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8-Day China Classic Tour of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing

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Overview:

From the fashionable Shanghai to imperial Beijing, via the heavenly city of Hangzhou, you will see the most dynamic, fast-growing and exciting city in China – Shanghai, and you will get to the heavenly city – Hangzhou where you will cruise leisurely on the picturesque West Lake and enjoy a cup of famous Longjing tea. Next, you will arrive in Beijing which always has enough tangible history to satisfy everyone even the most enthusiastic history aficionados for quite some time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

CHN8D7N-SHHB-934

Duration

8 Days/7 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! After retrieving your luggage.Our guide will wait at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel we have booked for you, which have prefect infrastructure.The rest of the day is at your disposal, you can take a warm rest or explore this city on your own.

 

Day 2Shanghai

Attractions:People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Nanjing Road, French Concession, Tianzifang
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

A full day sightseeing begins with the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square, where you will experience the richness of Chinese culture. We will then take a fun walk in the charming Former French Concession. 

The next stop is Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a representation of traditional Chinese gardens. Walking through its decorated bridges, you may feel like stepping back in time to 400 years ago. Right next to the garden, you’ll get to the Yuyuan Market, where you can taste local snacks or buy unique souvenirs. Besides, you’ll visit a silk workshop to see how small cocoons are transformed into elegant silk. End the day with a bird’s view of the city from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.

Afterwards, explore the tree-lined avenues of the French Concession where many fine old houses in the area still retain an air of the “Paris of the East”. Explore the arts and crafts enclave in the trendy area of Tianzifang.

End with the Bund to take in heritage buildings featuring architectural styles from Neoclassical to Gothic to Baroque. While walking on the streets full of various colonial architecture, the epitome of 19th-century Shanghai will come to your mind vividly.

 

 

 

Day 3Shanghai - Tongxiang - Hangzhou

Attractions: Wuzhen Water Town, Qiaoxi Conservation Area, China Museum of Knives, Scissors & Swords, China Umbrella Museum, Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

Go to Tongxiang to visit Wuzhen Water Town. Wuzhen with over 6,000 years old is one of the four great water towns at the region south of the Yangtze River and one of the ten most charming famous towns in China. After that, be escorted to Hangzhou, the “City of Heaven”.

You’ll have an interesting cultural visit to Qiaoxi Conservation Area which was called “Little Shanghai” for its prosperity in Ming and Qing era due to the convenient linking by the Grand Canal. Now, this cultural street block preserves lots of old folk dwellings and industrial sites and has a series of themed museums and exhibitions. Go to China Museum of Knives, Scissors & Swords to admire various scissors used in daily life and learn the developing story of Zhang Xiao Quan.

Walk to the adjacent China Umbrella Museum. Then, go to the nearby Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion to watch the live demonstration of painting on oiled paper umbrellas and various handicrafts, such as making potteries, embroideries, bamboo weaving, etc.

Day 4Hangzhou

Attractions: West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Lingyin Tample, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

Take a train to Hangzhou. Take a boat tour of West Lake. Next, visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hangzhou. The buildings and bridges are intertwined with the landscape on one side of the Qiantang River, and the green and lush trees are intertwined with the other side of the pagoda. Then, take a stroll in the peaceful area of the Lingyin Buddhist temple. The Lingyin Temple was founded in 326 AD and contains many pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. Continue to stroll on the Qinghefang Ancient Street, which is one of the oldest streets in Hangzhou and the only well preserved ancient historical block in Hangzhou.

Day 5Hangzhou-Beijing

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Today is free until you are escorted to the railway station to catch a high speed train to Beijing, the greatest capital of China.

Day 6Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Today, we embark on our journey of exploration of Beijing from Tnanmen Square. Tiananmen Square is now the largest city square in the world.

Passing through Tiananmen Square, you can see the five most important palaces in the world, the Forbidden City. It was the residence of the Ming and Qing emperors and represented the supreme power of ancient China.

After that, we will spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 7Beijing

Attractions: The Great Wall, Water Cube, Bird’s Nest
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time, and then drive about 70 km to witness one of the eight wonders of the world, the Great Wall. Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, an off-the-beaten-path but well-preserved Ming Dynasty Great Wall, where you will take a cable car to Mutianyu! You will take a cable car up to the Great Wall and then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. Afterwards, take the cable car down the mountain. Continue your journey to the Sacred Way, a 7 km long passage leading to the imperial tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The emperors known as the Son of Heaven came to his country from heaven through the Sacred Way and would also return to heaven through this path. Walking through the largest archway in China and the Great Palace Gate, you will see 12 groups of sacred animals and 12 officials with magnificent stone guards. Then drive back to the city of Beijing, stopping briefly at the Beijing Olympic Village to view the overall appearance of its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from a distance.

Day 8Beijing-Departure

Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Hutongs
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Drive to the Temple of Heaven. Once a place where the emperor offered sacrifices and prayers, the Temple of Heaven has now become a lively place.

Then, head back to the city to experience the various Hutongs and learn about where Beijingers life.Walk through the different hutongs to experience the old Beijing way of life, visit various antique stores and small stores to get a real sense of the historical changes in Beijing, and visit a local family in a traditional hutong.

At the end of the tour, your trip to Beijing will come to an end. Near check-in time our tour guide will take you to the airport and you will be ready to go home.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 7-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned