12 Days Panorama Tour of China

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12 Days Panorama Tour of China

Destination:

Hong Kong (2 Nights) ,Guilin (2 Nights) ,Shanghai (2 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Beijing (3 Nights)

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP96

Summary:

Ancient cultures, modern miracles and picturesque scenery in China. You can add Hong Kong -The Pearl of the Orient, to this route and make it a stunning mix.

1Highlights & Map

Enjoy panorama view of Hong Kong at Victoria Peak Cruise along beautiful landmarks of Li River Stroll on Huangpu River Bund and view modern constructions at Shanghai View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Visit the legendary military defense work - Great Wall

2Itinerary

Day 01Hong Kong

Destinations: Arrive in Hong Kong

Activities: You'll be met on arrival in Hong Kong. On the way to the hotel, your guide will explain tomorrow's arrangements. Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag.

Hotel: NEWTON HOTEL KOWLOON

66 Boundary Street, MongkokShow Map

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Day 02Hong Kong

Destinations: Hong Kong

Activities: Hong Kong is a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture. Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower. Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive residential areas.

Hotel: NEWTON HOTEL KOWLOON

66 Boundary Street, MongkokShow Map

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Day 03Hong Kong, Guilin

Destinations: Hong Kong to Guilin

Activities: Free time on your own for the day. In late afternoon or evening, fly to Guilin.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 04Guilin

Destinations: Guilin

Activities: Guilin is famous for its stunning scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of a Li River Cruise boat. The boats leave from various wharves, according to river height at different times of the year, and you'll be transferred to the appropriate pier for an unforgettable trip downriver to the lovely old town of Yangshuo. You can spend the afternoon exploring the little town, or take an optional excursion to the local villages.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

No.14 Ronghu South Rd.Show Map

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Day 05Guilin, Shanghai

Destinations: Guilin to Shanghai

Activities: Elephant Trunk Hill (which really does look like an elephant drinking from the river) and Reed Flute Cave , which is a vast and very impressive cave system, are two of the best attractions in the city. Fly to Shagnhai in the afternoon.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 06Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today you visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden (the most famous garden in Shanghai) which is decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. The Jade Buddha Temple follows. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the monk's tea ceremony. We conclude the day with Nanjing Road "shopper's paradise" and the Bund, part of Shanghai's colonial past. It is home to a myriad of European styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. The Bund is a must-see site when visiting Shanghai. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 07Shanghai, Xi'an

Destinations: Shanghai to Xi'an

Activities: Free time on your own and then transfer to airport and fly to Xi'an.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 08Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities: Spend today visiting some marvelous historical sites in and around this most ancient city, which was the national capital for over 1,000 years, and the starting point of the Silk Road. Despite a lot of modern development Xi'an remains a charming city, and you'll enjoy visiting the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Then out to see the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 09Xi'an, Beijing

Destinations: Xi'an to Beijing

Activities: Fly to Beijing. Free time on your own, or take an optional tour to the Hutongs or enjoy a show of acrobatics.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 10Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 11Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 12Beijing

Destinations: Depart from Beijing

Activities: Free time on your own and then transfer to airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Jose Baron

Aug.08, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear Jame,

We just want to thank you for the wonderful experiences in China that was made possible by China Travel Depot. Our trip ended on 27th July and we are back in the full swing of things.

We really enjoyed it thoroughly and want to congratulate you and all our wonderful guides and drivers on the arrangements. We were treated so well and learned so much from each of them. Special thanks to Michael in Shanghai, Fei in Guillin (Especially with the help with the bike-ride), Richard in Xi-an and Richard in Beijing. They all bent over backwards to accommodate our special needs and itinerary.

This is a trip we will cherish and not forget. It made a lasting impression for us and we will definitely recommend China Travel Depot to all our friends!

Kindest regards,

Jose Baron
Sweden
would
recommend

Ms. Debra Searles

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear Tom,

Generally we were very pleased during the trip and very happy having chosen China Travel Depot. My mum is a very difficult person, but she's also very satisfied and wants to do it again in 2 years’ time.

We would like to express our special thanks to your guides. They are not only professional guides, but really kind persons as well! They were giving us all the necessary information during our trips, supporting us all the time! Each of our guides did an excellent job as tourist guide. Good knowledge of the sites and cities, willing to help and punctual. They explained very well and enough to do not bother us with so much information. All of them have a good English.

Our drivers were very helpful and a good drivers. The cars were kept clean. The hotels were always first rate and totally enjoyable. Wonderful selections.

Thank you once again for the wonderful tour and have no hesitation in highly recommending your service to other prospective travellers.

Best Regards,
Debra Searles,
U.S.A.
would
recommend

Ms. Debra Searles

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""

Dear Tom,

Generally we were very pleased during the trip and very happy having chosen China Travel Depot. My mum is a very difficult person, but she's also very satisfied and wants to do it again in 2 years’ time.

We would like to express our special thanks to your guides. They are not only professional guides, but really kind persons as well! They were giving us all the necessary information during our trips, supporting us all the time! Each of our guides did an excellent job as tourist guide. Good knowledge of the sites and cities, willing to help and punctual. They explained very well and enough to do not bother us with so much information. All of them have a good English.

Our drivers were very helpful and a good drivers. The cars were kept clean. The hotels were always first rate and totally enjoyable. Wonderful selections.

Thank you once again for the wonderful tour and have no hesitation in highly recommending your service to other prospective travellers.

Best Regards,
Debra Searles,
U.S.A.

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