China Guilin & Hong Kong
Yangshuo, a resort town near Guilin, in southern China’s Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst peaks and outdoor activities. East of the town, Li River has tour boats plying from Guilin, the journey offering picturesque landscapes. South of Yangshuo, Silver Cave features colourfully lit stalactites stretching 2 km through 12 peaks. The ‘Impression Liu Sanjie’ is a spectacular night show using the Li River and karst mountains as the stage and backdrop.
Begin with a comprehensive tour of Beijing. Visit its historical sites; the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace and explore its narrow hutongs (lanes). Xi’an is known for its archaeological site of the Army of Terracotta Warriors and cultural sites; Big and Small Goose Pagodas along with the Muslim quarter. Guilin, is China's most picturesque region and known for the Lijiang River cruise to Yangshuo. Tour Shanghai and end tour in Hong Kong.
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And, explore its cultural & natural wonders with Hong Kong.
The essence of China lies in Beijing and Xi’an, two of its most important historical cities. To this we add China's most picturesque region and the most beautiful river journey called the “hundred mile art gallery”. Finally top it off with the highlights of Shanghai and Hong Kong, both thriving and vibrant commercial centres. All touring is with expert guides and accommodation at the best hotels in each destination
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.
Travel by rickshaw or opt to bicycle down the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighbourhood. Spend one day hiking 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.
Next, fly to the ancient capital of Xian, once a hotspot on the Grand Silk Road. Today, it is one of the most important cradles of ancient Chinese civilization. Visit the Army of Terracotta Warriors and the city highlights – Big and Small Goose Pagodas. – enjoy Xian’s culinary highlights including the city’s markets, the lively Muslim Quarter and dine on dumplings, a local specialty.
Continue to Guilin , China's most picturesque region and has long been one of the world's most famous travel destinations. Famed for the "the finest scenery under heaven", Guilin has attracted, poets and artists for thousands of years who are inspired by the Karst formations. Cruise the Li River to Yangshuo, China’s most beautiful river journey and called the “hundred mile art gallery”.
Next, fly to Shanghai, China’s most stylish and modern city. During private touring see the famous Three Temples, learn about Shanghai’s history through the architecture of the Bund and cruise on the Huangpu River. Visit Shanghai’s old town and stop for tea and dumplings the city’s oldest teahouse.
Also visit up-and-coming neighbourhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants. One day, visit the classic Ming Dynasty gardens that we’ve chosen as our favourites or take an excursion to Suzhou or another nearby water town to cruise canals lined with Ming Dynasty homes.
The tour concludes in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most attractive and exciting cities. During touring with your expert private guide, ride the Peak Tram to the top of Hong Kong Island, dine on dim sum at teahouses, explore local markets to learn about traditional Chinese medicine and unusual food products, and ride in a traditional sampan boat across Aberdeen Harbour.
China Guilin & Hong Kong
This tour takes in the leading cultural and natural wonders of China and Hong Kong.
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai & Suzhou, Hong Kong
(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Day 1 – Arrive
Beijing Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Afternoon private city tour.
Day 2 – Tour
Beijing Full-day private city tour.
Evening Peking Opera performance.
Day 3 – Tour
Beijing Private excursion to the Great Wall.
Day 4 – Transfer
Xian Morning transfer and flight to Xian.
Afternoon visit to Terracotta Warriors and touring in city.
Day 5 – Tour
Guilin Morning Xian touring.
Afternoon transfer and flight to Guilin.
Day 6 – Cruise
Guilin & Yangshuo Li River cruise to Yangshuo.
Afternoon private tour of villages.
Day 7 – Transfer
Shanghai Optional excursion to Longsheng.
Private transfer to flight to Shanghai.
Day 8 – Tour
Shanghai Full-day private city tour.
Day 9 – Tour
Shanghai Continue private city touring or excursion to Suzhou.
Day 10 – Transfer
Hong Kong Private transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong.
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 11 – Tour
Hong Kong Full-day private tour.
Day 12 – Tour
Hong Kong Morning private tour. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 13 – Depart
Hong Kong Private airport transfer
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
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.
Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Chinese territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate.