Day 1 - Arrive in Shanghai
Accommodation - Central Asia Hotel (Three Stars)
Your Guide will meet you at the railway stations or airport and transfer to your hotel. You are free for the rest day after checking in, and the strongly recommended sites for your nightlife are Shikumen and Xintiandi. They are respectively the landmark of Shanghai local architectural style and the historic site of Shanghai westernization. There is also a Bar Street on which the bars are open overnight.
Day 2 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Accommodation - Central Asia Hotel (Three Stars)
After breakfast, your Shanghai tour begin with visiting Yuyuan Garden, which is a private classical garden typically representing the outstanding achievements of Jiangnan garden art in China. It has a history over 400 years. The detailed decoration and layout design in garden express the excellence of China architectural tradition.
Afterwards, go to Jade Buddha Temple, which is a time-honored Buddhist temple in Shanghai for its jade-made Buddha statue, and then visit to the world famous site- the Bund, which is an outdoor museum of international architecture, on which people can see a sharp comparison between the modern skyscrapers on the east of Huangpu River and the traditionally neoclassic building complex comprised of 52 European-style buildings on the west. The next is to have a walk on Nanjing Road, the most famous shopping and leisure Pedestrian Street in China.
In the evening, enjoy a classic acrobatic show, the world-renowned performances played by a group of professional and talented acrobats.
Day 3 - Shanghai > Hangzhou (B/L/D)
Accommodation - Joyor Hotel (Three Stars)
After breakfast, we take a bullet train (the soft seat) to arrive in Hangzhou, and the duration is roughly 50 minutes. Hangzhou is a famous tourist city of China for its abundant high quality travel resources and the center of Chinese elite culture. Traditionally it boasts the Paradise on earth together with Suzhou.
Firstly, we travel to Lingyin Temple, the most famous temple in east China for over thousands of years’ history and tradition of Zen and meditation. Then, we have a great travel to West Lake, the world-famous cultural landscape by UNESCO and the site of World Cultural Heritage, we have a cruise trip in West Lake to the picturesque cultural and natural landscapes, which are deeply preferred by Emperors since Southern Song Dynasty. Additionally, we also have a visit to Hefang Ancient Street, a great place to touch the ancient times and glory of Hangzhou.
Day 4 - Hangzhou > Huangshan (B/L/D)
Accommodation - Paiyunlou Hotel (Three Stars)
Today, we will drive to Huangshan city, and an approximately 4 hours needed transportation via Hangzhou-Huangshan Expressway.
Huangshan Mountain is the most beautiful mountain in China and the site of world natural and cultural heritage. We will visit to Beginning-to-believe Peak, Lion Peak and Refreshing Terrace by cableway up mountain from the east part. For making the trip easier and more convenient, it is advisable to leave the big luggage in downtown hotel of Tunxi, and just keep a small backpack or handbag during your trip on mountain.
Day 5 - Huangshan (B/L/D)
Accommodation - White Cloud Hotel (Three Stars)
In the morning, get up earlier to view the grand sunrise at dawn, if the weather is acceptable. Today, we will spend half a day visiting the Grand Canyon for it is breathtaking and marvelous scenery, and then we will take a hiking experience from the east part to the west part of Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area to visit overall the panoramic scene of the whole Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area, including the Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit, Narrow Cliff, Stone Monk in Meditation, Lotus Peak (the highest peak of Huangshan Mountain), Sleeping Beauty and Celestial Capital Peak. The whole hiking march roughly takes 4 hours before getting to White Cloud Hotel, and then we have dinner and stay in hotel overnight.
Day 6 - Huangshan > Shanghai (B/L/D)
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Today, we are scheduled to visit Hongcun and Xidi Village, two sites of world cultural heritage in Huangshan city. They are classic folk residential complex museum built in Ming and Qing Dynasty, the woodcarvings, stone-carvings, brick-carvings and the space-house design and the architectural design always inspire the travelers a lot.
After visiting to villages, go back to downtown in the afternoon, and have a free leisure stroll along the Tunxi old street, the heart of the Huangshan city, to see the time-honored historic and cultural shops and traditions. And then depart from Huangshan to Shanghai by flight or train in the evening.
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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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