The tour unfolds itself like an amazing scroll of panoramic sceneries of Shanghai and Hangzhou. You’ll find on it not only the most celebrated attractions like The Bund and West Lake but several other less-known market, pedestrian streets, temples, tower and pagoda that help establish the outline of these two cities and create their fame among travelers.
Feast the European-fashioned old buildings along the Bund, the epitome of Old Shanghai.
Have a good view of the prosperous downtown on top of Shanghai World Financial Center.
Enjoy cruising around West Lake and strolling in the serene Buddha Lingyin Temple.
|Today's Activities||After airport/ railway station pick-up and hotel transfer, you’ll have the night as your free time. Shanghai nightlife, as you know, is always vibrant. We recommend Shanghai Acrobatic show as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Cheer up your bravos!|
|Today's Activities||Set out for an energetic day at this pulsing metropolitan city Shanghai! Begin with the over 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, which is famed as “An Architectural Miracle in the Region South of Yangtze River”, in 1.5 hours you’ll feast on the elegant Orient pavilions, halls, lakes, rockery and bridges. Next let’s move to the neighboring Yuyuan Market, a lively market specializing in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. In the 3rd stop Temple of City God you can furthermore taste the authentic Shanghai snacks and have a good view of those Taoist sculptures.
Having enjoyed a savory lunch, let’s go on with the thrilling tour. We’ll soon reach Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to have a better understanding of Shanghai's yesterday, today and tomorrow. Apart from professional exhibits and various interactive display means, there is the highlight 360 Degree Experience Hall that you can't miss.
Drive cross Huangpu River Channel and you get Shanghai World Financial Center. You will enjoy the stunning panorama of Shanghai city standing at the 100th –floor sightseeing platform.
|Today's Activities||Today’s itinerary is rich in shopping fiesta and architectural exploration. The car will pull you to the 1,599-meter-long Nanjing Road. (E), the world-known shopping paradise. You can discover whatever item you wish to discover. Your eyes will be glued by numerous shops where varicolored clothes, ornaments, and other shopping stuff are on display.
Withdrawing from the shopping aspect, let's have a 10-minute walk and soon we reach The Bund that provides you with a long array of magnificent buildings in different architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style...
After the lunch you'll move on to another beautiful city Hangzhou by high-speed train. About 1 hour later you'll arrive and check in at the downtown hotel. The night is your free time. You may as well go to appreciate the famous show Impression West Lakee or simply satisfy your appetite at the nearby snack street.
|Today's Activities||The first and foremost attraction in Hangzhou, for sure, is 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, grant mid-lake pavilion and the distant view of magnificent Leifeng Pagoda. About 1.5 hours later, let’s steer our attention to the guardian of West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was built to calm the tidal water of Qiantang River and assist in navigation.
Afterwards, move on to another big attraction in Hangzhou, the most famous Buddha temple Lingyin Temple as well as the nearby Flying Peak. You’ll not only immerse your heart in the serene atmosphere but also get close to the masterpiece of nature.
Visit Meijiawu Tea Village to see how Chinese tea is produced. And in the evening, you will visit the Hefang Street and get an insight of the classic toned pedestrian street built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Moreover, you’ll spend a pretty night in Hangzhou.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Hangzhou airport. Wish you a nice journey!|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 4 breakfasts and 3 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai 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|
|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 and 3 lunches.
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|
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|