East China-Beijing 13 Days

  • Destination: Shanghai→Hangzhou→Suzhou→Wuxi→Yangzhou→Nanjing→Beijing
  • Highlights: For a long history, east China has been the most prosperous area in China. Nowadays it is also well-developed. Besides economy, it is also famous for its cultural relics and natural beauty
  • Out Price: from : US $1328.00  Customize This Tour
  

Day1

Place & Transport Arrive in Shanghai
Today's Activities Meet your tour guide at Shanghai airport upon arrival and then proceed to check in your Shanghai hotel. Then you are free for the rest of the day.
Meals: None

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.  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. Today’s dinner will be reserved in Xiao Nan Guo Restaurant, famous and specialized in Shanghai Benbang Cuisine. After dinner, you will attend a stunning acrobatic show in Shanghai Circus. Get transferred back to your hotel after the show.
Attractions Huangpu River  Shanghai Museum 
Meals: (B+L+D)

Day3

Place & Transport Shanghai - Hangzhou
Today's Activities Tranfer to Hangzhou by train and check in the hotel. Then visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Lingyin Temple (Temple of Inspired Seclusion).
-Six Harmonies Pagoda: Located on the Yuelun Hill besides Qiantang River, Six Harmonies Pagoda was built by King of Wuyu to ward off Qiantang bore. As high as 59.89 meters, this grand pagoda has 7 sides and 8 stories. Looked down from the top, all Qiantang River beauty is bird viewed. Now near Six Harmonies Pagoda, a Garden of Chinese Ancient Pagodas with more than 100 pagodas and towers in various dynasties has been constructed to display Chinese pagoda culture integrated.
-Lingyin Temple, west of the famous West Lake in East China's Hangzhou city, stands at the foot of the Beigao Peak and faces the Feilai (Peak That Flew Here) Peak across a stream. With many old trees, groves of bamboo, and quiet and beautiful surroundings, the Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous temples south of the Yangtze River.
Attractions Six Harnonies Pagoda 
Meals: (B+L)

Day4

Place & Transport Hangzhou - Suzhou
Today's Activities Visit the West Lake, the Red Carp Pond and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum.
Transfer to Suzhou by train and check the hotel.

Meals: (B+L)

Day5

Place & Transport Suzhou - Wuxi
Today's Activities Visit the Tiger Hill, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Garden of the Master of the Nets.
Transfer to Wuxi by train and check the hotel.
-Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest of all classical gardens in Suzhou. It is centered upon the broad expanse of a lake, making up about one fifth of the total area. With well-spaced buildings, the garden landscape and water space are simple, extensive and natural, possessing the traditional appearances of the Ming Dynasty. It is divided into three parts; the eastern, middle and the western parts. The house lies in the south of the garden.
Attractions Humble Administrator's Garden 
Meals: (B+L)

Day6

Place & Transport Wuxi - Yangzhou
Today's Activities Have a Taihu Lake Cruise. Visit Turtle Head Isle Park and the Li Garden. Transfer to Yangzhou and check in the hotel.
- Turtle-Hills Isle Park: It is on the Huanhu Road of Mei Garden in Wuxi City.
- Li Garden: It is located in the Qingqi Village on the west bank of the Lihu Lake about 2.5 kilometers southwest of Wuxi City.
Attractions Liyuan Garden  Turtle-head Peninsula Park 
Meals: (B+L)

Day7

Place & Transport Yangzhou - Zhenjiang - Yangzhou
Today's Activities Transfer to Zhenjiang. Visit the Jinshan Temple and the Jiaoshan Hill. Drive back to Yangzhou.
-Jiao Hill is covered by greenery that makes it look like a “floating jade", hence its other name “Floating Jade Hill”. Many also dubs it “A Park on the River” or “A Reef in Raging Torrents”. Due to its splendid beauty, the hill has become a favorite place for celebrities, travelers and locals.
-The Jin Shan Temple(Gold Mountain Temple), the oldest and also the most famous sight has become a symbol of the Zhenjiang city.  The temple is visible from far away.It climbs up the sides of a hill along the flat flood plains of the Yangzi, and its pagoda dramatically crowns the crest of the hill.
Attractions Jin Shan Temple (Gold Mountain Temple)  Jiao Hill Scenic Region 
Meals: (B+L)

Day8

Place & Transport Yangzhou - Nanjing
Today's Activities Visit the Slender West Lake, the Ge Garden and the Han Tomb Museum.
Transfer to Nanjing by train and check in the hotel.
-Shouxihu, known as "Slender West Lake" is one of Yangzhou's largest and most striking sights. The lake's layout gave rise to its name -  it runs along both sides of a remarkably slender lake which snakes through the north part of the city.
-Geyuan garden is the most renowned garden in Yangzhou. It is famous for two things - its excellent collection of different types of bamboo and a garden design based on the four seasons of the year. 
Attractions Geyuan Garden  Shouxihu(Slender West Lake) 
Meals: (B+L)

Day9

Place & Transport Nanjing
Today's Activities Todays highlighhts:  the Linggu Temple, the Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Gateway to Ming Tomb and the Confucius Temple.
-Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's: Perhaps Nanjing's most famous landmark and a perennial favorite among tourists to Jiangsu, Zhongshan Ling is the grand tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (also known as Sun Zhongshan).  Dr. Sun was the first president of the Republic of China and one of the leading organizers of the struggle to create a modern republic in China. 
-The Ming Xiaoling Tomb in Nanjing is one of China's most important and impressive historical sites, and its art, architecture, and grand scale have been drawing visitors for centuries.
Attractions Ming Xiaoling  Dr. Sun Yasten's Mausoleum 
Meals: (B+L)

Day10

Place & Transport Nanjing - Beijing
Today's Activities Fly to Beijing and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Summer Palace.
-The Summer Palace: The Summer Palace landscape, dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water surface. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, garden and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural artifacts, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.
Attractions Summer Palace 
Meals: (B+L)

Day11

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities Todays highlights: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing Roasted Duck as dinner. Then enjoy a Peking Opera show in Liyuan Theater.
- The Tian'anmen Square: It is the largest city square in the world, representing symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many grand buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
- The Forbidden City Built from 1406-1420 during the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial Palace, popularly known as the Forbidden City, was the permanent residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). It covers over 720,000 square meters of floor space, with more than 8,700 rooms, surrounded by city wall as high as ten meters and a city moat as wide as 52 meters.
- Temple of Heaven: At the Temple of Heaven Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) worshiped Heaven and prayed for good harvests. A masterpiece of the Ming and Qing architectural art and a precious example of China's ancient architecture, the Temple of Heaven is the largest architectural group for worshipping Heaven in the world. In 1961, it was listed by the State Council as a key monument under state protection." In 1998, it was recognized by UNESCO as a human heritage of the world."
Attractions Forbidden City  Temple of Heaven  Tian'anmen Square 
Meals: (B+L+D)

Day12

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities Visit the Badaling Great Wall. Sichuan food as lunch at a local popular restaurant. Visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon.
-The Badaling Great Wall: The Great Wall at Badaling is the best representative section of the Great Wall. It is more than 7 meters high and 5 meters wide. It was the strategic point of Juyongguan Pass in ancient times. Many other fortresses and beacon towers were constructed at the strategic points. This section of the Great Wall has drawn great attention from the Chinese government since the foundation of P.R. China. It was designated a major historical site under state protection in 1961. The Great Wall was listed "a World Cultural Heritage" by the UNESCO in 1987. The Great Wall at Badaling is preserved as a historical monument and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
-The Ming Tombs: Located at the foot of the Tianshou Mountain in Changping District, Beijing, the Ming Mausoleums, occupying an area of 120 square kilometers, are well preserved and have the biggest number of emperors buried in the world.
Attractions Great Wall  Ming Tombs 
Meals: (B+L)

Day13

Place & Transport Departure from Beijing
Today's Activities See off.
Meals: (B)

B=breakfast;      L=lunch;      D=dinner;

Featured Hotels:

City Standard Class Deluxe Class
Shanghai
River Bund Hotelstar Ramada Hotel Shanghaistar
Hangzhou Lily Hotelstar Radisson Plaza Hotelstar
Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotelstar Sheraton Hotelstar
Wuxi Courtyard by Marriot Hotel
star
Sheraton Hotel
star
Yangzhou International Garden Hotelstar International Garden Hotelstar
Nanjing Ramada Plaza
star
Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotel&Suites
star
Beijing Holiday Inn Central Hotelstar Crowne Plazastar

We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your
travelling periods.

Quotation (The rate is calculated in US dollar for one person)

Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons over 10 Single Room Supplement
Tour Class
Standard TBA $1745.00 $1328.00 $1066.00 $480.00
Deluxe TBA $1988.00 $1570.00 $1345.00 $680.00

* Validity of the rate: 1st Feb 2012—1st Feb 2013.
* The rate may rise while in high reason and special events/holidays, depending on your departure date.
* The rate for some special holidays/events , such as the National Holiday(1st-7th Oct),
  Chinese Spring Festival and Shanghai F1, would be much higher than usual days.
  We suggest you not to travel during those periods. But it is surely OK if you would
  like to plan your tour at that time. We promise that we will do our best to offer you tours of high quality.

Price Inclusions
  • * Entrance Fees listed in the itinerary.
  • * 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, who 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 every day.
Price Exclusions
  • * International air/train/cruise tickets arriving/departing from China;
  • * China Entry Visa Fees
  • * Gratuities to the tour guides or the drivers;
  • * Excess Baggage Charges:
    Free baggage allowance is 20kg/ticket for economy class and carryon baggage should be kept with 5kg in weight and 20x40x 55cm in size;
  •  
  • * Personal Expenses: such as personal telecommunications, laundry, souvenir and so on;
  • * Any meal, sightseeing or service not specified in the itinerary;
  • * Single room supplement: For group of over 2 travelers, our rates are based on 2 people sharing one room. If someone requires a single room, he/she should pay single supplement as specified in the tariff table. If you require a single cabin on Yangtze Cruise, please contact your travel consultant to check for the right price and availability.
  • *China domestic air tickets: Mostly airfares fluctuate a lot. Please contact us to check the best airfare of your travel time;
 
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