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12-day China East Expedition

Tour code: ETC-Q110   

This is an ideal expedition that provides great experience to the diversity and colorfulness of eastern China, including admiring Confucius culture at Qufu, exploring magnificent Mount Tai in Tai’an, and visiting numerous historical relics and natural sceneries in China’s most beautiful cities Suzhou and Hangzhou.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Tianjin Arrival in Tianjin, Porcelain House, Shi Family Compound
2 Tianjin / Tai’an Ancient Culture Street, Goddess Palace, Nanshi Food Market, take a train to Tai'an
3 Tai’an / Qufu /Tai’an The Kong Family Mansion, Temple of Confucius, The Cemetery of Confucius
4 Tai’an
Mount Tai (Cable car included)
5 Tai’an / Nanjing
Take the train to Nanjing
6 Nanjing The Ming Tomb, Zhonghua Gate, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, Linggu Temple, Fuzimiao Walking Street
7 Nanjing / Suzhou Take a train to Suzhou, Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory
8 Suzhou / Hangzhou Pan Gate, cruise in Grand Canal, take a train to Hangzhou
9 Hangzhou Cuise in West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Longjing Tea Plantation
10 Hangzhou / Shanghai Take a train to Shanghai, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road
11 Shanghai Free day
12 Shanghai End of service

Day 1 Arrival in Tianjin (No meal)

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a rest, start your city tour with the visit to Porcelain House and Shi Family Compound, to appreciate the different building styles. 

Day 2 Tianjin / Tai’an (B, L)

After breakfast, visit Ancient Culture Street, and Goddess Palace, and Nanshi Food Market. After lunch, transfer to take a high-speed train to Tai’an.

Day 3 Tai’an / Qufu /Tai’an (B, L)

Enjoy full-day tour of The Kong Family Mansion, Temple of Confucius and The Cemetery of Confucius.

Day 4 Tai’an (B, L)

Full day tour to Mount Tai (Cable car included).

Day 5 Tai’an / Nanjing (B, L)

Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, take the train to Nanjing. Be met at the rail station and transfer to hotel check in.

Day 6 Nanjing (B, L)

Spend the whole day to explore some famous attractions in Nanjing, such as The Ming Tomb (Xiao-ling), Zhonghua Gate, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, Linggu Temple, and Fuzimiao Walking Street.

Day 7 Nanjing / Suzhou (B, L)

After breakfast, you're escorted to the rail station for the train to Suzhou. Upon arrival, you'er picked up to hotel check in. Later, visit Garden of Net Master and No.1 Silk Factory

Day 8 Suzhou / Hangzhou (B, L)

Visit the Pan Gate (Panmen), then enjoy a cruise in the Grand Canal. Drive to the Railway Station for the train to Hangzhou. Be met at the rail station and transfer to hotel check in.

Day 9 Hangzhou (B, L)

Enjoy a cruise in the West Lake. After that, proceed to visit the Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, and Longjing Tea Plantation.

Day 10 Hangzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer to take a speed train to Shanghai. Be met at the rail station and transferred to hotel check in. Later, visit Yu Garden, The Bund, and Nanjing Road.

Day 11 Shanghai (B)

Full day at leisure.

Day 12 Shanghai departure (B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";

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