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9-Day China Classic Tour of Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan

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Overview:

You will explore the southeastern China, the most prosperous region which is known for diversity of culture – modern metropolis, beautiful water towns, luster of silk in Suzhou, art of Suzhou Classical Garden, Buddhism, Chinese tea culture, Huizhou-style architecture… The fabulous Yellow Mountain pleases both your mind and eyes, which combines the landscape enjoying with cultural exploration in a single trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

CHN9D8N-SSHH-927

Duration

9 Days/ 8 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: Shanghai Museum ,the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center ,Nanjing Road
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

A full day sightseeing begins with the Shanghai Museum, 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 Yu Garden, 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. After that you can have a bird’s view of the city from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.

Later, get to Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s earliest commercial street and one of the most popular current landmarks. 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-Suzhou

Attractions: Lingering Garden, Pingjiang Road, Tiger Hill, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Suzhou

First in the morning,we will head to Lingering Garden, one of the Four Greatest Gardens in China as well as the perfect representative of traditional Suzhou Gardens. After visiting Lingering Garden, move on to the next site – Pingjiang Road, a peaceful water town style street with canals by side. Continue visit to Tiger Hill, with a history of more than 2,500 years, the Tiger Hill has been known as No.1 Sight of Suzhou.
Next, you will be transferred from Tiger Hill to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory where you can learn some history and culture of silk in China.

Day 4Suzhou - Hangzhou

Attractions: Suzhou Museum, Zhouzhuang
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

Visit the most outstanding museum in Suzhou – Suzhou Museum which is the masterpiece of the world famous architect I. M. Pei. Next, go to the beautiful water town of Zhouzhuang. Reputed as the No.1 Water Town in China, Zhouzhuang is one of the “ten most beautiful towns in the globe” and “world charming water town” with a long history of over 1000 years, appealing sightseeing and authentic flavor of regions south of Yangtze River in China.

Day 5Hangzhou

Attractions: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Meijia Dock Dragon Well Tea Village, China National Tea Museum
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

Firstly, visit the iconic and World Heritage site of Hangzhou – the picturesque West Lake. You will start with a 45-minute leisure cruise to enjoy the tranquil views. After the cruise, disembark the lake shore to stroll leisurely on the famous Su Causeway and Bai Causeway.

Move on to next site – Lingyin Temple. With a history of nearly 1700 year, Lingyin Temple is hidden in the luxurious forest, and offers peaceful landscape and impressive Buddhist culture. Next, extend your visit to the Feilai Peak which features in uncountable Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. Lastly, drive to Meijia Dock Dragon Well Tea Village surrounded by mountains with large area of tea plantations.

After the enjoyable tea time, drive to the China National Tea Museum to learn systematically about Chinese Tea Culture.

Day 6Hangzhou-Huangshan

Attractions: Tunxi Ancient Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Huangshan

You will go to explore the most famous ancient street – Tunxi Ancient Street. First built about 900 years ago, during Song Dynasty (960-1279), Tunxi Ancient Street is a 100% “old” street with well-preserved houses in Huizhou style.

Day 7Huangshan

Attractions: Yungu Temple, Begin-to-Believe Peak, West Sea Grand Canyon, Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, Bright Summit
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Mt.Huangshan

Your memorable Mt.Huangshan trip starts. To save energy and time, you can take the park bus from the mountain foot to Yungu Temple to take a cableway to upper beautiful sightseeing area of Huangshan Mountain – North Sea Scenic Area. Walk to lofty Begin-to-Believe Peak (1668m) have a bird view over cloud seas to far distance, and then hike about 40 minutes to Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to look down the Dreamland – West Sea Grand Canyon.

Day 8Huangshan

Attractions: Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea, Lion Peak
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Huangshan

Continue to see the famous Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Then walk along the wood path to the cable station to take a cable car to exit the mountain.At here, you can take some beautiful picture.

Day 9Huangshan-Departure

Attractions: Hongcun and Xidi Ancient Village
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Today, you are going to visit two remarkable ancient villages, best examples of ancient Huizhou-style architecture, which are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Hongcun and Xidi Ancient Village.

After the sightseeing, it’s time for departure. Our service ends.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 8-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