Ancient and Cosmopolitan Private Tour (4★ & 5★ option)

9 Days

4★ from £2719     5★ from £2940

Explore the contrasting and diverse cities (and their cultures) of Beijing, Xian and Hong Kong. Your journey starts in the ancient city of Beijing visiting all the historic attractions including Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and the Great Wall. You then fly to the ancient city of Xian where you will visit one of the most significant and extremely impressive archaeological finds, The Terracotta Warriors. Your final stop will be 2 nights in the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Hong Kong. A half day island tour will include a ride on the famous Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, offering a spectacular perspective of the city. You will also be taken to the must-go places of Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. The rest of the day and following day is at your leisure to explore Hong Kong at your own pace or simply relax by the stunning rooftop swimming pool.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers and Transport in China
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance Fees to the sites listed
  • Airport Taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
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2016 – 17

Day 1 London Heathrow to Beijing
You will take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Beijing with British Airways

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. You will have a chance to relax before your guide will escort you for dinner where you will meet and greet your fellow group members.

Day 3 Beijing City tour (B)
In the morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven – this was the place where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvest for the year, where you can observe the tradition of practicing Tai Chi in the courtyard. This will be followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square, the biggest square in the world. Finally, there will be a visit to the Forbidden City which served as the grand imperial palace for centuries.

Day 4 Great Wall (B)
Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a post along the wall offering breathtaking views in a less crowded atmosphere. Mutianyu was built in the mid-6th century and its rich history can be observed in its unique construction.

Day 5 Fly to Xian (B)
In the morning visit the Summer Palace, which includes a grand collection of lakes, gardens, palaces and scenic views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake. This will be followed by opportunity for photographs at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, which hosted the memorable 2008 Olympics and 2015 World Championships. Your final stop of the day will be at the Hutongs. Here, you can have a personal insight into the everyday life of traditional Beijing citizens. Finally, you will catch a flight to Xian.

Day 6 Terracotta Warriors (B)
Today your guide will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors, a stunning collection of ten thousand life size statues of the Chinese army made over two thousand years ago, yet preserved almost perfectly. This will be followed by a visit to the ancient city wall in Xian in the afternoon, which can be enjoyed through a peaceful stroll or a bike ride. It is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, it is one of the largest military defensive systems in the world.

Day 7 Xian to Hong Kong (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of day is free for leisure.

Day 8 Hong Kong (B)
Today we have a half day island tour, starting in the morning we visit Victoria Peak with a tram ride up, Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. Afternoon is free at your leisure.

Day 9 Fly to London Heathrow (B)
Day at your leisure. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to UK.

4★ Private Tour Hotels
Novotel Xinqiao Beijing 4 ★
Grand New World Xian 4 ★
Harbour Grand Kowloon 5 ★

Novotel Xinqiao Beijing
Beijing: Novotel Xinqiao


Xian: Grand New World


Hong Kong: Harbour Grand Kowloon

5★ Private Hotels
Regent Beijing 5 ★
Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5 ★
Harbour Grand Kowloon 5 ★

Regent Beijing
Beijing: Regent

Sofitel on Renmin Square
Xian: Sofitel on renmin square


Hong Kong: Harbour Grand Kowloon