11 days, 9 nights tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Hong Kong
Beijing: Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Duck dinner
Xian: City Wall, Terracotta Warrior and Horses, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Museum
Guilin: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Market, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hills
Hong Kong: Aberdeen Harbor, Victoria Peak, and Repulse Bay
Day 01 US/China
Board your flight for China today
Day 02 Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide at Beijing International Airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is on your own. (Please note that check-in time is after 12:00 p.m.)
Wangfujing Grand Hotel or similar
Day 03 Beijing (B/L)
A full day excursion by seat-in-coach to the Great Wall - the landmark of China, stretching almost 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the sands of Central Asia and befittingly crowned one of the ten wonders of the world. It is one of the most amazing feats of human labor. After lunch, a drive to the Ming Tombs along the Sacred Way with giant marble figures and animals guarding the tomb area for deceased emperors of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD).
Day 04 Beijing (B/L/SD)
A morning tour of Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City; the complex of imperial palaces are home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Some of the grand halls have been used as museums for fine collections of Chinese treasures. After lunch you will be driven to visit the Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family, and take a boat ride on its Lake Kunming. This evening you will be treated to a delicious Beijing roasted duck dinner.
Day 05 Beijing / Xian (B/L)
Your sightseeing this morning is the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvest. It is the largest temple complex remaining in China today. After lunch, take a two-hour flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road. A city tour of the ancient city wall, which is one of few well preserved ones in China.
King Dynasty Hotel or similar
Day 06 Xian (B/L)
This exciting day of sightseeing will include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor, and the Bronze Chariots. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures, which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang. Remainder of day is at leisure.
Day 07 Xian / Guilin (B/L)
This morning, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for a brief time flight to Guilin, a city known for its beautiful landscape, the spectacular pointed mountains, the winding rivers and the limestone rock formation. You are at leisure for the rest of the day.
Royal Garden Hotel or similar
Day 08 Guilin (B/L)
Enjoy a day to a downstream cruise on the Lijiang River and be exposed to the indescribable beauty and scenery surrounding it. Lunch is served on board. Disembark at Yangshuo, a small town with any stalls selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Visit local markets before returning by coach to Guilin.
Day 9 Guilin / Hong Kong (B/L)
A city tour this morning includes descending into the most extraordinary scenery underground in the Reed Flute Cave, and climbing up the Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for a brief time flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel.
Royal Garden Hotel or similar
Day 10 Hong Kong (B)
A half-day Island tour to Aberdeen Harbor, Victoria Peak, and Repulse Bay, you are free for the rest of the day.
Day 11 Hong Kong departure (B)
Enjoy your leisure in the morning until your transfer to the airport for departure.
Every Tuesday and Saturday (Start Beijing Date)
Price: $3,210 /pp based on twin share
Single supp: $1,170/pp
China Domestic airport taxes & fuel: $120/pp
- 5 star Hotel accommodation on twin occupancy
- Beijing to Xian; Xian to Guilin; Guilin to Hong Kong airfare, coach class
- Daily meals as specified in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner; SD-Special Dinner)
- All sightseeing and entrance fees;
- English-speaking guide
- Round trip airport / hotel transfers as specified in the itinerary
Price does NOT include:
- International air ticket
- Fuel surcharges & taxes
- Visa application fees and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses