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12 Days China Holiday Package: Admire the Best Natural Beauty in China

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Start and end in Shanghai! With the 12 Days charming China holiday package, you will discover the scenic highlights of China including the tour to Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou and Guilin by accompanied by your knowledgeable guide. This top China tour starts from Shanghai, the main etry and departure port for tourists and brings travelers to the nearby breakthtaking Yellow Mountain and Hangzhou to taste the fragrant dragon-well tea and admire the tranquility of the West Lake. At the end, take the flight from Hangzhou to Guilin to enjoy the picturesque Li River.

Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin

Pick-up point:
Shanghai International Airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Shanghai International Airport (based on your requirement)

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Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Summary

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival
Day 2 Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple,Old French Concession, The Bund,Huangpu River Night Cruise
Day 3 Shanghai-Huangshan: take train to Huangshan; Tunxi Old Street
Day 4 Huangshan: Hongcun Ancient Village, Take cable car up the Mt. Huangshan, West Sea Canyon
Day 5 Huangshan-Hangzhou: Huangshan Scenic Area,take train to Hangzhou
Day 6 Hangzhou: West Lake Boat Ride, Fish Viewing Park, Guo's Garden,Lingyin Temple)
Day 7 Hangzhou: Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi,Hefang Old Street, Hangzhou Qianjiang New City
Day 8 Hangzhou-Guilin: Hangzhou to Guilin by flight
Day 9 Guilin: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street
Day 10 Guilin: Elephant Trunk Hill,Reed Flute Cave,Seven Star Park
Day 11 Guilin-Shanghai: fly to Shanghai from Guilin; Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour
Day 12 Shanghai Departure

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Arrival
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: No Meal

Make your own flight arrangement to Shanghai. Once you arrive, our guide will meet you at the exit of Shanghai airport and transfer to your hotel in Shanghai. The rest day is free on your own to explore the city.

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Day 2 Shanghai

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden; Jade Buddha Temple; Old French Concession; The Bund; Huangpu River Night Cruise
  • Accommondation: Four or Five Stars Hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, starts your Shanghai tour with Yuyuan Garden. It was a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai after it was completed. The garden is unique in its design. It perfectly blends decorative halls, elaborate pavilions, glittering pools, zigzag bridges, pagodas, archways, and impressive rockeries.

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Next, you will visit Jade Buddha Temple, it is an active buddhist temple in the city of Shanghai. The temple houses two jade Buddha statues–one, a 1.95 m tall, sitting Buddha and the other a smaller reclining Buddha depicting Buddha’s death. If you interested in the architecture and the custom of temple, do not miss Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai.

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After lunch, drive you to visit Old French Concession, a residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses. If you want to get away from busy street in Shanghai, here is an ideal place to explore.

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Then, you will visit The Bund Area, it is a nice place to appreciate the skyline of the city. You see some of the famous landmarks of shanghai such as the pearl tower, jinmao tower and the shanghai tower.For a century, the Bund has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s.

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At night, it's a good time to have a cruise to experience and enjoy the scenery along Huangpu River. A Huangpu River cruise has now become a must-have activity when visiting Shanghai. If you have time to join a Huangpu River night cruise, you can enjoy the most extraordinary night view.

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After the cruise, drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3 Shanghai-Huangshan

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Take train to Huangshan, Tunxi Old Street
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Huangshan
  • Meal: B,L,D

Transfer to Shanghai train station to catch your train to Huangshan. It takes around 2.5 hours from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Huangshan North Station. Our guide will meet you at the exit of Huangshan train station once you arrive.

Take you to Huangshan downtown to visit the Tunxi Old Street, it is a street with full of old shops where you can buy souvenirs or try some of the local food. It is the the most cited tourist destination and the street is over commercialized but it can be entertaining if you need to kill time before leaving town.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Huangshan.

Day 4 Huangshan

  • Place&Transport: Huangshan
  • Today's Activities: Hongcun Ancient Village, Take cable car up the Mt. Huangshan, West Sea Canyon
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) on Mt.Huangshan
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to visit Hongcun Ancient Village, the ancient village in Chinese paintings, is best example of typical Anhui-style architecture. Together with Xidi, Hongcun was listed as World Heritage Site in 2000. The famous Oscar film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon framed several scenes in this 900 years old village.

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After the Hongcun tour, drive to Huangshan Scenic Area. You will take cable car up to the Mt.Huangshan, starts your tour with a visit to White Goose Ridge where a sea of clouds is constantly floating around the grotesque peaks. Then hold a breath to hike upward to your hotel with ever-changing views surrounded by.

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You will visit West Sea Canyon, it is consisted of the 1st ring, 2nd ring to get down to the bottom. The craggy trails meander its way across the lofty mountains and lead you to explore the essence of grotesque peaks from the best angles with a background of misty clouds. 

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After that, hike back to your hotel (If the weather permits, you can catch sunset view of Yellow mountain).

Day 5 Huangshan-Hangzhou

  • Place&Transport: Huangshan
  • Today's Activities: Huangshan Scenic Area, Take train to Hangzhou
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Hangzhou
  • Meal: B,L,D

If the weather permits, get up early to enjoy the sunrise view of Yellow mountain. After breakfast, follow our guide to hike to the Begin to Believe Peak and Black Tiger Pine. Continue to be amazed by the magic Flower Blooming on a Brush Tip, an isolated peak, 1,640 meters high, looking like a Chinese brush seen from the distance with a crooked old pine growing out of.

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After the tour, take cable car downtown to the mountain with our guide. Our driver will meet you at the bottle of the mountain and transfer to Huangshan station to catch your train to Hangzhou. Our Hangzhou local guide will pick up from the station and transfer to your Hangzhou hotel once you arrive.

Day 6 Hangzhou

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: West Lake Boat Ride, Fish Viewing Park, Guo's Garden, Lingyin Temple
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Hangzhou
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, drive you to visit the famous Hangzhou west lake. You will take a boat cruise along the famous Hangzhou West Lake. It's an enjoyable and relaxing way to appreciate the beautiful scenery with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting. Different from appreciating scenery on the bank of West Lake, you’ll enjoy the heavenly lake view in another angle, closer and closer. It is not surprised that you’ll become a part of this traditional Chinese painting.

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Later, head to the Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park), one of the top 10 views around the lake and famous for the view of red carp.This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish.

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In the afternoon, you will visit the Guo's Garden, it is the best existing traditional private residence in Hangzhou. It was built in late Qing Dynasty. With a mountain in the back and the west lake in the front, the garden is known as 'Number One Garden of the West Lake' thanks to its tranquil environment, well-preserved buildings, and tasteful landscaping layout.

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The last stop for the tour is Lingyin Temple & Peak Flying From Afar, it is the oldest and largest buddhist temple in southeastern China. It was originally founded in 326 AD, but has been rebuilt no less than sixteen times since then. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou.

Day 7 Hangzhou

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Hefang Old Street, Hangzhou Qianjiang New City
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Hangzhou
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, drive you to visit the Hangzhou famous Green Tea Plantation, you will visit one of the five tea villages in Hangzhou-Meijiawu. Meijiawu Tea Village, just west of West Lake, is a top producer of Longjing (Dragon Well) tea, considered one of the finest teas in China and the world. Surrounded by mountains, valleys, and streams, Meijiawu Tea Village is a picturesque locale where visitors can learn all about the heritage, production, and benefits of Longjing tea.

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Then, have a chance to walk along the Bamboo Path at Yunqi, it is one of the new top 10 views around the lake. The area is a beautiful sea of bamboo; the entire environment is peaceful and cool. In addition to the natural scenery, one can still trace the remains of the ancient Yunqi Temple in the park.

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After that, drive you back to Hangzhou city to explore the old part of Hangzhou. Free walk around and visit the Qinghefang street, is a good place to experience the life of Old Hangzhou, because it is the epitome of historic Hangzhou. A great place for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. You can see the well-preserved old buildings, explore the interesting boutique stores, and choose your favourite souvenirs.

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Before back to the hotel, you will visit the modern part of Hangzhou as well. Hangzhou’s Qianjiang New Town is being developed into a new central business district. The skyline of this commercial hub is decorated with the unique golden egg structure of the International Conference Center, the posh grandeur of the Grand Theatre, and the spectacular open public space.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou.

Day 8 Hangzhou-Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Hangzhou to Guilin by flight
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

Free on your own until transfer to Hangzhou airport to catch your flight to Guilin. You will be picked up from Guilin airport once you arrive. Transfer to your Guilin hotel. The rest day is free on your own to exlore the city.

Day 9 Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Li River Cruise; Yangshuo West Street
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, drive around 30 minutes to Mopanshan Pier for one of the Guilin tour highlights-Li River Cruise. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful mountains, verdant fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Get off at Yangshuo - famous for its spectacular view of hills and rivers.

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Upon arrive at Yangshuo, our guide will take you to walk around the West Street in Yangshuo. It is one of hot spots for tourists and the West Street in Yangshuo is well-known for its unique cultural ambience. It is also a nice shopping location for unique cultural stuffs. Painted fans, really big to catch your eyes, are sold in here and great for decorations. West Street Basic Information West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Guilin.

Day 10 Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

After breakfast, you will visit Elephant Trunk Hill. It is an elephant-shaped hill that looks like a huge elephant siphoning up water from Li River. Climb up to the hilltop on a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of downtown Guilin. 

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Then, you will visit Reed Flute Cave. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts ". Like all karst topography, the Reed Flute Cave is the result of millions of years of water erosion wearing away the layer of limestone bedrock on the surface of the earth. As cracks formed in the limestone bedrock, water flowed into these cracks, creating drainage systems that eventually became full-fledged caverns, such as Reed Flute Cave, which took shape about 180 million years ago.

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Continue your tour to Seven Star Park, it is one of the 10 top sceneries of Guilin. Lying at one entrance of the park and located behind Putuo Mountain, the Camel Hill is surrounded by the nearby Park's zoo, bonsai gardens, souvenir shops and teahouses.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Guilin.

Day 11 Guilin-Shanghai

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Guilin to Shanghai by flight, Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L,D

Transfer to Guilin airport to catch your flight to Shanghai. Pick up from Shanghai airport by our Shanghai local guide and take you to explore the Zhujiajiao water town, it is one of famous six water towns around Shanghai. It's the best-preserved water town in the area with history over 1700 years. There are old bridges, antiquated architecture and bubbling streams. You can wander along the canal, stroll around the old lanes, visit few houses with gardens. Later, enjoy a relaxing boat riding on the canal to see beautiful surrounding. Don't miss out the opportunity to take some fabulous pictures.

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 12 Shanghai Depature

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Departure
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B

Free on your own until transfer to Shanghai airport for your own flight back home.

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