Beijing to Hong Kong

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Day 1: Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, make your way to the hotel and check in. An evening group meeting is planned followed by dinner.

·Group Meeting and included Beijing Duck dinner.

Day 2: Beijing

Spend the day exploring the impressive Great Wall.

·Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 3: Beijing 

Spend the morning visiting central Beijing's sites with free time in the afternoon explore the local hutong alleyways.

·Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, Walking tour of Hutong area.

Day 4: Shanghai

An early morning bullet train takes us to Shanghai in time to be walking on the famous Bund riverside by late afternoon.

·Historical Shanghai walking tour

Day 5: Shanghai

Walk through local markets on the way to Shanghai's most famous traditional garden.

·City God’s Temple area and Yu Yuan Gardens

Day 6: Hangzhou

A short morning bullet train to Hangzhou to explore beautiful temples, famous West Lake and local tea plantations.

·Walking tour around West Lake, Tea Plantation visit

Day 7: Xi'an

Fly to Xi'an and discover the Silk road history of this ancient city with a visit to the Muslim quarter and the Grand Mosque.

·Muslim quarter visit, Grand Mosque, Bell and Drum Towers

Day 8: Xi'an

Spend the morning visiting the Terracotta Warriors and leaving the afternoon free to wander Xi'an's city walls.

·Terracotta Warriors

Day 9: Guilin/Yangshuo

A short flight to Guilin shows the beautiful karst landscape of southern China. Stop to visit the beauty of the Guilin's Li River before driving to the local town of Yangshuo.

·Guilin tour

Day 10: Yangshuo

Enjoy the day on bicycles exploring the surrounding villages stopping at local farmers houses for lunch.

·Cycling Tour of Yangshuo countryside with lunch

Day 11: Yangshuo

An early morning Tai Chi lesson is available for the early risers before a lunch time cooking class.

·Tai chi lesson, Cooking class with included lunch

Day 12: Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Free day until driving back to Yangshuo for your last train journey in China to Shenzhen - the border with Hong Kong. Arrive at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border and cross over to Hong Kong. The rest of the afternoon is left to explore this spectacular metropolis.

·Temple Street Night market

·Optional activities available

Day 13: Depart

You are free to depart anytime during the day.

 

Day 1 Beijing (D)
Nihao! Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China. Upon arrival at the airport, own transfer to your hotel located in the city center. You will have a 6 pm group meeting at your hotel, and there will be more information about the meeting when you arrive at the hotel. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception. Your group meeting will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and included dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Private airport transfer
• Group meeting
Meals Included:
• Peking Duck dinner

Day 2 Beijing (B)
This morning we'll take a private bus to visit Great Wall - Mutianyu Section (approx. 2hrs), one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall with 22 towers winding along the mountain ridges. Spend quality time exploring and learning the history of Great Wall of China as well as enjoy the view at Huairou county the suburban area of Beijing. The great idea is to bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at the top the wall during a rest break. We will back to downtown Beijing in the late afternoon. You will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic show in the evening.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 3 Beijing (B)
Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. There will be a lot of walking today as well as using public the subway to get around. After breakfast, we will take the metro to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and the Great hall of the People. Then enter the Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for more than 500 years. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. After the Forbidden City, we will stroll in the alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyards known by Hutong and experience the local lifestyle of Old Beijing.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities:
• Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
• Walking tour of Hutong area
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 4: Beijing/Shanghai (B)
Today we will take the private bus to Beijing railway station then board the bullet train to Shanghai. Upon arrival, private transfer to our hotel. Join your tour leader for a historical Shanghai walking tour: we will explore the narrow streets(Nongtang) of Shanghai and experience local's daily life. At the Bund, you can get a taste of 1920s Shanghai, walk along Huangpu River; you will get a feeling of the urban city with long history.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Historical Shanghai walking tour
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 5: Shanghai (B)
Today we will visit the City God’s Temple area, a folk temple neighboring Yuyuan Garden. The City God Temple in Shanghai originated as the Jinshan God Temple, dedicated to the spirit of Jinshan, or "Gold Mountain," an island off the coast of Shanghai. It was converted into a City God Temple in 1403, during the Yongle era of the Ming dynasty. Its popularity turns the surrounding area into a large pedestrian area that hosts an array of shops, restaurants, teahouses, as well as annual temple fair events. Yuyuan Garden, also called Yu Garden, was originally built in 1559, opened to the public in 1961 and a declared monument in 1982. It is the most extensive ancient garden with Ming and Qing architectural styles.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• City God's Temple area and Yu Yuan Gardens
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 6: Hangzhou (B,L)
This morning, we will board the express train to Hangzhou, then private bus transfer to the hotel. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang province located in east China and the southern terminus of the Grand Canal. Today we will explore West Lake. It is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake. West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historical relics. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Then we will visit Longjing Tea plantations in Hangzhou to appreciate the beautiful verdant sightseeing and know more about the culture of tea and Chinese nation.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Walking tour around West Lake
• Tea Plantation visit
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 7: Xi'an (B)
Early morning, private transfer to airport to take the flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, private bus to our downtown hotel. Today we will visit the Great Mosque in Muslim quarter. The Great Mosque of Xi'an is the most significant mosque in China. It was constructed during the Hongwu reign of the Ming dynasty, with further additions during the Qing dynasty. Previous religious complexes are known to have stood on the same site, dating to as early as the Tang dynasty. Then we will take a walk around Muslim quarter, lively markets, and Bell & Drum Tower.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Walking tour - Bell and Drum Tower and Muslim quarter
• The Grand Mosque
• Entrance of Bell and Drum Tower
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 8: Xi'an (B, L)
Today we will visit the Terracotta Warriors by private bus. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive.  After the tour, we will enjoy a lunch in a local village. You have free time to explore this fantastic city.  We suggest you visit the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running over 13 kilometers around Xian.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:   
• Terracotta Warriors
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Guilin/Yangshuo (B)
Early morning, private transfer to airport to take the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, we will make a trip to Li River. Guilin, formerly romanized as Kweilin, is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is situated on the west bank of the Li River and borders Hunan to the north. Then we will take the private bus to our destination Yangshuo (approx. 1.5hrs). A short flight to Guilin shows the beautiful karst landscape of southern China. Stop to visit the beauty of the Guilin's Li River before driving to the local town of Yangshuo.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:   
• Guilin tour
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 10: Yangshuo (B, L)
Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China's Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and outdoor recreation. Today we will head out of town on bikes to cycle through the surrounding countryside, and gain an insight into Chinese rural life on a ride where each turn in the road brings you to another picture-postcard location. Then we will go to local farmer's house enjoy a home cooked lunch.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Bicycle ride at Yangshuo countryside (Bicycle rental)
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 11: Yangshuo (B,  L, D)
This morning we will join a Tai Chi class with a local Master. After that, visit a local farmers' market, where you can get a feel for the regional produce and daily life. We will make our way to cooking school, where you can put this new knowledge to use and learn the art of Chinese cooking. You will enjoy a lunch prepared by yourself in beautiful countryside. After lunch, we will walk along Yangshuo West Street. It is renowned for its ancient and local architectures.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Tai Chi Class
• Cooking School & Market Tour
• West Street visit
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Yangshuo/Hong Kong (B)
Today is a free day for you to do as you like. You could just sit back and relax do some people watching, or take a Li River cruise, even take a rock-climbing lesson. Late afternoon we will take a private bus to Guilin train station and board on an fast train to Shenzhen.Upon arrival, we will cross the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border. The border is busy, so there can often be a bit of a wait to get through, and a lot of patience is required. Then take KCR train to central Hong Kong. You will have a few hours to explore Hong Kong before our final tour to Temple street night market.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Temple Street Night market
Meals Included:
• Breakfast
Optional activities:
• Li River Cruise
• Chinese Language Lesson

Day 13: Depart
There are no activities planned for today, and you can depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included:
• There are no meals included on this day.


 



Tour Code
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Price(US$)
  • CA-BJHK180906

    Thursday

    2018-09-06

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-09-18

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK180913

    Thursday

    2018-09-13

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-09-25

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181011

    Thursday

    2018-10-11

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-10-23

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181018

    Thursday

    2018-10-18

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-10-29

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181108

    Thursday

    2018-11-08

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-11-20

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181122

    Thursday

    2018-11-22

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-12-04

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181206

    Thursday

    2018-12-06

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-12-18

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK181213

    Thursday

    2018-12-13

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2018-12-25

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190321

    Thursday

    2019-03-21

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-04-02

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190404

    Thursday

    2019-04-04

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-04-16

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190411

    Thursday

    2019-04-11

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-04-23

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190509

    Thursday

    2019-05-09

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-05-21

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190523

    Thursday

    2019-05-23

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-06-04

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190606

    Thursday

    2019-06-06

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-06-18

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190620

    Thursday

    2019-06-20

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-07-02

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190704

    Thursday

    2019-07-04

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-07-16

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190718

    Thursday

    2019-07-18

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-07-30

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190808

    Thursday

    2019-08-08

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-08-20

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190822

    Thursday

    2019-08-22

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-09-03

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190905

    Thursday

    2019-09-05

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-09-17

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK190912

    Thursday

    2019-09-12

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-09-24

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191010

    Thursday

    2019-10-10

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-10-22

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191017

    Thursday

    2019-10-17

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-10-28

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191107

    Thursday

    2019-11-07

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-11-19

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191121

    Thursday

    2019-11-21

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-12-03

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191205

    Thursday

    2019-12-05

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-12-17

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

  • CA-BJHK191212

    Thursday

    2019-12-12

    From Beijing

    Tuesday

    2019-12-24

    From Hong Kong

    Available

    US$3051.00

    13
    Days

Visas

A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room

On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health

We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 18 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage

One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

 

What to Expect on Tour

Itinerary Disclaimer

The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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It was a comprehensive tour of China. I got to see nearly everything I could imagine seeing. The activities were varied. The group felt like the right size. The tour guide did a wonderful job. At times, it did feel a bit thrown together. It felt like parts of the tour were still being developed.

-Keith Williams


I had an incredible trip - the tour was just the right length, we experienced a mix of the big cities and "real" China, getting off the beaten track, we ate well, we explored lots, we were very active, and we were well looked after.

-Linda Watts


I found the trip a great introduction to China.The fast-paced itinerary certainly added to the experience. Highlights for me the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the Dragon's Backbone and Victoria Harbour. Sandwiched between these are many more wonderful memories.

-Lorien James


Amazing sights, great trekking and funny bicycling, the brilliant guide and the nice group.

-Antti Ruutu

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