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November 2017 (12-day China Immersion Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai)

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Delights of East ChinaTour Name:         Delights of East China
Tour Code:          M11D185
Duration:            8 Days & 7 Nights
Destination:        Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huangshan
Features:            East China witnessed big economic prosperity and success in the past three decades since the opening up. Shanghai, the thriving and mega city is no doubt a Must-Visit for any China trip, together with its neighbors of Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), this part of East China delivers you some of the most spectacular landscapes and elegant Chinese culture delicacies. The Delights of East China has it all. 
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Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

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 Tours & Services

Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Shanghai 

Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

The Bund Hotel

Day02

 Shanghai

Full day visit Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower. B, L

The Bund Hotel

 Day03

Shanghai / Suzhou

Transferred to Suzhou by private vehicle and guide escort, en route visit Tongli Old Town including a boat cruise. B, L

Holiday Inn Jasmine

 Day04

 Suzhou - Huangshan

Suzhou Tour in Suzhou including Humble Administrators Garden, The Grand Canal By Boat, Tiger Hill and No.1 Silk Factory, transferred to railway station to Huangshan. B, L

Soft Sleeper Train

 Day05

 Huangshan

Huangshan Railway station pick up, driven to foot of Mt.Huangshan, take Yungu Cable Car and visit the Yellow Mountains. B, L

Beihai Hotel

 Day06

 Huangshan - Hangzhou

Enjoy sunrise on the Yellow Mountain, take Yungu Cable Car descending, visit Hongcun Village and Xidi Village, take express bus to Hangzhou, transfer to hotel in Hangzhou. B, L Merchant Marco Hotel

 Day07

Hangzhou - Shanghai

Morning visit Hangzhou includes Lingyin Temple, West Lake (including the Island on the lake), and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, take train to Shanghai, transferred to hotel in Shanghai. B, L

 The Bund Hotel

 Day08

 Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Shanghai
Today you arrive in Shanghai. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal


Day02 Shanghai (B, L)The Bund Shanghai
You have a day guided trip to explore the city of Shanghai. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. After that you will proceed to the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. You will have a walking at the Bund. The Bund is without question one of the most popular Shanghai attractions. This waterfront area, which runs for about a mile along the Huangpu River, forms the easternmost boundary of Old Shanghai, and here you can gaze at buildings of various architectural styles. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day03 Shanghai - Suzhou (B, L)
Xidi Village Huangshan
This morning you will be transferred to Suzhou. On the way you will visit ancient water town Tongli. Tongli has a history of more than a thousand years. There are over hundreds of gardens established in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, temples, cartilages and former residence of eminent souls. Fifteen rivers divide the town into seven islands and forty-nine sets of historic bridges connect the town as a whole. You will take a cruise in Tongli which lasts about half an hour. Later of the day you arrive in Suzhou, check in hotel and free leisure the balance of day.


Day04 Suzhou - Huangshan (B, L)Tiger Hill Suzhou
This morning you will begin your tour in Suzhou. You will visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest classical garden in Suzhou and one of the four famous gardens in China. The garden's scenery is focused on a central pond with various buildings of pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers located by the water or on hillocks in a natural, unsophisticated, and appropriate composition. The garden is most representative of Chinese classical gardens in the Ming Dynasty. It was laid out in 1513 by the censor, Wang Xiancheng, after his retirement from political life. After that you will proceed to the Tiger Hill that has been the favorite place for poets, writers and painters in various times. The hill is moderate height but has large number of historical relics. The 1000- year- old leaning pagoda atop is looked upon as the landmark of Suzhou. Early in the evening you will be transferred to railway station for overnight soft sleeper train to Huangshan City (Tunxi). Overnight on soft sleeper train

 
Day05 Huangshan (B, L)Mt.Huangshan
In the morning you arrive in Huangshan. Meet with your local guide and driver who will escort you to the foot of Mt. Huangshan, take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. You will stay over night on the top of the mountain.
Known as "the loveliest mountain of China", Mt. Huangshan was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history. Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers, who come in pilgrimage to this enchanting site. Famous for its four magnificent features: Oddly shaped pines, grotesque rock formations, sea of clouds and hot springs, the scenic area occupies 154 square kilometers and reaches an altitude of over 1800 meters. Overnight on Mt.Huangshan



Day06 Huangshan - Hangzhou (B, L)Hongcun Village
This morning you can enjoy a splendid sunrise on the mountain when weather is fine. After breakfast you will check out your hotel and descend from the mountain and visit Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village. Located in Yixian County, they were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000. These two villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. They have a history of up to 900 years and you will be impressed by the simplicity and nativeness. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Huangshan Bus Station and take express bus to Hangzhou. Upon arrival Hangzhou, you will be received and transferred to your hotel.


Day07 Hangzhou - Shanghai (B, L)West Lake Hangzhou
You will visit the city of Hangzhou. Tours in Hangzhou includes Lingyin Temple, West Lake, and Meijiawu Tea Plantation. Lingyin Temple is without doubt a premier showpiece in the West Lake environs and is notable also as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples of China. The presence of a temple on this site can be traced back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420AD) when, according to local legend, Huili an Indian monk came to the area where he was inspired by the spiritual nature of the scenery to be found here. West Lake is a large freshwater lake, bordered on three sides by hills. Its banks and islands are blanketed with small gardens and temples. It made Hangzhou City a very beautiful place to live in China. As an old Chinese saying declares, "in heaven there is paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou". A visit to Fairy Island is worth it to see on of the Ten Best Views of West Lake - Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. After that you will proceed to visit the Meijiawu Tea Plantation. Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it is famous for its tea production. Everybody will feel relax in such a natural environment, enjoy the special tea culture and the beauty there. Later of day your guide and driver will transfer you to railway station and take a fast bullet train to Shanghai (soft seat). On arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.


Day08 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your tour to East China.



Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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