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  • The Bund
  • West Lake
  • Yellow Mountain
  • Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Hongcun Ancient Village
  • Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Six Harmonies Pagoda
  • FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng)
  • Xidi Ancient Village
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Shanghai World Financial Center

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9 Days Autumn Tasting from Shanghai to Huangshan

Tour Code: CCT17
Tour Duration: 9 Days
Destination: Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Suzhou, Zhouzhuang
Tour overview: This China tour takes you through one of the most special parts of China. This area is famous throughout the world for its culture, history, and beauty. Shanghai is a truly unique city, which is very comfortable to visitors to its blending of Chinese and Western cultures. Suzhou, famous for its traditional Chinese gardens, will never be forgotten. Hangzhou, famous for its Dragon Well Tea will introduce you to the world of Chinese tea. It is so much more than just a beverage to the Chinese people. It is a way of life. Huangshan, arguably one of the most beautiful mountains on Earth will delight you, as will Zhouzhuang, one of China’s most famous water towns, where the canals outnumber the streets.

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9 Days Autumn Tasting from Shanghai to Huangshan 9 Days Autumn Tasting from Shanghai to Huangshan 9 Days Autumn Tasting from Shanghai to Huangshan 9 Days Autumn Tasting from Shanghai to Huangshan

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest time of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
Day 2 Suzhou In the morning, take express train from Shanghai to Suzhou. Arrive in Suzhou, be met and visit Humble Administrator's Garden , Zhouzhuang Water Town Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Traveler-Inn Gusu Hotel Suzhou
(B,L)
Day 3 Suzhou/Hangzhou In the morning, take express train from Suzhou to Hangzhou, arrive Hangzhou, be met and visit West Lake and visit the Meijiawu Tea Plantation. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Grand Canal Ramada Plaza Riverside Hangzhou Enjoyor Hotel
(B,L)
Day 4 Hangzhou/Huangshan Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda Six Harmonies Pagoda[/SIGHT,84] FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng) be met at the Huangshan bus station and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan International Hotel Huashan Hotel Xinyu Holiday Hotel Huangshan (Tunxi Branch)
(B,L)
Day 5 Huangshan/Xin'an River Hiking along the Xin'an River for 3-4hours. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan International Hotel Huashan Hotel Xinyu Holiday Hotel Huangshan (Tunxi Branch)
(B,L)
Day 6 Huangshan Take the Cable car up to the mountain top, Visit the Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) scenic area. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Xihai Hotel, Huangshan Beihai Hotel, Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel, Huangshan
(B,L)
Day 7 Huangshan/Shanghai Take the Cable car down to the mountain foot, then visit
Hongcun Ancient Village and Xidi Ancient Village . Then be transferred to the airport of Huangshan. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to the hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
(B,L)
Day 8 Shanghai Full day visit to Jade Buddha Temple Shanghai Museum The Bund Shanghai World Financial Center Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
(B,L)
Day 9 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 Shanghai Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon your arrival in Shanghai,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 Shanghai to Suzhou (B, L)

Shanghai to Suzhou (B, L)

Transfer via: soft seat train arranged by us
Sightseeing: Humble Administrator's Garden, Zhouzhuang.

In the morning we'll depart from your hotel and take the express train to Suzhou. Suzhou is praised as the "Oriental Venice" and called 'paradise on earth' along with Hangzhou.

Upon your arrival in Suzhou, our guide will meet you and escort you to a local restaurant for lunch. Then you will visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest classical garden in Suzhou and one of the four most famous ones in China. Originally built in 1513 AD, the garden consists of three parts with different types buildings around streams and ponds.

We will spend the afternoon in Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water townships in China. Situated in Kunshan City, which is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou, it is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. Let us explore this town with a history of more than 2500 years and get to know about the architecture, lifestyle and inhabitants there.

Afterwards you will be transferred back to Suzhou to spend the rest of your day on your own.

Day 3 Suzhou to Hangzhou (B, L)

Transfer via: soft seat train arranged by us
Sightseeing: West lake, Meijiawu Tea Plantation

Our guide and driver will escort you from Hotel to train station (Suzhou). Upon your arrival in Hangzhou, our local guide will meet you and escort you to beautiful West Lake. We will take a cruise boat across the lake to see the 3 pagodas in the lake. The West Lake is the most famous tourist spot of Hangzhou. Graceful mountains surround it on three sides. It has a charming scenery and many cultural relics and historic sites. Then you will visit the Meijiawu Tea Plantation. Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it is famous for its tea production. Everybody will feel relax in such an natural environment, enjoy the special tea culture and the beauty there.

Day 4 Hangzhou to Huangshan (B, L)

Hangzhou to Huangshan (B, L)

Transfer via: Express bus arranged by us
Sightseeing: Six Harmonies Pagoda, Linyin Temple and FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng)

Today you will also visit Lingyin Temple including the FeiLai Feng. The Fei Lai Feng is situated in the east of Ling Yin Temple. Isolated from others, its stone quality is totally different from that of surrounding mountain groups. It is 167 meters high, on the peak there are many grotesque stones in the shapes of charming dragon, prostrate tiger, walking elephant and scared ape. The main hall of Lingyin Temple is about 34 meters (111 feet) tall - incredibly high for a one-storey building. In the center of the hall you’ll find the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which was carved from 24 pieces of camphor wood. The temple was named Lingyin Temple for its extremely beautiful environment which is serene and suitable for “Soul’s Retreat”.

After that, we will drive to the Six Harmonies Pagoda, highly erected next to Qiantang River and in the south of the West Lake. It is a perfect examplel of brick-and-wood structure built in ancient China and was built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River.

After lunch, our guide and driver will escort you to the bus station (Hangzhou), Upon your arrival in Huangshan, our local guide will meet you and escort you to hotel by a private air-conditioned car. Then you will spend the rest of day on your leisure.

Day 5 Huangshan Xin'an River hiking (B, L)

Huangshan Xin'an River hiking (B, L)

Sightseeing: Xin'an River hiking

After the breakfast, we will drive to Nan yuan kou which is the source of Xin'an River,and take a walk in the picturesque view of beautiful river and green mountains, visiting local farmers’ home and school(if it is not on weekend). Drive back to the downtown of Huangshan city in the afternoon.

Day 6 Huangshan (B, L)

Huangshan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan

In the morning, you will be transferred to the foot of Mt. Huangshan, take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. You will stay over night on the top of the mountain.

Mt. Huangshan, 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.

Day 7 Hangshuan to Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer via: By air arranged by us
Sightseeing: Hongcun, Xidi villages.

In the morning we will descend from the mountain and visit Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village. Located in Yixian County, they were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000. These two villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. They have a history of up to 900 years and you will be impressed by the simplicity and nativeness.

Then you will be transferred to the airport, where you will take the flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, our local guide will meet you and escort you to hotel by a private air-conditioned car.

Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, the Bund, the Shanghai World Financial Center.

In the morning you will take a walk to the Bund. It is among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.

Then we will visit 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.

After lunch, we will visit the Shanghai World Financial Center; it is a super tall skyscraper. It is a mixed use skyscraper, which will consist of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the lower floors. The hotel component has 175 rooms and suites and goes by the name: The Park Hyatt, Shanghai. On September 14, 2007, the skyscraper reached 492.3 meters (1,615.2 ft) and became the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong, as well as the world's third tallest building (including unfinished ones), after the Burj Dubai and Taipei 101.

Finally we head to the Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.

Day 9 Shanghai (B)

Transfer via: 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 Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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Comment on our service from Sue O'Malley, Australia

I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


Dear Sandy,


Thank you so much for your help today.  We were very efficiently taken to the correct hotel.


I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


I cannot praise our guide Jason enough. He was so knowledgeable, kind and fun. He was still helping today when Lisa left money in the safe at the other hotel. It has been a fantastic trip.


Thank you so much,  


Sue O'Malley


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Comment on our service from Reinhard Bührer, Switzerland

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.

Hi Sandy,


Please find my comments and Feedback to our Beijing tour as follows:


1. What do you think of our guide service?

Holly was a lovely tour guide. Always very punctual.


2. What do you think of our driver service?

Good driver. We felt quite safe.


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

The day on the way to Great Wall (Mutanyu) we went to a nice restaurant which was built like a garden house. Here we got good food and good service.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

We visited the Great Wall in the afternoon. That was a good choice as there were not many people anymore and we were almost alone on the Great Wall, with fantastic weather it felt great.


Kind regards,

Reinhard


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Comment on our service from Helen, Graham Knott, UK

The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for.

           

Dear Sandy


Thank you for your email and the photos from our trip.


I must apologise for not emailing you before now, but we have been busy and time just flies by.


     


The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for, we were tired out at the end but wanted to see as much as our time allowed.  Each place was different but we enjoyed everything. The organisation of everything was excellent, the guides were always on time, the drivers friendly and their cars clean with plenty of bottled water. The hotels were in great locations and the rooms were comfortable, the breakfasts could have been better especially at the King Parkview in Beijing (but having said that we did not go hungry). The lunches were great too, we enjoyed tasting all the different dishes.


       


It was really nice to be able to meet you in Guilin, it was a lovely meal (sorry we couldn’t eat more) and we hope that you enjoyed the shortbread biscuits. The Chinese knot you gave us is hanging in our car for good luck  If you would like to use any of the photographs from our trip on your website please feel free do so.


I will also leave a review on Tripadvisor.


We would have no hesitation to recommend you and your company to our friends thinking of visiting China, but most are not as independent at travelling as we are 


Please pass on our best regards to Kai, Samantha and Hannah


Sending our best wishes to you from a sunny UK


Best regards


Helen and Graham Knott


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Comment on our service from Fabiana Gesuato, Italy
Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you.

Jiayuguan Fort

The tour you organized for us went very well, excellent timing and communication, even the restaurant where we stopped for lunch was very good. I want to give a special compliment to the guide Jenny, who was very well prepared, a vast vocabulary, very helpful (she also solved some small problems in our organization), nice and pleasant company. She also helped us book a show and get to the theater in Dunhuang.

Even the transport in the car was very pleasant, spacious car and comfortable driving, another compliment also to the driver.
  Jiayuguan and Dunhuang tour  On the way to Dunhuang

I'm sending you some photos we've done: at the Fort, at the Great Wall and on our way to Dunhuang.

The last but not least compliment is for you, for the patience, the availability, the kindness shown and the promptness in giving the answers.
   Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan  Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan

Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you and I will recommend your name to those who ask me for info.


Thanks again,
Fabiana

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Comment on our service from Olga, Russia
We really enjoyed our trip. We want to say thank to the tour guide Benny.

Xinjiang tour
Hello from Russia, we really enjoyed our trip.

We want to say thank to Benny. In the attachment comments that he asked to fill, and we have filled them just now.

Best regards,
Olga
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