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  • Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in)
  • West Lake
  • Yellow Mountain
  • Forbidden City
  • Hongcun Ancient Village
  • Ling Yin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat)
  • Badaling Great Wall
  • Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Six Harmonies Pagoda
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Xidi Ancient Village
  • FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng)
  • Tiger Hill
  • Lion Grove
  • The No.1 Silk Factory
  • Zhouzhuang in Jiangsu
  • Ming Tombs
  • The Sacred Way
  • Tiananmen Square

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14 Days Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing Budget Tour

Tour Code: CBT11
Tour Duration: 14 Days
Destination: Beijing, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Suzhou
Tour overview: This is a budget tour collects the classic highlights in Beijing and Shanghai with grand Yellow Mountain, ancient villages, water town and Chinese garden.

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14 Days Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing Budget Tour 14 Days Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing Budget Tour 14 Days Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing Budget Tour 14 Days Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing Budget Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai, be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
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Day 2 Shanghai Today is a free day is for you to explore this international metropolis by yourself. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B
Day 3 Shanghai One more free day for you in Shanghai so that you could savor the international metropolis flavor further. You could refer to Shanghai Day Trip on our website to choose your favourite tour schedule. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B
Day 4 Shanghai/Huangshan Arrange the transfer to the airport by yourself to board your flight to Huangshan.Arriving at Huangshan airport, your local guide will meet you outside of the Arrival Hall and transfer you to the hotel Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan International Hotel Huashan Hotel Xinyu Holiday Hotel Huangshan (Tunxi Branch)
B
Day 5 Huangshan In the morning, you will be transferred to the foot of Yellow Mountain , take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. This night, you will stay on top of the mountain. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Xihai Hotel, Huangshan Beihai Hotel, Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel, Huangsahn
B
Day 6 Huangshan/Suzhou Vsit Xidi Ancient Village and Hongcun Ancient Village .In the evening, you will be transferred to railway station to board an overnight soft sleeper train to Suzhou. Details... B
Day 7 Suzhou Arriving in Suzhou in the morning, your local guide will wait for you at the exit of the railway station and transfer you to the hotel. Then visit Humble Administrator's Garden and Tiger Hill . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Traveler-Inn Gusu Hotel Suzhou
B
Day 8 Suzhou/Zhouzhuang/Suzhou After breakfast, drive to Zhouzhuang in Jiangsu . Drive back to Suzhou in the late afternoon. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Traveler-Inn Gusu Hotel Suzhou
B
Day 9 Suzhou/Hangzhou Visit Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in) , Lion Grove , The No.1 Silk Factory .After the tours, be transferred to railway station to take soft seat train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, your local guide will meet you and transfer you to the reserved hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Grand Canal Ramada Plaza Riverside Hangzhou Enjoyor Hotel
B
Day 10 Hangzhou/Beijing Visit West Lake , Ling Yin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat) , FeiLaiFeng (also named Ling JiuFeng) , Six Harmonies Pagoda .Then see you off at the Hangzhou airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, your local guide will pick you up at Beijing airport and transferred to the hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B
Day 11 Beijing Visit The Temple of Heaven in the morning. After lunch, visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B
Day 12 Beijing In the morning, visit Badaling Great Wall ; in the afternoon,visit Ming Tombs and The Sacred Way . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B
Day 13 Beijing After two days' visit, you might get familiar with Beijing City. Today a totally free day for your to explore the city by yourself. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B
Day 14 Beijing Free at leisure until your guide pick up you from your hotel lobby and transfer you to airport for your flight leave Beijing. Your pleasant China tour ends here. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size
2-5pax
Low Season 3*(Tourist Class) $1798
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $1798
Shoulder Season 3*(Tourist Class) $1798
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Shanghai

When you arrive in Shanghai, your English-speaking guide will wait for you with your name sight outside the customs of the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. On the way to hotel, your guide will give you Shanghai tour suggestions. The rest of the day will be free for you to alleviate the long way flight fatigue.

Day 2 Shanghai (B)

Shanghai (B)

Today is a free day is for you to explore this international metropolis by yourself. It is advised to walk around the famous Shanghai Bund and see the towering buildings scattered near and far, a perfect mixture of the eastern and western cultures. Visit the symbolistic scenic spots as Shanghai museum, Yuyuan Garden Take a boat tour on the Huangpu River and have a great view of the Pudong district on your own. The boat usually runs from the Zhongshan Dong Lu (East Zhongshan Road) to the Wusongkou dock every one hour in the day time.

Day 3 Shanghai (B)

Shanghai (B)

One more free day for you in Shanghai so that you could savor the international metropolis flavor further. You could refer to Shanghai Day Trip to choose your favourite tour schedule.

Day 4 Shanghai / Huangshan (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on our arrangement

Today you will fly to Huangshan and please arrange the transfer to the airport and board the flight by yourself. We book the flight tickets for you and the flight information will be informed for you in advance. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside.

When you arrive at Huangshan airport, your local guide will meet you outside of the Arrival Hall and transfer you to the hotel for check in procedure.

Day 5 Huangshan (B)

Huangshan (B)

Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan

In the morning, you will be transferred to the foot of Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) , take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. This night, you will stay on top of the mountain.

Mt. Huangshan, known as "the loveliest mountain in China", is famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. Its landscape features “four wonders” of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds. Mount Huangshan boasts 72 peaks, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with three main peaks rising majestically. The famous Welcoming Guests Pine (1,500 years old) and See-Guest-Off Pine have become a symbol of being faithful, unyielding and hospitable.

Day 6 Huangshan / Suzhou (B)

Huangshan / Suzhou (B)

Transfer via: Overnight train (soft sleeper) - on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages 

This morning you will enjoy the famous Huangshan sunrise. Afterwards we’ll take a cable car down the mountain and continue to visit Xidi Ancient Village. First built 900 years ago in Song Dynasty, its traditional architecture is still well preserved. The buildings and the street patterns reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history.

Our next stop will be Hongcun Ancient Village: Being an over 800 years old town leaning against Mt. Huangshan, it is folded in the fog of the Mountain which makes it look like a river. You will see that it is as beautiful as a Chinese landscape drawing. The famous film "Crouching Tiger" was produced here.

In the evening, you will be transferred to railway station to board an overnight soft sleeper train to Suzhou.

Day 7 Suzhou

Suzhou

Sightseeing: Tiger Hill, Humble Administrator’s Garden,

Arrival in Suzhou in the morning, your local guide will wait for you at the exit of the railway station and transfer you to the hotel.

Then you will visit Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest classical garden in Suzhou and one of the four most famous ones in China. Originally built in 1513 AD, it consists of three parts with different types of buildings around streams and ponds.

We continue move on to Tiger Hill (Huqiu). Tiger Hill is the most famous sight in Suzhou city, enjoying the reputation of "The first scenic spot in Wu area" due to its imposing beauty; This includes Leisure Spring, Testing Sword Rock, Third Spring, Broken-Pillar-Hall and Mountain Villa Wrapped in Emerald Green etc. With only 36 meters of height and an area of 20hectares, you might think it to be an artificial hill, but its history can be traced back 2500 years ago.

Day 8 Suzhou / Zhouzhuang / Suzhou (B)

Suzhou / Zhouzhuang / Suzhou (B)

Transfer via: Prviate Vehicle – on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Zhouzhuang


After having breakfast in your hotel, you will head to Zhouzhuang which is the top water town of China and the driving takes about an hour. With 900 years history, the village still keeps the original scene and layout arrangements. You could stop at the Fuan Bridge, double bridge and the famous Hall of Shen's Residence in Qing Dynasty style. Drive back to Suzhou in the late afternoon.

Day 9 Suzhou / Hangzhou (B)

Suzhou / Hangzhou (B)

Transfer via: Train (soft seat)–on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Lingering Garden (Garden to linger in), Lion Grove, The No.1 Silk Factory,


Toady we will visit the most classical gardens of China. Our first stop will be Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens of China. The garden is celebrated for its artistic way of handling the spaces between various architectural forms and garden courts. With pavilions, terraces, grotesque rocks, clear streams and rare vegetations, the corridors separate the garden into several courtyards with distinct styles.

Lion Grove is one of the four noted gardens of Suzhou. It was first built in 1342 during Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) and is truly exquisite in design. When entering the garden, the you will find stones in various interesting shapes.

As Suzhou is also famous for its silk production we will spend some time in the No.1 Silk Factory to see how silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.

After the tours, you will be transferred to railway station to take soft seat train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, your Hangzhou local guide will met you and transfer you to the reserved hotel.

Day 10 Hangzhou / Beijing (B)

Hangzhou / Beijing (B)

Transfer via:  Flight –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: West Lake, Lingying Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda,

Today you will have a morning visit to the beautiful West Lake. We will take a cruise boat across the lake to see the 3 pagodas in the lake. The West Lake is the most famous tourist spot of Hangzhou. Graceful mountains surround it on three sides. It has a charming scenery and many cultural relics and historic sites.

Then you will visit Lingyin Temple including the FeiLai Feng. The Fei Lai Feng is situated in the east of Ling Yin Temple. Isolated from others, its stone quality is totally different from that of surrounding mountain groups. It is 167 meters high, on the peak there are many grotesque stones in the shapes of charming dragon, prostrate tiger, walking elephant and scared ape. The main hall of Lingyin Temple is about 34 meters (111 feet) tall - incredibly high for a one-storey building. In the center of the hall you’ll find the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which was carved from 24 pieces of camphor wood. The temple was named Lingyin Temple for its extremely beautiful environment which is serene and suitable for "Soul’s Retreat".

After having lunch at local restaurant, we will drive to the Six Harmonies Pagoda, highly erected next to Qiantang River and in the south of the West Lake. It is a perfect examplel of brick-and-wood structure built in ancient China and was built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River.

See you off at the Hangzhou airport for a flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, your local guide will pick you up at Beijing airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 11 Beijing (B)

Beijing (B)

Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

We start today's highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Day 12 Beijing (B)

Beijing (B)

Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way

After experience of the royal lifestyle, today we will spend about 1.5 hours to be transferred outside the city to the surrounding countryside for a visit to the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon saw it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views.

This afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, The Ming Tombs are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13Ming emperors buried there, there are also called the 13 Ming Tombs. Passing though the Sacred Way, a road guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors.

Day 13 Beijing (B)

Beijing (B)

After two days' visit, you might get familiar with Beijing City. Today a totally free day for your to explore the city by yourself.

Day 14 Beijing Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until your guide pick up you from your hotel lobby and transfer you to airport for your flight leave Beijing. Your pleasant China tour ends here.

Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

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Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

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Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

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Comment on our service from Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.

Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent.  The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
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Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip.  Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides.  It was wonderful to see Lee again.  She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo.   Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.

Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.

If there are any websites you would like us to post reviews, we will be happy to do so.
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My children said "It was a trip of a lifetime!" and we want to thank you for helping it go so well!

Have a good day and thanks again,
Doreen Jung

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Comment on our service from Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour. All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good. Xi’an is an amazing city. We had a great time.

Good morning,

Hope all is well.

I am sorry for the late email but it has been very busy on this side :-)

Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.

All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.

Thank you once again.

Cheers,
Sandra Borja-Santos

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Comment on our service from Yuyi Yeow, singapore

I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.

My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.

  

Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.

Best Regards,
Yuyi

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