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18 Days Shanghai-Hangzhou-Suzhou-Yixing-

Jingdezhen-Xian-Beijing

Tour Code:SH-CQ-01
Duration:
18days
Group Size: 2-15 people
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route: Shanghai–Hangzhou-Suzhou–Yixing–Jingdezhen–Xian-Beijing
Tour highlights:
Chinese ceramic plays a predominant role in the country`s culture and it is one of the most widely known contributions of China to the world. Our China Ceramic Tours provide you a chance to visit the main production towns of fine China ceramic, for example, Jing De Zhen of Jiangxi Province and Yao County of Shaanxi Province. You could have a closer look to the magnificent art. The making procedures and the background story of the art will also be explained to you. China Ceramic Tours are something you cannot afford to miss if you are a fan of Chinese art, history or culture.Day and day itinerar

Day and day itinerary

Day01:Flight to Shanghai.(D)
Place & Transport: Shanghai & Flight
Today's Activities:Airport to Hotel transfer(Shanghai), then the rest of day's excursion covers Shanghai Museum, Renmin Square, Yuyuan Garden and local market. Later on, you will experience the history of Shanghai development in Duolun Culture Street, where you will not only experience the modern atmosphere of Shanghai but also see the process of Shanghai development. After visit French Concession Region, a tasty dinner in a noted restaurant will be followed by the exciting Chinese Acrobatic Show.

Day02:visit Zhujiajiao Water Town.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Shanghai & Full auto
Today's Activities:CT guide will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning. Drive to visit Zhujiajiao Water Town. Overlook the World Expo Garden on the way back downtown, by passing the Lupu Bridge. Then proceed to visit the Oriental Pearl Tower with the City History Museum, The Bund, Nanjing Road Walking Street and Xintiandi, where composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Afterwards, transfer you to the hotel.

Day03:Visit Porcelian.(B+L+D)
Place & Transport: Shanghai & Full auto 
Today's Activities:Visit Jingdezhen Porcelian Artware Store with most arrware form China's capital of ceramics, Shanghai Antique & Curio Store ,Chuanxin Stop to apperivate more antiques and masterpieces of Procelain.

Day04:Shanghai-Hangzhou. (B+L)
Place & Transport:
Hangzhou & Express train
Today's Activities:Take express train to Hangzhou and be estorted to hotel. Visit Guan Klin Museum, which used to be exclusive kiln to for Royal families's use. Hangzhou had been holding such an honer for centuries, famous for" Qing Ci"--light-green-and-white porcelain wares, especially vases, with
rare valuable items left in the world nowadays.

Day05:Hangzhou-Suzhou.(B+L+D)
Place & Transport:
Suzhou & Express train
Today's Activities:Today, pay a visit to West Lake, which has been attracting tourists for thousandes of year with its charming views. You will have a better understanding about China's traditional aesthetics,--favor, Style, artware and paintings. Followed by the visit to the famous Buddhism site of Linyin Temole. Proceed to Suzhou by taking express train, our guide will pick you up from the railway station and check in the hotel.

Day06:Sightseeing in Suzhou.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Suzhou & Full auto  
Today's Activities:Today we will visit the noted scenic spot of North Temple of Pagoda, followed by the visit to Suzhou Silk Museum, where you will get the chance to learn the history of silk producing in China. Proceed to visit the famous garden which belongs to one of four classical private gardens listed in United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization's World Culture Heritages, Garden of Master of Fishing Nets. Then, visit Suzhou Jade Carving Factory. Cruise Grand Canal---Passage once linking Beijing the capital and many other prosperous cities ling the east coast.

Day07:Suzhou-Yixing.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Yixing & Full auto
Today's Activities:Morning visit to Antique Store on Renmin Road and Arts and Crafts Shop on Jingde Road, where Suzhou's local products such as silk embroidery, redwood carving, decorating fans, little umbrellas, kites, jade ware, calligraphy and paintings are on display. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to YIxing and check in the local best hotel.

Day08:Sightseeing in Yixing.(B+L)
Place & Transport:
Yixing & Full auto
Today's Activities:In this noted" capitcal of Terra-cotta", you will see most teapots and other pieces, big and small, some with painting and calligraphy, but all exquisite in workmanship, in the world. Visit purple sand pottery factory--No. 1, 2 and two most famous masters in this nice little city,XU Xiutang and Xu Hantang, who are praised highly in Japan and China. ALso, visit Red pottery Arts Factory Bo. 5 and its Directors,  Chau Kuang Jen or Gu Hang Chan, Pottery Masters as well.

Day09: Yixing-Shanghai-Jingdezhen.(B+L)
Place & Transport:
Jingdezhen & Express train
Today's Activities:Visit Pottery Museum, ceramic Reserach Institute in the morning. Transfer to Shanghai, we will connect overnight train to Jingdezhen--World famous capital of ceramics.

Day10:Sightseeing in Jingdezhen.(B+L)
Place & Transport:
Jingdezhen & Full auto
Today's Activities:Train arrives in Jingdezhen in the morning. Visit Imperial Procelain Kiln Site at Zhushanlu, which has been excavated by Professor Liu Xiuyuan of the Jingdezhen Institute of Ceramic Archeology; Ceramic Art Museum, Ancient Procelain Factoru, Check in local best hotel.

Day11:Sightseeing in Jingdezhen.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Jingdezhen & Full auto 
Today's Activities:Today's excursion covers Jingdezhen International Ceramic Air and Design Center, historically famous Hutuan Kiln Site remains, Provincial Ceramic Research Institute, SanbaopenWater Driven Stamp Mill, also Gaoling Mountain Original Kaolin Mine near the village of gaoling. Nowadays, you are in the heart of China's procelain making Center, and also the heart of China's procelain making history.

Day12: Jingdezhen-Nanchang-Xian.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Xi'an & Flight
Today's Activities:Drive to Nanchang and then fly to Xian. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Day13:Sightseeing in Xi'an.(B+L+D)
Place & Transport:Xi'an & Full auto
Today's Activities:The whole day excursion includes one of the world's eight wonders, amazing Terra Cotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Dinner will be served with the Dumpling banquet while appreciating the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance show.

Day14: Xi'an-Yao County-Xi'an.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Yao County & Full auto
Today's Activities:Drive to Yao county, which locates to the north of Xian. Visit the oriental pottery old town, Chenlu Town, and Yaozhou Kiln Museum. Transfer back to Xian.

Day15:Xian-Beijing.(B+L)
Place & Transport:
Beijing & Flight
Today's Activities:Visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum, the City Wall, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Street.  After having an a la carte lunch, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Beijing.

Day16:Sightseeing in Beijing.(B+L+D)
Place & Transport:Beijing & Full auto
Today's Activities:BeijingToday's excursion begins with the largest and grandest square in the world-Tiananmen Square, you could also have some free time there, and take some photos. And then, visit the magnificent Forbidden City by walking through the square; you could be astonished by the unique and best preserved architecture. After lunch, visit Temple of Heaven where ancient emperors worshipped and prayed for harvest. In the evening, the world famous Beijing Duck is served as a welcome dinner, a fascinating Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre is followed by.

Day17:Sightseeing in Beijing.(B+L)
Place & Transport:
Beijing & Full auto
Today's Activities:Our local guide will accompany with you to Mutianyu Great Wall (including cable car up and toboggan down). It has been listed as Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, and attracted more and more people all over the world. A delicate lunch with Sichuan Cuisine will be served at the local best restaurant afterwards. After lunch, drive you to pay a visit to Ming Tombs by walking along the auspicious Sacred Way.

Day18:Sightseeing and see you off at airport.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Beijing & Fight
Today's Activities:Our local guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to Summer Palace, the imperial palace and garden of Qing Dynasty. It was built in 1750, holds an area of 290 hectares, and consists of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. After a la carte lunch, you will have a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium, nicknamed Bird's Nest and the National Swimming Centre, also known as the Water Cube. Take you to the airport to see off. (B+L) .finish your wonderful journey with a happy ending.

Tour Inclusions:
1. Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified.
2. Meals: as specified above.
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide.
4. Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified.
5. Transfers: domestic flights & land transfer with drivers as specified.
6. Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour.
7. Government taxes & fees.

Tour Exclusions:
1. International transportation: including flights to/from China.
2. China visa fees.
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.

How to book this tour?
Please email us and let us know the information below:

1. Your arrival date and flight number.
2. The name you used to book your hotel.
3. The date that you would like to take this tour.
4. The number of persons in your group that take this tour.

Custom Tailoring: Design your own tour with our help to meet your unique interests, You don't have to compromise, do exactly what you want to do! Let us assist you to tailor-make your own China Experience. Tell us what you need now!

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.

1. You can book online or by email, tell us which hotel to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email.
2. When you arrive in Xi'an, our tour guide will hold a sign with your name on it waiting at the exit of railway station there. Don't worry, just find the SIGN.

3.Just fill out the online reservation form, or send your travel request to  inquire@chinauniquetour.com  then our tour advisors will contact you with your detail tour information.A phone number and email address where we can easily reach you