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Tail of The Dragon

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,728

This memorable trip starts with the essentials of most China tours, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Army. It then takes you deeper into this amazing country, discovering beautiful Guilin and the Li River.


This 11-day China travel adventure starts in Beijing, the centre of Chinese politics and culture, before taking you to the ancient heart of the country at Xi’an, then through the beautiful south to ever-changing Hong Kong.

Immerse yourself in the imperial splendour of old China as you spend a day exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Built in the 15th century, the Forbidden City is a massive complex that rewards a day of exploration with a fascinating look at China’s history. Your afternoon is equal parts sightseeing and relaxation at the Temple of Heaven, an important symbol of China, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Spend your next day at the Badaling section of the Great Wall. This is one of the best preserved and most accessible sections of the Wall, sure to impress, whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth.

Further inland, ancient capital Xi’an is best known today as home to the Terracotta Army, rediscovered only in 1974. Today, the three partially excavated pits are one of China’s most popular attractions and with good reason. An estimated 8,000 soldiers, along with chariots and horses make up the army, and their unearthing is an ongoing process. Xi’an itself is a fascinating city in its own right, particularly as you explore the market in its Muslim quarter.

It’s surprising in some ways that Guilin doesn’t pop up on more China travel itineraries. Still, its relative anonymity is good news for those who do make it to this picturesque city, surrounded by limestone peaks and traditional rice paddies. The main highlight however is the Li River, on which you’ll enjoy a cruise through this amazing landscape.

End your journey with several days at leisure in Hong Kong. A sightseeing tour takes you to some of the less accessible parts of the island on your first day, including Aberdeen Fishing Village and Stanley Market. With your free time, you may want to visit the ‘Big Buddha’ of Lantau Island, find serenity in the gardens of Chi Lin Nunnery, or explore the kitchens of Hong Kong on a local ‘foodie’ tour.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,728

Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing 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 with Lunch

Today, you will visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, whose acres of splendid 15th Century halls and pavilions graced with imperial treasures, now comprise the Palace Museum. You will also visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven, possibly the most popular symbol of China.
This afternoon, enjoy the Summer Palace, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries situated on an immense man-made lake.

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 Train Station

Duration0 Hours

High Speed Train from Beijing Train Station to Xian Train Station Second Class

Duration5 Hours

Xian Train Station to Xian Hotel

Duration0 Hours

Titan Times Hotel

Titan Times Hotel is ideally located at the gracious bordering on the world famous ancient city wall, breathing the fresh air from the beautiful greenery of the west countryside. It shuttles between major Xian commercial zones in minutes, and takes only 30 minutes to the International Airport. Its 284 luxurious suites in unique and humanized design, is the luxury hotel in the Northwest region with total suites.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Titan Times Hotel

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    Titan Times Hotel



    Titan Times Hotel is ideally located at the gracious bordering on the world famous ancient city wall, breathing the fresh air from the beautiful greenery of the west countryside. It shuttles between major Xian commercial zones in minutes, and takes only 30 minutes to the ...

    Titan Times Hotel is ideally located at the gracious bordering on the world famous ancient city wall, breathing the fresh air from the beautiful greenery of the west countryside. It shuttles between major Xian commercial zones in minutes, and takes only 30 minutes to the International Airport. Its 284 luxurious suites in unique and humanized design, is the luxury hotel in the Northwest region with total suites.

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Half Day Provincial Historical Museum, City Wall, Grand Mosque without Lunch

Today, your tour begins with a visit to the Shanxi History Museum, where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. Then, you will visit the Ancient City Wall that still encompasses the center of Xi'an. Finally, you will visit the Grand Mosque.

Duration3 Hours
Day 5

Full Day Terra Cotta Warriors, Banpo Museum, Qinshuihuang Mausoleum and Art Ceramic Factory incl Lunch

This morning, visit the over one thousand life-sized Terracotta Warriors which have been standing guard by the tomb of Qin Shi Huang for 2,000 years. The individually-sculpted warriors may be the greatest archaeological find of the last century. After lunch, continue to the Banpo Museum and excavation site, a matriarchal society dating back 6000 years. Finally, make a stop at a ceramics and pottery workshop en-route back to your hotel in Xian.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Xian Hotel to Xian Airport

Duration2 Hours

Xian Airport to Guilin Airport

Duration0 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
Duration2 Nights
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Guilin Bravo Hotel

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    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 ...

    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

Li River Cruise with Lunch

Today, enjoy a cruise along the Li River with it's breathtaking vistas and jagged limestone peaks. Each bend of this clear river offers a surprise; water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, and school children and fisherman alike float by on bamboo rafts. Enjoy a pace of life far removed from the concrete metropolis. Lunch is included, and afterwards, explore the local shops and markets of Yangshuo on your own.

Duration6 Hours
Day 8

Guilin Hotel to Guilin Airport

Duration2 Hours

Guilin to Hong Kong

Duration0 Minutes

Hong Kong International Airport to Hong Kong City Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hotel

Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon is centrally located on the main thoroughfare of Kowloon, also known as the golden mile. Nathan Road is lined with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, with many major tourist attractions including the Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, Museum of HK History and the Space Museum all close by. The hotel features 389 rooms, a bar and restaurant. The famous Jade Market and Temple Street night markets are an easy walk away.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hotel

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    Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hotel



    Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon is centrally located on the main thoroughfare of Kowloon, also known as the golden mile. Nathan Road is lined with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, with many major tourist attractions including the Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, Museum of ...

    Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon is centrally located on the main thoroughfare of Kowloon, also known as the golden mile. Nathan Road is lined with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, with many major tourist attractions including the Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, Museum of HK History and the Space Museum all close by. The hotel features 389 rooms, a bar and restaurant. The famous Jade Market and Temple Street night markets are an easy walk away.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 9

Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour SIC

Whether you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time or returning after a long absence, this tour is an ideal orientation to Hong Kong Island. Start by riding the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak and enjoy the panoramic views of the harbour and city. Continue to Aberdeen Fishing Village, home of traditional peoples whose lifestyle has not changed much since the early days of their settlement in Hong Kong (optional sampan ride at additional cost). Visit the island's most popular beach, Repulse Bay Beach, and make a stop at an exquisite jewelry factory. Finish your tour of Hong Kong Island by visiting Stanley Market and taking a stroll through Stanley's charming seaside village bazaar.

Duration5 Hours
Day 10

Day at Leisure

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

Day 11

Hong Kong City Hotels to Hong Kong International Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights first class accommodation
  • Transfers
  • English speaking city guides
  • Meals as indicated
  • Domestic flight Xian/Guilin/Hong Kong
  • High speed train Beijing/Xian in 2nd class seat
  • Sightseeing as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • 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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