Beijing to Hong Kong
Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Suzhou-Hong Kong
The adventure starts in Beijing. After a trek on the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and a visit to the Bird’s Nest that will give you a unique view point of this city, which combines history and modernism perfectly. In Xi’an the extraordinary sight of the warriors arising from their muddy grave is not something you want to miss. As the most dynamic city in China, Shanghai will never let you down. The Bund, Yu Garden and a cruise on the Huangpu River this tour provides an expansive overview of this ever changing modern city. On the other hand you will experience a total opposite lifestyle in Suzhou – small bridges, flowing water and households. Hong Kong is a different part of the country. It’s a city with countless skyscrapers but also green mountains, it’s a city strongly influenced by British culture but also kept its own lifestyle.
Brief itinerary Day 1 Beijing Arrival Day 2 Beijing Historic Beijing tour Day 3 Beijing Great Wall excursion Day 4 Beijing Modern Beijing tour, overnight train to Xian Day 5 Xian Terra-cotta Warriors’ excursion Day 6 Xian city tour, overnight train to Shanghai Day 7 Shanghai historic Shanghai tour Day 8 Train to Suzhou, “Venice of the Orient” tour, back to Shanghai Day 9 Shanghai modern Shanghai tourDay 10 Overnight train to Hong KongDay 11 Hong Kong arrival Day 12 Hong Kong Island tour, trip ends
HighlightsBeijing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw tour, Summer Palace, Sacred Road, Great Wall, National Theatre, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube Xian: Terra-cotta Warriors’ Museum, Village Xiahecun, Ming City Wall and Great Mosque Shanghai: Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Chenghuangmiao, Yu Garden, World Financial Center, Xintiandi, Tianzifang art park and water town Zhujiajiao Suzhou: boat ride on Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Humble of Administrator’s Garden, Pingjiang street, ancient water gate Panmen and No. 1 Silk Spinning Mill Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Tram ride, Sampa ride at Aberdeen, Repulse way bay and Stanley Market
Duration: 12 daysTour valid: 15/04/2013-14/04/2014Activities level: Easy to moderateAccommodation: Three to four-star hotels approved by National Tourism Administration.Transport: air-conditional vehicle, overnight train with soft sleeper class (4 persons in 1 compartment), CRH express trainMeals: 10 hotel breakfasts, 8 lunches