14 Days China Bullet Train Tour with Picturesque Scenery

Destination:Huangshan, Lanzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an, Zhangjiajie, Zhangye

Tour Code: CTT28

Tour Duration: 14 Days

Tour overview:
This is an all-encompassing route that contains both beautiful natural sceneries such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangye Danxia landform, the Yellow Mountain, and classical gardens and ancient villages in East China. At the same time, it is a casual photography route, and visitors can take very beautiful photos by taking this tour.

Day by Day Itinerary

Tour Summary

Reviews

B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Arrive in Shanghai, you will be picked up at airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at the rest of the day.

Day 2

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie  (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing:Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower

In the morning you will be picked up from hotel and be driven to visit the 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 sceneries. Then have a leisure time at the Yuyuan Market.

Continue the tour to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of the city and become a must-see in Shanghai.

Go ahead to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia when it was built. As one of the Shanghai's landmarks, it attracts thousands of visitors a year.

After the tour you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival you will be met at Zhangjiajie airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Sightseeing: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, Huangshi Village, Jinbian Brook

Have a full day tour in Zhangjiajie. Today you will visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge. It stretches about 430 meters across a canyon at width of 6 meters, with a dizzying height of some 300 meters above the impressive Zhangjiajie scenery, this sky-walk is set to smash records to be the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge and easily dwarfs America’s Grand Canyon Sky-walk.

Then you will visit the Huangshi Village (also named Yellow Stone Village). It is a mesa higher on the north side elevated by stiff cliffs. Huangshi Village has the most of marvelous views of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park including Treasure Box of Heavenly Books, Magic Sea-suppressing Needle, South Pillar of Heaven, Golden Tortoise Watching the Sea, etc.

Continue to visit the Jinbian Brook (also named Golden Whip Stream). It covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is limpid through the year and is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382km and looks like a huge flying eagle.

Day 4

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Sightseeing: Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain

Today you will firstly visit the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, which becomes more popular as the Southern Sky Pillar in the scenic area inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. You will see the First Bridge under Heaven, the Hallelujah Peak and other attractions.

Go ahead to the Tianzi Mountain. Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is a mesa in the northwest of Wulingyuan. Up on the mesa, the field of vision is widely opened up and it is a perfect location to have a panoramic view of the nature reserve.

Day 5

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Zhangjiajie (B,L)

Sightseeing: Yellow Dragon Cavern, Tianmen Mountain, Tianmen Cave

Have one more day tour in Zhangjiajie. After breakfast check out your hotel and visit the Yellow Dragon Cavern, which is a typical limestone cave. The whole cave has four layers, showing us that ''caves in caves, caves in mountains and rivers in caves''. Geologists from home and abroad unanimously agree that the Yellow Dragon Cavern involves all the knowledge mentioned in speleology with its large scale, diversified landscape and unrivalled beauty.

You will be driven to downtown Zhangjiajie to visit the Tianmen Mountain. Authorized as a national forest park in 1992, Tianmen Mountain is also known as Heaven Gate Mountain due to the unique natural miracle Tianmen Cave on the mountain, many Chinese believe that the Tianmen Mountain is the “Closest Earth Landmark to Heaven”.

Today you will also visit the Tianmen Cave. Looks like the junction of man's world and the heaven, Tianmen Cave is the highest altitude natural cave in the world. With some 1260 meters elevation, it is on the precipices and has a height of 131.5 meters and a width of 50 meters or so. Visitors need to walk up 999 steps to reach the cave.

Day 6

Zhangjiajie / Lanzhou (B)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

Check out your hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport, catch the flight to Lanzhou. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7

Lanzhou / Zhangye (B,L)

Lanzhou / Zhangye (B,L)

Transfer via: bullet train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park(Ice Valley Mountain)

This morning you will be driven to the train station, catch your bullet train to Zhangye. Upon arrival you will be met at the train station and be driven to the suburb to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, which is the best representative of China's colorful Danxia landform and the largest Danxia landscape in an arid area. You will visit the Binggou Danxia Mountain (Ice Valley Mountain) in the geological park. Drive to Rainbow Mountain of the scenic area after the tour today and check in your hotel.

Day 8

Zhangye / Xi’an (B,L)

Transfer via: bullet train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park(Rainbow Mountain)

Check out your hotel and then watch the sunrise at the Rainbow Mountain of the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, you will have a in-depth tour at the scenic area. Drive back to Zhangye in the afternoon and catch your bullet train to Xi’an. Upon arrival you will be met at the railway station and transferred to your hotel.

Day 9

Xi’an / Huangshan (B)

Xi’an / Huangshan (B)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Tunxi Ancient Street

You will be driven to the airport and catch your flight to Huangshan. Be met at Huangshan airport and transferred to visit the Tunxi Ancient Street, which is currently the most well-preserved pedestrian commercial street in China with architectural styles of the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. Then head for an ink-stone workshop to see one of the China's four treasures of study. Check in your hotel after the tour.

Day 10

Huangshan (B,L,D)

Huangshan (B,L,D)

Sightseeing: Yellow Mountain

In the morning you will be driven to Tangkou of Huangshan, take a shuttle bus to the scenic area. And then take a cable car up to the Yellow Mountain, also known as Mt. Huangshan, it is reputed as "the loveliest mountain in China", and 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. Check in your hotel and visit the essential scenic spots on the mountain.

Day 11

Huangshan (B,L)

Huangshan (B,L)

Sightseeing: Emerald Valley

Get up early in the morning and then watch the sunrise on the summit of Yellow Mountain. Check out your hotel after breakfast and then take a cable car down the mountain. You will visit the Emerald Valley, also nicknamed "Lovers’Valley ", it is located in Tangkou Town of Huangshan City, close to the Yellow Mountain Scenic Area. The valley is the longest canyon at the foot of the Yellow Mountain, stretching about 20 kilometres, with more than 100 coloured pools of different shapes and sizes.

You will be driven back to downtown Huangshan in the afternoon.

Day 12

Huangshan / Suzhou (B,L)

Huangshan / Suzhou (B,L)

Transfer via: bullet train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Xidi Village, Nanping Village

This morning you will be picked up and be driven to visit the Xidi Village, which is a World Cultural Heritage Site and reputed as an art treasure house of ancient residential buildings. You will also visit the Nanping Village, a large ancient village with a thousand years of history and known as "Architectural Museum of Ancient Chinese Ancestral Halls".

After the tour you will be transferred to the railway station and catch your bullet train to Suzhou. Arrive at the Suzhou railway station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 13

Suzhou / Shanghai (B,L)

Suzhou / Shanghai (B,L)

Transfer via: bullet train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: The Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden

Today you will visit the Grand Canal. Like the Great Wall, it is one of the three major projects in ancient China, and is the longest man-made waterway in the world. Have a cruise on the canal, you will feel the life of the locals.

Then you will visit the Tiger Hill scenic area. With a long history of more than 2,500 years, it is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill.

You will go ahead to visit the Lingering Garden. Occupying an area of 23,300 square meters, it was originally a classical private garden. The Lingering Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical style of ancient China’s Qing dynasty, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colours of the buildings.

After the tour you will be transferred to the railway station and catch your bullet train back to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Day 14

Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until be picked up and driven to airport to catch your flight to your next destination.

B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1
Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, be met at airport and transferred to hotel. Free at the rest of the day.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Hotel Indigo Shanghai on The Bund Sunrise on the Bund Hotel Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel
B L D
Day 2
Shanghai
Zhangjiajie

Visit Yuyuan Garden , Nanjing Road , The Bund , Oriental Pearl TV Tower . Be transferred to airport and take flight to Zhangjiajie.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Zhuanjiacun Hotel Kaitian International Hotel
B L D
Day 3
Zhangjiajie

Visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic Area , Huangshizhai / Huangshi Village , Jinbian Brook Scenic Area .

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Zhuanjiacun Hotel Kaitian International Hotel
B L D
Day 4
Zhangjiajie

Full day tour in Zhangjiajie visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area , The Tianzi Mountain .

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Zhuanjiacun Hotel Kaitian International Hotel
B L D
Day 5
Zhangjiajie

One more day tour in Zhangjiajie visit Yellow Dragon Cavern , Tianmen Mountains and Tianmen Cave.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie Best Western Grand Hotel Zhangjiajie Tongda International Hotel
B L D
Day 6
Zhangjiajie
Lanzhou

Be picked up and transferred to the airport, catch the flight to Lanzhou.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Sunshine Hotel Legend Hotel Jin Jiang Sun Hotel
B L D
Day 7
Lanzhou
Zhangye

This morning take bullet train to Zhangye. Visit Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park .

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Damxia Grand Hotel
B L D
Day 8
Zhangye
Xi’an

Visit the Rainbow Mountain of Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park . Catch the bullet train to Xi’an.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an Ibis Xian
B L D
Day 9
Xi’an
Huangshan

Be driven to airport and catch the flight to Huangshan. Visit Tunxi Ancient Street in Huangshan.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Huangshan International Hotel Tiandu International Hotel Jinjiang Inn Style Huangshan
B L D
Day 10
Huangshan

Be driven to Tangkou of Huangshan to visit the Yellow Mountain .

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Huangshan International Hotel Tiandu International Hotel Jinjiang Inn Style Huangshan
B L D
Day 11
Huangshan

Continue the tour to visit the Yellow Mountain . Then visit Emerald Valley in Huangshan . Be driven back to downtown Huangshan.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Huangshan International Hotel Tiandu International Hotel Jinjiang Inn Style Huangshan
B L D
Day 12
Huangshan
Suzhou

Visit Xidi Ancient Village , Nanping Ancient Village . Be transferred to railway station and catch bullet train to Suzhou.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Pan Pacific Suzhou Mercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station) Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Changjiang
B L D
Day 13
Suzhou
Shanghai

Visit The Grand Canal , Tiger Hill , Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in) . Take bullet train back to Shanghai.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Hotel Indigo Shanghai on The Bund Sunrise on the Bund Hotel Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel
B L D
Day 14
Shanghai Departure

Be picked up and driven to airport to catch flight to your next destination.

B L D

-NOTE:

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 Includes

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports/train stations, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the mentioned 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 itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports/train stations and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

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