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Home >> China Tours >> China Photography Tours >> Eight Day Photo Trip Package Travel To Peking, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
 
 

8-Day Beijing, Guilin And Shanghai Photography Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
Tour Code: PHO_01

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival in
Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to overcome jetlag.
Day 02

Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Get up early and start morning photo trip at the Tiananmen Square. Shoot Tiananmen Square flag-raising, sunrise at Tiananmen Square. Then then explore and shoot in the Forbidden City.

Tiananmen Square: Located in the center of Beijing, it covers an area of 440,000 square meters with 880 meters long east-west and 500 meters long south-north, it can hold more or less one million people at one time. Tian'anmen Square houses many important buildings and leads to the tourist entrance to the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square has been a crucial political place to hold national ceremonies, grand public gatherings and to greet foreign leaders.
Forbidden City: The largest and best-preserved wooden architecture complex in the world. Located in the Beijing city center behind Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City is encircled by a 52-metre-wide moat along the 12-meter-high wall. It served as the imperial palace for the 24 emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1911.

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 03

Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
06:00-06:30 Our Guide will meet you in your hotel. Drive to Jinshanling Great Wall that is 150km from Beijing city center, get there at about 10:30am and start to catch the colours. Hike along the Jinshanling Great Wall and find more photo opportunities. In the afternoon, drive back to Beijing.

Jinshanling Great Wall: Located 130 kilometers to the northeast of Beijing, the Great Wall at Jinshanling is the most popular section for hiking. The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The wall here gives you the image of what the primitive Great Walls looked like in ancient time. Jinshanling section lives up to its special beauty by being slightly in ruins.

Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

Day 04

Beijing - Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Shoot the Temple of Heaven in the morning, then go to Hutongs and photograph Beijing local people's life, their houses, shops and the various little interesting things which you can¡¯t find in a tourist guidebook. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin.

Temple of Heaven: Situadet in the South-Eastern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is the largest still existing sacrificial temple in China. It was used as the site for imperial sacrifices during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the heavens blessings and good harvest.

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Hutongs
Hutongs

Day 05

Guilin - Li River Xingping (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and drive 1 hour to Xianggongshan for another dawn photo shoot, climb to the top of Xianggongshan Mountain and take pictures of sunrise on Li River. Then, visit the Stone Village at the hillside of Mt. Xianggongshan. After that, go to Xingping, the Li River scenery in Xingping is considered the most beautiful in Guilin. Shoot the Li River sunset at Xingping, take photos of fisherman on bamboo raft, cormorants and fishiling lights. Stay tonight in Xingping.

Li River, Xingping
Li River, Xingping

fisherman on bamboo raft
fisherman on bamboo raft

Day 06 Xingping - Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and photography the sunrise on Li River at Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal) near Xingping. Then drive to Yangshuo. Grab great photo opportunities on Yulong River, countryside and in the west street of Yangshuo.

Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal)
Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal)

Yangshuo countryside
Yangshuo countryside

Yulong River
Yulong River

Day 07

Yangshuo - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Free in the morning. After lunch, transfer to Guilin airport for flight to Shanghai. Pick up at Shanghai airport and transfer to hotel. Have a stroll over the Bund where you will find fascinating shoot opportunities.

The Bund: With a length of 1 km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early this century in its west. Due to these imposing buildings, the bund is also reputed as "an international exhibition of architecture".

the Bund
the Bund

the Bund
the Bund

Day 08

Departure (Breakfast)
If time permits, visit the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street Shikumen area and the former French Concession. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Yu Yuan Garden: Originally designed in the sixteenth century, Yu Yuan is a garden within a garden. Divided into two parts, the outer garden contains pavilions, rock gardens, and ponds and leads to the inner garden, which is a smaller version of the outer garden.
Former French Concession: A foreign concession in Shanghai from 1849 until 1943. For much of the 20th century, the area covered by the former French Concession remained the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai. Despite re-development over the last few decades, the area retains a distinct character, and is a popular tourist destination.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Bravo Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo West Street Hotel
West Street Hotel
Lisa Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.



5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. International flight tickets or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

 

6. Terms / Condition

Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

 

7. Pricing Policy

  • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
  • Accommodation
    The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
  • Breakfast
    The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
  • Transfer Service
    We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
  • Flight
    We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
  • Scenic Spots
    Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

 

Chian travel map
PTO_01
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Beijing Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace, Beijing
Jinshanling
Jinshanling
the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling section
Jinshanling section
Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Li river
Li River, Guilin
Li river
Li River, Guilin
Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Shanghai The bund
The bund
The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
 
 
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