China travel map - Essence of China tour for Vegetarians

This 7 days Chinese essence trip offers the best sites in Beijing and Shanghai, leading you into the majestic imperial ancient buildings then the thriving metropolitan city… See the old and new of China by visiting these two typical cities, with local vegetarian restaurants are delicately selected. You will visit other highlights like Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Yonghe Lamasery, Temple of Heaven, Yu Garden, the Bund, Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, tongli Ancient town...

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

Travel type: Private vegan tour

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After arrival in Beijing, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure after the flight. Enjoy dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: D

In the morning, lead to the most famous Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Then go to Jingshan Park, covers an area of more than 230,000 m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Later, explore the old Beijing quarters on foot, walking through the city's traditional narrow alleyways called "Hutong", relax at Hou Hai Park. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Forbidden City

Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. It is a World Heritage Sites and highlight ancient architecture. This less-crowded section is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Then proceed to visit Yonghe Lamasery, originally a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, it was changed to the head office of Lama Administration. Share vegetarian food at local restaurant.

Meal: B, L

Mutianyu Great Wall

In the morning, visit Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest, now you can see the local Beijingers to do morning exercises here. Later, transfer and fly to Shanghai. Be met and checked in the hotel. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Visit The People's Square and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall then onto the famous Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China. In the afternoon, visit Yu Garden, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai. Then stroll at the Bund to see the new and old Shanghai. Have vegetarian food for lunch and dinner at local restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

the Bund

Drive to Suzhou for a full day tour, which is famous for gardens, silk and pretty ladies in China. Our first stop will be the Garden of Net Master--the smallest among the four most famous classic gardens in Suzhou, yet it is the most impressive. Then pay a visit to No.1 Silk Factory, with a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. Later, proceed to Tongli to have a boat ride at the local canal and wander around ancient little town. Transfer back to Shanghai. Have lunch at the local vegetarian restaurant. 

Meal: B, L

Garden of Net Master

Free time for your own excursions. Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected vegetarian restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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