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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 Gracie Chan, USA
Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time.

Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time. Our guide, David, in Huangshan is very knowledgeable and most accommodating. He takes pride in his work and his cultural heritage. We learned a lot from him. 

I will certainly seek out your services 
again and recommend your tour company to my family and friends.

Have a great day!

Regards,
Gracie Chan

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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide.

Sorry for my late reply, but I was after returning from my VisitOurChina tour to Zhangjiajie very busy. I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide. 

I am again planning for a new travel to China in November and want to ask you for again your support.

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from David Steele, Australia

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic. And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

Just a little feedback of our recent tours with you.

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic.

And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

The guide we had for the tour of Tiananmen Square and Summer Place along with Forbidden City she was fantastic forgot her name, sorry.

I think you supplied the guide name Rocky what a blast we had with him number one guy.

So our top guides were Miss Keely or Ping along with Rocky and Miss Zhang.

I’ve been sick since we returned so that's why late feed back.


Best wishes,
David Steele

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Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

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Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

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Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

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