China Tour Star is committed to providing no-worry China tours for seniors. You can just sit back and leave the troubles to us. Your experienced guide will take good care of you from the beginning to end and ensure you to get the best experience on this small group tour for seniors. Both the hotels and vehicle are carefully selected by us. You will be very comfortable no matter on the way or in you room. In addition, all the attractions we arranged are senior-friendly. You don’t need to walk for a long time or step on lots of stairs. For example, on the Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, we will arrange the Peak Tram for you which can help you save energy and enjoy the scenery on the way from another angle. In Guilin, we selected the most popular activity for seniors- the Li River Cruise that can give you a leisure tour from Guilin to Yangshuo. Join this best China tour for seniors and you will get an unforgettable memory!
Dear tourists, welcome to China. Our first stop is Hong Kong, where the East meets the West.
When you come to Hong Kong by plane, we will provide private services to make your journey more convenient and comfortable, such as meeting you at the airport and taking you to the hotel. (Tip: It is about 32 KM from Hong Kong International Airport to the urban area and takes 30 minutes.)
Considering the fatigue of the journey, we do not arrange the tour route for you today. After checking in, you can have a rest in your room or walk around the city. Let me briefly introduce Hong Kong to you first.
Hong Kong is a prosperous port and an international metropolis. It is the third-largest financial center in the world, where Chinese and Western cultures gather. It is divided into three parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories.
Today, our trip will begin. Firstly, we will visit the highest point in Hong Kong and the landmark: Victoria Peak. It is not only a shopping center but also a sightseeing platform that gives you a clear view of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. It is deeply loved by residents and tourists.
You can take the retro red Peak Tram to the top of the mountain. It is the earliest cable car system in Asia and the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. When you reach the top of the mountain, the Peak Tower will come into view.
The Peak Tower is a characteristic building in Hong Kong. It integrates sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. It can meet your needs in all aspects. The shape is like a bowl as if half floating in the air. When you stand on the rooftop overlooking the view of Hong Kong, you will have a panoramic view of all the beautiful scenery.
Next, we will come to Repulse Bay and Stanley.
Repulse Bay is a big star in Hong Kong’s beaches. It is called “Oriental Hawaii” and is the most representative bay in Hong Kong, China. The fascinating beaches are surrounded by palm trees, and the clear and shallow seawater allows families to share happiness. The beach facilities such as the dressing room and shower room are all first-class. Many movies are shooting here. If you are lucky, you may encounter your favorite Hong Kong movie stars.
Next, we will go to Stanley, another attraction nearby. It used to be a small village with few people. Now it has become the residence of Hong Kong’s rich and powerful foreigners, and numerous luxury buildings stand here. Besides beaches, there are Stanley Plaza and Stanley Market for shopping. Stanley Market is popular with tourists. You can find all kinds of handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothes in it. Stanley Waterfront is crowded with tourists every June. Everyone comes here to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, watch the dragon boat race, and have fun in the festive atmosphere.
Today’s journey ends here. We will drive back to the hotel.
Option: When night falls, if you want to experience the nightlife of Hong Kong, you must visit the night view of Victoria Harbour and the enjoy Symphony of Lights. For a night tour of Victoria Harbour, you can take the cruise ship Aqua Luna. It can be called the last hand-made Chinese sailboat in Hong Kong, named after a famous pirate in the last century, which reproduces the style of the pirate ship in that year, especially with local characteristics. There are two floors on the ship. The upper floor is a private seating area. There are sofas on the left and right rows and you can be half-lying on it. You can enjoy drinks while enjoying the sea breeze. The restaurant is on the lower floor. The round tables and chairs are full of typical Chinese style. Sitting here, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while eating delicious food.
The ship roams in the lighted Victoria Harbour, creating a strong romantic atmosphere. Boarding on the Aqua Luna and sharing a bottle of wine with your family members is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Victoria Harbor at night.
A Symphony of Lights is a famous laser lighting music performance that can be watched on the Aqua Luna. It is jointly held by 44 skyscrapers and landmarks on both sides of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. In 2005, it was officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and became the largest lighting music performance in the world (held at 8 pm every day). The performances include music, lighting, and lasers. Fireworks displays are added on holidays and special anniversaries.
Hong Kong’s journey will come to an end and we will go to Guilin. We have booked estimated train G408 12:05/15:25 for you and will arrange our professional guide to take you to Hong Kong Railway Station. After you arrive in Guilin, the tour guide will wait for you at the station and take you to the hotel. (Tip: It is about 13 KM from Guilin West Railway Station to the urban area and takes 30 minutes.)
The famous poet Wang Zhenggong of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279) used to praise Guilin as “Guilin’s natural landscape is the best in the world”. Until now, this sentence still attracts countless tourists to Guilin. The charming Li River is like a ribbon, connecting countless beautiful attractions between Guilin and Yangshuo. Uniquely shaped mountains, traditional residence on the riverbank, and fishing boats with cormorants, the scenery will surely make you impressed.
Let’s start your trip in Guilin now! In the morning, we will take the Li River Crusie to Yangshuo. The 83-KM water journey from Guilin to Yangshuo is the essence of Guilin’s scenery. It is also the largest and most beautiful karst landscape tourist area in the world. On the cruise ship, you can enjoy the scenery on the riverbank, such as Wangfu Stone, Banbiandu Ferry, and Gudong Waterfall. Gudong Waterfall is 25 kilometers away from the urban area of Guilin and is the closest waterfall to Guilin. The fall of the waterfall is 90 meters and the average width is 20 meters. The water pours down, which is very spectacular. Unlike other waterfalls, visitors can touch the waterfall up close because it is the only waterfall in China that can be climbed.
It takes about 4 hours to reach Yangshuo. Due to a long time, lunch will be held on the cruise. You can also bring some snacks.
When you come to Yangshuo, we will take you to Yangshuo West Street. This street has a long history of around 1,400 years. This is a tourist distribution center, where everything is convenient for travelers. It is famous for its bars, restaurants, and coffee shops with different styles. It is artistic during the day and lively at night. Because there are many foreigners in West Street, and there are many Western restaurants and English signboards, it is also called “Foreigner Street”.
If you feel tired, you can find a small restaurant with your friends here and ask for a local specialty: Beer Fish. This famous local specialty is also rated as one of the ten classic famous dishes in Yangshuo. It is made of fresh big carp in Li River, fried with raw tea oil, and then braised with fine beer produced in Guilin. It is so delicious that you cannot forget it once you taste it.
Here, today’s journey will come to an end. After returning to the hotel, have a good rest, and more attractions are waiting for you tomorrow.
In the morning we will go to the art palace of nature: Reed Flute Cave. It is a karst cave with a depth of 240 meters. There are many stalagmites, stone pillars, stone flowers, and so on. When you walk in it, you will feel like you are in a fairyland. In 2013, the Reed Flute Scenic Area, together with the lighting creative teams of the Olympic Games, the World Expo, and the Asian Games, invested a lot of money to create the first 4D visual feast in China. It uses the dome inside the cave to create a fantastic scene for tourists from the Ice Age to the underwater world. The latest technology holographic performance will allow you to experience the beauty of nature and art, and it will also bring you an excellent audio-visual experience.
Here, the trip to Guilin is over. After a short rest, we will transfer you to the airport for the next city, Xi’an. You will probably take the estimated flight JD5144 16:00/17:50 to Xi’an. We will arrange a tour guide to pick you up at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and take you safely to the hotel to rest. (Tip: It is about 38 KM from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to the urban area and takes 55 minutes.)
Xi’an, known as Chang’an in ancient times, is an important birthplace of Chinese history and culture and one of the earliest developed areas of human civilization. It has a history of more than 3,100 years and has been capital city of different dynasties for more than 1100 years. It is a famous historical and cultural city as well as an international tourist destination.
From now on, our trip to Xi’an will start. Today is a full day, and it will also be a feast for the eyes.
At first, we will go to the eighth wonder of the world: Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is to the northeast of Xi’an city center and it will take about one hour (about 40 KM) to get to the museum. The terra cotta army is one of the attractions that must be visited in Xi’an. When you come here, it gives you a visual shock. It is a kind of ancient tomb sculpture, and it is a typical example of replacing human beings with figurines. You can watch the sacrificial objects in the shape of chariots, horses, and soldiers. Each pottery figurine is vivid. It has not only attracted tourists from home and abroad, but also been visited by more than 200 foreign heads of state and government.
After lunch, we will return to the city and visit other distinctive attractions. Firstly, we are going to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. During the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), it was built by Master Monk Xuanzang to store Buddhist scriptures. It is a square brick pagoda with remarkable national characteristics and style and is a masterpiece of Buddhist architectural art in China. If you are interested in Buddhist building, you must not miss it.
Next, we are going to the Great Mosque. It is one of the four major mosques in China and the largest mosque in Xi’an. As an Islamic mosque, its appearance is in classical Chinese courtyard architecture style, and you can see Islamic patterns and characters in details, which are perfectly integrated with the whole building. It is the achievement of the integration of Islamic and Chinese culture.
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If you want to taste the local specialties of Xi’an, you must not miss the Muslim Street. Behind the Bell and Drum Towers, it can be said to be a paradise for foodie. Here, you can taste a variety of local specialties, such as Chinese Hamburgers, Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup, BiangBiang noodles and so on. Delicious food plus beautiful scenery will round off your day.
Today we will go to the last destination, Beijing, the capital of China. In the morning, you will take the estimated train G872 11:15/16:51 to go to Beijing. When you arrive at the railway station, our tour guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel and check in. (Tip: It is about 20 KM from Beijing West Railway Station to the urban area and takes 30 minutes.) We do not have any schedule for you today. You can take your time by yourself and have a rest in the hotel.
Beijing is a famous ancient oriental capital. There are abundant tourism resources here, with more than 200 tourist attractions open to tourists. Of course, Beijing’s leisure and entertainment life and customs are also very worthy of your participation.
Let’s Start our Beijing trip. Firstly, we will show you the landmark building: Tian’anmen Square. It is an attraction you cannot miss. The founding ceremony of the People’s Republic of China was held here. So, it became the symbol of the People’s Republic of China. There is a very solemn flag-raising ceremony here every morning. If you want to watch the ceremony, you need to get up very early.
The next stop we will go to is the Imperial Palace of Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1636 - 1912) Dynasties in China: The Forbidden City (closed on Monday). It is no exaggeration to say that it is the most brilliant ancient building in Beijing and the best-preserved and largest royal palace in the world. It is one of the largest and most complete ancient wooden buildings in the world. Twenty-four emperors lived here. It has countless collections, which make tourists linger one after another. The historical connotation it contains can make you feel the vicissitudes of this country.
And then, we will drive northwest for about 2 hours (61KM) to visit the Juyongguan Great Wall. The Juyongguan Great Wall was built between two valleys. In ancient times, it was the only place to enter Beijing from the north. Therefore, it plays an important role in military defense. Although the contemporary Juyongguan Great Wall has lost its military status, its tourism value is irreplaceable. British Prime Minister Cameron once visited the Juyongguan Great Wall when he visited China in 2010, and commented that the Great Wall of China is really amazing. Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, starring in the famous movie Wolverine, also went straight to the Juyongguan Great Wall after arriving in Beijing. Moreover, Mao Zedong, the great Chinese leader, used to write the poems of the one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero. Do you also want to be a hero in China? Come to Juyongguan Great Wall
Option: If you want to taste the special food of Beijing, we must tell you something about noodles with soybean paste. It is known as “one of the top ten noodles in China”. It consists of cucumber, bean sprouts, Toona sinensis, meat sauce, and noodles. If you like noodles, do not miss this delicious food.
Our journey come to an end today. We will arrange a guide to take you to the airport.
If your flight is in the late afternoon, and want visit somewhere else in Beijing, we recommend 798 Art Zone. It used to be an old factory area. At present, it has become the vane and cultural card of modern Chinese culture. There are various galleries, cultural companies, bars, cafes and souvenir shops. I will recommend a movie-themed souvenir shop here for you which is very distinctive. The souvenirs inside are all related to various movies. If you are a movie lover, don't miss it. If you are lucky enough, you may also encounter art exhibitions held here from time to time. Pick up your camera and record this beautiful moment.
When your visit is over, our journey will be all over. Thank you for choosing and believing us. We sincerely hope you have harvested happiness on this trip. We are looking forward to meeting you one more time.
Editor: Mengwei Wang
Proofreader: Betsy He
|City||Five Star hotel list||Four Star hotel list|
|Hong Kong||Harbour Grand Kowloon||Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel|
|Guilin||Lijiang Waterfall Hotel||Guilin Bravo Hotel|
|Xi'an||Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xi'an||Sunworld Dynasty Hotel|
|Beijing||Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing||Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing|
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.