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Seoul, Beijing & Hong Kong 2019

10 days with Monograms   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Arrive Seoul, South Korea.
Welcome to South Korea’s capital city. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 Seoul.
Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts at GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE, built in 1395 during the Joseon Dynasty that ruled the country for five centuries. Gyeongbokgung was the primary residence of the royal family and considered the most magnificent of the “Five Grand Palaces” built in Seoul. You will also stop at the NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM to learn more about Korean culture. Before leaving the complex, watch a re-enactment of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Next, take a WALKING TOUR through BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE. Here, you can see hundreds of hanoks (traditional Korean houses) dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. Walk along the quiet alleys lined with restaurants and tea houses. Travel to nearby Insadong for lunch in a local restaurant featuring Korean cuisine. A highlight is bibimbap, a signature dish of warm rice topped with sautéed vegetables, sliced meat, chili paste, and a fried egg. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 3 Seoul.
Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore this exciting city. (B)

Day 4 Seoul–Beijing, China.
Today, fly to Beijing. (B)

Day 5 Beijing. 
This morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION to the Great Wall of China, which once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Walk along the wall and take in the stunning views of this mammoth fortress and the surrounding scenery. Return to Beijing for an afternoon at leisure. (B,L)

Day 6 Beijing.
Begin your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING at TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Next, stop at the FORBIDDEN CITY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest palace complex. Once the home of China’s great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)

Day 7 Beijing–Hong Kong.
Today, fly to exciting Hong Kong. (B)

Day 8 Hong Kong.
Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING begins with a ride on the popular STAR FERRY from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. On arrival, take a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Victoria Peak for panoramic vistas. Then, explore the old Sheung Wan neighborhood and visit the DRIED SEAFOOD MARKET. Savor a DIM SUM feast for lunch before traversing the Central District aboard the historic DOUBLE DECKER TRAM, commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding,” due to the sound of its bell. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 9 Hong Kong.
Enjoy a full day to explore Hong Kong and the surrounding area on your own. Perhaps consider an excursion to see the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island, explore nearby Macau, visit the Temple Street night market, or take a sunset cruise on the harbor. (B)

Day 10 Hong Kong.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Map
All This Included
  • American breakfast daily; 3 lunches
  • Private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flight; intra-vacation flight not included
  • Local Host In each city
  • Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Accommodations
Seoul: Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
Beijing: Novotel Xin Qiao
Hong Kong: Marco Polo Hongkong
Kowloon: Prince Hotel, Hong Kong
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.
  • 2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2018.
  • Hotel upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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