7-day Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Tour

Day By Day

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Welcome to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai Pudong Airport, your local guide and driver will pick you up to hotel. Then take a free relax nearby. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is your option.

Day 2 Shanghai
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple
Your full day tour starts with a morning visit to Jade Buddha Temple. Proceed to the World Financial Center to get a bird's eye view of Shanghai. Then visit the Shanghai Museum, Old Consession Area, Shikumen Area, The Bund by Huangpu River. Enjoy a Chinese Acrobatics Show for your night option.

Day 3 Shaghai/Suzhou
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Humble Administrator's Garden,Tiger Hill, Suzhou Silk Museum, Panmen Gate    
Today you will take a morning high speed train to Suzhou. Up arrival in Suzhou, you will firstly visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the largest classical garden in this region and praised to be one of the top four gardens in China. Tiger Hill is next stop. Then vist Suzhou Silk Museum, Panmen Gate. In the evening enjoy Night Garden Show in the Master of the Nets Garden.

Day 4 Suzhou/Zhouzhuang/Suzhou
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Zhouzhuang Water Town
With gifted location, the tranquil water town of local residence Zhouzhuang, is another highlight in this region. Today, you are driving to Zhouzhuang which is the No.1 Water Town of China. Surrounded by water, Zhouzhuang blends the unsophisticated residential houses, paved narrow lanes, stone bridges and some historical sites. Besides of experiencing the folk culture, it is suggested that you pay a visit to Shen House, Milou Tower and Chengxu Taoist Temple. Shen House is the former residence of Shen Wansan, who was the richest businessman in the 14th century of the early Ming Dynasty. The two-storey wooden Milou Tower once was a popular restaurant where some noted literators always visited. After one day's tour, we will drive you back to Suzhou.

Day 5 Suzhou/Hangzhou
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village
Take a high-speed train from Suzhou to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. You will then be driven to West Lake, the most famous lake in china. You will be enthralled by the many legends that have made this spot one of the most popular destinations for the Chinese people. After visiting the West Lake, you will be driven to Feilai Peak and marvel at its ancient Buddhist rock carvings. You will then go to the Lingyin Temple located behind Feilai Peak. The temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in China and its architecture and gardenlike atmosphere never fails to captivate visitors. You will then visit Meijiawu Tea Village, the 18 Imperial Dragon Well Tea Trees and sip Dragon Well (Longjin) Tea in beautiful traditional pavilions located on the mountainside nestled amongst tea trees. Stay overnight in Hangzhou.

Day 6 Hangzhou/Qiandaohu Lake
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Qiandaohu Lake
Qiandao Lake, a human-made lake located in Chun'an County, Zhejiang Province, China, was formed after the completion of the Xin'an River hydroelectric station in 1959. 1,078 large islands dot the lake and a few thousand smaller ones are scattered across it. Over 90% of the area is forested. The islands in the lake include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island (featuring supposedly the world's biggest lock), and the Island to Remind You of Your Childhood.

The lake has a submerged old city called Ancient Lion City (Shicheng), located at the valley of Wushi Mountain, where was flooded in 1959 to create the lake for the Xin'an River Dam project. The ancient Lion City was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25–200) and was first set up as a county in AD 208. This city acquired the name Shicheng from nearby Wushi Mountain, which became known as Wushi Island since it became partially submerged by the reservoir. At present Shicheng remains submerged and undisturbed at a depth of 26–40 m (85–131 ft), it has been explored by Big Blue, a dive operator based in Shanghai. If your time permit, you can try dive trip to explore the underwater Ancient Lion City in Qiandao Lake.

Day 7 Qiandaohu Lake/Hangzhou Departure
Meals: B
After breakfast, today is free for you until transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.



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Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.

Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.

Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".
Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.