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5 Days Classic Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Tours

 5 Days Classic Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Tours

Tour Code: MC-ECT-01
Departure: Daily

Highlights: This is a 5-day classic tour of East China highlighted with the intersection of traditional elite culture and the modern metropolitan fashion. Shanghai with a city history of 200 years is the largest showcase of time-honored antiquity and global skyscrapers in China. Hangzhou and Suzhou are the most famous backyards of Shanghai for their elite culture and attractions.

Attractions: The Bund, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum, West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Hanshan Temple, Zhouzhuang, Oriental Pearl Tower

classic east china tour
From  $220


nanjing road shopping center
Shanghai Nanjing Road
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Night View of Shanghai
Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai Bund
The Bund of Shanghai
suzhou tiger hill
The Tiger Hill of Suzhou
A Landmark of Ancient Suzhou
the Humble Administrator Garden
The Humble
Administrator's Garden
hangzhou west lake
A Picturesque Scene of
Hangzhou West Lake
hangzhou lingyin temple
The Old Building Complex
in Hangzhou Lingyin Temple

Day 1 - Arrival in Shanghai (-/-/-)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you

Welcome to Shanghai! Upon your arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to check into the hotel. The rest of the day is free to you. We strongly suggest that you can have a free walk along the Bund and the Nanjing Road.

The Bund: Have a stroll along the waterfront to experience the smells, sights and sounds of the old "Wall Street" in Shanghai. Banks, trading houses, residences, hotels and clubs all had a view of bustling Huangpu River traffic as they shared in the city s rising and falling fortunes.

Nanjing Road: 5km long, it is one of the main business centers in the world. Walking along the famous shopping street, Nanjing Road, will give a special experience in Shanghai. It is said that shopping in Shanghai is the most varied and rewarding in China.

Day 2 - Travel in Shanghai (B/L/-)

In the morning visit the Shanghai Museum. Follow with the Yu Garden and Yuyuan Market. After having lunch at a nice local restaurant, visit the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower. At the end of the day trip, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Shanghai Museum: This is a large-scale museum of Chinese ancient art and cultural relics. With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics, the museum especially characterizes bronzes, porcelains, calligraphies and paintings.

Yu Garden: This delightfully restored labyrinth of tiny specialty shops, tea and snack houses centered a Ming-dynasty mandarin Suzhou-style garden is a fascinating spot to people-watch over a pot of tea, to shop for unique souvenirs and to get a feel for Old Shanghai. It is well worth a meander through the Yuyuan Garden, which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools and flora, all connected by corridors and passageways.

Yuyuan Market: It is a bazaar of stores that sells traditional Chinese arts and crafts and souvenirs. The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall. Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as xiao long bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower: With its 468 meters high (1,536 feet), the tower is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the world as well as the tallest structure in Asia. It is the best place to have a birds-eye-view of Shanghai City. With its unique and amazing design, it has become the new landmark of Shanghai and a big magnet for tourists. The viewing area is half-way up and offers a splendid unparalleled view of the Bund, the emerging new modern Shanghai. The view of Shanghai from this height fills you with wonder at the beauty that surrounds you.

Day 3 - Shanghai / Zhouzhuang / Suzhou (B/L/-)

In the morning, drive to Zhouzhuang (about 2 hours), Visit Twin Bridge, Shen Family , Zhang Family and the ancient town. Then transfer to Suzhou (about 1 hour), Visit the Tiger Hill and the Hanshan Temple.

Zhouzhuang, which is a town surrounded by water with many branching streams, stone bridges and old residence with black tiles and white wells.

Suzhou, which is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction.

Tiger Hill, is so named because it is said to look like a crouching tiger. Another legend states that a white tiger appeared on the hill to guard it following the burial of King Helu.

Hanshan Temple - with an old history of 1400 years and many cultural relics, it used to be one of ten most famous temples in China.

Day 4 - Suzhou / Hangzhou (B/L/-)

Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and the No.1 Silk Factory. Then head out for nearly 3 hours drive to Hangzhou. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, you will be guided to visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation, where you can learn Chinese Culture.

The Humble Administrator's Garden is one of four great Chinese gardens. It is the largest classical garden in Suzhou, and generally considered the finest garden in southern China. In 1997, Zhuozheng Yuan (The Humble Administrator's Garden), along with other classical gardens of Suzhou, is claimed a World Heritage Site, listed by UNESCO.

Hangzhou, which is one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years and well-known for its beautiful natural scenery.

Day 5 - Hangzhou / Shanghai / Departure (B/L/-)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you.

Today you will start your travel with cruise on the West Lake. Then visit the Lingyin Temple. Follow with the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Tiger Spring. Then be transferred to Shanghai airport for your flight to your next destination.

West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many great cultural scholars, academic masters, philosophers, artists, national heroes, revolutionary martyrs and touching love stories, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished national treasures of China, with significant artistic value.

Lingyin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou. The temple's name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul's Retreat. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China. The temple and around features a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the Peak Flying from Afar.

Six Harmonies Pagoda: It is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It was first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north".

Tiger Spring: The water from the tiger spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as the third best in China. The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty - Dragon Well Tea.

 Hotels and Prices
1 passenger 2 passengers 3-6 passengers 7-10 passengers
880 USD/pax 480 USD/pax 400-330 USD/pax 280-220 USD/pax
REMARKS: The price listed above exclude the hotel costs, the recommended hotel prices listed below
Shanghai Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 4 stars 129 USD
Suzhou Holiday Inn Suzhou Jasmine 4 stars 91 USD
Hangzhou Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 4 stars 117 USD

 What Is Included and Excluded
Price Inclusions

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
Service Charges & Government Taxes
Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Price Exclusions

International transportation & Chinese visa
Hotel accommodation
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge, beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide

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