May - Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau 12 Nights Flights + 4*/5* Hotels £988pp with BA
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May - Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau 12 Nights Flights + 4*/5* Hotels £988pp with BA

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Edited by:"dragonball_lee108"Found 4th Feb
I'm posting this as i've recently booked this same deal as China has been on my bucket list for a while and thought it might interest others. If you want to check out the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and then the sights and sounds of Hong Kong, finishing up in the 'Las Vegas of China' Macau then this might be for you. You can get this trip for £818pp but with lower star hotels using the same details below. Personally, i think it's worth the extra for the nicer hotels. Here's the itinery based on 2 sharing-

Using British Airways customise trip tool select multiple city stopovers and multiple hotels. Flying from London Heathrow to Beijing 14th May arriving 15th May (overnight flight 10 hours approx). Select Hong Kong to Heathrow on 26th May (12 hours back). Select your Beijing hotel dates as 15th May- 20th May, Hong Kong hotel, 20th-23rd and Macau 23rd-26th.The website allocates the hotels automatically but for Beijing select the Novatel Sanyuan to lower the price. This will then generate package of £988pp with flights and hotels included.

15th May stay in Beijing at 4* Novatel Sanyuan booking.com/hot…tml located minutes from metro to get you to wherever you want to explore. You need to select this separately on the website as you make the booking.

20th May fly from Beijing to Hong Kong. This flight is not included in the above price so you will need to book a seperate flight for this part of the trip. Skyscanner is showing flights ranging from £80-£100. Flight takes 3 hours.

20th May arrive in Hong Kong and stay at the 5* Royal Plaza Hotel until 23rd May tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml Hotel is connected to a shopping mall and tube station nearby.

23rd May catch ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. These are hourly and cost approx £17 one way (not included in overall price) Check in to the 5* Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 booking.com/hot…tml regular buses from the hotel transport you to other casinos/parts of Macau.

26th May catch ferry back to Hong Kong. Flights i've seen don't leave until 11pm so you've got a full day to finish up. Fly from HK - Heathrow arriving 27th May.

Hope this helps someone plan a trip. Happy trails.

EDIT - Forgot to mention i've got £30 tracking through TCB with this and you don't need to pay the full amount upfront. I've placed a deposit of £300 and needs to be paid before April if that helps anyone.
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Looks good. Personally I'd spend the whole second leg in Hong Kong and just visit Macau on a day trip (it's doable). There's a lot more to do in Hong Kong unless you like gambling.
Oh, word of advice, be careful of taxi drivers. Where possible avoid using them and stick to subways, which are easily to use. If you do end up using them:
- Make sure they start the meter
- If they don't, demand they do or get out of the car
- Tell them to f-off if they try to charge you more than the metered amount. They'll try to chance 100-150 RMB out of foreigners unless you speak good mandarin.
-They might say they'll call the police but they're the ones who are breaking the law. Throw the amount you owe at them and walk away.

I never thought it was bad as my wife is Chinese, but when my family came over for my wedding taxi drivers would try to gauge them left right and centre.
Cold . No stop over in Blackpool
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Love the breakdown, sounds fabulous!
Looks good. Personally I'd spend the whole second leg in Hong Kong and just visit Macau on a day trip (it's doable). There's a lot more to do in Hong Kong unless you like gambling.
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Fatal.Exception5 m ago

Looks good. Personally I'd spend the whole second leg in Hong Kong and …Looks good. Personally I'd spend the whole second leg in Hong Kong and just visit Macau on a day trip (it's doable). There's a lot more to do in Hong Kong unless you like gambling.



I did look at just doing Beijing and Hong Kong and think it's a similar price or slightly cheaper to just do the two. I'm not really a gambler but my girlfriend is always on about going to Vegas so thought it might keep her quiet for a bit by fitting in Macau!
Do you need to apply for a China visa to visit Beijing?
Oh, word of advice, be careful of taxi drivers. Where possible avoid using them and stick to subways, which are easily to use. If you do end up using them:
- Make sure they start the meter
- If they don't, demand they do or get out of the car
- Tell them to f-off if they try to charge you more than the metered amount. They'll try to chance 100-150 RMB out of foreigners unless you speak good mandarin.
-They might say they'll call the police but they're the ones who are breaking the law. Throw the amount you owe at them and walk away.

I never thought it was bad as my wife is Chinese, but when my family came over for my wedding taxi drivers would try to gauge them left right and centre.
EdWasHere2 m ago

Do you need to apply for a China visa to visit Beijing?


If you're staying there for under 72 hours you can get one on arrival. Otherwise you need to apply for one, which can be done by post. Hong Kong and Macau are visa free for Brits.
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EdWasHere6 m ago

Do you need to apply for a China visa to visit Beijing?



Yes, you'll need one for Beijing but not HK or Macau. I've not applied for mine yet but here is some info on the Gov.uk page if that helps - gov.uk/for…nts
I would recommend getting the didi app which is the equivalent of uber, it makes things a lot easier. Also get some bicycle apps sorted like ofo & mobike it’s a great way to travel around and see things.
Cold . No stop over in Blackpool
How do you know she looks at this site? It's a bit late anyway she's just come back.
Been to HK and Macau. I spent 4 nights in Macau - it was too long.

You can do it in a day trip, however 2 days will more than suffice. There is very little in the casino district unless you like gambling (it's more serious than Las Vegas!), try to get closer to old town!
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stevenhp19873 m ago

Been to HK and Macau. I spent 4 nights in Macau - it was too long.You can …Been to HK and Macau. I spent 4 nights in Macau - it was too long.You can do it in a day trip, however 2 days will more than suffice. There is very little in the casino district unless you like gambling (it's more serious than Las Vegas!), try to get closer to old town!



Thanks for that. Wasn't sure myself about Macau but willing to give it a try. If it helps anyone the Macau hotel is situated in the old town bit from what i can tell.
dragonball_lee1087 m ago

Thanks for that. Wasn't sure myself about Macau but willing to give it a …Thanks for that. Wasn't sure myself about Macau but willing to give it a try. If it helps anyone the Macau hotel is situated in the old town bit from what i can tell.


Yes, a quick look at the hotel shows it's in the old town. Basically anything in the north island is the old town and anything in the south island is new casinos etc.

I reccomend getting Pork Chop Buns in Macau, they are lovely
Edited by: "stevenhp1987" 4th Feb
Whilst you are there I recommend standing in the same place as this guy for a perfect view... HERE
Fatal.Exception4 h, 3 m ago

Oh, word of advice, be careful of taxi drivers. Where possible avoid using …Oh, word of advice, be careful of taxi drivers. Where possible avoid using them and stick to subways, which are easily to use. If you do end up using them:- Make sure they start the meter- If they don't, demand they do or get out of the car- Tell them to f-off if they try to charge you more than the metered amount. They'll try to chance 100-150 RMB out of foreigners unless you speak good mandarin. -They might say they'll call the police but they're the ones who are breaking the law. Throw the amount you owe at them and walk away. I never thought it was bad as my wife is Chinese, but when my family came over for my wedding taxi drivers would try to gauge them left right and centre.



This is what puts me off. Scum like this who see pound sounds when they see a tourist.
The government should crack down on the ar$eholes and take their licences away if need be.
I went China in 2016. The visa wasn’t cheap was around £150-£180 I remember as they don’t do short visas anymore. Only 2 years. So do check.
The weather isn’t great in May. We went last year and were lucky but take a rain poncho!!!
We did a similar trip last April. The weather was great. We did a night in Macau only, definitely worth the trip (we had a great 'fake' beach day) but one night was enough for us. The visa for China was expensive. Brilliant trip, you'll have a great time.
be careful with tea ceremony scam in China, very sophisticated
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nicely put together. Heat from me.
anthony6918 h, 9 m ago

This is what puts me off. Scum like this who see pound sounds when they …This is what puts me off. Scum like this who see pound sounds when they see a tourist. The government should crack down on the ar$eholes and take their licences away if need be.


This is why I shudder each time I have to visit the UK. The illiteracy, the xenophobia, the person I'm responding to.
Edited by: "ITMA" 5th Feb
ITMA43 m ago

This is why I shudder each time I have to visit the UK. The illiteracy, …This is why I shudder each time I have to visit the UK. The illiteracy, the xenophobia, the person I'm responding to.


If you are happy to be ripped off then good for you. I post a comment stating how awful it is that tourists get ripped off and you state that's xenophobia? If it's wrong and ripping off your tourists clearly is, then it should be stamped out.
Edited by: "anthony69" 5th Feb
Chinese visa £175 by post valid for 3 months, Manchester or Edinburgh office processing within a week. I got one last week. Hope this helps someone.
catsan28 m ago

Chinese visa £175 by post valid for 3 months, Manchester or Edinburgh …Chinese visa £175 by post valid for 3 months, Manchester or Edinburgh office processing within a week. I got one last week. Hope this helps someone.


Only £110 if you have an Irish passport.
visaforchina.org/MAN…pdf
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catsan1 h, 8 m ago

Chinese visa £175 by post valid for 3 months, Manchester or Edinburgh …Chinese visa £175 by post valid for 3 months, Manchester or Edinburgh office processing within a week. I got one last week. Hope this helps someone.


Ouch! Been looking for a definite price on the visa. Didn't realise it was so expensive. Oh well, no choice but to get one now!
Taiwan is a good option if you would like to experience the authentic Chinese culture, with plenty activities to offer e.g. hot springs, forest parks, beaches etc. Visa free for UK nationals, nice food & much nicer people. Mega cities in China are rather soulless and will guarantee to stress you out big time.
Akiki7 h, 15 m ago

Taiwan is a good option if you would like to experience the authentic …Taiwan is a good option if you would like to experience the authentic Chinese culture, with plenty activities to offer e.g. hot springs, forest parks, beaches etc. Visa free for UK nationals, nice food & much nicer people. Mega cities in China are rather soulless and will guarantee to stress you out big time.


Seconded. Taiwan ftw
ITMA5th Feb

This is why I shudder each time I have to visit the UK. The illiteracy, …This is why I shudder each time I have to visit the UK. The illiteracy, the xenophobia, the person I'm responding to.


I agree. Tourists should always get ripped off and scammed, everywhere in the world. I also think we're dipping into racism, discrimination, homophobia, xenophobia with people on here who are against criminal activity.
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