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Scenic China with Yellow Mountain

7-Day Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou

Code:SH08
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
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Scenic China with Yellow Mountain

On the 7-day tour, you will discover the scenic highlights of China including Huangshan and Hangzhou by the high speed train from China's megacity Shanghai. Discover the mix of Shanghai's past and modern side with its packed skyscrapers and old Shikumen buildings. Venture to the majestic Yellow Mountain to soak up the most incredible views of peaks, pines and clouds. The tour concludes with China's elegant Hangzhou, where you will appreciate the West Lake on a leisure boat cruise plus an in-depth tea cultural experience in Meijiawu Tea Plantation.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Absorb Chinese landscape in Yu Garden and appreciate the Bund with exotic buildings.
  • Ascend atop Shanghai World Financial Center for the amazing panorama over the Bund.
  • Soak up the ancient folk residence and customs in the World Heritage-listed Hongcun Village.
  • Conquer Yellow Mountain with an overnight stay and admire an amazing sunrise.
  • Explore the most splendid views of peaks and pines in the less-traveled West Sea Canyon.
  • Relax on a boat cruise to admire the dreamy West Lake.
  • Learn to hand-pick and stir-fry tea from the national tea specialist and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Scenic China with Yellow Mountain

7-Day Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou

Code:SH08
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1303
Tour Highlights
  • Absorb Chinese landscape in Yu Garden and appreciate the Bund with exotic buildings.
  • Ascend atop Shanghai World Financial Center for the amazing panorama over the Bund.
  • Soak up the ancient folk residence and customs in the World Heritage-listed Hongcun Village.
  • Conquer Yellow Mountain with an overnight stay and admire an amazing sunrise.
  • Explore the most splendid views of peaks and pines in the less-traveled West Sea Canyon.
  • Relax on a boat cruise to admire the dreamy West Lake.
  • Learn to hand-pick and stir-fry tea from the national tea specialist and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Shanghai
Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is free for your exploration.


Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your tour guide holding a name sign at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest. Enjoy some free time exploring the local neighborhood on your own. 

Day 2
Shanghai
Explore the classical Yu Garden and the Bund. Ascend atop Shanghai World Financial Center to overlook the modern skylines. Discover Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) and the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Yu Garden located in Shanghai's old center. Dating back to Ming dynasty, the private garden was originally built for the owner's parents to spend their old age. Along the winding long corridors could be seen more enchanting views hidden among the tranquil oasis.

Then, take a leisure stroll at the Bund to absorb the exotic buildings that blended so well with the metropolitan vibe, followed by a stunning panorama from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center with an impressive height of 474 meters (1,555 ft).

Next, a visit to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) brings you back to the old Shanghai with traditional Shikumen buildings scattered around.

Conclude your day at the tranquil Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest Reclining Jade Buddha statue imported from Burma.

Then you will be transferred back to your hotel for a good rest.

The Bund
Glamourous night view of the Bund.
Day 3
Shanghai-Huangshan by High Speed Train
Railway station pickup and drive to Tunxi Old Street.
Breakfast
Luxury: Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng Superior: International Hotel, Huangshan

Today you will catch a 3-hour train ride to the famous scenic city Huangshan.

Upon arrival, your local guide will pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to the famous Tunxi Old Street. Catch a glimpse of the quaint houses with white walls and grey tiles, especially the fireproof Ma Tau walls that considered the unique feature of Hui architectures. Making a stop either for Hui snacks or exquisite handicrafts is a great delight to savor the profound Huizhou culture. After the leisurely strolls, you will be escorted back to your hotel to have a good rest for tomorrow's hiking on Yellow Mountain. 

Day 4
Huangshan
Absorb Hui architecture in Hongcun Village. Soak up the splendid Yellow Mountain and West Sea Canyon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury: Xihai Hotel Superior: Beihai Hotel

Drive about 1.5 hours to sight-see Hongcun Village, with more than 900 years history. Listed as the World Heritage, it enchants you with Hui architectures and profound cultures. Rows of quaint houses with white walls and grey tiles instantly take you into a Chinese painting. The classic Kungfu Movie "Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger" is exactly what makes the remote village an appealing destination to explore.

Then comes the most exciting highlights – the majestic Yellow Mountain! Upon arrival, an exciting cable car rides you up to the White Goose Ridge, celebrated for a changing sea of clouds all year round. Continue to climb all the way up to your hotel for a buffet lunch and a short rest.

Afterwards, you will be guided to conquer the less-traveled West Sea Canyon in the afternoon. Start with the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, through 1st Ring, 2nd Ring to the bottom up to your preference, to explore the unspoiled beauty of peaks, pines and clouds. Then hike back to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay on Yellow Mountain with a buffet dinner. 

Tips: 

1. Hiking length and time will be up to your preferences.

2. You are suggested to only take essentials during an overnight stay on the Yellow Mountain. The rest of your luggage will be kept in the hotel at the foot of the mountain.

3. Please travel green and leave nothing but footprints in the beautiful Yellow Mountain.

Hongcun Village
Day 5
Huangshan-Hangzhou by High Speed Train
Watch a beautiful sunrise. Visit Begin-to-Believe Peak, Black Tiger Pine, Flower Blooming on a Brush Tip, etc. Then travel to Hangzhou by train.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

Today's exciting trekking unveils from the most spectacular sunrise from the mountain top if weather permits. On the way down to the mountain, take in the iconic Flower Blooming on a Brush Tip that was naturally shaped like a Chinese brush with an old pine out of the rock crevices seen from a distance. Then you will surprisingly encounter clusters of oddly-shaped peaks, especially the legendary Black Tiger Pine, listed as World Heritage.

Then stand atop the Begin-to-Believe Peak rising above 1,668 meters (5,472ft) to overlook the grotesque peaks with a sea of changing clouds embraced by and snap some best shots in the wonderland.

Afterwards, take a cable car ride down to the mountain foot and relax yourself as you travel to Hangzhou by a high speed train. 

Tips:

1. Capture the amazing sunrise at the Lion Peak if you live in Beihai Hotel. But Purple Cloud Peak is best for travelers living in Xihai Hotel.

2. Detailed information including the sunrise time, next day's weather and chances to see the sunrise is shown on the electric screen at your hotel on the mountain.

Day 6
Hangzhou
Enjoy a boat cruise to absorb the elegant West Lake. Visit Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Travel to Meijiawu Tea Plantation.
Breakfast

Today you will first travel to the West Lake, inscribed as World Heritage site. It is like a shining pearl embedded in the vast land, which has influenced lots of poets and artists through the ages. Su Shi, a great poet of Song dynasty, wrote a poetic masterpiece to the West Lake that is compared to Xi Shi, one of four greatest beauties of ancient China. Feast your eyes with the elegant beauty of shadowy mountains, lush woodlands, arched bridges and ancient pagodas as you enjoy a boat cruise on the tranquil lake.

Adjacent to the West Lake is the most visited Lingyin Temple dating back to 1,700 years ago. It is a treasure house of Buddhist art dotted with 345 vivid Buddha statues carved along Feilai Peak. Move forward and then admire the holy land, featuring the largest wooden Shakyamuni Buddha and the Hall of 500 Arhats in the shape of the Buddhist swastika.

Then drive to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation that offers an in-depth tea cultural experience. Be guided by the national tea specialist to learn how to identify and pick tea leaves and stir-fry tea with your own hands. Then you may taste the profound Chinese tea culture over a cup of the finest Dragon Well Tea in the verdant tea world to conclude your day.

After that, you will sit back and transferred back to your hotel. 


Day 7
Depart from Hangzhou
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
Breakfast

After breakfast, the wonderful 7-day trip concludes here. You will be escorted to the airport for your departure. Wish you a nice journey home! 

Accommodations
ShanghaiHuangshanYellow MountainHangzhou
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.
Huangshan
Luxury

Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng

No.1 Huizhou Road, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel ranks 1st on Trip Advisor among all hotels in Huangshan, offering excellent service and facilities for a comfortable stay in the small city.
Superior

International Hotel, Huangshan

No. 31 Huashan Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, China
As a domestic 5-star hotel located next to Tunxi Old Street, International Hotel Huangshan is celebrated for its warm service and comfortable rooms.
Yellow Mountain
Luxury

Xihai Hotel

Above Danxia Montain, Xihai District, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Xihai Hotel is the best hotel on the Yellow Mountain with comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. It is located at the entrance of the magnificent West Sea Canyon and close to the Purple Cloud Peak for viewing sunrise.
Superior

Beihai Hotel

On the Mountain, Beihai Secenic Area, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Beihai Hotel has received many celebrities since it was built and enjoys great location for viewing sunrise on top of the Lion Rock.
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.
Luxury
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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.

Huangshan

Crown Plaza Huangshan Yucheng

No.1 Huizhou Road, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel ranks 1st on Trip Advisor among all hotels in Huangshan, offering excellent service and facilities for a comfortable stay in the small city.

Yellow Mountain

Xihai Hotel

Above Danxia Montain, Xihai District, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Xihai Hotel is the best hotel on the Yellow Mountain with comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. It is located at the entrance of the magnificent West Sea Canyon and close to the Purple Cloud Peak for viewing sunrise.

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.
Superior
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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.

Huangshan

International Hotel, Huangshan

No. 31 Huashan Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, China
As a domestic 5-star hotel located next to Tunxi Old Street, International Hotel Huangshan is celebrated for its warm service and comfortable rooms.

Yellow Mountain

Beihai Hotel

On the Mountain, Beihai Secenic Area, Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Beihai Hotel has received many celebrities since it was built and enjoys great location for viewing sunrise on top of the Lion Rock.

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.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$1303 US$1652
  • 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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