9 Days Scenic China Essence Tour

Shanghai, Xitang Water Town, Mt. Huangshan, Beijing

Tour Code: TCT-Scenic-Stop2

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. Mt. Huangshan is the good summer resort during June and August; Dec to Feb the next year will be the best season for a winter tour to Mt. Huangshan

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What scenery you expect mostly from a scenic tour? The grand mountains or the crystal rivers? Or a quiet water town suffused with China's flavor? This 9 Days Scenic China Tour has all you are looking for. This journey brings together a visit to modern Shanghai, peaceful water town Xitang, magnificent Mt. Huangshan, picturesque Anhui villages and Beijing for every International traveler.


DayDestinationHighlights
01Arrival ShanghaiBe transferred to the hotel
02ShanghaiJade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, The Bund
03Shanghai - Xitang - ShanghaiCoach to Xitang and sightseeing, Coach Back to Shanghai
04Shanghai - Huangshan CityXintiandi, Flight to Huangshan City, Tunxi Old Street
05Huangshan City - Mt. HuangshanMt. Huangshan
06Huangshan - Hongcun - BeijingMt. Huangshan, Hongcun Village, Flight to Beijing
07BeijingTiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
08BeijingMutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest and Water Cube)
09Departure BeijingBe transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you at the airport then transferred to the hotel.

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Shanghai


Shanghai City View
 


Day 2 Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street (1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)


Yuyuan Garden
 


Day 3 Shanghai  Xitang  Shanghai

Get up early in the morning, you will have a day tour to Xitang from Shanghai, After breakfast, take a 1.5 hours driving to Xitang, a small water town near Shanghai. Upon arrival, take a half-day visit of the town. Be transferred back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai  


Xitang Water Town



Day 4 Shanghai  Huangshan City

In the morning after breakfast, have a short visit to Xintiandi (1 hour) - a leisure place with modern Shanghai atmosphere. After lunch, be transferred to the airport for a 1 hour flight to Huangshan City. Your tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel in the city. Have a short rest, you can then take a leisure stroll along the old Tunxi Old Street (1 hour) - which is regarded as a span of the old-time memory of the area. After that, drive you back to the hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city


Tunxi Street
 


Day 5 Huangshan City  Mt.Huangshan

In the morning after breakfast, firstly have a 1 hour driving to the well-known Mt. Huangshan scenic area (Yellow Mountain). Have a visiting in Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area (about 6 hours) - the cradle of the Hui School and one of the three locality studies in China. Lunch and dinner will be served at the restaurant on mountain. Stay overnight at the top of the mountain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Mt. Huangshan

Sightseeing in this day:
Driving from hotel in city to scenic area Tangkou Town (1 hour) - Taking scenic shuttle bus to Yungu Temple (0.5 hour) - Taking Yungu Cable Car up to the mountain - Get off cable car at Mogu Pavillion - Walking to Shi Xin Peak (depending on the weather, dense fog may canceled) - Walking to hotel - Lunch time in hotel - Beginning to have a hiking tour (3 hours, about 1200m) in West Sea Valley which boasts the most beautiful scenery of Huangshan - Walking back to Paiyun Pavilion for appreciating sunset - Walking back to hotel and have a rest of this day


Mt. Huangshan 
 


Day 6 Mt. Huangshan  Yixian County  Huangshan Airport  Beijing

In the morning, having another route to see more magnificent scenes in Mt. Huangshan (About 2 hours). After that and back to hotel for lunch. And then cable car down to the mountain. Having a 1 - 1.5 hours driving to Yixian County and visit the ancient Hongcun Village (1 hour ) - an ancient village with a history of 400 to 500 years in Hui style architecture. After the tour, be transferred the airport for a 2 hours night flight to Beijing. Your Beijing tour will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Sightseeing in this day:
After breakfast beginning to have another hiking tour from hotel - Doing a 2 hours sightseeing (30km walking) including Qingliang Pavillion (Qing Liang Tai), Monkeys Viewing Sea (Hou Zi Guan Hai) - Backing to hotel and have lunch - Check-out hotel and Yungu cable car down to the mountain - Taking scenic shuttle bus from Yungu Temple to Tangkou Town (0.5 hour) - Changing vehicle and continuing to drive to Hongcun Village


Hongcun Village
 
 


Day 7 Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)


Forbidden City
 


Day 8 Beijing

After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour


Mutianyu Great Wall
 


Day 9 Departure Beijing

The day is free for leisure activities until board the home bound International flight, bidding a fond a fare well to China.
 
Meals: Breakfast
 
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Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
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Sole
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Double
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Double
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1 person - - -
2-5 persons------
6-9 persons------
≥10 persons------
March, June, July, August
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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1 person - - -
2-5 persons------
6-9 persons------
≥10 persons------
April, May, September, October, November
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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1 person - - -
2-5 persons------
6-9 persons------
≥10 persons------


Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Recommended Hotels

CityEconomy Hotel ★★★Comfortable Hotel ★★★★Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
ShanghaiHoliday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai
Add:843 Guang Fu Xi Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
Central Hotel Shanghai
Add:555 jiujiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Add: No. 88, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
HuangshanHuangshan Baiyun Hotel
Add: Heavenly Sea Huangshan Scenic Area
Huangshan Beihai Hotel
Add: Beihai Scenic Area, Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Beihai Hotel
Add: Beihai Scenic Area, Mt. Huangshan
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Beijing Hejing Fu Hotel
Add: 7 Zhangzizhong Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Add: 57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Optional Activities

CityLocal SpecialtiesNights Shows
ShanghaiXiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show
BeijingBeijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera

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