- Hotel pickup and coach transfer to Hung Hom railway station by a coach with English speaking tour guide
-First class train ticket Hong Kong to Shenzhen.
- Your Hong Kong tour guide will take train with you from Hung Hom to Lo Wu.
- Your Hong Kong tour guide will leave only after you have met our Shenzhen tour guide.
Another Shenzhen tour guide will meet you at Lo Wu Pass and starts to show you around Shenzhen.
We will visit Guanlan Painters Village, enjoy Dim Sum Lunch at Shangri-La Hotel (Plan A) or Indian lunch at a local authentic Indian restaurant (Plan B). Please tell us which meal you prefer on reservation.
Later in the afternoon, transfer to Shenzhen Railway Station to take train to Zhaoqing. Shenzhen to Zhaoqing: Train K1208 (15:25/19:26).
Our Shenzhen tour guide will go to Zhaoqing with you, stay in the same hotel with you, escort the tour for 2 days.
Check in to the hotel in Zhaoqing. You will have free time for the rest of the day. Recommend you to go to Zhengdong ancient street. Recommend you to try local delicacies of Guozhengzong, Wonton soup, etc.
Painters Village in Guanlan:
There are 202 sets of ancient and elegant traditional Hakka Houses, built in late Qing Dynasty, all surrounded by lotus pond, moon pool, bamboo, farmland, and hills. In 2006, the local government turned this place into a Print Make Base. It was divided into two parts: Local Chinese Painter's Lab, and International Aritists Village. Hundreds of artists from home and abroad stay in this Painters' Mecca.
There are not only lavender, but also lots of namelist flowers in garden. In summer, eyeful of sunflowers, with the view of ancient Hakka watch tower in the back ground, a image of art work by Vincent Van Gough.
International Artists Village:
Lotus pond and bamboo surround the village, lush and eyeful of green. So far, more than 200 artists from 40 different countries have been stayed here.
Studio and Workshop in Village:
All these old houses are side by side, elegant and dignified. Blue bricks, gray tiles and varied gated walls, like a time machine takes us back to ancient time. Time will appear to stand still as you explore the narrow streets and of this historic stilted village. Many old houses have used by local artists as Studios and workshops.
You can choose option1 or option 2 for lunch:
Option 1: Dim Sum Lunch at Shangri-La Hotel
After visiting the Museum of History and Folk Center, we have specially arranged a traditional dim-sum lunch for your stomach at the world famous Shangri-la hotel. (Shang Palace).
Option 2: Indian Lunch at a Local Authentic Indian Restaurant
You will have the option of enjoying a traditional Indian lunch at the Indian Restaurant which located in Shenzhen. The Indian food will give u a unique and unforgettable experience. (Indian vegetarian menu is also available; please advise us when the booking is made. Late request will not be entertained)
Ancient City Wall of Zhaoqing:
Built on the northern bank of Xijiang River. first completed in 1113, during the period of Song Dynasty. It served as a part of the important federal defence system as well as flood control system in over 1,000 years history.
Qilou Building on Zhengdong Street:
First built in late 19th century, like shophouses designed for both residential and commercial uses, The ground floor portion is reserved for commercial use, mostly by small businesses like pawnshops and food vendors. The upper floors were residential use. Some Kungfu movies were taken here in 1980's.
Guo Zheng Zong (Sticky Rice Dumplings):
A variant of Zongzi shaped in a triangular pattern - Chinese food made from sticky rice, stuffed with pork inside and wrapped in big bamboo leaves. The best Guozhengzong is made by Feizaiwei, you can find it in every supper market.
Wonton Soup by Qiao Xin Mian Dian:
Cantonese-style shrimp wonton is something you must try. The soup is made from boiling shrimp shells, pork bones and dried flounder to give it a distinct taste. The best Wonton is made by QiaoXinMianDian, located at 125 Zhengdong Road. Guo Zheng Zong made by this shop is also well known by locals.