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9 Days Photo China

Destinations: Shanghai-Xitang-Mt. Huangshan-Beijing
Duration: 9 days
Tour Code: TBT-CH-Scenic-01
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: US$ 1001
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  • Mt.Huangshan

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Summary:

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? TCT scenic 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.

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
 

Day 2

Shanghai    Xitang    Shanghai
Get up early in the morning, you can take a short visit to Yuyuan Garden first and then, take a 1.5hours 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
 
 

Day 3

Shanghai      Huangshan City
Before head to Mt. , why not take a leisure stroll along - Shanghai's famed waterfront promenade. After lunch, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mt. Huangshan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
 

Day 4

Huangshan City    Mt. Huangshan
In the morning, you will be transferred to well-known Mt. Huangshan scenic area and climb up the mountain by cable car to have your exploration. 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
 

Day 5

Mt. Huangshan    Huangshan City
If you are interested, just get up early, you may have the chance to enjoy the fantastic sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Then, you will be driven back to the city and visit Tunxi Old Street which is regarded as a span of the old-time memory of the area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
 

Day 6

Huangshan City    Beijing
Depart from Huangshan City, take a journey to the ancient Yixian County and visit Xidi Village and Hongcun Village. After the tour, be transferred to the airport to board the domestic flight to Beijing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
  

Day 7

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 8

Beijing
Depart from hotel in the morning and enjoy your today's visiting to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square and Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit Temple of Heaven in the afternoon.
Then enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

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
 
Service Ends

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 is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.

 

Day 2

Shanghai    Xitang    Shanghai
Get up early in the morning, you can take a short visit to Yuyuan Garden first and then, take a 1.5hours 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
 
Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.
 
Located in the joint part of Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, Xitang is a typical water town in South China. There are 27 old bridges, 122 small lanes and 1000-meter-long corridor in one square kilometer old town area. Ceiling corridors are the most special scene in Xitang construction. These corridors were originally built to make convenience for the residents trading on boats by the side of the rivers. Each shop has a ceiling over the stone-slate road in front of its own house, and the ceilings connect with one another to form corridors.
 

Day 3

Shanghai    Huangshan City
Before head to Mt. Huangshan, why not take a leisure stroll along the Bund- Shanghai's famed waterfront promenade. After lunch, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Huangshan and check in at the hotel in the city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
  
the BundThe Bund is the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.
 
After one hour's flight, the plane will land at Huangshan City, which located at the south of Anhui Province and famous for the Mt. Huangshan and the scattered serene villages. Tomorrow we'll find out more.
 

Day 4

Huangshan City    Mt. Huangshan
Mt. HuangshanIn the morning, you will be transferred to well-known Mt. Huangshan scenic area and climb up the mountain by cable car to have your exploration. 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
 
Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Having all the features of mountain scenery, Mt. Huangshan is known as the No. 1 Mountain under the Heaven. Because of the mists and clouds, natural scenery in the area changes beyond prediction. Xu Xiake, a noted Chinese geologist and traveler in Ming Dynasty, praised Mt. Huangshan as the best of all mountains. 
 
Because of the limited water and food resources, the price climbs high on mountain. Please be careful while sight-seeing and environmental-friendly to the beautiful scenery. Take a good rest for tomorrow's soul-stunning sunrise.
 

Day 5

Mt. Huangshan    Huangshan City
If you are interested, just get up early, you may have the chance to enjoy the fantastic sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Then, you will be driven back to the city and visit Tunxi Old Street which is regarded as a span of the old-time memory of the area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Huangshan city
 
Tunxi Old Street, located at the center of Tunxi District of Huangshan City, has been the distribution center of south Anhui Province knowing for the production of green tea and ink. It is the witness of the flourish of Anhui merchant's for a period of time. The street is 1.5 kilometers long and 7 meters wide with double-floor wooden houses built during the Ming and Qing dynasties at two sides. So far, over 100 movies have been shot in the old street. Here you can buy featured souvenirs such as traditional Chinese medicine, Qimen Black Tea, Anhui ink stick, Shexian ink stone and Anhui Four Carvings.
 

Day 6

Huangshan City    Beijing
Depart from Huangshan City, take a journey to the ancient Yixian County and visit Xidi Village and Hongcun Village. After the tour, be transferred to the airport to board the domestic flight to Beijing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Hongcun VillageXidi Village is known for its unique and elegant wooden houses with prettified walls preventing rain infiltration, black tiles recording the history of the town, and decorative gate towers standing for the particular flavor of the architecture. The exquisite wood carvings, stone engravings and tile carvings are also can be found in Xidi. Walking into an ancient house, you will find yourself in a well-arranged garden with rockeries, fish ponds, stream and cobble-paved ground.
 
Hongcun is an ancient village with a history over 400 years. The original residential style and features of the Ming and Qing Dynasties were preserved perfectly there. Hongcun Village has a cattle-like plan, a stream passes by every door in the village like cattle's gut, a semi-lunar pond looks like cattle's stomach, and the four bridges over the stream from the cattle's feet. With marbled ground, black tiles, fresh red lanterns, elaborate woodcarvings and amazingly comprehensive water system, Hongcun Village is known as 'the folk imperial palaces'.
 
Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
 

Day 7

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Badaling Great WallJust 75km North-west of Beijing, along a smooth and comfortable highway is the Badaling Section of the Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved and most accessible sections. The Great Wall is an internationally admired structure, symbolic of the cruelty of the ancient rulers, and the stoicism and determination of the Chinese people. The construction of the Great Wall began in the 5th century BC.
 
Then, you will have chance to visit the The Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You'll visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks.
 
For today's optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You'll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 8

Beijing
Depart from hotel in the morning and enjoy your today's visiting to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square and Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Tian'anmen SquareTian'anmen Square is the biggest city center square in the world, covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. The north entrance gate is the magnificent Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian’anmen), the symbol of the People's Republic China.
 
Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you'll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.
 
The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.
 

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
 
Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2298   2355   2723
2-5 persons 1514 1772 1543 1830 1726 2197
6-9 persons 1205 1464 1234 1521 1418 1888
10 persons & above 1001 1223 1041 1304 1193 1609
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2449   2536   2975
2-5 persons 1605 1923 1648 2010 1868 2449
6-9 persons 1296 1615 1339 1701 1559 2141
10 persons & above 1093 1377 1149 1488 1333 1857
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2514   2648   3132
2-5 persons 1637 1988 1704 2123 1946 2606
6-9 persons 1328 1679 1396 1814 1638 2298
10 persons & above 1147 1454 1233 1626 1442 2045

Remarks:
1.The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4.The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Travel insurance.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
7.Any items not specified in the plan.

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