This tour covers the essence of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou: Shanghai, a city full of the vigor of modern China; Suzhou, a city surrounded by natural beauty and charming ancient water towns; Hangzhou, famed as “ the Heaven on Earth”.
Travel Route: Shanghai
Travel Length: 6 Days and 5 Nights
Highlights: No shopping or unwanted stops, flexible departure date within 2016, free date change with 2 weeks notice’
Featured with walking on the Bund, visiting the traditional Chinese garden and water town, boating on West Lake.
Theme: Family Friendly, History & Culture
|INCLUDED||Professional English-speaking tour guide, private driver and car service as specified.
Accommodation based on double occupancy. GuideWeTravel may arrange the booking of similar hotels if selected hotels/apartments aren’t available during the travel dates of individual traveler.
Bottle water supply while traveling with our guides.
Wifi access while traveling with our guides.
Domestic travel insurance.
|EXCLUDED||Entrance fees for attractions listed in the itinerary.
Lunch, dinner and breakfasts in Shanghai. The tour guides will recommend proper restaurants for lunch and dinner (like India restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, muslim restaurants etc).
Optional free time activities.
|ACCOMMODATION||Shanghai Sunrise on the Bund(4 star)
Suzhou Nanlin Hotel(4 star)
Hangzhou Holiday Inn hotel(4 star)
Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
Your will arrive in Shanghai today. Our local professional guide and experienced driver will greet you at the airport outside the baggage claim area, and then transfer you to check in at the well-selected hotel/apartment. The rest of the time is for you to recover from the jet lag.
Day 2: Customized Shanghai City Tour
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel/apartment at 9:00AM. You will be accompanied to start the Shanghai city tour. You will stroll down the Bund and Nanjing Road, visit theYuyuan Garden, get to know the locals by visiting the Tianzifang Street and Old French Concession area, enjoy a bird’s eye view from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In the evening, take a Huangpu River Cruise to appreciate the stunning night scene.
After breakfast, your private guide and driver will escort you to Suzhou. Today, you will visit the Master of the Nets Garden, which is the smallest yet the finest of all Suzhou gardens. Take a rickshaw ride to discover the old city area of Suzhou, where the streets, lanes, canals, and dwellings are kept as they were decades ago. You will also visit the flower and bird market, and food market to get a glimpse and taste of local people’s life. Your tour guide will recommend some time-honored restaurants for you to taste the typical Suzhou-style dishes. In the afternoon, visit the Tongli Water Town, one of the top 4 water towns in China, where traditional local houses, small bridges, boats, and rivers, all come together to present a photographers’ wonderland.
After breakfast, you will be accompanied to take the high speed train to Hangzhou. The journey takes about 2 hours.
Upon arrival, you’ll first visit Linyin Temple, Hangzhou’s oldest temple, constructed about 1,600 years ago. It is a traditional temple, with Chinese architectural features and Buddhist culture. Surrounded by graceful landscapes, you can opt to enjoy an exploration of the Peak Flown from Afar. You will have your lunch at a traditional Chinese restaurant (Zhangshengji Restaurant) offering typical Hangzhou-style dishes. After lunch, you’ll enjoy a leisure boating time on West Lake. Long considered one of the scenic wonders of China, West Lake is situated at the heart of Hangzhou. It is worth a visit to see one of the Ten Best Views of West Lake — Three Pools Reflecting the Moon.
Day 5: Hangzhou- Shanghai
In the morning, your guide and driver will take you to train station to take the high speed train back to Shanghai and you will be escorted to hotel by the guide and driver in Shanghai. They will leave you from here and you are free to explore the city or have some rest.
1. Shanghai Museum — TripAdvisor’s ‘Traveler’s Choice of 2012’ Rated 4.5/5.
Day 6:Departure from Shanghai
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel/apartment. Then you will be accompanied to take the Maglev train at Longyang Road Station, to the airport. Your memorable China trip ends here.
|2||$849 per person(double occupancy room)|
|3||$679 per person( triple occupancy room)|
|4-5||$609 per person (double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|6-7||$529 per person(double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|8-9||$499 per person(double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|10||$459 per person(5 double occupancy rooms)|