Discover the great cities of China on this great-value tour. See Beijing's historic sites from the Forbidden City to the fading hutong neighbhourhoods, climb the Great Wall of China, and sit back and relax at the idyllic Temple of Heaven. Travel to Shanghai by high speed train to see the sites from the Bund waterfront to restored and hip neighbourhoods full of galleries, cafes, boutiques and the new China. Head to a water town outside of Shanghai to see the sharp contrast of ancient and modern China before heading to arguably one of the greatest cities in the world, Hong Kong. Take in the sites and have some time to discover the city at your own pace!
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Accommodation in 4-star or similar on a double occupancy basis, daily breakfast at hotels, lunches and dinners if indicated, English speaking accredited guides while touring, air-conditioned transportation, sightseeing tours and admissions as per itinerary, airport transfers with meet and greet, on-tour train ticket from Beijing to Shanghai, and on-tour flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong. International flights are not included; contact us for a no-obligation air quote. An entry visa is required for travel to China but is not included. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a name-board. After a warm welcome, take a private airport transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Your first full day in China’s capital introduces you to the world’s largest city square, Tian’anmen Square, to the north of the Forbidden City, before entering this large Imperial Palace, once the seat of power for nearly 500 years during the Ming & Qing dynasties. The landscaped gardens, historic artifacts, and nearly 10,000 rooms captivate you in what is now called the Palace Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the Forbidden City and some time to explore at leisure. Later, Beijing’s hutong neighbourhoods lined by traditional courtyard homes will be explored by pedicab before a visit to the Temple of Heaven.
Depart the city for your discovery of the Great Wall today. Your guide will provide narrative to the visit followed by time for time to explore at your leisure. When you return to the city, visit the Summer Palace, another of China’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Take the high speed train to Shanghai and enjoy the balance of the day at your leisure.
This morning, meet your guide and depart for your full day Shanghai city tour. Highlights include a visit to the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar, a tour of the spectacular Shanghai Museum, a large museum containing ancient Chinese art, and a walk about Shanghai's Old Street. Stroll along the Bund and take a tour of the ultra-modern Lujiazui district.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide in the lobby for your half-day tour to Zhujiajiao, a water-town outside of Shanghai. The town is an interesting contrast to the modern wonders of Shanghai with its ancient buildings, stone bridges, and meandering river-ways. After sightseeing, return to Shanghai for the afternoon at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel for transportation to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. On arrival in Hong Kong, meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy a morning group tour of Hong Kong Island with visits to Victoria Peak where you can have impressive views of Kowloon & the surrounding Islands. See Repulse Bay and stop at Stanley Market, and then have an option to visit the floating community at Aberdeen fishing village (sampan ride is optional). The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure.
Enjoy the full day at your leisure.
You will be met for transportation to the airport.
Day 3: Climb the Great Wall of China.
Day 6: Half day tour to Zhujiajiao.
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