6 Days Shanghai and Huangshan Classic Tour Package
Looking for a side trip from Shanghai? This 6 days tour will be a perfect chance to explore the splendid history, rich culture and gorgeous scenery that Shanghai and Huangshan has to offer. Beautiful classic gardens, lively pedestrian street, antique water town, breathtaking Huangshan Mountain and typical Hui-style buildings are waiting for you. And the convenient bullet train makes the tour from Shanghai to Huangshan easier. Join this tour to unlock the best of the two cities.
Shanghai Maglev Train, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River, Nanjing Road, Bund, Zhujiajiao Water Town, Cloud Valley Temple, Mt. Huangshan, Hongcun Ancient village, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Jade Buddha Temple
Welcome to Shanghai! Upon your arrival at Shanghai Airport, your guide will greet you at the exit of arrival hall by holding a name sign (before getting off the plane, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your stuff). Then your guide and driver will transfer you to your downtown hotel for a good rest.
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. Next, continue to visit Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. It stands on People’s Square and the ever-changing face of Shanghai and is an essential place for tourists who are interested in the evolution of the city.
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. 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 at the Bund, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Huangpu River alongside, 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.
Accommodation: Shanghai local 4 stars hotel
Day 3 Shanghai-Huangshan by Bullet Train (B+L)
Attractions: Zhujiajiao Water Town (B+L)
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.
We will directly drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town. You will stroll along the old-time town while listening to the guide’s introduction about its history. The town could be dated back to even 1,700 years ago, as early as the time of Three Kingdoms. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, the village grew into a town and got the name “Zhujiacun Village”. The appearance of the town we see today was left from the Ming Dynasty. Nowadays the ancient town is best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The highlight things to see here are: Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God’s Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Capture snapshots of charming alleyways and ancient stone houses. You can also take the optional boat cruise here if you are interested.
After lunch, 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 take you to your downtown hotel. 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.
Accommodation: Huangshan local 4 stars hotel
Day 4 Huangshan Mountain (B)
Attractions: Cloud Valley Temple, Mt. Huangshan (B)
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby after breakfast and drive about 1 hour to the mountain. Upon arrival, you will take the shuttle bus to Cloud Valley Temple and then take a cable car up the Huangshan Mountain (Yellow 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.
Accommodation: Huangshan Mountain 4 stars hotel
Day 5 Huangshan Mountain & Hongcun Ancient Village and Huangshan Departure (B)
Attractions: Mt. Huangshan, Hongcun Ancient village (B)
Today you will get up in the early morning to witness the incredible sunrise. When Huangshan 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 sunrise, 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”. 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 for your bullet train back to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, your local driver will wait for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sing and drive you to downtown hotel.
Accommodation: Shanghai local 4 stars hotel
Day 6 Shanghai Departure (B)
Attractions: Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Jade Buddha Temple (B)
Today is your last day in Shanghai with us. After breakfast, your guide and driver will take you to visit Jade Buddha Temple which was built in the Qing Dynasty to keep two jade Buddha statues brought back from Burma by a monk named Huigen. It is more than 100 years old now. Then you will head to Shanghai World Financial Center, one of the highest building in Shanghai to offer you the birdview of this beautiful city.
After the lunch, your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey.
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.