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SG36: 10 Days Small Group Tour of Hong Kong - Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 9 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the most impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Hong Kong
Our group at Stanley Market, Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a convenient public transport, including subway, buses, trams, ferries, and taxis. Besides, English is widely spoken in Hong Kong. You can easily get to the destinations and explore the city freely by yourself. To save the cost for you, we only reserve the two-night hotel stay for you in Hong Kong. All transfers and sightseeing visits will be on your own arrangement. 

Upon arrival at Hong Kong Airport, please find your way to Regal Kowloon Hotel booked by us. The hotel occupies a favorable location. It is close to East Tsim Sha Tsui Subway Station, New Town Plaza and Harbor City. Also, you can find many restaurants nearby. For your reference, you can take Airport Shuttle Bus to the hotel directly. It costs HKD 130 per person for single way, and takes around 45 minutes. You can also get to the hotel by taxi. The taxi fare is around HKD 310.
 
Accommodation: Regal Kowloon Hotel
Day 2 Hong Kong
Have breakfast in the hotel. We have some suggestions for your visiting today. You may take the bus or a taxi to the Victoria Peak, where you can have a panoramic view of the rippling Victoria Harbor and the whole city. Or, you may promenade along the graceful Repulse Bay or Aberdeen Harbor to enjoy the seaside view. Additionally, you can buy some delicate handicrafts and souvenirs at Stanley Market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Hong Kong - Beijing
Fly to Beijing, Pick up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today, you will head for the airport by airport shuttle bus, bus A21 or taxi on your own, and then catch a flight to Beijing. The air ticket will be booked by us and we will inform you the schedule in advance. Upon landing at Beijing Capital Airport, our professional guide will meet you outside the customs, and then the driver will transfer you to the hotel with a comfortable drive. The remainder of the day is free for you to rest or explore the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 4 Beijing
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Forbidden City, Beijing
Today's China group tour from Hong Kong will start with Tiananmen Square. After breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied by our guide to this famous city square. The guide will show you around to see solemn buildings around the square, including Tiananmen Tower, Monument to People's Heroes, and National Museum of China. Behind Tiananmen Tower is the Forbidden City, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Emperors used to deal with state affairs and resided with their royal family there. The grand halls and palaces with delicate decorations will remind you of their past glory. 

Then, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant, which is valued at CNY 150 per person and included in our price. The restaurant serves you delicious and authentic Chinese food including the special roasted Peking Duck.  

In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors worshipped the Heaven and prayed for a good harvest. The evening will be highlighted by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater. The marvelous martial arts show will definitely astonish you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 5 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall. While walking on the wall, you can touch the antique blue bricks, admire the grand emplacements, or take photos inside exquisite watchtowers. It will leave you an unforgettable memory. The cable car ride will take you up and down from the wall. 

Today's lunch is on your own arrangement because the restaurants in the mountain area are not so good. You can choose to have a simple lunch with our guide's suggestions. 

Afterwards, we will return to downtown Beijing and have some leisure time at a famous local market before getting back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today's itinerary starts with the Summer Palace, the imperial garden during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The guide will show you around to see traditional pavilions and bridges in perfect harmony with Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. Next, we will stop at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest) for you to appreciate its unique building and take nice photos.

After that, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a decent restaurant specially arranged for you. The lunch is valued at CNY 150 per person and included in our price.

In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to trace old Beijing culture at Hutongs and traditional courtyards. Besides, learning to make Chinese paper cutting with a folk artist will also be an exciting experience for your China tours. Then you will be taken to Beijing Capital Airport for a flight to Xi'an. Upon landing, our Xi'an local guide will escort you to the hotel and help you with check-in procedures.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 7 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
In the morning, our guide and driver will take you to the Terracotta Army Museum. The life-sized pottery warriors stand or squat in battle array, wearing different facial expressions. Also, you will see terracotta battle steeds, exquisite bronze chariots, as well as many kinds of ancient weapons there, showing the powerful military strength of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207BC). 

Then, you will be invited to a local family and enjoy an a la carte lunch, which is valued at CNY 120 per person and included in our price. It will be an unforgettable experience to taste authentic home cooked food and try how to cook Chinese food in a local family. 

In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to Xi'an Museum, and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) for storing Buddhist sutras brought back from India. You can ascend the top along the winding wooden stairs to have a bird's eye view of the surroundings. In the evening, you will be entertained with the fabulous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while enjoying the delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

The show along with the dumpling dinner is not available in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec. Clients taking tours during the months will enjoy a free evening for this day.
Day 8 Xi'an - Shanghai
Observe local life in the park, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
In the morning, our guide will accompany you to the City Wall Park. You can take a leisure walk along the park and join to practice Tai Chi with a master. Then we come to the time-honored City Wall. If you are interested, you may have a try of cycling on the Wall, which is highly commended by our former clients. Bike rental fee is not included in the tour price. 

Afterwards, an a la carte lunch will be served at a well-known restaurant, which is valued at CNY 120 per person and included in our price. 

In the afternoon, the guide and driver will see you off at Xi'an Airport, where you will catch a flight to Shanghai. Upon landing, our Shanghai local guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 9 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
Today's itinerary starts with Shanghai Museum, which shows ancient Chinese artworks, including bronze ware, porcelain, paintings and calligraphy. Then, our guide will lead you to Yu Garden and its nearby bazaar. Yu Garden is a typical representative of classical gardens of south region. There are ancient halls, small ponds, waterside pavilions, small bridges, old opera stages, as well as many cultural relics. The tranquil atmosphere will delight and relax you. 

After that, you will enjoy an a la carte farewell lunch which is valued at CNY 120 and included in our price.

In the afternoon, we will arrange a visit to the well-preserved old buildings at the Former French Concession. Then we continue to the waterfront sightseeing belt, the Bund. Walking around, you can see a number of skyscrapers on the eastern bank, and many exotic buildings on the western bank. Besides, you will take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. After the trip is completed, we will drive back to the hotel and our guide will say bon voyage to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 10 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today, your 10 days' China small group tour from Hong Kong comes to an end. The hotel-airport transfer service is not included because of the different flight schedules of the group members. You are suggested to reserve a taxi from your hotel. Taxi in China is quite convenient and less expensive. We wish you a nice trip home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jul 21(Tue)Jul 30(Thu)$2209$669
Jul 28(Tue)Aug 06(Thu)$2209$669
Aug 04(Tue)Aug 13(Thu)$2209$669
Aug 11(Tue)Aug 20(Thu)$2209$669
Aug 18(Tue)Aug 27(Thu)$2209$669
Aug 25(Tue)Sep 03(Thu)$2189$689
Sep 01(Tue)Sep 10(Thu)$2189$719
Sep 08(Tue)Sep 17(Thu)$2189$719
Sep 15(Tue)Sep 24(Thu)$2189$719
Sep 22(Tue)Oct 01(Thu)$2189$719
Oct 06(Tue)Oct 15(Thu)$2189$719
Oct 13(Tue)Oct 22(Thu)$2279$819
Oct 20(Tue)Oct 29(Thu)$2279$819
Oct 27(Tue)Nov 05(Thu)$2149$819
Nov 03(Tue)Nov 12(Thu)$2149$819
Nov 10(Tue)Nov 19(Thu)$2139$809
Nov 17(Tue)Nov 26(Thu)$1979$659
Dec 07(Mon)Dec 16(Wed)$1969$649
Dec 21(Mon)Dec 30(Wed)$1969$649
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 07(Thu)Jan 16(Sat)$1829$589
Feb 18(Thu)Feb 27(Sat)$1829$589
Mar 02(Tue)Mar 11(Thu)$1869$629
Mar 09(Tue)Mar 18(Thu)$1869$629
Mar 23(Tue)Apr 01(Thu)$1869$629
Mar 30(Tue)Apr 08(Thu)$2029$649
Apr 06(Tue)Apr 15(Thu)$2029$659
Apr 13(Tue)Apr 22(Thu)$2029$659
Apr 20(Tue)Apr 29(Thu)$2029$659
May 04(Tue)May 13(Thu)$2029$659
May 11(Tue)May 20(Thu)$2029$659
May 18(Tue)May 27(Thu)$2029$659
May 25(Tue)Jun 03(Thu)$2039$639
Jun 01(Tue)Jun 10(Thu)$2029$629
Jun 08(Tue)Jun 17(Thu)$2029$629
Jun 15(Tue)Jun 24(Thu)$2029$629
Jun 22(Tue)Jul 01(Thu)$2029$629
Jun 29(Tue)Jul 08(Thu)$2069$629
Jul 06(Tue)Jul 15(Thu)$2069$629
Jul 13(Tue)Jul 22(Thu)$2069$629
Jul 20(Tue)Jul 29(Thu)$2069$629
Jul 27(Tue)Aug 05(Thu)$2069$629
Aug 03(Tue)Aug 12(Thu)$2069$629
Aug 10(Tue)Aug 19(Thu)$2069$629
Aug 17(Tue)Aug 26(Thu)$2069$629
Aug 24(Tue)Sep 02(Thu)$2049$639
Aug 31(Tue)Sep 09(Thu)$2049$669
Sep 07(Tue)Sep 16(Thu)$2049$669
Sep 14(Tue)Sep 23(Thu)$2049$669
Sep 21(Tue)Sep 30(Thu)$2049$669
Oct 05(Tue)Oct 14(Thu)$2049$669
Oct 12(Tue)Oct 21(Thu)$2139$769
Oct 19(Tue)Oct 28(Thu)$2139$769
Oct 26(Tue)Nov 04(Thu)$2019$769
Nov 02(Tue)Nov 11(Thu)$2019$769
Nov 09(Tue)Nov 18(Thu)$2009$759
Nov 18(Thu)Nov 27(Sat)$1859$619
Dec 12(Sun)Dec 21(Tue)$1849$609
Dec 21(Tue)Dec 30(Thu)$1849$609
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
Why Travel With Us
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers
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    5.02 Reviews
    Richard Young
    Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    Posted on December 18, 2018
    We were most impressed in how the entire journey was handled. Having booked it over the internet, there was a concern as to whether it will happen but it did. Everything that was stated in the itinerary was met. We enjoy our adventure to China and were pleased to offer our reviews and suggestions to help others who intend to take the trip.

    Guides and drivers were all committed to please and ensure that all our needs were met. The guides were showing a good knowledge about the attractions and confined to answering all our questions. They were all pleasant and that made the vacation even more enjoyable. We especially enjoy our stay with the guide in Xian. I only have a suggestion. We were served too many dishes at lunch. I think the guides were interested in ensuring we got enough dishes. I would have preferred less with higher $ value. I think they were conscious that there is a limit. Drivers have a good driving skills and cars are clean and comfortable. Sheraton in Xian was better than the hotel in Beijing. We would recommend the tour to our friends who wish to visit China and will remember this happy travel experience. ... More
    Fawn B
    USA
    Posted on November 17, 2018
    My mother and I had a chance to join this organized group tour, which has been far exceeded anything we expect. The guides were wonderful and they made the tour especially wonderful for us. The hotels, and the restaurants were all great. We are grateful to Selina for making special preparations for our vegetarian meals as I am sure it was difficult in a group tour. The drivers and cars and schedules all went smoothly. I am enthralled with China and hope to return again for an extended period next year. Because of this tour I feel that my eyes, mind and heart have been opened, I couldn't have asked for a better educational and entertaining experience. I will recommend TRAVELCHINAGUIDE to others and use it again. ... More
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