|Shanghai Yuyuan Garden|
|Shanghai Nanjing Road|
|Qibao Ancient Town|
Day 1- Arrival in Shanghai (-/-/-)
Accommodation – Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Hotel (3 Stars)
As your arrival in Shanghai, please directly go to the exit of the airport when you get your luggage, and our guide will wait there till meet you, and then transfer to your hotel. On the way, please allow our guide to give you a brief introduction on China and Shanghai. After checking in the hotel with the help of our guide, you will get a short break to recover from the jetlag. If possible, you also can take a free walk to Nanjing Pedestrian Road and The Bund, where you can get your first sight and touch on this old but also young city. Both of two sites are more beautiful at night. The Bund boasting the museum of Sino-western architecture is the symbol of old Shanghai. On the west side of Huangpu River, The Bund is always the heart of Shanghai. Just walk for a while, you can get to Nanjing Road, the No.1 business street of China. Nanjing Road is the best shopping and leisure center in Shanghai. You can enjoy your dinner over there, because there are diversities of options for you. If you meet any problem you can’t solve, you can call your guide’s phone.
Day 2 – Train Transfer from Shanghai to Huangshan (B/L/-)
Accommodation - Overnight Soft Sleeper Train
Today’s visit will start with traveling to Qibao Ancient Town. Qibao ancient town located in southwest district of downtown Shanghai is a typical water town featuring the watery region landscape of East China and the long-standing history of ancient Shanghai. Since Song Dynasty, a long business street gradually formed. On both sides, there are the old shops and brands. Qibao Ancient Town not only shows the traditional beauty of Jiangnan but also the Shanghai enchantment. Cricket show expresses the traditional folk custom of Shanghai. Tianxianglou serve the typical cuisine of Shanghai. Qibao Traditional Theater performs the local operas. Mini-sculpture hall and Calligraphy hall show the harmonious integration between the Shanghai culture and Chinese folk culture. The western sculptures in Zhang Chongren Memorial Hall embody the acceptance of Shanghai to inbound or exotic culture. Over here, everything seen and touched is close to tradition and old Shanghai.
Then take a short visit to a Silk Factory to view the whole procedure of making silk products from the original. And then, enjoy your lunch at a typical local restaurant.
After lunch, we have a visit to Shanghai Museum. This is a large and comprehensive museum exhibiting Chinese ancient arts and culture, as famous as Beijing Imperial Palace, Shenyang Imperial Palace, Shaanxi History Museum and Nanjing Museum. Shanghai Museum is also the youngest but has the fastest development, thanks to the strongest financial support from Shanghai Municipal Government. A great many collections are directly bought overseas or from other museums in the world.
Finally, we head to Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is one of the quintessential representatives of Jiangnan Garden. Originally, Yuyuan garden was built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan, a local governor of Sichuan province in Ming Dynasty, to serve his father who was Pan En, a famous minister during the reign of Emperor Jiajing in Ming Dynasty. Yu in Chinese language is an auspicious character, and means comfort, satisfaction and pleasure, and it also the abbreviation of Henan province. To be the name of the garden was to show the filial love of making parents and the elder happy and pleasant.
After ending whole day’s trip, we transfer to the railway station to take an overnight train to Huangshan. This is a fast train running at night. The train is not so crowded as the daytime trains. The boiled water is available on the train. You can buy some snacks on the train if you feel a little bit hungry. Anyway, we strongly suggest you take a big dinner before departure, and you had better ask guide to accompany you to buy some snacks in supermarket as your next day’s breakfast, because the food sold in the train is much more expensive than that in supermarkets. By the way, please prepare your luggage well before
going on board. The detailed information on train hereinafter:
||Departure and Arrival Stations
||Shanghai – Huangshan
||11 hours & 36 minutes
Day 3 – Travel in Huangshan (-/L/-)
Accommodation - Beihai Hotel (4 Stars)
Our local guide will greet you at the exit of Huangshan Railway Station, and then transfer to the foot of Huangshan Mountain. You first take a cable car from Yungu site, a north part of Yungu Scenic Area, to Beihai Scenic Area. This transfer will lasts roughly 8 minutes, and you will find yourself flying magically in a wonderland. You can have a grand and panoramic view of the highlights of Huangshan Mountain in different angles and aspects. The chief scenic spots you will visit today are the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Valley, the Lion Peak, the Flying-over Rock and the Bright Summit. All of these sites are the best of Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area.
The tips for keeping your luggage
It is impossible to carry a heavy luggage to mountain, except some small handbags backpacks. How to keep your luggage safe is a question. The solution we offer is like this: we help you keep your big luggage at the hotel of Tunxi, and the cost is approximately 10 Yuan RMB
Day 4 - Departure from Huangshan (B/L/-)
Accommodation - /
Today, our visit starts sightseeing with the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion and Xihai Grand Canyon. The Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion is a great site with an area of 70 square kilometers, and travelers can have a grand view of Xihai Grand Canyon.
After Lunch, we also take cable care to get down from the mountain, and then get your luggage, and transfer to airport/ railway station / bus station. Your trip will end here. If you have any question or need some assistance like booking tickets, you can directly turn to your guide.
||10 passengers & above
(Apr.1 - Oct.31)
(Nov.1 - Mar. 31)
| What Is Included and Excluded
Hotel accommodation (or similar class, double occupancy)
Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
Experienced English speaking guide in each city
Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge
Service Charges & Government Taxes
Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
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