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Straddling the Huangpu River in the Tangtse delta, Shanghai is China's busiest port and most important industrial and commercial center. With a population of 12 million, Shanghai is China's second largest city with a population density of around 50,000 per square km. A vibrant modern cosmopolitan, Shanghai is best known for shopping and night life and is considered China's most liveable city by foreigners.
10 Days Private tour of Shanghai, Huangshan, Tunxi, Hongcun, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Tongli
Day 1: Arrive Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, China's largest city and vibrant commercial heart. The local guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest day is free for jet-leg.
Day 2: Shanghai B,L,D (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
You will visit morning exercise (Taiji) of local people at Bund. Today’s city tour starts with Yuyuan Garden, formerly a private garden with rookies, pavilions, halls and ponds. And then walk around the Chenghuangmiao Area (old town), the most-lively place in Shanghai. In the afternoon, you will visit world-class Shanghai Museum with its many fine exhibits (especially of note is the Chinese Minority exhibit) and Children’s palace. Enjoy Portman Acrobatic show after dinner.
Day 3: Shanghai/Huangshan B,L
Today you go to Pudong Area to see the socio-economic changes that are occurring in China and have a bird-eye view of Shanghai on the oriental Pearl TV tower . The remainder of the day is left open to meander through the bustling Nanjing Road for some shopping. Take evening flight to Huangshan. Meet and transfer to hotel in Tunxi old town.
Day 4: Tunxi/Hongcun/Huangshan B,L
Drive to Hongcun Village, which offers a dazzling landscape of rice fields and Classical Ming and Qing architecture, each piece of intricate wood carving or exquisite piece of furniture here is a true sample of a living antique. After lunch, continue drive to Huangshan. Take Yungu Cable car up the mountain. Visit the Cloud Despelling Pavilion, the Flying Over Rock and Bright Summit. Overnight on the mountain.
Day 5: Huangshan/Tunxi B,L
Enjoy the Sunrise, then continue to visit the Lion Peak- the Monkey Gazing at the Sea, the Refresh Terrace – Dreaming Pen in the Flower- The Black Tiger Pine Tree and The Beginging to Believe Peak, then Yungu Cable car down to the foot of Mountain.
Day 6: Tunxi/Hangzhou B,L
This morning you will visit Tunxi Old Street, the best-preserved commercial street built 500 years ago with gray tiles and white walls. Shops and stores stand row upon row. All kinds of mountainous treasures, curios and craftwook are available inside the stores. Then drive to Hangzhou by car. Visit Hu’s family Hall and Tangyue memorial archways on the way.
Day 7: Hangzhou B,L,D
Today you will visit Lingyin Temple and take a cruise on the beautiful West Lake. And then go to Huagang Park to see the Red Carp. After lunch you will be transferred to a Tea Plantation, where you can taste the tea as well as acquaint yourself with the ancient refining process of tea. Then visit Liuhe Pagoda, the famous octagonal pagoda, the brick and wood-structure. Enjoy Hangzhou crusine dinner at local Restaurant.
Day 8: Hangzhou/Suzhou B,L
Take morning train to Suzhou. A Chinese proverb says, “In heaven there is paradise; on earth Suzhou” — it’s easy to see why when we visit here. After arrival, head out for a walk through the Humble Administrator Garden, which has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage site, and Tiger Hill, known as the No.1 Scenic spot of Suzhou.
Day 9: Suzhou/Tongli/Shanghai B,L
Today we visit a Silk Reeling Factory and Institute of Embroidery in the morning. After lunch, continue by car to Tongli, an age-old but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years, known for its picturesque ancient bridges. Then back to Shanghai. Our guide will take you to Xin Tian Di, which is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled buildings. You may find a cafe or western-styled restaurant to have your own dinner.
Day 10: Leave Shanghai B
Departure transfer to airport. Fly for home or next destination.