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Chinese New Year 2018

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Tour details
Destinations: Kowloon, Xi'an, Beijing
Guide language: English
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Description

Chinese New Year is the world's biggest festival and there is no better place to experience it than the great cities of China. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and celebrate this special time of year like the locals do; with fireworks, family and temple fairs.
Watch Hong Kong's colourful end of year Tsim Sha Tsui Night Parade New Year Parade Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors Xian Walk along China's modern wonder complete with champagne break The Great Wall Watch a stunning firework display over this picturesque harbour Victoria Harbour

What's Included?

all international airfares all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges all accommodation Meals as stated entrance fees, guides and daily tours visa fees for UK passport holders

10 Day Chinese New Year 2018 Tour Itinerary

Our Chinese New Year 2018 itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Days 1-2 Fly to Hong Kong

Fly overnight to Hong Kong, the ultimate east-meets-west destination. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to soak up the Chinese New Year excitement. This evening, visit a Flower Market in Victoria Park before dining on a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of your tour. (D)

Day 3 Chinese New Year Parade

Hong Kong vibrates with anticipation for the upcoming celebrations as you explore the colourful temples and streets of Kowloon and head to Temple Street Market for some classic Hong Kong bargains. In the evening take your reserved seats for the Tsim Sha Tsui Night Parade, to witness the truly astonishing variety of colourful floats, live music and dance performances as they pass. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Victoria Harbour Fireworks

Visit bustling Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village, home to rows of old-fashioned junks and house boats, before finishing at Victoria Peak for mesmerising views over skyscrapers, bays and islands. The afternoon is free to enjoy the New Year ambience, then board your cruise ship to see one of the world's greatest fireworks display whilst cruising on Victoria Harbour. (B,L)

Day 5 Lantern Festival

Fly to Xian, eastern terminus of the Silk Road and the greatest of China's ancient capital. Dumpling making is considered an art form in China and you will learn the secret to making these intricate parcels as a master chef prepares them before your eyes. Xian is surrounded by an imposing and enormously wide wall which would have once been patrolled by Ming Dynasty soldiers and is now used as a city thoroughfare. Head to the walls in the evening and discover that they have been decorated in a riot of colours and lights for the dazzling Lantern Festival. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Terracotta Warriors

Housed in three immense hangers, the ranks of the Terracotta Army stand silently in their subterranean necropolis. Gaze over the ranks, all drawn up in traditional battle order, as your guide introduces you to their story. Later walk the narrow, twisting streets of the Muslim Quarter to gain an insight into the city's unique status as the start of the Silk Road. Next, visit a local family to learn about the ancient traditions of the Spring Festival. This is a unique opportunity to discover how local people celebrate China's most important event of the year. (B,L)

Day 7 Ditan Temple Fair

Fly to Beijing, a city drenched in history and at the heart of China's future. Join the locals with a stroll around the Ditan Temple Fair, sampling traditional lucky snacks and enjoying the entertainment and games. Later, enjoy a sumptuous Peking duck dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Champagne on the Great Wall

This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight - the Great Wall. The stark, yet magnificent landscape puts you in the shoes of those who guarded this incredible edifice hundreds of years ago. Stop for a well-deserved glass of champagne and to appreciate this magical moment. In the afternoon head to the valleys of Longqing for the Ice and Snow Festival, a bright and colourful display of ice lanterns, ice carvings and snow sculptures. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Family Festivities

Stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Walking through this ornately designed complex offers an unsurpassed insight into China's colourful past. In the evening meet up with a local family to learn more of what makes the Spring Festival so special as you create intricate paper decorations and paint elegant Chinese calligraphy. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Depart Beijing

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

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TOUR HOTELS

Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Metropark Hotel Kowloon

The Metropark Hotel Kowloon is situated at the heart of Kowloon, a quiet haven right in the bustling commercial and shopping areas of Hong Kong. The modern, stylish rooms come with free Wifi, a minibar and a flat screen satellite television. Complimentary toiletries are included in the bathroom. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves both Chinese and international dishes and is recognised for its quality. The rooftop swimming pool is a highlight. ...Read more

Xian Tourism Golden Flower Hotel

The Xian Tourism Golden Flower Hotel is centrally located in Xian. Classically decorated, the hotel’s en-suite rooms include free Wifi, satellite television, air conditioning, tea making facilities and a safety deposit box. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves both Chinese and Western cuisines, and the lobby bar serves hot and cold drinks. An indoor heated pool and fitness centre is also available. ...Read more

Super House International Hotel

The 4 star Super House International Hotel combines traditional Chinese culture with contemporary comforts. All of the rooms feature air conditioning, satellite television, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Facilities include a restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine, a coffee shop, lobby bar and tea room. There is also a fitness centre with sauna and a small boutique....Read more


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