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Tour Overview

This 9 days private China tour package connects 4 beautiful cities – Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Huangshan. During the trip, you will enjoy both rich history and modern prosperity in the magic Shanghai. Then the Suzhou trip offers a chance to immerse in the tranquil atmosphere of exquisite traditional gardens.

While in Hangzhou, you will explore the picturesque West Lake and taste the local specialty – Longjing Tea. In the last stop – Huangshan, a wonderful hiking tour on Mt. Huangshan will highlight the whole trip.

Travel destinations: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huangshan
Suitable for: First-timers, Family, Couple
Tour type: Private

Highlights of this tour:

1. Stroll on Nanjing Road to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle
2. Enjoy the charming night scenery of the Huangpu River on the Bund
3. Visit one of the four most famous gardens in China – Lingering Garden
4. Take a leisure walk in China’s no.1 water town – Zhouzhuang
5. Appreciate beautiful scenery and touching stories that happened around the West Lake
6. Delve into the profound tea culture at Meijiawu Tea Village
7. Appreciate the natural landscapes of “the world’s most fantastic mountain” – Mt. Huangshan
8. Enjoy traditional Hui-style residential houses at Hongcun and Xidi Villages

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. When you arrive in Shanghai, your private local guide and driver will greet you at the exit of airport/train station. Before getting off the plane/train, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collected all your stuff. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement. If you need any suggestions, we will be very happy to help.

    Accommodation: Shanghai local 4 stars hotel

  2. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Shanghai Museum. After viewing thousands of precious collections there, we will move on to the classical Yuyuan Garden to immerse in the tranquil atmosphere here. Then, your guide will accompany you to the former French Concession to explore the history of Shanghai from 1849 to 1943.

    Shanghai Yu Garden
    Yu Garden

    Lunch is served at a local restaurant with authentic Shanghai cuisine. After that, we will set off to Shanghai World Financial Center to have a bird’s-eye-view of the Huangpu River. Next, your guide will lead you to Nanjing Road and optionally try some local snacks. When it gets dark, we will take a leisure walk along the Bund to admire various complexes and enjoy the beautiful night scene of the Huangpu River. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel at the end of the day.

    Accommodation: Shanghai local 4 stars hotel

    Shanghai The Bund during the Day
    The Bund during the Day

  3. After breakfast, your Shanghai guide will escort you to catch the bullet train to Suzhou. Upon arrival, you will meet your private Suzhou guide at the exit.

    We will start our Suzhou tour with Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China, sharing fame with Summer Palace in Beijing, Mountain Resort in Chengde, and Humble Administrator’s Garden also in Suzhou. After that, we will continue to Shantang Old Street. It used to be one of the busiest commercial blocks over 1,100 years ago. Today, you can still feel its prosperity, and also see the original lifestyle of local residences.

    After lunch, we will move on to Tiger Hill to delve into its graceful landscape and profound history. Our final stop is Suzhou's No.1 Silk Factory where you can learn how Chinese silk fabrics are produced.

    After that, our guide will accompany you to a local hotel for check-in.

    Accommodation: Suzhou local 4 stars hotel

    Suzhou Lingering Garden
    Small Penglai Isle in Lingering Garden

  4. As you will take a bullet train to Hangzhou in the afternoon, your private Suzhou guide will help you check out the hotel after breakfast. Please pack your belongings in advance. We will spend a whole morning exploring the Suzhou Museum. Your guide will show you around to appreciate valuable collections and enjoy the charm of local arts and customs.

    Suzhou Museum
    Suzhou Museum

    At noon, you will have local cuisine in a famous restaurant. Then we will head to Zhouzhuang, which enjoys a reputation as China's no.1 water town. Standing on a stone bridge, you can see a peaceful scene of well-preserved residences lining the waterways and old-style boats floating on the water.

    After visiting the old town, your guide will escort you to the train station to catch the bullet train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, your private Hangzhou guide will welcome you at the exit and transfer you to the downtown hotel for a good rest.

    Accommodation: Hangzhou local 4 stars hotel

    Zhouzhuang Water Town
    Zhouzhuang Water Town

  5. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will head to West Lake, the symbol of Hangzhou, showcasing picturesque scenery all year round. While visiting, your guide will point out good spots for taking photos and tell you romantic stories that happened here.

    Continue our trip to Lingyin Temple, one of the oldest and most significant Buddhist temples in China, to immerse in 1,700 years of Buddhist culture. Then hike to Feilai Peak. Along the way, you will feast your eyes on the unique landscape and countless Buddhas carved in various postures and sizes on the cliffs.

    West Lake in Hangzhou
    West Lake

    After lunch, we will head to Meijiawu Tea Village, which is encircled by hills fully planted with Longjing Tea. You will feel refreshed by the verdant surroundings filled with faint tea aroma and also enjoy a cup of tea. Then, we will further the exploration of Chinese tea culture at the China National Tea Museum.

    After the whole day’s visit, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hangzhou local 4 stars hotel

    Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Village
    Meijiawu Tea Village

  6. After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Huangzhou train station to take a bullet train to Huangshan, the last destination of this East China Tour. After meeting your private Huangshan guide, you will be led to a popular restaurant to have a hearty lunch.

    After lunch, we will set off to Tunxi Ancient Street, the most prosperous block in the downtown area with traditional Hui-style buildings of the Southern Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasties lined along flagstone streets. Numerous time-honored brands can be found here, making it an ideal place to buy local specialties, such as Four Treasures of Study, and Huangshan tea.

    Then, your guide will accompany you to check into a hotel. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement.

    Tips: It is recommended you prepare something for the coming Mt. Huangshan hiking tour, like snacks, hiking poles, comfortable shoes, and a jacket. Since the weather is changeable, packing a raincoat is also necessary.

    Accommodation: Huangshan local 4 stars hotel

    Huangshan Tunxi Ancient Street
    Tunxi Ancient Street

  7. Mt. Huangshan is one of the greatest mountains in China, boasting strange pines, queer rocks, a sea of clouds, and hot springs. Today, our wonderful Huangshan hiking tour begins!

    After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up, and then we will drive for about 1 hour to Huangshan Mountain. Upon arrival, a shuttle bus will transfer you to Cloud Valley Temple. We will take a cable car here up to White-Goose Ridge. Then follow the staircases to enjoy the breathtaking scenery at North Sea, Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, and West Sea Valley.

    The whole hiking may take about 3 hours. If you are still in good shape and want to explore more, we can continue to Sky Sea Scenic Area to enjoy the gorgeous sunset at Bright Summit and explore Flying-over Rock.

    Tonight, you will stay at a hotel on the mountain so as to catch the sunrise the next day.

    Accommodation: Huangshan Mountain 4 stars hotel

    Huangshan Hiking
    Huangshan Hiking

  8. Today we will leave the hotel in the early morning to witness the incredible sunrise. Your guide will lead you to occupy a vantage point to catch the thrilling moment.

    After that, we will go back to the hotel to have breakfast. Then we will take a hike to explore the Lion Peak which looks exactly like a crouching lion, the Dawn Pavilion, and an interesting rock called "Stone Monkey Watching Sea". 

    Then we will go down the mountain by cable car, and our 2-day Huangshan hiking tour comes to an end.

    Your private Huangshan guide will escort you back to the hotel in the downtown area. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement. But it is highly recommended you seize the chance to further explore the city with your family or friends and capture more memorable moments for this 9-day tour in China.

    Accommodation: Huangshan local 4 stars hotel

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

  9. Today you will delve into the traditional rural lifestyle of Huangshan in two well-preserved villages, Hongcun and Xidi. After breakfast, we will head to Hongcun Village first, which was established 800 years ago. Our guide will show you around, introduce features of Hui-style architecture, and help you take photos of buildings and picturesque rustic scenery.

    Lunch is not included in this China tour package, but your guide is happy to recommend some local restaurants for you.

    Then, we will move on to Xidi Ancient Village. It is well-known as "the treasure house of ancient residential architectures". Besides enjoying traditional residences, you may have a special experience chatting with locals, if interested, to better understand their lifestyle and unique local traditions.

    When the visit is over, your guide and driver will transfer you to the train station/airport for your departure train/flight. This 9 days Private China Tour Package of Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Huangshan ends here. Wish you a pleasant journey!

    Visit 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.

 

Kind Notice:

July and August are the peak season for this tour when it would apply to the high season. Chinese public holidays such as Chinese National Holidays would apply much higher price and you are not suggested to do the tour during these periods.

Price includes

  • Train station/airport pick-up and drop-off in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Huangshan
  • Second-class bullet train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou, Suzhou to Hangzhou, and Hangzhou to Huangshan
  • Comfortable transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Boat cruise at West Lake
  • Cable cars up and down Huangshan Mountain
  • 8 nights 4 stars hotel with daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • 5 Chinese-style lunches
  • Fuels, tolls, and parking charges
  • Government tax

Price excludes

  • 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
  • Tips to the tour guide/driver
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