China Yunnan & Hong Kong

China , Hong Kong

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Close  Yuyuan Garden from the Ming Dynasty is one of the highlights of Shanghai.

China Culture & Hong Kong

Lijiang, a city in China's southwest Yunnan province, is home to Naxi and other minority groups. A important trading centre on the Ancient Tea Horse Road in the 1300s, the old town is paved with cobbled stone with small shops selling local tea, snacks and souvenirs. In the north of Lijiang Old Town, is Black Dragon Pool with magnificent views of the Dragon Snow Mountain range, fronted by the Moon Embracing Pavilion.

This tour is designed in four sections; Beijing and Xi’an, reflect China’s historical and archaeological magnificence. In the southwest, Lijiang in the Yunnan Province, reflects China’s beautiful rural landscapes and the centre of a colourful Naxi culture. Hangzhou, known for its beautiful West Lake, has become a final destination for holiday makers. Shanghai and Hong Kong display its vibrant culture. Experience their old towns, then browse boutiques in the fashionable districts and dine at gourmet colonial-era restaurants.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 15-DAY CHINA YUNNAN TOUR…
And, also visit its fascinating cities of Beijing, Shanghai & Hong Kong.
 

We Love
  • Internal flights as indicated with private airport transfers and assistance.
  • This is a private tour with your own private multilingual guide and driver throughout the trip.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid queuing, irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by China specialists with insider knowledge.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts throughout China.
Need to Know
  • Some of Beijing's prime attractions require extensive walking and even modest climbing. Put on sturdy footwear before tackling crumbling sections of the Great Wall.
  • We can arrange private China tours to coincide with festival dates and arrange special activities such as cooking classes or meetings with historians and visits to art galleries.
  • We can arrange restaurant and spa reservations, shopping recommendations, access to local festivals and other activities, private airport transfers, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations.

China Yunnan & Hong Kong This ultimate tour of China includes popular cultural highlights with Hong Kong.
(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Lijiang, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong.


Begin in Beijing, world-renowned for historical and cultural magnificence. With your private guide, visit the fabulous ancient buildings, religious temples and imperial masterpieces such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and lesser-known temples. One day, hike along a less-touristy section of the Great Wall of China. Stay at China’s top luxury properties and dine on traditional specialties at favourite family-run restaurants.

Continue to China’s rural, southwestern Yunnan Province. Spend several nights at a luxury resort in Lijiang, a world heritage site with historic and cultural significance. Explore Lijiang's charming old town that has long been a centre of Naxi culture and in recent years has become a major tourist attraction. Of course, the tourism boom has changed the city but it’s still common to find traditional wooden Naxi houses some of which now converted into shops.

Continue to Hangzhou, one of the top tourist cities and a famous ancient cultural city in the country with beautiful natural landscape and many places of cultural interest. Since ancient times, it has been known as a “Heaven on Earth” and thus become a final destination for holiday makers. Enjoy private touring around beautiful West Lake, local tea plantations, Buddhist caves and other cultural highlights.

Next, visit Shanghai, stopping en route in Xitang, a picture-perfect "water town" of narrow canals and traditional architecture. In Shanghai, tour the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum and Yu Yuan Garden, and the city's leading art and shopping districts.

Conclude in Hong Kong with private touring that emphasizes the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Explore traditional markets, dine at gourmet Colonial-era restaurants on the beach, ride a sampan (fishing boat) across Aberdeen harbour and a tram up Victoria Peak, and browse the boutiques in the fashionable Soho district. Also visit excellent museums, a tea house, and other favourite spots.


Day 1 – Arrive
Beijing Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights.

Day 2 – Tour
Beijing Full-day private city tour.

Day 3 – Explore
Great Wall Private excursion to the Great Wall.
Peking Opera performance tonight.

Day 4 – Tour
Beijing Full-day private city tour.

Day 5 – Transfer & Explore
Lijiang Transfer and flight to Lijiang for 3 nights.
Afternoon touring of Lijiang and surrounding villages and monastery.

Day 6 – Explore
Lijiang Morning touring to villages and attractions around Lijiang.
Afternoon at leisure. Evening Naxi music performance.

Day 7 – Explore
Lijiang Private touring in Lijiang and nearby villages.

Day 8 – Transfer
Hangzhou Private transfer to flight to Hangzhou for 2 nights at luxury resort.

Day 9 – Explore
Hangzhou Full-day private tour of tea plantation, Buddha caves, town, and cruise on West Lake.
Evening Impression West Lake performance.

Day 10 – Tour & Transfer
Xitang, Shanghai Private tour of Xitang. Continue to Shanghai for 2 nights.

Day 11 – Tour
Shanghai Full-day private tour.

Day 12 – Transfer
Hong Kong Private transfer to flight to Hong Kong for 3 nights.
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 13 – Tour
Hong Kong Full-day private tour.

Day 14 – Tour
Hong Kong Morning private tour.
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 15 – Depart
Hong Kong Private airport transfer.


Hotels

  • Beijing:            Raffles Beijing, Four Seasons Beijing, or Aman at Summer Palace*                                   (supplement applies for Aman)
  • Lijiang:             Banyan Tree Lijiang
  • Hangzhou:        Four Seasons Hangzhou
  • Shanghai:         Peninsula Shanghai
  • Hong Kong:       Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
 

 
China Yunnan & Hong Kong China , Hong Kong

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Beijing Capital International Airport, about 12 miles (19 kilometres) northeast of the city centre, is served by numerous international carriers from the UK. Taxis at the airport are plentiful; the ride into town costs about $20 and can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. For the adventuresome there's also a train that whisks you in 23 minutes to a fairly central station in Beijing from which you can cab it to your hotel.

When to go The best time to visit China is during autumn (September to early November) when the skies are clear and the weather is at its comfortable best. The days are warm, sunny and dry with clear skies and pleasantly cool evenings. Local Beijingers describe this short season as tiāngāo qìshuǎng (literally ‘the sky is high and the air is fresh’).

The second-best time is spring, late March to mid-May, when winds blow away the pollution but also sometimes bring clouds of scouring sand for a day or two, turning the sky a livid yellow (great for pictures). From May onwards the mercury begins to surge well over 30°C until the rains arrive. The months of July and August are sultry and humid.