5 Days Shanghai Huangshan Highlight Tour by Bullet Train
This 5 days tour combines the international metropolis Shanghai and picturesque Huangshan. You will follow a professional guide to fully explore the top attractions of the two amazing cities such as Yu Garden, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Huangshan Mountain and Hongcun Ancient Village, among which Huangshan Mountain must be the highlight of the trip, an amazing place that must be seen once in a lifetime.
Highlights of this tour: *Stroll on People Square and Nanjing Road to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle. *Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund or taking a Huangpu River Cruise. *Stroll on Tunxi Ancient Street to search and bargain for trinkets. *Enjoy an in-depth visit to Hongcun, a dreamy little village with the mountains as its backdrop. *Appreciate the natural landscapes in “the most fantastic mountain in the world”—Huangshan Mountain. *Have a glimpse of the Cloud Valley Temple hidden in the east of Mount Huangshan. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel + Bullet Train
Welcome to Shanghai! Upon your arrival at Shanghai, our driver will greet you at the exit of airport/train station by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Before getting off the plane/train, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your stuff. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement. If you need any suggestions on your free time, we will be very happy to help you.
AM: Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Shanghai Museum. The museum houses millions of collections and especially features bronze wares, porcelain works, paintings and calligraphy works. Then you will visit Yuyuan Garden. It is a famous classical garden which was originally built by the owner as a place for his parents to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Nearby the garden is Yuyuan Market, a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from local snacks to various souvenirs.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we will move on to Shanghai World Financial Center which offers magnificent views of Huangpu River. Then wander around Nanjing Road to see traditional department stores and optionally try some authentic Shanghai snacks. The last stop is the Bund. You will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and listen to your guide explaining its history. After a leisure walk at the Bund, the guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
AM: Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby in the morning and check out as you will take departure train to Huangshan directly after the tour. Please pack your belongings in advance.
Today’s tour starts with Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People’s Square which shows the ever-changing face of Shanghai and is an essential place for tourists who are interested in the evolution of the city. Next visit Jade Buddha Temple. This more than 100-year-old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues brought back from Burma by a monk named Huigen.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, your guide and driver will take you to the train station for the bullet train to Huangshan. After about 3 hours train ride, you will finally get to charming Huangshan. When you arrive at Huangshan North Railway Station, your local driver will greet you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel for a good rest. BTW, you can prepare something for the hiking in advance. Highly recommend you prepare some snacks to keep your energy up and bring a jacket even in summer. And don’t forget hiking pole, rain coat and rain boots regardless of the time of year considering the mountain is notorious for rainfall.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby after breakfast and drive about 1 hour to the Yellow Mountain. Upon arrival, you will take the shuttle bus to Cloud Valley Temple and then take a cable car up the mountain. Then hike to enjoy the beautiful scenery at North Sea, Beginning-to-believe Peak, Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and West Sea Valley. There will be many staircases that go up and down, but all the tiredness of climbing will be gone when you see the breathtaking scenery. If you are still in good shape and time & weather permits, you can continue to Sky Sea Scenic Area to enjoy gorgeous sunset at Bright Summit and explore Flying-over Rock. Please do not watch your camera or phone while walking.Tonight you will stay at a hotel on the mountain so as to catch sunrise next day.
AM: Today you will get up in the early morning to witness the incredible sunset. When the mountain is still sleeping under starry sky, we will leave the hotel to occupy a vantage point and quietly wait for the thrilling moment. With the passage of time, the color of sky will change slowly. The sun finally show its head and the peaks are bathed in dazzling gold. After you enjoy the sunset, we will go back to hotel and have breakfast. Then move on to explore Lion Peak which got its name from the look like a crouching lion. You will visit Dawn Pavilion and see an interesting rock called “Stone Monkey Watching Sea”.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: Next we will hop on cable car and descend the mountain to visit Hongcun Village. This more than 800-year-old village is a typical representative of Hui-style building, mainly in black, white and grey colors. It was listed as World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. You will see many original residences from Ming and Qing dynasties here, among which Chengzhi Hall is an architectural masterpiece and enjoys the name of “Folk Forbidden City”. It has a lot of complex wood carvings with great artistic value. We will also stroll along the South Lake and absorb in the picturesque scenery.
After saying goodbye to the village, your guide and driver will transfer you to the train station/airport for your departure train/flight. Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey.
Please note the above price is not applicable for weekends and Chinese public holidays. For each weekend, there is additional USD46 per pax and the same for Chinese public holiday like National Holiday, May Day Holiday, please inquiry us.
2 people of same gender share one room. If you prefer better privacy, or there is no fellow traveler with same gender to match, you need to pay single supplement.
Shanghai and Huangshan train station/airport pick-up and drop-off
One way second-class bullet train ticket from Shanghai to Huangshan
Comfortable transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary
Cable cars up and down Huangshan Mountain
4 nights 4 stars hotel with daily breakfast
Professional English-speaking tour guide
One bottle of mineral water per person per day
4 Chinese-style lunches
Fuels, tolls and parking charges
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Arrival flight/train on the first day and departure flight/train on the last day
Guide service on the train
All personal expenses, optional activities and additional hotel services
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.