7 Days of Shanghai, Suzhou, Huangshan and Hangzhou

ShanghaiHuangshanHangzhouSuzhouModern ArchitectureAncient TownsMagnificent Mountain ViewClassic Garden Trip
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  • Tour Code: CT-02
  • Pick-up Point: Shanghai Pudong Airport
  • Tour type: private tour

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Take a seven-day tour of the essential cities in east China, including the Shanghai – the oriental pearl, Suzhou-"Venice in the east", Huangshan – picturesque mountain and Hangzhou – "paradise under the heaven.

FEATURES

  • Well–designed itinerary to the most popular cities neighboring Shanghai. .
  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide, accommodation and authentic Chinese Lunch included..
  • Private tour and can be tailored to your requests. .
  • Instant confirm and suitable to travel all year around..

TOUR ITINERARY

D1 ARRIVE IN SHANGHAI (Flight not included)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Bund Hotel has one of the top-rated best locations in Shanghai. It is only few minutes away from Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, East Nanjing Road metro station, Yu Garden and the Bund. The four star rating hotel itself offers good amenities for enjoyment.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Private van

Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

Accommodation: The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4* (Standard Room) - No.525 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Meals: Not included

MORE INFORMATION

Driver will meet you at flight arrival holding a sign of your name (just out of luggage claim area) according to your actual landing time. Then transfer you to hotel in city center. We will send you driver's information (phone number and photo) beforehand to help you find him/her.

D2 CITY HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy extensive collection of China's pressures at Shanghai Museum.
  • Challenge yourself walking on the glass floor on the 100th floor and a panoramic view of Shanghai at Shanghai World Financial Center.
  • Spend some leisure time at Xintiandi which showcases history of Shikumen Architectures and Shanghai's development.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Private van

Activities: The Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi

Accommodation: The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4* (Standard Room) - No.525 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

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The Shanghai World Financial Center is the 492-meter high building which is the tallest skyscraper in China, standing in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It is a mixed-use building accommodating offices, conference rooms, observation decks, shopping malls, financial institutions and hotels after its completion in 2008. On the 100th floor, it is amazingly equipped with a glass in the center. Many people come for a challenge and a panoramic view of Shanghai.

The Bund is one of the most attractive sights in Shanghai lying on the western bank of Huangpu River in the city center. It is home to 52 buildings of different European architectural styles that once housed banks, trading companies, consulates from United Kingdom, France, Russia, United States, etc. It is enjoyable to take a walk alongside and discover the "museum of buildings". The view over the river is also stunning with many skyscrapers in good shape. An evening cruise provides even better view when all the buildings lit up.

Shanghai Museum is one of the most incredible museum in China housing more than 120, 000 pieces of collections. Many of them are China's most precious artifacts such as jade, furniture, costumes, pottery, calligraphy and currency. Located near the People's Square in the center of Shanghai, it is easy to visit together with other attractions in the area. Apart from that, its profound artifacts and interesting displays make it an ideal place for family with kids.

Xintiandi in Shanghai is now a shopping, eating and entertainment district restored from former Shikumen alley. The whole street retains the characteristics of Shikumen houses - the antique walls and tiles. Inside the houses are international galleries, fashionable bars and cafes, boutiques and restaurants. Its active nightlife attracts more and more locals and visitors.


D3 SHANGHAI TO HUANGSHAN (BULLET TRAIN)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay back and enjoy your first four- hour bullet train journey in China – non-smoking, comfortable seat, clean coach environment.
  • Emerge yourself into the picturesque ancient village and its history, culture and architectures.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Shanghai to Huangshan, Train No. G1509 Dep 08:42 - Arr 13:13

Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Train station Transfer (Huangshan), Hongcun Village, Xidi Village

Accommodation: Xinan Country Villa Hotel 4* (Standard Room of Building A) - No.3,Huashan Road,Tunxi District, Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

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Hongcun Village of Yixian County is an ancient town standing in the mountain area. It was built some 900 years ago in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Enjoyed a reputation as one of China's top 10 charming villages, Hongcun has a very beautiful and peaceful view consisting of aged houses, stone bridges, water lily ponds and hills as backdrops. It is a place for visitors, as well as artists and directors.

Xidi is one of the ancient villages of Yi County in Huangshan area. Similar with Hongcun Village, it has a history over 900 years and listed as world cultural heritage sites by UNESCO in 2000. The village retains much of the appearance of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Two main streets and 99 lanes are paved with cobbles or black stones, lined with well-preserved aged houses. Rivers winding through the village and hills at the backdrop make Xidi very picturesque.


D4 SHANGHAI TO HUANGSHAN (BULLET TRAIN)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sea of clouds above Yellow Mountain is one of the most amazing natural scenery and can appear in different shapes and forms throughout the year.
  • Sunrise and Sunset – it is considered as mandatory part of visiting Yellow Mountain. Hotel provides exact timing to watch sunrise and sunset every day. For photographer lovers, guide will help to find iconic spot to catch up magnificent moments.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Private Van

Activities: After breakfast, drive to the Yellow Mountain scenic area. Take cable car up to the mountain and enjoy a short walk to the hotel. Rest of the day will be leisure for you to discover the peaks nearby.

Accommodation: Beihai Hotel 4* (Standard Room) - BeiHai Scenic Area, Huangshan Scenic Area,HuangShan

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

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Yellow Mountain (Mount Huang) is regarded as one of the most famous mountains in China. This scenic area, located in south Anhui Province, is well known for its breathtaking scenery consisting of pine trees, rocks, sea of clouds and hot springs. It has been an inspiration for traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. If you are only coming to China for a life time, it should be put on your planning list.


D5 HUANGSHAN TO HANGZHOU (VIA BUS)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sea of clouds above Yellow Mountain is one of the most amazing natural scenery and can appear in different shapes and forms throughout the year.
  • Sunrise – Hotel provides exact timing to watch sunrise every day. For photographer lovers, guide will help to find iconic spot to catch up magnificent moments.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Express Bus

Activities: For photographer lovers, get up early around 5:00am to catch the Huangshan Mountain's magnificent sunrise. This is an incredible experience, photographing the sun coming up over the clouds. After sunrises, back to hotel for breakfast and check out. Take cable car down the mountain, and transfer to bus station to board bus to Hangzhou. On arrival, guide will greet you and transfer back to hotel and check in.

Accommodation: SSAW Hotel 4* (Standard Room) - No.221 Jiefang Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

D6 HANGZHOU TO SUZHOU (BULLET TRAIN)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a boat trip on West Lake and enjoy its unique landscape in a very leisure way.
  • Marvel at the centuries-old stone carvings and pagodas at Lingyin Temple which is one of the main Buddhist Temples in China.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Hangzhou to Suzhou, Train No. G44 Dep 16:15 - Arr 17:47

Activities: A day visit of Lingyin Temple, The West Lake(including the Island on the lake), Hotel to Train station Transfer (Hangzhou), Train station Transfer (Suzhou)

Accomodation: Garden Hotel 4* (Standard Room) - No.477 Liuyuan Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

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Lingyin Temple is one of the main Buddhist temples in China with numerous centuries-old stone carvings and pagodas. It is located in the north-west of Hangzhou covering a huge area. It offer chances to eat in the temple and experience what the monks eat.

West Lake in Hangzhou is a freshwater lake with towering misty mountains in three sides. In the 5.6 square kilometers lake area, there are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens and bridges. It has been an inspiring place from ancient times for Chinese poems, painters and garden designers. A love story that has passed on for many generations in China make it more famous. In 2011, it was listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


D7 SUZHOU TO SHANGHAI WHEN TOUR ENDS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the traditional Chinese garden for its far-reaching conception, sophisticated construction, elegant and artistic design and rich culture.
  • Cruise on the Grand Canal to view Suzhou from different angle.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Transport: Private Transfer to Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao Airport when tour ends

Activities: : Humble Administrators Garden, Tiger Hill, The Grand Canal (Cruising by Motor Boat), Airport Transfer

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ATTRACTIONS:

Tiger Hill has been a tourist spot in Suzhou for hundreds of years. It is a nice park comprising of aged pagoda, temple, canal, gardens, ancient buildings, bonsai collection and ponds. There are also outdoor traditional performances of dance, music and opera. Prepare for a lot of walking and a hike up the hill.

The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest one in Suzhou covering an area over 5 hectares. It is considered to be the finest and most impressive garden in all of southern China. It contains zigzagging bridges, numerous pavilions, connected ponds and islands, bamboo groves, plenty of bonsai, a teahouse and a museum which had good information on garden construction and comparison between Chinese, Asian & Western gardens.

The Grand Canal of China is the world's longest canal or artificial river, starting at Beijing in the north to the city of Hangzhou in southeast of China over a total length of 1,794 km. The oldest parts of the canal have a history more than 1400 years and only parts of the river are navigable. Taking a cruise over the section in Suzhou - Venice of the East, can get a glimpse of how life used to be for the local Chinese and enjoy picturesque view set back with many ancient houses and buildings on both sides.


PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Transport between hotel and attractions in the itinerary.
  • Well-selected four star hotels in the city center.
  • Lunches at well selected local restaurant listed in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Hotels (supposed to be in the fourth ring road).
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person for them).
  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer if needed.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Shanghai Airport transfer includes driver and van only. Driver’s information will be sent to you in advance when tour confirmed.  
  • Physical rating of the trip: the trip involves light walking and hiking in city tours that is suitable for most fitness levels. Yellow Mountain trip on day 4 and 5 requires more walking up and down the stairs.
  • Visa application that should be done on your own by submitting to Chinese embassy in your country. ETripChina can provide you free invitation form after your payment.
  • Pack list for the trip varies from seasons. Shanghai and the neighboring cities are all in the east of China and suitable for travel all year around. Travel advisor will give you more suggestions in email contact.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

ACCOMMODATION

Price listed includes hotel accommodation of well-selected 4 star hotels in city center. They all enjoy one of the best-rated location in the city and good reputation among previous customers.

  • Shanghai: The Bund Hotel (standard room) – It is only few minutes away from Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, East Nanjing Road metro station, Yu Garden and the Bund. The four star rating hotel itself offers good amenities for enjoyment.
  • Huangshan City: Xinan Country Villa Hotel (4 star) is one of the best four star hotels in Tunxi where Huangshan city locates.
  • On Yellow Mountain: Beihai Hotel 4* (Standard Room) – it is the nearest one to the Yungu Cable Car Station within 30 minute walk via the stone-paved steps. It is easy to reach the iconic peaks for sunrise and sunrise.
  • Hangzhou City: SSAW Hotel 4* (Standard Room) – very valuable hotel in downtown Hangzhou near to the shopping malls and restaurants surrounding bustling Wulin Square, and just 1.5 km away to the West Lake.
  • Suzhou City: Garden Hotel 4* (Standard Room) once was a private garden and began to serve national leaders coming to Suzhou since 1952. New decoration and construction was made in 2005.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

Customer Reviews

Priscilla Mar. 10, 2017

Last November, Tina tailored 7 days trip for us to Shanghai, Suzhou, Huangshan and end in Hangzhou. It was a great trip and we both enjoy a lot. All guides were very nice people and looked after us very well and knowledge of English was very well.

Questions&Answers

asked by Indu Nov. 01, 2016I want to add in one or two days hike on Yellow Mountain. How dou you recommend to handle or to transport the luggage we need for the 2 or 3 days on the mountains. I hope that it will be not necessary to transport the complete luggage with us during the different hikes. What are your recommendations regarding this issue??
answer by Nina, Nov. 04, 2016

For the large pieces that you will not use them on the mountain, we will keep it for you at the hotel in Tunxi city that you stay for the first night. Then you take along the necessities onto the mountain.

asked by Hans , May. 15, 2017Do you provide free transfer if we book hotel on our own
answer by Tina, Mar. 17, 2017

It is fine to book hotel on your own and we will exclude the cost from total price. All transfer from and to hotel is included in the price.

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