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8 days Shanghai-Suzhou-Tongli-Hangzhou-Shanghai

Tour Code:ZGF-04
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Shanghai is the biggest city in the biggest country on Earth. If you simply scan statistics, this is China's capital of commerce, industry, and finance. But numbers don't tell the whole story. As a tourist city, it attracts travelers from both home and abroad by its commercial activity rather than scenic beauty. The city is not only a museum of East meeting West on Chinese soil.
Suzhou's interlocking canals, which have led it to be called the "Venice of the East," its classic gardens, and its embroidery and silk factories are the chief surviving elements of a cultural capital that dominated China's artistic scene for long periods during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Despite modernization, Suzhou remains one of the most beautiful cities in China.

There are many civilian houses in Tongli. Though they are not built along the riverside as those in Zhouzhuang, they make people feel wider. The river ways here are wider and made of bluestone flags.
The widely expressed Chinese proverb, "In heaven there is paradise and on earth there are Hangzhou and Suzhou" combined with the words of Marco Polo who described this place as, "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world" have helped to make Hangzhou one of the biggest tourist attractions in the entire country.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
 
                                                            
 
Day by day itinerary

Day 01 Arriving Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai and be greeted by our tour guide who will escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure


Day 2 Shanghai (B+L)
Today's activities: Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Acrobatic Show
Take a tour to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha is treasured. Continue to the Yu Garden, which is a famous Chinese classic garden. And visit the Shanghai Museum with its collection of ancient Chinese ArtWork. Enjoy a spectacular Acrobatic Show for your entertainment after dinner.

Jade Buddha Temple Jade Buddha Temple was built to keep two precious jade Buddhist statues which are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks

Yu Yuan (and Old Town)Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden which was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan
Shanghai MuseumShanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Its style and presentation demonstrates ancient wisdom and philosophy.


Day 3 Shanghai to Suzhou (B+L)
Today's activities: Humble Administrator's Garden, Silk Reeling Factory, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden
In the morning transfer to take the train to Suzhou. on arrival, meet the guide and You will take a guided explore to the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is followed by a trip to Silk Reeling Factory. And visit the Tiger Hill, which can be traced back to the founding of Suzhou. Continued to visit the Lingering Garden and enjoy the exquisite garden art of China.
The Lingering GardenThe Lingering Garden was listed from the first as cultural relics of national importance in 1961. With an area of 23,310 sq.m.it is celebrated for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural form.Buildings make up one third of the total area of the garden,the hall of which being the most remarkable in Suzhou . The garden is separated into the middle ,eastern,northern and western parts. The ancestral temple and the house lie to the south of the garden.

Tiger Hill Lying to the west of the ancient city of Suzhou with a history of over 2,500 years, the Tiger Hill has the reputation of being No.1 Sight of the Wu region. "It would be a loss if you miss the Tiger Hill in your visit to Suzhou," said the Song poet Su Dongpo.

The Lingering Garden Covered corridors are the essence of the entire garden. With pavilions, terraces, grotesque rocks, clear streams and rare vegetations, the corridors are able to separate the garden into several courtyards with distinct styles. The scenery of gardens within a garden is really attractive and makes tourists linger in this renowned Jiangnan Garden


Day 4 Suzhou to Tongli to Suzhou (B+L)
Today's activities: Tongli
Take a full day visit to Tongli by private car.A famous well-preserved water town with a history of more than 1,000 years. Drive back to Suzhou by the private car .

Tongli Town Tongli, an age-old water town originally named Fuzhi, has captivating bridges and residential houses.

Day 5 Suzhou to Hangzhou (B+L)
Transfer to take train from Suzhou to Hangzhou in the afternoon. On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel in Hangzhou. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.


Day 6 Hangzhou (B+L)
Today's activities: West Lake, Leifeng Tower, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon of the West Lake
You will have a short cruise on the scenic West Lake. And explore The Leifeng Tower. And view the Fish at Flower Harbor and the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon of the West Lake.

West Lake TourAccording to an old Chinese saying, "There is heaven above; Suzhou and Hangzhou below." Centuries later, Marco Polo (1254-1324) called Hangzhou "the most enchanting city in the world." This is most evident in the West Lake area of Hangzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province , where hills embrace the lake on three sides, with the city proper in the east. Ancient Chinese people have praised the West Lake area as the land of "intoxicating beauty."

Lesser Yingzhou Isle (Three Pools Mirroring the Moon):
"Built" in the early 1600s, this is the largest island on the lake. When there is a full moon, candles inside the pagodas are lit, and in the candle light it appears as though you see the moonlight (if you are romantic enough to see it). Hence the name

Day 7 Hangzhou to Shanghai(B+L)
Today's activities: Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda
Take a day tour visit the Lingyin Temple –the biggest Buddhist Temple in the southern China. Continued enjoy in the the Six Harmonies Pagoda, a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Transfer to take the train to Shanghai. Meet the guide and tranfer to the hotel in Shanghai.

Lingyin Temple Lingyin Temple is nestled in a long, narrow valley between Fei Lai Feng (Peak flown from Afar) and North Peak to the northwest of the West Lake in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province. The temple is without doubt a premier showpiece in the West Lake area and is also notable as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples of China. In 1961, the temple was listed for protection as a key provincial historical and cultural site and is considered a leading center for research on Chinese Buddhist culture.

 Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda)   Six Harmonies Pagoda, highly erected by the Qiantang River and to the south of the West Lake, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It is first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), in a way to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River. The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north".

Leifeng Pagoda  Leifeng Pagoda is currently a five story tall tower which has eight sides and is located on Sunset Hill along the south route of the West Lake in Hangzhou which was originally constructed in the year AD 975. It has been a popular tourist attraction since being rebuilt in 2002.

Day 8 Shanghai (B)
Transfer to the airport of Beijing for your homeland. Alternatively, extend your stay..

Quotation:

Prices in USD (1:7)

Hotel / No.Pax

1pax

2-5pax

6-9pax

10-15pax

Single Suppl.

 3 star

 

775

480

410

200

 4 star

 

   930

 620

 560

360 

 5 star

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel options:

 Four Star Hotels:
Suzhou:Suzhou Hotel
Hangzhou:Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Haihua Hotel
Economy  Star Hotels:
Shanghai :Bailemen Hotel
Suzhou :Gusu Hotel
Hangzhou:Lily Hotel
 

This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.


The trip price does not include:

  1. Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
    Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
  2. International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
    Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees

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chinauniquetour  is a branch of CITS (China International Travel Service), one of China's largest and oldest travel agencies.Your satisfaction is our priority. All our guides, drivers and vehicles are carefully selected, certified for tourism and fully insured. Our tours have no unscheduled or mandatory shopping stops so you spend your time and money wisely.


 
 
      
 

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