The Majestic Panorama China Tour (17N/18D)
No. : 212 Price: USD
Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival (No Meal)
Arrival in Hong Kong, well-known as an international metropolis, situated in the geographical and economic center of Asia. Meet with your local guide at the airport and then transfer to the hotel.
2 nights at The Metropark Hotel Causeway Hong Kong or similar one
Day 2 Hong Kong (B/L)
Full day excursion of Kowloon and Island Tour including the Wong Tai Sin Temple, which is one of Hong Kong's busiest and most interesting temples and has been the home to three religions - Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, its natural setting and beautifully or namented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre, followed by the visits to the Nanlian Garden, Brid Garden, Alberdeen, Repulse Bay and the Victoria Peak.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Day 3 Hong Kong-Guilin by Train (B/L)
Morning take high-speed train to Guilin (appr. 3 hours), and visit the Reed Flute Cave, illuminated by colored lighting, a fantastic spectacle is found in many variations; then transfer to the hotel.
3 nights at Bravo Hotel Guilin or similar one
Day 4 Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin (B/L)
Morning Cruise down the Li River, enjoy the spectacular scenery on the way to Yangshuo, upon arrival, walk along the West Street where is also named as “Globle Village” due to its diverse lifestyle; then take a Bamboo Rafting Tour on Yulong River before transferring back to Guilin.
Bamboo Rafting Tour
Day 5 Guilin-Longsheng-Guilin (B/L)
Transfer to Longsheng (appr. 2 hours) for a visit of the Backbone of the Dragon Rice Terrace, one of the biggest Rice Fields in China, take photos and admire the beautiful rural sceneries in the nearby fields, after lunch on the top of the hill, transfer back to Guilin. Evening enjoy a wonder of Dream on Water.
Day 6 Guilin-Nanjing by flight (B)
Morning fly to Nanjing (appr. 2 hours), afternoon tour of the Ming Xiaoling Tomb , which is one of the largest imperial tombs in China, then visit the Zhonghua City Gate, the south city gate of the Nanjing Ancient City Wall. It is the largest existing castle-style gate in China, followed by a visit to the Confucius Temple and a relaxing stroll alongside the Qinhuai River.
1 night at Mandarian Garden Hotel Nanjing or similar one
Ming Xiaoling Tomb
Day 7 Nanjing-Tunxi by Train (B/L)
Morning take high-speed train to Tunxi (appr. 3.5 hours), walking tour of the Tunxi Ancient Town, located in the central district of Huangshan City, it has a stone pedestrian street lined with old shops and restaurants in restored buildings, some originally dating back to the Song Dynasty and all in the traditional style of the region's Huizhou culture; besides, its street once was elected as one of "Ten Historic and Cultural Street of China" in 2009.
2 nights at Huangshan Parkview Hotel or similar one
Day 8 Tunxi-Huangshan Mt. (B/L)
Morning tour to one of the most famous mountains in China, commonly known as Yellow Mountain. The mountain peaks rising out of a sea of clouds give people an impression that the mountain is an island floating over the clouds. Take the cable-car up to North Sea Scenic Area, which is famous for marvelous precipitous peaks, beautiful giant pine trees and far-reaching vision. Where you will have the opportunity to visit Lion Peak, Flower-Scattering Valley and Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, then down the mountain by a cable car and transfer to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 9 Huanshan-Xidi (B/L)
Morning transfer to Shexian County, en-route visit the Lingshan Village and a stroll on the Lingshan Ancient water street. The village is surrounded by a vast bamboo grove, named Lingshan Bamboo Forest. Afternoon visit a Tofu Workshop to learn the processes for making Tofu (Beancurd) from bean selection, soymilk grinding, cooking etc., then transfer to your hotel located in Xidi Village.
1 night at Palace Huangshan Xidi Hotel or similar one
Day 10 Xidi/Tunxi-Shanghai by Train (B/L)
Morning visit Xidi Village, then transfer to visit the Hui Cuisine Museum, where you can try some Hui-Style Cuisine, learn how to cook the traditional typical snacks, such as cook a Meigancai Pork Pancake or other local snacks; later afternoon, transfer to the station for your evening train back to Shanghai.
3 nights at Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar one
Day 11 Shanghai (B/L)
Tour of the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden and its nearby bazaars, which is one of the most exquisite garden in Southern China, then followed by an hour Cruise on Huangpujiang River, then a relaxing stroll along the Bund.
Day 12 Shanghai (B/L/D)
Morning transfer and visit a nearby small town - Zhujiajiao Water Town to enjoy a short boat ride along the zigzag rivers and bridges if weather permits, then back to the city for a leisure time at Nanjing Road. Evening enjoy a Lost Plate Food Tour to experience the local delicacies and cultures of this Metropolis.
Day 13 Shanghai-Taiyuan by flight-Pingyao by private vehicle (B/L)
Morning fly to Taiyuan (appr. 2.5 hours), visit the Jinci Temple before you head for Pingyao. The Temple is a historical and cultural site gathering precious ancient architecture, sculptures, frescos and steles; while the ancient sculptures are especially famous and exquisite; then continue your trip to your hotel in Pingyao.
2 nights at Yunjingcheng Hotel Pingyao or similar one
Day 14 Pingyao (B/L)
Guided tour of the Ancient Town of Pingyao. The town boasts a brilliant past with rich culture deposits. You will see the ancient-style buildings with similar decorations, such as house eaves, stone stairs, huge plaques, arches and courtyard walls lined on the narrow streets. Evening discovering the narrow streets of the old town which are lit by red lanterns hanging from doorways.
Day 15 Pingyao-Beijing by Train (B)
Morning take high-speed train to Beijing (appr. 4 hours), the capital city of China, the center of history, culture and economy of the country. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the city center.
3 nights at Penta Hotel Beijing or similar one
Day 16 Beijing (B/L)
Morning visit to the Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City (Closed on Monday), where used to be the Chinese imperial palace for the emperors and their families in mid-Ming and Qing Dynasties, after lunch, visit the Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the old time.
Day 17 Beijing (B/L)
Early morning tour to the Temple of Heaven and enjoy a Taiji practice with the locals in the park, then continue your trip to the world famous Mutianyu Great Wall, which is 73km far from the city center, then back to the city in the late afternoon.
Day 18 Beijing Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for flight back home.
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