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Tour Overview

Take this 12-day journey through China’s most iconic destinations, including Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, and Hong Kong. Begin in Beijing, where ancient wonders like the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall await. Continue to Xi’an to witness the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. Explore modernity in Shanghai, gazing at the Oriental Pearl Tower and Yuyuan Garden’s tranquility. Cruise the Li River in Guilin, surrounded by breathtaking karst landscapes.

Conclude in Hong Kong with Victoria Peak’s panoramic views and Aberdeen’s floating village. This journey weaves historical marvels, natural beauty, and urban vibrance into an unforgettable experience of China’s diverse allure.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience awe atop Mutianyu Great Wall, whether hiking or using a cable car, surrounded by history and breathtaking views.
2. Step into imperial China at Beijing’s Forbidden City, where ancient architecture and intricate details unveil dynastic secrets.
3. Witness Xi’an’s Terracotta Army, standing guard over an ancient emperor’s tomb, a testament to remarkable craftsmanship.
4. Sail through Guilin’s ethereal landscapes, where karst peaks and serene waters create a natural masterpiece.
5. Embrace the future in Shanghai, with the Oriental Pearl Tower and vibrant Bund showcasing a dynamic metropolis.
6. Reach Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak for a breathtaking cityscape panorama, revealing the city’s skyline in all its glory.
7. Wander Shanghai’s Yuyuan Garden, a tranquil oasis with traditional architecture, serene ponds, and intricate pavilions.
8. Immerse in Beijing’s past with a rickshaw ride through ancient Hutongs, discovering authentic culture and charming alleys.
9. Pedal through Yangshuo’s picturesque countryside, encountering quaint villages and stunning landscapes on a biking adventure.
10. Discover Aberdeen’s floating village, connecting with Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and its unique way of life.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide and driver at the airport. They will assist you with your luggage and accompany you to your hotel. After settling in, you have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the vibrant city.

    You might consider taking a leisurely walk around your hotel's vicinity, getting a glimpse of the local life and soaking in the initial impressions of Beijing.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Tian'anmen Square, a vast historical square that has witnessed numerous significant events. From there, delve into the history of the Ming and Qing dynasties as you explore the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Following this, hike up to Jingshan Park, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Forbidden City itself. After lunch, experience the spiritual ambiance of the Temple of Heaven, a complex dedicated to imperial rituals.

    In the evening, you have the option to attend a captivating night show or indulge in a delectable Beijing Roast Duck Dinner (at additional cost).

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Today's highlight is the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. You can opt to take a cable car up and then explore the ancient fortifications, or challenge yourself with a hike along the wall for an even more rewarding experience.

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    After lunch, return to Beijing and catch a glimpse of modern architecture by viewing the Bird's Nest and Water Cube from the outside, both structures from the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the evening, unwind at one of Houhai's charming bars.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  4. Discover the traditional side of Beijing by embarking on a rickshaw ride through the historic Hutongs. These narrow alleys offer insights into the city's past.

    Afterwards, visit the exquisite Summer Palace, characterized by its serene lakes and lush gardens, where you will enjoy a leisure boat trip on Kunming Lake. Following this, board a high-speed train to Xi'an, where you'll be greeted by a local guide who will escort you to your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

    Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat tour in Summer Palace

  5. The day begins with a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an archaeological wonder that showcases the legacy of China's first emperor. After lunch, explore the ancient Bell Tower, a symbol of Xi'an, and gain insights into the local lifestyle with a visit to Gao's Courtyard.

    Xian-Terracotta-Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Stroll through the bustling Muslim Quarter, a hub of flavors and culture. In the evening, consider attending the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show for a taste of historical entertainment.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  6. Walk along the imposing Ancient City Wall, which offers panoramic views of the city. Then, explore the tranquil Big Wild Goose Pagoda, known for its Buddhist artifacts.

    After a morning of exploration, fly to Shanghai, where a local guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel to rest for the next day's adventure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda 2
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  7. Begin your day with a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, home to remarkable jade statues. Admire the futuristic Oriental Pearl TV Tower from the outside before gaining insights into the silk-making process at the Silk Museum.

    In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the classical beauty of Yuyuan Garden, stroll through the charming Shanghai Old Street, and explore the bustling Nanjing Road. Conclude the day by taking a leisurely walk along the Bund or attending the mesmerizing ERA-Acrobatic Show.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    the Bund
    The Bund

  8. After a relaxing morning in Shanghai, catch a flight to Guilin, a city renowned for its stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

    Spend the afternoon exploring the captivating Reed Flute Cave, filled with intricate limestone formations that create a magical underground world.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

    Guilin Reed Flute Cave
    Reed Flute Cave

  9. Embark on a picturesque Li River cruise, where the breathtaking karst landscapes unfold around you. Disembark in Yangshuo Town and explore its charming West Street.

    Li-River-Cruise Guilin
    Li River Cruise

    In the afternoon, experience the countryside by cycling through the tranquil surroundings. You can choose between returning to Guilin or extending your stay in Yangshuo, with options to enjoy a night cruise on Two Rivers and Four Lakes or the Impression of Liu Sanjie show.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

  10. Start your day by visiting the distinctive Elephant Trunk Hill, a natural rock formation resembling an elephant drinking water. Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, where twin pagodas stand.

    After lunch, catch a high-speed train to Hong Kong, and enjoy a ferry ride for stunning views of the city's skyline, or simply explore the vibrant city at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

    Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill
    Elephant Trunk Hill

  11. Experience the iconic Victoria Peak, offering panoramic views of Hong Kong's urban landscape. Discover the cultural aspects of the city by visiting Aberdeen, known for its floating village, and wandering through the vibrant Stanley Street.

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

    The afternoon is yours to explore, and you might consider taking the scenic ferry ride between Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong Island to witness the captivating cityscape.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  12. Savor your final morning in Hong Kong, making the most of your free time. Your driver will then transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey, bringing your enriching exploration of China to a close.

    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

  • 11 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;
  • Second-class high-speed train tickets and flight tickets listed 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, such as Tang Dynasty Dinner Show;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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