Day 1: Arrive Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and transfer to your comfortable hotel. Meals: (D).
Day 2: Beijing. Begin the day with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the world largest. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City" that symbolizes the imperial and traditional China. After lunch, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day activities in China. All meals are included.
Day 3: Beijing. Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple. All meals are included.
Day 4: Beijing. Today's highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Then, move on to visit the Ming Tombs area where is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. All meals are included.
Day 5: Beijing - Xi’an. After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will take a walk through some old "Hutongs", a kind of ancient city compound, to see traditional style courtyards and locals doing their daily chores. Fly to Xi'an and check in Hotel upon arrival. Visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept. Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: (B) and (D).
Day 6: Xi’an. Begin the day with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first Emperor, Qin Shihuang. After lunch, visit the superb Shaanxi History Museum, the best of its kind in China. Visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. All meals are included.
Day 7: Xi’an-Shanghai. Fly to Shanghai, China's largest city. Check in Hotel. Visit the Bund. The splendid row of early 20th century European buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. Visit Yuyuan Garden - a well restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. A fabulous acrobatic show concludes your first day in Shanghai. All meals are included.
Day 8: Shanghai. This morning you will visit marvelous Shanghai Museum, Then a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have some free time in the afternoon to explore the city. All meals are included.
Day 9: Shanghai - Hangzhou. Take a morning train ride to Hangzhou, another ancient capital city in southern China. Visit Huqingyutang, a pharmacy shop and museum of traditional Chinese medicine. Later in the afternoon, visit the Lingyin Temple in the lush green hills northwest of the city. Check in Hotel. All meals are included.
Day 10: Hangzhou. Visit West Lake and Huagang Park. On the outskirts of the city is the natural wonder of Longjing Quan and the lush tea bushes of nearby Longjing Village that produce the highly regarded tea. Also, you will visit a Tea Museum located next to the plantation. All meals are included.
Day 11: Hangzhou - Guilin. Fly to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful cities. Visit Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of Guilin and Seven Star Park for its huge caverns and charming pavilions. Check in Hotel. All meals are included.
Day 12: Guilin - Yangshuo. Today's highlight is a 4-hour cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Check in Hotel. You will have some free time visit local markets and souvenir shops. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 13: Guilin - Hong Kong. This morning you will have some free time to explore the beauty of Yangshuo's waters and mountains. If you like, hire a local fisherman's boat for a float on the charming Li River. Return to Guilin for an afternoon flight to Hong Kong, Asia's busiest port and major financial center. Check in hotel. All meals are included.
Day 14: Hong Kong. Hong Kong has always been inextricably linked to mainland China in a variety of ways, such as trade, economics and traditions. British legacy is also very obvious due to 150 plus years of colonial rule. Today you will take a half-day guided tour of the Hong Kong Island. Climb to the top of Victoria Peak for spectacular views of Kowloon, the harbor, and the South China Sea. Visit the tranquil fishing village of Aberdeen, where life style seems unchanged for centuries. Also tour the beautiful Repulse Bay with sandy beaches. Meals: (B) and (L).
Day 15: Return from Hong Kong. Take the shuttle bus to the airport by yourselves and board on your homebound flight. Meals: (B).
- Tour price not include the Sampan Ride at the Aberdeen and the Peak Cable Car to the Victoria Peak. Sampan ride: HKD60 per person, Peak Tram: HKD25 per person /one way
- For the group less than 10 person, Seat-in-Coach service in Hong Kong.
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