8-day East China Highlights
Tour code: ETC-Q122
Along the eastern coastline of China, there are many beautiful places for exploring – starting from the charming seashore city of Xiamen, after seeing the unique Earthen Towers in mountainous area, head to Hangzhou and Huangshan for a leisure cruise on West lake and mountain walking; Head to the Pearl of the Oriental of Shanghai and strolling in the classic Chinese garden in Suzhou.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Xiamen||Arrival in Xiamen|
|2||Xiamen||Drive to Nanjing County, Tianluokeng Earth Towers (Tulou) of Hakka people, Yuchang Earth Building, Taxia Village, back to Xiamen|
|3||Xiamen / Hangzhou||Gulangyu Islet, fly to Hangzhou, Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum|
|4||Hangzhou / Huangshan||West Lake cruise, Longjing Village, Jiuxi Scenic Area, transfer to Huangshan, Hongcun and Xidi Village|
|5||Huangshan / Shanghai||Yellow Mountain, West Sea Grand Gorge, old street of Huangshan, fly to Shanghai|
|6||Shanghai||Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund|
|7||Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai||Drive to Suzhou, Net Master Garden, No. 1 Silk Factory, the old quarters of Suzhou, Tongli old town, back to Shanghai|
||Transfer to next Destination|
Day 1 Arrival in Xiamen (No meal)
Arrive in Xiamen, be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Xiamen (B, L)
After breakfast, drive 3 hours to Nanjing County to visit Tianluokeng Earth Towers (Tulou) of Hakka people, Yuchang Earth Building, and Taxia Village. Transfer back to Xiamen.
Day 3 Xiamen / Hangzhou (B, L)
Day tour to Gulangyu Islet- Sunlight Rock, Birds Garden, Shuzhuang Garden, Piano Museum. After that, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Hangzhou. Arrive in Hangzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum.
Day 4 Hangzhou / Huangshan (B, L, D)
A boat cruise on West Lake, and walk on Su Causeway and Bai Causeway, enjoying the breathtaking view along the lake. Then transfer to walk from Longjing Village, where the well-know Longjing Green Tea is produced, finally arrive at Jiuxi Scenic Area (1 hour). After lunch, take a private transfer to Huangshan, visit Hongcun and Xidi Village, where the Oscar Winner “Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was filmed. Overnight at a local character hotel.
Day 5 Huangshan / Shanghai (B, L, D)
Drive to take a cable car up to Yellow Mountain, visit West Sea Grand Gorge, and explore other scenic spots on the mountain. Then go down the mountain by cable car, visit old street of Huangshan, and transfer to fly to Shanghai by evening flight.
Day 6 Shanghai (B, L)
Visit Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum and walk along the Bund.
Day 7 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)
Drive to Suzhou, visit Net Master Garden, No. 1 Silk Factory and take a rickshaw to see the old quarters of Suzhou, then proceed to visit Tongli old town, see the ancient architectural residential houses and bridges, and take a cruise at the same town. Then drive back to Shanghai.
Day 8 Shanghai departure (B)
Free time for your own exploration. Transfer to the airport to connect your flight 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.
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;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.
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