| 8 Days Splendid China Tour(Shanghai/Suzhou/Hangzhou +Xi¡¯an)
East China, the most prosperous area in this wonderful land, with a mild climate. Highly populated and developed, it is known as the beautiful Jiangnan Shuixiang(South China Water County)and Exquisite private gardens impress you with the peaceful and harmonial life style of Chinese.
DAY 01: Arrival in Shanghai D|
Arrive in Shanghai, transfer to visit the City Center. Then tour the Pudong New Developed Area, where we tour the riverside park along the Huangpu River appreciating the third highest TV Tower in the world as well as the Jinmao Tower, the third tallest building in the world after breakfast. Check in hotel after lunch for rest. Then we visit ¡°Bund¡±. We will stroll along the ¡°Bund¡± (waterfront), which will give you a grand view of the ¡°Wall Street¡± of the Orient, recalling the modern history in the last century of this great city. Nearby is the famous Nanjing Shopping Road.
DAY 02: Shanghai/Suzhou B/L/D
Transfer to Suzhou (2 hours). Suzhou is the city with over 2,500 years of history and regarded by Marco Polo as the ¡°Venice of the Orient¡±. Suzhou is also known as the Silk Capital of the World. You will visit the Serging Waves Garden, the oldest existing garden in the city and one of four most famous classical gardens in China built in Song Dynasty 900 years ago. And then view the Panmen City Wall and the Ancient Narrow Canal. Lunch. Visit to the Tai Pingfang Mosque, which is the only mosque in Suzhou. Then visit the Suzhou NO.1 Silk Factory and learn the ancient art of making Chinese silk products by hand. Also, you will enjoy a silk fashion show and do some shopping. Afterward you will go to a Freshwater Pearl Farm. Check in hotel and then transfer for dinner.
DAY 03: Suzhou/Hangzhou B/L/D
After breakfast, Transfer to Hangzhou (3 hours). Hang Zhou is one of the Seven Ancient Capital Cities in China known for its beautiful landscape and praised as ¡°Heaven on Earth¡±. Today¡¯s activities begin with a stroll along the ¡°Su Causeway¡± viewing the beautiful scenery of the famous West Lake. From there we visit the Tea Village, the hometown of the number one Chinese green tea ¨C Long Jing. After lunch, you will visit the Phoenix Mosque, which is one of the four most famous mosques in the east of China with a history of more than 1,000 years. Then you will go to visit the traditional Chinese Pharmacy¡ªBao Shu Tang.
DAY 04: Hangzhou/Shanghai B/L/D
After breakfast, transfer back to Shanghai (3 hours). Visit the most famous mosque in Shanghai¡ªXiao Taoyuan Mosque (means little peach garden mosque). After Dzohor and Asar Prayers, proceed for shopping at Nanjing Shopping Road.
DAY 05: Shanghai B/L/D
This morning go to the Shanghai Old Town, with its history dating back some 400 years. People love this area due to the variety of commodities and shops available. This morning will be spent in the best shopping markets ¨C Shanghai Textile market for clothes and general merchandise. Here you will be able to test your bargaining skills.
DAY 06: Shanghai/Xi'an B/L/D
After breakfast, you are free at own leisure till take domestic flight to Xi¡¯an.
DAY 07: Xi'an B/L/D
This morning, visit The Hua Jue Great Mosque and Muslim Street. In the afternoon, go to The Terracotta Warriors Museum. Arguably one of China's most famous and popular tourist sites, the Terracotta Warriors are among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th Century. The warriors have made Xian the biggest tourist destination today and the wealth in this city owes much to their discovery. This incredible collection of 6,000 men and their horses was actually discovered completely by accident by a group of peasants in 1974 who were digging a well! In a bizarre twist, the man who supposedly discovered them now sits in a hall at the site signing postcards of the stone army. The warriors are over 2,000 years old and were originally constructed to protect the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Another not-to-be-missed scenery is Huaqing Hot Spring, which is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei in the Tang Dynasty. Thereafter, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square. It¡¯s the biggest fountain square in Asia.
DAY 08: Xi'an/Shanghai B/L
After breakfast, you'll visit of Ancient City Wall. The Xi'an City Wall is not only the most complete city wall that has survived in China, but it's also one of the largest and most complete ancient military systems of defense in the world. The city walls here were actually built on the fortifications of the Tang Forbidden City. After lunch, transfer to the airport, go back to your home.
(based on per person and shown in US Dollar)
|Departure dates and prices
1.Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast in 3-starred Hotels (based on 2 persons share one twin bed room)
3.Transfer Between airports, railway stations, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in city by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.
4.Entrance fees to scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary.
5.Lunches and dinners as shown in the itinerary marked with "L/D".
1.Sightseeing, service not mentioned in the itinerary
2.Meals: any meals which are not specified with ¡®B¡¯, ¡®L¡¯, or ¡®D¡¯;
4.Excess Baggage Charges
5.Tips to local guides and drivers.
8.Single room supplement.
1.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
2.Prices and Itinerary are valid in 2010, but may vary according to your travel time and tour availability (e.g.: China special events time such as; Chinese holiday periods: April 30th - May 7th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in January.)
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