6 days trip combines Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Huangshan. Explore the oriental metropolitan Shanghai, visits “one of the most beautiful cities in the world” Hangzhou as well as the “Venice of the East” Suzhou plus a choice of the two water town: Zhouzhuang or Tongli. As we have so many customers suggested and returning customers keep booking different tours with us, we decided to make this ultimate package that helps the travellers to save time to think about next destination.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Shanghai Highlight (8 hours)

This is the perfect tour to pack the best of Shanghai’s most famous sites: The Yuyuan Garden, French Concession, Xintiandi and the Bund , and Lujiazui financial area ( Shanghai tower, Financial tower, Jinmao tower, Pearl tower). Save hours researching attractions and navigating public transport by having a driver to take you to Shanghai’s best sites. You will see traditional ancient shanghai, modern republic Shanghai and international new shanghai.

Day 2:  Suzhou (9 hours)

Optional water town:Tongli or Zhouzhuang. They are known for a system of canals, it also has been given the nickname “Venice of the East”. The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town. After you visit in Water Town for about one and half hours, it’s the time for an authentic Chinese lunch. Try some very unique dishes for example “eight treasure duck”, which is a traditional Chinese dish, that’s first marinated, fried, stuffed with 8 different ingredients (hence, the “treasures” or “jewels” of the dish) before it’s steamed or braised till soft and falling off the bone. First destination in the afternoon is Shantang ancient street, its original layout has been there for 1,200 years, featuring houses with white washed walls and black tiles and a canal which runs along the street. Next, heading to the Lingering Garden, the most famous ancient garden in Suzhou. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have the opportunity to stroll the pathways, taking plenty of pictures along the way. Afterwards, visit a neighboring silk factory that holds a nearly 100-year old history. Observing the process of silk reeling, silk weaving, and finally silk quilt making. You will be amazed by how the silk are made by zero. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 3 Hangzhou (11 hours)

A full day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou. You will take bullet train to Hangzhou which is the fastest transportation and only takes about an hour. You will hike a bit today, because Hangzhou is famous for temple attractions. You will visit historical Faxi temples on the way, (over 1000 years history) and enjoy the most beautiful tea plantations sceneries in the hills. As well as that, you will try the wonderful Hangzhou cuisine in a local restaurant for the lunch. In the afternoon, you will have green tea taste and see the Longjing tea processing in the Longjing tea village. Followed with boat cruise to see top 10 sites along the famous West Lake.

At the end of tour you will stay in Hangzhou for night.

Day 4 :  Huangshan (3 days)

Explore Huangshan and an Ancient Village in 3 days by the most efficient route. You will take bullet train from Hangzhou to Huangshan in the morning. It takes 3.5 hours to get to Huangshan. Once you get to Huangshan Station, the local guide will take you to the Tunxi Old Street and visit the street built in Ming and Qing Dynasty. Try different local snack and specialty. Stay overnight in the city cental hotel and have a good rest. Save your energy for next day climbing mountain.

Day 5 : Huangshan 

You will spend full day in the mountain. Take the cable car to get on the peak and during the time  you will Admire Huangsha’s unusual rock formations, diverse vegetation including particular pines and sea of clouds as well as the hidden beauty of the mountain. Some trees are more than 200 years old. The famous award movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was shooting here. In addition, you will have chance to see the bamboo sea and other place you might recognize it from the movie. You will back down hill in the evening after seeing amazing views.

Accommodation: 4-star Hotel or similar standard hotel/standard room

Day 6 : Huangshan

You will visit Lingshan village and experience classic and traditional activities: Ancient Paper-making and Scripture rubbing. The Paper-making technology is one of Chinese Four Great Inventions. Our expert will teach you the technical how our ancestor make first paper 2000 years ago.  And afterwards you will make your paper by your own.

Scripture rubbing is another extraordinary skill which has been used by Chinese scholars to transfer the calligraphy from stones is made from plant fiber. It can be used in two ways to retrieve the calligraphy. Learn it and try to make one work.

At the end, we will take bullet train back to Shanghai in the afternoon.

 

The itinerary above is only one possibility. Tips to tailor-make your trip are offered as inspiration. Please contact us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

Inclusions
The 6 days include:
  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private car service during the 6 days tour

Extra inclusive

1. Shanghai day tour (6 hours)

  • Entrance tickets(Yu garden, Jade buddha temple, Silk museum)
  • Shanghai local Dim sum taste

2. Suzhou and watertown day tour (9 hours)

  • Lingering Garden entrance ticket
  • Lunch
  • Watertown Zhouzhuang or Tongli entrance ticket

3. Hangzhou day tour (11hours)

  • Longjing tea visiting and tasting
  • All entrance ticket during the tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel (4 star)

4. Huangshan

  • Dinner
  • Bullet train tickets
  • Hotel(4 star)

5. Huangshan

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Entrance tickets
  • Cable car fees
  • Hotel (4 star)

6. Huangshan

  • Lunch
  • Activity fees
  • bullet train tickets

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • other expenses which is not listed in inclusions (e.g. dinner,drinks, snacks, etc)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide your pick up time for first day tour once booking is confirmed.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Passport photocopy is required at time of booking for all participants(for your train ticket booking)

The itinerary above is only one possibility. Tips to tailor-make your trip are offered as inspiration. Please contact us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

Departure point
  • Your hotel lobby (range in Shanghai city center)
  • You also accept various departure locations (such as Shanghai PVG airport, international cruise terminal) with extra fee.  Please contact customer service for more information.
Departure time
Flexible departure time for first day Shanghai city tour
2nd Day departure at 8:30am to Suzhou and Watertown
3rd Day departure at 7:00am to Hangzhou
4rd Day departure at 8:00am to Huangshan
Duration
6 days (approx.)

Return details

  • Your hotel lobby (range in Shanghai city center)
  • You also accept various return locations (such as Shanghai PVG airport, international cruise terminal) with extra fee.  Please contact customer service for more information.
private tour for 1 adult Private tour. Minimum 1 pax per booking. Private guide and transfer service, entrance tickets, canal boat ride,lunch,tea tasting are inclusive. From USD  $ 2280
private tour for 2 adults Private tour. Minimum 1 pax per booking. Private guide and transfer service, entrance tickets, canal boat ride,lunch,tea tasting are inclusive. From USD  $ 1680
private tour for 3-4 adults Private tour. Minimum 1 pax per booking. Private guide and transfer service, entrance tickets, canal boat ride,lunch,tea tasting are inclusive. From USD  $ 1480

Above price is estimate price. The final price is depends on your group size, travel date and accommodation standard, etc. Please contact us with  your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.