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12 Days China World Heritage Tour

12 Days China World Heritage Tour Tour Features: After four days in Beijing, where you will visit major World Cultural Heritage Sites, you travel east to Shanghai and Suzhou. Tour the ancient gardens, silk making facilities and museums of these two cities before flying off to Mt. Huangshan. You'll be enchanted by the misty, cloud-shrouded grandeur of this UNESCO site.

Tour Code: CCT-WHT01S

Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tunxi, Mt. Huangshan

Tour Price: From 1416 USD

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Day 1 Beijing arrival
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel Four Star
Day 2 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling), Overview of Olympic Stadium
Day 4 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Hutong, Lama Temple, 798 factory
Day 5 Beijing PlaneShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, Bund
Day 6 ShanghaibusSuzhoubusShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: the Master of Nets Garden, Lingering Garden, Silk factory, New Suzhou Museum
Day 7 ShanghaiPlaneTunxi
Accommodation: Huashan HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre
Day 8 TunxibusMt. Huangshan
Accommodation: Mt. Huangshan Beihai HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Mt. Huangshan
Day 9 Mt. HuangshanbusTunxi
Accommodation: Huashan HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Mt. Huangshan, Tangyue Memorial Archway, Old Walking Street
Day 10 TunxiPlaneShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Hong Cun village, Xi Di village
Day 11 Shanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast
Day 12 Shanghai departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the four-star Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel.

Day 02 Beijing (B, L)

Morning tour starts with the Gugong, also called the Forbidden City, in scripted as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.Built between 1406-1420, it is the largest palace of the world imperial complex covering 74 hectares. It has 9999 halls and rooms in which emperors lived for over 500 hundred years in Ming and Qing dynasties. Walk leisure around Tian An Men Square to admire the grandeur of the largest public squares in the world. After lunch, you will visit the biggest and most important imperial Temple of China, Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed annual rituals of sacrifice to ensure prosperity for future generations. Then you will drive to the Summer Palace which was built 800 years ago. It is the second largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, with 294 hectares including the beautiful and serene Kunming Lake.

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)

Travel to the Badaling Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of between 6000- 6500 km long built over several centuries to keep out the invading northern tribes. After a hike along a portion of the Wall, you visit the Ming Tombs (Changling), a secluded valley housing 14 imperial burial mounds. Then you will have an overview of Olympic Stadium, including Bird Nest and Water Cube.

Day 04 Beijing (B, L)

Morning ride in three-wheeled rickshaws through Beijing's Hutong, experiencing the lifestyle of the Beijing locals. Proceed to visit Lama Temple, the only Beijing city temple that survived the Cultural Revolution. It is the largest Lama Temple outside Tibet. It was built in 1694 and the architecture and ornamentation of the buildings show the influence of Han, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan styles. This afternoon visit 798 factory, it is a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities.

Day 05 Beijing / Shanghai (B, L)

Free in the morning. Then you will transfer to the airport and take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel. Shanghai visit starts with a tour of the premier attractions of the city where we can immerse ourselves in the culture and sophistication of this cosmopolitan. You can stroll along the lovely paths and pavilions of Yu Garden in Shanghai Old City and at the same time experience Shanghai recently gained modernity. Then you will spend some shopping time at the famous Nanjing Road. In the evening enjoy leisure walk along the riverfront Bund and admire the night lights on both sides of the harbor.

Day 06 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B, L)

In the morning drive to Suzhou and appreciate the elegant classical Suzhou garden with a tour to the Master of Nets Garden, Lingering Garden to understand the art of Chinese aesthetics through every rock, waterway, plant and flower. New Suzhou Museum, designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006, covering over 10,700 square meters. The new museum houses over 30000 cultural relics --- most notably for excavated artifacts, Ming and Qing Dynasty paintings and calligraphy, and ancient arts and crafts. Suzhou has been the silk trade center of China for centuries, one must visit the Silk Embroidery Research Institute and Silk factory to see how silk is produced and dyed. Drive back to Shanghai in the afternoon.

Day 07 Shanghai/Tunxi (Mt. Huangshan) (B)

Morning is free. This afternoon visit Shanghai Museum, mainly the exhibitions of painting, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, jade, Ming & Qing Dynasty furniture, coins, seals, and ethnic artwork. Continue visiting Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre to see what a city of the future is really going to look like. In the evening transferred to the airport and take the flight to Mt. Huangshan. UNESCO officially recognizes Mt. Huangshan as a World Heritage Cultural Site in 1990: its immense beauty covers 154 square kilometers with numerous peaks decorating the misty skyline. Lotus, Brightness Apex, and Celestial Capital Peaks are the three major ones, all rising above 1,800 meters. The mountains are a body of granite, often with vertical joints. Erosion and fracture contributed to the shaping of the rocks into huge columns, giving rise to lofty peaks and deep ravines. When it is cloudy the pinnacles loom in mists as if they were illusionary, and while the sun is shining they unfold all their majesty and splendor, capturing the owesome nature in its true wonder. Check into the four-star Huashan Hotel.

Day 08 Tunxi / Mt. Huangshan (B, L, D)

After breakfast, ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car and enjoy the attractions of Huangshan. You would be enchanted by bizarre contoured pine trees, fantastic rock formations, seas of cloud and budding hot springs. In addition, one will find the diversified fauna, plants, flowers, herbs in Huangshan most fascinating for research purpose also. Accommodations are at the local best Beihai Hotel at the top the mountain.

Day 09 Mt. Huangshan/Tunxi (B, L)

Rise early to catch the glory of the rising sun bathes the nearby peaks and pavilions in a shower of light. Descend the mountain by cable car. After lunch, drive to visit Tangyue Memorial Archway. At the entrance of the Tang Yue Village stand the seven magnificent stone memorial archways-three built in the Ming Dynasty and four in the Qing Dynasty, in the successive order of loyalty, filial piety, women's chastity and charity. Each was built in relation with a moving story and vividly reveals in one way or another moral values. Tonight enjoy your own leisure and take a stroll on the Old Walking Street in the Tun Xi city. The Ancient Street was built about 700 years ago in the Song Dynasty; it is about 1.5 km long and lined with hundreds of old but well-preserved elegant shops.

Day 10 Tun Xi / Hong Village / Tun Xi / Shanghai (B, L)

Today you will visit Hong Cun Village and Xi Di Village, old Villages now one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in China. Most people knew about this area from the film "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" which was shot on site here. These villages demonstrate classical Ming and Qing Dynasty residential architectural style. But most important, there exists a unique irrigation and waterways system that rendered the villagers with direct access to water already hundreds years ago. Today, you are enchanted not only by the unique waterways, the architectural form, but also by the harmony between men made artifacts and nature resulting in a soothing environment most pleasing to your eyes. This evening fly back to Shanghai. Meet and transfer to the Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 11 Shanghai (B)

Free for your to explore the city in depth

Day 12 Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Service completes.

Off Season

Off Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1416 USD360
6-9 Person USD1668 USD350
2-5 Person USD1750 USD350

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1542 USD435
6-9 Person USD1800 USD410
2-5 Person USD2280 USD410

Peak Season

Peak Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1668 USD410
6-9 Person USD1908 USD540
2-5 Person USD2378 USD540

1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2019, November 16, 2019-March 15, 2020
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2019, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2019
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

The quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

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