China Scenic & Hong Kong 14 Days 12 Nights(2015)[RDZH]Tour Code:RDZH

Visiting:Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(1 nt) - Yangshuo - Guilin(1 nt) - Shanghai(3 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

Experience front-row seats to China's most extraordinary cities and let your senses run wild as you travel in style and comfort. A journey well-tailored for even the most intrepid voyager, this scenic tour will take you through unique cultural sites, legendary relics and monuments, and it will make your dream a reality as you discover the astounding landscapes and skylines of this diverse nation.

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Day 1   |  USA - Beijing, China 

Fly to Beijing, and on arrival on Day 2, meet your guide at the airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please, perhaps relaxing in your hotel or making your own forays into China’s beguiling capital.

Day 2   |  Arrive in Beijing 

Fly to Beijing, and on arrival on Day 2, meet your guide at the airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please, perhaps relaxing in your hotel or making your own forays into China’s beguiling capital.

Day 3   |  Beijing  (AB, L, DH)

Today, enjoy a full day tour that serves as an ideal introduction to Beijing, one of the world’s greatest cities. An enthralling blend of old, medieval and ultra-modern, the city presents everything from gleaming high rises to crowded markets, imperial palaces, tiny backstreets and imposing public buildings dating from the time of Mao Tse Tung. Admire the incredible Forbidden Palace, a collection of walled imperial palaces where China’s emperors resided for over 500 years. Gaze at infamous Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, and view the ornamental bridges and pagodas of the enchanting Summer Palace. Other highlights include photo stops at Beijing’s iconic Olympic buildings, the Water Cube Aquatics Centre and Bird’s Nest stadium. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4   |  Beijing  (AB, L)

Today, visit the Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, which snakes from the Gobi Desert to the border with Korea. Trace the footsteps of China’s ancient warriors as you walk a section of its ramparts, built to safeguard the country from northern tribes. After lunch, visit the famous Sacred Way, the ‘Divine Way’ that China’s emperors were said to take to reach heaven after death. Walk along this paved route, which is slightly curved to confuse evil spirits, and view the stunning stone statues of animals and men that line its edges.

Day 5   |  Beijing - Xian  (AB, DH)

This morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, a richly decorated sacrificial complex where China’s emperors would make animal sacrifices to secure bountiful harvests. Afterward, catch your short flight to Xian, the easternmost terminus of the Silk Road and home to the iconic Terracotta Warriors. Check in at your hotel for the next two nights and spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Day 6   |  Xian  (AB, L, DS)

Sometimes known as the ‘Eternal City’, Xian’s must-see is the Terracotta Warriors, a staggering collection of 6,000, life-size clay warriors and horses carved to represent the real-life guards and animals of China’s first Qin Emperor in 200 BC. Gaze in awe at this astonishing army and each soldier’s individually carved features during our fascinating visit. After lunch, admire Xian’s gargantuan City Walls, and enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty folklore show this evening.

Day 7   |  Xian - Guilin  (AB, L)

Today, visit Xian’s 65-metre-high Big Wild Goose Pagoda and beautifully preserved Grand Mosque before flying to Guilin for a two-night stay.

Day 8   |  Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin  (AB, L, DH)

This morning, have your camera ready for our scenic cruise along Guilin’s Li River. Our route takes you through the region’s most spectacular scenery, as everything from surreal karst peaks, conical hills, emerald rice fields and rickety fishing boats roll into and out of view. Keep watch especially for local fishermen who use cormorants to dive for fish. Your cruise concludes at Yangshuo, a charming town filled with quaint architecture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your Guilin hotel.

Day 9   |  Guilin - Shanghai  (AB, L)

After breakfast, visit the fabled Reed Flute Cave, an ancient limestone cavern crammed with stalactites and stalagmites, as well as ancient wall inscriptions. Continue to Elephant Trunk Hill, a massive riverside rock formation that resembles an elephant drinking water and has become a symbol of Guilin. Afterward, take your short flight to Shanghai, China’s commercial mecca.

Day 10   |  Shanghai  (AB, DS)

Still sometimes called the ‘Paris of the East’, electrifying Shanghai encapsulates China’s modern economic revolution, yet also harks backs to the country’s olden days. Towering office blocks sit side-by-side with roadside markets, teahouses and colonial architecture built by foreign powers in the 1930s and 1940s. Enjoy a sightseeing tour, taking a stroll along the Bund that traces the western bank of the Huangpu River and visiting the hectic shopping avenue, Nanjing Road. Also, visit the Shanghai Museum to see its fascinating Chinese art and antiquities. Your day finishes with dinner and a Chinese Acrobatics show.

Day 11   |  Shanghai  (AB, DP)

Today is free to discover Shanghai at your leisure. Browse for souvenirs in its shops and markets, try its restaurants or seek out its lesser-known sights. Alternatively, take our optional tour to nearby Suzhou, a charming city known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its canals and gardens. Admire the UNESCO-listed Master of the Nets Garden, regarded as one of southern China’s finest, cruise along the picturesque Grand Canal and visit a silk factory. This evening, enjoy a special Dinner Banquet.

Day 12   |  Shanghai - Hong Kong  (AB)

A short flight takes you from Shanghai to the island city of Hong Kong. With humble beginnings as a small fishing village, Hong Kong stands today as “Asia’s World City.” Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 13   |  Hong Kong  (AB)

Begin your half-day tour of Hong Kong aboard the Victoria Peak tram, where you’ll be captivated by indescribable views of the energetic Hong Kong Harbor. You’ll then travel to Hong Kong’s southern district to take in the scenic Repulse Bay and shop along the busy street stalls of Stanley Market. As a last stop, visit the iconic Aberdeen Floating Community and observe the harbor’s hundreds of junk ships as they carry out their everyday duties.

Day 14   |  Hong Kong - USA  (AB)

Your adventure comes to an end as you bid farewell to China & Hong Kong and board your flight back to the USA.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show