China Guided Tours with Great Family Friendly Options
Sample Itineraries and Ideas To Get You Started!

Popular for First Trip to China: This is China 101!

Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai - 13 days

Day 1: Welcome to China! Welcome to Beijing! Beijing is China's capital and home to many of the nation's most spectacular historical sites.
Day 2: We start our tour to Beijing with a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the world's greatest palaces, home to Emperors over many Dynasties.
And on to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest square, this is where Mao proclaimed the founding of the Republic.
In the afternoon, we'll be zipping along on our rickshaws and visit the Beijing Hutongs, the city's old alleyways.
We cap off the day with an exciting Kung Fu Show, some serious jumping, tumbling, kicking and rolling!
Day 3: Today we'll be visiting the Great Wall, one of the Wonders of the World! We will climb up (there's cable cars to bring us there)...
And then for a quick and fun slide down the Toboggan, all the way from the top of the Great Wall!
Day 4: One of my favorite temples, the Temple of Heaven, very colorful, great for people watching and...
We make a quick stop by the Olympic Green, remember the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube, icons of the Beijing Olympics.
Later today we fly to Xian. Xian served as China's capital for over ten dynasties.
Day 5: Today we visit Xian's Terracotta Army, the amazing collection of Emperor Qin's soldiers.
Day 6: We spend the morning biking on a piece of history, all along the Xian Ancient City Wall!
This afternoon we will be flying to Guilin, famous for its beautiful scenery.
Day 7: The Guilin Karst Mountains are legendary, today we explore the beautiful landscapes and formations throughout the city...
Day 8: Today we depart Guilin and cruise south to Yangshuo down the Li River...
Yangshuo is a smaller town nested among the beautiful hills on the side of the river, we have some free time to peddle along West Street.
And tonight we enjoy the one-of-a-kind Impression Sanjie Liu Show, a fantastic production with over 600 performers.
Day 10:We drive back to Guilin and fly to Shanghai, the last stop on our tour.
Day 11: In Old Shanghai the Yuyuan Gardens are a fine respite in the middle of the city, the Bazaar is a lot of fun for trinkets and souvenirs.
Then we head to the new Shanghai, and up the tallest building in China, the Shanghai World Financial Center for some awesome views.
This evening we enjoy the city lights and gorgeous skyline with a Huangpu River Cruise.
Day 12: Just in the outskirts of Shanghai, we visit Zhujiajiao, one of the many ancient water towns that are like little Venice's of China.
Day 14: Off to the airport aboard the MagLev, the fastest train in the world in commercial operation, even faster than a Formula One car!

Looking for China Guided Tours can be overwhelming... So you're poring through all sorts of China Tour websites, brochures, forums... and now it's even more confusing than when you started. There are so many options, the "Classic" Tour, the "Iconic" Tour, the "Essential", the "Golden China"... huh? What are all these places? Where should you go?

Here we have put together some sample itineraries like the above China Guided Tour for first time visitors. They cover the best of China, in our opinion of course, with lots of fun activities to keep us all out of trouble, from grandma, grandpa and the kids, and everyone in between, we will be riding rickshaws, kite-flying, making dumplings, all mixed in with a healthy dose of China's favorite highlights and spectacular sites.

The itineraries can all be tailored further to fit your needs, you will notice they are a bit light in the "museum" department, but you can easily add whatever interests you.

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We are hand-picking from many options and will be adding and adjusting as we go along. Use them as a guide and a starting point, feel free to mix and combine destinations, have fun!

China 101: First Trip to China

Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai - 13 days/12 nights

Beijing Tour - The Temple of Heaven
Beijing, home of China's most famous historical sites
The 
         Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China, we'll climb up and toboggan down!
Xian Terracotta Army Museum
Xian and the Terracotta Army. We'll bike on the ancient city wall


       Guilin and Li River Cruise
Stunning karst mountains in Guilin and the Li River Cruise
Rafting 
         in Yangshuo
We'll be biking and rafting in the Yangshuo countryside
Shanghai Skyline
Shanghai, the face of modern China and where East meets West

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Choose Your China Destination...

Put your own program together! Select your city or cities and then your preferred things to do at each one of them. Individual activities such as rickshaw rides, dumpling making, peking duck dinners, acrobatic shows, bike rides, airport transfers, etc. can be booked separately for each city you wish to visit.

Whether booking an individual activity, a day trip, or a multi-day trip, you're in control. It is easy to put your own program together:






China Family Tour Plus Giant Panda Volunteer

Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai - 13 days/12 nights

This tour is geared towards families with older kids with the main highlight being a One Day Panda Keeper Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base.

This tour is also packed with lots of activities like bike riding, rafting, hiking, trying out some kung-fu moves and it also features some of the most famous sites in China, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. The tour ends in Shanghai, giving you an all-around perspective of traditional and ultra-modern China.

Here are the highlights of this 13-day, 12-night whirlwind tour of China:

Beijing Tour - The Forbidden City
Beijing
The 
         Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Xian Terracotta Army Museum
Xian and the Terracotta Army

Chengdu Jin Li Ancient Street Cafe
Chengdu - lively JinLi Ancient Street
Giant Panda and baby at Bifengxia Reserve Chengdu China
One Day Panda Keeper Program
Beautiful Karst Mountain Scenery in Guilin
Guilin/Yangshuo Karst Mountains

Beautiful Karst Mountain Scenery in Guilin
Bamboo Rafting, Biking, Kung Fu...

Longsheng Terraced Fields
A day at the Longsheng Terraced Fields
Shanghai Skyline
Shanghai

China Family Tour with Panda Volunteer Program More Info and Day-by-Day Details here.

More Family Friendly Options: Giant Pandas and Sichuan

Chengdu - Giant Pandas - Leshan Buddha - 3 days / 2 nights

Have an extra couple of days? We visit Chengdu and check out the Giant Pandas, a national treasure.

Giant Panda and baby at Bifengxia Reserve Chengdu China
Learn about Pandas at the Chengdu Research Center
The Great Buddha at Leshan from the river
The Leshan Buddha, largest seated Buddha in the world
Chengdu Jin Li Ancient Street Cafe
Chengdu - lively JinLi Ancient Street

Family Tour Chengdu Adventure - More Info and Day-by-Day Detail here.

And some off-the-beaten-path select multi-day tours specially for famiilies:

The Guilin Countryside - an Active Adventure!

Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - 6 days

Longsheng Terraced Fields
The Surreal Longsheng Terraced Fields
Beautiful Karst Mountain Scenery in Guilin
Stunning Karst Mountain Landscapes
Biking in the Yangshuo countryside
We'll be biking, rafting, hiking and cooking amongst such beauty!

Family Tour Guilin Adventure - More Info and Day-by-Day Detail here.

Giant Pandas and the Yellowstone of China

Chengdu - Leshan - Jiuzhaigou - 7 days

Giant Panda and baby at Bifengxia Reserve Chengdu China
Pandas close up, we volunteer at the Bifengxia Reserve
The Great Buddha at Leshan from the river
The Leshan Buddha, largest seated Buddha in the world
Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Yellowstone of China
Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Yellowstone of China

Details are coming, stay tuned!

And South of the Clouds it's Heaven on Earth

Kunming - Dali- Lijiang - Shangri La - 8 days

Giant Panda and baby at Bifengxia Reserve Chengdu China
Wonders of Nature: Shilin Stone Forest
The Great Buddha at Leshan from the river
Ethnic Diversity and Colorful Traditions
Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Yellowstone of China
Shangri La and the Magic of the Three Parallel Rivers

Details are coming, stay tuned!

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