Go experience the amazing life of Old Shanghai together with Suzhou & Hangzhou, the two cities that share the pride of Paradise on Eeath. An average of 3 attraction spots per day and professional guides promise you enough time to appreciate all the wonders; the great traffic convenience among the three cities further saves you more energy and spares more travelling happiness.
Feast the European-fashioned old buildings along the Bund, the epitome of Old Shanghai.
Appreciate Lingering Garden Suzhou, one of the four most famous classic gardens of China.
Addicted to the leisure spell around Pingjiang Old Town of Suzhou.
Enjoy cruising on the West Lake, the core of Hangzhou charm.
|Today's Activities|| After airport/ railway station pick-up and hotel transfer, you’ll start your vibrant Shanghai exploration.
At the 600-year-old Temple of City God you’ll see scores of statues that represent this or that powerful Taoist immortal. Besides, you can have a taste of the delicious snacks at the famous snack square of the temple.
Then have a stroll along the 1,599-meter-long Nanjing Road, you'll be dazzled by the seas of garment, shoes, jewelry, accessory, snack and souvenir. The pedestrian street leads you to the Bund. Here you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions (Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.)
When the night falls, the Huangpu River cruise will provide you with the magnificent skylines on both the historic west side (the Bund), and the modern east side (Pudong New Area). The iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, bathed in night light, seems to be more charming.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast, you’ll leave Shanghai for Suzhou by high-speed train. About 30 minutes later, you will set foot on the famous garden city. You’ll first visit Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. The sophisticated layout of the garden will surely offer you scene of beauty and refreshment at every turn. The three rockeries at the rear part of the garden is worthwhile your special attention.
Turn to another historical landmark in Suzhou, Panmen Gate.The grand gate is part of the ancient city wall (built in 514 B.C.) and received restoration in 1351 (during Yuan Dynasty ) . Stand on top of the gate tower, you’ll feast the enchanting view of the whole old town of Suzhou.
Then let's turn to Suzhou Silk Factory to see how the silk is processed from silk worm to the final product, and the interesting silk history in China.
Go on with an insightful tour around Pingjiang Old Street where the old lifestyle and everyday elements are kept to the utmost. You’ll go past the vegetable market, the unpolished streets and traditional residents as well as the simple happy locals who enjoy every minute home. Spend the night at downtown hotel of Suzhou and taste a good Suzhou night.
|Today's Activities||let’s steer our attention to the guardian of Hangzhou, Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was built to calm the tidal water of Qiantang River and assist in navigation.
Hangzhou is also known for its outstanding tea. Let's pay a visit to Meijiawu Tea Village to see how Chinese tea is produced(tea planting) and the profound Chinese tea culture.
In the late afternoon, you will visit the Hefang Street and get an insight of the classic toned pedestrian street built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). You can have a great time appreciating paper cutting and hand-made dough figurines, or feast on dazzling local snacks like roasted walnuts and dragon-whisker candy. Moreover, you’ll spend a pretty night in Hangzhou.
|Today's Activities||Prepare yourself for the biggest attraction in Hangzhou, West Lake. You’ll feast on the breathtaking scenery of West Lake by the best way, cruising. The splendidly decorated boat will take you across the lotus-lit lake, zigzag bridge and the distant view of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent Leifeng Pagoda.
Take the high-speed train to Shanghai and spend the afternoon as your free-time activity. Recommended is Xintiandi where elegant bars, tranquil tree-shaded street and old-Shanghai-fashioned houses are displayed. At night go enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic Show. The show features unbelievable body balancing performance such as nose balancing, glasses balancing, pagoda of bowls and jar juggling.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast you'll be sent to the Shanghai airport and wave goodbye to China. Wish you a nice journey!|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Train ticket: Tickets of high-speed train;|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel, 3 lunches and 1 dinner.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to highly-praised local restaurants.
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|
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)|
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|