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10 Days East China Splendid Landscape Collection Tour

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East China displays an enchanting arc of splendid landscape. Glittering is not only the colorful neon in metropolis Shanghai but also the sunrise on Mt. Huangshan, radiant waves of Hangzhou West Lake, scattering lights in old Suzhou gardens and Jiangnan water towns. The ten-day tour collects the essence of East China attractions for you and escort you to the paradise on earth. Stop hesitating and join now!

Appreciate world-famous pedestrian street Nanjing Road and the Bund, Shanghai.

Look into wonders of Mt. Huangshan, visiting tranquil ancient village Hongcun.

Tour Suzhou Lingering Garden, one of the four most celebrated gardens in China.

Cruise on the picturesque Hangzhou West Lake and through Wuzhen Water Town.

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Today's Activities The first greeting you receive after your flight arrives in Shanghai airport comes from our pickup fellows. Later you’ll be transferred to the hotel, having nice rest in the cozy room. The vibrant Shanghai night view you get outside the window reminds you of tomorrow’s exciting tour in the city, so you just need to store energy and enthusiasm for the coming travel.
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Surrounded by the towering skyscrapers, you can hardly imagine the old look of Shanghai. However, it’s quite interesting to see the development of the buoyant metropolis from an unknown fishing village in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Remember not to leave out the gorgeous 360 Deg. Experience Hall!

Walking out from Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, you’ll be escorted to the essence of Shanghai-Nanjing Road, the Oriental version of New York 5th Avernue, and the Bund, the corridor of Shanghai. They show you why Shanghai is an ever-shining Pearl of the East. Moreover, the stunning silhouettes, like blocks of Gothic buildings and Huangpu River, which you used to see in movies about Old Shanghai from 1920s to 1950s, will all meet you themselves.

The last one of your playbill today is the 474-meter-high Shanghai World Financial Center. There is definitely nothing better than gaining the best aerial view of Shanghai standing at the summit of the city!
Highlights
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center the Bund the Bund          
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Nanjing Road at dusk Western old builings at the Bund          
Day 3 Shanghai-Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast) Transfer by train
Today's Activities Shanghai is not all about dazzling shopping malls and towers, instead, the city wishes so much that you could ever go visiting its delicate streets, aged Longtang lanes, elegant gardens and temples. We recommend Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market and Xintiandi for you to spend the first half day.

In the afternoon you’ll be at the spectacular China Pavilion, World Expo 2010. The state-of-the-art exhibits won’t disappoint you. The intense passion may last even through the 12 hours during which you are on the soft-sleeper train to Mt. Huangshan from Shanghai.
Highlights
Yuyuan Market xintiandi  China Pavilion          
Traditional toned stores at Yuyuan Market Open-air bars in Xintiandi Gorgeous China Pavilion, World Expo          
Day 4 Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Ten hours of train travel would cause a little bit weariness, yet we won’t let it affect your interest in the Huangshan city. After adequate rest in the hotel and lunch, the Huangshan tour launches.

Tunxi Ancient Street and Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory are two appetizers before you savor magnificent Mt. Huangshan. You’ll not only get attracted by the local products but the graceful Hui-style buildings along the Tunxi street. Then Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory will fully entertain your curiosity for Chinese calligraphy. You may as well buy some ink sticks, trying painting the horse-head eaves, black tiles and white walls you’ve just seen at Tunxi street.
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Tunxi Ancient Street Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory          
Hui style buildings at Tunxi Ancient Street featured porcelain sold at Tunxi Ancient Street Traditional stationery at Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory          
Day 5 Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities You have the biggest visual feast today! Seated in the cable car up the mountain, you’ll get the wonders of Mt. Huangshan unfolded. The strongest statements of eccentric rock are Beginning-to-Believe Peak and Flying Rock whereas weird pines have the best representative Lian Li Pine. When you dip into the West Sea Grand Canyon, you just can’t stop eulogizing the miracle of nature works in sea of cloud and parade of cliffs. Last but not least, the hotel on the mountain will promise you a fascinating night!
Highlights
Huangshan Huangshan Huangshan          
Incredible Flying Rock on Mt. Huangshan Winding cliff path around West Sea Grand Canyon Walking Fairy Bridge in West Sea Grand Canyon          
Day 6 Mt.Huangshan-Suzhou (Breakfast, lunch) Transfer by train
Today's Activities How stunning can the sunrise get spurting out from endless sea of cloud? All the words would fail, and you need to get up about 5:00 A.M. to watch the view at Lion Peak. The grand scene will complete your tour on Mt. Huangshan.

The cable car taking you down the mountain, another discovery begins after lunch. Visit the world-falous ancient village Hongcun, you’ll love Mt. Huangshan more cause without breeding of the miraculous landscape there is no existence of such an elegant ancient village. The whole Hongcun is a perfect combo of natural contribution and human intelligence. Hui-style carvings are here and there and the carefree lifestyle of the locals would definitely make you full of envy!

OK, time to wave goodbye to Huangshan and leave for city of garden, Suzhou by soft-sleeper train. The travel will last about 10.5 hours yet the thrill never ceases.
Highlights
Huangshan Hongcun Hongcun          
Great sunrise view on Lion Peak Delicate ancient bridge in Hongcun Exquisite Hongcun carving art          
Day 7 Suzhou (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities After train station pickup and hotel transfer, you’ve got approximately 2 hours to restore vigor for the next tour within Suzhou, the gorgeous city of gardens. The tour begins with Suzhou Flower and Bird Market. You’ll be in a color riot surrounded by the pots of bonsai and blossom while enjoying the sonata of various birds and crickets. It is right these lovely creatures that adorn up the houses of Suzhou people.

Along the Small Canal you’ll be impressed with the ink painting scroll of Suzhou panorama. The elements that make up a water town, like stone arch bridges, on-the-river markets, traditional yards shaded with willows are all presented. What’s more, the Small Canal sends you to Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. Looking into its sophisticated layout, exquisite pavilions, bridges and rockery, you’ll see why the garden wins over all the glorious titles.

The deepest exploration comes to Suzhou Silk Factory. You may marvel at the stunning Suzhou silk products yet you haven’t found the secret of silk manufacture. Through examining silkworm process and spinning wheel you’ll have the secret unveiled.
Highlights
Lingering Garden Suzhou Flower and Bird Market Suzhou Silk Factory          
Famous rockery in Lingering Garden Crickets sold at Suzhou Flower and Bird Market Traditonal spinning wheel in Suzhou Silk Factory          
Day 8 Suzhou-Hangzhou (Breakfast, lunch) Transfer by high-speed train
Today's Activities It merely takes 1.5 hours to travel from one Paradise on Earth to the other Paradise on Earth by high-speed railway. After 1 hour or so of brief rest at the hotel, let’s start touring Hangzhou. The first and foremost spot, for sure, is West Lake. The breathtaking scenery of West Lake has won over countless odes by Chinese literates. The sad but splendid love story of White Snake and Xu Xian further adds more romantic tones to West Lake.

Serene West Lake is blessed by mighty Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was built to calm the tidal water of Qiantang River and assist in navigation. So it’s quite pleasant to marvel at the guardian of West Lake and masterpiece among ancient Chinese pagodas. Afterwards, let’s enter Hefang Street and Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qingyu Tang) to find what Hangzhou featured handicrafts, snacks and original herbal medicine are.
Highlights
West Lake West Lake Ping’an Village          
West Lake and the nearby Leifeng Pagoda Lotus-lit West Lake in summer Bright night at Hefang Street          
Day 9 Hangzhou - Wuzhen Water Town - Hangzhou (Breakfast, lunch) Transfer by private car
Today's Activities Southern Yantze River Basins (Jiangnan Area) never fall short of time-honored water towns, Wuzhen being the standout one. Drive about 2 hours and we reach Wuzhen. 2,000 years of Jiangnan Culture shapes every single old house, tree and bridge here elegant. We’ll show you around the main Wuzhen attractions like Museum of Jiangnan Hundred beds, on-the-river Platform and Couple of Interlaced Bridges. They demonstrate unbelievable workmanship and delicate life attitude of Jiangnan ancient water towns. In the late afternoon we’ll drive back to the downtown Hangzhou.
Highlights
wuzhen wuzhen wuzhen          
On-the-river platform Typical bridge in Wuzhen Traditional boats in Wuzhen          
Day 10 Hangzhou - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities The wonderful ten-day playbill may have engraved a never-wither memory into you. We’ll see you off at Hangzhou airport and wish you a happy journey back to China in the future!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 9 breakfasts and 7 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train Tickets: Shanghai - Huangshan, Huangshan - Suzhou, Suzhou - Hangzhou Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou and Hangzhou
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel
Located in Hongkou District of Shanghai, Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel is surrounded by many famous attractions including the Bund, Oriental Pearl River TV Tower, and Nanjing Road.
With its comfortable rooms and complete services, the hotel tries all its best to make guests feel like at home.
Magnificent International Hotel
The hotel is located in the central heart of Shanghai – Xizang South Road and surrounded by the Bund, Xin Tian Di, Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum & Grand Theatre. Shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are only within walking distance. The well-appointed guestrooms with a great number of amenities and facilities offer you an excellent stay with comfort and convenience.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.
Hotels in Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake is located on the banks of the city's famous West Lake, and close to the central business district. The hotel features 200 elegantly furnished rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center and beauty salon. The executive lounge offers panoramic views of West Lake.
Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
The 4-star Lakeview Hotel is only 3 minutse' walk from West Lake and 8 km from Lin Yin Temple. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms and facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, beauty salon and foot massage. Lakeview Restaurant serves meals with beautiful lake view, while Food Street offers garden views and local dishes. Daily breakfast is available at Solmer Western Restaurant.
Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Lily Hotel Hangzhou enjoys a pleasant surroundings with Hangzhou's top landmark West Lake some 15 minutes walking distance away. And it's just 3km from the city centre, 5km from train station and 30km from airport. The 180 guest rooms are well furnished with a host of modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests.
Hotels in Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou
Boasting unique Chinese architectural grandeur and exquisite garden features, Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou is the ideal venue to for a rejuvenating retreat while indulging into the profound Chinese culture. 481 uniquely designed guestrooms are endowed with modern facilities and comforts, together with Pan Pacific's renowned personalized service, expect a memorable experience in Suzhou.
Garden Hotel Suzhou
Situated in western Suzhou, Garden Hotel is a 4-star stylish hotel with a preferable position. Just 10-minute drive from Guanqian Street, the hotel is equipped with well-appointed rooms with spacious area, modern decoration and free WIFI. With high-end services provided, Garden Hotel also offers many entertainment choices for guest, such as Karaoke, cycling and fitness center, etc.
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou is a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the city, with 108 guest rooms. Hotel's Restaurants offer Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. Many other facilities are provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel also has a shopping center, a ballroom, and a bar and provides all kinds of services such as mailing, clinic, massage, laundry, and car rental. This hotel is neighbors the tourism center and famous parks of the city.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:

Shanghai

Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund

Huangshan

As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Laojie Diyi Lou(Tunxi Ancient Street):Built in traditional Hui-style, offer both buffet and sit-down meals, featuring traditional Anhui Cuisine
-- Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village):Well-preserved old house of traditional style, featuring Anhui Cuisine

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant

Hangzhou

Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea

Dongpo Pork Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea

Suzhou

Suzhou cuisine is renowned for its unique sweet flavor, color and aroma, and it's always beautifully presented. Some of the best local dishes are songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish), Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel), Xigua Ji (Chicken Steamed in Watermelon Rind), etc.

Songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish) Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel)
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