Hong Kong throng

The island of Hong Kong is a true 21st-century city which pulsates with a buzz of energy and excitement.

But whilst it is teeming with restaurants, nightlife and shopping that rival any in the world, this modern metropolis remains loyal to its roots.

And never is this fusion of contrasts more magical, than during the fabled Chinese New Year

Arguably one of the best and most fascinating places in the world to celebrate the Chinese New Year has to be Hong Kong.

Next year’s event runs from the 10th to 13th February and promises to enthral with a cavalcade of colourful floats, accompanied by performers from all over the world.

Dragon dancers are the star attraction this year, as decorated floats, performers, street entertainers, music and dance take over the picturesque harbourfront, spilling out into the streets throughout the city.

The skyscrapers are decorated with thousands of sparkling lights and a spectacular variety of seasonal symbols – believed to bestow good fortune and happiness – will mesmerise onlookers.

Meanwhile, the sounds of “Kung Hei Fat Choy” and other warm wishes reverberate through the streets. Fireworks over Victoria Harbour mark the end of the parade.

There are also stunning flower displays across the city, with other parades and markets taking place in Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island and Fahui Park in Mong Kok on Kowloon.

You should start thinking about your holiday to Hong Kong now if you are wanting to be there for the Chinese New Year in February.

 

Photographic Tour of China

 Are you a keen photographer and looking for a photographic tour of a lifetime ?

This tour of a lifetime provides some of the most diverse photographic opportunities to be found in one single country.Renowned photographers Sue Bishop and John Humphrey accompany us on tour and will be on hand to offer useful advice.

Fully Inclusive Price

Price includes international flights,departure taxes, current fuel surcharges,domestic transportation, accommodation,all meals, daily tours, entrance fees, guides and visa fees for UK passport holders.

Depart UK: 26 Sep 2012Arrive UK: 12 Oct 2012

Price from £2,590pp – 17 DaysFully Inclusive from the UK

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Photographic Tour of China

A Tour of the Best of China – Special Offer

A Brief Tour of the best of China – 10 days from ONLY £1390

China is one of our best selling holdiay destinations, so here at Global Holidays we have got a fantastic holiday deal to China for you. This 10 day tour takes in most of the best bits of China so you can get a true flavour of this wonderful country.

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This classic itinerary visits the three most famous cities of China: Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Included are the must-see sights of the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall and for contrast we also visit the historic canal town of Wuzhen.

Included in the price

All international airfaresAll domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surchargesAll accommodationAll mealsEntrance fees, guides and daily toursVisa fees for UK passport holders

Your ItineraryDays 1-2 : UK – Shanghai

Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the East’ and transfer to the hotel before our welcome dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Day 3 : Wuzhen day tour

Travel by coach to the ancient canal town of Wuzhen where we enjoy a leisurely stroll to absorb the atmosphere of this centuries-old Chinese town. Home to an intricate system of canals, old wooden waterside houses, arch stone bridges, narrow cobblestone streets and an abundance of local handicrafts, Wuzhen is renowned for its old-world charm and picturesque setting. We visit the Taoist Temple, which was the former residence of Mao Dun, a master of contemporary Chinese literature and browse through little stores. Return to Shanghai.

Day 4 : Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style shikumen buildings. Later we indulge in some shopping along Nanjing Road. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face.

Day 5 : Xian

Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying to the former ancient capital of Xian. In the evening we will enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.Day 6 : XianVisit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors, followed by a walk along the Ancient City Wall.

Day 7 : Xian – Beijing

Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the renowned Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. We also walk through the lively Muslim Quarter to visit the Great Mosque and explore the Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing and visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Day 8 : Beijing

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 9 : Beijing

Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate the history of China’s most iconic attraction and then tour the exquisite Summer Palace.

Day 10 : Beijing – UK

Transfer to Beijing Airport and fly to the UK, arriving home later the same day filled with many happy memories.

Call Global Holidays FREE on 0800 433 2300 to enquire about this Best of China Tour and our many other China tours that we have available.