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The land of China is a magnificent scroll of panorama, scattered with magical mountains, rivers and villages which you can never find elsewhere. During the 12-day-long tour you’ll be indulged with the essence of China attractions we select for you. By a variety of activities, like mountain climbing, river cruise, countryside cycling and cable car ride, you’ll learn about the marvelous works of nature in Mt. Huangshan, Hangzhou and Guilin. Furthermore, in flourishing metropolises Shanghai and Hong Kong, you can view the original look and lifestyle they took. Just come grasp the valuable tour around China!

Witness how great the four wonders of Mt.Huangshan can get

Have a romantic boat cruise on the legendary West Lake Hangzhou

Explore serene idyllic lifestyle when cycling in Yangshuo countryside

Appreciate gothic architecture at the Bund after touring Nanjing Road

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Today's Activities You’ll get all the comfort to wipe out travelling weariness and restore strength at the cozy hotel after we pick you up from Shanghai airport. Tomorrow will be the first exciting day of your tour in China, just get ready!
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Your tour of Shanghai begins from Yuyuan Garden, the backyard garden of Shanghai city. It impresses you with featured elegance of South-China garden, for instance, easy breezy pavilions, lotus ponds and winding corridors.

The real thrill launches from the second spot Nanjing Road to the last Oriental Pearl Tower. Nanjing Road, with its endless array of shopping plazas, represents prosperity of the great Shanghai together with towering army of European style skyscrapers at the Bund. The last stop Oriental Pearl Tower, where you can feast on the whole Shanghai scenery, brings your enthusiasm to the utmost.
Highlights
Yuyuan Garden the Bund the Bund          
Mid-Lake Pavilion in Yuyuan Garden Brilliant night in Nanjing Road Marvelous skyscrapters in the Bund          
Day 3 Shanghai-Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast)transfer by air
Today's Activities Shanghai Municipal History Museum shows you a vivid panorama of Shanghai’s development from a remote fishing village to an international metropolis. The part of old Shanghai during 1920s to 1940s is the most attractive. All the images of the Pearl of the East you get from movies and books, like rickshaws, Longtang, Peace Hotel and Miss Shanghai, are presented in front of you.

At noon you’ll leave Shanghai for Mt. Huangshan. After the airport pickup and hotel transfer, we suggest that you stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street. It's interesting to immerse in the local life which mixes perfectly traditional lifestyle and the modern one. Abundant local products and souvenirs are available in this ancient street.
Highlights
Shanghai Municipal History Museum Shanghai Municipal History Museum Tunxi Ancient Street          
Model of a spinning woman in Shanghai Municipal History Museum Model of tea house in Shanghai Municipal History Museum Shops in Tunxi Ancient Street          
Day 4 Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Start your journey to Mt. Huangshan, an UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Site from which the city drew its present name. Drive about 1.5h from the city centre to Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area and then take a cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station. Feast your eyes on the fabulous pines and bizarre rocks nearby Beginning-to-Believe Peak and Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine).

After lunch, get ready for a hiking to West Sea Grand Canyon, let your soul get wild in the less trodden region of Mt. Huangshan. Stay overnight at the mountain hotel.
Highlights
Huangshan Huangshan West Sea Grand Canyon          
Gorgeous parade of pines in Huangshan Winding road in West Sea Grand Canyon Cliff path in West Sea Grand Canyon          
Day 5 Mt.Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Get up early, or you will kick yourself for letting go of the awesome sunrise on Mt. Huangshan. Just imagine that the sun comes out from a floating sea of clouds and shines through the dreamy morning mist. Later, have a visit to the 1,690m (5,544.62mi) high Lion Peak and the surrounding areas, and then take cable car down the mountain.

After lunch, you’ll begin to explore the mysterious ancient village that lies at the foot of the unbelievable mountains. Drive about 1.5h and you get Hongcun in your arms, the World Cultural Heritage Site. Free yourself in this tranquil village and enjoy wonderful moments of the pure local life.
Highlights
Huangshan Hongcun Hongcun          
Breathtaking sunrise view on Huangshan Peculiar wood carving in Hongcun Gorgeous eaves of house in Hongcun          
Day 6 Mt.Huangshan-Hangzhou (Breakfast)transfer by coach
Today's Activities The coach at Huangshan bus terminal will send you to Hangzhou within 4h. If you don’t like to kill time in the hotel, you may as well have an exuberant stroll along the Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street displaying Chinese crafts and local snacks. You can have fun appreciating paper cutting and hand-made dough figurines, or feast on dazzling local snacks like roasted walnuts and dragon-whisker candy.
Highlights
Hefang Street Hefang Street Hefang Street          
Lantern decorated gate of Hefang Street Interesting silk store in Hefang Street Exquisite silk products in Hefang Street          
Day 7 Hangzhou - Guilin (Breakfast, lunch)transfer by air
Today's Activities All Hangzhou tours can only be launched with the leading attraction West Lake. This elegant scenic spot has been bearing thousands of odes since the 9th century ever. Have a boat cruise on the serene lake while learning the representative romantic love story of the White Snake, you’ll be addicted to West Lake every inch of which is graceful!

Then let’s move on to Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture built to calm the tidal waters of Qiantang River and aid in navigation. Later you will take a side trip to Meijiawu Tea Village, where you could know more about tea-making process and Chinese tea culture.

In the late afternoon you’ll leave for another picturesque city Guilin, waving goodbye to Hangzhou. After airport pickup and hotel transfer, you’ll spend the first night in Guilin by appreciating outside limestone mountains and lakes, which become so mysterious when immersed in night.
Highlights
West Street Six Harmonies Pagoda Meijiawu Tea Village          
Boat cruise on beautiful West Lake Six Harmonies Pagoda facing Qiantang River Tea field in Meijiawu Tea Village          
Day 8 Guilin (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Farmers in Yangshuo know how to create manmade attractions on the basis of natural force and Longji Rice Terraces offers the strongest demonstration. It’s so amazing to see layers of rice winding from the riverside up to the top of the hills, forming a huge picture of seven stars surrounding the moon.

Near the gorgeous painting of Longji Rice Terraces there is a famous ethnic village Ping’an Village. You’ll find scattered Yao Women with the longest hair around the world and heavily adorned Zhuang women there.
Highlights
Longji Rice Terraces Ping’an Village Ping’an Village          
Winding Longji Rice Terraces Roads Towards Ping'an Village Yao women dancing during festival          
Day 9 Guilin (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Guilin can’t last without Li River as Hangzhou can’t leave out West Lake. Cruising down to Yangshuo County from Guilin puts you into a moving scroll of Chinese ink painting .Parading are towering array of limestone mountains, crystal-clear rivers and streams, shades of clouds and fogs, idyllic countryside on both banks.

The end of Li River Cruise sends you a lovely spot, West Street. You can hardly imagine the existence of such a perfect melting pot of traditional Chinese and Western character. Like Hefang Street of Hangzhou, West Street is a shopper paradise. You don’t have to spend a lot yet your bags will be overstuffed with plentiful cute souvenirs!
Highlights
Li River Li River West Street          
Picturesque Li River Rafting along Li River Visitors in West Street          
Day 10 Guilin - Hong Kong (Breakfast, lunch)transfer by air
Today's Activities Today’s Yangshuo country cycling is an extension of what you saw along both banks of Li River during the cruise yesterday. You would addict yourself to the immense Karst mountains, serene streams and ponds, tranquil huts and lovely cattle.

Yangshuo never falls short of standout works of nature. Moon Hill will present a look of crescent moon whatever angles you view it when climbing up along the “Appreciating Moon Path”.

So far your Guilin playbill is finished and you’re headed for Hong Kong by flight. Get ready to bump into the dazzling world of the metropolis Hong Kong!
Highlights
Yangshuo Countryside Yangshuo Countryside Moon Hill          
Interesting Yangshuo Countryside cycling Friendly cattle near the river Crescene moon shape of Moon Hill          
Day 11 Hong Kong (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Victoria Peak is the best bird’s view point of Hong Kong the way. The car ride will take you up at the peak and your eyes will be engaged with the overview of prosperous Hong Kong city, including Victoria Harbor.

When you reach Repulse Bay and look into its delicate golden sand beach, sapphire-blue sea water and pervasive romantic tone, you’ll understand why it’s entitled to the favorite scene in thousands of Hong Kong movies.

Then let Aberdeen take you back to the old fishing village Hong Kong once was. Besides, Aberdeen presents you the most delicious seafood with scores of floating restaurants.

After touring the classic Hong Kong attractions, you’ll spend the latter half of the day as you prefer. Visiting economic shopping streets, tasting local snacks and try other add-on activities are all recommended.
Highlights
Victoria Peak Repulse Bay Aberdeen          
Bird's view from Victoria Peak Fantastic night view of Repulse Bay Thrilling Sampan ride in Aberdeen          
Day 12 Hong Kong - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities We believe the 12 days have successfully infused you with an ever-shining memory. We’ll see you off at Hong Kong airport and hope for your next tour!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 11 breakfasts and 7 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight Tickets: Shanghai - Huangshan, Hangzhou - Guilin, Guilin - Hong Kong) Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin and Hong Kong
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 Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Yangshuo
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Located at the foot of the Green Lotus Peak in Yangshuo and on the bank of Li River, Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel is a top luxury hotel integrating the natural beauty of mountains and rivers and the local minority peoples' architectural feature.
New West Street International Hotel
New West Street International Hotel is surrounded by mountains and rivers with convenient transportation. The hotel is furnished with 328 guest rooms, and has both Chinese and Western restaurants and other facilities. It's surely an ideal place for both leisure and business trip.
New West Street Hotel
Located on the centre square of Yangshuo, the New West Street Hotel has elegant environment, convenient traffic and faces Yangshuo Park with beautiful scenery. It's only 3 minutes from the world famous "Foreigners' Street" - The West Street.
Hotels in Hong Kong
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is situated by the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour on the doorstep of Star Ferry, right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Hong Kong. The hotel was designed for the pleasure and comfort of the modern business and holiday traveler and offers a wide range of elegant, superbly furnished, spacious rooms and suites.
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong is the winner of the 2002 Hong Kong Tourism Board Tourism Services Award. The hotel Enjoys a central location in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial and business district – Tsim Sha Tsui, guests are in close proximity to the shopping area of Kowloon.
Imperial Hotel Hong Kong
The Imperial Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Tsimshatsui - Hong Kong’s premier retail, cultural and leisure district. Surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, shopping arcades, fine restaurants and fabulous night entertainment.

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

Guilin

Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles Yangshuo Beer Fish

Hong Kong

Hong Kong may well be considered the lap of luxury for the gourmet and the gourmand alike. Look no further than Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Stanley, and wander the winding streets of Kowloon for a taste of traditional Chinese and local Cantonese cuisine. Sea food is great in Hong Kong and you should not miss it. Tanks of live seafood like fish, lobster, prawns, crab, geoduck, clams, scallops, oysters vie for attention.

Various Hong Kong Dim Sum Various sea food in a street restaurant of Lei Yue Mun
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Destinations: Beijing- Xi’an - Chengdu – Guilin – Longsheng - Yangshuo – Shanghai – Hong Kong

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