Hong Kong Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel, where you sit back and relax after your long flight. Overnight at Red Wall Garden Hotel

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to Mutianyu, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Overnight at Red Wall Garden Hotel

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to Badaling, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Continuing a short distance from Badaling, we visit the tombs of the Ming emperors. Overnight at Red Wall Garden Hotel

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing

Today, we visit Silk Alley markets and the beautiful Summer Palace set in a park, two thirds of which is a lake. Built on the north of the lake, the palaces, theatre, bridges and marble boat make this a picturesque sight. Overnight at Red Wall Garden Hotel

Temple of Heaven

Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an

Today we visit the Temple of Heaven where we can enjoy some time perhaps kite flying , afternoon at leisure. This evening we will transfer you to the train station for your speed train to Xian. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Xi'an Mercure

Day 6: Xi'an

Today visit Huaqing Hot Springs, a scenic spot in the shadow of Li Mountain. Before visiting the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, we visit a workshop where we see the process used to create the terracotta figurines. In battle formation, the Terracotta Warriors are one of China’s most awesome sights. Overnight at Xi'an Mercure

Day 7: Xi'an

Today, we visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Quarter. Encircling the old city is Xi’an’s medieval City Wall, where we enjoy a hired bike ride. Enjoy the remsinder of today in your own time to explore the beautifull city. Overnight at Xi'an Mercure

Day 8: Xi'an - Chengdu

Today we will visit famous Bell tower, later on transfer to train station for you sleeper train to Chengdu (K879,1945/11:50+1, no 2 berth cabin available)

The Big Buddha

Day 9: Chengdu

Arrival at Chengdu,met by guide and transfer to hotel. Later on we visit Wuhou Memorial Temple, the Tomb of Wang Jian and Jinli Lu. Overnight at Chengdu Enjoyable Stars

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 10: Chengdu

Today we will travel about 10km north to the Giant panda breeding Reserch Base where you will catch a glimse of some of the 40 Pandas that reside here. Tonight you can have free time to spend some time at the Quingshiqiao Markets. Overnight at Chengdu Enjoyable Stars

Chinese opera

Day 11: Chengdu - Guilin

Driving to Leshan our morning is spent exploring the the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dafo (Great Buddha), which is carved into the red sandstone face of Lingyun Hill. Driving onward take in the views from Emei Shan (Mt Emei) designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incredible natural beauty and historical Buddhist sites. Later on we board on overnight sleeper train to Guilin.(K652/K653,1513/1642+1)

Day 12: Guilin

Arrival at Guilin, transfer to hotel. The remaining day at leisure. Overnight at Universal Guilin Hotel

Day 13: Guilin

Today you will enjoy a whole day Li River cruise. This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full days excursion. The 90km 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. You will visit the local market and West Street. We return back to Guilin. Overnight at Universal Guilin Hotel

Bright golden temple

Day 14: Guilin

This morning you pay a visit to The Reed Flute Cave Within the cave 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 and the Li River, this Hill is too famous to be missed. Overnight at Universal Guilin Hotel

Peace statue

Day 15: Guilin - Shanghai

Morning at leisure. This evening transfer to train station for an overnight sleeper train to Shanghai.(T78,1907/1505+1)

Day 16: Shanghai

On arrival transfer to your hotel. Remaining day free. Overnight at Grand Central Hotel

Day 17: Shanghai

Once known for its decadent magnetism that attracted fortune-seekers and adventurers, Shanghai looks like a European city in a Chinese setting. A stroll along the famous Shanghai Bund confirms this. Today, we visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, explore the Jade Buddha Temple, charming Yuyuan Gardens, and the Old City where we can opt to shop on Nanjing Road. Overnight at Grand Central Hotel

Day 18: Shanghai

Travelling west, we journey to Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. One of China’s most charming cities, it’s fame rests on it’s waterways, and canals that are dotted with traditional bridges, houses and gardens. A cruise on the Grand Canal exposes Suzhou’s beauty. Renown for it’s silk, we also visit a silk workshop before returning to Shanghai. Overnight at Grand Central Hotel

Day 19: Shanghai - Hong Kong

Today we fly to Hong Kong. On arrival transfer to your hotel -remaining day at leisure. Overnight at Butterfly on Hollywood

Kowloon street

Day 20: Hong Kong

Today you you will enjoy a half day tour of Hong Kong covering the major highlights of this fascinating city. The tour will take in Repulse Bay, Victoria Peak and Aberdeen. The tour will end after lunch, at about 2:30 pm. Hong Kong is known for its shopping and there will be some free time for you to go out bargain hunting this afternoon. Overnight at Butterfly on Hollywood

Lamma Island

Days 21-22: Hong Kong

Next 2 days explore Hong Kong your own way. Overnight at Butterfly on Hollywood

Lantau Buddha

Day 23: Hong Kong

Transfer to the airport

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