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Elegance of China

11-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou

Code:P10
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
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Elegance of China

This itinerary brings you a journey filled with history, culture, nature and architecture. You will be led to ancient capitals including Beijing and Xian to discover the must-go world heritages, and to the small golden triangle made up of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou to appreciate Chinese garden architectures, ancient water town and tea plantations.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Be a tea farmer in the dragon-well tea village and cruise the picturesque West Lake.
  • Admire the exquisite Master of Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town in Suzhou.
  • Hike on the majestic ancient fortifications of Mutianyu Great Wall along mountaintops.
  • Explore 24 emperors' residence of the Forbidden City and local residence of old Hutongs.
  • Uncover the full-sized burial Terra-cotta Army and clay miniature world of the Hanyang Tombs.
  • Discover the old and modern multicultural architectures in the Bund and French Consession.

Elegance of China

11-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou

Code:P10
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1918
Tour Highlights
  • Be a tea farmer in the dragon-well tea village and cruise the picturesque West Lake.
  • Admire the exquisite Master of Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town in Suzhou.
  • Hike on the majestic ancient fortifications of Mutianyu Great Wall along mountaintops.
  • Explore 24 emperors' residence of the Forbidden City and local residence of old Hutongs.
  • Uncover the full-sized burial Terra-cotta Army and clay miniature world of the Hanyang Tombs.
  • Discover the old and modern multicultural architectures in the Bund and French Consession.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Airport-hotel transfer. Free exploration in the neighbourhood.
Luxury: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, you are greeted by your guide at the exit and then taken to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Take a rickshaw ride in Hutongs. Paint a Peking Opera facial mask at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

Morning tour starts from admiring the most iconic construction of Beijing, Tiananmen Square. Lingere for a while to take some photos, and then stroll to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage featuring as 24 emperors' imperial palace dating back to 1420. Follow your guide to discover more palaces and halls and appreciate those unrivalled buildings. Savor the priceless antiques and relics on display, and get insights into their supreme artistry and the anecdotes of the past.

Then embark on a rickshaw ride diving into the interwoven hutong alleys to explore common people's residences and customs, which have been dwelled for generations since 700 years ago. At a courtyard here, you'll learn to paint a facial mask of the Peking Opera, which could be a lovely souvenir to bring home. Afterwards, head back to your hotel and relax for a free night.

Hall of Heavenly Purity
Magnificent white marble railings in Forbidden City
Day 3
Beijing
Hike on the Mutianyu Great Wall. Make a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Wander in the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Begin your day with a visit to the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowed and best-preserved section of the Great Wall. Take a round-trip cable car, so that you'll have more time to hike on this "colossal dragon" along mountaintops and to enjoy the marvelous scenery.

On your way back, make a stopover to take great photos of the landmarks of 2008 Olympics -- Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Then you'll get to the 290-hectare Summer Palace, the most quintessential imperial garden in China. Stroll at leisure in this harmonious world abounding with delicate natural landscape and architectural masterpieces.

Summer Palace
Sunset at Kunming Lake in Summer Palace
Day 4
Beijing-Xi'an by Highspeed Train
Pay tribute to the Temple of Heaven and join morning activities with local people. Hop aboard a highspeed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Early in the morning, ramble around the peculiar buildings in the Temple of Heaven, where emperors used to worship heaven and pray for harvest. It is also a park highlighted by the locals practicing Tai Chi, diabolo, singing opera, etc. and you are more than welcome to join them.

After the exercise, you will be escorted to the high-speed railway station for a 4.5-hour ride to Xi'an. When you arrive, meet your local guide and ride to the hotel.

Day 5
Xi'an
Admire the Terra-cotta Army. Walk on the City Wall. Visit the Great Mosque and enjoy free time in the Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast

Today, the first site awaiting you is the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a large number of life-sized clay army buried with Qinshihuang, the First Emperor of Qin. Spot the differences among them in faces, hairstyles and uniforms, appreciate the supreme craftsmanship and learn about the unsolved mysteries on pigment, bronze sword, etc.

Then drive back to the city and ascend the City Wall, the largest and best preserved Chinese city fortifications. You could choose to walk or cycle on the rectangular wall to enjoy the panoramic scenery and snap photos from the best angles.

At last, visit the Great Mosque characterized by Chinese-Islamic style. And enjoy yourself in the bustling Muslim Quarter discovering your favorite snacks and handiwork.

Terracotta Army
The only intact famous kneeling archer discovered among over 8,000 terracotta soldiers
Day 6
Xi'an-Hangzhou by Flight
Admire the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Museum and Hanyang Tombs. Then fly to Hangzhou.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

Start your exploration with a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and admire its architectural miracle.

Continue to visit the Xi'an Museum and unveil the history from the 13th century ago.

On your way to the airport, call at the Hanyang Tombs (Hanyangling Mausoleum) to uncover the daily life of Emperor Jingdi of Han Dynasty as you ramble atop the glass walkways looking down at the numerous vivid maids, ministers, animals, living goods and other clay figures.

Then fly to Hangzhou and meet your local guide.

Day 7
Hangzhou
Learn about the tea culture in Meijiawu Tea Village. Admire Buddhist grottoes carved in Feilai Peak. Roam in the tranquil Lingyin Temple.
Breakfast

Ride to Meijiawu Tea Village and call at a farmhouse of a national tea specialist. Follow our tea specialist to wander around the tea plantations, and learn how to pick pea leaves and stir-fry tea. Then immerse yourself in the graceful tea ceremony and get to know the traditional way of making and tasting tea.

Continue your sightseeing with a cruise on the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Savor the landscape that designed with the wisdom of humans & nature coexistence and get to know China's top two romance stories, namely the Butterfly Lovers and Madame White Snake.

On your walking tour towards the Lingyin Temple, you will first be surprised by hundreds of fantastic Buddhist grottoes carved in Feilai Peak. Then reach the temple, which literally means the Temple of the Soul's Retreat, and you'll stand in awe of the imperatorial Buddhas and Arhats.

West Lake
Peaceful West Lake with blooming lotus flowers in Hangzhou
Day 8
Hangzhou-Shanghai by High Speed Train
Visit the Six-Harmony Pagoda. Ramble in the Southern Song Imperial Street.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Today, visit the city's landmark attraction, the Six-Harmony Pagoda built on a hill by the Qiantang River. Appreciate the vivid tile carvings and learn about the architectural mystery as you step towards the top, where you could enjoy a stunning bird's eye view of the water surface of the river and the cityscape.

Continue to ramble in the Southern Song Imperial Street, exploring the local specialties, architectures and folklore.

Afterwards, take a high-speed train for about 1 hour to Shanghai.

Day 9
Shanghai
Refresh yourself in the Yu Garden. Stroll along Nanjing Road and the Bund. Overlook Shanghai atop the Shanghai World Financial Center. Visit Xintiandi and finish your tour at the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

In the morning, go for a walk in Yuyuan Garden to savor the refreshing landscape and explore the exquisite halls and chambers.

Next, stroll along the bustling Nanjing Road to the Bund, where you'll be stunned by the classical and revival buildings in greatly different types.

Then reach the top of the 492-meter-high Shanghai World Financial Center to overlook the metropolis.

Continue to visit Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) for a sight of the intertwined multicultural constructions designed in old or fashion styles.

At last, roam in the peaceful Jade Buddha Temple, known for the Reclining Jade Buddha statue brought from Burma in the late 19th century.

Day 10
Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai
Explore the Master of the Nets Garden. Roam in Tongli Water Town (an operational boat-cruise included).
Breakfast

After a comfortable ride to Suzhou, enjoy your full-day poetic trip combining the classic garden and water town.

First, explore the Master of Nets Garden. It is the smallest but the most elegant landscape garden in Suzhou, which successfully illustrates the balance between residential quarter and natural beauty in miniature. As you roam around the delicate ponds, gardens, halls and pavilions, you would be amazed at the designer's brilliance.

Then pay a visit to the Tongli Water Town that is over 1,000 years old. By the crisscrossing water canals stand a number of well-preserved stone bridges, private gardens, mansions, temples and celebrities' former residences. An optional boat-cruise along the waterways is a perfect way to unveil the moving idyllic scenery.

Return to Shanghai and have a good night.

Master of Nets Garden
Delicate traditional Chinese garden in Suzhou
Day 11
Depart from Shanghai
Farewell to China! Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Your wonderful journey ends, and you are escorted to the airport for departure flight.

Accommodations
BeijingXianHangzhouShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Hangzhou
Luxury

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Luxury
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Beijing

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Hangzhou

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.

Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior
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Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Hangzhou

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$2096 US$2616
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$1918 US$2429
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
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