China Golden Triangle and Hong Kong Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, our English speaking tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall. Your guide will transfer you to your 4-star hotel in Beijing and you can rest and prepare yourself for your amazing 11 days tour in China! Your experienced tour guide will gladly answer all your questions about Beijing. Upon check-in in the hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to recover in your room or you can visit Wangfujing Street. Beijing Wangfujing Street, as one of the symbols of Beijing’s commerce, is the most well-known and prosperous shopping street with modern and fashion trends.
The spectacular performance Golden Mask Dynasty will be another optional item for today’s tour. Golden Mask Dynasty Show will be held at the Red Theatre in Beijing. This show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, some magnificent costumes, and one or two surprises.
Beijing Hotel: Mercure Wanshang Hotel (4 Star)
Day 2 – Full Day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven (B, L)
After having breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your tour guide and other group members and we will take you directly to your first destination, Tiananmen Square by private car or van. Not only one of the largest squares in the world, but this place is also famous for all the events that have taken place in Chinese history. Cross the street is your next destination, The Forbidden City which is an imperial palace and you will take 2 hours walking tour around Forbidden City.
By the time we finish this visit, it will be time for lunch in a nice local Chinese restaurant. After our lovely lunch and in the afternoon, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This temple is one of the largest and most important places of worship in Beijing, which is also unique in its architecture.
In the evening, you will go to Red theater to watch the exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show. The Legend of Kung Fu Show, which premiered at Beijing’s Red Theater in 2004, tells the story of a young monk who dreams of one day becoming a kung fu master. The best Kong Fu practitioners from all across China tell the story through Chinese martial arts, traditional and modern dance, and Chinese acrobatics.
Day 3 – The Wonders of the World (Mutianyu Great Wall Tour) & Summer Palace (B, L)
You will start your day with a full buffet breakfast in the hotel and prepare to see one of the seven wonders of our world. Our first destination for the day is The Great Wall of China, but since the wall is very long, we have selected one of the most famous and at the same time, less crowded sections. We will take you to the Mutianyu Section and then hike up and then down the wall. You can also take a cable car to ascend and use a toboggan to climb down the wall which is optional and the price is not included in the tour.
After lunch and a short stop at Jade Factory, we will head to Summer Palace, a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens, and palaces in Beijing. Summer Palace is a lavish lakeside retreat from the heat of Beijing. With pavilions, walkways, gardens, and bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site on Kunming Lake served as the seat of government for Empress Dowager Cixi during the last years of her life.
Kunming Lake is the most attractive water feature a short distance from downtown Beijing, where it covers three-quarters of the total area of the Summer Palace grounds. Hiring a boat is a good choice to visit the lake in the Summer Palace (not included). There are different kinds of boats varying size, startups, and close time. Our plans for this day will end with a Tea Ceremony in a local tea house, which will help in better understanding the culture of Chinese people.
Day 4 – Leaving Beijing to Xi’an (B)
You can have your last breakfast of Beijing in the hotel before we take you to one of the Hutongs of Beijing to walk in the older neighborhoods of the city. You can plan to have lunch during this visit or return to the hotel with your guide. In the afternoon the group will check-out from the hotel and then head to the train station to leave for Xi’an. Once in Xi’an, your guide will take you and the rest of your group to your new hotel to check-in and rest. If there is time you can explore a little, but it is better to rest and prepare for the next day.
Xi’an Hotel: Mercure Xi’an On Renmin Square (4 Star)
Day 5 – Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Essential Full Day Tour (B, L)
Your first morning of Xi’an will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be taken to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and after it, a pottery-making factory. During these two visits, you learn about the crafts and pottery of the Qin dynasty and see some exotic pieces of Chinese culture. By the time this visit ends, it will be time for our lunch in a fine local Chinese restaurant, where we can try some of their Chinese dishes.
After lunch, we can head out to discover more about the temples of China. Your guide will take you to see Small Wild Goose pagoda. Located next to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and amidst water fountains and a well-tended garden, this museum is a great choice to learn more about Chinese history in Xi’an.
At night, we arrange dinner and you will have one of the most famous Chinese food called Dumplings at a local restaurant, and also watching the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. * Note: Since the dance show is closed in December, January, February, and March, passengers in these months will have the free evening instead.
Day 6 – Leaving Xi’an Shanghai (B)
Today you will go to the ancient Xi’an City Wall to have a panoramic view of Xian. The wall is one of the oldest and best-preserved ramparts in China. If you like being more active, today you have time to rent a bicycle and enjoy biking around. (Fee is not included)
In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, Your guide will meet you at the arrival hall to take you to your hotel. After Check-in in the hotel, you will have half a day free and you can go to the beautiful Bund area to see the most iconic towers and famous Huangpu river on your own
Shanghai Hotel: San Want Hotel (4 Star)
Day 7 – Shanghai Day Tour – Oriental Pearl Tower & Yu Garden (B, L)
In Shanghai, you will mostly hear about the history of the city and see its beauty. After your full buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will learn about both history and culture when you get to the Shanghai History Museum. After learning about their history, we will take you to a more modern destination which is the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, also known as their iconic TV tower. From above the tower, you can get a view over Shanghai, and enjoy the view just before we go to get our lunch.
We will have lunch in one of their good quality restaurants. Our final destination for today is one of the most beautiful places in China, The Yu Garden. In the garden, there are several buildings, exotic decorations, and carvings. There are also ponds and stone bridges that make this visit special. Before going back to the hotel, we have scheduled a visit to a silk shop for those who like shopping.
Day 8 – Leaving Shanghai to Hong Kong (B)
The morning will be on your own arrangement. After checking out, our tour guide will accompany you to the airport to depart from Shanghai. Once you get off your flight and pass to the arrival hall, you need to arrange transportation to your hotel.
After check-in in the hotel, it is recommended to visit the Temple Street Night Market that is just 15 minutes away from your hotel by taxi. A popular street bazaar, named after a Tin Hau temple located in the center of its main drag, and a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie.
Hong Kong Hotel: L’hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View (4 Star)
Day 9 – Hong Kong Day Tour (B)
Today you will be free for your independent exploration. After taking your breakfast, you can start your 12 days adventure with Victoria Peak. You will take the Peak Tram, to reach the top. With an elevation of 552 meters, Victoria Peak is widely recognized as the best place to get a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbor. You can then proceed to Aberdeen to explore local fishermen’s life. Take a ferry across the sea to Tsim Sha Tsui District. You could walk down to the Avenue of Stars, which is located in Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront of Victoria Harbor. You can continue your trip to the International Commerce Centre and take an elevator up to Sky 100 Viewing Platform to have a wonderful view of the city.
After taking your lunch, it is recommended to walk to the nearby bus station at Exchange Square and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley Market on the south of the island. This is a typical traditional air market street for dining and shopping and is one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong.
Day 10 – Leaving Hong Kong (B)
After breakfast, please check out the hotel before noon and find your own way to the airport for your flight. We suggest that you check the needed time and ideally book a taxi in advance. You can also take shuttle bus No. A21 to the airport for your homebound flight. If you have more time you can visit Wong Tai Sin Temple or The Great Immortal Wong for good fortune before leaving. The transportation to Hong Kong Express Airport is on your own arrangement.
Specification: China Golden Triangle and Hong Kong
Buffet Breakfast, Some Dinners, Some Lunches
Cruise Ship, Domestic Flight, Private Car, Train
City Tours, Domestic Flight, Breakfast, International Flights, Hotel, Pickup, Guide, Meals, Tickets & Entry Fees, Tip & Gratitude, Invitation Letter
Drop-Off, International Flights, Visa, Insurance, Optional Tours
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