Journey Around China and Hong Kong

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA AND HONG KONG

Photo: DiamondResorts.com

 

Let’s go on an unforgettable journey around the famous landmarks of China and Hong Kong. Explore ancient destinations such as the Forbidden City, home to Chinese royalties over the centuries. Walk on the Great Wall that never seems to end, it stretches over 4,000 miles long. Cruise down the Yangtze River and view the dramatic sights of mother nature’s creations before heading into the busy metropolis of Hong Kong. Discover what makes this land so fascinating by exploring the highlights of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

“This is the perfect tour for those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the benefit of staying at THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International® affiliated hotels in Shanghai and Hong Kong.” -Diamond Resorts

Prior to Day 1
Depending on your flight schedule, you may need to arrive in Beijing the day before the beginning of the itinerary. Pre-night stays in Beijing are available for additional cost.

Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, China and transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner to meet your fellow tour members and tour escorts.

Overnight at 5* Gehua New Century Hotel Beijing Meals [D]

Day 2: Beijing
In the morning we will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors performed rituals to ensure good harvests. We will then make our way to visit the famous Tiananmen Square where lunch will be served in a nearby restaurant. After lunch we continue on to the Forbidden City – the complex that was the imperial palace of China’s emperors for 500 years. This evening enjoy Peking Duck Dinner at Huajiayiyuan courtyard restaurant.

Overnight at 5* Gehua New Century Hotel Beijing Meals [B, L, D]

Day 3: Beijing
Today is one of the highlights of your China tour, a full day excursion to see the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a less crowded section, where the wall snakes down a mountainside (the visit includes the cable car going up with optional choices for coming down such as by slideway or cable car). Later we will drive past the Olympic Stadium on our return to the city.

Tonight is your evening at leisure to explore Beijing. (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Overnight at Gehua New Century Hotel Beijing Meals [B, L]

The Great Wall of China
Photo: DiamondResorts.com

Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an 

This morning, we visit the gardens and pavilions of the Summer Palace on the outskirts of Beijing and after lunch we will transfer to airport for the afternoon flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, passing by the famous bell tower and drum tower.

Overnight at the 5* Grand Nobel Xi’an Meals [B,L]

Day 5: Xi’an
Enjoy an excursion to the famous Terracotta Army, created by China’s first emperor in the 3rd century BC to guard his tomb for eternity. Afterwards you will visit the old city wall of Xian. In the evening, the group will enjoy a “Tang Dynasty” song and dance show evoking the sights and sounds of the Tang Dynasty when Xi’an was capital of China.

Overnight at the 5* Grand Nobel Xi’an Meals [B, L, D]

Day 6: Xi’an – Chongquing
Enjoy the morning visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival we will take you on a brief city tour that includes visiting the native pandas at the zoo. Sichuan Cuisine will be served as dinner before transferring to the pier to join your luxury 5-star boat, the MS Victoria from American cruises for departure later that evening along the famous Chinese Yangtze River.

Overnight: MS Victoria Meals [B, L, D]

Yangtze River
Photo: DiamondResorts.com

Day 7 and Day 8: Cruising Yangtze River 

The next few days are on board your luxury boat on the Yangtze River cruise as you sail downstream through the Three Gorges, including shore excursions to Fengdu, the “Ghost City”, and a trip in small boats through the smaller gorges of either the Daning River or Shennong Stream, tributaries of the Yangtze. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Overnight: MS Victoria Meals [B, L, D] – both days

Day 9: Yichang – Shanghai
Wake up on your last morning of your Yangtze River cruise and enjoy a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. The boat will arrive in the city of Yichang around lunchtime where we will disembark and transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival you will be transferred to THE Club® affiliated hotel, The Dorsett Shanghai Hotel where the rest of the day/evening is at leisure.

Accommodation at THE Club® Affiliate Hotel, The Dorsett Shanghai Hotel. Meals [B, L]

Day 10: Shanghai
Enjoy your amazing full day city tour around Shanghai that includes the Yu Garden and Shanghai old bazaar- a classic Chinese house and garden in the old town district; Cruise on the Huangpu River that flows through Shanghai, giving you the best view of the city’s modern skyline; visit the Oriental TV tower (second ball) a famous symbol of Shanghai. The rest of the day/evening is at your leisure.

Accommodation at THE Club® Affiliate Hotel, The Dorsett Shanghai Hotel. Meals [B, L]

Day 11: Shanghai
After breakfast, we travel out to the small ‘water town’ of Zhujiajiao, now situated on the outskirts of Shanghai, for a contrast with the big cities. Old buildings line alleys and a maze of canals, crisscrossed by elegant bridges. Then return to Shanghai to explore Xintiandi, in the former French Concession, where old tenements have been transformed into a lively area of upmarket bars and boutiques.

This evening enjoy a farewell to Shanghai dinner with your fellow members.

Accommodation at THE Club® Affiliate Hotel, The Dorsett Shanghai Hotel. Meals [B, L, D]

Day 12: Shanghai/Hong Kong
After breakfast, experience of the fastest train-Maglev to Shanghai airport to take your flight to Hong Kong. Arrive in Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail cruise to view the spectacular Symphony of Lights show which is listed as the most elaborate light and sound show in the Guinness book of world records, followed by a buffet dinner on board.

Overnight in THE Club ®affiliated hotel, The Cosmopolitan Meals [B, D]

Hong Kong
Photo: DiamondResorts.com

Day 13: Hong Kong 

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning Hong Kong island visiting Golden Bauhinia Square, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village. Afternoon Kowloon Cultural and Life tour visiting Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Bird Market, Flowers Street and Nathan Road.

Enjoy our farewell dinner in the evening.

Overnight in THE Club ®affiliated hotel, The Cosmopolitan Meals [B,D]

Day 14: Hong Kong
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore on your own today.

Overnight in THE Club ®affiliated hotel, The Cosmopolitan Meals: [B]

Day 15: Hong Kong
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy free time until your transfer to Hong Kong Airport for your departure depending on your flight time.

Overnight in THE Club ®affiliated hotel, The Cosmopolitan Meals: [B]

Departure: October 29, 2016 | 15 days escorted trip
Price: $8,400 per person (ask us about group discounts)
First come, first serve. Spots are limited!

For more information and/or booking, please contact Genevieve at info@genevievewine.com

New Wine Vintage From Genevieve Wine!

Genevieve Wine is proud to present four new delicious wines: 2009 Cabernet Franc, 2009 Petite Sirah, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2015 Rose. Here is our invoice for the new premium wines. Our wines are limited, and they run out fast! Order your fresh bottle now by emailing us at info@genevievewine.com and we will contact you shortly after when we receive your message, or Sign up for Genevieve Wine Club and get a FREE bottle of premium wine.

You can also join us at the Pistahan Parade & Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens this weekend, August 13 & 14, where we will be selling the wines in person. We will also be handing out raffle tickets at the festival & the prizes will be a FREE bottle of premium wine and a fabulous trip for 2 for two nights in Las Vagas or Lake Tahoe sponsored by Genevieve Wine. Additionally to wine and raffles, there will also be Tango Milonga dancing and many more fun activities at the festival. So mark your calendar and bring your family and friends to a fun weekend of festivities!

23rd Annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in SF

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On August 13 & 14 of 2016, there will be the 23rd Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival taking place at the Yerba Buena Gardens area of downtown San Francisco. It is the nation’s largest celebration of the Filipino-American community! It is a FREE admission weekend event, and attendees will be able to enjoy a lively parade on Saturday that goes along Market Street in downtown SF, as well as fun festival events on both days.

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As the owner of Genevieve Wine, she is a proud memberof the Filipino-American. This year, Genevieve will be introducing her new wine vintage, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah along with several other fine wine and beverages at the Pistahan Tavern Pavilion during the festival.

Come enjoy a weekend of fantastic parade, great music and dancing, mouth-watering food and beverages, and of course meet new friends. Everyone is welcome whether you’re Filipino or from other parts of the world! We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

Pistahan Parade: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11AM.
Parade starts from the SF Civic Center, along Market st. towards 4th st.

Pistahan Festival: Saturday, August 13 to Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 11AM to 5PM at SF Yerba Buena Gardens.

For more information on the Pistahan event, visit www.pistahan.net.