10 Day New Splendid China, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou



(BEIJING IN, SHANGHAI OUT)



$399+





D1 US-China

On the way to China



D2 Beijing

Upon arriving at Beijing airport, our tour representative will greet you and arrange for your transportation to the hotel, allowing you the first chance to see and experience China.



D3 Beijing

Today is free on your own, you can explore the city at your own pace, or join our popular optional programs.

Optional Program 1: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City with Lunch Tour the Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

Optional Program 2: Peking Duck Dinner Banquet with Wine

Meal: American breakfast



Hotel

Beijing: Novotel Beijing Sanyuanqiao or Similar

Suzhou: Pan Pacific Suzhou or Similar

Wuxi: Grand Park Hotel or Similar

Hangzhou: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Garden Hotel

Shanghai: Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao or similar



D4 Beijing

The Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall Juyongguan Pass (#16 of 1,617 things to do in Beijing), spend some free time on your own on the wall. We will stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, Jade is pronounced as 'Yu', and it has a history in China for at least four thousand years. Later, visit Traditional Chinese Medicine Center after we return to the city.

Optional Program: The Golden Mask Dynasty Show

Meal: American breakfast, Lunch



D5 Beijing-Shanghai-Suzhou

Free morning on your own, you are welcome to join our optional tour in the morning: Temple of Heaven and Rickshaw Tour with Lunch.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Shanghai around 3:00 pm. Upon arrival, our local representative will drive you to Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". And visit Shan Tang Street, which has always been regarded as the first name of Suzhou ancient streets. It has a long history of about 1100 years, its layout and architecture are the best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes.

Optional Program: Temple of Heaven and Rickshaw Tour with Lunch

Temple of Heaven (#4 of 1,617 things to do in Beijing) was a place for emperors to worship the Heaven in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Being first built in 1420, it is the largest and most representative existing place among Chinese ancient sacrificial buildings. Hutongs are narrow alleyways formed by joining together courtyard residence, also are a glimpse – fast disappearing - of what the city used to look like before the skyscrapers started munching the skyline.

Meal: American breakfast



D6 Suzhou-Wuxi

Today you will visit the Lingering Garden (#2 of 353 things to do in Suzhou), and Silk Spinning Factory.

The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden and is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so for sure, we will take you to the Silk Spinning Factory. You may also take our most popular optional tour: Boat ride on the Grand Canal with a walk around the local Neighborhood. Then, we’ll drive to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation for being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, which is the third-largest freshwater lake in China. Visit Teapot Museum and Nanchang Street, the trendy pedestrian streets composed of both ancient and modern architecture.

Optional Program: Boat ride on the Grand Canal with a walk around the local Neighborhood

Meal: American breakfast, Lunch



D7 Wuxi-Hangzhou

This morning visit one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou. Take a small boat ride on the West Lake which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou‘s willow draped islands. You will admire the Su Causeway. It was built in the fifth year of Yuanyou Period in the Northern Song Dynasty (1090) and has evolved since then. At that time, Su Shi (Dongpo), a poet known as the perfect in Hangzhou Prefecture, had the West Lake dredged and built the Su Causeway by dredged silt. Hangzhou hosts The G20 summit in September 2016.

Meal: American breakfast, Lunch



D8 Hangzhou-Shanghai

After a stop at the Green Tea Village, we will then drive you to Shanghai to visit the Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses.

Optional Program: Shanghai Lujiazui FTDZ & Huang Pu River Cruise

Meal: American breakfast, Lunch



D9 Shanghai

Today is the last day in Shanghai, and it is free on your own, you are welcome to join our optional tours.

Optional Program 1: Shanghai day tour with Maglev Train Experience Sight-see Shanghai’s highlights, Local Souvenir & gifts Bazaar where you can do some last minute shopping. Continue to modern Xintiandi. Also, you will have the chance to experience Maglev Train, which can reach almost 390KM per hour.

Meal: American breakfast



D10 Shanghai-US

Bid farewell to China today. Transfer to airport for your home-bound flight. Or you can extend your trip by flying to other cities.

Meal: American breakfast