Hong Kong & Ancient Cities

SG34: 8 Days Small Group Tour to Hong Kong - Beijing - Xian
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
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong
  • Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Hong Kong
Airport-hotel transport by yourself.
Upon arrival at Hong Kong Airport, you may take a taxi or the hotel coach to B P International Hotel we have booked for you. The hotel is located in the prosperous shopping center, Tsim Sha Tsum District. After settling down, you can set out to explore the surrounding malls. 300 yards north of the hotel is the famous night market, Temple Street, where you can pamper your stomach with various delicious snacks.

We only reserve the accommodation for your two nights' stay in Hong Kong. How to arrange your Hong Kong tour is totally up to you. As an international metropolis, Hong Kong has easy access to most attractions, which can help you achieve the self-exploration of the city. We also recommend some destinations for your reference.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Accommodation: B P International House
Day 2 Hong Kong
Free time for the day. (B)
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
From the hotel, you are advised to reach the Central District by Tsuen Wan Line first. There, you can take the Peak Tram to ascend the Victoria Peak, a renowned viewing point to see the panorama of the whole island and take good pictures. All the way to the south seashore, you may get to know the local fishermen's life and taste the fresh seafood at Aberdeen, or enjoy the wonderful seascape lying on the golden beach of the Repulse Bay. You are recommended to end today's sightseeing with an exploration at the Stanley Market, where you can buy souvenirs of Hong Kong features.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Hong Kong - Beijing
Take a flight to Beijing by yourself. Pick up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
After checking out of the hotel, it's time for you to head for the airport by hotel coach or taxi for your onward flight to Beijing. The air tickets will be booked for you by us in advance.

Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, our guide will meet you outside the customs and give you a warm welcome. Then, you will be driven to the hotel. Along the way, our guide will make a brief introduction of the city and the following Beijing group tour. After you check in the hotel, the remainder of the day is left for your own arrangement.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 4 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Our group visiting the Forbidden City, Beijing
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the lobby and accompany you to the first stop of your Beijing tour, Tiananmen Square. Then, you will be guided to the Forbidden City, which is behind the Tiananmen Tower. This large crimson complex once served as the royal palace for more than 500 years with nearly 10,000 rooms inside.

After wandering around the luxury royal complex, you will be treated with authentic Chinese food at a famous restaurant. The price for this a la carte lunch is CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. Taking a short rest after the meal, you will be accompanied to the Temple of Heaven. In the old days, emperors used to perform sacrificial rituals at the altar in the temple to pray for peace and prosperity of the country.

At night, you will feast your eyes on a spectacular Chinese Kung Fu show at the Red Theater. You might have seen fights like boxing and wrestling before, but Kung Fu performance, not that fierce, gives a totally different spectacle and entertains you with its unique skills and nimble moves.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch
Day 5 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Badaling Great Wall
Besides historical sites in downtown area, the outskirt of Beijing is also worth exploring. Today, we first arrange a half-day tour for you to the Badaling Great Wall, which is 50 miles away from the city center. Built along rolling ridges, stone steps can be a little steep in some sections and it will take a lot of energy to finish the whole hiking. Please wear comfortable shoes and have a big breakfast at the hotel. Pack some snacks and bottled water for there is few booths on the wall for food supply.

Today's lunch is not arranged by us. You are advised to have some fast food near the Great Wall. Our guide will recommend some restaurants for your choice. After that, we will drive to the next stop, Sacred Way. Vivid sculptures of auspicious beasts and guards on the two sides have been protecting this 4-mile path to the Ming Tombs for nearly 500 years.

On the way back to the urban area, we will pass by the National Olympic Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube). The buildings will be lightened in the evening. You can take good pictures of them at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Going through a tired trip on the previous day, you will have a relaxing time on your last day in Beijing. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the once imperial resort, Summer Palace. The Long Gallery and Marble Boat at the lakeside are good viewing points. After that, you will be led to enjoy an a la carte lunch at a well-decorated restaurant. The meal is valued at CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

Having seen many magnificent royal buildings, we will arrange an exploration of the old Beijingers' lifestyle among Hutongs. These narrow flagstone-paved alleys are like time tunnels with quaint gray-brick courtyards along the way. Wandering around must make you feel like being dragged back to the past.

Your guided Beijing tour will end at this point. The guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to the next destination of this China small group tour, Xian. Upon arrival, our local guide will come and get you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. After check-in, please have a good rest tonight and get ready for your next day's Xian group tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 7 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 Army, Xian
Xian is one of the oldest cities in China with over 3,000 years of history. Today's sightseeing will start with the Terracotta Army Museum, where you can see the superb handicrafts early in the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). After around one hour's drive, you will arrive at the museum. There, thousands of pottery soldiers and chariots were made to reproduce the military formation of the once invincible Qin army. This huge project was buried to protect the first emperor of the united China, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.

At noon, we will arrange a home cooked a la carte lunch in a local family. Not only can you taste the authentic Xian cuisines, the hospitable host may also teach you one or two dishes if you are interested. The lunch costs CNY120.00 per person and is also included in our price. Then, continue your trip to the Jianfu Temple to visit the Xian Museum and have a look of the 1,200-year-old Small Wild Goose Pagoda inside. You may also wander around the temple to feel its quietness and historical atmosphere.

This evening will be highlighted by a splendid performance at the Shaanxi Song and Dance Theater. Actors dressed in splendid costumes will perform stories that happened during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). You will be treated with featured Dumpling Dinner while enjoying the show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch, dinner
Day 8 Departure from Xian
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B+L)
Our travel consultant with her clients
It is the last day of your one-week China small group tour. But you still have a whole morning to further explore the city. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the ancient City Wall. The well-preserved City Wall was originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) to protect the old city of Xian. Nowadays, cycling along the wall is a must-do activity for many travelers. You are recommended to rent a bike on your own expense to have a quick view of the whole city. After that, you will be accompanied to the Shaanxi History Museum. More than 370,000 precious items are on display, varying from the primitive stone tools of the Prehistoric Times to the daily supplies during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).

At noon, a farewell lunch will be arranged in a famous restaurant and the price of CNY120.00 per person is included in our price. After lunch, our guide will escort you to the hotel and say goodbye. Due to different flight schedules of the group members, transfer service to the Xian Airport is not included in our arrangement. Please get to the airport on your own at least 3 hours before your homeward flight.

If you need help to reserve the onward flights or plan an extension itinerary, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for travelling with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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 in January, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 03(Thu) Jan 10(Thu) $1349 $1187$369
Jan 17(Thu) Jan 24(Thu) $1349 $1187$369
Feb. 2019Feb 22(Fri) Mar 01(Fri) $1339 $1178$359
Mar. 2019Mar 03(Sun) Mar 10(Sun) $1419 $1248$449
Mar 10(Sun) Mar 17(Sun) $1419 $1248$449
Mar 24(Sun) Mar 31(Sun) $1419 $1248$449
Apr. 2019Apr 02(Tue) Apr 09(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
Apr 09(Tue) Apr 16(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
Apr 16(Tue) Apr 23(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
Apr 23(Tue) Apr 30(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
May. 2019May 07(Tue) May 14(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
May 14(Tue) May 21(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
May 21(Tue) May 28(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
May 28(Tue) Jun 04(Tue) $1489 $1310$439
Jun. 2019Jun 04(Tue) Jun 11(Tue) $1459 $1283$399
Jun 11(Tue) Jun 18(Tue) $1459 $1283$399
Jun 18(Tue) Jun 25(Tue) $1459 $1283$399
Jun 25(Tue) Jul 02(Tue) $1459 $1283$399
Jul. 2019Jul 02(Tue) Jul 09(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Jul 09(Tue) Jul 16(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Jul 16(Tue) Jul 23(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Jul 23(Tue) Jul 30(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Jul 30(Tue) Aug 06(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Aug. 2019Aug 06(Tue) Aug 13(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Aug 13(Tue) Aug 20(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Aug 20(Tue) Aug 27(Tue) $1519 $1336$439
Aug 27(Tue) Sep 03(Tue) $1499 $1319$449
Sep. 2019Sep 03(Tue) Sep 10(Tue) $1529 $1345$499
Sep 10(Tue) Sep 17(Tue) $1529 $1345$499
Sep 17(Tue) Sep 24(Tue) $1529 $1345$499
Oct. 2019Oct 01(Tue) Oct 08(Tue) $1589 $1398$539
Oct 08(Tue) Oct 15(Tue) $1589 $1398$539
Oct 15(Tue) Oct 22(Tue) $1589 $1398$539
Oct 22(Tue) Oct 29(Tue) $1589 $1398$539
Oct 29(Tue) Nov 05(Tue) $1529 $1345$539
Nov. 2019Nov 05(Tue) Nov 12(Tue) $1459 $1283$459
Nov 19(Tue) Nov 26(Tue) $1399 $1231$409
Dec. 2019Dec 06(Fri) Dec 13(Fri) $1389 $1222$409
Dec 20(Fri) Dec 27(Fri) $1389 $1222$409
Jan. 2020Jan 03(Fri) Jan 10(Fri) $1349 $1214$369
Feb. 2020Feb 11(Tue) Feb 18(Tue) $1349 $1214$369
Mar. 2020Mar 03(Tue) Mar 10(Tue) $1419 $1277$449
Mar 10(Tue) Mar 17(Tue) $1419 $1277$449
Mar 24(Tue) Mar 31(Tue) $1419 $1277$449

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Early Bird Savings: 5% off, book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Dec. 2018Dec 06(Thu) Dec 13(Thu) $1289$419
Dec 20(Thu) Dec 27(Thu) $1289 $1224$419

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare
  • 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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Questions & Answers
Asked by Jessye Ng from SG | Sep. 13, 2018 01:29Reply
Is there Bullet Train from Hong Kong to Shantou and Chaozhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason | Sep. 13, 2018 20:14

Hi Jessye, there is no direct bullet train from Hongkong to Shantou and Chaozhou right now. But the good news is that Guangzhou-Hong Kong High-speed Railway is expected to open soon at the end of September this year. You may keep an eye on this.

For your reference, I've heard that there is one tour-bus line from Hongkong to Shantou city. You can take it at the Kowloon Bay Richland Gardens, Wah Fu Estate, Queen's Road West or Jordan Culture Road Stations. It departs at around 9:30am-10:30am and takes 5 hours or so to Shantou City. For more details, you are suggested to check online.

As for the route from Hong Kong to Chaozhou, you can transfer to Shenzhen North Station first and then take the train to Chaoshan Station in Chaozhou City. And if you would like to go to Shantou City from Chaoshan Station, you can take Bus No. 181, spending around 50 mintues.
Asked by Jessye Ng from SG | Aug. 09, 2018 04:57Reply
How to take an express bus or a train from HK airport to Shantou pls>
Answers (1)
Answered by Barry | Aug. 09, 2018 18:03

From the airport, you can take Bus E22A or A29 to Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong Road Station, from where you can walk or hail a taxi to Kowloon Bay Qi Ren Street. The distance between Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong Road and Kowloon Bay Qi Ren Street is around 1.1 km, and the charge will be around HKD 20 if you hail a taxi.

Upon arrival, you may take the direct shuttle bus to Shantou. The departing time is 9:30am, and the bus journey will be around 5 hours.
Asked by Jessye Ng from SINGAPORE | Aug. 07, 2018 22:07Reply
Is there a long distance epress bus from Shantou to Hong Kong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from USA | Aug. 08, 2018 18:48

Yes, you can take a direct bus at Regency Hotel, Shantou to HK, the departure time is at 9:00 and 16:00.
Asked by Travis Bates from UNITED STATES | Apr. 23, 2018 19:38Reply
Hong kong
What are some great places to take a teenager in Hong Kong? Any places I can go without having a Visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cynthia | Apr. 26, 2018 03:32

If you hold US passports, you can stay in Hong Kong for 90 days without having a visa.

The main attractions in Hong Kong are Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak, Madame Tussauds, Causeway Bay, Repulse Bay, Lantau Island, Central Hong Kong, etc. As you have children, the Ocean Park and Disneyland Resort are also highly recommended.
Asked by Alex from FRANCE | Feb. 24, 2018 18:08Reply
hong kong airport to new world millennium hotel
I am traveling to HK by myself and which is the cheaper options to go from Airport to NEW WORLD MILLENNIUM HOTEL (Tsim Sha Tsui) is it MRT, TAXI, UBER or shuttle bus?

Look forward to hear from you soon

Answers (1)
Answered by Johnson from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 25, 2018 20:37

Shuttle bus is the cheapest way. You can take no. A21 and get off at the 17th stop - Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South. It takes 75min and 33HKD. Your hotel then can be reached within 3-5min by walking.
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