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China’s Greater Bay Area is a dynamic region encompassing Hong Kong, Macau, and several major cities in Guangdong Province, fostering innovation, economic growth, and cultural exchange. To gain a comprehensive understanding and immersive experience of the Greater Bay Area, our thoughtfully crafted 8-day tour takes you through four key cities: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau.

Starting in the vibrant metropolis of Hong Kong, immerse in the bustling Temple Street Night Market and witness breathtaking views from Victoria Peak. Explore Lantau Island’s tranquil landscapes and visit the awe-inspiring Tian Tan Big Buddha. Continue to Guangzhou, where cultural treasures like Yuexiu Park and the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King await. In Shenzhen, ascend the Ping’an Finance Center and delve into the city’s history at the Shenzhen Museum. Finally, experience the charm of Macau with its iconic Ruins of St. Paul and A-Ma Temple. This route promises an unforgettable fusion of culture, history, and stunning scenery.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Marvel at the panoramic views of Hong Kong’s skyline from Victoria Peak, reached by the iconic Peak Tram.
2. Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Hong Kong at the Museum of History and the serene Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.
3. Explore Lantau Island’s stunning landscapes, including the majestic Tian Tan Big Buddha and the contemplative Wisdom Path.
4. Experience the charm of Guangzhou with visits to Yuexiu Park, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King.
5. Marvel at the modern architecture of Huacheng Square in Guangzhou and enjoy panoramic views from the Canton Tower.
6. Explore the cultural treasures of Chen Clan Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou and take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Shamian Island.
7. Ascend the Ping’an Finance Center in Shenzhen for breathtaking views and visit the Shenzhen Museum to learn about the city’s development.
8. Witness spectacular drone performances and explore innovative technology at the DJI Flagship Store in Shenzhen.
9. Discover China’s diverse culture and architecture at Splendid China Folk Village in Shenzhen, and immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of Macau’s Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Hong Kong, your guide and driver will be waiting to greet you at the airport. They will transfer you to your hotel in the downtown area. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace.

    In the evening, you can visit the Temple Street Night Market on your own, where you can immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere, browse through the various stalls selling souvenirs, clothing, electronics, and sample local street food.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Temple Street Night Market
    Temple Street Night Market

  2. After breakfast, you'll start your day by visiting Victoria Peak. You can reach the peak by taking the iconic Peak Tram, which offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and Victoria Harbour. Once at the top, enjoy panoramic vistas of Hong Kong.

    Next, you'll visit the Hong Kong Museum of History, where you can delve into the rich cultural heritage and history of the region through its fascinating exhibits and displays.

    Hong Kong Museum of History
    Hong Kong Museum of History

    In the afternoon, you'll explore the serene Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, known for its vibrant colors and intricate architecture. Nearby, you can also visit the Nan Lian Garden, a meticulously landscaped classical Chinese garden, and the Chi Lin Nunnery, a tranquil Buddhist monastery.

    After the tour, you'll have the afternoon and evening free to explore more of Hong Kong on your own. You may consider taking a ride on the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor, enjoying the stunning views of the city skyline. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Avenue of Stars are also recommended spots to visit, offering a picturesque setting for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  3. After having breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you and drive you to Lantau Island, which will take approximately 1 hour. Once you arrive at Tung Chung, you will embark on a 25-minute journey on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. The cable car ride offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

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

    Upon reaching Ngong Ping Village, your first stop will be the Po Lin Monastery. This Buddhist monastery is known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Afterwards, you can visit the Tian Tan Big Buddha, a majestic bronze statue that stands at a height of 112 feet. The Big Buddha offers a peaceful and awe-inspiring experience.

    From there, you can take a leisurely walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Wisdom Path. This path is lined with large wooden columns inscribed with Buddhist scriptures, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

    After enjoying your morning activities, it will be time for lunch. Following your meal, you will take a bus ride down from Ngong Ping Village to explore the charming village of Tai O Fishing Village. Tai O is known for its stilt houses and traditional fishing culture, providing a glimpse into the local way of life.

    Finally, you will transfer back to Tung Chung and your driver will take you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Tai O
    Tai O Village

  4. In the morning, after being transferred to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, you will board a high-speed train for a 1-hour journey to Guangzhou. Upon arriving at Guangzhou South Railway Station, your local guide and driver will greet you and begin your exploration of this vibrant city.

    Your first stop is Yuexiu Park, a sprawling urban park that offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city. As you wander through the park, you'll discover picturesque lakes, lush gardens, and several notable landmarks. One of the park's highlights is the Five Rams Sculpture, a symbol of Guangzhou and a testament to the city's rich history and mythology.

    Next, you will visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, an imposing structure dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a pivotal figure in China's revolution against the Qing Dynasty. The hall serves as a museum and memorial, showcasing artifacts and exhibitions that honor Dr. Sun's contributions to Chinese history.

    Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
    Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    Continuing your cultural journey, you will head to the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. This fascinating museum houses the tomb and artifacts of the Nanyue King, who ruled the region over two thousand years ago. Admire the intricate burial artifacts, including bronze vessels, jade jewelry, and ancient weapons, providing insights into the rich heritage of the region.

    After immersing yourself in history, your tour will take you to Huacheng Square, a modern urban plaza known for its stunning architecture and scenic views. Here, you can marvel at the impressive Canton Tower, one of the tallest towers in the world. Enjoy the panoramic vistas of the city and the Pearl River from the tower's observation decks.

    At the end of the day's exploration, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in Guangzhou, where you can relax and reflect on the cultural experiences of the day.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Guangzhou

  5. After breakfast, your adventure continues as you visit the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, an architectural masterpiece that showcases traditional Cantonese design and craftsmanship. This ancestral hall served as a gathering place for members of the Chen clan and now houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, displaying a remarkable collection of historical artifacts and artwork.

    Afterwards, you will take a short 10-minute drive to Shamian Island, a charming enclave characterized by its European-style buildings and tranquil atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow streets lined with quaint shops, cafes, and colonial-era buildings. Immerse yourself in the island's unique ambiance and learn about its history as a former concession area.

    Guangzhou Shamian Island
    Shamian Island

    Following your exploration of Shamian Island, savor a delectable Cantonese lunch, where you can indulge in the region's renowned culinary delights.

    In the afternoon, you will board a high-speed train for a scenic journey to Shenzhen. Upon arrival, a local driver will meet you at the train station and transfer you to your hotel in Shenzhen.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shenzhen

  6. On this day, you'll embark on a Shenzhen day trip. Your first stop will be the Ping'an Finance Center, where you can ascend to the 116th floor and experience the breathtaking views from Reach Free Sky, an observation deck offering panoramic vistas of Shenzhen and its surrounding areas.

    Shenzhen Pingan Finance Center
    Ping'an Finance Center

    Afterwards, you'll visit Shenzhen Museum, which is a cultural institution that showcases the rich history and development of the city. Visitors can explore exhibits that highlight Shenzhen's transformation, ancient artifacts, traditional arts, and innovative technologies, providing a comprehensive understanding of its past and present.

    Later, head to DJI Flagship Store located in OCT Harbor, where you will witness wonderful drone performances and have hands-on interactions with cutting-edge drones and aerial photography equipment. Immerse yourself in the world of innovative technology and experience the thrill of the latest advancements in drone technology and aerial photography firsthand.

    In the afternoon, you'll head to Splendid China Folk Village, an open-air museum that showcases China's diverse culture, architecture, and traditions. Stroll through the replicas of famous landmarks and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of different regions of China.

    After the tour, you'll be escorted to your hotel in Shenzhen for check-in, where you can rest and relax for the evening.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shenzhen

    Shenzhen Splendid China Folk Village
    Splendid China Folk Village

  7. Following breakfast, you will be transported to the Shenzhen Shekou Ferry Terminal, where you will board a ferry destined for Macau's Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal. The ferry journey typically lasts around 70 to 80 minutes.

    Upon arrival in Macau, your first stop will be the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Macau's most iconic landmarks. Marvel at the intricately carved façade and explore the historical ruins.

    Macau The Ruins of the St Paul Cathedral
    The Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral

    From there, you'll walk for about 10 minutes to reach Senado Square, a bustling plaza with Portuguese-style cobblestone pavement. Admire the beautiful colonial architecture, shop for souvenirs, and sample local snacks.

    Next, you'll visit A-Ma Temple, one of the oldest and most revered Taoist temples in Macau. Explore its ornate halls and courtyards, and learn about its historical and cultural significance.

    Macau A-Ma Temple
    A-Ma Temple

    Another highlight of the day will be the Border Gate, which marks the border between Macau and mainland China. Take in the symbolic significance of this landmark before concluding your tour.

    If you're interested, you can also visit one of Macau's famous casinos (minimum age 21). After the tour, return to your hotel in Macau.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Macau

  8. Enjoy a leisurely morning in Macau until your driver escorts you to the ferry terminal. From there, you will take a ferry to Hong Kong International Airport for your departure flight.

    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

  • 7 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • 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;
  • High-speed train & ferries tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to /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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