China Essentials plus Huangshan & Hangzhou 14 days

China Essentials plus Huangshan & Hangzhou 14 days

See for yourself the ancient and modern aspects of this fascinating and flourishing country. Our very affordable tour also includes the scenic “Yellow Mountains” and the pretty lakeside city of Hangzhou.

Beijing  •  Great Wall  •  Xian  •  Suzhou  •  Shanghai • Huangshan • Hangzhou
  • Group Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Beijing
    Arrive Beijing airport and transfer to your hotel.
    Stay three nights at the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel in Beijing.
    Day 2 – Great Wall excursion
    Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China where you can walk on top of the wall and appreciate the scale of this remarkable structure as it snakes down valleys and along ridge lines as far as the eye can see. On the way back to Beijing stop at the Ming Tombs and stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues. This evening be entertained by a Kong Fu Show. (B,L,D)
    Day 3 – Beijing
    Today you will visit the famous sights of Beijing including the majestic Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Olympic Green to see the “Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube”. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner. (B,L,D)
    Day 4 – Depart Beijing
    In the morning tour the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets. Stop at one of the courtyard homes for lunch. See the panda house at Beijing Zoo, then visit the Summer Palace, the summer retreat of the imperial court set in beautiful gardens with lakes and pavilions. Transfer to the rail station to board the overnight train to Xian.
    Stay one night on the overnight train. (B,L)
    Day 5 – Arrive Xian
    Arrive Xian early this morning and transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, one of the best museums in China, the Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built to house Buddhist scriptures.
    Stay two nights in Xian the Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel. (B,L)
    Day 6 – Xian
    Today you will see another amazing sight; the Terracotta Warriors and Horses still standing in battle formation as placed 2000 years ago. Visit the large exhibition halls where excavation and restoration work is on-going. Later walk along the top of 500 year old City Wall. This evening try a Dumpling Banquet and see the colourful Tang Dance Show. (B,L,D)
    Day 7 – Xian to Suzhou
    Transfer to the railway station for the high speed train (0929/1604) to Suzhou, a city famous for its exquisite gardens and traditional canal living. Visit the old town and take a boat ride on the small canals.
    Stay two nights at the Suzhou Holiday Inn Express Hotel. (B)
    Day 8 – Suzhou
    Visit the classical Lingering Garden then learn about silk production and see highly skilled textile work at a silk factory. Visit Tongli, the ancient water town, in the afternoon. (B,L)
    Day 9 – Suzhou to Shanghai
    Travel back to Shanghai. Take a guided stroll along the Bund, enjoy a panoramic view over the city from the sightseeing floor in the 2nd Sphere of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and see the thriving waterfront on a Huangpo River cruise.
    Stay one night at the Bund Riverside Hotel in Shanghai. (B,L)
    Day 10 – Shanghai to Huangshan
    Take a high speed train to Huangshan (G1509 0831/1315). Visit Tunxi Old Street in the afternoon.
    Stay one night at the Xin’an Country Villa Hotel. (B,L)
    Day 11 – Yellow Mountains
    Drive to the Huangshan Scenic Zone, one of China’s most famous mountain ranges. Take a cable car to the summit and spend the day enjoying the views combining mist covered granite peaks and twisted pine trees.
    Stay overnight on the mountain at the Shilin Hotel. (B,L,D)
    Day 12 – Huangshan to Hangzhou
    You may be blessed with magical sunrise views over the mountains this morning. Travel down to the charming ancient village of Hongcun with its narrow alleys, lake views and traditional halls. Continue by high speed train to Hangzhou (G1507 1350/1659), famed for its lakeside setting amongst gardens and green hills.
    Stay one night at the Xinqiao Hotel in Hangzhou. (B,L)
    Day 13 – Hangzhou – Shanghai
    Take a boat ride on pretty West Lake, visit the Lingyin Temple and Six Harmonies Pagoda. A visit to the traditional Chinese Medicine Museum is sure to intrigue.  Take a high speed train back to Shanghai and a private transfer to your hotel.
    Stay one night at the Bund Riverside Hotel in Shanghai. (B,L)
    Day 14 – Depart Shanghai
    Time at leisure until a transfer to the airport for the flight home. (B)

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    • Group departure dates and prices

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      Prices are per person, in Australian dollars.  Please confirm prices when booking.

    • Price Includes:
      • 12 nights in quality, well located 4 star hotels.
      • 1 night on overnight train, soft class, four-share sleeping compartment.
      • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 4 dinners, plus a glass of local beer, tea or bottled water with lunch and dinner
      • All transfers, sightseeing, entrance fees, evening entertainment
      • High speed trains Xian-Suzhou, Shanghai-Huangshan-Hangzhou-Shanghai, second class seats

      Price Excludes:

      • Visa fees
      • Gratuities

      Tour prices and inclusions based on a minimum of 2 passengers.  Hotel surcharges may apply during local holidays and events.
      Surcharge for two berth compartment on the overnight train Beijing-Xian: $130 pp
      Surcharge for first class seat on high speed train Xian-Suzhou: $135 pp
      Surcharge for first class seat on high speed train Shanghai-Huangshan: $68 pp
      Surcharge for first class seat on high speed train Huangshan-Hangzhou: $56 pp


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    China Essentials plus Huangshan & Hangzhou 14 days


    • Walk on the Great Wall
    • Visit Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors
    • The mist covered granite peaks and twisted pine trees of Huangshan
    • Suzhou’s gardens, canals and silk crafts
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