7 Days Eastern China Tour

Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-13

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 660

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Tour Feature

  Fine- designed classic tour covering the eastern destination in China
  Private service catering to your personal interests
  Suitable for business visitors to Shanghai and do the excursion tour

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Transfer service to Hotel
02 Shanghai Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund , Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower
03 Shanghai Suzhou Tongli Water Town, Tiger Hill
04 Suzhou Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Silk Factory, Pingjiang Ancient Street
05 Suzhou Hangzhou West Lake, Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy
06 Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Chenghuangge Pavilion, Lingyin Temple; Hefang Street
07 Hangzhou Shanghai Transfer service to Hangzhou bus station

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

 Shanghai City View
 Shanghai City View
 

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple; the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower; Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street; The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Shanghai People's Square, where we will visit Shanghai Museum, which is the largest museum of ancient Chinese art. With bronze ware, ceramics, and painting and calligraphy as its distinctive collections, the museum boasts 120,000 pieces of rare and precious cultural relics in 21 categories. Then you will have a shopping time at Shanghai Old Street, where you could look for some special souveniors and silk product and have a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as “ a Gallery of World Architecuture”. 
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. Then visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the famous landmark of Shanghai. You could take a picture with the tower by walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night acrobatic show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


The Bund
The Bund
 

Day 3Shanghai Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tongli Water Town; Tiger Hill
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby
[09:30-12:30] drive to Tongli Water town, where are famous for the traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. You will also experience Tongli Canal wooden boat through the waterways.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant in Tongli water town
[13:30-16:30] Drive to Suzhou city after lunch and visit to Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is 34 meters height and a must see for tourists, for its natural beauty as well as historical sites.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, rest of day at leisure. The Jinji Lake would be a good choice for night activities, where has the Asia No.1 sky wheel on water and the laser show.


Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
 

Day 4Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Ancient Street, Silk Factory 
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Start the tour to visit the real gardens in China. You will firstly have a sightseeing tour to Lingering Garden - which is one of the great four gardens. And then, take a short visit to Suzhou Museum - the masterpiece of I.M. Pei.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant nearby Suzhou Museum
[13:30-16:30] You will have a leisure walk around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Afterwards, visit Silk Factory, a site for you to find out how silk is being made.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, rest of day at leisure. We suggest you visit Shantang Old Street or stroll around the Grand Canal to appreciate the beauty of Suzhou at night.


Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden
 

Day 5Suzhou Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake, Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy

Our guide will meet you up in the morning and help you with the check-out from the hotel. Drive to Suzhou train station and take bullet train to Hangzhou about 2 hours. Your Hangzhou guide will meet you up at the train station on time and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go ahead for Su Causeway, one of the top 10 Scenes of West Lake. Explore the West Lake in-depth, while the local public bike or shuttle bus is also available at your disposal. Firstly, bike from Su Causeway to West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden about half an hour. There are thousands of red carps in the fishpond here. Enjoy the pleasure for feeding the red carps and have fun. After that, get back to Su Causeway and enjoy orientation walk to Bai Causeway about 1 hour, while you will appreciate most of the famous scenes. 

Then pay a visit to Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy which presents to visitors a style of antique architecture besides a treasury of traditional Chinese medical science and technology. And you will also uncover the mystery of the traditional Chinese Medicine there.

West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 6Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Chenghuangge Pavilion, Lingyin Temple; Hefang Street
 

[09:00-10:00] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.
[10:00-12:00]

Discover the Meijiawu Tea Culture Village which is considered the best to return to the nature. With its idyllic beauty, the tea farmer will take you to the mountain area and you will be impressed by the tea terraces of high and low hill-slops. As a tea fan, you will not only see tea picking and tea processing, but also have a chance to experience as a tea expert, entering a tea plantation, picking the tea leaves, visiting the tea farmer’s house and enjoying the local tea ceremony.

[12:30-14:00] Snacks Banquet at Chenghuangge Pavilion. The Chenghuang Pavilion is one of the most iconic images of Hangzhou skyline. With a bird’s-eye view over the city and the lake, you will have a unique lunch-snacks banquet, including a cup of flower tea, lotus powder, Hangzhou cat’s ear noodle, crisp cakes and some other local snacks, while enjoying a traditional Chinese music instrumental performance during your snacks banquet
[14:00-17:00] visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.


Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Meijiawu Tea Plantation
 

Day 7Hangzhou Shanghai PVG

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to Hangzhou bus station for direct coach to Shanghai Pudong airport about 3.5 hours. We will buy the bus ticket according to your departure flight timing.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★


Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

 Shanghai City View
  Shanghai City View
 

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.Drive to Shanghai People’s Square, where we will visit Shanghai Museum, which is the largest museum of ancient Chinese art.Then you will have a shopping time at Shanghai Old Street, where you could look for some special souveniors and silk product and have a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as “ a Gallery of World Architecuture”. In the afternoon, visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. Then visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the famous landmark of Shanghai. 

The Bund
The Bund

Day 3Shanghai Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and drive to Tongli Water town, which are famous for the traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. You will also experience Tongli Canal wooden boat through the waterways.After lunch, drive to Suzhou city after lunch and visit to Tiger Hill, with a history of more than 2,500 years, the Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou.

Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
 

Day 4Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
 

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby in the morning and start the tour to visit the real gardens in China. You will firstly have a sightseeing tour to Lingering Garden - which is one of the great four gardens. And then, take a short visit to Suzhou Museum - the masterpiece of I.M. Pei. You will have a leisure walk around the Pingjiang Ancient Street in the afternoon, which is an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Afterwards, visit Silk Factory, a site for you to find out how silk is being made.|

Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden
 

Day 5Suzhou Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

We will pick you up from hotel lobby in the morning and drive to Suzhou train station and take bullet train to Suzhou about 2 hours. Your Hangzhou guide will meet you up at the train station on time and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go ahead for Su Causeway, one of the top 10 Scenes of West Lake. Explore the West Lake in-depth, while the local public bike or shuttle bus is also available at your disposal.Then pay a visit to Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy which presents to visitors a style of antique architecture besides a treasury of traditional Chinese medical science and technology.
West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 6Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Meijiawu Tea Culture Village, where you will have a chance to experience as a tea expert, entering a tea plantation, picking the tea leaves, visiting the tea farmer’s house and enjoying the local tea ceremony. Snacks Banquet at Chenghuangge Pavilion at noon time. The Chenghuang Pavilion is one of the most iconic images of Hangzhou skyline. With a bird’s-eye view over the city and the lake. In the afternoon,visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. Shopping time at Hefang Street, the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.

Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Meijiawu Tea Plantation
 

Day 7Hangzhou Shanghai PVG

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to Hangzhou bus station for direct coach to Shanghai Pudong airport about 3.5 hours. We will buy the bus ticket according to your departure flight timing.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $990 $999
6 ~ 9 pax $660 $669
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1136 $1145
6 ~ 9 pax $806 $815
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1247 $1404
6 ~ 9 pax $917 $1073

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, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, 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

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show
Hangzhou Dragon Well (Longjing) TeaImpression of West Lake Show

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