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Leisure Packages
 
Planning for a short trip for your family and loved ones?  No matter it is a weekend getaway or a leisure hideaway, we offer a wide range of packages of your choice.  Check it out now.









 






















 
 

Almaty 
Almaty, formerly the capital (1991 – 1997) of Kazakhstan, is located in the biggest city in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It is also a major commercial and cultural centre of the country.  The name Almaty comes from the word “alma”, meaning apple, and is dubbed “The City of Apples”.
 
Astana
Previously called Akmola, Astana replaced Almaty to become the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997.  In 1998, it was named Astana, which means “the capital” in Kazakh.  It is located in the north central part of Kazakhstan and is the second largest city in the country.  It is a major industrial and agricultural production centre and a transportation hub of the country.


Beijing
As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's center of government, economy, culture, and international activities, as well as serving as a transportation hub to the entire country. With a population of 11 million people, Beijing contains 18 districts and counties covering an area of 10,450 square miles. The suburbs contain: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Xuanwu, Chongwen, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan. An outer suburban area consists of: Fangshan, Mengtougou, Changping, Tongxian, Shunyi, Daxing, Huairou, Miyun, Pinggu, and Yianqing.
Beijing City is an independently administered municipal district located in the northeastern part of China at an elevation of 143 feet above sea level. Beijing has a continental climate. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. At an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, July is the warmest. The best time to visit Beijing is May, September and October.
 
Beijing has a long history. As early as 500,000 years ago, ancient "Peking Man" lived at Zhoukoudian 30 miles southwest of Beijing. King Wu was the first to declare Beijing the capital city in 1057 B.C. Established in 1045 B.C., Beijing is an ancient cultural city, serving for 800 years as the capital of the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties.

Beijing was also known as Peking by the Western world before 1949. In the early nineteen twenties, Beijing became the cradle of China's new democratic revolution. The May Fourth Movement against imperialism and feudalism began in 1919. On October 1st, 1949, Chairman Mao announced to the world the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Beijing is also known as a tourist city for its many places of interest, including ancient architecture, royal gardens, mansions, towers, temples, palaces, and modern structures. It is a gathering place of artists and other talented people.

 
Shanghai
Shanghai, located along the coast of the East China Sea and the southern banks of the mouth of the Yangtze River, is a city under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government.  It has a population of over 13 million people and.is the largest metropolis in China and one of the most historically significant cities.  It is a flourishing international metropolis, known worldwide for its highly developed industrial, commercial and financial components.

Shanghai is an ideal "shopping paradise". Nanjing Road, known as "China's No.1 Street", the reconstructed Huaihai Road, Jinling Road, East and North Sichuan Road, the Yuyuan Garden shopping and tourist area, the Ever Bright City Commercial Center, Xujiahui Commercial Center, and Zhangyang Road Commercial Center in Pudong are all packed with rows of shops.  Shanghai is also a paradise for gourmets.  There are over a thousand restaurants serving the famous 16 styles of Chinese food, such as Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou, Fujian.  There is also French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese, Indian and many other tantalizing types of foreign cuisine, genuine Muslim food and vegetarian food. In Shanghai you have the world at your fingertips.
 
 
Suzhou
Located along the side of Lake Taihu in the Yangtze River region, 62 miles east of Shanghai, Suzhou is an ancient cultural city built 2,500 years ago.
 
Suzhou is crisscrossed by rivers and enjoys a mild and humid climate, easily accessible by water, land and air transportation. Many cloistered gardens were built during and after the Song Dynasty, making the city famous for its awe-inspiring classical gardens. The natural scenery of hills and streams in Suzhou is as charming as a delicate flower. Streets and alleys in Suzhou run parallel to centuries-old canals. Small bridges and flowing waters, white walls and dark gray roof tiles match one another in tranquil elegance. There are many historical sites which are extremely attractive for visitors.
 
Most of the gardens in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province were private gardens built in ancient China. They are tranquil, exquisite, elegant, and created to be in complete harmony with nature. The creators of these gardens invented ingenious techniques to put a cramped space to best use. There are flowers and trees, pools, hills, bonsai works and pavilions within the boundaries, forming a natural yet richly landscaped environment. The most famous gardens in Suzhou are the Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Wangshi Garden, and the Lions Grove.
 


  • 3 Days Suzhou Free & Easy Package

    1.  Hong Kong - Shanghai                         Approx.  2.5 hours flight
     Shanghai - Suzhou                             

      Take a flight to Shanghai. Transfer to Suzhou.
      Accommodation at Pingjiang Lodge

    2. Suzhou                                             
    Free at leisure.
    Accommodation at Pingjiang Lodge
     

    3.  Suzhou -  Shanghai                                  Approx. 2.5 hours flight
     Shanghai  - Hong Kong

     Transfer to Shanghai. Take a flight to Hong Kong.
     


  • 3 Days Suzhou Free & Easy Package (Suggested highlights)
     
    Suzhou
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    Visit the renowned gardens including the UNESCO Heritage the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Lingering Garden, Master-of-Nets Garden, etc
     
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    Shop for your favourite souvenirs at Guan Qian Street, a local night market
     
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    Zhou Zhuang, an old "water town” in Jiangsu Province, near Shanghai
     
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    Tiger Hill, a famous historical monument in the region
     


  • 3 Days Suzhou Free & Easy Package
      

    Starts:
    Hong Kong
    Ends:
    Hong Kong
    Departure:
    Everyday

     
    Price:
    Room Type
    Breakfast
    Per Adult
    Half Twin Single Extra night/ Room 
    Standard Rooms: Include HK$ 2,030 HK$ 2,520 HK$ 580
    Superior Rooms:
    Include
    HK$ 2,090
    HK$ 2,650  HK$ 650
    Deluxe Rooms: Include HK$ 2,150 HK$ 2,780 HK$ 720
     
    *Optional Arrangement:
    Private One Way transfer between Shanghai Pudong airport and Hotel
     HK$ 780/per car/ way (max. 3 pax per car)
                                                                                                                                           HK$1180/per car/way (max. 6 pax per car)
     Private One Way transfer between Suzhou Train Station and Hotel
    :  HK$ 110/per car/ way (max. 6 pax per car)
    Price Includes:
    1.    Roundtrip Economy Class air ticket between Hong Kong and Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines.
    2.    2 days accommodations in Pingjiang Lodge with breakfast, based on double-occupancy.
    3.     HK Security Service Charge & 0.15% TIC Levy.
     
    Remarks:
    1.      Valid for departure: 10 November 2016- 31 March 2017
    2.     Child under 12 years old and share the bed with parents will be charged less $230.
    3.     Booking Class V. Ticket Validity 2 - 14 days.
    4.     Ticket is non-refundable, non-endorsable and non-reroutable. No partial refund.
    5.     Prices exclude airport taxes and fuel surcharge.
    6.     Full payment should be settled within 3 days once the package is confirmed. Package will be cancelled automatically if failed.
    7.     Package prices are based on check-in date.Surcharge will be applided for high season or staying after 31 March 2017.
    8.     Please refer to "Tour Terms and Conditions" for reference.
     
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    Tour Terms and Conditions
     
    Reservation and Payment
    1.       Please contact Silk Road Travel Management Limited by email travel@the-silk-road.com or call (+852) 2736 8000 to make a reservation. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the tour price per person together with a booking form will be required. Our travel consultant will contact you for payment arrangement.
    2.       Full payment has to be made within 24 hours for any booking received 30 days before departure.
    3.       Full payment should be settled within 3 days once the package is confirmed. Package will be cancelled automatically if failed.
    4.       Package prices are based on check-in date.Surcharge will be applided for high season.
    5.       Payment can be made through bank transfer / remittance payable to SILK ROAD TRAVEL MANAGEMENT LTD.
    6.       Booking will be cancelled if failed to comply with above payment condition.
     
    Travel Document/ Visa
    1.       Client must ensure his or her passport/ travel document have at least six months validity from the return date.
    2.       Client must hold a valid entry visa.
    3.       The Company is not liable for any problem arises from personal travel document issue.
     
    Cancellations and Refund
    1.       Ticket is non-refundable, non-endorsable and non-reroutable. No partial refund.
    2.       No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour.
     
    Responsibility
    1. The Silk Road Travel Management Ltd. (the Company), and their Travel Agents have arranged for these services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. The Company and / or these agent partners therefore act only as agents for the hotels, airlines, car companies, or other services and all coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by the Company is subject to any and all tariffs terms and conditions under which any accommodation, transportation or any other services whatsoever are provided by such hotels, airlines, car companies, or owners or contractors and by the acceptance of such coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets the package participants agree to the foregoing and so agreed that neither Company nor any parent, subsidiary nor affiliate companies will be or become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise, whether due to its or their negligence or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation, or other services or resulting, directly or indirectly from acts of god, dangers incident to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of government or other authorities, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, fire rages, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulation, delays or cancellations of or changes in itinerary or schedules, or from any causes beyond the Company's control, or for loss or damage resulting from improper or insufficient passport validity, visas or other documents and that neither the Company nor any parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies will be or become liable or responsible for any additional expense or liability sustained or incurred by the package participants as a result of any of the foregoing causes. The Company reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel any of the arrangement contained in the itineraries, to the extend not to conflict with or contrary to any written laws, the aforesaid provision will apply and except to as excluded by any laws in force in those countries the limitations relating to liability and other provisions imposed or implied therein will apply.

    2. In the case where natural calamity or disaster, weather conditions, civil unrest, suspension of services related to transportation, accommodation and other facilities, governmental orders, or other causes that make safe, smooth tour operation impossible, or when there is a valid reason to believe the tour cannot continue. The Company reserves the right to cancel or tour and will refund part of the tour fare after deduction of all the expenses involved to tour members.

    3. In the case of unexpected incidents such as typhoons, rainstorms, flight delay/cancel, natural disasters, political unrest or epidemic, the Company shall not be responsible for any additional costs such as hotel accommodation, transportation fees, long distance telephone charges, as a result from the incidents mentioned above. The Company shall try its best to resolve the situation and client shall continue the alternative tour programme proposed by the Company should there any. Client shall be responsible for all the extra cost incurred.

    4. Should there be a change in the exchange rate of local currency, increases or reductions of fuel surcharge and transport fares, etc, and any other costs involved due to reasons beyond the Company's control, the Company shall change the tour fare accordingly. Client shall pay for the price difference before departure or it will be considered as cancellation of the tour.

    5. If the client deliberately fails to keep the law on defamation in the action or speech or insulting other members and related workers, the tour escort / the company may disqualify the client of any tour and no refund will be made.

    6. Client must conscientiously comply with regulations in all cities and countries. It is forbidden to carry illegal goods.

    7. The Company will not be responsible for any tour member if he/she is refused by the immigration officer at each country upon arrival. No refund will be made in this regard.

    8. The tour fare is dependent on the number of participants, should the number of tour member be changed, the Company reserves the right to change tour fare within the allowable range specified in the tour contract or quotation.

    9. Client should take full responsibility for engaging in such dangerous sports and activities as skydiving, bobsledding, hang-gliding (motor- driven or otherwise), gyro-plane flying, mountain climbing (using such specialized tools as picks), camel / horse riding and others not included in the Company tour. The Company is not liable for any loss or damage of properties or injury due the engagement of these activities, even if the activities are recommended by the Company.

    10. Client is responsible for his or her individual purchases at any shops, which may or may not be recommended by the Company or tour guide, with or without accompaniment of a tour guide or a local land operator. In the course of client’s shopping, the Company and its local land operators will not be liable for any expenses arising from client injury or illness, the return of lost baggage or articles left behind owing to personal negligence, as well as changes incurred by independent activity.

    11. Other matters are subject to the Company's travel contract or quotation, including related tour documents presented separately.

    12. The tour conditions and tour fares specified herein are valid as of 1 April 2014.

    13. The package tours operated by a licensed travel agent are under the protection by the TICF (Travel Industry Compensation Fund). Please make sure that the receipts for the outbound travel service are clearly franked to indicate levy payment equal to 0.15% of the outbound fare paid. Bring along the photocopy of the receipt on the tour and deposit the original receipt at home or with a relative.

    14. As advised by the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC), clients are recommended to purchase a travel insurance policy before tour departure, which cover at least emergency evacuation, death and disability. If client refuses to purchase travel insurance, a declaration of not purchasing travel insurance from the client is required. For information about domestic travel insurance, please contact our travel consultant.

    15. According to the Resolution No. 223 “Cancellation of Package Tours for Reasons beyond Control” suggested by the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC), should package tours be cancelled because of reasons beyond control, travel agencies may collect cancellation charges and the amount of the handling fee (if any) collected for cancelling package tours (including but not limited to charges by the airlines, cruise companies, and train companies). The actual amount will be subject to the final decision from the transportation companies and a handling charge of HKD500 from the Company. For details of the Resolution No. 223, please visit www.tichk.org.

    16. The company reserves the right to revise above tour terms and condition at any time without prior notice.

    17. Upon reservation of the tour, client confirms to have read and to accept the “Tour Terms and Conditions” stated herein.

    18. Should there be any discrepancy between the Chinese version and English version of the Tour Terms and Conditions, the Chinese version prevails.
     
Silk Road Travel Management Ltd. (Licence No.352017)
   
Office: Suite 1602, Chinachem Century Tower 178, Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2736 8828
Fax: (852) 2736 8000
E-mail: travel@the-silk-road.com

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Before Departure
A set of travel kit which includes a detailed itinerary, flight schedule, hotel information and contacts will be provided before departure.
 
Weather
China has a diverse climate which varies from different regions.  It is cold and dry in most of the cities during winter.  In summer, it is hot and wet in the southeast and southwest China due to rainy season, while it is hot and dry in the northwestern part of China.
 
Clothing
Light cotton dresses, sunglasses and a hat to guard against sunburn for the summer.  Wool and fleece layers, topped with a down jacket with wind-breaking shell, scarves, gloves, hats and woolen socks for the winter.  Wear layers that can be added on or discarded as weather changes.  Comfortable rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
 
Food & Beverages
Hotels in China usually offer buffet breakfast or continental breakfast. You may bring some snacks along with you for the trip. Avoid drinking tap water and eating cold dishes or beverages at the street market. Drink only bottled water and well cooked food during the trip.  
 
Transportation
The most efficient and comfortable way to travel is by air.  Air China, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines operate regular flights between cities in China.  Train and high-speed rail will be arranged occasionally.  The itinerary states clearly the transportation that will be used throughout the trip. 
 
China Visa & Travel Document
Most of the overseas passport holders are required to apply for a China Visa to enter China. Please check with your local Chinese embassy for visa application.   Remember to check if your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your departure date.
 
Communication
There are two service systems for China Cell Phone – GSM and CDMA.  China Mobile's feature is the GSM system, while China Unicom the CDMA system.  Cell phone network covers most provinces in China except that transmission may sometimes be interrupted in certain sub-urban areas.  Most hotels have IDD lines where you can make IDD calls in your room. Internet access is available at the business centre of most hotels.
 
Money
The currency is called Chinese Yuan (CNY), which is also known as Renminbi (RMB) locally.  International credits cards like Visa and Master are accepted by hotels in the major cities.  US Dollar Travellers Cheques are acceptable for money exchange in most hotels.

 
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