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Tour Overview

Discover the essence of China through this 10-day journey. Begin in Beijing, where ancient dynasties come to life in the Forbidden City and on the Great Wall. Immerse yourself in local culture at bustling markets and historic Hutongs. Explore Xi’an’s Terracotta Army and ancient city walls before embracing the tranquility of Hangzhou’s West Lake. In Shanghai, admire the fusion of old and new, and in Hong Kong, marvel at breathtaking skylines and savor culinary delights. This itinerary promises an immersive, diverse, and unforgettable experience across China’s rich cultural tapestry.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Ancient Marvels: Roam the Forbidden City’s halls, hike the Great Wall, and stand awestruck before the Terracotta Army’s silent soldiers.
2. Immerse in Local Culture: Taste Beijing’s street food, stroll through Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter, and savor Hong Kong’s fresh seafood in Aberdeen Village.
3. Scenic Wonders: Cruise West Lake in Hangzhou, marvel at Shanghai’s skyline from the Bund, and witness Victoria Peak’s panoramic views in Hong Kong.
4. Historical Treasures: Admire artifacts at Shaanxi History Museum, delve into Xi’an’s ancient city walls, and step back in time in Shanghai’s Shikumen Museum.
5. Culinary Adventures: Navigate Beijing’s markets, indulge in Xi’an’s diverse street food, and sample Hong Kong’s flavors in bustling Stanley Market.
6. Architectural Marvels: Stand before the Temple of Heaven’s grandeur, traverse Beijing’s traditional Hutongs, and explore Shanghai’s blend of old and new in the French Concession.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day at your leisure to shake off any travel fatigue and start exploring this vibrant city. Consider taking a leisurely walk around your hotel to get a feel for the local atmosphere and perhaps indulge in some traditional Chinese cuisine at a nearby restaurant.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, where you can marvel at historical monuments and absorb the grandeur of China's past and present. Next, step into the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, an imperial palace complex with a rich history dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Wander through its ornate halls and courtyards, imagining the lives of ancient Chinese emperors.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Afterwards, explore the Summer Palace, a tranquil retreat featuring classical gardens, pavilions, and a beautiful lake. On your way back to the city, catch glimpses of modern architectural marvels, the Bird's Nest (National Stadium) and the Water Cube (National Aquatics Center).

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Your day starts with a visit to Sanyuanli Food Market, an authentic local market where you can experience the vibrant colors, aromas, and flavors of Beijing's culinary scene. Next, venture to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China. Take a cable car ride to the top and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

    Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    On your way back to the city, delve into China's scholarly past with a visit to the Confucius Temple and The Imperial College Museum. Later, immerse yourself in the charm of Beijing's traditional Hutong alleys, where you can witness local life and perhaps enjoy a rickshaw ride through these historic neighborhoods.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  4. Begin your day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors once performed sacred ceremonies. Afterwards, board a high-speed train to Xi'an, the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the famous Terracotta Army.

    Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

    Upon arrival in Xi'an, check in to your hotel and take some time to relax. In the evening, consider exploring the lively streets near your accommodation, sampling local delicacies, and soaking in the city's vibrant atmosphere.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  5. Explore the Terracotta Army, an archaeological wonder consisting of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Xian Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Return to the city to walk along the ancient Xi'an City Wall, a well-preserved fortification dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Continue your exploration at the Great Mosque, a blend of Chinese and Islamic architecture, and wander through the bustling Muslim Quarter, where you can indulge in a variety of street foods and shop for souvenirs. Conclude your day at Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, where you can appreciate the city's rich heritage and architectural beauty.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  6. Begin your day with a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum, which houses a vast collection of artifacts that showcase the region's cultural heritage. Next, explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist pagoda surrounded by serene gardens.

    Shaanxi History Museum Xian
    Exhibit in Shaanxi History Museum

    Later, you'll be driven to the airport to catch your flight to Shanghai, China's dynamic and modern metropolis.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  7. Begin your Shanghai exploration at the Shanghai Museum, home to an extensive collection of Chinese art and cultural artifacts. Stroll along the historic Bund, a waterfront area lined with colonial-era buildings, and marvel at the futuristic skyline of Pudong across the Huangpu River.

    the Bund
    The Bund

    Continue your journey on Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets, where you can find everything from luxury boutiques to local souvenirs. Visit the tranquil Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden with intricate pavilions, rockeries, and ponds. Explore the Shikumen Museum, located in an old Shanghai neighborhood, to learn about the city's unique architectural heritage. Conclude your day with a leisurely walk through the Former French Concession, characterized by its tree-lined streets, charming cafes, and historic buildings.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  8. After breakfast, catch a flight to Hong Kong, a vibrant city where East meets West. Upon your arrival, your guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy at your leisure. Consider exploring the bustling streets of Mong Kok, indulging in local street food, or taking a scenic tram ride up Victoria Peak to witness Hong Kong's iconic skyline illuminated against the night sky.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  9. Embark on a journey to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's highest point, where you can take a thrilling ride on the Peak Tram and enjoy panoramic views of the city, the harbor, and the surrounding islands. Next, visit the serene Repulse Bay, a picturesque beach nestled between lush hills and luxury residences. Explore the vibrant Stanley Market, a bustling market where you can shop for souvenirs, clothing, and local crafts.

    Victoria Peak Peak Tram
    Ascend with the Peak Tram to the Victoria Peak

    Afterwards, head to Aberdeen Fishing Village, a charming harbor town known for its floating seafood restaurants and traditional sampans. Indulge in a delightful seafood meal and experience a Sampan ride to gain insight into the traditional way of life in this fishing community.

    The afternoon and evening are free for your own leisure activities. You may choose to explore more of Hong Kong's attractions, enjoy the local cuisine, or simply relax at your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Aberdeen Fishing Village
    Aberdeen Fishing Village

  10. Savor your final moments in Hong Kong with a leisurely morning. Depending on your departure time, you can explore nearby attractions, do some last-minute shopping, or relax at a local cafe. Your driver will escort you to the airport or train station for your onward journey, marking the end of your enriching and unforgettable travel experience in China. Safe travels and fond memories of your incredible adventure!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Economy air tickets and second-class train tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Beijing / off Hong Kong;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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