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Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :Summer

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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

The thriving modern city of Shanghai is surrounded by beautiful ancient Chinese culture and the best scenery. Explore the classic beauty of Hangzhou and Suzhou as well as the magnificent Yellow Mountains.


  • Easy get-around in Suzhou and Hangzhou from Shanghai
  • Fly to Huangshan
  • Ancient village in Huangshan
  • Different tastes of local flavor meals

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel

The metropolis Shanghai welcomes you to China! As your international flight lands in the airport, our local tour guide will meet you up and take you to hotel for check-in. Free time at leisure afterwards. No meals included for today.

Good to Know:

  • For your own physical needs, we suggest you stay in and rest from the jetlag. However, if you feel like going out after check-in, we would suggest an easy walk-around on People's Square.
  • This tour doesn't include international flights, however, please contact us if you need help booking the flights.

Day 2 Shanghai
  • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shikumen, Shanghai Museum((Audio Guide included)), Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel

Once you are in Shanghai, the Bund is a cannot-miss site. Walk along the pavement and our local Shanghai tour guide will unfold the history of Shanghai. Later, we will go to Shanghai Museum which is the biggest and best museum in China. Stop by a silk store after lunch. Visit the famous Yuyuan Garden before we proceed to Shikumen, a typical neighborhood of old Shanghai.

Day 3 Suzhou
  • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shanghai to Suzhou, Tongli Water Town, Tongli Boat Ride
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Tongli Nanyuan Tea House
  • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou 4-star hotel  |  Gusu Hotel 3-star hotel

Destinations & activities: Land transfer, Tuisi Garden and boat trip in Tongli Water Town

Unlike other ancient towns you've seen in this tour, Tongli Ancient Town is more like a docile and lovely lady. This morning, we will drive down to Tongli.

Visit the classic Suzhou-style garden in Tongli: Tuisi Garden and take a boat trip along the canel.


Tongli Water Town

Day 4 Suzhou to Overnight Train by Train No. K8418 (Suzhou Railway Station - Huangshan Railway Station) Dep 21:28 - Arr 07:11
  • Activities: Humble Administrators Garden, The Grand Canal(Cruising by Hand-operated Boat), Suzhou Embrodidery Institution, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Suzhou)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Pine and Crane Restaurant
  • Hotels: No

As we arrive in Suzhou, one of the most beautiful Suzhou-style gardens will open up to you: Humble Administrator's Garden. The old garden dates back to the 16th century and now holds flower and bonsai exhibitions occasionally. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

Later, get to the Panmen Gate, which is not literally a gate but more of a a small fortress that was used to seal off the canel to control the boats entering the city.

Now at an embroidery institute in Suzhou, you can see artists hand-stitching beautiful art works.

At the evening, you will take an overnight train to Huangshan.

Day 5 Huangshan
  • Activities: Train station Transfer (Huangshan), The Yellow Mountains, Yungu Cable Car (up) and West Sea Grand Canyon, Huizhou Culture Museum
  • Meals: Lunch
  • Hotels: Xihai Hotel(in the mountains) 5-star hotel  |  Beihai Hotel Huangshan  4-star hotel  |  Beihai Hotel Huangshan  4-star hotel

Arrive in Huangshan in the morning. Today you will spend a whole day at Huangshan, aka Yellow Mountain.

Legend has it that Huangdi, the famous Emperor from ancient times, used to live at Huangshan as a supernatural being. Doubtlessly, today you will unfold the legend by yourself.

Flying over Rock

Day 6 Huangshan to Hangzhou by ExpressBus.
  • Activities: Sunrise and Yungu Cable car down, Hotel to bus station Transfer (Huangshan), Express bus station transfer (Hangzhou)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou 5-star hotel  |  Merchant Macro Hotel Hangzhou 4-star hotel  |  Enjoyor Hotel 3-star hotel

In the morning, you are suggested get view of sunrise of Guangmingding( it was regards the best place to see sunrise.). Ever wonder what the life is like if living in Huangshan? Have lunch and we will take a coach to Hangzhou.

Free night after check-in.

Sunrise of Yellow Mountain

Day 7 Hangzhou to Shanghai by Train No. G7518 (Hangzhou Dong (east) Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 16:38 - Arr 17:33
  • Activities: Lingyin Temple, The West Lake(including cruise and visit of the Island in the lake), Meijiawu Tea Plantation and Tea Shop, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Hangzhou), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Zhi Wei Guan Restaurant
  • Hotels: The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel

Known as Heaven on Earth, Hangzhou has its reputation well-earned. Today you will take a boat trip in West Lake and visit the island. Pay a visit to Meijiawu Tea Plantation and try some tea at the tea shop. Have lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit one of the most important Buddhist temples in China: Lingyin Temple.

After dinner on your own, you will take a high speed train to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

West Lake

Day 8 Shanghai Departure
  • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today you will fly back home. Our guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

from US $1,249 p/p

Price details

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.