6 Nights in Hong Kong & 3 Nights in Beijing £467.92pp including flights & good rated hotels @ Edreams
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6 Nights in Hong Kong & 3 Nights in Beijing £467.92pp including flights & good rated hotels @ Edreams

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Found 21st Oct 2015
There are some great open jaw flights with Air China, and I’ve put together a great trip that allows you to see Hong Kong and China. The journey starts in Stockholm where you will fly to Hong Kong (short change in Beijing) and then return Hong Kong to Beijing, where you don’t need a Visa for 72 hours, this allows you a few days in Beijing before your flight back to London. Included in this price is a one way journey from London to Stockholm, however you have the ideal chance to do this trip a few days before and have a couple of nights in Stockholm - see the Stockholm yacht deal for some inspiration.

Example below:

13th March
Fly from UK to Stockholm, then on to Hong Kong, arriving in Hong Kong on 14th March. 6 Nights in the No1 Tripadvisor rated Yesinn - Causeway Bay which is in a great location in Hong Kong. You are in a private room for 2 with private bathroom. There are plenty of accommodation choices, cheaper and more expensive so you can adjust accordingly.

20th March-23rd March
Fly with Air China from Hong Kong to Beijing for 3 Nights in Beijing at the No20 Tripadvisor rated Michael’s House. In Beijing it is so easy to get about using the metro system, and again, lots of hotel choices. If you want longer in China, you can adjust flights accordingly but remember a visa! I did this in Manchester and the process is easy enough, but they scrutinized our itinerary and travel plans. If you want any specific advice, I can try and help as I was there for 3 weeks in February for Chinese New Year (bonkers)!

Breakdown:

London – Stockholm Arlanda £98/£49pp @ Norwegian Air
Long Haul Flights £208.55pp/£417.10 @ Edreams
6 Nights in Hong Kong £297 @ booking.com (4% TCB)
3 Nights in Beijing £123.75 @ Agoda (6% TCB)
Total £935.85/£467.92pp

I’ve not included transfers for either Hong Kong or Beijing, the public transport system in Beijing is amazing and taxis cheap. I can’t comment for Hong Kong, but again, public transport should be easy and cheap enough to get you from the airport.

This is my deal and itinerary and not to be copied by any thieving pirates looking to replicate similar deals... you had your chance and lost me!
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can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train is cheap and quick in HK, to both Kowloon (mainland) and the island
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Sid Harper

can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train … can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train is cheap and quick in HK, to both Kowloon (mainland) and the island



Thanks for this info, much appreciated.
rachelandgromit

Thanks for this info, much appreciated.



​And metered taxis are extremely cheap. Think 5 times cheaper than London.
Excellent deal! As Hostels go Yesinn is very nice in HK and location is great. You're putting this open jaw flight to great use, good work!
HK is boring.
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mittromney

HK is boring.



I can't say, I've never been but would like to. You could always use the train to explore.
There is plenty of open jaw options for a little more.
Thanks
Beware edreams have hidden charges which you only become aware of when they charge your card
Hot for HK. But BJ is a dodgy place.
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jemilyboo

Beware edreams have hidden charges which you only become aware of when … Beware edreams have hidden charges which you only become aware of when they charge your card



I've used them in the past and it's been OK, but I think Opodo were the next cheapest about £222 or £249 with Air China direct.
mittromney

HK is boring.


What!!!. Youre the first person ive ever heard say that. I know loads if people who've been to Hong Kong and they all said its an amazing fantastic place to visit. Its one of my top 10 places to go.
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ferrarian

Hot for HK. But BJ is a dodgy place.



Well I can honestly say in February me and a female friend traveled round China for 3 weeks and both commented that we felt the safest we have every done in any place we have visited. Infact, as our flight were open jaw we returned to Copenhagen and I felt more unsafe in Copenhagen than I did in China. The only irritation was that people kept taking photos of us and it got annoying!
rachelandgromit



Struggling to get this deal. what website did you do it on
rachelandgromit

Well I can honestly say in February me and a female friend traveled round … Well I can honestly say in February me and a female friend traveled round China for 3 weeks and both commented that we felt the safest we have every done in any place we have visited. Infact, as our flight were open jaw we returned to Copenhagen and I felt more unsafe in Copenhagen than I did in China. The only irritation was that people kept taking photos of us and it got annoying!



agreed spent a week in beijing very safe place
no scams apart from unmetered taxis
went to a great restaurant and they refused to take a tip
Sid Harper

can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train … can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train is cheap and quick in HK, to both Kowloon (mainland) and the island


For Causeway Bay the CityFlyer express double deck coaches to and from the airport are a bargain and get closer to the hotels than the train.
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If you are struggling with the flights on Kayak do a multi-flight search:

Stockholm - Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Beijing
Beijing - London

You should get it then. Various dates work through until end March.
ferrarian

Hot for HK. But BJ is a dodgy place.


Is there any city in the world that doesn't have dodgy parts?
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mattmerch

agreed spent a week in beijing very safe place no scams apart from … agreed spent a week in beijing very safe place no scams apart from unmetered taxis went to a great restaurant and they refused to take a tip



Siji Minfu do amazing crispy duck, a must eat IMO. We used taxis to and from the airport, all metered and no problem. The only time we got a little ripped off was in Xi'an where the 'metered' taxi was rigged and it worked out about £5 more than the going rate and we did make it clear we knew what the price should be..... needless to say we used the bus after that which was cheaper and easier.

We had some memorable and funny moments, one was in a small hutong take-away where it was like charades with about 40 Chinese people as we clucked like chickens and pointed to pictures.
Sid Harper

can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train … can't comment on the deal as horses for courses but airport express train is cheap and quick in HK, to both Kowloon (mainland) and the island



Buy a Octopus Card (like Oyster in London) in airport and BUS to Kowloon MUCH cheaper. Goes right down Nathan road. (Past Chung King!!!)
Edited by: "joyf4536" 21st Oct 2015
Is the panda priced in?
Don't forget to wear your Dalai Lama T-shirts. The Chinese will love it.

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ferrarian

Hot for HK. But BJ is a dodgy place.


doggy. Do you even have a passport love?
Is this actually that good of a price? I paid roughly £750 (albeit after £40 cashback) to go to HK from Manchester for 10 days at the end of June this year. No faffing around going to different places like this post, just the usual stopover at Dubai. Maybe I just unintentionally got a good deal for my holiday, idk?

Anyway... it was a great place to visit but for me, I think it would be better to fit 5 days or so to HK into a longer journey traveling around that part of the world. The flights were very tiring so if you're like me and unable to sleep on planes, I would pass, especially with this being such a short trip.

Definitely somewhere to tick off your bucket list though. Haven't been to mainland China so I can't comment on that but as somebody on the first page said about Beijing, I felt safer over there than anywhere else that I've visited. Even walking back to the hotel early hours after a few beers, the place was still very lively and full of people, didn't see any trouble at all.
This is a pic I took from the view at night at Victoria Peak (apologies for poor quality phone camera):

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Stunning views, the pictures really don't do it justice.
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You can adjust the flights to spend longer or shorter in Hong Kong/China. I wouldn't say the flights are that much faffing about, it's only the UK-Stockholm leg that is any extra really. I guess it depends on whether you see stopping in Stockholm as a bonus or chore.

When I went I did Lapland>Stockholm>China>Copenhagen in February. The flights were a similar price with SAS but I was happy to visit Stockholm and Copenhagen as I'd never been to them. The flights in this deal work out at £208.55 plus £50 to get from UK to Stockholm (less if you have say SAS Eurobonus/Avios to spend).
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rachelandgromit


They don'r believe in straight lines then?
I loved visiting both Beijing and Hong Kong. sounds like a good value holiday .. Both cities are easy to navigate with underground rail signs in English. HK island has plenty of U.K. chains like Pizza express if you're home sick, though the Chinese restaurants in Kowloon (10 min/20p ferry ride) are much better and far cheaper. I'm going back to HK in January on the way to New Zealand.
Does this holiday include visas for Beijing as that can be expensive if you're there for longer than a transit visa allows?
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Pluun

They don'r believe in straight lines then?



Haha, it's amazing to see, this was the original unrestored wall, not the touristy place. We went to different parts of the wall on two different occasions, the first time it was snowing, that was beautiful. Both times we saw no other people, eerie quiet...
I've just booked Bangkok/Beijing as I've already been to Hong Kong. Thanks for this great deal.
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patrick_000

I loved visiting both Beijing and Hong Kong. sounds like a good value … I loved visiting both Beijing and Hong Kong. sounds like a good value holiday .. Both cities are easy to navigate with underground rail signs in English. HK island has plenty of U.K. chains like Pizza express if you're home sick, though the Chinese restaurants in Kowloon (10 min/20p ferry ride) are much better and far cheaper. I'm going back to HK in January on the way to New Zealand. Does this holiday include visas for Beijing as that can be expensive if you're there for longer than a transit visa allows?



No, visa not included, you need to do this in person/post - in person is Cheaper. The office is near to the train station in Chinatown area, as I recall I think it was about £60, but don't quote me. The first time we had to take passport photos, the completed form, passports, along with our itinerary and all copies of hotel bookings/flights and then we picked up our passports a week later.
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mittromney

HK is boring.



Not a chance.

So much to do and see. The food is unbelievably good and almost everyone speaks English as a second language.
It really is where the East meets the West.

There is a major difference between Hong Kongers and the mainland Chinese. Manners being a big difference. Watch the mainlanders on the MTR with their illegal bulk buying and you'll see what I mean.
Its 1am and i'm tired.. but have you missed out the cost of flight from Hong Kong to Beijing?

Edit, Just seen in your example picture that its incorporated into the cost of the flights.

I can't get close to £208 return for flight from Stockholm to Beijing, Beijing to HK, HK to Beijing and then back to Heathrow. The flight from Stockholm to Beijing is £180 one-way,
Edited by: "CDR" 22nd Oct 2015
I found some good Google website for flights; matrix.itasoftware.com/

£248 is the best it found:
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CDR

I found some good Google website for flights; … I found some good Google website for flights; http://matrix.itasoftware.com/£248 is the best it found:



Yes it's just replicating the fares on matrix on a OTA.
endothecat

​And metered taxis are extremely cheap. Think 5 times cheaper than L … ​And metered taxis are extremely cheap. Think 5 times cheaper than London.



That they are. And in abundance.
This looks like a fantastic deal if you don't mind the faffing about to Stockholm..
came expecting MAN FUK jokes, left disappointed.

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Edited by: "sneakyduck" 22nd Oct 2015
wish i didn't have kids
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