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Classic China: Beijing, Xian, Guilin & More

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,358

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This vacation is a perfection introduction to China. Venture across the country from the capital Beijing to the metropolis of Hong Kong. You’ll also see the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, cruise alongside karst mountains in Guilin, and explore Shanghai along the way.


This 15-day Chinese vacation takes you across the country to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of private and shared tours.

Your journey begins in the Chinese capital, Beijing, where you’ll experience the confluence of China’s imperial past and modern present. A full-day tour takes you to historical landmarks, including Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, the Forbidden City, which used to house the Emperor of China, and the Summer Palace on Kungming Lake. Cap off the day at the Temple of Heaven. The next day, head north to Badaling to walk along a portion of the Great Wall of China before swinging by the Ming Tomb, one of 13 imperial tombs dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Fly onwards to Xian, the former imperial capital, where you’ll see the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Marvel at the 6,000 Terracotta Warriors that defend the emperor’s tomb before visiting the Banpo Museum to unwind the clock even further, learning about Neolithic communities dating back 6,000 years.

Fly to Guilin, where you’ll board a river boat and cruise along the Li River to explore the breathtaking landscape of karst mountains rising from winding rivers and rice paddies. The region has inspired generations of Chinese painters and has long been considered one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Another day, head to Longsheng to see the cascading rice terraces in the windswept mountains. Visit Yao and Zhuang villages and learn about one of China’s greatest farming regions.

Fly onwards to Shanghai, China’s financial powerhouse, where the Art Deco buildings of The Bund lie just across the river from the neon skyscrapers of Pudong. You’ll delve into the city’s history on a journey from The Bund to Yu Garden and the Jade Buddha Temple, home to two of the most stunning jade statues in the country. You’ll have another day at leisure in Shanghai to discover the city’s culinary treats and other cultural highlights before flying on to Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, you’ll delve right into the cultural wonders of one of the world’s densest cities. Visit the former site of the Kowloon Walled City, once the densest encampment on the planet, before wishing for good fortune at the temple of Wong Tai Sin, which syncretizes traditions from Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Swing by the Chi Lin Nunnery before paying tribute to Hong Kong’s heroes like Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars on Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, enjoying the views of Victoria Harbour and the towering skyline. You’ll have another day at leisure in Hong Kong to shop and eat to your heart’s content in one of the world’s great culinary and shopping cities.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport for onward travels.


 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,358

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Day 1

Beijing PEK Airport to Beijing Hotel

Duration1 Hour

New Otani Chang Fu Gong Hotel

This deluxe hotel is situated on one of Beijing's main thoroughfares, Jianguomenwai Avenue and it is centrally located. All 500 rooms are spacious and comfortable. Other facilities at this hotel include; an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, laundry room, sauna and shops. The hotel has a selection of restaurants and a coffee shop plus a bar. This is an elegant and contemporary hotel with all the facilities one would expect of a deluxe hotel and the hotel is excellently located.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

New Otani Chang Fu Gong Hotel

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    This deluxe hotel is situated on one of Beijing's main thoroughfares, Jianguomenwai Avenue and it is centrally located. All 500 rooms are spacious and comfortable. Other facilities at this hotel include; an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, laundry room, sauna and shops. The …

    This deluxe hotel is situated on one of Beijing's main thoroughfares, Jianguomenwai Avenue and it is centrally located. All 500 rooms are spacious and comfortable. Other facilities at this hotel include; an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, laundry room, sauna and shops. The hotel has a selection of restaurants and a coffee shop plus a bar. This is an elegant and contemporary hotel with all the facilities one would expect of a deluxe hotel and the hotel is excellently located.

    Facilities

    • Art Gallery
    • Bar(s)
    • Basketball
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Full Day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven including Lunch

Pick up from hotel, walk through the Tian’an Men Square and head to the gate of the Forbidden City, the abiding symbol of imperial China. Truly one of the great achievements of civilization, its construction employed hundreds of thousands of workers between 1406 and 1420. Marvel at its expansive architecture, magnificent imperial gardens, and many museums of Chinese antiquities and treasures. Head to the Summer Palace, which is the best-kept existing royal garden in Beijing, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries set among beautifully landscaped grounds, situated on Kunming Lake. After a Chinese lunch at local restaurant, explore the Temple of Heaven, one of the finest creations of the Ming dynasty. This stunning architecture realizes the eternal Chinese desire to incarnate heaven in material form and represents the most advanced principles of mechanics and geometry of the time. Late afternoon, transfer back to hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Great Wall at Badaling and Ming Tomb with Lunch

Today you will visit the magnificent Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, located approximately one and a half hours northwest of Beijing. The Badaling section was built in 1505, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. This section is one of the best preserved and most visited areas of the Great Wall. Enjoy stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way far into the distance. After lunch, visit the Ming Tomb, one of 13 Imperial tombs from the Ming Dynasty, before returning to Beijing.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Beijing Hotel to Beijing PEK Airport

Duration2 Hours

Xian Airport to Xian Hotel

Duration40 Minutes

Grand Noble Hotel Xian

The Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an (Xi'an Huangcheng Haomen Jiudian) is located close to the Bell and Drum Towers and to the Bell Tower Station on Metro Line 2. The hotel is also in convenient proximity to Xi'an Railway Station. Guestrooms and suites offer amenities including mini-fridges, complimentary broadband Internet access and a butler service. This Xi'an features a non-smoking floor, rooms equipped for the disabled and rooms with outdoor balconies. International cuisine is available in the hotel's open-kitchen restaurant, while light meals, snacks and drinks can be found at the hotel's cafe, deli and lobby bar. This hotel also houses a fitness center, a massage center, chess rooms, a spa and a beauty salon.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Grand Noble Hotel Xian

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    The Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an (Xi'an Huangcheng Haomen Jiudian) is located close to the Bell and Drum Towers and to the Bell Tower Station on Metro Line 2. The hotel is also in convenient proximity to Xi'an Railway Station. Guestrooms and suites offer amenities including …

    The Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an (Xi'an Huangcheng Haomen Jiudian) is located close to the Bell and Drum Towers and to the Bell Tower Station on Metro Line 2. The hotel is also in convenient proximity to Xi'an Railway Station. Guestrooms and suites offer amenities including mini-fridges, complimentary broadband Internet access and a butler service. This Xi'an features a non-smoking floor, rooms equipped for the disabled and rooms with outdoor balconies. International cuisine is available in the hotel's open-kitchen restaurant, while light meals, snacks and drinks can be found at the hotel's cafe, deli and lobby bar. This hotel also houses a fitness center, a massage center, chess rooms, a spa and a beauty salon.

    Facilities

    • Beauty Salon
    • Business Centre
    • Chess Room
    • Coffee Shop/Cafe
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Studio
    • Lobby Bar
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Wine Bar

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Day 5

Full Day Terra Cotta Warriors, Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Banpo Museum and Art Ceramics Factory including Lunch

Pick up from hotel, today begins with a viewing of the extraordinary 2,300 year old terracotta warriors in the tomb of China's first emperor, Qinshihuang. The warriors still stand at the original site where farmers discovered them in 1974. After Chinese lunch at local restaurant, visit the Banpo Museum, as the first museum at the prehistoric site, it was built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site and opened to the public formally in 1958. The Banpo Site is a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. After visit the Art Ceramics Factory, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure. Late afternoon, transfer back to hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Xian Hotel to Xian Airport

Duration40 Minutes

Guilin Airport to Guilin Hotel

Duration40 Minutes

Guilin Bravo Hotel

The Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in city centre, and surrounded by some of the most popular shopping areas. The Guilin Bravo Hotel is one of the quintessential hotels in Guilin that is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The city centre and night market are both within a 10 minute walk. There are 480 tastefully decorated guest rooms, lake view rooms and suites.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Guilin Bravo Hotel

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    The Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in city centre, and surrounded by some of the most popular shopping areas. The Guilin Bravo Hotel is one of the quintessential hotels in Guilin that is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The city centre and night …

    The Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in city centre, and surrounded by some of the most popular shopping areas. The Guilin Bravo Hotel is one of the quintessential hotels in Guilin that is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The city centre and night market are both within a 10 minute walk. There are 480 tastefully decorated guest rooms, lake view rooms and suites.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Full Day Li River Cruise including Lunch

Pick up from hotel, be driven to pier for Li River Cruise. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin's charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream. After cruising for about four and a half hours, the one-thousand-year-old Yangshuo Town comes into sight. Yangshuo is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. After that, transfer back to Guilin.

Duration9 Hours
Day 8

Full Day Longsheng Excursion including Lunch

Pick up from hotel, morning transfer to Longsheng. The area is filled with ranges of hills known for its amazing rice terraces that covered. With a history of more than 700 years, the spot is not just an attraction nowadays, but still being used for growing rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Late afternoon, transfer back to Guilin.

Duration9 Hours
Day 9

Guilin Hotel to Guilin Airport

Duration2 Hours

Shanghai Pu Dong Airport to City Hotels via Maglev Train

Duration0 Hours

Sunrise On The Bund

The brand new Sunrise On The Bund Hotel is centrally located in the heart of The North Bund, minutes away from The North Bund Green Land. Sunrise On The Bund is an old Shanghai and European style luxury 5 star hotel, providing 140 luxurious rooms and 11 suites. The Hotel features 4 high-end restaurants.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Sunrise On The Bund

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    The brand new Sunrise On The Bund Hotel is centrally located in the heart of The North Bund, minutes away from The North Bund Green Land. Sunrise On The Bund is an old Shanghai and European style luxury 5 star hotel, providing 140 luxurious rooms …

    The brand new Sunrise On The Bund Hotel is centrally located in the heart of The North Bund, minutes away from The North Bund Green Land. Sunrise On The Bund is an old Shanghai and European style luxury 5 star hotel, providing 140 luxurious rooms and 11 suites. The Hotel features 4 high-end restaurants.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Rooms
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 10

Full Day Nanjing Road, The Bund, Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple including Lunch

Pick up from hotel, start the day to visit the Nanjing Road, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world, stroll along and the Bund, a waterfront area in central, there is dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River. Head to visit the 400-year-old Yu Garden, Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and after Chinese lunch at local restaurant, continue to the Jade Buddha Temple, it was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. Late afternoon, transfer back to hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Shanghai City Hotels to Pu Dong Airport via Maglev Train

Duration0 Hours

Hong Kong International Airport to Hong Kong City Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Royal Pacific Hotel and Tower

The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong sits uniquely right on the bank of the stunning Victoria Harbour and is the only hotel in Hong Kong to be directly connected to the China-Macau Ferry Terminal. With serene views of lush Kowloon Park or the vibrant Victoria Harbour, the hotel's 673 elegant guest rooms and suites located on Hotel Wing and Towers Wing will surpass all expectations.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Royal Pacific Hotel and Tower

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    Royal Pacific Hotel and Tower



    The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong sits uniquely right on the bank of the stunning Victoria Harbour and is the only hotel in Hong Kong to be directly connected to the China-Macau Ferry Terminal. With serene views of lush Kowloon Park or …

    The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong sits uniquely right on the bank of the stunning Victoria Harbour and is the only hotel in Hong Kong to be directly connected to the China-Macau Ferry Terminal. With serene views of lush Kowloon Park or the vibrant Victoria Harbour, the hotel's 673 elegant guest rooms and suites located on Hotel Wing and Towers Wing will surpass all expectations.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)

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Day 13

Treasures of Kowloon

This tour reveals some fascinating Hong Kong heritage and starts with a visit to a charming parkland setting for a Qing Dynasty fort The Kowloon Walled City Park. The Park sits on the very site of the former Kowloon Walled City, remembered today as a haven of crime and debauchery. Throughout the 20th century, fugitives and other criminals flocked to the lawless enclave. In 1987, with the agreement of China, the colonial government finally took control of the no-go area, resettled its inhabitants, and replaced the slum with a park.

You will then visit one of Hong Kong's most popular temples, Wong Tai Sin, which specializes in fortune-telling. The temple's claim to 'make every wish come true upon request' might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious center.

Next be amazed by the Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple, the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. There are other halls containing a treasure trove of religious relics as well as restful lotus ponds and an array of well-manicured Bonsai trees. Finally, you will visit the Avenue of Star on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront; it has more than a hundred newly designed celebrity hand prints to take you on a dazzling 'journey to the stars'. The glamorous movie theme is complemented perfectly by the splendor of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, of which the promenade also offers spectacular views.

Duration4 Hours
Day 14

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 15

Hong Kong City Hotels to Hong Kong International Airport

Duration1 Hour

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival & departure airport transfers in Beijing
  • Private hotel/airport/hotel transfers in mainland China (for domestic flights as per itinerary)
  • Shared arrival & departure airport transfers in Hong Kong
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Beijing
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Xian
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Guilin
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Shanghai
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Hong Kong
  • Private-guided full day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven tour in Beijing
  • Private-guided full day Great Wall at Badaling and Ming Tomb tour ex. Beijing
  • Private-guided full day Terra Cotta Warriors, Banpo Museum, Qinshuihuang Mausoleum and Art Ceramic Factory tour incl. Lunch in Xian
  • Full day Li River Cruise incl. Lunch in Guilin (private transfers & shared cruise)
  • Private-guided full day Longsheng excursion incl. Lunch (ex. Guilin)
  • Private-guided full day Nanjing Road, The Bund, Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple tour incl. Lunch in Shanghai 
  • Shared half day Treasures of Kowloon tour (max 40 guests)
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 6 lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Domestic flights for itinerary (Beijing to Xian, Xian to Guilin, Guilin to Shanghai)
  • International flight for itinerary (Shanghai to Hong Kong)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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