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Traveling to Hong Kong and Shenzhen in one trip offers a range of advantages and exciting experiences. The two cities are part of the Greater Bay Area and are conveniently connected by a high-speed train that takes only 15-20 minutes. Whether you're on a business trip, attending meetings, or simply seeking to explore, there is much to gain from visiting both cities.

Experience the best of the Pearl of the East by spending one or two days in Hong Kong, a metropolis and “the International Financial Hub” that seamlessly blends Chinese traditions with Western influences. Marvel at the breathtaking cityscape, where towering skyscrapers create a stunning backdrop against the picturesque Victoria Harbor. Take a trip to Victoria Peak for panoramic views that will leave you in awe. And don't forget to visit the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to Hong Kong's vibrant film industry.

On the other hand, Shenzhen, the first Special Economic Zone and called the “Silicon Valley of China”, offers a different charm with its modern architecture, thrilling theme parks, and cultural attractions like the Splendid China Folk Village. Despite being just a border away, you'll find that each city has its own unique character and atmosphere. In 3 days, by visiting both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the contrasting cultural aspects, traditions, and lifestyles that make each city special.

You Can Experience “Must-see & Must-do” with This Tour
Highlight 1: Take the historic Star Ferry to travel from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. The ride offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. You will be able to see some of Hong Kong's most iconic landmarks, such as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the International Finance Centre, and the Bank of China Tower.
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Highlight 2: Enjoy a ride on the Peak Tram to reach the summit of Victoria Peak and ascend to the Sky Terrace 428, where you will be greeted with breathtaking 360-degree views of Hong Kong. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the magnificent city skyline, the glistening waters of Victoria Harbour, and the surrounding mountains.
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Highlight 3: Experience a significant contract opportunity while visiting the Aberdeen Fishing Village, where you can embark on a sampan ride through the village and witness the traditional way of life of the boat people.
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Highlight 4: Visit Shenzhen Museum and explore the city's origins and the lives of its early inhabitants, witnessing Shenzhen's remarkable transformation from a humble fishing village to a bustling metropolis.
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Highlight 5: Marvel at the impressive skyscrapers that adorn the Shenzhen skyline, including the top three giants. Ascend the tallest tower to behold a panoramic view of the city and even glimpse Hong Kong in the distance.
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Highlight 6: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Splendid China Folk Village, a cultural park that offers a captivating overview of China's vastness and its most iconic attractions. Delve into the customs and hospitality of the country's diverse ethnic groups.
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Highlight 7: Relax and rejuvenate at Shenzhen Bay Park, where you can soak in the mesmerizing cityscape and fully immerse yourself in the local way of life. From this idyllic location, you can also enjoy a picturesque view that extends to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong (2 Days)

Half day visit: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Repulse Bay
Half day free exploration: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, Light show

Shenzhen (1 Day)

Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen Ping’an Financial Center, Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen Bay Park

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival | Pick-up, Transfer to Hotel & Free Exploration

Néih hóu! Hong Kong is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. It is a global financial center, a major tourist destination, and a foodie's heaven. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, your local tour guide and driver will meet you there and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your own leisure.

Arrival Ideas: As Asia's World City, travelers can easily arrive in Hong Kong by air. There are numerous international and domestic airlines available for you to reach Hong Kong and access the rest of Asia. You can fly to Hong Kong from most cities in China, such as Guilin, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, and more. Additionally, travelers have the option to take a high-speed train to Hong Kong from Guilin (3.5 hours), Guangzhou (1 hour), Shenzhen (0.5 hour), Kunming (7.5 hours), and other cities.

Free Time Ideas for Afternoon Visit:

You have the option to embark on your own exploration of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠) and Nan Lian Garden (南莲园池) during the afternoon. These attractions offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and natural beauty of Hong Kong. Additionally, indulge in a memorable stroll along the renowned Avenue of Stars (星光大道), where you can admire the awe-inspiring vistas of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island adorned with its towering skyscrapers.

Free Time Ideas for Evening Tour:

1. If time allows, explore the lively street markets of Temple Street Night Market or Ladies' Market, where you can find a variety of local goods, including clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. The remaining time allows you to indulge in the vibrant street scene of Kowloon, with its bustling markets, shops, and restaurants. Take the opportunity to try some local street food or dine at a traditional Cantonese restaurant to savor the flavors of Hong Kong cuisine.

2. If your schedule allows, make sure to catch the mesmerizing "A Symphony of Lights" show (幻彩咏香江) at 20:00, an enchanting display that transforms the Hong Kong skyline into a captivating audio-visual extravaganza, truly a feast for the senses.

DiningDining:
None
AccommodationAccommodation:
hotel in downtown Hong Kong
Day 2 Hong Kong City Tour | Star Ferry, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Transfer to Shenzhen

Today, you will enjoy a half-day guided tour (09:00-13:30, about 4.5 hours) with us to explore the stunning city skyline, the beautiful Victoria Harbour, the traditional way of life, and the beach scenery.

In the morning, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby between 08:50 and 09:00. It's time to enjoy your half-day trip in Hong Kong and explore the stunning skylines from a different perspective. Start by taking the famous Star Ferry (天星小轮) at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier (尖沙咀码头) and cross Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in just 7 minutes. The Star Ferry, a historic ferry service that has been operating in Hong Kong since 1888, offers a unique experience with breathtaking views of the iconic skyline and Victoria Harbor. Disembark at Central Star Ferry Pier (中环天星码头).

After that, pay a visit to the highest point of Hong Kong Island - Victoria Peak (about 552 meters), also known as the Peak, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline from another perspective. You will take the famous Peak Tram, which has been in operation for more than 130 years, and journey through the verdant woods to explore some hidden old buildings that were left behind from old Hong Kong. Once you reach the Peak, make sure to visit the Sky Terrace 428 - an observation deck that offers 360-degree views of the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline and beautiful harbor. Seize this rare opportunity to capture some amazing photos from the top.

Later, drive about 30 minutes from the Peak to the Aberdeen Fishing Village, where you will experience a very interesting contrast and change of pace from the Hong Kong business district and Kowloon. Aberdeen is a historic fishing village located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the oldest and most traditional fishing villages in Hong Kong. Take a sampan ride through the village and witness the traditional way of life of the boat people. Visit the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market and see the fresh seafood that is caught and sold in Hong Kong. If time permits, take a stroll along the Aberdeen Promenade and enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbor and the surrounding mountains.

Lastly, escape the bustling cityscape and head to the tranquil Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong's most famous beaches. Sink your toes into the soft sand, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the South China Sea. With its picturesque surroundings and serene ambiance, Repulse Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxation. Whether you choose to unwind on the beach or indulge in water activities, this coastal oasis will leave you rejuvenated. (Note: In the event of unfavorable weather conditions for beach relaxation, an alternative plan will be executed, leading you to the vibrant Stanley Market. Explore the lively marketplace teeming with an array of exquisite trinkets, fashionable apparel, and unique souvenirs that cannot be found elsewhere. Indulge in a moment of relaxation by savoring a cup of coffee or beer at one of the charming seaside cafés or pubs, providing respite from the bustling crowds.) Upon concluding the tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.

In this late afternoon, get to Hong Kong West Kowloon Train Station for your high speed train to Shenzhen (about 15-20 minutes). Shenzhen is the most competitive and innovative city in China! Bordering Hong Kong, Shenzhen has transformed from a small fishing village into a major metropolis and is known as China's first Special Economic Zone. Upon your arrival at the train station in Shenzhen, the tour guide and driver will meet and greet you at the exit, and then escort you to the well-selected hotel in downtown Shenzhen.

DiningDining:
None
AccommodationAccommodation:
hotel in downtown Shenzhen
Day 3 Shenzhen Day Tour | Shenzhen Museum, Skyscrapers, Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen Bay Park

Today, you will enjoy a full-day guided tour with us to witness the fast development of Shenzhen through its impressive skyline and modern architecture. You will also have fun exploring cultural theme parks and relaxing at the beautiful beach park. In the morning, your guide will meet you either in the hotel lobby in Shenzhen between 08:50 and 09:00. They will then accompany you to the Shenzhen Museum (深圳博物馆) for a comprehensive understanding of the history, folk culture, and development of the city. Inside the museum, you will explore the Folk Culture Exhibition Hall, where lifelike wax figures depict the traditional folk culture, lifestyle, and production methods of Shenzhen, with a specific emphasis on Cantonese and Hakka ethnic traditions. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the Shenzhen Reform and Opening Exhibition Hall, providing insights into the rapid growth of the city.

Shenzhen's development has been remarkable, characterized by rapid growth. Despite being the smallest in terms of area among the four major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, Shenzhen boasts the highest number of skyscrapers. Three iconic buildings stand out in the city: the towering Ping'an Financial Center, soaring to 599 meters in height; the impressive KK100, reaching 442 meters; and the notable Diwang Building, standing at 384 meters. The progressive increase in height among these three structures represents the different stages of Shenzhen's development. You will have the opportunity to ascend the tallest building in Shenzhen and the second-tallest building in China, the Ping'an Financial Center (平安金融中心). This 115-story, 599.1-meter skyscraper is surpassed in height only by the Shanghai Tower. Experience a thrilling ride in the world's fastest elevator and reach the observation deck located on the 116th floor. Witness the remarkable "miracle" of this city's ongoing growth and rapid development. Additionally, you will have the chance to take in the breathtaking panoramic view of Hong Kong from afar.

In this afternoon, make your way to Splendid China Folk Village (锦绣中华民俗村) and immerse yourself in history as you explore 5,000 years of culture in just one day. Splendid China is currently the world's largest and most content-rich scenic miniature area, divided into two parts: Splendid China and Folk Culture Village. The 82 miniature scenic spots are meticulously arranged according to the map of China, with a scale ratio of 1:15. Prepare to embark on a journey through five thousand years of Chinese history, all in a single day. Splendid China Miniature Scenic Area holds the title for being the largest miniature scenic area worldwide. As you stroll through the famous attractions of China, you'll find over 50,000 ceramic figurines carefully placed. Whether you're exploring the Great Wall, admiring the Dunhuang murals, marveling at the Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, or taking in the impressive buildings of Hakka Tulou, you'll have the incredible opportunity to "step into history and tour China in one day". While, the Folk Culture Village showcases 27 villages representing different ethnic groups, each offering a glimpse into their religious beliefs, languages, folk customs, traditional music and dance, traditional costumes, folk festivals, distinctive architecture, folk artists, and ethnic flavors. It provides a comprehensive display of the unique cultural characteristics and intriguing humanistic charm of the Chinese nation. Seize the rare opportunity to enjoy their dances and live shows and immerse yourself in the joyful atmosphere.

After indulging in the cultural experience, take a leisurely break at Shenzhen Bay Park (深圳湾公园). Whether you choose to take a leisurely stroll or find a tranquil spot to sit and relax, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the bay. Gaze upon the crystal-clear waters and marvel at the awe-inspiring silhouette of the Hong Kong skyline in the distance. If the weather permits, be sure to capture the beauty of the sunset and savor the gentle breeze that adds to the park's serene ambiance.

After the tour, it is time to transfer you to the train station to bid you farewell. Thank you for choosing Asia Odyssey Travel (AOT) for your Hong Kong Shenzhen tour. We are always dedicated to serving you and look forward to welcoming you again for your future trips to China/Asia.

DiningDining:
Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationAccommodation:
hotel in downtown Guangzhou

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In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.

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Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.

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  • Catch panoramic view of Victoria Harbor
  • Try delicious food at Hong Kong Temple Street
  • Avenue of Stars, waterfront promenade located in Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
  • Unique perspective on the city's skyline from Victoria Peak
  • Take the Peak Tram to the Peak
  • Repulse Bay is a favorite spot for sunbathing and water activities
  • Aberdeen Fishing Village
  • Stunning views of the bay and the Hong Kong skyline across the water
  •  A prominent symbol of its modern skyline, Shenzhen
  • Ethnic performance in Splendid China Folk Village
  • Shenzhen Museum

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