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Essence of China & Hong Kong -13 days

$ 2,975.00

This comprehensive introduction tour features China’s the best and the most highlights of this fascinating country plus Hong Kong, a legacy with dramatic character where East meeting West.

12 days itinerary showcase Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Chengdu & Hong Kong

Description


Day 01 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Capital Hotel Beijing or similar

Day 02 Beijing (B/L)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day guided tour of Beijing including Tian An Men Square, the largest public plaza in the world where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People’s Republic.

The Imperial Palace, lying inside the Forbidden City and surrounded by a high wall and broad moat, is probably China’s greatest surviving historical site. Dating from the 15th century, the Palace was home to a total of 24 emperors and, today, its fabulous halls, palaces and gardens house a huge collection of priceless relics from various dynasties.

This afternoon, visit the Hutong by pedicab (Rickshaw) and take a leisurely stroll through these vanishing old narrow streets of city and visit a local family, local market and the Drum Tower.

Day 03 Beijing (B/L/D)
It’s a thrill to walk along the Great Wall of China – a formidable construction that winds its way over hills for more than 2,000 miles. We’ll visit the Badaling, known as the most scenic section of the Wall.

Lunch at the Friendship Restaurant of Beijing Jade Carving Factory and pay a visit either before or after lunch.

In the afternoon, visit to the lavish Summer Palace, a former retreat for the imperial family and tonight, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner.

Day 04 Beijing/Xian (B/L)
Beijing’s parklands gathers crowds of old and young in the morning playing Taiji, Qigong, even ballroom dancing or disco as the vigorous daily exercise. Visit the Temple of Heaven this morning to watch the scene and the holy temple once the emperors worshiped the God of Heaven for the good harvest.

Continue to visit the Yonghegong Lamasery, a renowned lama temple and a residence for large numbers of monks from Mongolia and Tibet.

Enjoy a Beijing noodle lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for flight to Xian.

Upon arrival in Xian, transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar

Day 05 Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian is the ancient capital of China and the seats for the glorious Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Our highlight today is to view the life-sized Terracotta Warriors that have been standing on guard for the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years.

Visit the Xian Ceramic and Art Workshop and Chinese lunch at local restaurant including the Noodle-making demonstration.

In the afternoon, visit the Shanxi History Museum and enjoy Dumpling Dinner followed by Tang Dynasty Show tonight.

Day 06 Xian/Guilin (B/L)
This morning, visit ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built as a Buddhist retreat in the 7th century.

Lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin

Upon arrival in Guilin, transfer to your hotel.
Dinner is on your own.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel or similar

Day 07 Guilin – Li River Cruise – Yangshuo – Guilin (B/L/D)
Guilin and Yangshou are definitely the places that can always spark your creativity of art. A boat trip down the Li River through China’s most famous landscape. The tall pointed hills and rice paddies, familiar from innumerable Chinese paintings. Lunch onboard and after disembarkation in Yangshuo, explore the famous West Street, which is near your hotel and browsing Yangshuo’s antiques and crafts stalls and shops, and visit the local village and farms.

Dinner at local restaurant followed by Impression Liu San Jie Light Show.
Late evening, transfer back to Guilin for overnight

Day 08 Guilin – Chengdu (B/L)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.

Arrive Chengdu, you are met and transferred to hotel. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.

This afternoon, visit Wenshu Monastery which is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in the downtown area of Chengdu.

Continue to Renmin Square to mingle with local people and enjoy tea. Walk through the old town area so called “wide and narrow lanes”.

Dinner on your own tonight.

Hotel: Dorsett Grand Chengdu or similar

Day 9 Chengdu (B/L/D)
This morning, visit the Panda Research Centre which conducts captive breeding programmes, educational tourism and scientific research into the endangered and much-loved icon of China.

Lunch at the Bamboo Restaurant inside the Centre

This afternoon, a walking tour of the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

This evening, enjoy a Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner followed by a traditional Sichuan operatic performance.

Day 10 Chengdu – Hong Kong (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Remainder of the day is free at leisure

Hotel: Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar

Day 11 Hong Kong (B)
This morning’s sightseeing tour includes a ride up to Victoria Peak, then visit Repulse Bay before stopping at the famous fishing village of Aberdeen for a chance to ride in a “Sampan” (optional). Visit the well-known Stanley markets where you can pick up some great bargains at just a fraction of the price in town. Tour disbands upon return to your hotel.

This afternoon and evening are free for shopping, wandering the bustling Nathan Road or for other pursuits.

Day 12  Hong Kong (B)
Full day at leisure to pursue own interest or take an optional excursion to Macao, just less than one hour by high speed boat or to Lantao Islands to see the Giant Buddha.

Day 13  Hong Kong – Onward Flight (B)
Check out today and pre-arranged time, you will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight.


Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 16

Low Season
$2975
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $900

 
Shoulder Season
$3050
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1000

 
High Season
$3200
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1100

 
Peak Season
$3400
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1325

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020

2019: Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25
2020: Jan 01, Jan. 08, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 05, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 04, Mar. 11, Mar. 18
Apr. 24, May 01, May 08, May 15, May 22, May 29, Jun. 05, Jun. 12, Jun. 19, Jun. 26, Jul. 03, Jul. 10, Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Jul. 31, Aug. 07, Aug. 14, Aug. 21
Apr. 3, Apr. 10, Apr. 17, Aug. 28, Sept. 04, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Nov. 06, Nov. 13, Nov. 20
Sept. 25, Oct. 02, Oct. 09, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30


DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019

January:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February:
13, 20, 27
March:
6, 13
April:
3, 10 , 17, 24
May:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June:
5, 12, 19, 26
July:
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August:
7, 14, 21, 28
September:
4, 11, 18, 25
October
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November:
6, 13, 20, 27
December:
4, 11, 18, 25

Additional information

OVERVIEW

This comprehensive introduction tour features China's the best and the most highlights of this fascinating country plus Hong Kong, a legacy with dramatic character where East meeting West.. These places give you a comprehensive introduction to the bests, dynamic and fast changes of China, and ensure you a memorable experiences of this fascinating country.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure on every Wednesday for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

Beijing – Capital Hotel Beijing or similar
Xian – Holiday Inn Xi’an Big Goose Pagoda or similar
Guilin – Guilin Bravo Hotel or similar
Chengdu – Dorsett Grand Chengdu or similar
Hong Kong: Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar

INCLUSIONS

Superior First Class Hotel with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
Meal specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD = Special Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer services from Airport/hotel/airport
Transfer and ground transportation during the tours by air conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary with English speaking local guide(s)
Fully escorted by National Guide if the departure is final at minimum 10 passengers
Entrance fees at sites/monuments (one time)
Intra-tour air/rail transportation based on coach class
Present applicable VAT/taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

China Domestic Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge, which is at USD20.00 per person (Subject to change)
International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
Personal expenses and gratuities.
Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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