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From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour with Options

1. From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour with Options

Arrive at meeting point on your own transportation, show your reservation to the staff wearing a red vest (mubus logo). The staff will guide you to get on the bus before the bus will depart for Mutianyu Great Wall (Driving time:1.5 hours). During the journey, the bus guide will introduce you how to travel the Mutianyu Great Wall and help you complete reservations for various tickets to the Great Wall. (the Great Wall Cable Car is an optional item, which can be purchased based on your request) Upon arrival at Mutianyu Great Wall, you will be guided to the Mubus Visitor Center which you will be treated with free tea, free snacks, and free luggage storage. Collecting the ticket before you will start exploring the Mutianyu Great Wall by taking the internal shuttle uphill. You can choose the east-line tour, west-line tour, or both double-line tour. Enjoy 4–5 hours of sightseeing time before returning to the Mubus visitor Center, you can take s short break or enjoy a Chinese style buffet lunch at Mubus Restaurant. later, the bus tour guide will guide you to the parking lot and take the bus from Mutianyu Great Wall back to Beijing city.

Beijing: Tiananmen Square Entry Ticket

2. Beijing: Tiananmen Square Entry Ticket

Tiananmen Square is one of the largest squares in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 sq. meters at the center of Beijing, and is spacious enough to hold a gathering attended by 1 million people. Its history can trace back to the Ming dynasty. And in the hundreds of years thereafter, it has witnessed the rises and falls of the empire, the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the unprecedentedly large-scale demonstrations during the cultural revolution from 1966 to 1976, and the bloodshed in 1989. If the bricks paved on the ground can talk, each of them will have a lot of exciting or harrowing stories to share.

Victoria Harbour Night or Symphony of Lights Cruise

3. Victoria Harbour Night or Symphony of Lights Cruise

Hong Kong is well-known for its sparkling night view filled with skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. This sightseeing cruise boat grants a unique experience to be mesmerized by the city's landscape. The boat sails around the Victoria Harbour, one of the world's most impressive natural harbors, while the spectacular Hong Kong's skyline on both sides of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui fires up your imagination. If you wish to have a genuine local experience, select harbor night cruise option, which you will board after dinner time. Relax and enjoy the sea breeze with an open bar on board. The cruise is the best opportunity to truly appreciate Hong Kong's night view. Choose the symphony of lights cruise option to highlight your cruise journey with the Symphony of Lights show. This displays laser beams bouncing off tall buildings on the harbor sides, showcasing the vibrancy and glamorous night vista of Victoria Harbour. Listen to the harmony of music and the city light show on the cruise floating on water. 

Ngong Ping 360: Cable Car Return Tickets & Combos

4. Ngong Ping 360: Cable Car Return Tickets & Combos

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a visually spectacular 5.7km bi-cable ropeway. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the cable car journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning about 60 degrees in the air towards North Lantau. If you are looking for something to complete your Hong Kong attractions list, you should definitely enjoy some of the stunning views offered on this joyful 25-minute ride: the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park from the cable car slowly take over from the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and 360-degree views of Ngong Ping Plateau, and the HKZM Bridge, which is the world's longest sea-crossing bridge. After arrived the another end of the Ngong Ping Village, take a stroll of the nearby attractions of Tian Tan Budda, Po Lin Monastery, Wisdom Path Enhance the experience by adding the meal voucher for a set meal before check-out.  Standard Cabin The Standard Cabin cable car ride is the perfect start for your Hong Kong day tour. Crystal Cabin Equipped with a glass bottom, the all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to give an astonishing bird’s eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. The new perspective allows you to look at extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, including the majestic Tian Tan Buddha, as if you were flying. Crystal+ CabinThe "Crystal+" cabin offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Lantau Island, thanks to its fully transparent floor-to-ceiling glass. With over 80% of the cabin's interior offering an unobstructed view, guests can take in stunning vistas of the mountains and capture flawless panoramic shots from any angle.

China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

5. China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

Enjoy a high-speed data pack to stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp and seamlessly check up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout your trip to China. Access all these Apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or using a VPN, providing you with connectivity if you are going to China, Hong Kong, or Macau. This data plan comes with an eSIM and you don’t have to switch SIM Cards between your devices anymore. Simply scan the eSIM profile then follow the simple steps of installation and you can get connected to the Internet once you arrive. The eSIM data service is only supported on eSIM enabled devices. Please check if your devices have eSIM functions before you place the orders. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - China Unicom Hong Kong: csl Macau: CTM

Beijing: Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City Walking Tour

6. Beijing: Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City Walking Tour

Meet in front of Beijing Urban Planning Center(or your Beijing downtown hotel's lobby if you choose the private tour), follow your tour guide to enter Tian'anmen Square from the travel agency passage which save you some time. Once get on the Tian'anmen Square, your tour guide will introduce the buildings around you, including the The Great Hall of the People, The National Museum of China, The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, The Monument to the People's Heroes. Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the history events that took place here over time. Walk through the square and enter through the Tian'anmen gate, then enter the Forbidden City from the Meridian Gate. The Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. You will visit the most important buildings along the middle axis of the palace, then visit two courtyards in the west chamber, be immersed in their history explained by your licensed and passionate guide. Lastly, you will visit the Imperial Garden and your tour will ends here, you can choose to explore more of the Forbidden City on your own, or your tour guide will advise where to catch a taxi to your next destination.

China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

7. China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Remember to choose the carrier, which varies depending on the plan. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: China, Hong Kong, and Macau plan - CMCC / CSL / CTM Hong Kong and Macau plan - CSL & SMARTONE & 3HK / CTM

Hong Kong: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Peak Tram

8. Hong Kong: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Peak Tram

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the Hong Kong Hop-on Hop-off Tour! Hop on an open-top double decker Big Bus and relax as you take in stunning views of the city. With insightful audio commentary available in 10 languages, you'll learn about the fascinating history and daily life of Hong Kong, from its unique colonial past to its vibrant modern culture. On the Hong Kong Island Tour, you can see some of the most iconic sights and landmarks that Hong Kong has to offer, from towering skyscrapers to historic temples. Buses arrive regularly, so you can take in the city on a full loop, or easily hop off and explore as you please. Shop in Causeway Bay, admire the stunning skyline in Central, and discover the bustling atmosphere of Lan Kwai Fong. The Stanley Tour takes you to the best parts of Hong Kong's countryside. Journey to the southern bays of Hong Kong Island and marvel at the luxurious beaches. Catch a glimpse of the famous Murray House, a Victorian-era building once used as the barracks of the British Forces. Discover a side of Hong Kong that many tourists miss. No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a ride on the famous Star Ferry, crossing Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. And for the ultimate Hong Kong experience, take a trip on the Peak Tram which runs from the Central district of Hong Kong Island to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels. Arriving at the top, you'll discover magnificent panoramic views from the Sky Terrace 428, the highest 360° viewing platform in Hong Kong. All of this is included in your tour, depending on the ticket option you select. Routes information:1) Hong Kong Island Tour (Red Route)• Central Star Ferry Pier 7 (near IFC, Star Ferry, Hong Kong Maritime Museum)• Mid-Levels Escalator• Man Mo Temple (near Cat Street, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum)• Causeway Bay - Sogo (near Time Square)• Park Lane Hotel (near Victoria Park, Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter)• Peak Tram Lower Terminus 2) Stanley Tour (Green Route)• Central Star Ferry Pier 7 (near IFC, Star Ferry, Hong Kong Maritime Museum)• Peak Tram Lower Terminus• Repulse Bay• Stanley (near Stanley Market, Murray House) Departure Times and Frequency Hong Kong Island Tour: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 Stanley Tour: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 Frequency: Hourly departure

HKG Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

9. HKG Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the bustle of the airport. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to a luxurious bar. Before a flight, after a long journey, or between destinations, there's no better place to rest and refresh than at the Plaza Premium Lounge. Unwind with a drink at the bar, grab a bite to eat, and take a moment to read or watch TV in comfort. Charging stations let you power up your devices, and internet access lets you keep in touch with friends and family back home. Between long flights, there's nothing better than a hot shower and if you're feeling really indulgent, you can opt to add on a blissful massage to soothe any travel anxieties you may have. By selecting "Premium First Lounge", you can benefit from high-end services such as neck and shoulder massage, made-to-order à la carte entrées during breakfast and all-day dining with table service alongside all-you-can-enjoy hors d’oeuvre available at Primo. A wide selection of house-pour wine, champagne, liquor, liqueurs, beer, non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, plus assorted confections are served as well.

Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

10. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong.

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Awesome tour our tour guide Mr. Gavin Lee is a expert in his field very knowledgeable and made the whole experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about ancient Chinese culture and there amazing history. Mr. Lee also invited us to a lunch that was very delicious and he understood the type of food we where looking for healthy, lite, and fresh. Overall a 10 out of 10 experience for a first time American visiting China.

Great experience! I was worried that maybe I am not getting the ticket, but Li informed me that I booked a different date. Nevertheless she corrected it and sent me the ticket (QR code) via phone. Then they just read it at the gate. No worries.

Vivian was an excellent guide host. She was very enthusiastic and energetic. Her knowledge about Beijing is so wide and she cared for the confort of the group everytime. We had a great time and a lot of amazing photos thanks to Vivian.

Amber was an amazing guide! She was so knowledgeable about the local area and spoke incredible English! I would recommend her tour without any hesitation.

Our timing was excellent, I didn’t have to wait very long in most lines. My guide and driver were very professional; I enjoyed everything!