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Tour Overview

This historical and natural travel route in China takes you through various iconic destinations over a span of 10 days. Starting in Hong Kong, you’ll enjoy the city’s stunning skyline before exploring Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, and Stanley Market. The journey continues to Guilin, where you’ll embark on a Li River cruise and visit Yangshuo Town. In Xi’an, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, explore the Ancient City Wall, and indulge in the vibrant Muslim Quarter. The route concludes in Beijing with visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and other significant landmarks.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Soar to the summit of Victoria Peak via the famous Peak Tram, and be captivated by the breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s skyline and Victoria Harbour.
2. Cruise along the Li River, surrounded by breathtaking Karst mountains and picturesque landscapes in Guilin.
3. Explore the charming Yangshuo countryside by bicycle, and enjoy the tranquility of bamboo rafting on the Yulong River.
4. Marvel at the iconic Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, a magnificent archaeological wonder.
5. Walk the ancient halls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with imperial treasures.
6. Stand atop the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, taking in panoramic views of this awe-inspiring feat of engineering.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Hong Kong, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

    If you're interested, you are recommended to take a 10-minute ferry ride between Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island to enjoy the breathtaking skyline. This short journey will give you a glimpse of the city's iconic beauty. Spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant streets, trying local cuisine, or simply relaxing at your hotel.

    Meals: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Star Ferry
    Take a 10-minute ferry ride

  2. Start your day by visiting Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong. Take the famous Peak Tram to reach the top and enjoy panoramic views of the city's skyline and Victoria Harbour.

    Victoria Peak Peak Tram
    Peak Tram on Victoria Peak

    Afterwards, head to Repulse Bay, a beautiful beach area known for its picturesque views and serene atmosphere. You can relax on the beach, take a stroll, or have lunch at one of the seaside restaurants.

    In the afternoon, visit Stanley Market, a bustling street market offering a wide range of clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. After exploring the market, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for your bullet train to Guilin, which takes approximately 3.5 hours. Upon arrival, the local guide and driver will meet you and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax at the hotel or explore this city on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Guilin

  4. Today, you will embark on a memorable Li River cruise, considered one of the most scenic river journeys in the world. As you sail along the tranquil waters of the Li River, you will be treated to breathtaking views of limestone Karst mountains, picturesque villages, and lush greenery.

    Li-River-Cruise Guilin
    Li River Cruise

    After the cruise, you will disembark in Yangshuo Town, a charming riverside town surrounded by karst peaks. Here, you can engage in optional activities such as countryside cycling or bamboo rafting on the Yulong River, immersing yourself in the rural beauty of the area. Next, visit Yangshuo West Street, a bustling pedestrian street filled with shops and restaurants. This is a great place to buy souvenirs and try local snacks.

    In the evening, you can enjoy the mesmerizing performance of Impression Liu Sanjie, a grand open-air show featuring local folk songs and stunning visual effects (optional).

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

  5. Begin the day by visiting Elephant Trunk Hill, a notable landmark resembling an elephant drinking water from the river. Admire the unique rock formations and enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding area. Explore the mesmerizing Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave illuminated with colorful lights, showcasing stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations.

    Guilin Reed Flute Cave
    Reed Flute Cave

    After all visits, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Xi'an.

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  6. Today, you will delve into the rich historical treasures of Xi'an. Your first stop is the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an archaeological site that houses thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, chariots, and horses guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Here, you can marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and learn about the fascinating history behind this ancient army.

    Xian-Terracotta-Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Next, you will visit the Ancient City Wall, a well-preserved fortification that encircles the old city of Xi'an. You can choose to take a leisurely walk or rent a bicycle to explore the wall and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Muslim Quarter, a bustling area known for its street food, markets, and the Great Mosque. Explore the narrow streets and try some local delicacies.

    In the evening, you have the option to attend the Tang Palace Dance Show, a vibrant performance that showcases traditional music, dance, and costumes, accompanied by a hearty dumpling dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  7. Your exploration of Xi'an continues with a visit to Da Cien Temple, a Buddhist temple known for housing the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda stands as a symbol of Xi'an and offers a panoramic view of the city from its top (note that there is an additional cost if you choose to climb up the pagoda). Next, you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which displays a vast collection of artifacts and relics that trace the history of Shaanxi Province and its dynasties.

    Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    In the afternoon, you will take a high-speed train from Xi'an to Beijing, the capital of China. The train journey takes approximately 5 hours, during which you can relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  8. Today, you will embark on a cultural and historical exploration of Beijing. Your first stop is Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world and an iconic symbol of China. From there, you will visit the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Inside its grand halls and courtyards, you can admire the exquisite architecture, intricate decorations, and imperial treasures.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace, a vast imperial garden renowned for its beautiful landscapes, pavilions, and the tranquil Kunming Lake.

    In the evening, you have the option to attend a Chinese Kung Fu show, where skilled performers showcase martial arts techniques and acrobatics (at additional cost).

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  9. Embark on a day trip to the Mutianyu Great Wall, located in the picturesque countryside. Reach the wall by taking a cable car, and once there, walk along the ancient fortifications and enjoy breathtaking views. If you have the energy and enthusiasm, you can hike up or down certain sections of the wall.

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Afterwards, visit Ding Tomb, one of the Ming Dynasty tombs, and explore the historical significance of this burial site. On your way back to Beijing, you will pass by the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, the iconic stadiums of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and have the opportunity to view them from the outside. In the evening, indulge in the famous Peking Roasted Duck, a culinary delight for which Beijing is renowned (optional activity at additional cost).

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  10. On your last day, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties once held ceremonies to pray for good harvests. Here, you can marvel at the stunning architecture and peaceful surroundings.

    Afterwards, you will explore Beijing Hutongs, traditional narrow alleyways that offer a glimpse into the old way of life in the city. You will have the opportunity to visit a local family's home and learn about their daily routines and traditions.

    Finally, your guide will see you off at the airport for your onward journey home or to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: N/A

    Beijing Hutongs
    Beijing Hutongs

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1689 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

 

Price Includes

  • 8 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;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Economy-class domestic flights or second-class high-speed trains as listed in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to Hong Kong /off Beijing;
  • 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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