Take an 11-night trip and visit the major cities of the Orient, starting with a flight to Hong Kong, where you visit Victoria Peak and Aberdeen’s floating community. Next, fly to Bangkok, where you see the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Grand Palace. Afterward, fly to Singapore and visit the botanical garden and the diverse streets of this cosmopolitan city. Then fly to Bali, where you can enjoy the traditional Indonesian culture or bask along the beaches before returning to the US. Starting from $3180, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
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Located in the southern part of Nantau Peninsula, Shekou is an important part of Shenzhen, the first Special Economic Zone of China. Shekou has become one of the city's major scenic spots for tourists. Enjoy the unusual experience of visiting a local kindergarten. (Or, if it is a weekend or holiday. the Legend of Nuwa, one of the First Chinese Gods with a lower body of dragon.)
Visit one of the free markets in Shekou to experience the power of bargaining in food markets. Visit the Mineral Museum to appreciate some hand-craft products and get more knowledge about geologic mineral. In the museum, you can see the world-famous terra-cotta warriors, on loan from the famous excavation site in Xian. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province and the largest city in Southern China with a population of over 10 million. Its beautiful gardens, long history of culture, numerous historic relics and unique 'Guangzhou-style' cuisine have contributed to its status as one of the most famous tourist centers of China. Here, visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Memorial Hall; built in 1931 with funds donated by patriotic overseas Chinese and local people, this beautiful memorial theatre is used for rallies and cultural performances. Then see the Temple of The Six Banyan Trees, a Buddhist temple that owes its name to the banyan trees that once flourished in its courtyards during the 12 century.
Experience the Chen Clan Academy, an ancient complex that served as the hall for ancestor worship. It is now listed as an important historical site under state protection. Visit the Jade Shroud with Silk Thread to see the Western Han Tomb of the Nanyue King. The tomb master was wearing a garment made of jade pieces, which was the earliest one discovered in China so far.
Macau Day Tour with lunch Weekday: Weekend:
The name “Macau” is derived from the name of a Chinese goddess, popular with seafarers and fishermen, known as A-Ma or Ling Ma. Macau has been a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since December 20, 1999 and will maintain its social and economical characteristics in accordance to the principle of “One country, two systems.” Begin the tour with a visit to the Statue of Kum Iam, dedicated to Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of bronze. Then visit Macau Tower, designed by the New Zealand architect, Gordon Moller. It is 338 meters high and ranked the 11th highest in the world. Stop by A-Ma Temple, one of the three oldest and most famous temples in Macau. Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to the Goddess of seafarers and fishermen, Matsu. The temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Macau. Next see St. Paul’s Ruins, where all that remains of the greatest of Macau’s churches are its magnificent stone façade and grand staircase. The church was built in 1602, made of taipa and wood, and was brilliantly decorated and furnished. Walk through Senado Square, from St. Paul’s to the city center, enclosed by the historical buildings of the St. Dominic’s Church, Holy House of Mercy and the General Post Office. The square is a pedestrian zone and UNESCO World Heritage site. Macau has become known worldwide as East Las Vegas, so the tour ends with a short visit in one of the famous casinos to try your luck. Clothing factory outlets for shopping if time permits.
Tsing Ma Lantau Monastery Tour with vegetable lunch
A delightful experience and the best way to explore Lantau. Through the fast and scenic drive over the Tsing Ma Bridge, you’ll arrive on this unspoiled island. Lantau. with its natural beaches, simplistic fishing village, peaceful monastery, neighbored by the world’s largest Buddha, is an ideal destination. The tour includes a visit to Tai-O Fishing Village and Po Lin Monastery, with a Chinese vegetarian lunch. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car, offering stunning views going down to Tung Chung. (Should the Skyrail be cancelled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged.)
Pre-dinner Harbour Cruise
Sundown is always associated with a few drinks before dinner, so spend the evening enjoying unlimited free drinks form the open bar on board this authentic Chinese sightseeing junk as she sails within the harbor. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly lit to make the evening special. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night. Drink list includes: Whisky, Gin, Beer, House Red/White Wine, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea & Mineral Water
Afternoon Western Shoreline & Tsing Ma Bridge Cruise
This is a popular cruise for those who love the vibrancy and the ambitious town planning of Hong Kong. High-rises showcasing Hong Kong's architectural phenomena include Bank of China, Exchange Square, Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Lippo Tower and Central Plaza and Two International Finance Centres along the waterfront. There are other new and remarkable infrastructural landmarks, like Kowloon Wharf and its developments, Kowloon Expressway, and the nearby Stone-cutter's Island,which for many decades served as a British Royal Navy Base until June 1997; but having been re-built is now a Chinese PLA Navy base.
Further on, you will see the spectacular Tsing Ma Bridge linking the new Hong Kong Airport, and it is presently the longest suspension bridge capable of carrying both vehicles and trains in the world. More interesting scenery along this western shoreline of Hong Kong are the skyscrapers built on the hillside, traditional shipyards, the high-skill Tuen Mun Highway, and the world's largest Container Terminal, all vividly contrasting, but in great harmony. This tour includes one beer or two soft drinks/tea/coffee and refreshment.
Aberdeen & Harbour Night Cruise
A Symphony of Lights has been awarded the world's "Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records. This nightly spectacle combines interactive lights of 33 key buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with musical effects to showcase the vibrancy and glamorous night vista of Victoria Harbour.
Board the authentic Chinese sightseeing cruise boat as she sails around the Victoria Harbour, one of the world's most impressive natural harbors. At night time, the spectacular Hong Kong's skyline on both sides of the harbor will fire your imagination as the dazzling neon cityscape emerges. The Symphony of Lights show brightens up the skyline with a spectacular display of laser beams bouncing off skyscrapers from both sides of the harbor every night from 8:00-8:20 pm. The synchronized 20-minute display to music and commentary depicts the growth of Hong Kong from a sleepy fishing village to the dynamic world city it is today. Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the dazzling show with unlimited drinks on board for an unforgettable Hong Kong by Night.
Splendid Night of Delights
Watch Hong Kong take on the role of a glamorous enchantress with its magical evening transformation. Enjoy an evening that is saturated with excitement and charm. The Golden Mile, Temple Street night market, a traditional Chinese dinner and the spectacular harbor view will fill your night with delightful memories. Drive down Nathan Road, also known as the Golden Mile – a major business thoroughfare, brimming with vitality 24 hours a day, marked by Hong Kong’s signature neon signs along the way. Temple Street Night Market with its street vendors, cooked food stalls, fortune tellers and street performers provide a unique nocturnal experience, popular with both locals and tourists. A sumptuous eight-course Chinese dinner will be served aboard Jumbo Floating Restaurant, renowned for its culinary fare as well as its ornate decoration and ambiance. Experience a breathtaking night harbour view with a visit to the lookout-point at the Mid-Levels. Capture the magic as you watch Hong Kong waltz under the scintillating city lights.
Sea and land Whole Day Tour
This value-added tour offers the best of both worlds, combining a harbor cruise, a delicious dim-sum lunch and an afternoon land tour into one package. Cruise leisurely around the famous Victoria Harbour with its stunning waterfront followed by a traditional Chinese lunch. After lunch, begin your afternoon adventure with a tour to Lantau Island with enchanting beaches and quaint fishing villages crafting its shores and ancient monasteries and temples nestled among its lush mountains. Lantau is truly an adventurous island close to the metropolis. Embark on an adventurous ride on the Skyrail to Lantau and enjoy delightful panoramas along the way. (Should the Skyrail be cancelled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged.) Upon arrival, pay tribute to the giant bronze Buddha at Po Lin Monastery before exploring the ancient Tai O Fishing village with its traditional stilt houses. Finish your adventure with a ferry ride from Lantau back to Central before navigating your way back to hotel. Please note that transfers between the pier and hotel are not included.
Highlight of the Night
Here is a unique way to experience the magic of Hong Kong while taking in the city's bustling nightlife unlike any other place on earth. The tour first takes you to the world-famous Temple Street Night market, a great place for bargain hunting and mingling with the locals. After an hour visit, you'll hop on an open-top bus that takes you on a spectacular drive through neon-lit streets, where you will see the towering skyscrapers glittering against the night sky, followed by a leisurely sunset cruise on Victoria Harbour with a gourmet dinner on board. At the Temple Street Market, hundreds of little stalls line this busy street. Carts bulge with goods from casual clothing to mobile phones and watches. If you're lucky, you'll encounter impromptu Chinese street opera performers and fortune-tellers. The open-top bus ride will take you on a spectacular drive along the vibrant Nathan Road Golden Mile, where you’ll feel as if you're gliding under a galaxy of neon lights. During the Harbour Cruise Bauhinia, savor a sumptuous buffet dinner while a live band plays aboard the restaurant cruise liner. Dance the night away, or relax and enjoy a view of the glittering city and the magnificent harbor. A Symphony of Lights has been awarded the world's "Largest Permanent Light Show" by Guinness World Records. While enjoying a buffet on the cruise, you can see this magnificent show over the Victoria Harbour. The show combines interactive lights of 44 key buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
SKY – Syline Tour
The magic of a Hong Kong evening comes alive with a spectacular view high above the city on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in town, sky100, the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong, offers visitors a magical bird's-eye sweep of this world-famous sight with an unbeatable 360-degree panoramic view. Begin at the Temple Street Night Market, a great place for bargain hunting and mingling with the locals. You'll then hop on an open-top bus that will take you on a spectacular drive to enjoy a fabulous view of the Hong Kong Island skyline. The bus will then pass through neon-lit streets where you will see the towering skyscrapers glittering with decorations against the night sky. You will drive along the vibrant Nathan Road Golden Mile and feel as if you are gliding under a galaxy of neon lights! Tour ends at sky100, where you can experience the magic of Hong Kong while taking in the city's bustling nightlife unlike any other place on earth.
City & Harbour By Night
You are picked up from your hotel and driven up to the Peak for a delicious set Western dinner at a local restaurant. The tour continues to the Temple Street Night Market, a great place for bargain hunting and mingling with the locals. Later you will board a sightseeing junk for a leisurely cruise through the harbor, while enjoying unlimited free drinks on board.