China Delights from Hong Kong

SG33: 13 Days Small Group Tour to Hong Kong - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai
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 - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong
  • Cruise on the meandering Li River & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Hong Kong
Airport-hotel transport by yourself.
Upon landing at Hong Kong Airport, please find your own way to the hotel that has been reserved by us. You may take direct Airport Shuttle Bus for about 45 minutes and with a cost of HK$130 to the hotel. 

The hotel stands in the prosperous Tsim Sha Tsui District, a famous shopping center in Hong Kong that brims with malls, snack stores and restaurants. After settled, you may stroll around to feel the charm of Hong Kong being the shoppers' paradise. The nearby New Town Plaza and Harbor City are good destinations to kill the night.
 
Accommodation: Regal Kowloon Hotel
Day 2 Hong Kong
Full day is free for your independent exploration with our suggestions. (B)
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
We only reserve the hotel for your two nights' stay in Hong Kong and there is no guided tour arranged during your staying there. You can design your self-exploration route of this international metropolis to cut the price down. The convenient transportation in Hong Kong makes it possible to access to most famous attractions easily.

You are suggested to take Tsuen Wan Line to the Central District first and take the Peak Tram to the Victoria Peak, where you can see the whole island under your feet. Promenading along the Aberdeen and Repulse Bay should also be a good recreation. The Stanley Market in the south of Hong Kong is a wonderful destination as well to find singular gadgets and taste snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Hong Kong - Beijing
Fly to Beijing, Pick up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today, you will leave for Beijing by air. You may take the airport shuttle bus, airbus A21 or hail a taxi directly to the airport. The flight ticket will be booked by us in advance.

After 3.5 hours' flight, you will land at Beijing Capital International Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you outside the customs. After a warm greeting, you will be transferred to the hotel by a comfortable drive. The arrangement for the remainder of the day is free on your own leisure.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 4 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Forbidden City, Beijing
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Tiananmen Square at the heart of Beijing City. Then, you will be led to walk through the Tiananmen Tower on the opposite side of the road to reach the Forbidden City, where you can admire the luxury palaces of the imperial family during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911).

After getting out of the royal complex, we will arrange an a la carte lunch in a famous restaurant to let you have a taste of the authentic Chinese food and try the special Peking Roast Duck. The lunch fare is CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Temple of Heaven, once the sacred royal altar for emperors to pray for the blessings from the heaven. This evening, a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre will be arranged to let you enjoy this art closely. You must have admired Chinese Kung Fu in many action movies before and are eager to see it by yourself.

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, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our group at the Great Wall
In many people's eyes, the Great Wall is regarded as the symbol of China. Visiting China's Great Wall must be on most travelers' bucket list. Today, we will arrange an exploration of Mutianyu Great Wall in the morning. Climbing the Great Wall is really energy-consuming, we have specially arranged the round-way cable car for you. 

Lunch is not included today, so we suggest you have a meal in a fast food restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. Our guide will be happy to recommend some restaurants for your choice. 

On the way back to the downtown, you will pass by the Olympic Park to have an overlook of the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and National Aquatics Center (Water Cube). Before getting back to the hotel, you will have some free time at a featured local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Having a tired hike on the Great Wall yesterday, this morning we will arrange a relaxing tour to the former royal resort, Summer Palace. You will have a chance to experience the recreations that the imperial family had done hundreds of years ago, like boating at your own expense on the Kunming Lake, viewing scenery from the Marble Boat and the Long Gallery. As the last tour activity in Beijing, we will arrange you an exploration in the quaint and crisscrossing Hutongs clustered with old gray-brick courtyards. As the residences of authentic Beijingers, they are considered the best places to delve into the culture and local lifestyle of this historical city. Taking a rickshaw along the Hutongs and trying your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting could be unique travel experiences. 

Around noon, you will be transferred to an elaborately-decorated restaurant to have an a la carte lunch. The meal is valued at CNY150 per person and is included in our price.

Your Beijing tour will come to an end at this point. Our guide and driver will take you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. After landing in Xi'an, the guide of the coming Xi'an tour will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

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, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Xi'an is famous for housing the world's eighth wonder, Terracotta Army. Your guided Xi'an group tour will start with this huge project. Thousands of pottery soldiers and chariots were buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210 BC). The large military troops have been protecting the first emperor of China for over 2,200 years. 

In order to let you taste authentic Xi'an dishes, we will arrange a home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family. The lunch is valued CNY120 per person and is also included in our price. Also you can learn how to cook Chinese food for free. 

Being the capital of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) for around 300 years, Xi'an is endowed with many traces of that period. In the afternoon, we will arrange a stop to Xi'an Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda built at the time. Although the top of the pagoda has been destroyed because of several earthquakes and has not been repaired yet, it leaves the Small Wild Goose Pagoda an incomplete beauty.

At night, our guide will take you to Shaanxi Song and Dance Theater to enjoy splendid performances, which tell the stories of the Tang Dynasty and reproduce the luxury imperial life on stage. You will also be treated with dumpling dinner.

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

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 8 Xi'an
Observe local life in the park, One-hour Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter. (B+L)
Xi'an City Wall
After breakfast, we will start the visit to the City Wall Park. Experience the local lifestyle by enjoying the recreational activities and taking part in a one-hour Tai Chi practice with the master. Then our guide will take you to the City Wall. As the landmark of Xi'an, the City Wall has guarded the city's central area for over 600 years. You can either take a walk or rent a bike at your expense to have an exciting cycling on the wall. 

After having an a la carte lunch valuing CNY120.00 per person at a well-known restaurant, continue your China group tour from Hong Kong to Shaanxi History Museum. With precious antique exhibits on display, you will have a better understanding of the profound history and civilization of China. Proceed on a trip to the Great Mosque. Unlike the commonly-seen dome-roofed Islamic buildings, this one was built as a traditional Chinese architecture with sloping roof and upturned cornices. For the rest of the day, we will leave some free time for you to explore the nearby Muslim Quarter, which is known as the best place to taste Xi'an snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 9 Xi'an - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
Today, you are going to leave Xi'an for your next destination, Guilin. Your Guilin sightseeing will start immediately after you land at Guilin Airport. Our guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you directly to the Reed Flute Cave. Bizarre limestones are clustered inside the cave, turning this place into a crystal palace under the dazzling light. Elephant Trunk Hill is today's last stop. Here, you will see a 'stone elephant' playing with water at the riverbank. After that, our guide will lead you to the hotel and help you check in the booked hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 10 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (B+L)
Li River Cruise, Guilin
Taking the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo can be one of the highlights of this two weeks China small group tour. The scenery of hills and water along the way is like an endless landscape painting. You will pass by many famous sights, such as Wangfu Rock, Mural Hill, and Yellow Cloth Shoal. The cruise will take 4 to 5 hours. Although lunch is provided onboard, it is the simple Chinese lunch box which may not be to your taste. So, we advise you have a big breakfast at the hotel before we drive you to the dock. 

Disembark at Yangshuo and follow the guide to the lively West Street. Continue your Yangshuo trip to view the idyllic rural landscape. Have a stop by a local villager's home on the way to know more about their livings. After a countryside trip in Yangshuo, our guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
Guilin is famed for housing the beautiful natural scenes. Your next destination, Shanghai, is both a typical metropolis brimming with towering skyscrapers and a cultural city with a lot of historical traces. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport for your onward flight to Shanghai.

Upon landing at Shanghai Airport, you will meet your guide there and then take a comfortable ride to your hotel. The rest time of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 12 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 at night
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and lead you to the first stop, Shanghai Museum. You have already had a thorough view of the history of China in Shaanxi History Museum, while Shanghai Museum is like a comprehensive art expo to admire exquisite artworks, especially bronze ware, porcelain, and paintings. Continue our visit to Yu Garden with the guide's accompany. Feeling solemn wandering around the royal architecture in Beijing, but inside Yu Garden, you will definitely feel peaceful with bridges, pavilions, and ponds around you. Then we will leave you some free time at the nearby Yu Bazaar. 

This noon, we arrange an a la carte farewell lunch in a popular restaurant. The lunch values CNY120 per person and is included in our price. 

After lunch, you will be driven to the Former French Concession, seeing the well preserved buildings that show the history of Shanghai. Proceed to the Bund Area on the western bank of Huangpu River to enjoy both the western-style buildings of 1920s and spectacular skyline of Lujiazui Financial & Trade Center on the opposite bank. You will then take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River.

After that, you will be driven back to the hotel. Our guide will meet you in the lobby and offer you some boarding tips for tomorrow's flight and say bon voyage to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch 
Day 13 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Your two-week China small group tour will draw an end today. Due to different flight schedules of the group members, the transportation to the airport is not included in the package. You need to get to the airport on your own for your homeward flight. Taxi is the most convenient way to get to the airport and it is less expensive in China. We wish you a nice journey home. If you want to extend your visit, please contact your travel consultant. We will be pleased to help.

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
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 03(Thu) Jan 15(Tue) $2209 $1943$699
Jan 17(Thu) Jan 29(Tue) $2159 $1899$639
Feb. 2019Feb 22(Fri) Mar 06(Wed) $2159 $1899$639
Mar. 2019Mar 03(Sun) Mar 15(Fri) $2179 $1917$659
Mar 10(Sun) Mar 22(Fri) $2209 $1943$689
Mar 24(Sun) Apr 05(Fri) $2309 $2031$689
Apr. 2019Apr 02(Tue) Apr 14(Sun) $2429 $2137$729
Apr 09(Tue) Apr 21(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
Apr 16(Tue) Apr 28(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
Apr 23(Tue) May 05(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
May. 2019May 07(Tue) May 19(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
May 14(Tue) May 26(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
May 21(Tue) Jun 02(Sun) $2429 $2137$789
May 28(Tue) Jun 09(Sun) $2409 $2119$729
Jun. 2019Jun 04(Tue) Jun 16(Sun) $2409 $2119$729
Jun 11(Tue) Jun 23(Sun) $2409 $2119$729
Jun 18(Tue) Jun 30(Sun) $2439 $2146$719
Jun 25(Tue) Jul 07(Sun) $2339 $2058$709
Jul. 2019Jul 02(Tue) Jul 14(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Jul 09(Tue) Jul 21(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Jul 16(Tue) Jul 28(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Jul 23(Tue) Aug 04(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Jul 30(Tue) Aug 11(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Aug. 2019Aug 06(Tue) Aug 18(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Aug 13(Tue) Aug 25(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Aug 20(Tue) Sep 01(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Aug 27(Tue) Sep 08(Sun) $2469 $2172$709
Sep. 2019Sep 03(Tue) Sep 15(Sun) $2479 $2181$729
Sep 10(Tue) Sep 22(Sun) $2479 $2181$729
Sep 17(Tue) Sep 29(Sun) $2479 $2181$729
Oct. 2019Oct 01(Tue) Oct 13(Sun) $2559 $2251$839
Oct 08(Tue) Oct 20(Sun) $2529 $2225$799
Oct 15(Tue) Oct 27(Sun) $2569 $2260$839
Oct 22(Tue) Nov 03(Sun) $2499 $2199$839
Oct 29(Tue) Nov 10(Sun) $2359 $2075$839
Nov. 2019Nov 05(Tue) Nov 17(Sun) $2359 $2075$839
Nov 19(Tue) Dec 01(Sun) $2189 $1926$669
Dec. 2019Dec 06(Fri) Dec 18(Wed) $2169 $1908$659
Dec 20(Fri) Jan 01(Tue) $2169 $1908$659
Jan. 2020Jan 03(Fri) Jan 15(Wed) $2169 $1908$659
Feb. 2020Feb 11(Tue) Feb 23(Sun) $2169 $1908$659
Mar. 2020Mar 03(Tue) Mar 15(Sun) $2169 $1908$659
Mar 10(Tue) Mar 22(Sun) $2169 $1908$659
Mar 24(Tue) Apr 05(Sun) $2279 $2005$689

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 18(Tue) $1879$609
Dec 20(Thu) Jan 01(Tue) $1879$609

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

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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    Posted on November 16, 2018
    We have taken a group tour to Hong Kong, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai. It was a very enjoyable trip, providing a great introduction to China. Our Beijing and Guilin guides were exceptionally good but I found the Shanghai leg to be a little disappointing. I felt our guide rushed us through all our activities in one day, leaving our final day a little vacant. But overall it was a fantastic trip and I would not hesitate to recommend Travel China Guide in future. I thank you again for your outstanding advice and co-operation. ... More
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