16 Day Best of China & Hong Kong (2010)

Trip Highlights

 
Uncover China's wonders on our small group travel

Uncover China's wonders on our small group travel
  • Imperial Beijing: where your exciting tour starts, to discover China's proud capital and its countless imperial treasures including the Forbidden City and the legendary Great Wall.
  • Xian - dynastic capital: Your history lesson continues when you visit the historic heartland of China, the home of the buried Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.
  • Real hidden gem - Chengdu: a city of spicy food and Panda, a place rich in cultural legacy and historical sites, is commonly considered as China's most relaxed city. Visit "Giant Panda" breeding center; unwinding in a neighborhood teahouse; savor the authentic Sichuan spicy food in China's culinary capital. No other places in China can give a more genuine taste of "Real China"
  • Scenic Guilin: By the Chinese standard, "the most beautiful city under heaven" for its surreal limestone pinnacles and the fabled Li River - the scenery inspired Chinese poets and painters for thousands of years.
  • Hong Kong - the Pearl of the Orient: Hong Kong, the former Crown Colony, China's richest, most cosmopolitan city, is a kaleidoscope of life; a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Feel the pulse of the China's vibrant outpost and experience the culture that makes Hong Kong unique.
  • Metropolitan Shanghai: once the "Paris of the East" in 1930s, now the trendiest city in China, a perfect place to wrap up your memorable China journey.
 
Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events

Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events
  • Delight in China's most authentic spicy food at the culinary capital Chengdu
  • Peking Duck Dinner: delight in the succulent, crispy and aromatic Peking Duck dinner right after you climbed the Great Wall
  • Xian Dumpling Banquet: Enjoy a 17-course dumpling dinner, each with distinctive shapes and aroma.
  • Mongolian Barbecue lunch in Shanghai: savor an authentic meal that harkens back to the days of Genghis Khan.
  • Cantonese Dim Sum lunch: Dim Sum lunch is an essential Hong Kong experience and you will enjoy a mouth-watering Dim Sum lunch at the iconic Jumbo Floating Seafood Restaurant in Hong Kong
 
Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program

Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program
  • Unwinding in Chengdu's neighborhood teahouse, offers a rare opportunity of up-close look at the genuine Chinese social life at so-called China's most relaxed city, where you sample a Sichuan style afternoon tea with locals in one of the many traditional bamboo teahouses scattered in parks across the city. Apart from quaffing tea, activities include playing cards, reading newspapers, playing Sichuan opera and debating;
  • Hutong tour in Beijing: explore the alleyways and courtyard homes of old Beijing riding rickshaws, and conclude the tour with a home-hosted lunch at local famil home.
  • Ride in the Maglev, the world's fastest magnetic levitation train, when you are in Shanghai.
 
Exclusive features that few tour operators mean to offer

Exclusive features that few tour operators mean to offer
  • Watch a Circle Vision documentary about the buried Army of China's First Emperor - the Terra cotta Warriors in Xian.
  • Enjoy an bird-eye view of new Shanghai from the 88th floor of Jinmao Tower - China's tallest building.
  • Ride in the Maglev, the world's fastest magnetic levitation train, when you are in Shanghai.
 
Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip

Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip
  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xian
  • Classic gardens of Suzhou
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian - Chengdu
Day 7
Chengdu
Day 8
Hong Kong
Day 9
Hong Kong
Day 10
Guilin
Day 11
Guilin
Day 12
Suzhou
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
Shanghai
Day 15
Shanghai
Day 16
Fly home