10 Days East China Tour with Mount Huang

Tour Route: Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Wuzhen, Hangzhou

September is the right time tour tour around China with modest temperature. To hangzhou, each season has its own beauty, September, Suitable temperature, Sweet-scented osmanthus bloom

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

The first greeting you receive after your flight arrives in Shanghai airport comes from our pickup fellows. Later you’ll be transferred to the hotel, having nice rest in the cozy room. The vibrant Shanghai night view you get outside the window reminds you of tomorrow’s exciting tour in the city, so you just need to store energy and enthusiasm for the coming travel.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Shanghai

Surrounded by the towering skyscrapers, you can hardly imagine the old look of Shanghai. However, it’s quite interesting to see the development of the buoyant metropolis from an unknown fishing village in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Remember not to leave out the gorgeous 360 Deg. Experience Hall!

Walking out from Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, you’ll be escorted to the essence of Shanghai-Nanjing Road, the Oriental version of New York 5th Avernue, and the Bund, the corridor of Shanghai. They show you why Shanghai is an ever-shining Pearl of the East. Moreover, the stunning silhouettes, like blocks of Gothic buildings and Huangpu River, which you used to see in movies about Old Shanghai from 1920s to 1950s, will all meet you themselves.

The last one of your playbill today is the 474-meter-high Shanghai World Financial Center. There is definitely nothing better than gaining the best aerial view of Shanghai standing at the summit of the city!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Shanghai-Mt.Huangshan

Shanghai is not all about dazzling shopping malls and towers, instead, the city wishes so much that you could ever go visiting its delicate streets, aged Longtang lanes, elegant gardens and temples. We recommend Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market and Xintiandi for you to spend the first half day.

In the afternoon you’ll be at the spectacular China Pavilion, World Expo 2010. The state-of-the-art exhibits won’t disappoint you. The intense passion may last even through the 12 hours during which you are on the soft-sleeper train to Mt. Huangshan from Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Mt.Huangshan

Ten hours of train travel would cause a little bit weariness, yet we won’t let it affect your interest in the Huangshan city. After adequate rest in the hotel and lunch, the Huangshan tour launches.

Tunxi Ancient Street and Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory are two appetizers before you savor magnificent Mt. Huangshan. You’ll not only get attracted by the local products but the graceful Hui-style buildings along the Tunxi street. Then Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory will fully entertain your curiosity for Chinese calligraphy. You may as well buy some ink sticks, trying painting the horse-head eaves, black tiles and white walls you’ve just seen at Tunxi street.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 5 Mt.Huangshan

You have the biggest visual feast today! Seated in the cable car up the mountain, you’ll get the wonders of Mt. Huangshan unfolded. The strongest statements of eccentric rock are Beginning-to-Believe Peak and Flying Rock whereas weird pines have the best representative Lian Li Pine. When you dip into the West Sea Grand Canyon, you just can’t stop eulogizing the miracle of nature works in sea of cloud and parade of cliffs. Last but not least, the hotel on the mountain will promise you a fascinating night!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Mt.Huangshan-Suzhou

How stunning can the sunrise get spurting out from endless sea of cloud? All the words would fail, and you need to get up about 5:00 A.M. to watch the view at Lion Peak. The grand scene will complete your tour on Mt. Huangshan.

The cable car taking you down the mountain, another discovery begins after lunch. Visit the world-falous ancient village Hongcun, you’ll love Mt. Huangshan more cause without breeding of the miraculous landscape there is no existence of such an elegant ancient village. The whole Hongcun is a perfect combo of natural contribution and human intelligence. Hui-style carvings are here and there and the carefree lifestyle of the locals would definitely make you full of envy!

OK, time to wave goodbye to Huangshan and leave for city of garden, Suzhou by soft-sleeper train. The travel will last about 10.5 hours yet the thrill never ceases.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 7 Suzhou

After train station pickup and hotel transfer, you’ve got approximately 2 hours to restore vigor for the next tour within Suzhou, the gorgeous city of gardens. The tour begins with Suzhou Flower and Bird Market. You’ll be in a color riot surrounded by the pots of bonsai and blossom while enjoying the sonata of various birds and crickets. It is right these lovely creatures that adorn up the houses of Suzhou people.

Along the Small Canal you’ll be impressed with the ink painting scroll of Suzhou panorama. The elements that make up a water town, like stone arch bridges, on-the-river markets, traditional yards shaded with willows are all presented. What’s more, the Small Canal sends you to Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. Looking into its sophisticated layout, exquisite pavilions, bridges and rockery, you’ll see why the garden wins over all the glorious titles.

The deepest exploration comes to Suzhou Silk Factory. You may marvel at the stunning Suzhou silk products yet you haven’t found the secret of silk manufacture. Through examining silkworm process and spinning wheel you’ll have the secret unveiled.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 8 Suzhou-Hangzhou

     It merely takes 1.5 hours to travel from one Paradise on Earth to the other Paradise on Earth by high-speed railway. After 1 hour or so of brief rest at the hotel, let’s start touring Hangzhou. The first and foremost spot, for sure, is West Lake. The breathtaking scenery of West Lake has won over countless odes by Chinese literates. The sad but splendid love story of White Snake and Xu Xian further adds more romantic tones to West Lake.

Serene West Lake is blessed by mighty Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was built to calm the tidal water of Qiantang River and assist in navigation. So it’s quite pleasant to marvel at the guardian of West Lake and masterpiece among ancient Chinese pagodas. Afterwards, let’s enter Hefang Street and Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qingyu Tang) to find what Hangzhou featured handicrafts, snacks and original herbal medicine are.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Hangzhou - Wuzhen Water Town - Hangzhou

Southern Yantze River Basins (Jiangnan Area) never fall short of time-honored water towns, Wuzhen being the standout one. Drive about 2 hours and we reach Wuzhen. 2,000 years of Jiangnan Culture shapes every single old house, tree and bridge here elegant. We’ll show you around the main Wuzhen attractions like Museum of Jiangnan Hundred beds, on-the-river Platform and Couple of Interlaced Bridges. They demonstrate unbelievable workmanship and delicate life attitude of Jiangnan ancient water towns. In the late afternoon we’ll drive back to the downtown Hangzhou.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 10 Hangzhou - Departure

The wonderful ten-day playbill may have engraved a never-wither memory into you. We’ll see you off at Hangzhou airport and wish you a happy journey back to China in the future!

Meals: Breakfast
It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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