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11 Days China Jiangnan Regional Culture Tour(Shanghai-Nanjing-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Huangshan or Huizhou)

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Available from $1690

Shanghai + Nanjing + Suzhou + Hangzhou + Huizhou(Huangshan)
China Essence Tour China Jiangnan Tour 11 Days China Jiangnan Regional Culture Tour(Shanghai-Nanjing-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Huangshan or Huizhou)

Highlights: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, Private Guided with your own English speaking guide (otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.By the way, The itinerary below has a description for each day’s activities and attractions. You can enrich this tour with our add-ons. Inquire for free.

Day 1

Shanghai Night View

Place & Transport: Arrive in Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Shanghai)

Day 2

Place & Transport: Shanghai
Today's Activities: The Bund, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant

- The Bund: The 1.5-kilometer-long pedestrian with Huangpu River on the east side, is lined with European-style buildings on both sides, so it is also called "World Architectural Fair". Beautiful scenery together with shops, restaurants and bars offer much to see and do during a leisurely walk. The view at night is also magical with lighting on.
- The Shanghai World Financial Center: Shanghai World Financial Center, at 492 meters tall, is by far the tallest building in China, and the third tallest after Burj Dubai and Taipei 101. It combines functions of sightseeing, shopping, offices, hotels and restaurants.
- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: It gives an intersting exhibition of Shanghai's city planning in the past as well as in the future. The centerpiece is a huge scale model of Shanghai, which shows the layout the main buildings of this metropollis. Visitors will get to know the history, present and future developments of Shanghai through various displays and interactive exhibitions supported by multimedia and technology.
- Home's Restaurant: Home's Restaurant is located near the Nanjing Road. It specializes in Shanghai cuisine using the best local ingredients. Smoked fish and red jujube with sticky rice are well known in Shanghai. The restaurant enjoys a great reputation with diners from many parts of China and abroad.

Qinhuai river
Qinhuai River Scene

Day 3

Place & Transport: Shanghai to Nanjing,
Today's Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Nanjing), President Palace, Confucius Temple, The Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Qinhuai River Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Long Jiang Da Paidang restaurant

- President Palace: The President Palace dates from the Ming Dynasty, and was expanded and renamed the "Heavenly King Palace" during the time of Taiping's Heavenly Kingdom, a power established by rebels during the Qing dynasty. In 1912 the palace served as the headquarters of Dr, Sun-yat Sen's government.
- Confucius Temple: Confucius Temple is devoted to the memory of Confucius, the famous ancient Chinese philosopher and educator. The temple was built in Song Dynasty and has been the center of Confucian study for over one thousand years.
- The Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre : The hall was dedicated to the victims of the appalling Nanjing Massacre committed by the Japanese army during World War Two. The suppressed historical sorrow displayed and the somber atmosphere reflected always evokes passionate feelings of "no more wars" among its visitors.
- Qinhuai River Bazaar: Qinhuai River stretches 110 kilometers, and is a tributary of Yangtze River. The banks along the river were and are still the most prosperous area in Nanjing since ancient times.
- Long Jiang Da Paidang restaurant: Long Jiang Da Paidang restaurant is located at 96# Cao Changmen Street. The restaurant is decorated in Chinese traditional style. It serves Huaiyang Cuisine and local snacks. Dishes like Spicy Fried Tofu and Pancake with Pork Floss are popular with the locals.

Day 4

mingxiao mausoleum
Mingxiao Mausoleum

Place & Transport: Nanjing to Suzhou,
Today's Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Nanjing), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Suzhou), Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Dr Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Jiang Yu Hotel

- Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge: This is the first bridge independently designed and constructed by the Chinese themselves. The bridge was added to the Guinness World Records as the world's longest bridge featuring the dual functions of a highway and a railway.
- Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum: Mingxiaoling Mausoleum is a fine example of ancient China’s royal tomb. It is the tomb of Emperor Hongwu, the founder of Ming Dynasty. The mausoleum was built under heavy influence of China’s traditional theory of geomantic omen on location.
- Jiang Yu Hotel: Jiang Yu Hotel is a three star hotel. The dining room is on the second floor. It serves Chinese food based on the Huaiyang flavor. Recommended dishes include: Apple in hot toffee and Hot Plate Eggplant.

Day 5

Suzhou classical garden
Suzhou Garden

Place & Transport: Suzhou
Today's Activities:Tongli, Tongli Cruise, Humble Administrators Garden and Rickshaw ride
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Tongli: Tongli is an ancient water town with a history of more than one thousand years. It is surrounded by water on its four sides, and there are fifteen rivers inside the town, which are connected by 49 ancient bridges. Here you can also visit beautiful gardens, temples, and former residence of some famous figures in Chinese history.
- Tongli Cruise: Tongli Cruise is the best way to experince this water town.
- Humble Administrators Garden: The garden is the largest one of all the gardens in Suzhou. Centered around a large pond, there are numerous pavilions, bridges, terraces, chambers and towers. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, because a lot of walking is needed here.
- Rickshaw Ride: The rickshaw tour takes you into the old alleys of Suzhou City, where you can see ancient houses and bridges, and also the local people's life.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Suzhou to Hangzhou,
Today's Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Hangzhou), The Grand Canal, Panmen Gate, Suzhou No.1 Silk Spinning Mill
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Pine and Crane Restaurant

The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal

- The Grand Canal: The Grand Canal is the longest man-made waterway in the world. As you sail along the canal on boat, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of lakes, as well as people life alongside the banks.
- Panmen Gate: Pan Gate is the only existing ancient city gate in China that has both land and water entrances. It is part of the ancient city wall built in 514 BC that surrounded and protected Suzhou City.
- Pine and Crane Restaurant: Located near Humble Administrator's Garden, this old famous restaurant and serves Suzhou cuisine. The dishes are famous for the fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods. It is a very popular restaurant in Suzhou.

Day 7

Place & Transport: Hangzhou
Today's Activities: Lingyin Temple, Cruise on the West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Meijiawu Village
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Tianxinglou Restaurant

West Lake
Hangzhou West Lake

- Lingyin Temple: Built in 326, Lingyin Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in China that features numerous Buddhist pagodas, grottoes and rock carvings. The Feilai Peak beside the temple is 209-meter-tall limestone hill, very different from the surrounding sandstone mountains.
- Cruise on the West Lake: Take a small boat with maximum occupancy of 20 seats to Fairy Island in West Lake. It usually takes about 10 minutes to get to the island.
- Six Harmonies Pagoda: The Liuhe Pagoda is located on the north bank of the Qiantang River in the south of Hangzhou City.The Liuhe Pagoda is one of the famous ancient pagodas in our country and forms the wonderful sceneries of Hangzhou together with "the ten sceneries of the West Lake". Highly erected by the Qiantang River and to the south of the West Lake, it is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It was first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north"
- Tianxianglou Restaurant: Hangzhou Tianxianglou is the biggest hotel on the GaoYin Street and has a unique elegance and antique flavor. It is famous throughout China for it's Hangzhou style dishes.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Hangzhou to Huangshan
Today's Activities: Tunxi Acient Street
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan Mountain

- Tunxi Acient Street: The old commercial street is located in the center of Huangshan City. With a length of 832 meters, Tunxi Old Street preserves the architecture style of Song, Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is for pedestrians only, and you can find hundreds of shops, some are time-honored brands for more than 100 years.

Day 9

Place & Transport: Huangshan
Today's Activities: The Yellow Mountains, Cableway up
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Huangshan Mountain: The massive mountain range is considered to be the loveliest mountain in China, and is well known for its gorgeous scenery in every season. Its four supreme sights are Huangshan pine trees, peculiarly-shaped rocks, hot springs and the sea of clouds from above.
- Cableway up: You can enjoy the scenery along the way up to the yellow mountain by cable car.

Day 10

Place & Transport: Huangshan to Shanghai,
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Huangshan), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Shanghai), Xidi Village, Cableway down, , Hongcun Village
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Leigang villa

Hongcun Village
Huizhou Hongcun

- Xidi Village: Xidi Ancient Village was built about 900 years ago in the Song Dynasty. The major attractions are over 100 wooden houses with beautiful carvings that were preserved from Ming and Qing Dynasties. The memorial archway is also worth visiting.
- Cableway down:You can enjoy the scenery along the way down to the yellow mountain by cable car.
- Hongcun Village: It is an ancient village located near the southwest slopes of Huangshan Scenic Area. With a history of 800 years, Hongcun has Ming and Qing Dynasties’ architecture and carvingsthat are said to be among the best in China. Its picturesque scenery has drawn numerous artists and students to come and paint here.
- Leigang villa: Located on the top of the Leigang hill, Leigang Villa restaurant serves local style Chinese food. Lunch is served in a beautiful environment with pleasant scenery, as the restaurant is surrounded by a forest of bamboo and peach trees. The restaurant has a bird's eye view of Hongcun village.

Day 11

Place & Transport: Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals: Breakfast

China World Heritage Tour

Tour No. Seeraa JIANGNAN01

China Jiangnan Tour---China Jiangnan Regional Culture Tour
Feature: World Heritage in China, Huangshan, Hangzhou West Lake, Shanghai, Nanjing

  Classification Per Person Total
  1 ≥2495 $ 2495 $
  2-5 ≥1690 $ /
  6-9 ≥1404 $ /
  ≥ 10 ≥1200 $ /
 This table is not unchangeable. It can be refilled according  to the needs from different customers
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Service Included:

1. Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
2. Meals as specified in the itinerary, if needed. (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
3. Experienced English-speaking guide in tour
4. Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
5. Train as specified in the itinerary
6. Itinerary can be tailor-made or adjusted according to the specific needs

Service Excluded:
1. International transportation
2. Chinese visa ( how to apply for Chinese visa? )
3. Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
4. Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
5. Domestic flights ticket reservation

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 Shanghai On Request
 Nanjing On Request
 Suzhou On Request
 Hangzhou On Request
 Huangshan On Request

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