16 Days China Classic Photography Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Wuzhen, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guilin, Hong Kong

CHT-06
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Airport pickup service with private English speaking guide and private car.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Beijing

The Tian'anmen Square: As a symbol of the nation, this world's largest city square is home to various historical sites and known for the daily ritualistic flag raising ceremony.

The Forbidden City: One of the world's most beautiful architectural complexes, served as China's imperial palace for almost five centuries; you will be overwhelmed by its massive scale and majestic design.

Summer Palace: Used to be the imperial summer resort; ranked among the most noted and classical gardens of the world, it never fails to leave you a lasting impression.

Peking Opera: The national opera of China, featurs the dazzling costumes, mysterious facial makeup and exciting martial arts, presenting the audience with an encyclopedia of Chinese culture.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Day 3 Beijing

Great Wall at Badaling: The best-preserved and most imposing section of the Great wall; approximately 3,741m long and of great strategic importance in ancient times.

Sacred Way: The mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Di, the chief and the most magnificent one of the 13 Ming tombs, which will give you a glimpse into the power and grandeur of China's Ming Dynasty's Emperors.

Ming Tombs (Changling): The mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Di, the chief and the most magnificent one of the 13 Ming tombs, which will give you a glimpse into the power and grandeur of China's Ming Dynasty's Emperors.

Peking Roast Duck: Most famous and delicious dish in Beijing with a very long history, prized for its tempting color, crispy skin, tender meat and gorgeous apperance. Most visitors will want to have a try.

 

Meals: Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Beijing to Huangshan

Temple of Heaven: This temple complex was ever a place for the emperor to worship heaven; an architectural wonder featuring the triple-roofed Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest.

Hutong Tours in Rickshaw: Leaving the bustling city streets, stepping into the maze-like hutongs and deep courtyards, you'll get a true taste of Beijinger's life and seem to travel back in time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Huangshan (B,L)

After breakfast, you will be driven 80 kilometers (about 1.5 hours) to the Huangshan Scenic Area. You will take a cable car at Yungu Station to the top of the mountain to view the fabulous landscape on Huangshan Mountain. You will be taken to the North Sea Scenic Area and West Sea Grand Valley and then you will see the sun set at the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyun Pavilion). You will stay overnight at the summit.

Huangshan Mountain: High mountains, ancient pines, bizarre rocks, and seas of clouds form the essential elements of traditional Chinese landscape paintings-all come alive at this celebrated mountain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Huangshan to Hangzhou

On this day you will be woke up early to catch the magnificent sunrise of Huangshan. After breakfast, you will climb the Shixin Peak (Beginning to Believe Peak) to see the ancient pines, rock formations, and the sea of clouds. You will then take a cable car down to the foot of Huangshan Mountain, where you will meet your private vehicle. You will then be taken back to Huangshan City to visit the Tunxi Ancient Street and the Hu Kaiwen Inkstick Factory. After the tour, you will be escorted back to the city of Huangshan, where you will be transferred to the next destination—Hangzhou. Upon arrive in Hangzhou, be met and transferred to hotel.
Tunxi Ancient Street: A major gateway to Mt. Huangshan; one of China's best antique markets dating back to centuries ago; distinguished by the local featured structures; must-buys include curios, paintings and engravings.
Ink Stone Factory: One of the most famous ink stone factories in China, where you can see the whole working process; secret ingredients are added to the ink to keep its wonderful smell and color for centuries.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Hangzhou

On this day, your activities are including West Lake by boat, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak and Dragon Well Tea Plantation.
West Lake (Xihu): A lake area imparting Chinese elegance in its extrem; famous for tranquility and various beauty due to the change of the seasons; famous spots around it enhance this charm.

Lingyin Temple: Literally "Temple of the Soul's Retreat", one of the most significant and beautiful Buddhist monasteries in China; features hundreds of magnificent rock carvings of Buddha.

Feilai Peak: Feilai Peak, features many grotesque stones with queer colors, making this limestone peak distinctive among all the sandstone hills and peaks nearby.

Dragon Well Tea Plantation: A wonderful place to check out for oneself how the dragon well tea is planted and processed to become an excellent tea even for the most rigid taste bud.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Wuzhen/ Hangzhou to Shanghai

After breakfast, drive to Wuzhen(about 75km away from Hangzhou), where you can pay a visit to Jiangnan Hundred Beds Showroom, Indigo-Blue Printed Calico Workshop, Mr.Yu Liuliang's Coin Display Room, Shadow-puppet Theatre, Ancient Stage, Pawn Museum, Visiting Lu Pavilion, etc. Drive back to Hangzhou after the visit and take train to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Wuzhen: Wuzhen take tourists back in time to see a delicate water town with a history over 1000 years. The secret, waiting to be unveiled, lies in stone bridges floating on mild water, stone pathways between the residence walls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Shanghai

After breakfast, drive to Visit the old part of Shanghai and visit the beautiful Yuyuan Garden and surrounding Yuyuan Market where visitors can get a glimpse into the local's daily life. And then climb up Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower or Jinmao Tower and get a bird's eye view of this historic city. Take a stroll down the historic Bund and the bustling Nanjing Street to admire one of the world's finest architectural collections and visit one of the best shopping streets in China. In the night, we will watch Shanghai Acrobatics Show, one of China's best.

Yuyuan Garden: The most celebrated classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, with a long history of more than four hundred years; famed as "an architectural miracle in the south of Yangtze River".

Yuyuan Market: Built as a majestic temple in the 15th century; a well-known and busy market today, specializing in traditional arts and crafts and Shanghai local snacks that hard to find elsewhere.

Oriental Pearl Tower: Landmark of Shanghai and the tallest completed tower in Asia; Applys Chinese elements in design, and features a breathtaking bird's eye view on the tower.

The Bund: Regarded as the symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's history; famous for various styles of magnificent buildings and a marvelous view for the landmarks of the city.

Nanjing Road: The earliest and most prosperous shopping street in Shanghai dating back to the 1840s; offering all-in-one shopping centers, gorgeous restaurants and spectacular night views over this area.

Shanghai Acrobatics Show: A magic touch for your nightlife! A typical art of China with long history. Exciting and breath-taking and you will be marveled at the varieties of programs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Shanghai to Xian

After breakfast, we will take a look at the Jade Buddha Temple and then our driver will take you to the airport for your next destination to Xi'an. Upon arrive in Xi'an, be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer.

Jade Buddha Temple: An ancient temple with long history; imparting a peaceful and transcendent atmosphere; also renowned for two gorgeous white jade Buddhist statues.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Xian


You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda then the Ancient City Walls.

Terracotta Warriors: As the eighth wonder of the ancient world, it has the history of more than 2200 years. Oriental mummies await you to discover its mystery.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Outstanding design in Chinese pavilion architecture history in which contains many Buddhist relics that brought by Master Xuan Zang 1000 years ago.

Ancient City Wall: It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Xian to Guilin

After breakfast, you will tour the Great Mosque and Muslim Community before your flight to Guilin. Upon arriving in Guilin, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Great Mosque: The Great Mosque of Xian is one of the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China. Built primarily in the Ming Dynasty, the Mosque blent Chinese architectural elements into mosque architecture that made it special.

Muslim Community: Muslins make up an important part of the population of Xian city. The Muslim Community has always been a close community filled with exotic shops and savory restaurants. Their markets are well worth visiting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Guilin / Yangshuo


After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel, you will be free to explore Yangshuo and its famous West Street.

Li River Cruise : The centerpiece of any trip to Guangxi; this section of the Li River, appearing like an artist's masterpiece with the eye-feasting landscape and country scenery will never disappoint you.

West Street : With a plethora of bars, pubs, cafes and boutiques, West Street makes a brilliant hang-out place for expats and local to enjoy colorful night life in Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14 Longsheng / Guilin to Hongkong

Today's excursion will bring you to Longsheng Autonomous County. After your tour of this breathtaking area, you will be driven back to Guilin Airport for your next destination to Hongkong. Upon arriving in Hongkong, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Longsheng County: Longsheng County, a place known for its natural beauty and the rice terrace. The best time for a good photo is in early June, when the paddies are pumping with water and coated in a sparking silver color.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15 Hongkong

Take half day Hong Kong island tour: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay. Lunch is on your own.

Victoria Peak: The highest point in Hong Kong, where you can stand and marvel at the restless city of Kowloon at all hours of the day, and to see the breathtaking beauty of Hong Kong's night view.

Aberdeen: Remains a fishing port for more than 100 years, with traditions well-preserved; you can cruise around to experience the lifestyle and enjoy fresh seafood in a floating restaurant.

Repulse Bay: A charming beach; golden and soft sand, clear azure blue water gently lapping the seashore; a famous spot for relaxation and aquatic activities, especially in summer for escaping the heat.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 16 Hongkong departure

Free time for shopping then transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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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