9 Days Best Scenery Trip Around Shanghai

Shanghai, Tongli Water Town, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan

Tour Code: TCT-Scenic-05

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

Price from $ 1243

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Tour Feature

Start your 9 Days Mountain and Water Towns tour with a visit to Shanghai, this fashionable but still traditional city, you will then drive to Tongli for appreciating the lovely water town in China. After that, what to expect? Why not go for a vacation to Hangzhou and Suzhou, for its elegant West Lake, for its delicate gardens and, for its peaceful water towns. It’s said that, Hangzhou and Suzhou, are “Paradises on the earth”. Continue to Mt. Huangshan, a site always been considered as the “No. 1 Mountain under the Heaven”, for a short exploration.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Be transferred to the the hotel
02 Shanghai Shikumen, the Bund, Shanghai Old Street, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai History Exhibition Hall
03 Shanghai Suzhou Private vehicle to Tongli Water Town, Tongli Sightseeing, Private vehicle to Suzhou, Pingjiang Road, Tiger Hill
04 Suzhou Hangzhou Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Silk Factory
05 Hangzhou West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, China Tea Museum, Hefang Street
06 Hangzhou Huangshan Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
07 Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan Sightseeing
08 Huangshan Shanghai Sunrise in Mt. Huangshan
09 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
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
Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Shikumen, the Bund, Shanghai Old Street, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai History Exhibition Hall
 

[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] Walk into the Shikumen, the old alley with old buildings, a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where the local residents still live there. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund which was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century. Then a leisure walk at Shanghai Old Street.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] visit Jade Buddha Temple. Then Reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai famous landmark in Shanghai. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city from the 2nd ball of the tower. You will also have a chance to visit Shanghai History Exhibition Hall at the ground floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, to know more about the development of Shanghai.
[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.


Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
 

Day 3Shanghai Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tongli Water Town; Pingjiang Ancient Street; 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. Stroll around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Continue 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. 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 Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Lingering Garden; Suzhou Museum;  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

After a short rest before drive to visit Silk Factory, where you could learn how the silk is made. Then transfer to train station to take a high speed train for Hangzhou. Your Hangzhou guide will meet you up at the train station on time and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Lingering Garden Suzhou
Suzhou Lingering Garden
 

Day 5Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake; Lingyin Temple; Six Harmonies Pagoda; Tea Museum; Hefang Street
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine
[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. 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.


West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 6Hangzhou Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
 

[07:30-08:00] Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to Hangzhou East train station for 3 hours bullet train to Huangshan city.
[09:30-14:00] You will get on the bullet to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station.
[14:00-17:00] Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). The ancient architectures contain elegant pavilions, bridges, houses, ancestral temples, wells, etc. Taste the local snack in the village. You can have a try the flocky bean curd which is very famous.
[17:00-18:00] Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.” You can find delicious food there as well.


Tunxi Old Street
Tunxi Old Street
 

Day 7Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Beihai Hotel ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven.. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Yellow Mountain is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak.
[12:30-13:30] Check-in and have lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. There is less choice for food on mountain and the best option would be in the hotel.
[13:30-18:30] Spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route. It is a circular footpath for hiking and you will reach the hotel you stay at the end of the tour


Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 8Huangshan Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan
 

[06:00-12:00] Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan.
[12:00-13:30]  Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the old town and get your luggage which are stored in the hotel you stayed in Huangshan city. After that ,be transferred to Huangshan train station.
[14:00-18:30] Take 4 hours bullet train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 9Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for departure flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
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
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.  Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. After Lunch time, visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture"


Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
 

Day 3Shanghai Suzhou

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

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby, 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. After lunch, drive to Suzhou city after lunch. Stroll around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Continue 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. It is 34 meters height and a must see for tourists, for its natural beauty as well as historical sites.


Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
 

Day 4Suzhou Hangzhou

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

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby in the morning. 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. After lunch, visit Silk Factory, a site for you to find out how silk is being made. Then transfer to train station for the high speed train for Hangzhou


Lingering Garden Suzhou
Suzhou Lingering Garden
 

Day 5Hangzhou

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

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning. Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. After lunch visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.


West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 6Hangzhou Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel ★★★★


Be transferred to Hangzhou East train station for 3 hours bullet train to Huangshan city. You will get on the bullet to Huangshan. Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.”

Tunxi Old Street
Tunxi Old Street
 

Day 7Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Beihai Hotel ★★★★★


Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light. Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak. After lunch, spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route.

Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 8Huangshan Shanghai

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

Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan. After lunch ,be transferred to Huangshan train station. Take 4 hours bullet train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.



Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 9Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for departure flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $1710 $1714
6 ~ 9 pax $1243 $1248

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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