Guangzhou Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your exclusive journey! On arrival into Beijing International Airport you will be met by and On The Go Representative and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon walk in the gardens of the Summer Palace with afternoon tea at the Aman hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, followed by a tour of the ancient hutong district by rickshaw. Eat lunch in a Chinese family’s home, followed by a paper-cutting lesson. End the day with a visit to Jing Shan Park for a bird’s-eye view of the Forbidden City.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Today we have a full day excursion to the Great Wall at Jinshanling Pass, a quiet and dramatic section of the wall.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

This morning we enjoy a visit to the Temple of Heaven, where you can also see locals practicing Tai Chi in the surrounding park. We then head off to the airport for your flight to Xian. Here, our driver awaits to take you onto your hotel.

Day 5: Xi'an

Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors, followed by a visit to the Xian Art Museum with a lesson in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to the Bell and Drum Towers, the Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque, and stroll among the stalls of the bazaar. Optional evening excursion to enjoy a Tang dynasty music performance with dinner.

Day 6: Xi'an - Guilin

This morning we tour the city walls, then continue to the Wild Goose Pagoda. Afternoon visit to the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) then fly to Guilin where on arrival we transfer you to your hotel.

Day 7: Guilin

Today we take a cruise down the Li river, past a landscape of limestone hills, fishing villages and rice fields. Arriving into Yangshuo, enjoy a brief time to explore before returning to your Guilin hotel.

Day 8: Guilin - Chengdu

This morning we drive to Longsheng. Here, we explore the rice terraces of the Dragon’s Backbone! Beginning at the base of Mt Longji the verdant green rice fields coil the steep mountain layer upon layer climbing to its summit. Where there is soil a terrace has been made! Taking a walk along the stone paths no more than a metre wide, we climb skyward to enjoy panoramic views of the ribbon like terraces with picturesque valleys and meandering streams below. Evening flight to Chengdu. (OVERNIGHT SHERATON LIDO)

The Big Buddha

Day 9: Chengdu

This morning we head out of the city to explore Leshan to see one of China’s most amazing sights, the world’s largest buddha statue. In the afternoon, return to the city and visit Jinli Street. This evening, our guide can organize for you to see the Opera. (OVERNIGHT SHERATON LIDO)

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 10: Chengdu - Yangtze & Three Gorges

This morning a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base. In the afternoon, transfer by train to Chongqing on the Yangtze river. Board the Victoria Katarina (or similar) for a 3-night cruise to Yichang.

Day 11: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Full day cruise along the upper reaches of the Yangtze with a morning excursion to Fengdu.

Day 12: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Full-day passing through the Three Gorges, with an excursion up the Daning river tributary. The cliffs here reach up to 1,200 metres tall and, even after the dam, they remain hugely impressive. In the evening, pass through the locks.

Day 13: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Shanghai

Morning visit to the vast Three Gorges Dam. Disembark after lunch and fly to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza.

Day 14: Shanghai

In the morning we explore the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Yuan Garden and the Bund. Optional evening visit to the state acrobatics show

Day 15: Shanghai - Macau

This morning we fly to Macau. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. With charming fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial masters, the Portuguese on one hand, and Vegas-style casinos and Hotels on the other hand, make Macau truly a unique fusion of East and West. The Portuguese influence is everywhere: cobbled back streets, baroque churches, stone fortresses, Art Deco buildings and restful parks and gardens. (OVERNIGHT Sofitel Macau At Ponte16)

Chinese silk

Day 16: Macau

Today discover the fascinating sights of the former Portuguese colony of Macau on a City Tour. Highlights includes A-ma Temple, Na-Tcha Temple, Section of the Old City Walls, Mount Fortress, Ruins of St.Paul's Cathedral and Senado Square etc. Why not explore Macau on your own in the evening. A big night out on the town can take you from the taverns of Taipa to the live international acts and performances in the casino clubs to throbbing clubs and Fashion Club in Fisherman's Wharf. (OVERNIGHT Sofitel Macau At Ponte16)

Busy shopping street

Day 17: Macau - Hong Kong

Today we check out from the hotel and travel to our next destination Hong Kong. On arrival in Hong Kong enjoy a city tour wherein you to are taken to the Victoria Peak Mid Level. Also visit the famous Repulse Bay with its famous Chinese Temples and fashionable mansions owned by celebrities like Jacky Chan. Visit Jewellery Workshop, Avenue of Stars. You will also visit the Aberdeen Village famous for its floating Markets and restaurants. (OVERNIGHT Marco Polo Hong Kong)

Kowloon street

Day 18: Hong Kong

This morning, after breakfast we head out to discover a magical kingdom of thrilling adventures, storybook journeys and beloved Disney Characters with a full day at the South East Asia's fun centre - Disney Land. (OVERNIGHT Marco Polo Hong Kong)

Lamma Island

Days 19-20: Hong Kong

Today and tomorrow are at your leisure to explore Hong Kong. (OVERNIGHTS Marco Polo Hong Kong)

Skyline at night

Day 21: Hong Kong - Shenzhen

Check out from your Hotel and be transferred to Hong Kong Pier for your ferry to Shenzhen. Upon arrival in Shenzhen, you will be transferred to the Hotel. (Seat in Coach) (OVERNIGHT Shangri-la Hotel Luohu)

Day 22: Shenzhen

Today, explore the Theme Park, OCT East, covering 9 square kilometres area of Shenzhen. It is the National Eco-tourism demonstration base and the destination of International Resort Tourism. This area consists of Two theme parks namely Knight Valley Eco park and Tea Stream Resort valley, Three Tourism Towns, Two 18-hole mountainous golf courses, Huaxing Temple, Tianlu Mansion and world class performances of T-Show and the Aqua Show. (Seat in Coach) (OVERNIGHT Shangri-la Hotel Luohu)

Day 23: Shenzhen - Guangzhou

Today we head to Guangzhou. (OVERNIGHT Garden Hotel)

Buddha

Days 24-27: Guangzhou

The next days are at your leisure on Guangzhou. (OVERNIGHTS Garden Hotel)

Shamian Island statue

Day 28: Guangzhou

Check out is 12 noon, end of our arrangements.

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