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Hong Kong and Continental China

Hong Kong & China in 15 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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Relish in China’s magical heritage, oscillating between modern and traditional, as you visit cities from Hong Kong to Beijing, as well as historically significant sites and culturally defining landmarks.

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    Hong Kong
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    Beijing
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    Shanghai
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    Xi'an

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    Accommodation: 12 Nights

    Itinerary

    Experience four of Greater China's most iconic destinations! Start with Hong Kong's bright lights and towering peaks. In Beijing, explore the Temple of Heaven and walk on the Great Wall. Head to Xi'an, the heart of ancient dynasties, and admire the Terracotta Warriors. Let Shanghai amaze you with its mix of new and old as you visit the city’s highlights.

    1st Day: US - Night on board
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    Arrive at your US departure airport, ready to board your flight* to Hong Kong. Night on board.

    * If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    2nd Day: Hong Kong
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    Touch down in Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis where east-meets-west and the skyscraper-studded skyline enthralls all who see it! Transfer to the hotel for check-in and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at the hotel or taking a stroll along the beautiful bay area.

    Alternatively, take part in our optional night tour of the city*, the perfect way for you to become acquainted with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

    * Optional Hong Kong Night Tour: Take part in a fully-guided sightseeing tour of Hong Kong where you will discover the city’s most emblematic sites, including the dazzling Temple street, the Avenue of Stars, modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade before ending your excursion witnessing the Symphony of Lights, an unforgettable nightly spectacle.

    Please note: You will only be able to join this tour if your flight lands before 4 PM.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    2044 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Evening city tour

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    3rd Day: Hong Kong
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a half day tour of Hong Kong that will take you to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, including the city’s tallest hill (552 meters), Victoria Peak, which you will get to by cable car. You will then make your way to Repulse Bay, a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities.

    From here, stop by tourist favorites, Aberdeen and Sampan Ride before heading over to Stanley Market to visit an array of different shops selling everything from silk garments, art, Chinese costume jewelry, souvenirs and more. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    2044 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

    Light

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    4th Day: Hong Kong
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to go sample the local cuisine in the hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants this city has to offer. Alternatively, take part in one of our two optional activities; either a full day excursion to Macau* or a full day excursion to Lantau Island**.

    * Optional Full Day Excursion to Macau: Take part in this tour of the city of Macau, once a Portuguese territory and today considered the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Stop by some of the most emblematic sights of Macau, including: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian. 

    ** Optional Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island: Experience the world-renowned NP 360, a bicable gondola lift on Lantau Island in Hong Kong where you will take an incredible cable car journey to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and visit the city’s biggest statue of the Buddha.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    2044 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Full Day Excursion to Macau

    Light

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    Optional
    Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

    Light

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    5th Day: Hong Kong - Beijing
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to mainland China. Arrive in Beijing, the enormous capital of China, famed for its ancient sites such as the iconic Forbidden City, and as being the gateway to some of the most visited portions of the Great Wall. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Beijing.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Jinjiang Fuyuan Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    92 Reviews

    See our full selection
    6th Day: Beijing
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    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, enjoy a tour of the fantastic Temple of Heaven, a religious complex used by emperors from the Qing and Ming dynasties. Here you'll have the opportunity to watch the locals practising Tai Chi in the tranquil surroundings. Afterwards, visit a local Chinese Medicine Factory to learn more about tradtional practises that centre on plants and herbs. Return to the hotel and spend the afternoon at your leisure. We recommend an optional Hutong tour* through central Beijing. Overnight stay in Beijing.

    *Optional excursion to Shichahai Hutong & Lama Temple: Hop on a rickshaw, a popular form of transportation in recent years, and visit the Bell Tower and Drum Tower from the outside before stepping into one of the local Siheyuan courtyard houses of Hutong to learn about Chinese paper cutting. Finally, visit the Lama Temple, also known as the Yonghe Temple, which is considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved Buddhist monastery in present-day China.

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Jinjiang Fuyuan Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    92 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Temple of Heaven & Chinese Medicine Center

    Light

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    Optional
    Hutong District & Lama Temple

    Moderate

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    7th Day: Beijing
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring Beijing at your leisure, visiting the sights or delving into the fabulous cuisine. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City.* Overnight stay in Beijing.

    *Optional full-day Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City excursion: Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square to then head to the Forbidden City, an impressive palace complex and home to the former Imperial Chinese Palace for the years spanning from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. It is the world's most visited attractions and showcases immaculate Chinese design and architecture. Also, visit the Tea House to then admire the enigmatic Summer Palace. After the tour, try the famous Peking Duck for dinner. Watch the chef slice the golden-brown duck, admiring his skills and the thin crispy skin. You will also learn how to eat this dish as locals do! 

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Jinjiang Fuyuan Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    92 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Full-day Tour of Beijing

    Moderate

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    8th Day: Beijing
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an exciting excursion to the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China. The Juyongguan section is the most visited part of the wall and is the best representation of the former splendour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of unimaginable length, the wall can be seen from space. On the way, admire the countryside and stop at an impressive Jade exhibition, where you will learn about the traditional significance of this precious stone. Arrive at the Great Wall where you have time to learn about the history of the wall and enjoy walking on this ancient relic of the past. Return to Beijing and stop at the famous Olympic Park, where you can admire the beautifully architected Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube Aquatics Centre. Transfer to the hotel. We recommend an optional Golden Mask Show, a beautiful cultural performance.* Overnight stay in Beijing.

    *Optional Golden Mask Show: Set in the Golden Mask Dynasty, a legendary age in China, the story tells the story of a queen, who wears a golden mask, and creates a splendid dynasty. It is a fabulous insight into China's history and arts.

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Jinjiang Fuyuan Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    92 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Great Wall and Olympic Park Tour

    Moderate

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    Optional
    Golden Mask Dynasty Show
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    9th Day: Beijing - Xi'an
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the train station for an exciting bullet train journey to Xi'an. Arrive, transfer, and check-in to the hotel. Afterwards, enjoy free time to get to know your new surroundings. Try walking around the neighborhood, or join an optional night tour* to get a deeper view of the local highlights. Overnight stay in Xi'an.

    *Optional night tour: Take an evening tour, beginning with the North Square of the Wild Goose Pagoda, then heading all the way to The Grand Tang Mall, also known as Datang Everbright City. This pedestrian-friendly park offers a captivating experience that transports you back to the Tang Dynasty with lights, statues, and stalls.

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Titan Central Park or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    47 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Xi'an Evening Tour and Datang Everbright City

    Moderate

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    10th Day: Xi'an
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover one of China's most iconic sights as you enjoy a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Approximately 8,000 sculpted figures were buried alongside Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, and today you can see this once in a lifetime sight for yourself. Each figure is impressively crafted and unique. Be blown away by the intricacy and the sheer number of the figures as you learn about their significance. Visit the terracotta workshop and get closer to the warriors while learning traditional crafting techniques. Next, dive to visit Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter, where you will challenge yourself to take a food adventure and enjoy your shopping time there. Overnight stay in Xi'an.

    *Optional Tang Dynasty show with dumpling banquet dinner: Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with fabulous music and dancing from the era of the Tang Dynasty, China's golden age. The show is a unique way to get to know the historical culture of the ancient city of Xi'an. Enjoy a dumpling banquet for dinner, included with this activity!

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Titan Central Park or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    47 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Terracotta Warriors & Muslim Quarter

    Moderate

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    Optional
    Tang Dynasty Show with Dumpling Banquet Dinner
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    11th Day: Xi'an - Shanghai
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    Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the station to take a high-speed train to Shanghai. Arrive, and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening in this dazzling metropolis. Overnight stay in Shanghai.

    Important note: the train ride from Xi'an to Shanghai is expected to take about 6 hours.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Harbour Plaza Metropolita... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    150 Reviews

    See our full selection
    12th Day: Shanghai
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Head out into the city on a tour of Shanghai's highlights. Begin in the Bund, a historic riverside promenade facing the towering skyscrapers of Pudong. Continue to the Old Bazaars to experience authentic Chinese culture. Learn about the city's history at the Shanghai Museum and see the modern side of the city. Visit an authentic Silk Factory to discover how this coveted fabric is manufactured. Return to the hotel. We recommend an optional Acrobatic show this evening.* Overnight stay in Shanghai.

    *Optional Acrobatic Show: Experience one of the world's oldest performing arts as you are immersed in an evening of culture and entertainment. Note: This activity is only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Harbour Plaza Metropolita... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    150 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Shanghai Half-day Visit

    Moderate

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    Optional
    Chinese Acrobatic Show
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    13th Day: Shanghai
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, shopping in one of the many shopping centres, strolling around colonial Bund or sampling the street food. Alternately, you can join our optional tour of Suzhou's gardens and canals.* Overnight stay in Shanghai.

    *Optional Tour of Suzhou Gardens: Acquaint yourself with Suzhou, known as the ‘Venice of the East’ and one of the most historically significant cities of Southern China where you will visit Lingering Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Suzhou Museum before taking a boat ride on Pingjiang River to make your way to the charming Old City and gaze at the Wumen brigde and Prince Zhonog's Mansion.

    Important note: Visits may be rescheduled due to weather, operational or political events. We suggest you not to book tours with third parties in case of any penalty due to cancellation.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Harbour Plaza Metropolita... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    150 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Suzhou Gardens and Canal Boat Tour

    Moderate

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    14th Day: Shanghai - Night on board
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    Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Night on board.

    * Depending on your flight departure time, you might not be able to enjoy the included breakfast. 

    15th Day: US
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    Arrive to the US and end your trip

    Included activities

    Included

    Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

    Included activity for day 3 in Hong Kong

    Take part in a half day sightseeing tour of the very best the city has to offer, including: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Sampan Ride and Stanley Market for all your shopping needs.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Temple of Heaven & Chinese Medicine Center

    Included activity for day 6 in Beijing

    Enjoy a tour of the fantastic Temple of Heaven, a religious complex where you could have the opportunity to watch the locals practicing Tai Chi in the tranquil surroundings. Then, visit a traditional Chinese Medicine Center.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Included

    Great Wall and Olympic Park Tour

    Included activity for day 8 in Beijing

    Stop to learn about jade craftmanship before arriving at the Great Wall. Get a guided overview of its history and structure, then stop at the Olympic Green to appreciate its iconic Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube from the outside.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Terracotta Warriors & Muslim Quarter

    Included activity for day 10 in Xi'an

    Discover the famous Terracotta Warriors! See the troops in battle formation and learn about this archeological find. Visit a terracotta workshop and end the day in the historic Muslim Quarter and its Great Mosque.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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    You will only be able to join this activity if your flight lands before 4 PM

    Evening city tour

    Suggested activity for day 2 in Hong Kong

    Start exploring Hong Kong heading to the Avenue of Stars, discovering the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Tour not compatible with Lantau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

    Full Day Excursion to Macau

    Suggested activity for day 4

    Get to know this one-time Portuguese colony now known for its array of casinos and being the sin city of China. Stop by emblematic sites such as: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Optional
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    Tour not compatible with Macau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

    Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

    Suggested activity for day 4

    Hop on the famous NP360 to take an unforgettable cable car ride to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and gaze at the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s biggest Buddla statue.

    Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Hutong District & Lama Temple

    Suggested activity for day 6 in Beijing

    Head to the traditional neighborhood of Shichahai Hutong to enjoy a rickshaw ride. End at the famous Lama Temple, the most important Buddhist monastery in modern China.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    The price includes

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    • Departures from main US airports.
    • International Flights: US - Hong Kong, Shanghai - US.
    • Internal flight: Hong Kong - Beijing
    • Train: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai in 2nd class seats. *
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    • 12 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels. **
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    • 12 breakfasts.
    • Transfers in an air conditioned vehicles.
    • Visits and entrance fees with english speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Invitation letter for Chinese Visa.
    • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.

    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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    Visa (mandatory), entrances not mentioned on the itinerary, drinks, early check in, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

     

    CONTINENTAL CHINA

    MANDATORY TIPS: Mandatory tips of 40 USD in cash per person are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour and will be covering the guide tips during the whole tour. 

    IMPORTANT: In order to receive your invitation letter for your Chinese Visa (mandatory) it is important that all of your details and names are given to Exoticca exactly as they appear on your passport. Once you receive your invitation letter from us (approximately two months prior to departure) you will be required to apply for a China Tourist Visa with your passport with at least 6 months validity, a passport photo, a visa application form, proof of residence and the invitation letter. Please check all requirements and how to apply for it with the Chinese embassy/consulate http://us.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/zytz/202206/t20220614_10702581.htm

    Parallel to the embassy and consulate there are specialized China Visa service companies that can help with a more personalized service. For example: https://mychinavisa.com/china-visas/china-tourist-visa/#:~:text=The%20tourism%20visa%20requires%20your,tickets%20and%20a%20hotel%20booking.

    The cost of a Chinese Visa can range from 150 to 400 USD / person depending on possible added services, express delivery upgrades, etc. It usually takes around 10 days to get a visa approval. 

    MANDATORY: Please send copies of the passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com  once you have booked your trip in order for us to process your Chinese Visa Invitation Letter.

    Please be advised that it is the traveler's responsibility to follow-up and be aware of any changes in either Visa requirements or entry conditions.

    * We cannot guarantee that you and your travel companions will be allocated seats together on the train. Some train journeys and flights can be early in the morning in order to successfully follow the schedule.

    ** The hotels stated in the letter of invitation do not need to be definitive; the hotels will be confirmed between 45 and 30 days before departure.

    We recommend carrying cash in either the local currency or in US Dollars.

  • Hong Kong
  • China
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      Hong Kong Dollar.

    • Language

      English and Chinese.

    • Electricity

      220 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 08:00.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/welcome/welcome.html

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

    Children: 2 - 11 years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

     

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