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China Experience with Hong Kong (2185)

12 Day Tour from Shanghai to Hong Kong

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On this tour through China, you'll explore some of China's most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You'll start with three nights in Shanghai, end with three nights in Hong Kong, spend three nights in Beijing, and two nights in Xi’an.

A highlight of this China tour includes a visit to Xi’an, where you’ll discover the Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China’s first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Of course, no tour to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re standing on this famous site, taking in the fascinating history and surrounding mountainous views!

Other highlights of this China tour include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years, and Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China’s emperors from 1420 to 1912. In Hong Kong, take a cable-car ride for sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, traverse the Central District on the historic “Ding Ding” double decker tram, and enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

You’ll also enjoy a Peking duck dinner in Beijing, a walking tour of the Muslim quarter in Xi’an, a visit to a Silk Museum in Shanghai, and more. For the value-minded traveler, this China tour has it all!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and a silk factory

XI’AN
Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall; walking tour through Muslim quarter

BEIJING
Guided city sightseeing including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck farewell dinner

HONG KONG
Ride on Star Ferry; cable car ride to Victoria Peak; visit the dried seafood market; dim sum lunch; Host service during your stay

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director

Scenic Highlights:

Wuzhen water town, the Bund, Tang Dynasty show, Great Wall of China

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Imperial Palace
  • Beijing Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Great Wall of China
  • Terracotta Warriors
Transportation:

Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring in China. Sightseeing vehicle in Hong Kong

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

SHANGHAI, CHINA Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2

SHANGHAI Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful Yu Yuan Gardens, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the Shanghai Museum, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a silk factory to learn about the silk-making process. Tonight, join your traveling companions for dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 3

SHANGHAI Explore Shanghai at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the historic water town of Wuzhen, renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

SHANGHAI–XI’AN Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

XI’AN One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of Terracotta Warriors that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. Later, walk along the ancient city wall of Xi’an. The balance of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 6

XI’AN–BEIJINGThis morning, take a walking tour through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before your flight to Beijing, capital of China.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

BEIJING Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tian’anmen Square past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 8

BEIJING The Great Wall of China once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, Peking duck.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 9

BEIJING–HONG KONGAfter breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

HONG KONGYour sightseeing tour begins with a ride on the popular Star Ferry from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. On arrival, take a cable-car ride up Victoria Peak for panoramic vistas. Then, explore the old Sheung Wan neighborhood and visit the dried seafood market before traversing the Central District aboard the historic double-decker tram, commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding,” due to the sound of its bell. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

HONG KONGEnjoy free time for independent exploration.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

HONG KONGYour tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JERRY WU

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"China is a fantastic place, and Jerry is excited to share with you over 5,000 years of history, invite you to experience the rich and lively culture, and enjoy his country's unique and natural scenery."

Tour Director -  JERRY WU

 Accommodations

BEIJING
HONG KONG
SHANGHAI
XI'AN

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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