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Tour Overview

Explore the best China of Hong Kong (one of the most modern cities in China), Xi’an (an ancient capital of thirteen dynastie), and Beijing (the Capital of China) with this travel route. Begin in Hong Kong, where you can enjoy the stunning skyline and vibrant streets. Journey to Xi’an to witness the Terracotta Warriors, explore the Ancient City Wall, and indulge in local delicacies. Travel by high-speed train to Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. Conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall and explore the Sacred Way. End your trip by visiting the Temple of Heaven and experiencing Beijing’s traditional Hutongs.

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. Marvel at the serene beauty of Po Lin Monastery and its ornate halls, immersing yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Buddhist spirituality.
3. Experience the exhilarating Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride, soaring above the picturesque landscape of Lantau Island for unparalleled vistas.
4. Marvel at the iconic Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, a magnificent archaeological wonder.
5. Wander through the bustling Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, savoring its vibrant street food and immersing yourself in its lively atmosphere.
6. Walk the ancient halls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with imperial treasures.
7. 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.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  3. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, board an express ferry that will take you across the picturesque Hong Kong Harbor. As you sail, admire the iconic skyline of Hong Kong and the bustling activity on the water.

    Once you arrive on Lantau Island, your guide will accompany you to Ngong Ping Plateau, a serene and scenic area known for its cultural landmarks. Your first stop will be the Po Lin Monastery, a magnificent Buddhist monastery nestled amidst lush mountains. Take in the peaceful ambiance as you stroll through the monastery's ornate halls and beautifully landscaped gardens.

    Po Lin Monastery Hong Kong
    Po Lin Monastery

    After that, continue your journey to the Tiantan Giant Buddha, one of the world's largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statues. Ascend the steps to the statue's base and marvel at its grandeur and spiritual significance. Take your time to appreciate the intricate craftsmanship and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush greenery.

    Then board the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and ascend into the sky, suspended above the picturesque landscape of Lantau Island. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, coastline, and crystal-clear waters beneath you as you make your way to the mountaintop.

    Upon reaching the end of the cable car journey, savor the last moments of the panoramic vistas before your guide transfers you to Hong Kong International Airport.

    At the airport, bid farewell to your guide and catch your flight to Xi'an, where your adventure continues.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

    Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Hong Kong
    Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

  4. 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

  5. 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.

    Xi'an 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

  6. 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).

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  7. Today, you will visit the magnificent Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China. You can choose to take a cable car to ascend and descend the wall or, if you're up for the challenge, hike up or down to experience the wall's grandeur and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Afterwards, you will visit the Sacred Way, an impressive path leading to the Ming Tombs, where you can appreciate the intricate stone statues and majestic archways. 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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  8. 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.

    Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

    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.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1835 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

  • 7 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Economy-class domestic flight and second-class high-speed train as listed in the itinerary;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as 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 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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