Oriental Discovery

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. 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. 

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 and 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. 

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
 Friendly Tips

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. A high speed train to Hong Kong. Railway station-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 West Railway Station to take a 3-hour's high speed train to Hong Kong. Your escorted tour ends here. 

Upon arrival at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, you can either choose to take a taxi or have a 12 minutes' walk to reach the 3-star B P International Hotel we booked for you as the distance is only about 850 meters. After exiting from the station, you can walk south on Lin Cheung Road for about 250 meters and turn left onto Austion Road West. Continue to head east along on the street for about 450 meters. Turn right to Austin Road and take the right hand side sidewalk, you will find the hotel is 150 meters ahead. If you take a taxi directly, the ride takes around 5 minutes and costs HK$22 or so.

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 
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $1639$709
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $1639$709
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $1639$709
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $1639$699
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $1509$679
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $1509$679
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $1379$559
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $1339 $1272$539
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1339 $1205$549

Remark: 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
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $1369 $1204$509
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $1369 $1204$509
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $1409 $1239$559
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $1439 $1266$599
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $1439 $1266$599
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1529 $1345$619
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1639 $1442$649
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1619 $1424$629
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1569 $1380$579
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1569 $1380$579
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1569 $1380$579
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1569 $1380$579
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1609 $1415$619
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1629 $1433$619
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1649 $1451$669
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1659 $1459$689
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1659 $1459$689
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1659 $1459$689
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1719 $1512$749
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1719 $1512$749
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1719 $1512$749
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1649 $1451$659
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1509 $1327$649
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1509 $1327$649
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1439 $1266$579
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1409 $1239$559
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1409 $1239$559
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1369 $1232$519
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1369 $1232$509
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1439 $1295$599
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1439 $1295$599
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1509 $1358$599

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • 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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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
10% off - book 60 days in advance
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