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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

If you want to visit Tongli Water Town, Zhangjiajie and Phoenix Ancient Town, but have no time to plan, this could be your best bet.

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

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

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.
  • DAY
    2
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), The Bund, Xintiandi, Tianzi Fang, French concession region, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Home's Restaurant
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    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.

    The Bund

    DAY
    3
    Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. G116 (Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station - Suzhoubei Railway Station) Dep 09:45 - Arr 10:08
    • Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Humble Administrators Garden, Rickshaw ride, Suzhou Embrodidery Institution
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Shuixianglou Restaurant
    • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou 4-star hotel  |  Garden Hotel 3-star hotel

    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.

    DAY
    4
    Suzhou
    • Activities: Tuisi Yuan, Tongli Water Town, Tongli Boat Ride, The Pearl Tower, Jiayin Hall
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou 4-star hotel  |  Garden Hotel 3-star hotel

    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.

    DAY
    5
    Shanghai to Zhangjiajie by Shanghai Airlines FM9343 (Shanghai pudong Airport T1 - Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport) Dep 16:05 - Arr 18:15
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Suzhou to Shanghai, Airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Da Cheng Shan Shui International Hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel

    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.

    DAY
    6
    Zhangjiajie
    • Activities: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Jinbian Brook, Huangshi Fort Cable Car
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Hei Zhu Gou Restaurant
    • Hotels: Da Cheng Shan Shui International Hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel

    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.

    Jinbian Stream

    DAY
    7
    Zhangjiajie
    • Activities: Mt.Tianzishan, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Da Cheng Shan Shui International Hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel  |  Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie 4-star hotel

    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.
  • DAY
    8
    Fenghuang
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang, Fenghuang Ancient City
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Longyuan Restaurant
    • Hotels: Phoenix Grand Hotel  |  Phoenix Grand Hotel

    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.

    DAY
    9
    Zhangjiajie Departure
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie, Airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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

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

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    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.

    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.
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    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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