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Summary : Here comes a comfortable choice of mountain, village and river to all the principle highlights of China. Firstly, ravel from the super modern city of Shanghai and its nearby city Suzhou to enjoy the beauty of classic gardens. Then you will be filled up with energy by the overwhelming sightseeing on Mt. Huangshan. Travel down to Hangzhou to discover the unique tale happened near West Lake and visit holly Ling Yin Temple. Spend your left trip in Guilin to have a paradise-like life. Hong Kong is the best place for you to relax as a happy ending.

Day 1

Arrival Shanghai 
Arrive in Shanghai, your gateway city of China tour, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 
Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 

Day 2

Shanghai
Depart from hotel in the morning, you will then have a whole-day trip of Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental TV Tower, Nanjing Road and the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower Today you’ll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple ,Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.
 
Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of ’garden in the garden, whole in the part.
 
Completed in 1995 to a highly innovative design, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower includes 15 spheres of different sizes at different levels creating an artistic conception of "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate" in ancient Chinese poem. It has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favourite sight for tourists in Shanghai. Viewed from the Bund at night, the tower’s three-dimensional lighting creates an enchanting, brilliantly coloured display. At 468 meters, it is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World. Two of the six tower elevators can reach the highest sphere in 40 seconds; here the visitor will discover shops, a rotating restaurant and a sightseeing floor. The view of Shanghai from here is breath-taking. 
 
Nanjing Road which is a good shopping area, starts at the Bund and runs westward, with People’s Square in the middle. Renown for its bustling and modernization, Nanjing Road earns its reputation as the ’First Commercial Road in China’, which is the good shopping heaven for your trip as the same as the Fifth Avenue in New York and Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Some of the traditional food and handicrafts of Shanghai can be found here. 
 
The Bund is the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city’s most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.
 
Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
 

Day 3

Shanghai      Suhou
After breakfast in hotel, travel to Suzhou by coach. Upon arrival, visit Humble Administrator’s Garden, the best representative of Chinese classical gardens in the Ming Dynasty and Tiger Hill before dinner. Night tour of Wangshi Garden is highly recommended today as your optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 
Tiger HillFounded in 514 BC, Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin. And Suzhou remains one of the most beautiful cities in China with its blue web of interlocking canals and classical gardens that inspired the Chinese to name it "paradise on earth" and Marco Polo to call the city the "Venice of the East" during his visit.  
 
As one of four famous classic gardens in China, Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuozheng yuan) is the best representation of Chinese classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty. Its design is duplicated in many gardens throughout China, and there’s even a replica in the New York Metropolitan Museum. In total, the garden contains 48 different buildings with 101 tablets, 40 stelae, 21 precious old trees, and over 700 Suzhou-style penza. In 1997, Zhuozheng Yuan, along with other classical gardens of Suzhou was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Then drive 5km from the city downtown to the northwest of the old city to visit Tiger Hill, once an isolated island created by a volcanic eruption, is also known as the Surging Sea Hill. It is a large hillock, standing 36 meters high and covering an area of some 14,100 square meters. There are a number of historical sites, including some from 2,500 years ago, as old as the city. It is also the home to the 1000-year-old slanting pagoda which is the symbol of Suzhou.
 
Master of the Nets Garden (Wangshi yuan) is among the finest gardens in China. The garden, famous for its water landscape and pavilions, demonstrates Chinese garden designers’ adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces.
 

Day 4

Suzhou      Shanghai    Huangshan City
Drive back to Shanghai and visit Shanghai Museum in the afternoon. Be transferred to the airport for the night flight to Huangshan City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
 
Shanghai MuseumThe scope, depth and quality of its collections, and its striking architecture and use of the most modern technology makes the Shanghai Museum one of the most famous in China. Covering an area of 38,000 square meters, it is built in the shape of an ancient Chen bronze ding. A museum for ancient arts, it is divided into ten sections: ancient Chinese bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphy, coin and currency, paintings, Ming and Qing-dynasty furniture, and crafts of China’s national minorities. 
 
The flight from Shanghai to Huangshan City will take about one hour. The city is located at the south of Anhui Province and famous for the Mt. Huangshan and the scattered serene villages. Tomorrow we’ll find out more.
 

Day 5

Mt. Huangshan
Be transferred to the famous Mt. Huangshan scenic area and climb up by cable car to enjoy your exploration there. Lunch and dinner will be served at the restaurant on mountain. Stay overnight at the top of the mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Mt. Huangshan
 
Mt. HuangshanMt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is one of China’s ten best-known scenic spots. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Having all the features of mountain scenery, Mt. Huangshan is known as the No. 1 Mountain under the Heaven. Because of the mists and clouds, natural scenery in the area changes beyond prediction. Xu Xiake, a noted Chinese geologist and traveler in Ming Dynasty, praised Mt. Huangshan as the best of all mountains.
 
Because of the limited water and food resources, the price climbs high on mountain. Please be careful while sight-seeing and environmental-friendly to the beautiful scenery. Take a good rest for tomorrow’s soul-stunning sunrise.
 

Day 6

Huangshan City
Get up early in the morning, you may have chance to enjoy the fantastic sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Then down the mountain and take a visit to Hongcun Village with original residential style of Ming and Qing Dynasties at the south foot of Mt. Huangshan. Stay overnight at Huangshan City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
 
Hongcun is an ancient village with a history over 400 years. The original residential style and features of the Ming and Qing Dynasties were preserved perfectly there. Hongcun Village has a cattle-like plan, a stream passes by every door in the village like cattle’s gut, a semi-lunar pond looks like cattle’s stomach, and the four bridges over the stream from the cattle’s feet. With marbled ground, black tiles, fresh red lanterns, elaborate woodcarvings and amazingly comprehensive water system, Hongcun Village is known as ‘the folk imperial palaces’.
 

Day 7

Huangshan City    Hangzhou
In the morning, take about 3 hours driving, you will arrival Hangzhou. After arrival, take a trip in the city including the well-known West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda and Huqingyu’s Traditional Pharmacy. Optional Huaiyang Cuisine is available for your dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou
 
West LakeHangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, is located by the Qiantang River at the Southern end of the Grand Canal. As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is also well-known for its beautiful natural scenery, with the West Lake as the most well-known location. The Venetian Marco Polo supposedly visited Hangzhou in the late 13th century. His book refers to the city as "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world."
 
"Rippling waters shimmering on a sunny day,
Misty mountains shrouded by the rain;
Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi;
West Lake is always alluring."
 
These sentiments by the famous poet Su Dongpo, comparing West Lake with Xizi, the most renowned beauty of the Song Dynasty, leave one in no doubt of the splendor of the scenery that inspired them. Enclosed by the hills on three sides, the West Lake mirrors the surrounding landscape to form a panorama of great beauty. The lake was originally part of the Qitang River until its outlet became silted up. It is now 15km in circumference with an average depth of 1.8 meters.
 
The Lingyin Temple is regarded as one of the four temples by the side of the West Lake. The main hall, 33.6 meters high, is one of China’s tallest single-story buildings, further distinguished by double eaves. Within, a statue of Sakyamuni, carved out of 24 pieces of camphor wood and gilded with 104 ounces of gold, stands an impressive 19.6 meters high.
 
Standing by the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, the Pagoda of Six Harmonies (Liuhe Tower) has for hundreds of years been praised by poets and men of letters. The pagoda was constructed first in 970 during the Northern Song Dynasty to suppress the tidewaters. It is nearly 60 meters tall with 13 stories outside and seven inside. From here you can have a good view of the Qiantang River meandering far into the distance.
 
When you enjoy the beautiful sightseeing of Hangzhou, you also can try the well-known Huaiyang Cuisine. The charm of Hangzhou Cuisine has been recognized since the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). Hangzhou food is a representative of the southern style. Reminiscent of the romantic scenery around the city, Hangzhou dishes are delicate, tender and refreshing. All ingredients come from the fertile land of Hangzhou which known as a land of plenty. Apart from the popular Dongporou (sliced pork with half lean and half fat but without much oil, which is named after famous ancient poet Su Dongpo) and Xihu Cuyu (West Lake Fish in Vinegar), there are many other tasty dishes.
 

Day 8

Hangzhou    Guilin
In the morning, be transferred to the airport to board the domestic flight to Guilin, a small town with beautiful natural scenery. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport then accompany you for a visit to Reed Flute Cave, the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites and Elephant Trunk Hill then.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
 
Reed Flute CaveGuilin is world-famous for its serene landscape, Karst limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. It is home to more than ten ethnic groups, including Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Hui and Dong. On the way from the airport to your hotel, you will see dozens of pretty hills everywhere in the city of Guilin. It is a city of hills and green trees and boasts one of the most photographed areas of China.
 
Reed Flute Cave is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments, that grow near the cave entrance. The caves are a feast for the eyes. The natural beauty of a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers creating an infinite variety of extraordinary scenes, creatively illuminated, is bound to evoke gasps of admiration. It is fitting then, that Reed Flute Cave is commonly praised as Nature’s Grand Art Palace.
 
Return to the city center for the next tour attraction, pagoda-capped Elephant Trunk Hill, or Xiangbishan, the symbol of Guilin. Observed from a distance, you’ll see an elephant-like form standing majestically at the confluence of the Li and Yang Rivers, with its trunk arching into the clear waters, a fantasy elephant eternally quenching a gargantuan thirst; lifelike in shape and energetic in posture.  
 

Day 9

Guilin      Yangshuo
In the morning you will be driven to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, have a walk along the famous West Street. In the evening you can enjoy the optional night show of Impression of Liu Sanjie.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo
 
Li RiverIn the morning, be driven to Pier for your Li River Cruise. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin’s charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream.
 
You will end up your cruise in Yangshuo, is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You’ll feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs, perfect gifts for friends and relatives. West Streets charms increase when night comes; countless bars, cafés and bistros open till midnight with dynamic music and live bands to ensure you can have a really memorable night with your new-found friends.
 
Some guests may also hear about the night show- Impressions of Liu Sanjie performance. The site is only one mile from West Street in the world’s largest natural theatre which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, flanked by twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background, so you will enjoy a unique experience each time you attend. In the ’Impressions of Liu Sanjie’, you will be presented with stylized scenes and events from the daily life of the Zhuang people living around the Li River. From these pageants, you will gain a realistic sense of Sanjie’s birthplace and appreciate the beauty of the folk songs. If you are able to take photographs under low-light conditions, you are assured of some stunning images from this performance.
 

Day 10

Yangshuo    Guilin    Hong Kong
Today, enjoy your half day leisure visit to the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Besides you can choose to visit a local primary school named Fenglou, which is a part of TopChinaTravel’s Giving Back Trip. Then be transferred back to ariport to take your flight to Hong Kong in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 
Yangshuo Big Banyan TreeAs it is said, Yangshuo is the paradise in the south of China. Today you have a chance to find out the reasons. From Yangshuo, it is a short, pleasant drive to the aptly named Moon Hill, a great limestone peak with a naturally created moon-shaped cavern passing through just below its summit.
 
Then, go to The Big Banyan Tree Park, which is located on the west bank of Jinbao River approximately 7.5km south of Yangshuo. It is said to have a history of nearly 1,400 years and has survived centuries of wind and rain. The Big Banyan Tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the main trunk, and spans an area of 1000 square meters. As a major tourist attraction, the enormous Banyan is famous for its age and towering beauty. It is also noted because the Chinese film ’The legend of Liu Sanjie’ was partly shot here. The beautiful love story adds to the magic of this centuries-old tree.
 
Fenglou Primary School is located on the way between the Moon Hill and Big Banyan Tree. Join us to pay a visit to those lovely kids and bring them some educational gifts. Click to read more about Fenglou Primary School Program.
 
Hong Kong is a bustling and vibrant destination boasting a rich blend of Chinese and European traditions. Visitors to this "Pearl of the Orient" will experience breathtaking views from Victoria Peak, the uniqueness of Aberdeen’s Floating Community, and the offerings at Stanley Market. It would be hard to find a more exiting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center home to shopping like no place
 

Day 11

Hong Kong
Spend your happy hours in Hong Kong Disneyland.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 
Hong Kong DisneylandHong Kong Disneyland invites visitors into the legendary fairytale kingdom that celebrates the spirit of fantasy, the world of tomorrow and a forever-young sense of adventure. Come experience the Disney magic with a special Hong Kong touch. The magic begins the moment you set foot inside the inspiring gates, with all the spectacular attractions of Hong Kong Disneyland before you. For extended experience, you can stay at one of the themed hotels to enjoy Hong Kong Disneyland’s dining, shopping and entertainment. 
 

Day 12

Departure Hong Kong
Take a half day visit of the HK Island that including Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. Feel at leisure until we are transferred to the airport for flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Repulse BayVictoria Park is Hong Kong’s premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views. You will experience the dazzling panorama of Hong Kong Island, the Victoria Harbor, the Kowloon Peninsula and hills beyond. By night, you are thrilled to the neon-light skyline. What’s more, the Peak offers visitors a multitude of fantastic entertainment, dining and shopping options.
 
Aberdeen is also located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. It is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. The traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community that spreads up the nearby hillsides. To get a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, many visitors take a sampan ride. In the evenings, any others prefer to take in the view from the floating seafood restaurant anchored there.
 
The wide and wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls early morning or at sunset when all is at peace. As well as sun, sea and sand, there are plenty of diversions nearby. The former colonial style Repulse Bay Hotel and the ornate Life Guard Club built in traditional Chinese style are all there for you to explore.
 
Stanley Market in the southern side of Hong Kong Island is a place to find silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery, other souvenirs and a host of fantastic bargain. A trip to Stanley would not be complete without comprises a six-story shopping center. Right next to it is Murray House-former British army officers’ quarters, now houses the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and various dinning outlets.
 
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Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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2-5 persons 2764 3153 2981 3588 3199 4024
6-9 persons 2167 2556 2384 2991 2602 3427
10 persons & above 1820 2165 2045 2614 2257 3039
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2-5 persons 2847 3259 2967 3500 3312 4191
6-9 persons 2249 2662 2370 2903 2715 3594
10 persons & above 1898 2273 2030 2536 2355 3201
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2-5 persons 2991 3491 3201 3910 3588 4684
6-9 persons 2394 2894 2604 3312 2991 4087
10 persons & above 2051 2511 2273 2953 2638 3683
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1. Shanghai Limousine & Travel reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
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5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of Shanghai Limousine &Travel. SLT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Travel insurance.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
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