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Treasures Of China With Hong Kong


Visit China and Hong Kong and uncover its amazing treasures! See the historic wonders and the beautiful landscapes and enjoy your holiday.
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, China
Arrive to Beijing and check into your hotel in the mid-afternoon.

Day 2: Beijing
This day is fully devoted to sightseeing: visit the Forbidden City with its Imperal Palace that once was the home to the great emperors of China! See the impressve 100-acre Tian'Anmen Square - the largest public square in the world, and have a nice lunch, after which you will visit the former Summer Palace with its beautiful temples, paviliongs, galleries, and of course fascinating landscapes with the famous Kunming Lake. In the evening you will be invited to eat the Peking Duck welcome dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Beijing
Today you will see the famous Great Wall of China that stretched 4,000 miles once, across the country's barren northern terrain, all the way from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. After that, you will visit a Cloisonne workshop where you will enjoy the local artisans using this ancient art of making brilliant decorations out of copper. Have lunch at a local restaurant, and after it take a nice walk down the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs with ther hand-carved stone statues. In the evening you have the option to visit the Peking Opera, and even see how the performers are being made up before they go on stage. (B,L)

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing's ancient alleys - Hutongs - and see how the life in this historic neighborhood goes. You will have tea in the courtyard of a family's home, and after a short flight will find yourself in Xi'an - one of the most spectacular cites in central China - where you will attend the "Tang Dynasty" dinner show with colourful performance. (B,D)

Day 5: Xi'an
Xi'an used to be centre of silk trade, and one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world! And today this city attracts millions of visitors due to its archaeological treasures and historic places. Visit the famous Dayan Pagoda (652 AD), see the noodle-making demonstration performed by a Chinese master chef, visit the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, and marvel at the legion of Terracotta Warriors! (B,L)

Day 6: Xi'an - Guilin
Fly to Guilin - one of the most beautiful places in China - and join the optional trip to see thee traditional Chinese fishing method - diving for fish! (B)

Day 7: Guilin
Enjoy the amazing cruise with a light lunch on the Li River and amaze at the natural wonders of Guilin, and later visit the local tea farm and see how tea is being grown. Also you will attend the traditional Chinese tea ceremony! (B,L,D)

Day 8: Guilin - Shanghai
Today you will fly to Shanghai, China's most populous city and center of trade and industry. Take a walk along the Bund boulevard crammed with historic buildings, banks, and trade houses. In the evening join an optional visit to an acrobatic show! (B)

Day 9: Shanghai
Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yu Yuan Gardens, followed by a traditional dim sum lunch with steamed buns, dumplings, and rice noodle rolls. Spend the afternoon at leisure.(B,L)

Day 10: Shanghai. Suzhou Excursion
In the morning you will go with a bullet train to the ancient watertown of Suzhou, from where you will take a boat ride on the Old Canal, then visit the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets designed during the Song Dynasty, and finally attend the Silk reeling factory and see how silk is made. After that, return to Shanghai, so that to attend a special farewell dinner at night. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Shanghai - Hong Kong
After breakfast, you will take a flight to Hong Kong - the commercial capital of Asia! You will have a memorable experience enjoying the amazing views of the countless islands dotting the South China Sea. Spend the evening at leisure. (B)

Day 12: Hong Kong
Beging a sightseeing tour of Hong Kong: enjoy a cable-car ride up Victoria Peak and enjoy the panoramic vistas of this one-of-a-kind port city. After that, drive by the popular beach area - Repulse Bay - and continue to the Aberdeen fishing village, after which enjoy a visit to Stanley Market. In the evening there will be an optional sunset cruise on the harbor. (B)

Day 13: Hong Kong
Today explore Hong Kong at leisure. There are a lot of excursions available at an optional basis - you may amaze at the Giant Buddha statue on Lantau Island, take a full-day outing to visit Macau, or indulge in shopping. (B)

Day 14: Hong Kong
Your vacation ends with a breakfast this morning. (B)
Tour description
Tour price$3089.00
Tour duration14 days
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Features
City Highlights
BEIJING
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Tian'anmen Square, Summer Palace, Great Wall, cloisonné workshop, and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs; Local%20Favorite.eps Hutong tour by rickshaw; [LF] Peking Duck welcome dinner
XI'AN
Enjoy the "Tang Dynasty" dinner show; sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Dayan Pagoda and Terracotta Warriors; noodle-making demonstration
GUILIN
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Li River cruise; visit a local [LF] tea farm
SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Bund, Shanghai Museum, and Yu Yuan Gardens; farewell dinner
SUZHOU
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] boat ride on the Old Canal; visit the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets and a silk reeling factory
HONG KONG
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; take a cable-car ride up Victoria Peak; sampan ride on the harbor; visit Stanley Market; Host service during your stay
Launch Date
8/13/13 8:00pm
Meals
American breakfast (B) daily, 6 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai
Notes
NOTE:
Small-Group Discovery - We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.
Title
Treasures of China with Hong Kong
Hotels
BEIJING Traders Hotel (F)
XI'AN Grand Mercure on Renmin Square (F)
GUILIN Sheraton Guilin Hotel (SF)
SHANGHAI Sofitel Hyland Shanghai (F)
HONG KONG Marco Polo Hongkong (SF)