11 Days 2018/2019 Group of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

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SG14: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise on the meandering Li River & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets in Hong Kong
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Our guide will meet you as you pass through the customs upon your arrival at Beijing Airport, and help you check in at the hotel. You can have a good rest to prepare for the next day's exploration or use the time to orient yourself to the city on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Our clients drinking a toast at the Great Wall, Photo by our client Ibolya Rinagel
After breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square. Following our guide across the square, you reach the entrance of the imperial palace - the Forbidden City. You will learn about the Chinese imperial palace etiquette during the Ming and Qing dynasties when strolling among the statues of lions and divine creatures, the carved dragons, the red walls and golden roofs, as well as the precious and exquisite cultural relics exhibited in the palace. 

Around noon, we will treat you to an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at an elegant Chinese restaurant off the regular tourist beat. 

After lunch, you will visit the imperial altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Temple of Heaven, where emperors renewed their divine rights to rule through sacrificial offers to the gods. Tonight, a lively Chinese Kong Fu Show is waiting for you at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our clients at the Forbidden City
Today, we will set off early to visit the elite section of Chinese Great Wall, Badaling and a jade factory on the way there. Dated back to the Ming Dynasty, Badaling had seen many military actions in defense of the empire. You will see the grandeur in miles of walls sprawling along the tops of mountain ridges. At this moment, we dolls out red wine for a group toasting to memorize the joy of travel. 

We will skip lunch for lack of choice local fare. We would rather suggest that you have a generous breakfast and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. 

In the afternoon, we will drive you to visit the Sacred Way. On the way back to the urban area, you will have a brief stop near the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) to take photos with the tourist icon.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our Travel Consultant Ruby met her clients in Xian
In the morning, proceed to the Summer Palace, the former Qing Dynasty royal garden. In the garden, you will see Kunming Lake, Wanshou Hill, the long Seventeen-Arch Bridge, and Suzhou Market Street. Then a pearl store is scheduled. 

We will go to have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere. 

In the afternoon, we will retrace the unique Beijing Hutong culture by wandering through the old Hutong alleys, and take in the oldest grey brick of courtyard residence and lifestyles of local families. You will catch a flight for Xian, where our local guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian
Your first destination today is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The life-size clay figures, probably fashioned after individual live models, frozen in time, and arraign in battle order; even the expressions on the horses are individualized. You can also see the delicate Bronze Chariot and Horses, and bronze vessels and weapons. After that, we go to a pottery-making factory. 

Around noon, we will serve you a home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family home. It is a good occasion for you to join in our cooking class and learn from the hosts if you are interested in Chinese cuisine. You can also acquaint yourself with domestic issues when talking with your hosts. 

After lunch, visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a miracle that the brick pagoda built in the Tang Dynasty is so well preserved after 1,300 years. You will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show when partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
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Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. Clients will enjoy a free night by themselves.
Day 6 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
The Short Family's comments on our service
The morning excursion will take you to the City Wall. If time permits, you may make a round on the city wall either on foot or by bike (the bike rental is an out of pocket expense). You will then proceed to Shaanxi History Museum which features a huge collection. There, you will learn much about Chinese history and culture.
Around noon, you will dine a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous local restaurant, and then get down to the Great Mosque on the Muslim Street. Built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty, the Great Mosque is the earliest Muslim house of worship in Xian.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
Li River cruise
You will check out of Xian hotel and catch a morning flight to Guilin. Our guide will greet you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown. 

Have a short rest and start your travel in the picturesque Guilin. Today's visit covers the most famous attraction: the Reed Flute Cave. The Reed Flute Cave is a karst cave boasting varies shapes of stalactites and stalagmites. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Villages in Yangshuo
Fresh from a hotel breakfast you will embark on your Li River Cruise. You will be mesmerized by clear waters and grotesque peaks along the river. You are well advised to have a big breakfast in the hotel rather than having the box lunch with plain food onboard the boat. 

Disembark at Yangshuo, you will be driven along country roads and take in the fresh and clean rural scenery in Yangshuo. A scheduled stop is at a local farmer's house. We will then bring you back to Guilin city to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. As the name suggests, it features a huge rock elephant-like with a long trunk. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Hong Kong
Free time in the morning. Fly to Hong Kong. Airport-hotel transfer in Hong Kong is on your own arrangement. (B)
You have the whole morning explore Guilin city on your own. In the afternoon, our guide will transfer you to Guilin airport to take the flight to Hong Kong. Your escorted tour ends here. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you can choose either the following way to reach the 3-star B P International Hotel we booked for you.

Airport Express:
Airport express trains depart at about 10 minutes intervals from 05:54 to 00:48 daily. The ticket costs HK$90 per person. Please follow the signs to take the Airport Express and get off at Kowloon station by yourself. It takes you 24 minutes to Kowloon Station, where you can connect the free shuttle bus K4 (available every 20 minutes) to the hotel directly.

Public Bus A22:
It is available from 06:00 to 00:10 daily. The ticket costs HK$39 per person. Follow the signposts walking to the Airport Ground Transportation Centre (GTC), then take bus A22 to Shanghai Street Jordan (the third stop) in one hour. Walking east on the Jordan Street toward the traffic light and turn right onto Shanghai Street. Cross the street and continue to head south along on the street for about 280 meters. Turn left to Austin Road and take the right hand side sidewalk, you will find the hotel is 25 meters ahead.

We also have an alternative plan for those who are up to challenges. Instead of taking the direct plane to Hong Kong, you can travel to Hong Kong via Shenzhen after the visit in Guilin, which will save you some money. In this case, we will help you book ticket on high-speed train G2901 11:16/14:29 from Guilin North to Shenzhen North. Upon arrival in Shenzhen North Railway Station, you can take Subway Long Hua Line (Line 4) to Futian Check Point Subway Station, from where you can cross the boundary to Hong Kong Lok Ma Chau Station. Here you can take East Rail Line, interchange Tsuen Wan Line at Kowloon Tong Platform 2 towards YauMatei, then again interchange at Mong Kok Platform 2 towards Central and get off at Jordan Subway Station. Jordan Subway Station is only 3 minutes walking distance to the 3-star B P International Hotel. If you are interested in this option, please contact us for pricing.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: B P International Hotel
Day 10 Hongkong
Free time for the day. (B)
Our clients at the Victoria Peak
Photo by our client Mr. Marcus Lyn Roberts
The hotel room comes with breakfast. You have the whole day to explore the vibrant Hong Kong on your own. You could walk westward along the hotel's Austin Road and turn left onto Canton road. Take a bus No. 101 from the Austin Road, Canton Road bus stop for one stop to Peking Road, Canton Road. Walk to the Star Ferry Prier to take the iconic Star Ferry to Central. Not far from the pier, at the bus terminus on the Exchange Square, you could take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley, where you will be interested in the colorful Stanley Market and having lunch at an elegant restaurant.

After lunch, take a bus back to Central and get off at the Garden Road. Walking down along the road, you will get to the Peak Tram Station and take the classic tram up to the Victoria Peak. It is the best place to have a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island. Finally, from Central, you could take a Star ferry back to the Victoria Harbor in time to watch the wonderful A Symphony of Lights at 20:00.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Hongkong Exit
Take a shuttle bus or a taxi to the airport. A pleasant trip home! (B)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and take the bus No.A22 to the airport for your homeward flight. Should you plan to stay longer in Hong Kong, we are there to assist you with the hotel bookings.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 12(Sun) $1789$589
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 19(Sun) $1789$589
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 26(Sun) $1789$589
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 09(Sun) $1809$649
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 16(Sun) $1819$649
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 23(Sun) $1819$649
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 30(Sun) $1819 $1728$649
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $1869 $1775$719
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $1869 $1775$719
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $1869 $1775$719
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $1869 $1682$709
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $1729 $1556$689
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $1729 $1556$689
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $1609 $1448$569
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $1559 $1403$549
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1559 $1403$549

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $1579 $1421$519
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $1579 $1421$519
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $1619 $1457$569
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $1649 $1484$599
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $1649 $1484$599
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1739 $1565$619
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1849 $1664$659
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1829 $1646$639
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1789 $1610$589
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1789 $1610$589
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1789 $1610$589
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1789 $1610$589
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1819 $1637$629
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1849 $1664$629
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1869 $1682$679
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1879 $1691$689
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1879 $1691$689
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1879 $1691$689
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1929 $1736$759
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1929 $1736$759
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1929 $1736$759
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1859 $1673$669
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1719 $1547$659
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1719 $1547$659
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1659 $1493$589
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1619 $1457$569
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1619 $1457$569
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1589 $1430$519
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1579 $1421$519
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1649 $1484$599
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1649 $1484$599
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1729 $1556$599
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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