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Tour Overview

This 6 Days Shanghai Huangshan and Suzhou Tour is a perfect choice for you to experience the diversity and beauty of China. Immerse yourself in the modern allure of Shanghai, explore the classical gardens and canals of Suzhou, and marvel at the majestic beauty of Huangshan, known as the mountain of wonders. Discover the ancient charm of Tongli Water Town and Hongcun Village, delving into China’s rich history and culture. This journey promises a diverse and unforgettable exploration of China’s most vibrant cities and natural wonders.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience the sky walk on the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center, the third tallest building in the world, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
2. Visit Lingering Garden and Retreat and Reflection Garden, two of the four most famous classical gardens in China and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and admire their exquisite design and beauty.
3. Suzhou’s Classical Charm: Explore Suzhou’s classical elegance with visits to UNESCO-listed Retreat and Reflection Garden and historic streets featuring Ming and Qing dynasty architecture.
4. Take a boat ride along the canals of Tongli Water Town, look into traditional culture and lifestyle in China’s Jiangnan area.
5. Majestic Huangshan Wonders: Witness the wonders of Huangshan, hiking through North Sea Scenic Area and West Sea Grand Canyon for spectacular views of peculiar peaks, rocks, and a sea of clouds.
6. Cultural Immersion in Hongcun: Conclude your journey in Hongcun Village, a UNESCO-listed site celebrated for its unique water system, architecture, and cultural heritage.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Shanghai, China's largest and most prosperous city! Upon arriving at Shanghai airport, our friendly guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. They will escort you to your hotel in our private air-conditioned vehicle. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this incredible metropolis at your own pace.

    Your local professional guide can offer suggestions for activities to enjoy the city's nightlife.

    Accommodation: Downtown Shanghai

  2. Today, immerse yourself in a full-day exploration of Shanghai, a city that seamlessly blends modernity with tradition, East with West.ji

    Begin your morning with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, one of China's premier museums, housing an extensive collection of ancient Chinese art and cultural relics, including bronze ware, porcelain, jade, calligraphy, painting, and more.

    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum
    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum

    Afterwards, take a stroll down Wukang Road, a historic street showcasing the diverse architectural styles of early 20th-century Shanghai. Admire the former residences of renowned figures such as Ba Jin, Soong Ching-ling, and Zhang Ailing.

    Following lunch, head to the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) in the Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District. As the tallest building in Shanghai and the third tallest globally, the SWFC offers a breathtaking experience on the 100th floor's sky walk—a transparent glass walkway providing a thrilling and panoramic view of the city.

    Continue your exploration with a visit to Nanjing Road, Shanghai's most popular shopping destination, featuring everything from luxury brands to local specialties. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and vibrant neon lights along the street.

    Shanghai Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street at night
    Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

    Cap off your day at the Bund, Shanghai's iconic waterfront, where the contrast between old and new, colonial and futuristic buildings on both sides of the river creates a captivating scene. Capture the charm of the city through photos and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

    Evening ideas: Attend an acrobatic show or a Chinese opera performance, or embark on a Huangpu River night cruise to marvel at the dazzling skyline of Shanghai.

    Accommodation: Downtown Shanghai

    the Bund
    The Bund, Shanghai

  3. This morning, board a high-speed train to Suzhou, a city renowned for its classical gardens and picturesque canals. The train journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

    Upon arrival in Suzhou, visit Lingering Garden, one of China's four most famous gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This masterpiece of landscape design features exquisite pavilions, corridors, rockeries, ponds, and flowers, providing an immersive experience as you wander through the garden.

    Suzhou Lingering Garden
    Small Penglai Isle in Lingering Garden

    Next, explore Shantang Ancient Street, a historic thoroughfare dating back to the Tang Dynasty. Lined with old houses, shops, temples, and bridges, this street reflects the traditional culture and lifestyle of Suzhou. Take a boat ride along the canal to soak in the scenery.

    In the afternoon, discover Tiger Hill, a scenic spot known as the "miniature Penglai." The hill boasts natural beauty and historical relics, including the leaning Yunyan Pagoda, Sword-Testing Rock, and the Tomb of King He Lu.

    Suzhou Tiger Hill
    Tiger Hill

    Conclude your day with a visit to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, where you can learn about the history and process of silk production, from silkworms to finished products. Consider purchasing some high-quality silk souvenirs.

    After the tour, check in to your hotel and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

    Accommodation: Suzhou

  4. After enjoying breakfast, bid farewell to Suzhou and make your way to Tongli Water Town, a captivating ancient town surrounded by waterways and connected by charming bridges. Explore the highlights of Tongli Water Town, including the Retreat and Reflection Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring elegant pavilions, rockeries, and ponds. Visit the Pearl Tower, a three-story wooden pagoda offering panoramic views of the town, and the Tuisi Hall, a well-preserved mansion showcasing traditional Ming and Qing dynasty architecture and culture. Take in the picturesque scenery of ancient Tongli on a boat ride along the canals, immersing yourself in the tranquil atmosphere.

    Suzhou Tongli Water Town
    Tongli Water Town

    The afternoon is free for your journey to Shanghai to catch a high-speed train to Huangshan, which takes approximately 2.5-3 hours. Huangshan, known as Yellow Mountain, is celebrated for its four wonders: peculiar peaks, spectacular rocks, a sea of clouds, and hot springs.

    Accommodation: in Huangshan

  5. Following breakfast, travel to the foot of Mt. Huangshan and board a park bus to Yungu Temple. From there, take a cable car to the North Sea Scenic Area, the mountain's most popular and developed region. Marvel at some of Huangshan's most famous peaks and rocks, including the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, and Flower Blooming on a Brush Tip.

    Guest-Greeting Pine Huangshan
    Guest-Greeting Pine on Yellow Mountain

    Embark on a walk to the West Sea Grand Canyon, a deep and narrow valley offering breathtaking views of cliffs, peaks, and forests. Descend to the canyon's bottom, where you'll find the Fairy Walking Bridge, a natural stone arch spanning a chasm. Enjoy the serenity of the canyon, away from the crowds.

    If time permits, explore the Sky Sea Scenic Area, a vast sea of clouds covering mountain peaks and valleys. Admire the sunset from Bright Summit, Huangshan's second-highest peak, and visit the Flying-over Rock, a massive rock seemingly suspended in the air.

    After a full day of hiking and sightseeing, rest at your mountain hotel.

    Accommodation: on Mt. Huangshan

    Yellow Mountain Flying-over Rock
    Flying-over Rock

  6. Early in the morning, witness the sunrise from Refreshing Terrace, a viewing platform facing east. Watch the sun rise from the sea of clouds, casting golden rays on the peaks and rocks.

    Following breakfast, continue your hike to the Dawn Pavilion, the best vantage point for views of the Beginning-to-Believe Peak and Lion Peak. Visit the Stone Monkey Watching the Sea, a rock resembling a monkey perched on the cliff's edge.

    Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on Mt. Huangshan
    Stone Monkey Watching the Sea

    Take a cable car to exit the mountain, where your driver and guide will meet you. They will escort you to Hongcun Village, a picturesque ancient village and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique water system, exquisite architecture, and rich culture. Explore the Moon Pond, Chengzhi Hall, and South Lake, soaking in panoramic views of the village and the mountain.

    After Hongcun sightseeing, your guide will accompany you to the Huangshan airport or train station for your departure. We wish you a pleasant onward adventure!

    Hongcun Village
    Hongcun Village

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • Private land transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver;
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide service as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Main entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary;
  • Domestic flights (economy class) or high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation, meals, and activities as listed in the itinerary;
  • One bottle of water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance;
  • Government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Any optional golf car/battery car/shuttle bus/horse ride/boat cruise etc. inside the attractions;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • China visa;
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated if you think we did a great job;
  • Flights or trains to Shanghai and off Huangshan.
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