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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
|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!|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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!
|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.
|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!|
|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.|
-- 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 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|
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 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'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 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|