Take the high speed trains to view the most popular destinations in East China, from the thriving mega city Shanghai to the classic gardens in Suzhou, then Hangzhou and Huangshan for great scenery!
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
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Upon arrival in Shanghai, pick you up at the exit of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you will be greeted by our local Shanghai guide, then you will be escorted to your hotel in Shanghai. The rest of the day will be on your own to adjust your jet lag.
After breakfast, first drive to People's Square to visit Shanghai Museum. The museum has the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, which includes bronzeware, calligraphy, paintings, pottery, porcelain, jadeware, stone carvings, Jiaguwen imperial seals, ancient coins, silk embroidery, dyed fabrics, ivory sculptures, ethnic crafts etc.
Then walk to the Nanjing Pedestrian Road. It is regarded as the first commercial street in Shanghai. It was first built in 1851. Now Nanjing Road has turned into the number one site for shopping in the city.
After lunch, visit the new development zone in Pudong - Lujiazui, which is teemed with the futuristic, avant-garde buildings - Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Building, Bank of China Tower. Taking the elevator to the 88 storeys Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower to have a bird's eye view of Huangpu River. Back to your hotel
Continue to visit the Longtangs in Jingan District. Longtangs in Shanghai are just like Hutongs in Beijing, the lanes lined with houses where people have more chances to communicate with each other. In the Longtangs, people meet together, are closely associated, thus bringing forth a strong sense of localism, safety and family-likeness.
Optional: evening Brilliant Huangpu River Cruise: Embark on a cruise boat cruising on the Huangpu River passing the neon-lit Bund and Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Cruising on the Huangpu River is a must for first time visitors. People can enjoy the views on both sides of the river.
Afterwards, drive you back to your hotel.
After breakfast, move on to Shanghai Bazaar and Yu Yuan Garden. Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. It is located in the heart of Shanghai's Old City (Shanghai bazaar), one of the few existent old tourist places in Shanghai. Shanghai bazaar is teemed with a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.
Next visit Old French Concession: A former foreign concession in Shanghai during the period of 1849 to 1946, including the area of Luwan and Xuhui District, dubbed as Shanghai's most charming district. This area is quiet, tree-lined and teeming with boutiques, bars and restaurants for Shanghai's hedonists. Visit of the Former Residences of Celebrities.
Continue your tour to Tianzifang Street: Tianzifang is an artsy area that has developed from a renovated residential area (old Shanghai shikumen buildings) in the French Concession area of Shanghai. Now it houses bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques. Many local residents still live in the narrow lanes. Just be mindful and respect their privacy.
The last stop is Xintiandi Bar Street & End the tour: You are arranged to immerse yourself into the dazzling nightlife in "Xintiandi". Shanghai Xintiandi is situated at Lane No.181 of Taicang Road Shanghai. It occupies an area of about 30,000 square meters. It was a former old Shikumen which has been given restoration. Now it serves as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls.
After that, you will be taken back to your hotel.
In the Morning: pick up from your hotel lobby and take you to train station for your train to Suzhou. Our local guide in Suzhou will meet you at the exit of the train station.
You will start the tour with the famous classical garden-The Master of Nets Garden. The Garden is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. The garden is divided into three sections: a residential section, the central main garden and an inner garden. The garden is especially fancied by overseas visitors and is praised as the most ornate and intact private gardens in Suzhou. Some tourists even offer a huge amount of money to buy it.
Afterwards, you will visit Hanshan temple (Cold Mountain Temple), is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou. Traditionally, Hanshan Temple is believed to have been founded during the Tianjian era (502–519) of the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang, in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. More than thousand years ago, a poet had described the midnight bell rings of Cold Mountain Temple. The temple is famous for its bell rings at night. The temple can be traced back to 6th century, and it was destroyed and repaired for times in history. A sitting statue of Buddha is in the main hall of the Hanshan Temple. On each side of the statue there are nine gold-plated Arhat statues, each with a different facial expression. If you come to visit them, you will definitely be touched by their life-like designs.
In the afternoon: After lunch, you will visit the Panmen Gate. Panmen Gate is part of the ancient city wall built in 514 BCE that surrounded and protected Suzhou. It is so famous for its complex of both land and water city gates that many times, people directly refer to it as the "Land and Water Gate". In order to attract more tourists, in recent years, the city of Suzhou has renovated the old wall and built many other attractions around the original gate in the Pan Gate Scenic Area.
Then visit Suzhou Silk Factory. Suzhou is not only a garden city, but also a city with a long history of silk culture. In the Tang and Song Dynasties, Suzhou is the silk cente. The No.1 Silk Factory was built in Suzhou in 1926. It is divided into three parts: the exhibition hall which shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made and the product exhibition hall, exhibiting the main products of this factory, the silk wadding quilts. The factory gains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time, it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk.
Afterwards, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou.
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel lobby and drive to the Shanghai Train Station for your train to Hangzhou. After arrive in Hangzhou, firstly you will go to West Lake, it is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake. West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it has also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. Traditionally, there are ten best-known scenic spots on the West Lake, boat ride on West Lake to tour around the lake and you have a chance to see some of the top ten views of the lake, Viewing fish at the flower pond, this area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish.
Next, visit Fish watching tour at the Flower Pond, this area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for fish watching
Then continue the tour to Guo’s villa, also refer to Guo Classic Gaeden, is located in Hangzhou Xishan Road, Wolong bridge, adjacent to breeze-ruffled Lotuses Beside which is one of the top Ten Views of the West Lake .This beautiful classic garden was built in the 1851 by a rich merchant nearby the lake, the whole garden covers an area of nearly 10000 square meters and you will have a further understanding about the local people's life in this garden.
Then Leifeng pagoda, Leifeng Pagoda is located on the shores of the southeast side of the lake and originally built in the year 977, the view of the city skyline is one of the best from Leifeng Pagoda.
The last stop is China National Tea Museum, is the only one in the country with the tea theme. It has no external walls but is enclosed by vegetation giving the unique impression that the halls and the tea plants inside depend upon each other. Additionally, one hundred distinctive Chinese characters relating to tea are enchased in the road to add color to your trip.
Drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou.
In the morning, pick you up at your hotel lobby, our guide will take you to visit Lingyin temple, one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. It is really a tourist attraction that can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics as well as agreeable natural scenery with woods, flowers, springs, etc.
Next, visit Longjing Green Tea plantation & village (Meijiawu), it also called Dragon Well Tea Plantation & Village, which is the original place for the most famous green tea - Longjing in china with beautiful natural scenery. There are many tea houses in the village, and you will have a chance to test the local tea. Sit in Meijiawu village farmhouse, brew a cup of tea, chat with your family (or your friends), it will be enjoyable and relaxing.
Then continue your tour to Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, which is one of the new top ten West Lake sceneries. It is an Ideal quiet place to get away from the crowds to enjoy a nice gentle stroll and seeing through the bamboo forest.
Next stop is Six Harmonies Pagoda, is a multi-story Chinese pagoda. Visitors can get a wide and beautiful view by boarding the pagoda. Looking out from the top of the pagoda, sightseers can see as far as the misty horizon, enjoying the unforgettable, breathtaking scenery. One can catch an overlook a view of Qiantang River, the pagoda presents a quiet image of age-old majesty.
The last stop is Qinghefang Old Street, the street is the only historic street in Hangzhou city, is a good place to experience the life of Old Hangzhou, because it is the epitome of historic Hangzhou. It is a place for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. You can see the well-preserved old buildings, explore the interesting stores, and buy some souvenirs, there are also many traditional food stalls, such as green cypress package, stinky tofu, crisp cake, etc.
Drive back to your hotel.
Pick you up at your hotel lobby, drive you to Hangzhou Train Station for your train to Huangshan. After arriving in Huangshan, our local Huangshan tour guide will pick you up at the Huangshan Train Station and drive you to the the foot of Mt. Huang. Then take cable car up Mt. Huang(UNESCO), enjoys a reputation as "Number One Mountain under Heaven", most notably the famous strangely-shaped pines, absurd stones, cloud sea and hot springs.
You will tour the Beihai Senic Area. Beihai (North Sea) Scenic Area is just a few kilometers away from Xiao Scenic Area. The main body of the scenic area is the peak, various rocks, jar, shipyard and pines, combining to form a marvelous sight. The pine trees in the area Form a sea of green. You will be immersed in the beautiful surroundings the moment that you arrive at this wonderful scenic area. In the Dawn Pavilion in front of guesthouse, you may have a sight of the beautiful scenery of Shixin Peak as well as the Stalagmite Bridge. All of those can glut your eyes, I think. At the Dawn Pavilion in front of the hotel, you may enjoy the beautiful scenery of Beginning-to-believe and Goddess Peaks as well as the Stalagmite Bridge. To the right of the hotel is a flower house that overlooks the Sunken Flower Valley stalagmites. Then, setting foot on the terrace and Lion Peak, you will appreciate the Unicom Pine. What's more, from Lion Peak, you can see a natural set of stones in Pingding valley that looks like a monkey gazing over the sea
Take you back to your hotel on the top of the Mt. Huang.
Get up early in the morning to watch sunrise if weather permits. Here, it is one of the most beautiful sunrises on earth to emerge with nature.
Xihai (West Sea) Scenic Area: After breakfast, tour the Xihai scenic area. Xihai (West Sea) Scenic Area is one of the two most famous scenic areas of Yellow Mountain. From the top of Bright Top, you can see the mystical Stone Flow From Afar. Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea) is newly opened scenic area in Yellow Mountain on May, 2001. Within its 25 square kilometers, there are many unique rock formations. For example, Upside-down Boot, Lady Playing Piano, Dog Watching Sky, Immortal Walking on Stilts and so on.
Afterwards, you will take the cable car down and drive to Huangshan train station for the train to Hangzhou or Shanghai. After 8 days trip, your memorable tour ends. Have a pleasant trip!
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Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：10-hour tour in Hangzhou is precious, so don't waste it standing in line! Join the handpicked the best skip-the-line tour so you can see all the top sites around UNESCO Site West lake without the long lines, skip the entrance line on scenic spots. The bullet train makes Hangzhou easy reach from Shanghai, choose first class seat to upgrade your journey to ensure a comfortable trip.
Attractions(Cities)：Hangzhou Nightlife,Impression Westlake Water Show (Enduring Memories of Hangzhou), Qinghefang Street
Tour Style：A visit to Hangzhou is not complete without night activities. Accompanied by your experienced guide, discover Hangzhou by night on this magical private tour. Start by exploring historic Hefang street with your personal guide, stroll along the ancient street and enjoy the Hangzhou cuisine. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show, one of China's most beautiful lake, one of China's most beautiful lake as a backdrop, combines dance, opera and singing.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou top attractions. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
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