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    11-day Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Mt.Huangshan Tour

Destination: Shanghai—Suzhou—Hangzhou—Tunxi—Hongcun—Mount Huangshan
Duration: 11 days

Routes: Shanghai—Suzhou—Hangzhou—Tunxi—Hongcun—Mt. Huangshan—Wuzhen—Shanghai
Duration: 11 days

Features Description:

    This trip boasts of the most beautiful landscapes and brilliant culture in Eastern China. Travel along this route, not only can you appreciate the metropolitan style of Shanghai, the majestic sceneries of Garden City of Suzhou and of West Lake of Hangzhou, but also you’ll especially enjoy your trip to beautiful Mt. Huangshan, a famous World Cultural and Natural Heritage site and a Global Geopark, and another world heritage site, Hongcun, a well-preserved ancient village for several hundred years old, which is considered a wonder in the history of architecture due to their grotesque designs. Besides, you may tour 10-century old Tunxi Street and buy some souvenir there.


Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

    Arrive in Shanghai City in the afternoon or in the evening. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

Day 2 Shanghai—Suzhou

    After breakfast served at hotel, we drive for about 1 and half hours to get to Suzhou. It is famous for its beautiful scenery. Since ancient time, it is compared to Heaven. Many classic buildings are seen here such as gardens. The Master-Of-Nets Garden is one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou, which has also won the titles of world cultural heritage site, a scenic spot of national 4A level and historical and cultural relics under state protection. After lunch we have a Boat tour of the Ancient Canal to enjoy the beautiful and the ancient scenery .Stay in Sofitel Hotel (5 star).

Day 3 Suzhou—Hangzhou

    After breakfast served at hotel, we visit the Silk Factory to understand what is silk and know how the silk is made of. After lunch we drive for about 2 and half hours to get to Hangzhou. As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last 1,000years.This evening we enjoy the Impression .West Lake. "West Lake Rain", from a side of West Lake and West Lake in the rain to reflect the natural charm of the rain. Stay in Sheraton Hotel (5 star).

Day 4 Hangzhou— Tunxi
    In ancient times, a lot of poets and painters describe the West Lake in the different scenes. Today, we will take you to enjoy the West Lake tour for the day. After breakfast served at hotel, we ship the West Lake. After that, we will have a cup of Dragon Well Tea in tea garden. This afternoon we drive for about 2 and half hours to get to Huangshan City .Stay in Crowne Plaza Hotel(5 star)

Day 5 Tunxi – Hongcun Village – Mt. Huangshan (B, L, D)
    After breakfast served at hotel, we drive for about 1 and half hours to get to Hongcun Village, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, for a visit. Hongcun Village in Yixian County attracts particular attention for the clustered old houses. What is unique about the village is that it is ox-shaped topography. The 800-year-old Hongcun has beautiful surroundings and old houses of Ming and Qing dynasties. Inside each house, people can see exotic and delicate wood carvings, brick carvings and stone carvings. After lunch we drive for about one hour to reach the foothill of the Mt. Huangshan. We’ll take Yungu Cable-car up Mt. Huangshan from the eastern steps. Enjoy the spectacular views at the Beginning-to-believe Peak, Flower-scattering Valley, then we head to explore some sections of the Grand Canyon, which has relatively fewer visitors than the main trails and offers breathtaking scenery. These are some of the most remarkable trails you’ll ever see. Stay in Xihai Hotel or Shilin hotel (4-5 star ). .

Day 6  Mt. Huangshan (B, L, D) (黄山风景)

    The highlight at the summit is the Beihai Sunrise, one of the reasons for overnight on the summit. Weather permitting, we enjoy the truly breathtaking moment when the first golden ray hits and spills onto the sea of clouds. The Refreshing Terrace, less than 15 minutes walk from the hotel, is the best place to view the sunrise. After viewing the sunrise, we have breakfast at hotel, On the way of sightseeing, breathtaking views can be seen everywhere, including the Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit, Stone Turtle on the Back of a Crocodile, Narrow Cliff, Old Monk in Meditation, Lotus Peak which is the top peak of Huangshan with an elevation of more than 1, 864 meters above sea level, Celestial Capital Peak, etc. We take Yungu Cable Car down the mountain.. This afternoon we bath in a mineral spring - Hot Spring. It is one of the four unique attractions of Mt.Huangshan with the temperature of 42 degree C. . Stay in Best western Hotel (4star)

Day 7 Huangshan - Tunxi (B, L, D)

    After breakfast served at hotel, Drive back to the downtown Tunxi and visit the City Museum. In the afternoon, we visit the lovely Old Street, a trading center of the town in the past. The shops, workshops and residences form an organic whole, keeping the characteristic and operation layout of ancient store such as "front shop and back workshop" or "front shop and back house". Stay for night at Bao’s Family Garden Hotel (4 star)

Day 8  Tunxi –Wuzhen Water Town(B, L, D) (牌坊群).

    After breakfast we visit the unique Tangyue Memorial Archwaysand Baos Family Garden. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there were more than 200 memorial archways dotted all over the whole territory, now only 80 of which remain well. Just close to the Tangyue Archway complex, the Bao’s Family Garden was originally a private garden during Ming and Qing dynasties. Here, you not only can enjoy the masterpiece of Hui style garden, but also can see various kinds of delicate Bonsais. In the afternoon take bus for Wuzhen Water Town. Stay in Civilian Accommodation.

 Day 9 Wuzhen Water Town—Shanghai (B, L, D)

    After breakfast served at hotel, we visit the beautiful Wuzhen’s Water Town , it enjoys a history of over 1,000years since its establishment in 872 A.D. However, according to the textual research of the Tanjiawan site, one of the important cultural relics under state protection, ancestors of the Wuzhen people existed here during the New Stone Age 7,000 years ago. This afternoon we drive for about 2 hours to get to Shanghai to The Bund, which is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Located along the Huangpu River. The Bund shows off Shanghai outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. Stay in Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

Day10 Shanghai (B, L, D)

    After breakfast served at hotel, we visit the Shanghai old town - Yu Garden and Yu Garden Bazaar( the kingdom of all kinds of gifts shops and snack shops located in Qing style buildings built 200 years ago ) - some back streets walking to learn old locals living condition. Nanjing Road is the main shopping district in Shanghai, and one of the worlds busiest pedestrian streets. This evening we visit Shanghai Xintiandi, one the famous city tourist attractions with historical and cultural characters. Stay in Sheraton Hotel (5 star) 

Day11 Leaving Shanghai (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, check out and take flight for London or some other city.

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