkaku-ji Temple, and the Fushimi-Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates.
- Day 5
Enjoy the free leisure time on your own in the morning. Noon time, you will make your way to take Shinkansen (bullet train) to Hiroshima. Arrives Hiroshima, you will be met by local assistant and guided to get to your hotel.
- Day 6
Marvel at the amazing Itsukushima-jinja shrine on the sea when the tide rises at Miyajima. Later visit the HIjiyama Park, HIroshima Castle and impressive Peace Memorial Park.
- Day 7
Today you will take the public transportation to Osaka Kansai airport for flight to Shanghai. On your arrival at Shanghai, China’s most modern city, your Shanghai tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
Note: You will have private guide & driver in China
- Day 8
Today start your Shanghai exploration with the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present and future. Later you will take a stroll through Yu Garden, and after get a taste of Shanghai’s local life in the Yuyuan Market, and then visit the Silk workshop, before having a stroll at the Bund and Nanjing Road.
- Day 9
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the Jinmao Tower to get a bird view of Shanghai before your flight to Guilin, the most scenic city in China. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel. The rest of day is yours for rest or explore the city on your own.
- Day 10
After breakfast, head for the Zhujiang Pier (about 40 minutes) to take a boat cruise down the picturesque Li River to Yangshuo County, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin. Along the river, be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy the countryside tour by cycling for 1 hour or use our private car.
- Day 11
This morning, you will be driven back to Guilin (about 1.5-hour drive) for a visit to the Fubo Hill, the Reed Flute Cave and the Pearl Shop. After that, be escorted to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet and pick you up to the hotel.
- Day 12
Today’s tour begins with Terracotta Warriors. You will inspect the incredible 6,000 life-size terra soldiers & horses and listen to the legends of their master, Emperor Qin Shihuang, who united China for the first time. Then visit the Art Ceramics Factory to view how these amazing statues were created 2,200 years ago. After lunch, tour the Ancient City Walls to see the world’s largest city walls.
- Day 13
The morning sightseeing will take you to the Great Mosque, one of China’s largest mosques, and the Muslim Street to admire the exotic religious architecture and Muslim culture. Then you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda before being escorted to the airport for your flight to Beijing.
- Day 14
On this day you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the largest plaza on earth. Passing through the iconic Tiananmen Gate,then you will enter the splendid Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex famous for its grand royal buildings, exquisite ornaments and priceless treasures.
In the afternoon, you will take a pedicab to explore Hutongs, the disappearing ancient alleys of old Beijing, and then ramble about along the Houhai Bar Street.
- Day 15
No Beijing tour is complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Today you will tour the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape that surrounds the Wall.
Descending the Great Wall, you will stop by a Jade Gallery and then take a leisure stroll along the Sacred Road, a royal path noted for vivid stone statues and after life stories.
- Day 16
After breakfast, you will visit Beijing’s spectacular Temple of Heaven where emperors in ancient times worshiped Heaven for a national good harvest. Here you will also enjoy watching locals doing their special morning exercises.
Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
No hotel in Beijing