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CHINA BESTOUR D (Privately Escorted)
The vitality of China, Hong Kong & Thailand
14 days / 12 nights
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Beijing, the emperors' city (3 nights)
Xian & the great terra cotta army (2 nights)
Guilin & the scenic Li River (1 night)
Hong Kong, the pearl of the Orient (3 nights)
Bangkok & the Grand Palace (3 nights)

Extensions to complement & personalize your vacations:
Singapore, the lion city (2 nights)
Siem Reap, the Angkor Wat (2 nights)
Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam (3 nights)
Tokyo, the bustling city (3 nights)

Optional extend your stay in Thailand:
Koh Samui, the white sand beaches (3 nights)
Phuket, the James Bond island (3 nights)
Chiang Mai, the mountain resort (2 nights)

Tour Features
  • All domestic airfare included within China
  • Premium or Deluxe hotels throughout
  • 12 breakfast (B), 4 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D or SD-special dinner)
  • 3 gala evening events including Peking Duck dinner, Tang dynasty Theater, and Guilin cultural show
  • Full-day Great Wall and Ming Tombs outing
  • Pedicab tour of the seldom-visited Hutong quarter of Old Beijing
  • Visit the excavation site of 8,000 terra cotta soldiers
  • Full-day Li River Cruise along an unique and tranquil waterway
  • Explore exciting new attractions of post-colonial Hong Kong
  • Bangkok’s storybook Grand Palace
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city's highlights
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Hometown
Depart the U.S. on your odyssey to Asia aboard your selected airline to China.
Day 2: Arrive Beijing, China
Transfer to your luxury hotel amidst the treasures in the center of China's capital.
HOTEL: THE PENINSULA PALACE or THE REGENT (Premier)
HOTEL: JIANGUO GARDEN (Deluxe)
Day 3: Beijing – Meals: (B,L)
Walk in the steps of ancient emperors today as you tour the powerful Forbidden City, hidden from public view for over 500 years; and the masterpiece Temple of Heaven, the embodiment of grace and harmony. Enjoy glorious aerial views during lunch at the fine revolving restaurant, before continuing to the outstanding Summer Palace, now a favorite recreational spot for locals. The pomp and grandeur of imperial China lives on in these historic landmarks so integral to the nation’s soul.
Day 4: Beijing – Meals: (B,L,SD)
Take in the dramatic sight of the Great Wall, ascending to the horizon through the rugged hills of China's northern frontier. Continue to the ornate and ghostly Ming Tombs and the Olympic Sites (the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube) before returning to the city for an imperial-style dinner of Peking Duck. Evening enjoy cultural performance – Kung Fu show or Peking Opera.
Day 5: Beijing/Xian – Meals: (B)
Your exploration of the capital continues with a pedicab tour of the pre-Revolutionary Hutong neighborhoods of Old Beijing and an ascent of the 15th-century Drum Tower for panoramas of this historic quarter or visit to the or Museum of China Ancient Architecture & History of Beijing. Travel by air to Xian, gateway to the fabled Silk Road that linked China with Rome, Venice, and Istanbul in ancient times.
HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA or SOFITEL (premier)
HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA GOLDEN FLOWER or GRAND PARK (deluxe)
Day 6: Xian – Meals: (B,L,SD)
The highlight of today’s sightseeing will be an excursion to the resident army of 8000 terra cotta horses and soldiers, individually carved down to the scuffmarks on their shoes. After lunch visit the ancient city wall with its Ming dynasty gates, the History Museum, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the few to survive the wars that devastated the area in ancient times. The day will be capped by a dumpling banquet and gala stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.
Day 7: Xian/Guilin – Meals: (B,SD)
Fly south today to Guilin, one of China’s finest scenic areas as well as a center of diverse ethnic cultures. Check-in at your hotel along the Li River before setting out on a tour of the city and Reed Flute Cave, filled with unusual formations and pre-historic relics. A dinner party and cultural show by local artists complete a great day.
HOTEL: THE SHERATON GUILIN (Premier)
HOTEL: LIJIANG WATERFALL (Deluxe)
Day 8: Guilin/Hong Kong – Meals: (B,L)
A full day cruise on the crystalline Li River will immerse you in the special natural beauty of this unique area. Sail in air-conditioned comfort as every turn yields new views of towering stone pinnacles, unusual rock formations, quaint country villages, and fishermen casting their nets or bringing in the catch the traditional way, with cormorants. Return ashore in the late afternoon. A late afternoon flight will take you to nearby Hong Kong. Now a special administrative zone of China, this former British colony remains as vibrant and forward-looking as ever.
HOTEL: KOWLOON HYATT REGENCY (Premier)
HOTEL: KIMBERLEY (Deluxe)
Day 9: Hong Kong – Meals: (B)
This morning, explore Hong Kong's unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences. Travel on one of Hong Kong's oldest modes of transport, the Peak Tram, to one of its newest attractions, the distinctive Peak Tower Complex, with its array of shops, restaurants, and viewing decks for taking in the superb panoramas. Continue around the island to scenic Repulse Bay, the floating community of Aberdeen, and the shopping mecca of Stanley. The afternoon is at leisure. (join in tour)
Day 10: Hong Kong – Meals: (B)
The day is yours to shop or perhaps venture out on excursions to Kowloon, Macau, the outer islands, night markets, or other favorites of this exciting region. Bestour representatives will be on-hand to offer recommendations and assist with your planning.
Day 11: Hong Kong/Bangkok, Thailand – Meals: (B)
The delicate spires of temple rooftops, and a crisscrossing network of canals and rivers come into view as you fly into Bangkok, capital of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. Despite the growth of the city, it still retains the majestic mystique of the East with its four hundred multi-colored temples, and slow-moving sampans on the Chao Phraya River. Transfer on arrival to your accommodations in one of the city's world-class hotels.
HOTEL: BANYAN TREE RESORT & SPA (Premier)
HOTEL: DUSIT THANI (Deluxe)
Day 12: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
A morning tour will focus on Bangkok's great showplace, the Grand Palace. Stroll its sprawling courtyards packed with colorful tapered funerary chedies; visit the reception rooms of the royal residence, a gem of classic Thai architecture. Look for the western influences of the Chakri Palace, which houses a spectacular mother-of-pearl throne. View the former royal residence, now used for coronations and state ceremonies. Return to your hotel mid-day.
Day 13: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to shop for silks, gems, and high fashions along Bangkok's stylish boulevards; enjoy a canal cruise and floating market tour; sightsee at the beautiful wats; or simply relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel. Our helpful representatives will be on hand to assist you in arranging optional excursions and activities in this multi-faceted city.
Day 14: Bangkok/Hometown - Meals: (B)
Bid farewell to Asia as you transfer to the new international airport and depart on your selected airline to the United States or add an optional extension.
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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