Tour Itinerary of Beijing to Guilin and Hong Kong Family Tours

10-Day Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong Tour (CHT-FT-06)

This family friendly tour has activities which all the family will enjoy and will make it something that your family will remember forever. In Beijing, after taking rickshaw in Hutong area, visit the Water Magic Theme Park at the Olympic Water Cube Swimming Centre. Experience the daily life of local residence and Bamboo Rafting on Yulong Bridge while In Yangshuo. No kids want to miss the Ocean Park Aquarium in Hong Kong. They’re interesting and fun for everyone.

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Day 1

 

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing), A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group)

- A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group):

A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group) includes free rental for the cell phone and SIM card (Includes prepaid value of CNY 50), delivery and collection in China. Return the phone to your guide when you depart. For more about the cell phone rental service, please click cell phone rental information.

China Highlights also provides a Wi-Fi package so that you can connect to the internet in China anytime and anywhere. Our 3G service provides speeds of up to 21Mbps on your smart phone, pad or laptop, so you can stay in contact. For more detail please visit Wi-Fi rental information .

 

Accommodations: Sunworld Hotel Beijing (Deluxe) Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel Beijing (Economy) Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior) 

 

Day 2

 

Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: The Forbidden City, Hutong tour, Local Family Visit and Dumpling Making, Tiananmen Square, Baigongfang Pearl Market
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Free As A Bird Restaurant

- The Forbidden City (2.5 hours): The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site, and is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world, with great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.
Hutong tour, Local Family Visit and Dumpling Making: Visit the old alleyways (Hutong) of the Xicheng District and walk along the bank of the beautiful Houhai lake area. Visit a local family in one of the traditional courtyard houses. Chat with the families about their life, learn to make Chinese dumplings (jiaozi), and share the meal (dumplings and other dishes) with them.
Time: 2 Hours
- Tiananmen Square (50 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
- Free As A Bird Restaurant: Wing Stake is built and decorated in a traditional courtyard house style. They serve traditional Sichuan style in keeping with the restaurant’s theme. The paintings and setting complete the atmosphere. It is a nice place to dine and hang out.

Accommodations: Sunworld Hotel Beijing (Deluxe) Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel Beijing (Economy) Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior) 

 

Day 3

 

Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant

- Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours): Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) (2 hours): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant: Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant is near Great Wall of Mutianyu section. This garden style restaurant serves farmhouse dishes, specializing in rainbow trout, sturgeon and salmon. The fabulous taste will leave you with great memories.

Accommodations: Sunworld Hotel Beijing (Deluxe) Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel Beijing (Economy) Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior) 

 

Day 4

Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Water Magic Cube Amusement Park, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Jin Ding Xuan Restaurant

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony (2 hours): The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan'(Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
- Water Magic Cube Amusement Park: The National Aquatics Centre is now reopen to the public. A large water amusement park is built inside the water cube, which is expected to be the best indoor water park in China. Allowing a total attendance of 6,000 people, it is equipped with amusement facilities including wave machines and a mass of slides, the water amusement park are an ideal place for families with kids to escape summer heat and have fun.
- Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube) (1 hour): Located at the north end of the central axis of Beijing City, with a large area of 1215 hectares, it contains National museum, exhibition area, Olympic Village and Olympic competition avenues. Approximately 31 venues are used in Beijing Olympics, including National Stadium, the Bird's Nest and National Aquatics Center. You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
- Jin Ding Xuan Restaurant: Established in 1998, Jin Ding Xuan Restaurant has become an iconic brand in Beijing. The restaurant serves Sichuan, Shandong, Cantonese and Huai foods. The overall high standard of food, 24/7 service and friendly staff give this restaurant a great reputation.

Accommodations: Sunworld Hotel Beijing (Deluxe) Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel Beijing (Economy) Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (Superior) 

 

Day 5

Place & Transport: Beijing to Guilin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant

- Reed Flute Cave (1 hour): Located 5 kilometers northwest of Guilin city, the Reed Flute Cave gets the name from the reeds used for making flutes and pipes that grow at its entrance. The cave is regarded as the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin. It is 240 meters long, and the length of the tour is about 550 meters offering a magic land of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors. The visit lasts for 40 minutes and there are a lot of steps. Watch your step as the lights are dim. You guide will show you by electric torch.
- Elephant Trunk Hill (40 minutes): Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River. It is the symbol of Guilin with 55 meters high and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River. The hill is pierced with many caves and topped with a small pagoda.
- McFound Restaurant: A restaurant which decorated in traditional northern style, with wheaten food of full aroma and household atmosphere of authentic culture, is warmly welcome for customers.

Accommodations: Sheraton Guilin (Superior) Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe) Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy) 

 

Day 6

 

Place & Transport: Guilin to Yangshuo (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. (4 hours): A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery, there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.The Li river cruise is by a medium size boat which can accommodate about 140 passengers.

Accommodations: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel (Economy) Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe) Green Lotus Hotel (Superior) 

 

Day 7

 

Place & Transport: Yangshuo (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Visit to Local Farmers Market, Bamboo Rafting at Yulong Bridge, Yangshuo Chinese Painting or Calligraphy Learning, Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Visit to Local Farmers Market: The Guilin local farmers' markets are a great place to see and experience the life and work of the local people. The fresh vegetables, meats, various household supplies and live fowl are supplied fresh to the markets each day. The markets open early in the morning at 6am and close about 7pm each day. The two busiest times are early morning and in the afternoon from about 4-6pm. This is the time that people finish work and come to buy some food for the evening meal. The market is a good place to experience bargaining with the farmers and get a fair price for something good to try.

Business Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm
Tips: the market is very crowned in at peak times, mind you purse and wallets.
Time: 1
Bamboo Rafting at Yulong Bridge: Bamboo Rafting from Yulong Bridge is quite a exciting experience, it is located in the down stream of Yulong River, and takes 40 minutes drive to get there. People regarded this part of scenery as "The Paradise in the World". The boat goes through the peaceful river, the rice paddy fields, water buffalos and the birds sing combine like entering a fairyland. Round trip bamboo rafting returns to the same place at Yulong Bridge.

Yangshuo Chinese Painting or Calligraphy Learning:

In this one hour class, you will be introduced to some basic skills in painting and taught to draw a simple picture under the guidance of our teacher. Drawing tools like brush, ink, paper, and ink-grind are provided.

 

What happens during the class?

1. Full illustration of the combination of Chinese painting by the teacher, then the use of ink, paper and painting brush pen.


2. Demonstration by the teacher.

3. Learn how to paint bamboo, which is representative of Chinese painting material.

4. Complete the painting and keep your works after the class.

 

There is an option to learn Chinese Calligraphy if you are interested in it.


Time: 1
Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class: This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.
What happens during the class?
1. Meet the teacher in cooking school and choose two meat dishes and one vegetable dish from the menu.
2. Walk to local farmer's market and see different kinds of seasonable vegetable and meat sell in the market.
3. Back to school to start the class, there are three steps to learn: chopping, frying and seasoning.
4. Taste the dishes you cook and receive the recipes after class.
Time: 3

 

Accommodations: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel (Economy) Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe) Green Lotus Hotel (Superior) 

 

Day 8

 

Place & Transport: Yangshuo to Guilin to Hong Kong, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at cafe Del Moon

- Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local farmers.
- cafe Del Moon: Cafe Del Moon is one of the most popular restaurants in Yangshuo West Street, it serve western cuisine especially for firewood pizza, as well as variety of ground coffee are provided in the restaurants, people can choose to take the upstairs seat to enjoy the surrounding mountain scenery.

Accommodations: Harbour Grand Kowloon (Superior) Stanford Hillview Hotel Metropark Hotel Kowloon 

 

Day 9

 

Place & Transport: Hong Kong
Today's Activities: One Day Hong Kong Island and Ocean Park Tour to Hong Kong Island,Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Ocean Park Tour(meals not inclusive)
Meals: Breakfast

--One Day Hong Kong Island and Ocean Park Tour to Hong Kong Island,Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Ocean Park Tour(meals not inclusive) : You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide who will accompany you for your tour. The tour will last a time of maximum 10 hours. In Hong Kong Island you will visit Victoria Peak, it's the highest in Hong Kong. Then visit beautiful Repulse Bay, it's the "Golden Beach" in Hong Kong. Next spot is Aberdeen, lots of fish men live and work there. At last, visit Ocean Park, dolphins are good actors or actresses. Your guide and driver will choose the best route for the tour that day based on your hotel's location and the day's traffic conditions.(meals not inclusive)
Note:The price includes the private car/van transfer to and from the Victoria Peak. You can also choose to take the cable car at extra cost. The cable car is HK$28 per adult for the one way and HK$40 per adult for the round trip. The cost for the child is HK$11 and HK$20.

Accommodations: Harbour Grand Kowloon (Superior) Stanford Hillview Hotel Metropark Hotel Kowloon 

 

Day 10

 

Place & Transport: Depart Hong Kong, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
Meals: Breakfast

 

 
 
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    Beijing To Guilin Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Guilin To Hong Kong Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
     
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
 
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