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20 Days Splendid China Tour with Yangtze Cruise

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It is a splendid tour covering a series of incredible must-sees of China: ancient capital of Beijing, historic Xi'an, bustling Shanghai, picturesque Guilin, esthetic Suzhou and towering Huangshan Mountain, adorned with a fantastic cruise on the breathtaking Yangtze River and a special opportunity to close contact with the precious pandas in Chengdu

Experience the diversified country and picture what it would be like in your own eyes.

A blend of beautiful nature, historic interest, memorable activities and humane care.

One-stop service, incl. tour guide, hotels, meals, transportation, attraction admissions and insurance, etc.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities Upon arrival at Beijing airport, you are warmly greeted and escorted to the downtown hotel for check-in. Enjoy your free time of the rest of the day. It’s a good option to wander around the famous Wangfujing Pedestrian Street after a rest, where you can savor the tasty featured snacks of Beijing.
Highlights
Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Wangfujing Pedestrian Street          
Ancient Well in Wangfujing Street Featured Restaurants along Wangfujing Street Tasty Snacks in Wangfujing Street          
Day 2 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After breakfast, touch the symbol of China - Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest city square. If you want, you can have a look at the daily ritualistic raising ceremony.

Walk northward to the massive and magnificent Forbidden City, presenting the power and primacy of imperial system in ancient time. It’s a good chance to explore the long history of China.

Turn you attention to Temple of Heaven, an architectural wonder featuring the triple-roofed Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. At dinner time, you can savor, if you would like, Peking Roast Duck - the most famous and delicious dish in Beijng.
Highlights
Forbidden City Temple of Heaven Summer Palace          
Steps Leading to the Majestic Forbidden City Temple of Heaven Take a Picture with Temple of Heaven          
Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

Great Wall, millions of miles in length, almost runs across the northern part of China. Take cable car up to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the vital sections of Great Wall. You won’t be disappointed to step upon the weather-beaten historical wonder to look at the past and the present.

Another exploration of the ancient royal family is Ming Tombs - Dingling, also known as the Underground Palace, which is the first imperial tomb to have been excavated in China, dedicated to Emperor Wan Li of Ming Dynasty. On the way back to downtown, Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics), with unique constructions are good spots for photography.

If you want to learn more about Chinese Culture, Peking Opera is recommended to you with dazzling costumes, mysterious facial makeup and exciting martial arts.
Highlights
Mutianyu Great Wall          
Cable Car in Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wal Interior of Dingling Tomb          
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities This day satisfies you with leisure and cozy cruise on the river to appreciate Summer Palace, used to be the imperial summer resort, and feasts your eyes on the impressive scenery of nature and classical garden. It never fails to leave you a lasting impression in Beijing. Afterwards, take the flight to Xi’an. Our local tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for rest.
Highlights
Summer Palace Summer Palace Summer Palace          
Long Corridor of Summer Palace Seventeening-arch Marble Bridge Boat to Appreciate Summer Palace          
Day 5 Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Explore the marvelous 2200-year-old oriental mummies in Terracotta Warriors, the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Every image of soldier, horse, weapon and chariot is an illustration of history. Staying in close with them is a memorable experience.

Head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda at the height of seven stories built in Tang Dynasty in the early 8th century. Then take your time easy at Muslim Quarter, which is the main gathering place for the local Muslim community. You can enjoy various delicious local snacks and buy some travel souvenirs.
Highlights
Terracotta Warriors Small Wild Goose Pagoda Muslim Quarter          
Terracotta Warriors Big Wild Goose Pagoda Muslim Quarter          
Day 6 Xi'an - Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities Start in Shaanxi Historical Museum this morning, where you can experience the unceasing history of the past 5,000 years depicted by the national treasures as well as historical and cultural relics.

At the next top, Xi'an Ancient City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, you can walk or cycle to directly take in the grandness of it. It witnessed many conflicts in the history, acting as a giant loyal guard. Later take the flight to Guilin, you will be pick-up at airport and transferred to hotel.
Highlights
Pingyao Ancient City Xian Ancient City Xian Ancient City          
Exhibits in Shaanxi Historical Museum Xi'an Ancient City Wall Massive Door of Xi'an Ancient City Wall          
Day 7 Guilin: Yangshuo ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

Guilin is an immense exhibition of unbelievable work of nature. Enjoy the leisure cruise on Li River to appreciate the breathtaking gallery: spectacular mountain formations, distinctive life style of fishermen, exotic minority villages, etc. You can take a raft to savor the natural beauty at you own expense.

Cruise down to Yangshuo. The West Street, an ancient street with a history of more than 1,400 years with unique mix of cultures is waiting for your arrival. It is also a good place for dining, shopping and playing. At night, if you want to know more about the local elements, Impression Liu Sanjie Show is suggested to you. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.
Highlights
Li River Cruise Yangshuo West Street Impression Liu Sanjie Show          
Interesting Raft Tour Yangshuo West Street Impression Liu Sanjie Show          
Day 8 Guilin - Chengdu ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air

Today's Activities

Morning, take a cycle to experience the idyllic life and scenery in Yangshuo. It is a pristine world of nature and peace. You are served limestone hills, unpolluted streams, tranquil huts and lovely cattle, as well as the opportunity to discover the ancient hidden villages. After the visual and spiritual enjoyment, say goodbye to Guilin and transfer to Chengdu city by air.
Highlights
         
Yangshuo Cycling Tour Old Villages in Yangshuo Man, Cattle, Water and Hills          
Day 9 Chengdu ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After breakfast, the first stop brings you to a fantastic experience with lovely pandas. In the renowned Panda Breeding Base, you can get comprehensive knowledge of the unique breeding experience and make friends with the giant pandas.

Afternoon embark a cruise ship to head to the stunning Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in the world. You can climb upon the mountain if you want to see each detailed part of Buddha and visit Lingyun Temple to enjoy its beautiful sceneries. Then back to the downtown of Chengdu.
Highlights
Panda Breeding Base Panda Breeding Base Leshan Giant Buddha          
Panda Breeding Base Entrance Lovely Giant Panda Huge Foot of Leshan Giant Buddha          
Day 10 Chengdu - Chongqing ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by train

Today's Activities

This day is to trace the celebrities who play an important role in the history of China. Start at Wuhou Memorial Temple, built as a tribute to Zhuge Liang, a wise Martial Marquis of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period in ancient China.

Move further to the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, the former residence of a literary giant - Du Fu, who lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and left numerous outstanding works.

Finish off with a free walk in the Jinli Ancient Street, where you can not only appreciate the harmonious blend of modern elements and ancient buildings, but also enjoy a leisure time in the shop, cafe, or bar. Later take the train to Chongqing. Upon arrival at the station, you are escorted to the port for cruise boarding.
Highlights
Wuhou Memorial Temple Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Jinli Ancient Street          
Statue of Zhuge Liang in Wuhou Memorial Temple Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Jinli Ancient Street          
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today's Activities The next three day you will enjoy an amazing Yangtsz River Cruise. Early in the morning, if you would like, do some exercise and practice Tai Chi, a popular fitness exercise in China. Disembark at Fengdu Ghost City, a hot attractions situated on the northern bank of Yangtze River, famous for a variety of distinctive architectures and weird figures. Set aside some time for an excursion to explore the special and fabulous ghost culture.
Highlights
Yangtze River Cruise Kungfu show in Shaolin Temple Fengdu Ghost City          
Yangtze River Cruise Ship Enjoy Views along Yangtze River Ghost Figures in Fengdu Ghost City          
Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today's Activities Enjoy the spectacular views along Yangtze River: steep precipices, hidden reefs, perilous cliff and tumbling rapids… En route, you can appreciate the steep precipices of Qutang Gorge that form an enormous gateway over the river, and the deep valley and elegant forest-covered peaks of Wu Gorge. Then take a boat to tour the Lesser Three Gorges.
Highlights
Yangtze River Yangtze River Cruise Lesser Three Gorges          
Qutang Gorge Cruise Past Wu Gorge Boat through Lesser Three Gorges          
Day 13 Yichang - Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities Disembark to visit the majestic Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. At the top of the dam, you can get a 360 degree of the enormous dam, huge reservoir, and beautiful mountain scenery. After lunch, leave the ship to take the flight to Shanghai. You are picked up and transferred to the hotel.
Highlights
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam          
Cruise into the Waterway of Three Gorges Dam Climb upon Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Overview          
Day 14 Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Begin your Shanghai trip at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, where you catch a glimpse of what this city is really going to look like in the future. After a roam around the prosperous Nanjing Road, do not miss one of the symbolic landmarks of Shanghai - The Bund, where you can embrace the various styles of magnificent buildings.

Then visit Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai cityscape. Shanghai Acrobatics Show is highly recommended for your entertainment choice to enjoy your own nightlife.
Highlights
Nanjing Road The Bund Shanghai Acrobatics Show          
Nanjing Road The Bund Night View Shanghai Acrobatics Show          
Day 15 Shanghai - Huangshan City ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by train
Today's Activities Have a look at Shiku Gate, which is a distinctive architectural style in Shanghai flourishing in the mid 19th century, getting the name from its unique blend of Eastern and Western architectural elements. Continue on to the City God Temple, the most significant Taoist temple in Shanghai with a rich history of nearly 600 years. Later take the night train to Huangshan city and enjoy a good night in the soft berth room on the train.
Highlights
Shiku Gate< City God Temple City God Temple          
Shiku Gate Snacks near City God Temple City God Temple          
Day 16 Huangshan City ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Upon arrival, you are picked up at the station and escorted to the hotel for check-in and a short break. Then head to Hongcun Ancient Village, one of the well-preserved traditional Chinese villages, to appreciate the Hui-style buildings and local life.

Continue on to Xidi Ancient Village, a peaceful village with a hidden charm to be discovered decorated by waving mountains, clear streams, goldfish ponds and paddy fields, where you can catch a glimpse of local architectures and customs. Then back to Huangshan downtown.
Highlights
Hongcun Ancient Village Xidi Ancient Village Xidi Ancient Village          
Hongcun Ancient Village Memorial Arch in Xidi Ancient Village Bamboo Grove in Xidi Ancient Village          
Day 17 Mt. Huangshan ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After breakfast, drive to Mt. Huangshan scenic area about 1.5 hours. Take cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station. Appreciate the stunning Brush Pen Peak with an odd figure that a pine “blossoms” in the rock. Beginning-to-Believe Peak offers you the magnificent scenery. And Tuan Jie Pine amazes you with its strange form: 5 branches in a circle as five people embrace each other.

After lunch, enjoy an adventurous hiking tour in West Sea Grand Canyon, the most beautiful and untouched scenic zone of Mt. Huangshan. Then take in the beauty of sunset view at Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. Stay overnight on the mountain.
Highlights
Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan          
Sea of Clouds Beginning-to-Believe Peak Hikers on Mt.Huangshan          
Day 18 Huangshan - Suzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by train
Today's Activities Morning you are served a breathtaking sunrise view. Then back to the hotel for breakfast. Later walk to the miraculous Flying-over Rock famous for a massive rock standing erectly on a platform, which is also a good site for photography.

After a visit to Bright Summit which provides a bird's eye view of the mountains and the spectacular sea of cloud, take the cable car down from the mountain.

After lunch, back to downtown to take in one of the distinctive traditional cultures of China in Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory. Enjoy an excursion to Tunxi Ancient Street, where colorful bazaars of local features are displayed in front of your eyes. Later take the night train to Suzhou and spend your nightlife on the train.
Highlights
Mt. Huangshan Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory          
Flying-over Rock Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory          
Day 19 Suzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Tour Lingering Garden to catch a glimpse of the beauty of Chinese classic garden: beautiful lutus-lit lake, oddly-shaped iconic rock, delicate wintow silhouette, etc. Continue on to Suzhou Silk Factory renowned for its silk producing, and visit the amazing Panmen Gate, a famous historical landmark in Suzhou, which was a part of defense system of Suzhou in the ancient time.

Next stop is Grand Canal, the oldest and longest canal in the world, along which you can find out the typical elements of South China water town and explore lifestyle of Suzhou locals, especially in the local market.
Highlights
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Factory Grand Canal          
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Factory Boat on Grand Canal          
Day 20 Suzhou - Shanghai Departure ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities After breakfast in the hotel, you are transferred to Shanghai airport and take the flight to your next destination. Wish you a nice journey!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 19 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 2 dinners. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train, Flight Tickets: all listed in itineraries; Hotels: accommodation in mentioned cities;
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a 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 attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotel in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square. With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City. Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian’anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities.
Hotel in Xian
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel. The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.
City Hotel Xian
City Hotel Xian
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi’an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall. The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests’ comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
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 Chengdu
sheraton lido hotel chengdu
Sheraton Lido Hotel Chengdu
Sheraton Lido Hotel Chengdu is a deluxe 5-star hotel nestled in downtown Chengdu City. The hotel boasts great location. It's 3 minutes walking to the metro station, 15 minutes driving to Chengdu Railway Station and 30 minutes driving to Shuangliu International Airport. In addition, the hotel neighbors lots of places of entertainment like Chengdu Sports Center, Tianfu Square, Gallery of Sichuan Province, Chunxi Road, etc.
tianfu sunshine hotel chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu is a 4-star business hotel centrally located in Chengdu. It's only 20 minutes driving to Shuangliu International Airport, 10 minutes driving to Chengdu Railway Station. Neighboring are many attractions like Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Tianfu Square, Wenshu Temple, Culture Palace, etc.
holiday inn express gulou chengdu
Holiday Inn Express Gulou Chengdu
Holiday Inn Express Gulou Chengdu is a 3-star business hotel located in CBD of Chengdu. It's only 15 minutes walking to Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, 30 minutes driving to Shuangliu International Airport, 20 minutes driving to Chengdu Railway Station. Neighboring are many attractions like Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Tianfu Square, Wenshu Temple, Chengdu Sports Center, Giant Panda Breeding Base, etc.
Yangtze River Cruise - Ship Option
Victoria Cruises, yangtze river cruise
Victoria Cruises
The only cruise fleet on Yangtze River managed by an American company, and the favorite for overseas travelers with its luxurious amenities and superior hospitality, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on the Yangtze's spectacular twists and turns.
president cruises logo
President Cruises
President Cruises, as the forerunner of the Yangtze River Cruises, have grown into a great feet of seven deluxe cruises and gained an excellent reputation for delivering excellent on cruise enjoyment and service.
csc cruises logo
CSC Yangtze Cruises
Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.
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.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities.
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.
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 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.

Overview

- Breakfasts are offered by hotels;
- Lunches are supplied according to different classes of tour;
- Dinners are for your own arrangement.

We promises no worries about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:


Beijing

As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.

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

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shapes chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. At Muslim Quarter, where gathers lots of delicious local food, like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant

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

Chengdu

Of the eight major culinary cuisines in China, Sichuan cuisine is perhaps the most popular throughout the country and across the world. It is recognized internationally for its zesty spices and deep flavor. In Chengdu, chili is as common at mealtime as rice is across the rest of China, with the food often arriving glistening under a layer of bright red chili oil. However, Sichuan cuisine boasts a variety of flavors and different methods of cooking, featuring hot, sweet, sour, salty, or tongue-numbing.

Malatang Meal Ma Po's Bean Curd

Chongqing

Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining
For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.

Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant

Shanghai

We say little about the dining in Shanghai, since Shanghai is regarded as a delicious kingdom, where you can taste everything almost. 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

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)

Comments

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Thank you very much for your kind email.

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The Guides spoke good English which helped us understand the cultural, modern and historic significance of the site seen by us. Tony and his driver mate in Xian impressed us the most with their exceptional customer service and assistance and Tony's knowledge and English fluency about Xian.

Victoria Selina Cruise trip was the highlight of our tour and we will never forget that amazing experience of cruising through Yangtzhe river and seeing the masterpiece of engineering architecture called Three Gorges Dam and its five stage ship lock system. Our friends in Sydney are very excited and impressed to know about our trip itinerary and the quality of service provided by you and are tempted to make plans to see China.

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Once again, thank you very much for your great service. I am glad I chose you as my Trip Advisor. It was sure pleasure to deal with you. Well done!

Cheers,

Kirpalani

Customer: Ms. Kirpalani

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze River - Shanghai - Beijing

Related Tour: 11 Days China Explorer & Cruises

Thank you Nancy,

Our time in Beijing has been very interesting and we have been very impressed with the city and the tours organised.

Hopefully will be better soon and able to enjoy more of your fascinating country.

Cheers,  

Customer: Mr. Carr

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Guangzhou

Related Tour: 11 Days China Explorer & Cruise; 3 Days Guangzhou History and Culture Tour

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