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China Southern Ancient Towns Tour

9-Day, Shanghai, Suzhou, Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang, Private Tour (CT-GT-02)

China Southern Ancient Towns Tour
China Southern Ancient Towns Tour
Humble Administrator's Garden
The eaves of Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
Tongli Water Town
1.5 hours from Shanghai, Tongli Water Town can be a great escape.
The Bund
The Bund lights up Shanghai's night.
Shanghai History Museum
Wax work at Shanghai History Museum
Phoenix Town
Granny sitting at the street corner of Phoenix Ancient Town, Hunan Province


Peggie Lv,

Tour Manager

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, your Shanghai tour guide will pick you up and take you to hotel for check-in.


- Smart Tips:

  • The drive from the airport to your hotel takes about 1 - 2 hours depending on the traffic.
  • This tour doesn't include international flights. However, we would be happy to help you book the flight. Please contact us for details.

    Meals: None


    Day 2


    The Bund
    The Bund

    Destinations & activities: The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, the Former French Concession, Tianzifang and Xintiandi

    Today you will see Shanghai in different faces: firstly, a city full of colonial tinge as you walk along The Bund. Later, a thriving big city as you get a bird's view at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum. Have lunch in a gracefully-set restaurant.

    Shanghai can also be as elegant as a Suzhou-style garden, this afternoon, you will visit Yuyuan Garden. Later, walk on the Former French Concession and get to the shopping paradise at Tianzifang and Xintiandi. Today you will also stop by a silk store.



    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant


    Day 3

    Shanghai to Suzhou(By High Speed Train No.G116)

    Humble Administrator's Garden
    Water lily in Humble Administrator's Garden

    Destinations & activities: Transfer, Linger Garden, Humble Administrators Garden, rickshaw ride in the city, Panmen Gate and Suzhou Embrodidery Institution

    Suzhou is a dream-like destination, preserving ancient gracefulness in a time-less way: Suzhou-style garden. This morning, you will take a high speed train to Suzhou.

    A rickshaw will weave your way through the beautiful city of Suzhou, along the way you will see narrow alleys and bustling local markets. Later, get into the famous masterpiece of Suzhou-style gardens: Humble Administrators Garden. Have lunch in a traditional Chinese restaurant.

    Linger Garden will give you a good reason to linger about. Later, visit the old canel system at Panmen Gate. Stop by an embrodidery institution to finish up today.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Shuixianglou Restaurant


    Day 4

    Suzhou to Tongli and Back

    Tongli Water Town
    Tongli Water Town

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

    Today, we will drive 40 minutes to the beautiful Tongli Ancient Town, which is more like a docile and lovely lady.

    Visit stop is the Pearl Tower. Later, take short break at Jiayin Hall.Visit the classic Suzhou-style garden in Tongli: Tuisi Garden and take a boat trip along the canel. At the end of today, you will be back to Suzhou.


    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Tongli Nanyuan Tea House


    Day 5

    Suzhou to Shanghai, Shanghai to Zhangjiajie (Flight No.FM 9343)

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer and hotel - airport transfer

    This morning, you will enjoy some free time in Suzhou.

    In the afternoon, your Suzhou tour guide will take you to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for the onward flight to Zhangjiajie, a scenic destination in Hunan Province.



    Meals: Breakfast


    Day 6


    Aamzing views at Zhangjiajie

    Destinations & activities: Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Yellow Stone Village

    At the northwestern corner of Hunan Province, you can find a real paradise created by countless limestones, rolling forest and dream-like clouds. That is Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Also, you will take a cable car to visit the Yellow Stone Village.

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 7


    The sea of cloud at Zhangjiajie

    Destinations & activities: Tianzi Mountain and Bailong sightseeing elevator

    Can you believe it? We haven't covered even half of the whole Zhangjiajie by now! Today you will take a cable car ride at Tianzi Mountain. Later, get on the 326-m-high sightseeing elevator to get a bird's view.

    Return to your hotel and relax.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Both the cable car and elevator go at a slow pace, enabling you to see more in a safer ride.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 8

    Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang

    Fenghuang Ancient Town
    People playing Chinese chess at Fenghuang Ancient Town

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer and Fenghuang Ancient Town

    Until the famous writer Shen Congwen's great work "Border Town", Fenghuang Ancient Town, or Phoenix Town, used to live a self-sufficient, self-contained and peaceful humble town. Tourism poured in and things change yet the hard spirit is still much alive. Today you will visit this ancient town and stay overnight here.



    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Longyuan Restaurant

    Day 9

    Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer

    Today you will be taken to Zhangjiajie City for departure flight.

    Thanks for traveling with China Travel. Hope to see you again soon!



    Meals: Breakfast

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    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.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
    • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
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    Tour Highlights

    • An afforable trip within 9 days to see China's south
    • Key sites with professional guides
    • Trouble-free arrangement at Tongli Water Town and Zhangjiajie
    • Local life experience and yummy food

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