I am trying to get my parents over here from Canada for a month or so, to see HK and China. I am going to take two weeks off work and want to spend a week in HK and a few days in either Guilin or Beijing. I figure a tour out of HK is easy enough... but here's the catch. I would like to bring along my girlfriend who is a mainlander working in Guangzhou (but she doesn't have a visa to travel to HK). Does anyone know if the tour companies might be able to facilitate joining a tour from a different originating location? Alternatively, I guess we could find a tour that leaves from GZ, but I don't know if it will be English speaking (or trustworthy). I know this is a rough one, so any advice appreciated.