The contrast of old and new is never more evident than on this 7-day vacation to Beijing and Hong Kong. Historic temples blend with modern skyscrapers in Beijing, while classic junks sail alongside state-of-the art cruise ships on Hong Kong’s harbor. There is no better way to navigate this fascinating mix than with Monograms. We’ve arranged hotel accommodations for three nights each in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as private guide sightseeing in each city, and daily breakfast. Plus, you’ll have the services of a Local Host®, a local who will offer you suggestions, answer questions, and help make sure your vacation runs smoothly. This is a one-of-a-kind feature offered by Monograms to ensure you are comfortable and supported throughout your vacation.</BR></BR>Your first impression of Beijing will be utter amazement. This bustling city was the stage for China’s imperial history for a thousand years—and vestiges of its ancient culture are evident around every corner. We set you up with private guided sightseeing that shows off Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world; the Forbidden City, once home to China’s great emperors and off limits to the public for 500 years; and, of course, the Great Wall of China. Dating back to the 7th century BC, the mighty fortification runs from east to west for more than 4,000 miles, and was built to protect China from marauding nomadic tribes. Stroll along the wall for stunning panoramic views, and take what are sure to be some unforgettable photos. You’ll definitely have worked up an appetite and we’ve got lunch lined up at a local restaurant so you can recharge and relax over a tasty meal of traditional Chinese cuisine. </BR></BR>In Hong Kong, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for private, guided sightseeing that includes a cable-car ride up Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong with views of the city and the skyscrapers; a sampan ride on the harbor; and a visit to Stanley Market, where you can shop for a large selection of clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. You’ll also have a full day to explore Hong Kong on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). Perhaps enjoy a sunset or dinner cruise on the harbor; take an excursion to Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest island and where you will visit the Giant Buddha Statue and Po Lin Monastery; visit one of the night markets; or take a fun and fascinating foodie walking tour and sample some of Hong Kong’s favorite foods! </BR></BR>Between the sightseeing we’ve arranged, the meals and attractions we’ve included, and the hotels we’ve booked, all you have to do is take that first step and call us—and then simply pack your bags and enjoy yourself! With the comfort of knowing you will have a Local Host with you throughout your vacation, you’ve got yourself a memorable vacation!

City Highlights

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Meals

American breakfast daily1 lunch

Transportation

Private airport transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included

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