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  CHENGDU – Roads on the Roof of the World. 10 days

 

Discover the mysterious land of Tibet on our Roads on the Roof of the World self-driving journey… Tread in the footsteps of Mallory and other great Himalayan explorers on a road trip like no other as you explore this stunningly beautiful region and drive from Lhasa to Mount Everest Base Camp

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  CHINA - Highlights of Shenzhen City

 

Depart Shenzhen on a full day sightseeing excursion. In the morning drive approximately 28km from the urban area of Shenzhen to Luo Rui He village in Long Gang town, Shenzhen City. Our destination is the interesting Crane Lake New Residence.

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  CHINA - "Old China" in the Pearl River Delta
 
If you are in Hong Kong and would like to see some of China’s treasures in the limited amount of time available to you, this short, two day private excursion might be just what you are looking for. There is much to see on Hong Kong's doorstep. The Pearl River Delta has become one of the leading economic.....
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  CHINA - "Old Shanghai" in a private Tour.
 
 
Old Shanghai was Asia’s greatest city and was the best and the worst of everything. After China’s defeat in the Opium War, the British, followed by the Americans and the French, established independent administrative areas with their own trade and laws. Known as the "Paris of the East" and the "Whore of Asia" the city was run by foreigners but it was not a colony....  
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  CHINA - A Weekend in Guangzhou - 3 D/2N

 

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and is the third largest city in China. Known in the West as "Canton", the food and the language of the area is still known as "Cantonese." As a major sea port, Guangzhou's history of more than 2000 years, is full of colour. The city was part of the so called "Maritime Silk Road"....

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  CHINA - Beautiful “Yangshuo” - on Hong Kong’s Doorstep - 5D/4N

 

Regarded for centuries as the most scenically beautiful region of China and depicted in Chinese paintings for centuries, Guilin, the gateway to Yangshuo, is only a one hour flight from Hong Kong, or an overnight journey by train from Shenzhen.

 

 

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  CHINA - Beautiful “Yangshuo”- on Hong Kong's Doorstep - 4 D/3 N

 

 

Regarded for centuries as the most scenically beautiful region of China and depicted in Chinese paintings for centuries, Guilin, the gateway to Yangshuo, is only a one hour flight from Hong Kong, or an overnight journey by train from Shenzhen.

 

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  CHINA - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise Downstream.

 

The Yangtze River, the world's third longest river at 6,280 kilometres is the symbolic lifeline of China. Explore the stunning Three Gorges region in style with a luxury cruise on Yangzi Explorer the ultimate experience of any holiday to China.

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  CHINA - Genteel Guangzhou - 3 days / 2 nights
 
Enjoy a short break from Hong Kong in the ultra-modern city of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China. Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is less than 2 hours by luxury air-conditioned train from Hong Kong. Often maligned as a drab and uninteresting city...
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  CHINA - Guangxi Province - Luxury amid the Rice Terraces - 3 days/ 2 nights

 

A trip to China isn’t complete without experiencing the spectacular Longji rice terraces, carved into the mountainside and dating back more than 650 years to the Yuan Dynasty. It’s quite an adventure getting there, but after an interesting drive and a hike up the mountain to the quaint village of Ping An, you eventually reach  wonderful Li-An Lodge, with it’s breathtaking views of the magnificent rice terraces and surrounding mountains.

 

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  CHINA - Guangzhou, Zhaoqing + Foshan – 4 days/3 nts

 

The Province of Guangdong, borders Hong Kong and  has a very interesting history.

Around the time of the birth of Christ, Guangdong was far away from the centre of ancient Chinese civilization which was located in the north China plain. It was then populated by peoples collectively known as the Hundred Yue.

It was about this time that Chinese administration in the region began with the expansionism of the Qin Dynasty. After having unified most of China, the Qin expanded southwards and set up Nanhai Commandery at Panyu, very close to what is now the city of Guangzhou (Canton).

 

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  CHINA - Guided Tour of Shanghai and its Jewish History

 

Shanghai has for the most part been the melting pot of China, known since China was opened up for International trade as being an international hub and it has served as a target destination for waves of immigrants throughout history. 

 

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  CHINA - Guilin and Longsheng Holiday - 13 days

 

This extended holiday takes you to see the most beautiful rural scenery in China that is easily accessible to Hong Kong.

 Highlights will include the spectacular rice terraces of Longsheng, the wonderful town of Yangshuo which is located on the banks of the famous Li River and of course, the opportunity to enjoy a cruise on the Li River, if you have not experienced this already.

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  CHINA - Guilin and Yangshou holiday - 5 days/ 4 nts

 

The vistas of Guilin and Yangshou have inspired more poets and painters than any other region of China and as a signature representation of the nation, the Yangshou hillscape rivals the Great Wall. No visit to southern China is complete without a boat ride down the Li River....

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  CHINA - Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng - 4 Days/ 3 nts

 

This is probably the best itinerary you can choose if you have only limited time to visit China, however, it is essentially a natural experience rather than a cultural experience. Guilin is a scenic town and one of the best-known tourist destinations in China. There are many scenic places within short traveling distance of Guilin and this itinerary includes the two best known of them....

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  CHINA - Gulangyu Island Weekend Getaway

 

Gulangyu is a car-free island off the coast of Xiamen in Fujian province, southern China. It about 2 square kilometres in area. The island is home to about 20,000 people and it is a famous domestic tourism destination. Visitors can reach Gulangyu by ferry from Xiamen Island in about 5 minutes. The Island is renowned for its colonial architecture, winding lanes and beaches.

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  CHINA - Historic Canton (Guangzhou) - 3 days 2 nights

 

 

This exciting guided weekend visit will introduce you to the fascinating city of Canton (Guangzhou), so near and accessible to Hong Kong and yet so different, enjoyable and unexplored by many Hong Kong residents.

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  CHINA - Shanghai - Half Day Tour of Jewish Quarter

 

Shanghai has for the most part been the melting pot of China, known since China was opened up for International trade as being an international hub and it has served as a target destination for waves of immigrants throughout history.

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  CHINA - Shanghai and neighbouring areas.

 

Three days exploring what is perhaps the most exciting city in China, after Hong Kong of course, in the company of someone who knows and understands Shanghai. In addition to the highlights of Shanghai, you will visit the ancient city of private gardens, Suzhou, and Zhujiajiao, an ancient "Venice of the East".

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  CHINA - Shanghai and Suzhou by Train.

 

A week's holiday to Shanghai and Suzhou, travelling by comfortable sleeper train in order to get a better understanding of the vastness of China and to see something of China's countryside.

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  CHINA - Shenzhen City - 3 days/ 2 nights

 

This trip "across the border" start and finishes in Hong Kong and generally requires a China visa, please call us to check the cost and time to obtain such a visa.

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  CHINA - Shenzhen’s Historic Surroundings – 3 days/ 2 nights

 

Just across the northern border of Hong Kong lies Shenzhen, until the 1990's this was just a collection of small farming villages, but with the return of Hong Kong to China, it took on a greater significance. It expanded to become a sizeable city in its own right and drew workers from all over China to produce the goods that were exported through Hong Kong.

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  CHINA – Rural China and its finest Rice Terraces

 

Tiny Jiache village, set in the spectacular rice terraces of south-eastern Guizhou Province, is the primary destination of this adventurous, short trip into unspoiled rural China. Those in the know, claim that this presently untouched region, possesses the finest rice terraces in the country.

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  China’s Shangri-la


Relax in great comfort in one of China’s most beautiful rural regions.

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  Guilin and Yangshuo countryside holiday - 5 days/ 4 nights

Guilin and it neighbouring township, Yangshuo, are set in what is regarded as China's most spectacular scenic landscapes. The region has been depicted in Chinese paintings for centuries. The boat ride down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly memorable. This short holiday arrangement, where you can stay in an idyllic small riverside hotel with baconies overlooking the spectacular view, includes all of the most important places and things to see.

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  KUNMING - Along the legendary “Old Burma Road”. 17 days

 

This fascinating journey gets under way in the Tibetan Highlands of a place called Shangri-La, maybe the Shangri-La that James Hilton describes in his novel "The Lost Horizon" as a hidden paradise at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains. We travel along the ancient "Tea and Horse Road”, one of the oldest trading routes in the world for tea from southern Yunnan to Tibet. We travel in the footsteps of legendary American General Stillweil along the infamous “Old Burma Road” towards Myanmar. The 1500km long Burma Road was built under enormous hardship during WW2 by the Allied Troops from Ledo in India across northern Burma to Kunming.

 

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  KUNMING - Pilgrimage to Yunnan's Mt. Kawagebo. 9 days

 

Kawagebo is the highest mountain in Yunnan Province. It is located in Diqing Prefecture on the border with Tibet and near the border with Myanmar. It is located approximately 20km west of Diqing.

Meili Snow Mountain (also called Prince Snow Mountain) is situated at the western end of the White Horse Snow Mountain. It is higher and more elegant compared with the White Horse Snow Mountain. The highest peak is Kawagebo.

At 6470m, the local Tibetans regard it as a Holy Mountain. Each year, in autumn, the Tibetan people come here from far and near.

 

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  KUNMING – On the Tea Horse Trail 9 days

 

On the Tea Horse Trail is a wonderful introduction to the magic of driving journeys in China – drive down country lanes, stay in historic houses en route, eat local foods made from the freshest ingredients and see a side of China that is worlds away from the polluted cities of the eastern seaboard

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  On the Road in China - Self Drive Vacation

 

Fancy driving in the remote regions of China and Tibet, this trip offers the choice of 5 to 15 day driving holidays in Yunnan Province.

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  Shenzhen is Fun - A guided introduction to Shenzhen and its shopping.

 

Shenzhen is now the third largest city in China and it is only 30 years old.

 

Enjoy a day trip, an overnight, or a weekend in Shenzhen, in the company of someone who knows the city well and can provide you with an overview of all that this amazing modern metropolis has to offer when it comes to shopping.

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  Sleep on the Great Wall. 2 days

 

"Clearly, the most memorable part of my multi-country adventure was sleeping for two nights on the Great Wall. Your people were outstanding. Transport, accommodation, meals and your guide all exceeded expectations. In my opinion, it’s one of the best value for money excursions you could partake in China.”

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  TAIYUAN - Shanxi Discovery including Pingyao 8 days

 

As one of the earliest centres of Chinese civilization, Shanxi was known as the state of Jin. When Qin Shihuang, the first emperor, unified the country, Shanxi became the political and cultural centre of China. With its Great Wall defenses, the Datong region of the north became the most important defensive bulwark between the Chinese and the northern nomadic tribes....

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  The Watch Towers of Kaiping - 3 days/ 2 nights

 

Kaiping has become increasingly well known because of its "diaolou", fortified multi-storey towers, which were constructed in the Kaiping area from the early Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912), reaching a peak in the 1920's and 1930's, when there were more than three thousand of these structures. Today, approximately 1,800 "diaolou"  are still standing. The "diaolou" served two purposes, housing and protection against forays by bandits...

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  The Watch Towers of Kaiping and the Maritime Silk Road Museum - 4 days/ 3 nights

 

Kaiping has become increasingly famous because of its "diaolou", fortified multi-storey towers, which were constructed in the Kaiping area from the early Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912), reaching a peak in the 1920's and 1930's, when there were more than three thousand of these structures. Today, approximately 1,800 "diaolou"  are still standing. The "diaolou" served two purposes, housing and protection against forays by bandits....

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  TIBET & CHINA – Palaces, Pandas and Jiuzhaigou - 8 Days

 

This tour was created by Concorde Travel for clients who wanted to visit the fascinating places in the itinerary below, as they had children, they were very keen on the Panda Rescue and Rehabilition program, sited close to Chengdu.

The itinerary can be amended to include or even drop some items to make it your ideal vacation.

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  Weekend in Yangshuo

Apart from the opportunity to attend the Impression – Liu Sanjie there are no pre-arranged sightseeing activities in this suggested arrangement. One can choose to either relax and do very little, or you can go exploring in this very beautiful part of China.

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  XIAN - The Silk Road Highlights. 8 days

 

Visiting Xian, Dunhuang, Urumqi and Turpan.

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  YICHANG (The Yangtze) - Hike the famous "Three Gorges" of the Yangtze River 6 days

 

What better way to get a real understanding of this world famous river and its turbulent history, than to go hiking in its spectacular gorges.

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  YICHANG - "YANGTZE EXPLORER" - Yangtze River Cruise Upstream. 4 nights

 

This cruise is designed for a relaxed pace and is tailored to water levels at different times of the year. Visit Daoist temples and shrines at Fengdu or alternatively get a glimpse of authentic local life in Wanzhou. Explore the towering peaks and remote villages of the Three Gorges - Qutang, Wu and Xiling - and see the controversial Three Gorges Dam Project all in complete luxury abourd the stunning Yangzi Explorer.

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