Best of China & Hong Kong (2011)

16 Days from only $3326

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Guilin, Suzhou, Tongli (water town), Shanghai


Overview


This ambitious itinerary represents the best wonders China has to offer. It's a perfect trip to discover China's past, present and future as well as China's scenic and cultural diversity.

Your China tour starts in Northern China. You will begin by admiring Beijing's imperial treasures and walk on the Great Wall of China. Your tour then continues to Xian, in China's heartland where you will view the famed Terra-cotta Army Legion of 6,000 warriors. You will then continue on to Chengdu, the largest, yet most laid-back city in Southwest China, where you sip an afternoon tea and visit the Giant Panda Reserve.

Afterwards, you will fly to Hong Kong and experience that dynamic city where "East meets West". Continuing on to Guilin, you will enjoy a cruise on the meandering Li River and come to understand why Guilin is famed for "the best scenery under heaven". Finally you will travel to China's bustling East Coast to metropolitan Shanghai for an eye-open journey into China's most amazing and modern city. From Shanghai, a side trip offers you a chance to visit to the 2,500-year-old city of Suzhou, famed for its classic Chinese gardens. This excursion also includes a visit to the Water town Tongli.

This tour is fully packed, fast paced and family friendly. No other tours brings you this many included features in an ideal 16 day China vacation package.
 
What's Included

Roundtrip non-stop flights between San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) and Beijing on Air China
 
All Intra-China flights, ground transportation and transfers
 
First class hotel accommodations with private bath, daily American buffet breakfast
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours including entrance fees
 
34 bountiful meals including 14 American buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 10 dinners (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
 
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian, and mouth-watering Dim Sum lunch at the iconic Jumbo Floating Seafood Restaurant in Hong Kong
 
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including visits to a local family home and home-hosted lunch, etc.
 
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
 
Professional local guiding service in each destination city
 
Baggage handling service throughout China
 
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