15 Day China with Chengdu & Hong Kong
Air & Land
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Beijing-Xian, Chengdu-Shanghai & Shanghai-Hong Kong.
Passengers should select flights that depart Hong Kong between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm due to scheduled airport bus transfer times. Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to either purchase a private transfer or take a taxi on their own.
Hong Kong is an independent extension and your tour manager will not accompany you. Local English-speaking guides will be there to provide limited assistance.
Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 35 days prior to departure.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Hong Kong-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Beijing-Xian, Chengdu-Shanghai & Shanghai-Hong Kong
- 13 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Beijing
- 2 nights Xian
- 3 nights Chengdu
- 2 nights Shanghai
- 3 nights Hong Kong
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- High-Speed Bullet Train from Xian to Chengdu
- 26 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners with beer
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-10)
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Visit the Forbidden City, once residence of Chinese emperors, and Summer Palace
- Savor a famous Peking Duck Dinner with Wine
- Visit the Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
- See the world famous archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Army
- Explore the preserved Huanglongxi Village, with its stone paved streets and ancient wooden houses
- Visit the Chengdu Panda Research Center
- Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside
- Admire panoramic views of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak
- Visit Aberdeen Harbor, home of the floating fisherman's village
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The Great Wall requires a climb of approximately 300 steps, some of which have an incline. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, and people who have knee problems may want to carry a walking stick. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade. Air pollution is a problem in many of China's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandanna or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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This first class hotel is about a ten minute walk from the Xidan shopping malls.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located right on the south side of Chang An Street, one of the most popular streets in Beijing.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located outside the ancient city walls of Xi'an.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is located in Chengdu's Hi-Tech Zone.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.
Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #5||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021||$59.00|
This evening, enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet featuring different varieties of jiaozi, or dumplings, stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and seafood. The traditional banquet also includes rice wine and bronze hot pot soup. Transfers to and from your hotel included.
Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #6||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021||$15.00|
Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included.
Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #8||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021||$45.00|
Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at a local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.
Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Please note: This tour may be canceled locally by the theater and refunded upon your return.
|Day #10||24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||$29.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019||$29.00|
|01 May 2019 - 30 Apr 2021||$29.00|
This evening begins with a Harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk where you can enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour*. Unlimited drinks are included during the cruise. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly glittering to cheer up your evening. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night and followed by Cantonese Dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.
Hotel pick up and drop off is provided. Tour duration is approximately 5 hours.
|Day #13||01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$92.00|
Full day tour to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Drive along the expressway and the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road-and-rail suspension bridge to the island. This island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", owing to its abundant indigenous forests and undeveloped land. Highlights of this full day excursion includes a visit to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village, and a steep mountain climb to Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping plateau in Hong Kong. Founded in 1927, the Buddhist monastery of Po Lin features the impressive Tian Tan Buddha, one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. A vegetarian lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car offering stunning views as you descend to Tung Chung (Should the Skyrail be canceled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged).
Pick up and drop off is provided. Tour departs at 8:45 am. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.
Please note this tour is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.
|Day #14||01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$145.00|
It was a fantastic trip. I cannot say enough about our experiences in China and Tibet. The cruise down the Yangtze river was also terrific. Our tour guide, Frank, and the local guides were knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.Jim T. Newland, NC
My trip to China and Tibet was great. Our tour manager Ivy was exceptionally good and made this trip even more special. Her attention to details was amazing. This was the smallest group I have ever traveled with and I loved it as it allowed us to experience many things that wouldn't have been possible for a large group. Loved all the local guides as well. Loved the country, food and all the accommodations .. Would love to go back and experience more of this amazing country.Agamani S. Lawrence, KS
My trip was the greatest I have ever been on. I had so much fun and I wish I didn’t have to come back. I LOVE your travel company. You guys make traveling so affordable and the accommodations we get for the prices we pay are phenomenal. Plus, you guys are so helpful with any questions and concerns we might have as a customer. I'm definitely booking another trip with you guys and I informed all my coworkers about your company. I have no complaints or regrets. I'm very happy that I booked with Gate 1.Stacey C. Jamaica, NY
It was excellent! The whole experience far surpassed our expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to make sure that everyone had a great time. He also had a lot of patience with the different personalities on the trip. We came away with a greater knowledge of China and its people. Six of us traveled together, we all will recommend this trip to friends and family, especially with our guide Jason.Mary T. Collegeville, PA
Really interesting and eye opening. I found some of the preconceived notions I had about China were baseless and there were other things I had no idea about. I feel like I have a deeper understanding about life there, what they pride themselves in, and how they’re collectively working towards the future. Our tour manager Jason Yin was fantastic and did an amazing job at accommodating to individual needs and being as inclusive as possible. I look forward to doing it again in a few years to see how much has changed city-wise and culturally.Mark V. Concord, NC
All I have to say it was a amazing trip. Our tour guide was very nice. and he was very patient with us his name is Tom Tang. We also had another young lady in Xian and her name is Jennie. She was also amazing ... While in China Tom T. took care of everything from passports to airline tickets he went all the way with us until the end ... Its was a very nice experience in China and the Great Wall was amazing to climb it. So if this email is going to be published and anyone thinking about going to China do it. Don't think about it it is amazing and the service with Gate 1 is great to. I would not think about it twice to booked another trip with Gate 1.Guillermina P. Chula Vista, CA
Without a doubt, the China/Tibet trip that I participated in was FANTASTIC! ... I am recommending them to family and friends. Having been on larger trips over the years, I must say that accommodating so few travelers afforded us greater mobility, and many chances to interact with each other ... Special, special thanks to Jenny and Frank for answering my neverending questions, offering so many local tidbits and gems, and enduring my versions of the languages. This trip was one that I wanted to experience for years, and it was everything that I expected and more ... Thanks again to everyone for my Chinese/Tibetan memories.Julianna B. Westerville, OH
This was our first trip with Gate1 and to China ... Getting a taste of China was a real eye opener for us and your company's service made it a very enjoyable experiance. Our main tour guide Ivy was fantastic and we really enjoyed Tom in Shanghai at the end ... Gate1 appears to have a very good service oriented corporate culture and employees we've interacted with appear to like working for your company. We thought the trip was a great value and will definitely look to Gate1 for our next tour. Keep up the good work.David V. White Lake, MI
We had a wonderful time. I just wanted to commend our guide, Jason Yin, for his excellent management of our tour. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and he took excellent care of all our needs. But more than that, he is very creative and went beyond what is required of a tour manager by creating additional activities and providing information that allowed our group to better understand and appreciate the people and culture of China. He is a natural at this business and you should never let him get away.Stephen S. Midwest City, OK
I would like to add that EVERYONE on our trip to China was over-the-top crazy about our tour manager, Louise. She could not have been more professional or more caring ... She never seemed to tire of our endless questions! ... Another guide was taking us to the airport for our trip home, but when Louise's flight was cancelled, she made a point to find us in a very busy airport. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I consider her a friend and tears were shed when we had to say good-bye!Elizabeth G. McDonough, GA.
My trip to China with Gate1 was spectacular in every respect, especially because of our tour manager, Maggie Zhu. I have spoken to my fellow travelers on the trip, most of whom are very experienced travelers, and some of whom I feel will be lifelong friends...they unanimously agree that thanks to Maggie Zhu this was truly the trip of a lifetime. China is of course an incredible country to explore, but Maggie Zhu's people skills are phenomenal - she was always thorough, clear, patient, detailed, understanding, resourceful, meticulous, reliable, dependable, proactive, helpful and funny, and she possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of China, its rich history, people, traditions, culture, economy, society, customs, norms and values that she readily shared with us in spectacular English with great aplomb, humor, and clarity. Based on this trip I will definitely be further exploring the world and traveling with Gate 1 in the future.Michael L. Berkeley, CA
It was the best!! From tour guide Rose, local guides, drivers, hotels, meals and airline business class. We will be using gate 1 again.Gail K. Torrance, CA
Trip was great - our guide Jason was fantastic - loved all of tour - only wish it would have included one more day in shanghai for individual time, shopping etc think everyone in our group felt like they would have liked to stay in shanghai one more day for some free time!! Love it - great accommodations, local guides, travel - very happy with trip - but especially loved our guide - he made trip fantastic!!Ann B. Edmonds, WA
It was wonderful. My daughter and I had the best tours of all the beautiful sites and on or about the cities. The hotel accommodations and the tour bus rides were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet were exceptional choices. Our tour guide Yuan is the best He made sure everyone is having a great time and exceptionally patient and kind. He was very entertaining and shared us all his knowledge about the country, its people and cultures. Yuan enriched our minds about China as a whole and we could not have been very happy and lucky to have him as our tour guide. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and this trip was well worth every dollar!Vicky M. Cathedral City, CA
It was wonderful. The trip was well organized and all have good time. China is a great Country, people are friendly and it is beautiful. It is a good experience for me and my wife.Francis P. Philadelphia, PA
The trip was excellent. We really got our money's worth. Tibet was a once in a lifetime experience.Harvey R. San Diego, CA
Our trip was amazing! Melinda, our guide, was the best guide ever. She really needs to be promoted and recognized for her efforts and her professional, positive leadership. She really works hard to ensure the group has the best experiences, take care of her! She's very organized and knowledgeable about the history, culture, region, finds fun things to do, and keeps the group moving to get the most out of the time left in the day. Highly recommend her, very gracious person. George did a good job too, very interesting person and can tell he too loves his career. We loved Gate 1 and so does she. You all did a great job.Pamela M. Seattle, WA
I am still telling everyone about how VAST China is: cleanliness, airports, underground, rail stations, countryside, Terracotta Warriors, the cities, the Bund, the Dam, the Gorges....and yet all so approachable with our excellent tour guide and the others who joined us along the way. It was a wonderful experience!Julie S. Reno, NV
Our trip was all we expected. We anticipated seeing the Great Wall, the Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors and experiencing the westernized look of Shanghai. All of those places did not disappoint us. We were completely amazed when we visited the park in Xian and joined in with local people as they celebrated their holiday. This stop was among the best memories of the trip. I have to say that the leadership and guidance we received from our guide, Jason, was the best we've had from our three trips with Gate 1. (The leadership of the men in the other two tours with Gate 1 we've taken were great, also.)Alice R. Lewiston, ID
The trip was excellent as all four of our Gate One trips. I can’t imagine getting better value from any other travel company. First our guide Jason was top notch. We give him our top rating. He was patient, knowledgeable, and an excellent leader. Second, the hotels we stayed at were beautiful and well located. We have never stayed in a hotel room as nice as the Golden Hotel. We are looking forward to our Gate One trip to Morocco, in June.Jim G. Clarkston, WA
I really enjoyed myself. Susan was great as a tour guide. She went above and beyond to help me out in a situation that came up.The trip to China was awesome! I already recommended several of my friends to check Gate 1 out. I’ll be taking another trip soon! Thanks for reaching out.William B. Charlotte, NC
I just completed the online survey, but want to say more about our tour guide, Rosie. She was fantastic in every way. She made the value of this trip even greater by sharing her knowledge of local places to eat and shop.e m Shade sure each of our meals was more than delightful. Any question was answered in a friendly and competent way. It was like being in a family with our mother Rose to show us the way. She took a personal degree of attention to every aspect of the trip. Nothing we asked was beyond her. Amazing! I can not say enough good things about her. China is an amazing place, and the quality of Gateone showed through in every aspect. There we nice touches, like taking care of our luggage, and other little extras. Not only would we do another trip with Gateone, but would ONLY do trips with you in the future. Why go anywhere else when everything is taken care of so well.George H. New Smyrna, FL
Thanks for your thoughts and followup. My trip was very enjoyable and an eye opener. Gate1's service and orginisation was the best. The trip was all the more enjoyable because of the thought and assistance put into the trip, from the excellent tour manager and very good local guides to the worry free transfers and flight connections. I feel I have a better understanding of China because of this. The trip has become the bench mark for assessing all my past and future trips. I have no hessitation in recommending Gate 1 to anyone that asks. Many thanks to Jack and all your staff for a terrific tripRick F. Orford, TAS, AU
The trip was terrific, we really enjoyed China and the itinerary that Gate1 provided, It was a bit hectic and we were on the go all the time but we really enjoyed it ,we have passed this on to all our inquiring friends, we told them a trip to China is a must. Jack our tour leader was also terrific, he was very informative and no problem was to trivial.Ted C. Lake Macquarie, NSW, AU
The trip was very good. We enjoyed the program itinerary the whole time with Frank Wang the excellent tour manager. Will use and recommended Gate1 Travel again on next vacation.Danny P. San Jose, CA
My trip was lovely, my second trip with Gate 1. Wonderful introduction to the Chinese culture. Hotels, meals and activities all met expectations. A bit fast paced in certain areas and free time too limited. Our tour leader exceptional and very dedicated. Thank you and look forward to future trips with Gate 1.Martha C. Forked River, NJ
This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we’re not disappointed. Our tour guide Frank was beyond excellent. He was there for all our needs. He was very informative about China & it’s history. His choices in Food were awesome. He was helpful in the language barrier when we needed it. We can’t say enough positive things about the whole experience.Kate F. Madison, WI
Our trip to China was great! Our tour manager; Jason is excellent! He really showed us the history and culture of China! He really took care of us . We became a "family" in China!Patricia S. Fremont, CA
It was wonderful. We really enjoyed our vacation and I miss our tour group and tour guides. I want to take the time to express our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent service from our tour manager, Maggie, as well as our local tour guide in Xi'an (Jenny) and Shanghai (Alice). Our drivers were excellent as well.Jennifer Jin K. Arlington
We have safely returned from the China Tour. All the facilities were excellent and tour guides, Chen, Li and Andy were good at their works. Chen was excellent and she had all the organized works done very well. The walking and waking-up early was tiring but the tours were enjoyable.Alexander S. Manchester, NH
It was wonderful and I must compliment our guide Jessica. She was marvelous...she kept us safe, we'll feed and informed. I can't compliment her any higher. The other guides were great also. All in all I feel like I've really done China!Charlene K. Atlanta, GA
Wonderful. Great value. Perfect for my goals- inexpensive and decent hotel/location. I do not need a full scale tour all the time. I am officially a fan!Reid D. Calabasas, CA
The trip was amazing! It was my first trip with Gate1 Travel ! And after this journey to China, I would go with Gate 1 again and again... Everything was organized very well. We got to see so many interesting places... Our guide was with group every minute, taking care of everything!!Olena K. Spring Valley, NY
Our trip was excellent, all our expectation were met, our tour manager Frank gave us all his time to feel safe and comfortable.Renee A. Port St Lucie, FL
Our trip was amazing!!! Everything was set up as expected. Japan was a wonderful country, people are so friendly and very clean. This was for my daughter's 16th birthday. Could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you!Kathryn H. Venetia, PA
It was a wonderful trip, my son loved it. Japan was a great country to visit.Sol T. Carteret, NJ
Thank you. My trip was amazing! I love Japan! I appreciated all of Gate 1's arrangements and hospitality. I didn't have to worry about getting to the hotel because everything had been arranged by your staff. The day tours and hotel accommodations were excellent. Thank you again for making my trip one to remember.Alejandra L. Arleta, CA
Excellent!!!! The tour and our tour guides were far beyond our expectation! We had a great time! We'll definitely travel with Gate 1 again!Milena R. Alexandria, VA
We had very good time. All our tour guides had been excellent and tour manager Melinda exceeded all our expectations.Mariya P. Fitchburg, WI
The trip was fantastic. My wife and I enjoined it very much specially with our outstanding tourist guide Jason. We are considering another trip with Gate 1 in the future.Alfonso D. Walnut, CA
We had a very good trip. Gate 1's organisation and service was excellent. No problems whatsoever. Mr Yuan, our tour guide in China was excellent and went beyond what we would have expected. I would gladly recommend Gate 1 to other prospective customers.Trevor C. Westbury, Australia
Our Gate 1 trip to china was absolutely amazing .... despite our group of four being the only Australians amongst many Americans. Everyone was really friendly and we all got on fabulously throughout the trip ... making many new friends across the globe. Maggie our tour guide was the ultimate host and tour guide!!! She was fantastic in every respect .... the perfect host with excellent communication and leadership skills. Without her knowledge, experience and dedication the holiday would not have been the same. She must be congratulated for her outstanding efforts above and beyond her role! The itinerary was fantastic and luckily for us the weather was perfect throughout. We visited some amazing places and seemingly Maggie had the ability to chose the right times to avoid the obvious crowds. The extra benefits provided for gate 1 passengers were much appreciated and added an extra touch to our great tour. Hotel accommodations could not be faulted with all modern, clean rooms provided. The cruise boat on the Yangtze also provided great rooms with lots of open decks to enjoy the scenery and a variety of things to do. The food was also outstanding throughout the trip... not only the great variety offered but always more than enough food for everyone. All in all ... A tremendous holiday and we will certainly be signing up for future holidays with Gate 1 Travel.Helen B. NSW, Australia
Our trip to China was amazing!!! Sam was an outstanding guide for a group of 38 people! He stayed calm and informative to our group throughout the entire trip!!! It was not an easy job but he handled everyone's Requests and questions with ease. He moved us through airports, hotels, temples, parks, short and long walks to excursions with no problems!!! Needless to say we have great memories of our trip to China due to our guides experience! We could not thank him enough throughout and it was sad to say good bye at the end! Thank you again Sam and Gate 1 for great memories!Cinda B. Woodbury, CT