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20 Days China Spotlight Tour to the Chosen Cities

Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau
Duration: 20 Days
Tour Code: TBT-CH-Classic-16
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: US$ 2460
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  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Badaling Great Wall

    Beijing Badaling Great Wall

  • Clients taking Beijing Hutong Tour by rickshaw

    Clients taking Beijing Hutong Tour by rickshaw

  • Xian Qin Terracotta Army

    Xian Qin Terracotta Army

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • Shanghai the Bund Night View

    Shanghai the Bund Night View

  • Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden

    Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden

  • Tongli Water Town

    Tongli Water Town

  • Hangzhou Lingyin Temple

    Hangzhou Lingyin Temple

  • Hangzhou West Lake

    Hangzhou West Lake

  • Our Clients taking Li River Cruise

    Our Clients taking Li River Cruise

  • Guilin Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree

    Guilin Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree

  • Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall

    Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall

  • Guangzhou Shamian Island

    Guangzhou Shamian Island

  • Hong Kong Aberdeen

    Hong Kong Aberdeen

  • Macau Ruins of St. Paul's

    Macau Ruins of St. Paul's

Summary:

China, is one of the main tourism destinations, riches in cultural relics and varied landscapes. In this tour, you will have chance to visit 10 tourism cities, which are the outstanding representatives of this beautiful country. Begin with a tour to those two ancient capital cities Beijing and Xian, you can appreciate the royal manner last for thousand years, and then move to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou, the coastal golden triangle, brim with ancient fragile temperament. Tour in Guilin, just indulge yourselves in this picturesque place, that is it. While in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, you will touch a kind of vigor, for its brilliant past and also the busy modern life style. So, enjoy your 21 days stay with us, leave out all the rest.

Day 1

Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 3

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
 

Day 5

Xian
Today, take your time and enjoy the visits to the Qin Terracotta Army, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and then to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the massive Xian City Wall. Either Jiaozi Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian 
 

Day 6

Xian    Shanghai
Finish up your Xian tour by visiting famous Shaanxi History Museum. Be transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 7

Shanghai
A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. After that, take a relaxing stroll along the Bund will be a good idea. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 8

Shanghai    Suzhou
In the morning, take 1.5hours driving to Suzhou, a Garden-like city in China. After check-in your hotel in Suzhou, you will have a relaxing tour to the famous Humble Administrator's Garden, which is a representative of Suzhou Classical Chinese Garden. And then, visit New Suzhou Museum designed by I.M. Pei. Then continue to Silk Factory to find out how silk is being made..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou
 

Day 9

Suzhou   Tongli Water Town    Hangzhou
It will be a good experience to take a water town tour in Tongli before heading to Hangzhou, another beautiful city. It will take you about 1 hour to reach Tongli.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou
 

Day 10

 
Hangzhou
After breakfast, you will have a city tour to explore the beauty there, you can take a boat cruise on the West Lake for 1hour. Then move on to visit the Six Harmonious Pagoda and Lingyin Temple.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou


Day 11

Hangzhou
Discover another side of Hangzhou by visiting Huqingyu's Traditional Pharmacy and Qinghefang Ancient Street which is a cobble street lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, handicrafts and silk products. Then move on to Meijiawu Tea Village for a traditional tea ceremony and its significance to Chinese culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou
 

Day 12

Hangzhou    Guilin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Guilin. Arrive in this small city with great natural beauty of south China, you will have a short visit to the fantastic Reed Flute Cave during your way to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
 

Day 13

Guilin    Yangshuo
The highlight of today's sightseeing is a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle. Stay overnight in Yangshuo. In the evening, if you are interested, you can enjoy the night show called Impression of Liu San Jie as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo
 

Day 14

Yangshuo    Guilin    Guangzhou
In the morning, you can take a cycling or take bus driving around to enjoy the countryside view including the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Guilin airport for your short flight to Guangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 15

Guangzhou
Today, you will take a city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Shamian Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 16

Guangzhou    Shenzhen
In the morning, you will take a train to Shenzhen (about 1 hour by D-train). Then begin your explore of Shenzhen. Firstly, you will visit the Splendid China. After lunch, visit the Mineral Museum and the China Folk Culture Village. At night, Dances between China Dragon & Phoenix is available as your optional night show (at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shenzhen
 

Day 17

Shenzhen    Hong Kong
Today, you will leave Shenzhen for Hong Kong, this busy, modern but still very traditional city. You will first be transferred to Shenzhen Airport then take the direct bus from there to Hong Kong. On arrival, you will be greeted at the bus station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 

Day 18

Hong Kong
Today, enjoy your city highlight tour to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen and Repulse Bay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 

Day 19

Hong Kong      Macau    Hong Kong
In the morning, your local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby then accompany you for the one day Macau experience tour. You will first be transferred to the pier and take a jet boat to Macau (45 minutes riding). On arrival, enjoy your relaxing tour there, which covers the most classic sites in Macau that including the Ruins of St. Paul's, A-Ma Temple, Maritime Museum and Golden Lotus Square. If you are interested, you can also go to Casino and have a try. In the late afternoon, take jet boat back to Hong Kong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 

Day 20

Departure Hong Kong
In the morning, take express train back to Hong Kong for your flight to next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

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Day 1

Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing. 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Forbidden CityAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you’ll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 
 

Day 3

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Badaling Great WallJust 75km North-west of Beijing, along a smooth and comfortable highway is the Badaling Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved and most accessible sections. The Great Wall is an internationally admired structure, symbolic of the cruelty of the ancient rulers, and the stoicism and determination of the Chinese people. The construction of the Great Wall began in the 5th century BC.

Then, you will have chance to visit the The Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You’ll visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks. 

For today’s optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Beijing HutongIf exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China’s ancient Imperial Court, then this half-day Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You’ll take a rickshaw tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today’s Beijing.

Xian, steeped in history and still giving up secrets, is your gateway to ancient Chinese civilization. In its 3,100 recorded years of evolution, it has been home to 13 dynasties. Xian was also the end of civilization for those setting out on the famous Silk Road. Today’s Xian is a vibrant, modern city, but surrounded by history, even underfoot! So there can be no underground railways due to the obligation to preserve the wealth of ancient treasure still awaiting discovery.
 

Day 5

Xian
Today, take your time and enjoy the visits to the Qin Terracotta Army, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and then to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the massive Xian City Wall. Either Jiaozi Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Big Wild Goose PagodaAs an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Qin Terracotta Army, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who’d labored under the whip to build it.  Then, over two thousand years later, this “Eighth Wonder of the World” was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion.  You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian. 

Continue the trip to the nearby Xian City Wall. Actually, it is the first landmark that visitors will encounter in Xian, which stretches round the old city. Xian was always a walled city, and today’s wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. 

This evening you could choose Jiaozi Banquet as a local flavor experience. It includes over 10 kinds of Jiaozi, whose shapes and flavours vary, such as rabbit, duck, shrimp, peanuts and so on.

Or if you more interested in dancing show, choose a Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner would be a good idea. You'll enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
 

Day 6

Xian    Shanghai
Finish up your Xian tour by visiting famous Shaanxi History Museum. Be transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Collection of Shaanxi History MuseumThe famous Shaanxi History Museum introduces the visitor to area’s rich culture, from Emperor Qin Shihuang to the present day in this walled city. The museum is house in a striking Tang Dynasty-style pavilion and features an enormous collection of 113,000 historic and cultural relics. This is where you experience history, with chronological dynasties exhibits that take you through the dynasties.

Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 

Day 7

Shanghai
A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. After that, take a relaxing stroll along the Bund will be a good idea. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Yuyuan GardenToday you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.

Shanghai World Finance Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong. It is currently the world's tallest completed building by roof. On 28 August 2008, the SWFC officially opened for business.

Then it comes to the Bund, the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.

Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
 

Day 8

Shanghai    Suzhou
In the morning, take 1.5hours driving to Suzhou, a Garden-like city in China. After check-in your hotel in Suzhou, you will have a relaxing tour to the famous Humble Administrator's Garden, which is a representative of Suzhou Classical Chinese Garden. And then, visit New Suzhou Museum designed by I.M. Pei. Then continue to Silk Factory to find out how silk is being made..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou

Humble Administrator's GardenFounded in 514 BC, Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin. And Suzhou remains one of the most beautiful cities in China with its blue web of interlocking canals and classical gardens that inspired the Chinese to name it “paradise on earth” and Marco Polo to call the city the “Venice of the East” during his visit.

Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuozheng yuan) is the best representation of Chinese classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty. Its design is duplicated in many gardens throughout China, and there‘s even a replica in the New York Metropolitan Museum. In total, the garden contains 48 different buildings with 101 tablets, 40 stelae, 21 precious old trees, and over 700 Suzhou-style penza. In 1997, Zhuozheng Yuan, along with other classical gardens of Suzhou was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Suzhou Museum is a museum of more than 15,000 pieces of collections. Most are ancient paintings and calligraphy, ceramics, crafts, unearthed relics and revolution relics. New Suzhou Museum is the last design of Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei in his career. It is not only a public construction symbol in Suzhou, but also an innovative mark bridging Chinese architectural culture from the tradition to the future.

Silk has a history of some 4,500 years in China, so they have become adept at producing many different types of silk, as well as dyeing it and weaving different patterns into the fabric. Suzhou is famous for its silk production. In the Silk Factory you can see a display of the life-cycle of the silk worm and demonstrations of how the silk is harvested from the cocoons and eventually woven into fabric. It is quite astonishing to learn that one cocoon can produce about 2 km of silk strand, and that several of these strands are twined together to make a single thread. The process is so slow and painstaking; it comes as no surprise that genuine hand-made silk articles are so expensive.
 

Day 9

Suzhou   Tongli Water Town    Hangzhou
It will be a good experience to take a water town tour in Tongli before heading to Hangzhou, another beautiful city. It will take you about 1 hour to reach Tongli.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou

Tongli Water Town  Originally named Fushi, Tongli is an old but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years. Tongli is famous for its ‘one garden, two halls and three bridges’. One garden refers to Tuisi Garden. Two halls are Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall. Three bridges are Taiping Bridge (“Safety” in English), Jili Bridge (“Good luck” in English) and Changqing Bridge (“Longevity” in English). Local tradition calls for those celebrating a Wedding or Birthday to pass over all three bridges.  

After the tour, take a 2.5 hours driving to Hangzhou.
 

Day 10

 
Hangzhou
After breakfast, you will have a city tour to explore the beauty there, you can take a boat cruise on the West Lake for 1hour. Then move on to visit the Six Harmonious Pagoda and Lingyin Temple.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou
 
"Rippling waters shimmering on a sunny day,
Misty mountains shrouded by the rain;
Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi;
West Lake is always alluring.”
 
West LakeThese sentiments by the famous poet Su Dongpo, comparing West Lake with Xizi, the most renowned beauty of the Song Dynasty, leave one in no doubt of the splendor of the scenery that inspired them. Enclosed by the hills on three sides, the West Lake mirrors the surrounding landscape to form a panorama of great beauty. The lake was originally part of the Qitang River until its outlet became silted up. It is now 15km in circumference with an average depth of 1.8 meters.
 
The Lingyin Temple is regarded as one of the four temples by the side of the West Lake. The main hall, 33.6 meters high, is one of China's tallest single-story buildings, further distinguished by double eaves. Within, a statue of Sakyamuni, carved out of 24 pieces of camphor wood and gilded with 104 ounces of gold, stands an impressive 19.6 meters high.
 
Standing by the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Tower) has for hundreds of years been praised by poets and men of letters. The pagoda was constructed first in 970 during the Northern Song Dynasty to suppress the tidewaters. It is nearly 60 meters tall with 13 stories outside and seven inside. From here you can have a good view of the Qiantang River meandering far into the distance.


Day 11

Hangzhou
Discover another side of Hangzhou by visiting Huqingyu's Traditional Pharmacy and Qinghefang Ancient Street which is a cobble street lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, handicrafts and silk products. Then move on to Meijiawu Tea Village for a traditional tea ceremony and its significance to Chinese culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou

Collection of Huqingyu's Traditional Pharmacy Built in 1874 by Hu Xueyan, a "red-top official merchant", the Huqingyu's Traditional Pharmacy is worth mentioning that Huqingyu Drugstore fully carried out the medicine-making techniques and industry standards stated in the Prescriptions of the Bureau of Taiping People's Welfare Pharmacy drafted by the authorities of the Southern Song Dynasty. It is also fair to say that Hangzhou is the origin of "ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia" and Hu Qingyu Drugstore is an inheritor of the great tradition.

Qihefang Street is a well-designed old pedestrian street, which is the epitome of old Hangzhou. The original street has been ruined and it recently takes on a completely new look after lager-scale of restoration. Shops selling art crafts, souvenirs, silk, teahouses, and restaurants line on both sides of the street. Many famous century-old shops can be found along the street, such as Hu Qing Yu Pharmacy and Wang Xing Ji Fans. Hefang Street is otherwise known as the Snack Street for the diverse food it serves. The street clearly concentrates food from all around the country, while at some time highlighting the local flavors.
 

Day 12

Hangzhou    Guilin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Guilin. Arrive in this small city with great natural beauty of south China, you will have a short visit to the fantastic Reed Flute Cave during your way to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Reed Flute Cave Guilin is world-famous for its serene landscape, Karst limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. It is home to more than ten ethnic groups, including Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Hui and Dong. On the way from the airport to your hotel, you will see dozens of pretty hills everywhere in the city of Guilin. It is a city of hills and green trees and boasts one of the most photographed areas of China.

Reed Flute Cave is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments, that grow near the cave entrance. The caves are a feast for the eyes. The natural beauty of a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers creating an infinite variety of extraordinary scenes, creatively illuminated, is bound to evoke gasps of admiration. It is fitting then, that Reed Flute Cave is commonly praised as Nature’s Grand Art Palace.
 

Day 13

Guilin    Yangshuo
The highlight of today's sightseeing is a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle. Stay overnight in Yangshuo. In the evening, if you are interested, you can enjoy the night show called Impression of Liu San Jie as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo

Li River In the morning, be driven to Pier for your Li River Cruise. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin’s charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream.

After cruising for about four and a half hours, the one-thousand-year-old Yangshuo Town comes into sight. Yangshuo is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You’ll feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs, perfect gifts for friends and relatives.

Some guests may also hear about the night show- Impressions of Liu Sanjie performance. The site is only one mile from West Street in the world’s largest natural theatre which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, flanked by twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background, so you will enjoy a unique experience each time you attend.
 

Day 14

Yangshuo    Guilin    Guangzhou
In the morning, you can take a cycling or take bus driving around to enjoy the countryside view including the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Guilin airport for your short flight to Guangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Moon HillFrom Yangshuo, take a short, pleasant drive to the Moon Hill, a great limestone peak with a naturally created moon-shaped cavern passing through just below its summit. If you are interested, you can make a steep climb to the upper section of Moon Hill. The landscape is stunning viewed from Moon Hill; the skyline is lined with peaks of almost equal height – resembling a jumble of giant rock traffic-cones pointing skywards.

The Big Banyan Tree is located on the west bank of Jinbao River approximately 7.5km south of Yangshuo. It is said to have a history of nearly 1,400 years and has survived centuries of wind and rain. The Big Banyan Tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the main trunk, and spans an area of 1000 square meters. As a major tourist attraction, the enormous Banyan is famous for its age and towering beauty. It is also noted because the Chinese film ‘The legend of Liu Sanjie’ was partly shot here. The beautiful love story adds to the magic of this centuries-old tree.

Guangzhou is a civilized ancient city with a history of more than 2200 years, the same age as the ancient city of Rome in Italy. It was also the earliest trade port in China that opened to the world and was the starting port of the “silk road” on the sea since the Han and Tang Dynasties. The city is now the capital of Guangdong province, you can see there ultra-modern hotels and office blocks rub shoulders with traditional temples, wet markets and historic buildings.
 

Day 15

Guangzhou
Today, you will take a city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Shamian Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Temple of Chen FamilyDr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton. It is built to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great architect of Chinese revolution. The hall was constructed between 1929 and 1931, on the site of the former Presidential Palace.

Temple of Chen Family is one of the most culturally unique complexes in Southern China. Built in the 1890s, the complex is comprised of 19 buildings which are known for great decorations, woodcarvings, and iron castings and so on.

With the famous Thousand-Buddha Pagoda standing in the temple, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong si) enshrines three Buddhist statuses in its Grand Hall, which were cast in the Qing Dynasty in 1663. In the Sixth Ancestor Hall, visitors can find a copper statue of Huineng, the sixth founder of a sect of Buddhism.  

Shamian Island is a sandbank island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou city. The territory was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing Dynasty government in the 19th century. The island is a historical area that serves as a tranquil reminder of the colonial European period, with quiet pedestrian avenues flanked by trees and lined by historical buildings in various states of upkeep. The island now is the location of several hotels, a youth hostel, restaurants and tourist shops selling curios and souvenirs.
 

Day 16

Guangzhou    Shenzhen
In the morning, you will take a train to Shenzhen (about 1 hour by D-train). Then begin your explore of Shenzhen. Firstly, you will visit the Splendid China. After lunch, visit the Mineral Museum and the China Folk Culture Village. At night, Dances between China Dragon & Phoenix is available as your optional night show (at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shenzhen

Splendid China Shenzhen, the one-time small fishing village, was singled out by the then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1978 to be developed into a Special Economic Zone. Apart from its rapid commercial development, it is named the “International Green City” in the Green Oscars in 2000 and has become the most popular weekend escape for Hong Kong people. Shenzhen is the sister city of Brisbane, Australia since 1992.

If your time is tight and you can’t squeeze in a tour of China, a visit to this theme park - Splendid China is the answer! It showcases major tourist attractions-perfectly reproduced in miniature-and “houses” 24 ethnic villages on site while demonstrations of traditional customs, arts and crafts take place daily. In addition, more than 500 artistes perform every night at the dazzling evening show.
 

Day 17

Shenzhen    HK
Today, you will leave Shenzhen for Hong Kong, this busy, modern but still very traditional city. You will first be transferred to Shenzhen Airport then take the direct bus from there to Hong Kong. On arrival, you will be greeted at the bus station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bustling and vibrant destination boasting a rich blend of Chinese and European traditions. Visitors to this “Pearl of the Orient” will experience breathtaking views from Victoria Peak, the uniqueness of Aberdeen’s Floating Community, and the offerings at Stanley Market. It would be hard to find a more exiting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center home to shopping like no place.
 

Day 18

Hong Kong
Today, enjoy your city highlight tour to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen and Repulse Bay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

View from Victoria PeakVictoria Peak is Hong Kong’s premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views. You will experience the dazzling panorama of Hong Kong Island, the Victoria Harbor, the Kowloon Peninsula and hills beyond. By night, you are thrilled to the neon-light skyline. What’s more, the Peak offers visitors a multitude of fantastic entertainment, dining and shopping options.

Aberdeen is also located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. It is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. The traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community that spreads up the nearby hillsides. To get a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, many visitors take a sampan ride. In the evenings, any others prefer to take in the view from the floating seafood restaurant anchored there.

The wide and wave-lapped beach - Repulse Bay is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls early morning or at sunset when all is at peace. As well as sun, sea and sand, there are plenty of diversions nearby. The former colonial style Repulse Bay Hotel and the ornate Life Guard Club built in traditional Chinese style is all there for you to explore.
 

Day 19

Hong Kong      Macau    Hong Kong
In the morning, your local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby then accompany you for the one day Macau experience tour. You will first be transferred to the pier and take a jet boat to Macau (45 minutes riding). On arrival, enjoy your relaxing tour there, which covers the most classic sites in Macau that including the Ruins of St. Paul's, A-Ma Temple, Maritime Museum and Golden Lotus Square. If you are interested, you can also go to Casino and have a try. In the late afternoon, take jet boat back to Hong Kong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

A-Ma TempleOne of the most classic tourism sites in Macau, the ruins of St. Paul’s, somehow, can be considered the landmark of Macau. Firstly completed at the year 1580, the church of St. Paul its architecture combined Renaissance-style and oriental-style in harmonious way. Experienced the baptism of fire for three times, this well decorated and furnished church been destroyed and only the stone facade can tell people its brilliant glories in the old times.

A-Ma Temple or Mazu Temple, as the oldest religious temples in Macau, it have a history of over 500-year, which can be dated back to 1488, even before the city of Macau came into being. In ancient times, people believed that Mazu was the “Goddess of the Sea” and the “Protector of Fishermen”, so they built this solemn temple to show their devout. This construction been made of 4 main parts: the Stone Palace, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence and the Hall of Kuan Yin. The temple has been listed in the World Heritage record in 2005.

Been completed at the year of 1987, just opposite to A-Ma Temple, Maritime Museum is believed to be the very place where the Portuguese first landed. The shape of this museum is just like a sailing ship. It consists of the main building, the Fishermen Hall, the Maritime Hall and the Navigation Technology and Transportation Hall, the Aquarium. It just showed that, the Macau’s history always close connected to the sea.

A 6-meter tall large sculpture of "Lotus Flower in Full Bloom" unveils its beauty on the joint area of 3 main streets, which aimed to celebrate the return of sovereignty of Macau in 1999. This area hence the name Golden Lotus Square or Lotus Square, becomes a newly tourism spots.

The golden lotus made of gilded bronze and weights 6.5 tons, the major part of it, with 16 components in total, is composed of a stem, petals and pistil. The base of the flower consists of 23 pieces of red granite.
 

Day 20

Departure Hong Kong
In the morning, take express train back to Hong Kong for your flight to next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Service End

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   6176   7173   8146
2-5 persons 3850 4647 4349 5644 4835 6617
6-9 persons 2957 3753 3455 4750 3942 5723
10 persons & above 2460 3167 2874 3996 3433 5113
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   6324   6955   8464
2-5 persons 3962 4795 4278 5425 5033 6935
6-9 persons 3069 3901 3385 4532 4139 6041
10 persons & above 2518 3241 2792 3789 3561 5327
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   6808   7658   9386
2-5 persons 4243 5279 4668 6128 5532 7856
6-9 persons 3350 4386 3775 5235 4639 6963
10 persons & above 2740 3607 3185 4498 4041 6209

Remarks:
1.The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4.The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Travel insurance.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
7.Any items not specified in the plan.

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