Splendid Ancient China 14 Day Tour

  • Destination: Shanghai→Huangshan→Suzhou→Hangzhou→Xi'an→Beijing
  • Highlights: This tour is a good choice for first-time visitors to China. The 14-Day private tour includes famed tourist cities in China, such as historic Beijing and Xian, metropolitan Shanghai, World Natural & Cultural Heritage - Huangshan Mountain, featured oriental water town ZhouZhuang, classical gardens in Suzhou and Hangzhou renowned as Earthly Paradise.
  • Out Price: from : US $1180.00  Customize This Tour
  

Day1

Place & Transport Arrive in Shanghai
Today's Activities Your tour guide will hold a name sign and wait for you at Shanghai airport. And you will be transferred to hotel with his/her escort, and check in hotel for two nights. If you want, you can design your own itinerary to explore this city by getting tips or advice from the guide.
Meals: No Meal Included

Day2

Place & Transport Shanghai
Today's Activities Breakfast in hotel. The tour guide will pick you up in hotel this morning. With his escort starts your exploration of Shanghai. City God Temple is the first stop today. It used to be central shrine for Taoist worship, but now more as tourist spot with kinds of yummy snack food. Also this morning you’ve got the chance to visit Yu Garden, a classic garden of beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. Today’s lunch will be reserved in Xiao Nan Guo Restaurant, famous and specialized in Shanghai Benbang Cuisine. After lunch of local dishes, you will be guided to visit the largest museum in China – Shanghai Museum. Take a cruising on Huangpu River – the mother river to Shanghai locals. Appreciate Shanghai’s exotic aspect during cruising. Spend some leisure time in Xintiandi area, the trendiest upscale entertainment complex in Shanghai with coffee house, bars &celebrity-owned restaurants. This evening, you will attend a stunning acrobatic show in Shanghai Circus. Get transferred back to your hotel after the show.
Attractions Huangpu River  Shanghai Museum  Yuyuan Garden  Old City God's Temple (Laochenghuangmiao) 
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day3

Place & Transport Shanghai to Huangshan
Today's Activities Today, you'll have a free morning, and you can have a rest or continue to explore Shanghai in your own way.
Transfer to airport at certain time and board on your flight to Huangshan City (Estimated time of departure: 14:20pm).
Transfer to hotel upon arrival, and the local guide will assist you to check in.
Meals: Breakfast

Day4

Place & Transport Huangshan
Today's Activities The guide will wait for you at the lobby of hotel before agreed time. Transfer to the foot of Mountain Huangshan. As you begin to take the cable car to climb the mountain, you will find yourself among the magnificent scenery. Enjoy the view of the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Valley, the Lion Peak, the Flying-over Rock the Bright Summit, and etc.. Today you will visit Scenic Area of Beihai. Overnight staying in hotel on top of the mountain.
Attractions Mt. Huangshan 
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day5

Place & Transport Huangshan
Today's Activities In the morning, continue the sightseeing on the Mountain. It is said that every time you visit Mt. Huangshan, you will see different scenery. So the view of mountain changed with weather. If your physical condition allows, you can get up early to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise.
After having breakfast serving in hotel, you can continue to visit the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and the Xihai Grand Canyon in the morning.
Climb down the mountain with cable car after lunch. Transfer back to the Huangshan City and pay a visit to Tunxi Old street, along which all the small shops constructed in historic style and you can buy featured Huangshan Specialty of all kinds.
Transfer to the City of Suzhou by train. Overnight on train.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day6

Place & Transport Huangshan to Suzhou
Today's Activities Arrive in Suzhou in the early morning and try to understand another kind of culture of east of China today: Wu culture and classic gardens. Our guide will meet you at the Suzhou railway station and he/she will accompany you to tour in Suzhou.
First you will be escorted to climb the Tiger Hill, on way up, you will find a number of historical sites, some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. And then head to one of the four most famous Suzhou classic gardens - the Humble Administrator's Garden.
After seeing the most famous garden, we recommend you to the Garden of the Master of the Nets, which may be the smallest of residential gardens in size but enjoys the highest cultural feature and value reputations.
Suzhou is famed for its fabulous silk products. Today you also get the chance to visit Suzhou Silk Factory.
Attractions Tiger Hill  Humble Administrator's Garden 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day7

Place & Transport Zhouzhuang
Today's Activities Drive to Zhouzhuang water village which is situated only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. This No.1 famous water townships in China 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.
Transfer back to your hotel in Suzhou in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day8

Place & Transport Suzhou to Hangzhou
Today's Activities Experience the high-speed G-category train from Suzhou to Hangzhou this morning. Meet your Hangzhou guide upon your arrival at Hangzhou train station. With his escort, today you will visit Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat) , one of the top 10 Buddhist temples in China, with a history of thousand years. Stroll along Hefang Old Street in late afternoon, This is the most popular evening hang-out for both tourists and the Hangzhou locals lined with many century-old shops and various snacks from all around the country. Then transfer to check in your Hangzhou hotel for overnight.
Attractions Lingyin Temple 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day9

Place & Transport Hangzhou to Xian
Today's Activities Continue your Hangzhou sightseeing after breakfast in hotel. Take a cruise on picturesque West Lake, taste high-grade tea on Meijiawu Tea Plantation and view a poetic scene of "flowers touching the fish and the fish kissing the flowers" at Flower Harbor. After lunch you will be transferred to Hangzhou airport. Board your flight to ancient capital city Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait you at airport and transfer you to your Xian hotel.
Attractions Dragon Well  Lingyin Temple  Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day10

Place & Transport Xian
Today's Activities Your first destination today is the No.1 tourist attraction in Xian, also regarded as the the world eighth wonder, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. To avoid having the poor food at the site, you will take highway back to downtown to have lunch at a well-known Cantonese cuisine restaurant. In the afternoon, go to a holy place for Buddhists, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is rated as National Key Cultural Relic Preserve. You may heard that China has the world largest ancient military defensive systems-City Walls. And you are really lucky to see Xian City wall, because it is the most complete city wall to survive in China since Ming Dynasty. This evening you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Tang Dynasty Palace.
Attractions Terracotta Soldiers  Big Goose Pagoda  Xian City Wall 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day11

Place & Transport Xian to Beijing
Today's Activities In the morning, the guide will accompany you to visit the Provincial History Museum, which recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and culture. After haveing lunch at a famous local restaurant, you will be lead to Grand Mosque,one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China and the only mosque in the nation that is open to visitors.
Board your flight to Beijing, and hotel-transfer service upon arrival.
Attractions Shaanxi History Museum  Grand Mosque 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day12

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities An old Chinese saying goes, he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. And you will conquer it today. Your first destination today is the Great Wall - Badaling Section, which the best representative section of the Great Wall. Beijing was ever the capital city of Ming Dynasty. And nowadays, Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors were buried after death, became a famous attraction in Beijing for its large scale construction. Today, you have another important attraction to visit--Summer Palace.which is well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural artifacts and counted as the biggest Royal Garden in China.
Attractions Great Wall  Summer Palace  Ming Tombs 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day13

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities Today you will visit three World No.1 attractions: the world largest city square--Tiananmen Square;the No.1 permanent residence of the emperors among the world's Top 5 as well as the world's largest, most complete wooden structure of the ancient buildings--the Forbidden City; the world largest architectural complex for worshipping Heaven-- the Temple of Heaven.
Tasting Peking roast duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing. So you will be take to a famous restaurant serving Peking duck for dinner. And in the evening we will go to Liyuan Theatre to enjoy the Quintessence of Chinese culture --Peking Opera.
Attractions Forbidden City  Temple of Heaven 
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day14

Place & Transport Departure from Beijing
Today's Activities The tour guide will see you off at airport. This 14-day China tour ends today. And sincerely hope this tour will be impressive to you and help you know the essence of China better.
Meals: Breakfast
Featured Hotels
Standard Class
Shanghai Best Western New Century Hotel Shanghai
Huangshan Shilin Hotel
Suzhou Gloria Plaza Hotel
Hangzhou Wuyang Hotel
Xian Quest International Hotel
Beijing Sunworld Hotel
We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your travel time.
Price ( per person, in US dollars)
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-9 persons
Standard $2195 $1695 $1445 $1295 $1250 $1180
* The above rates are in U.S. dollars per person.
* Validity of the rates: 1st May —31st May 2011
* If there are more than 10 people in the group, please contact your travel consultant for better discounts;
Price Inclusions
*Entrance Fees listed in the itinerary.
*Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another similar restaurant. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We try to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts are supplied, however there may be only Chinese breakfast is prepared in some remote places.
*Private Transfers for the itinerary listed above.
*Guide:
A private English-speaking guide and a private driver will be provided in each city, which will remain with you throughout your time in that city.
*Hotels: (based on standard twin sharing)
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
*Service Charge & Government Taxes:
*Luggage Transfers:
Between airports and hotels.
*Arrangements:
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
*One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
* Train ticket from Huangshan to Suzhou (overnight train; soft sleeper; 4 people share one cabin);
* Train ticket from Suzhou to Hangzhou( high-speed train; soft seat);
Price Exclusions
* International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China;
* China Entry Visa Fees;
* Excess Baggage Charges;
* Personal Expenses;
* Meals: Any meals which are not listed in the tour itinerary;
* Tips to the driver and the tour guide.
* China domestic airfair or airport tax;
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