Hong Kong Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 1696

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Kowloon street

Day 1: Hong Kong

Huan ying, welcome to Hong Kong and the start of your journey of a lifetime through the Orient! When you arrive at HKG airport our local driver awaits to transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure.

Lamma Island

Day 2: Hong Kong

Enjoy a day to explore this incredible megacity at your leisure.

Lantau Buddha

Day 3: Hong Kong - Shanghai

A transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Shanghai. Arriving here, our local team await your arrival to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 4: Shanghai

Focus your eyes on spectacular Shanghai. Perhaps, China’s most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning. After breakfast at our hotel, we take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund, with a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 5: Shanghai

Today we take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty, a thousand years ago. They are justly famous across China. Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal. We enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, tour the Humble Administrator’s Garden and visit a silk workshop.

Day 6: Shanghai

Enjoy a day to explore Shanghai at your leisure. Why not treat yourself this evening to a meal at the Hyatt's rooftop revolving restaurant to take in the city lights.

Day 7: Shanghai - Beijing

Taking to the sky once more today you fly to Beijing. Our local team awaits your arrival to transfer you to your hotel.

Great Wall

Day 8: Beijing

This morning, we tour the stunning Temple of Heaven and then the centre of Beijing, China's magnificent capital, including the massive Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Boasting some 9999 rooms, the city within a city was once the sole preserve of the Chinese emperors.

Forbidden City

Day 9: Beijing

Today, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, a 6m wide pathway makes a formidable defence, following the highest contours of a steep range of hills. Returning to Beijing we visit the Summer Palace is set on picturesque Lake Kunming. Perhaps most famous of all the structures at the palace is the wonderful Long Corridor, a covered walkway 730m long extraordinarily hand-painted with scenes from Chinese history, legend and literature.

Ming statue

Day 10: Beijing

Enjoy a day to explore Beijing at your leisure. Why not head to the silk alley markets to buy a bargain or two.

Summer Palace

Day 11: Beijing - Xi'an

A transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Xian. Arriving here, our local team await your arrival to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 12: Xi'an

Today we visit the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site and a workshop where warrior figurines are made. An awesome sight, the City Wall is over 15 km in perimeter and we embark on a bike ride (solo or tandem) to see this up close.

Day 13: Xi'an - Guilin

Renowned for the striking scenery of vast areas of karst limestone outcrops that rise up from flat rice paddy fields, Guilin and Yangshuo are often the subject of many Chinese paintings. Today we fly to Guilin where on arrival our local team take you to visit The Reed Flute Cave where there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stele, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then we continue on to Elephant Trunk Hill Located at the confluence of the Taohua (Peach Blossom) River.

Day 14: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full day's excursion. The 90 Km Li River cruise is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Bear witness to rural China as peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. After passing many world renown sights such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Pagoda Hill and more you arrive in to Yangshuo where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 15: Yangshuo - Hong Kong

Returning to Guilins airport you fly to Hong Kong. Arriving here, make your own way to your hotel.

Skyline at night

Days 16-17: Hong Kong

For today and tomorrow enjoy time at your leisure.

Buddha

Day 18: Hong Kong

Be sure to make your own way to the airport in time for your flight home.

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