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  • The Bund
  • Yellow Mountain
  • Forbidden City
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Hongcun Ancient Village
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Summer Palace
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Nanjing Road
  • Xidi Ancient Village
  • Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Tiananmen Square

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10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai

Tour Code: CPT01
Tour Duration: 10 Days
Destination: Beijing, Huangshan, Shanghai
Tour overview: This photo tour will show you the grandest historic relics in Beijing with Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, and tremendous sights of Yellow Mountain, landscape-painting-like villages in Anhui Province and Jiangxi Province, and the biggest and most flourishing metropolis of China – Shanghai including Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road… You will get nothing but a visual surprise by it!

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10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai 10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai 10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai 10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing Our morning photo-shoot will take place at the The Temple of Heaven .Then move onto Tiananmen Square . The afternoon is devoted to photographing the Forbidden City . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 3 Beijing In the morning we visit the Summer Palace , And then we will photograph the Bird Nest and the Water Cube. Afternoon, we drive to Jinshanling Great Wall and shoot the sunset over the Great Wall. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 4 Beijing/Huangshan If weather permits, this morning we will get up early to photograph the sunrise over the magnificent Jinshanling Great Wall .
After photo shoot, we take a short hike along the Great Wall for some more photo opportunities.
Late afternoon, drive back to Beijing and take afternoon flight to Tunxi. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan Golf Hotel, Huangshan Huangshan International Hotel Huangshan International Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Huangshan Morning drive about one and half hours to the foot of the Yellow Mountain and take a cable car up to the top of the mountain.
Afternoon, travel to the Paiyunting area to view the sunset over the stunning mountains. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan Xihai Hotel Beihai Hotel, Huangshan Beihai Hotel, Huangshan
B,L
Day 6 Huangshan This morning if weather permits, we get up early to view the sunrise on the peaks around the hotel.
After breakfast we will start exploring the canyon
Then have some rest in the hotel before heading out to shoot sunset photos at another site. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan Xihai Hotel Beihai Hotel, Huangshan Beihai Hotel, Huangshan
B,L
Day 7 Huangshan/Yixian County This morning we will take a cable car down the mountain.
Then drive about one hour to Yixian County to visit Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village . Tonight we sleep in a village home to experience the traditional Chinese daily life. Details...
B,L
Day 8 Wuyuan Morning drive to Wuyuan to visit the Likeng and Xiaoqi Village in northern Jiangxi province.
Drive back to Huangshan city and take the evening flight to Shanghai. Details...
B,L
Day 9 Shanghai Full day visit the Shanghai Museum , Yuyuan Garden , Oriental Pearl TV Tower , The Bund and Nanjing Road . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B,L
Day 10 Shanghai Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Our morning photo-shoot will take place at the Temple of Heaven. Which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

Then move onto Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

The afternoon is devoted to photographing the Forbidden City. Experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Summer Palace

In the morning we visit the Summer Palace, Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called "Yiheyuan" (Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. Until nowadays, it is the best preserved and the largest imperial garden in China. You will regret it if you leave Beijing without having visited this grand imperial garden.

Then we will photograph the Bird Nest and the Water Cube.

Afternoon, we drive to Jinshanling and shoot the sunset over the Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall, located about eight kilometers (five miles) southeast of the Bakeshiying Township in Luanping County in Hebei Province, starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west; The 20-kilometer-long structure, although a bit smaller and narrower compared to Badaling and Mutianyu features complicated and well preserved fortifications systems and fantastic natural scenery.

Day 4 Beijing to Huangshan (B, L)

Beijing to Huangshan (B, L)

Transfer Via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: photo shoot Sunrise over the Great Wall, Hike along the Great Wall

If weather permits, this morning we will get up early to photograph the sunrise over the magnificent Great Wall.

After sunrise photo shoot, we take a short hike along the Great Wall for some more photo opportunities.

Late afternoon, we will drive back to Beijing and take afternoon flight to Tunxi. Arrive in Tunxi, you will be met & transferred to hotel.

Day 5 Huangshan (B, L)

Huangshan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Yellow Mountain, Sunset over the mountain

Morning drive about one and half hours to the foot of the Yellow Mountain and take a cable car up to the top of the mountain.

Yellow Mountain, known as "the loveliest mountain in China", is famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. Its landscape features "four wonders" of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds. Mount Huangshan boasts 72 peaks, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with three main peaks rising majestically. The famous Welcoming Guests (Yingke) Pine (1,500 years old) and See-Guest-Off Pine have become a symbol of being faithful, unyielding and hospitable.

Afternoon, travel to the Paiyunting area to view the sunset over the stunning mountains

Day 6 Huangshan (B, L)

Huangshan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Sunrise & Sunset photo shoot

This morning if weather permits, we get up early to view the sunrise on the peaks around the hotel.

After breakfast we will start exploring the canyon, a newly developed scenic site with breathtaking view of steep Huangshan Mountains and deep valleys.

Then you will have some rest in the hotel before heading out to shoot sunset photos at another site.

Day 7 Huangshan to Hongcun (B, L)

Huangshan to Hongcun (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Hongcun, Xidi Village

This morning we will take a cable car down the mountain.

Then drive about one hour to Yixian County to visit the Xidi Village and Hongcun Ancient Villages.

Hongcun Village: Being an over 800 years old town leaning against Mt. Huangshan, it is folded in the fog of the Mountain which makes it look like a river. You will see that it is as beautiful as a Chinese landscape drawing. The famous film "Crouching Tiger" was produced here.

Xidi Village: First built 900 years ago in Song Dynasty, its traditional architecture is still well preserved. The buildings and the street patterns reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history.

Tonight we sleep in a village home to experience the traditional Chinese daily life.

Day 8 Huangshan to Wuyuan to Shanghai (B, L)

Huangshan to Wuyuan to Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Likeng Village, Xiaoqi Village

Morning drive to Wuyuan to visit the Likeng Village and Xiaoqi Village in northern Jiangxi province.

Likeng village is an ancient settlement of the Li family. Surrounded by green mountains and clear water, Likeng glows like a pearl in the azure sky. Residences dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties can be found nestled against the mountains, and add further color with their white walls and black tiles. Rivers run parallel with the lanes of the villages and bluestone wells are dotted along the local paths. Various wooden and stone bridges also catch the eye. Here in Likeng, visitors can easily be charmed by this picturesque view, consisting of streams, arching bridges and the local people themselves.

The village of Xiaoqi features elegant residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, tranquil and zigzagging lanes, paths paved with green cobbles, and dizzying ancient trees. It is one of the most charming ancient cultural and ecological villages in China. First built in the year 787, Xiaoqi boasts many houses with a history of 600 years. These magnificent structures with their unique characteristics are precious treasures left behind by the forefathers of Xiaoqi.

Drive back to Huangshan City and take the evening flight to Shanghai.

Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road

Today we will start with a visit of Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.

Late we will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.

Then we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.

Take a walk along the waterfront and experience the smells, sights and sounds of the old "Wall Street" in ShanghaiThe Bund. Actually, some people say that the Bund is like "an exhibition of buildings". Finally we will walk along the famous pedestrian street-Nanjing Road, known as "China's No.1 Shopping Street". In the evening you will watch a breathtaking Acrobatic Show.

Day 10 Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement

Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
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Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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