Journey to the home of dim sum for a true taste of the culture of Canton. Begin your adventure in Hong Kong to experience the city’s delights. Explore the island, from the art galleries of Central to the south-side beaches of Stanley and Deepwater Bay. Venture across to Kowloon to plunge into its bustling markets and peaceful temples, and stay at renowned design hotel, Upper House. Continue your discoveries in neighboring Guangdong province, with a stay at Imperial Springs Hotel, a favorite vacation destination among China’s elite classes. Nestled in the Phoenix Mountains, take in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding national parks, soak in the natural hot springs and discover ancient artifacts in the hotel’s on-site museum.
Touch down in beautiful Hong Kong, where you will be transferred to Upper House, your elegant Andre Fu-designed hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the city’s downtown, taking in Hong Kong Park and the Tea Museum at Flagstaff House - Hong Kong’s oldest colonial building. This evening, take the Star Ferry across to Kowloon and enjoy dinner at Aqua, with a view of The Symphony of Lights - the world’s largest light show in a harbor.
Wake refreshed and ready for a full day of culture. This morning, tour the art galleries around Hong Kong’s Central district and Hollywood Road. Enjoy a delectable local lunch of dim sum before an afternoon spent on the south side of Hong Kong Island to explore the beaches and shores of Deepwater Bay, Repulse Bay and Stanley.
Today offers the chance to undertake an in-depth exploration of Kowloon. Enjoy all the classic sights including the Star Ferry and experience authentic culture with visits to Chi Lin Nunnery and Wong Tai Sin temple. Take in the colors and fragrances at Kowloon’s Flower and Bird Market, and browse for trinkets and the jade market before a visit to Hong Kong Heritage Centre.
Bid farewell to Hong Kong as you check out of Upper House, bound for Conghua. Relax on a two-hour train journey and alight to be met by your chauffeur-driven car. Enjoy the scenery on an hour’s drive to the magnificent Imperial Springs Hotel. Refresh and rejuvenate with an indulgent spa treatment this afternoon, before a spectacular Chinese feast at the Imperial Palace Restaurant this evening.
Awake amid gorgeous mountain scenery and spend the morning on a private guided tour of the Kingold museum, which sits on the resort’s grounds. Discover southern China’s largest private collection of historic artifacts, some of which date back 4000 years. After lunch, explore the local area on a tour around the national forest parks of Shimen and Liuxi and the ancient villages nestled in the hills.