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8-Day China Private Tour of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau

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Overview:

What’s in your mind when talking about China’s Greater Bay Area? This area will become a world-class bay area, the next Silicon Valley and a united hub for economic growth, innovation, culture and living. To have a better understanding and in-depth exploration, it is a good idea to cover Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the four key cities of the Greater Bay Area into one trip for 8 days. You’ll first reach “Pearl of the Orient” – Hong Kong with distinctive culture which blends Chinese, British and indigenous influences. With a high speed train to Guangzhou, you’ll enter a land full of Lingnan culture where you can trace a history over 2200 years. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China ,Cantonese cuisine come from here, is about 136 kilometers from Hong Kong and takes one hour to get to there. Guangzhou forms a perfect mixture of traditional and modern culture no matter if you are a history buff or looking for a family-friendly holiday destination. Just across the Hong Kong border lies UNESCO-awarded city of design Shenzhen, a southern Chinese metropolis that has exploded in size since it became a Special Economic Zone in 1979. With 1-hour ferry ride to Macau, you’ll travel from Shenzhen to Macau. Known as “the Las Vegas of Asia”, Macau is best known for its gambling, but it’s beyond the casinos that you really start to discover this diverse city. No matter you are history lovers, culture seekers, foodies, architecture fans, shoppers, this tour perfectly fit your expectation and needs.

Tour Code

CHN8D7N-HGSM-907

Duration

8 Days/ 7 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Hong Kong arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong!Our local guide is ready to pick you up, you will find your local guide waiting for you in the Arrival Hall of the airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and your guide will help you with the check-in.The rest of the day is free for you to make your own arrangements.

Day 2Hong Kong

Attractions: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hong Kong

This morning, our local guide and driver is ready to pick you up at your hotel or a designated location (such as the airport, train station or subway station). The magical journey at Hong Kong has begun. Today’s half-day tour of Hong Kong starts at the Victoria Peak. The tram will take you to the highest peak in Hong Kong. You can also climb the observation deck for a panoramic view of Hong Kong.

Then go to Repulse Bay. Repulse Bay is known as the “Hawaii of the East”.This crescent-shaped beach is the most famous beach in Hong Kong, with a long coastline, soft sand, clear water and perfect temperatures here, and is also a gathering place for the city’s wealthiest residents. Enjoy the beautiful sea view and visit the Tin Hau Temple located on the beach. Continue to visit Aberdeen Fishing Village where you can feel an old traditional fishing village and see rows of old boats, sampans and private yachts. After the tour you will be driven back to your hotel in the city centre. This afternoon and eveningis at your disposal.

Day 3Hong Kong

Attractions: Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Big Buddha, Wisdom Path, Tai O
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hong Kong

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer about 1 hour to Tung Chung of Lantau Island – the largest outlying island of Hong Kong. Upon arrival at Tung Chung, ride the 25-minute wonderful Ngong Ping 360 cable car which is famed as one of the world’s most amazing cable car experiences and the most spectacular way to reach Ngong Ping Village. With the cable car, you will get breathtaking panorama of Hong Kong International Airport, vast South China Sea, verdant and mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, and 360-degree view of Ngong Ping Plateau. When landing the earth at Ngong Ping Village, go to visit the largest Buddhist temple of Hong Kong – Po Lin Monastery which is composed of palatial prayer halls, shrines, courtyards, gardens and a scripture library. Located opposite the monastery is Tian Tan Big Buddha – the biggest seated bronze Buddha in the world at 34 meters high. You need to climb 268 steps up to the statue to marvel at its
magnificence. From here you can also enjoy super views over the lush greenery of Lantau
Island. If you like, take a walk for 20 minutes to reach Wisdom Path to see a series of 38
wooden steles arranged in a ∞ pattern that stands for infinity. After lunch, ride a bus down the Ngong Ping Village to explore the Venice of Hong Kong – TaiO which is more than three centuries old, and still retains most of its historical setting such as waterways, stilt houses and fishing boats and its fishing village scenery. Then transfer by bus to Tung Chung and drive back to your hotel.

Day 4Hong Kong - Guangzhou

Attractions: Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Museum of the Mausoleum of the
Nanyue King, Huacheng Square, Canton Tower
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guangzhou

On this day, you’ll be transferred to the Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station for your high speed train to Guangzhou (about 1 hour). At this station, you need to be checked your documents (valid passport and China visa) to go to Guangzhou. We have arrange you a local guide and driver to pick you up from the rail way station,they will escort you to the hotel we have booked for you.The guide will help you with check in.

In this afternoon, start to explore the old and new Guangzhou City from Yuexiu Park, the largest city park in Guangzhou. Stroll leisurely in the verdant park to see the Five Rams Statue from which you will savor the interesting legendary story of the five rams and know why Guangzhou is called the “City of Rams”. Then, continue to appreciate a five-storey ancient structure in red – Zhenhai Tower which was changed as Guangzhou Museum. Have a brief learning about Guangzhou’s over 2000 years’ history and if you like, climb up the tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou city.

After the morning stretching with fresh air, move your steps to the nearby Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Enjoy the Chinese and Western combining styled octagon-shaped main building in bright red and blue from outside. Enter the hall to know Dr. Sun deeper with excellent exhibitions of his biography and contribution to the country and people, and get a brife learning about the contemporary history of China in the 18th – 19th centuries. Before leaving, admire the 5.5-meter tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun outside in the yard and show your respect to this world famous great Father of the Nation in China.

In this afternoon, pay a visit to Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King which was built at the real tomb site of Zhao Mo, the second King of Western Han Dynasty 2000 years ago. The tomb is the largest and the best-preserved color-painted stone chamber found to date in the Lingnan region in South China. Discover the burial chamber and appreciate the precious historical relics found there in the exhibition halls to learn the culture, history, economy, etc. of Lingnan area.

After the historical exploration, you will be transferred to the urban central axis in Zhujiang New Town to see the modern cityscape of Guangzhou at Huacheng Square. Have a leisure stroll between the glittery skyscrapers and peculiar shaped modern buildings to feel the fast development of this metropolis, including Guangzhou IFC Tower, CTF Finance Center, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Grand Theater, etc. Most importantly, appreciate the slim outline of the iconic Canton Tower on the opposite bank of Pearl River. After the tour, be escorted back to your hotel.

Day 5Guangzhou-Shenzhen

Attractions: Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Shamian Island
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shenzhen

Today after breakfast, we will escort you from your hotel to visit the must-see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. It is regarded as the largest, most beautifully decorated and best preserved traditional ancestral temple in Guangdong Province. Stroll among the tranquil houses and courtyards built during 1888-1894 to discover its architectural origin and find out whether it was an ancestral hall or an academy for the Chen Family in Guangdong initially. Since it is famous as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”, you will taste the super exquisite colorful decorations of vivid patterns of various flora and fauna, figures and immortals to feel the highly skillful construction and decoration of Lingnan people and know their typical folk culture and best wishes of harvest and prosperity in ancient China. Later, be transferred for about 10 minutes’ driving to see the quite different Shamian Island where over 150 European styled old buildings from the colonial period from 19th century are well preserved for a nice savory. Take a relaxing walk in the strongly exotic street block in emerald and imagine the past life and changes of Guangzhou told by those historical remains.

After that, have a break and enjoy the specially arranged Cantonese lunch in one of the best reputed local restaurants to know why Cantonese food is so famous and popular around the world.(Self funded)
After the visiting, you will be transferred to the railway station for a high speed train to Shenzhen (about 0.5-1.5 hours based on different trains going from/to different train stations). Upon arrival, be picked up at the arrival hall of the train station and escorted to your hotel in Shenzhen.

Day 6Shenzhen

Attractions: Ping’an Finance Center, Shenzhen Museum, DJI Flagship Store, Splendid China
Folk Village
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shenzhen

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, you will see the modern face of Shenzhen by getting atop the 600-meter tall skyscraper – Ping’an Finance Center. It is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest building in China and the 4th tallest building in the world. Reach Free Sky at 116th floor to catch a panoramic view of Shenzhen as well as overlook Hong Kong in far distance. Afterwards, be driven to Shenzhen Museum for a better understanding about this migrant city turning from a fishing village to the first-tier class metropolis in China within 40 years. Enjoy many informative displays and learn the history from ancient times to modern life. Later, be driven to DJI Flagship Store located in OCT Harbor close to Shenzhen Bay. You will enjoy the performances of drones in the specialized demonstration area, appreciate fantastic photos and videos shared by enthusiasts all over the world, moreover, you can touch and personally experience the latest drones and aerial photography and videography, and if you have any questions and interests, you will be well served by the staff here. DJI offers the best chance to see the world in God’s eyes, expanding people’s horizon from ground to sky, from our familiar territory to less-visited zones. It will be cool to experience the newest tech and free your mind when visiting DJI flagship store.

In this afternoon, be transferred to Splendid China Folk Village to have a glimpse of vast China and experience the colorful culture of ethnic minorities of China. Walk and recognize the iconic sites in Splendid China Miniature Park which is composed of 82 reproductions of beautiful scenery, grand architecture, historical sites and traditional dwellings of China. You won’t miss Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace, Mogao Caves, Li River, Leshan Giant Buddha, Stone Forest etc. Traveling across China within short time, you’ll be enchanted with China’s profound history, culture, natural beauty, palaces, temples and pagodas in one go. Then, take a stroll at China Folk Culture Village to explore 27 different ethnic villages built with the proportion of 1:1, experience brilliant culture, unique folk customs and hospitality of the ethnic groups. Watch interesting performances at their villages at the scheduled time. If your time allows, enjoy the fantastic performance called “New Oriental Neon Costumes” at Impression China Theater at 17:00, and “Dragon and Phoenix Dance” at Phoenix Square at 19:30. After the tour, drive back to your hotel for a good rest.

Day 7Shenzhen-Macau

Attractions: Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, Section of Old City Wall, Senado Square (Largo
do Senado), A-Ma Temple, Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco)
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Macau

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Shenzhen Shekou Ferry Terminal ,you will take the flight from Shenzhen to Macau. Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal (takes about 70-80 minutes). A former Portuguese colony dating back to year 1670, Macau is now famous for its range of casinos, gourmet and fine dining, and historical architecture.

Upon arrival, we will pick you up and go for today’s sightseeing in Macau. First visit the historical sight of the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, which is a gothic church constructed by Portuguese in 1562 and once the largest cathedral in Asia. Now, it is over 350 years old and a World Cultural Heritage Site symbolizing Macau. Observe the designing style and those carvings, patterns, characters, figures, etc., you will find the great combination and collision of the European elements in the Renaissance and the traditional oriental styles.

Walk behind to see the only remaining Section of Old City Wall of the past Macau that was built by the Portuguesa to defend against enemies from other countries about 300 years ago. Then, walk about 10 minutes to visit the Senado Square (Largo do Senado) to appreciate the multiple century-old Portuguese styled architectures and enjoy its rich south European flavor and also the daily lifestyle of Macau people who walk along those leading lanes and operate their business.

Then, transfer to visit the 400 year-old A-Ma Temple to appreciate the featured traditional ancient Chinese constructions and the local culture of belief of the A-Ma and be touched by the sincere worship of various people from both Macau and mainland China to her. After that, be escorted to the Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco) to know the history of the border battle between the Qing dynasty and the Kingdom of Portugal during the 1840s and its importance for people now in Macau and mainland China. If interested, visit one of the casinos for which Macau is famous (minimum age 21). After the tour, drive to your hotel in Macau.

Day 8Macau - Hong Kong - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

In this morning, you are free on your own to explore Macau until be transferred to the ferry terminal to board your direct ferry to Hong Kong International Airport for your flight to onward destination.After such a hearty tour,you really need a great rest,hope this trip will give you a lifetime memory!

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 6-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned