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  • Dr.Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
  • Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in)
  • The Bund
  • West Lake
  • Confucius Temple ( Fuzimiao )
  • The Grand Canal
  • Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Qinhuai River Bazaar
  • Six Harmonies Pagoda
  • FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng)
  • Nanjing Road
  • Lion Grove
  • Site of Expo 2010 Shanghai
  • The Garden of Master-of-the-Net
  • The No.1 Silk Factory

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9 Days Shanghai Expo and Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Extension Tour

Tour Code: SWXT06
Tour Duration: 9 Days
Destination: Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou
Tour overview: In this 9 days tours, you will spend one day in the international fairs and expositions - World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. You will experience this metropolis and then explore Nanjing, an ancient but also energetic city. Also, you willhave the side trip to experience the Oriental Venice city –Suzhou and the Heaven on the Earth –Hangzhou.

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9 Days Shanghai Expo and Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Extension Tour 9 Days Shanghai Expo and Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Extension Tour 9 Days Shanghai Expo and Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Extension Tour 9 Days Shanghai Expo and Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Extension Tour

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 Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
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Day 2 Shanghai Full day visit the Site of Expo 2010 Shanghai and pay visit to different pavilions at your interests. Transfer to World Expo venue after breakfast and back to hotel in late afternoon (Standard Day Single Day Admission Ticket) Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B
Day 3 Shanghai Full day visit to see Yuyuan Garden Jade Buddha Temple The Bund 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 4 Shanghai/Nanjing In the morning, you will be transferred to railway station to take express train to Nanjing. Arrive in Nanjing, be met and transferred to hotel, visit Dr.Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Confucius Temple ( Fuzimiao ) Qinhuai River Bazaar Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers Parkview Dingshan Hotel Central Grand Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Nanjing/Suzhou In the morning visit the Presidential Mansion, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. After lunch, you will be transferred to railway station to take train to Suzhou. Arrive in Suzhou, be met and transferred to hotel, Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Traveler-Inn Gusu Hotel Suzhou
B,L
Day 6 Suzhou Visit The Grand Canal Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in) The Garden of Master-of-the-Net Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Traveler-Inn Gusu Hotel Suzhou
B,L
Day 7 Suzhou/Hangzhou Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden Lion Grove The No.1 Silk Factory Then be transferred to railway station to take express train to Hangzhou. Arrive at Hangzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Grand Canal Ramada Plaza Riverside Hangzhou Lily Hotel
B,L
Day 8 Hangzhou/Shanghai Visit West Lake Six Harmonies Pagoda FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng) . Be transferred to railway station to take train to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza 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

Arriving in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide.The rest of the day will be free for your own purposes.

Day 2 Shanghai (B)

Shanghai (B)

Sightseeing: Shanghai World Expo Site

After breakfast, you will be transfer to Shanghai World Expo venue, visit the Shanghai World Expo Site and pay visit to different pavilions at your interests. In the afternoon, be met and transferred back to hotel (Standard Day Single Day Admission Ticket)

Day 3 Shanghai (B,L)

Shanghai (B,L)

Sightseeing: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple The Bund, Nanjing Road

In the morning you 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 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.

Finally we take a walk to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.

Day 4 Shanghai/Nanjing (B,L)

Transfer via: Soft seat train on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
Dr. Sun-Yat Sen's Mausoleum,Confucius Temple,Quinhuai River


In the morning we’ll depart from your hotel and take the express train to Nanjing. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province which is developed in economy in China and an important central city on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtse River. Arrive in Nanjing, be met and transferred to hotel.

First you will visit Dr. Sun-Yat Sen's Mausoleum, Known as "Zhongshan Ling" in Chinese, it is situated on Zhongshan Mountain (Bell Mountain) in the eastern suburb of Nanjing. The mountain is also called Zijin Moutain (The Purple Gold Mountain) because of the purple clouds that often hang over its peaks. The mausoleum contains the mortal remains of the father of modern China. The plane of entire mausoleum ensemble looks like an alarm bell with a far-reaching significance

Then we continue to visit the Confucius Temple, Consisting of 3 architectural complexes, Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao) was originally built in 1034. Enjoy yourself here, since the entire area around the temple consists of a series of tourist shops, snack bars, restaurants and entertainment arcades all being decorated in "Ming" and "Qing" style.

Afterwards visit Qinhuai River. The Qinhuai River used to be called Huai Water, and was renamed Qinhuai for the legend that Qin Emperor Shihuang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), ordered to introduce Huai Water to the city by excavating a mountain. It is a branch of the Yangtze River, running about 110 kilometers, a major watercourse around Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. It was very famous in the history but lost its fame due to wars, which destroyed many buildings along both banks. The water became filthy and no sign of wealth could be found anymore. After repair and restoration in 1985, the river became a beautiful resort.     

Day 5 Nanjing/Suzhou (B,L)

Nanjing/Suzhou (B,L)

Transfer via: Soft seat Train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: the Presidential Mansion, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

After breakfasts, you wil visit the Presidential Mansion. In the heart of Nanjing's downtown, amdist skyscrapers and bustling boutiques, the Presidential Mansion (Zongtong Fu) is a fascinating witness to some of the most tumultuous events of the last two centuries of Chinese history. The huge complex covers several city blocks, and ranges from classical gardens to neo-European villas and administrative buildings.

Then move on to Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. The Bridge is the first bridge to be built across the Yangtze River in Nanjing. It was completed in 1968 and is the first double-decker, double-track highway and railway bridge designed and constructed by the Chinese without outside engineering assistance.

After lunch, you will be transferred to railway station to take train to Suzhou. Arrive in Suzhou, your local guide will greet you and then transfer you to your hotel in Suzhou.

Day 6 Suzhou (B,L)

Suzhou (B,L)

Sightseeing: Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Garden of the Master of the Nets.

After breakfast, you will start the city tour with a visit to the Grand Canal. As well as the Great Wall, it ranks as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Cruising on the Canal, you will see the local peoples’ life.

Then you will visit Lingering Garden. Occupying an area of 23,300 square meters (about 5.8 acres), the Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China, possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings.

Finally we will visit Garden of the Master of the Nets, which is truly a masterpiece. The effective use of space is the most impressive thing about this garden. Rock arrangements and beautiful fish pools balance each other as do the house and garden sections. Take some time to walk around and let your sense calm down.

Day 7 Suzhou/Hangzhou (B,L)

Transfer via: Express bus on our arrangement
Sightseeing: the Humble Administrator's Garden, Lion Grove, The No.1 Silk Factory.   

In the morning you will head to 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.

Afterwards we will drive to Lion Grove, one of the four noted gardens in Suzhou. It was first built in 1342 in the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).This small garden is truly exquisite in design, the rocking imaginative. Entering the garden the tourist will find stones in various interesting shapes. Look at them closely, they are lions: lying, sitting, slinking along, standing on hind legs, embracing a ball made of strips of silk. Some are linked with each other and others are not. Those who are not familiar with these caves may easily lose their way running into dead ends or walking in circles within the maze.

As Suzhou is also famous for its silk production we will spend some time in the No.1 Silk Factory to see how silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.

After the tours, you will be transferred to bus station to take express bus to Hangzhou. Arrive in Hangzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 8 Hangzhou/Shanghai (B,L)

Hangzhou/Shanghai (B,L)

Transfer via: Soft seat train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: West Lake,Six Harmonies Pagoda ,FeiLaiFeng

This morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby 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.

Today you will 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 having lunch at local restaurant, 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.

Afterwards the guide will transfer you to the railway station where you will take the train to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your Shanghai guide will meet and transferred you to your hotel.

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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