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Suzhou, Hangzhou & Yangzhou Classic Tour - Private Tour - 6 Days

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Shanghai - Nanjing - Yangzhou - Zhenjiang - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Shanghai
This tour fulfills your dream to visit the most beautiful cites in China – Suzhou, Hangzhou and Yangzhou. The classical Chinese gardens and the beautiful lakes will not fail to impress you. In 6 days, you will also visit the ancient capital city Nanjing and historical Zhenjiang.

Day 1 Shanghai - Nanjing (by Bullet Train)

train station transfer in Shanghai, train station transfer in Nanjing
Yuejiang Tower, Nanjing Museum, Qinhuai River, Confucius Temple
The Yuejiang Tower is one of the "Four Most Famous Towers in South of the Yangtze River" featuring building style of the Ming Dynasty and classical grandeur of the royal family.
The Nanjing Museum currently holds 400,000 collections, including the world famous full size suit of 'jade clothes sewn with golden thread'.
The Qinhuai River is the cradle of the ancient culture of Nanjing. Enjoy the old style buildings and cultural sites along the river banks and feel its unique charm.
The Confucius Temple was originally established in the Song Dynasty, it is the place to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great philosopher and educator of ancient China.

Day 2 Nanjing - Yangzhou (by automobile)

private transfer from Nanjing to Yangzhou
breakfast, lunch
Slender West Lake , He Garden, Han Dynasty Tomb
Established during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty, the Slender West Lake embodies the most advanced art in terms of layout, architecture, stone laying, water conservation, and plant arrangement. It is also a typical symbol of the Chinese water-based garden art with the perfect combination of elegance and magnificence. Walking along the lake, you can enjoy many several attractions including the Lotus Flower Pagoda, the Small Gold Mountain, and the Fishing Platform, etc.
Built in late Qing Dynasty, the He Garden was constructed in traditional Chinese style with western style ornaments. The 1500-meter long winding corridor is a unique highlight of the garden.
The Han Dynasty Tomb is the mausoleum of the Emperor Liu Xu of Western Han Dynasty. A large number of cultural relics were unearthed from the large-scale and well-structured tomb, such as silverware, bronze ware, jade ware, and pottery.

Day 3 Yangzhou - Zhenjiang - Suzhou (by automobile)

private transfer of Yangzhou/Zhenjiang/Suzhou
breakfast, lunch
Golden Hill Temple, Xijindu Ancient Street
The famous Golden Hill Temple (Jinshan Temple) enjoys a history of more than 1,600 years and has the most places of interests with beautiful scenery as well as legends and stories.
Wander through the Xijindu Ancient Street, a well-preserved street featuring a collection of historical buildings and historical sites.

Day 4 Suzhou - Hangzhou (by Bullet Train)

train station transfer in Suzhou, train station-hotel transfer in Hangzhou
breakfast, lunch
Lingering Garden, The Surging Wave Pavilion, Master of Nets Garden, Pingjiang Road
The Lingering Garden is known as one of the “Four Famous Classic Gardens” in China, and was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. The garden was built in the year of 1593. As a classic example of the refined art of gardening in ancient China, it highlights the delicate courtyard, magnificent halls, the green mountain, clear water and luxuriant trees.
The Surging Wave Pavilion was built in 1045 AD. Being the oldest extant garden in Suzhou, it has retained its original feature of "luxuriant plants, tall mountain, and expansive waters". Its natural scenery and simple design have earned the fame of "a mountain forest in urban surroundings".
The Master of Nets Garden (built in 1174 A.D.) is an outstanding example of the small gardens in Suzhou. The garden covers only 0.6 hectare, small in size but very elegant. It keeps the traditional appearances of the time-tested and well-known residence in Suzhou, and it features the landscape garden in combination with the living quarters. The garden was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1997.
Pingjiang Road, a ancient street along the Grand Canal, is filled with snack shops, tea houses, ping-tan museums, and boutique shops.

Day 5 Hangzhou

breakfast, lunch
West Lake , Six Harmonies Pagoda, Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum, Qinghefang Historical Street
The West Lake (UNESCO) is famous for its natural beauty and historic relics and it has has influenced numerous painters, poets, and garden designers throughout Chinese history. You will take a short cruise on the picturesque West Lake.
The Six Harmonies Pagoda is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture. You can get a panoramic view of the Qiantang River on the very top.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum will amaze you at the profound history and culture of Chinese medicine.
The Qinghefang Historical Street has been the most flourished street in the city since the ancient time. Hangzhou’s century-old shops are all located in this area.

Day 6 Hangzhou - Shanghai (by Bullet Train)

train station - hotel transfer in Hangzhou

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

- Private English-speaking tour guide

- Private air-conditioned van

- Land transfers between airport and hotel

- Entrance ticket as listed

- Lunch as listed

- Hotel accommodation with breakfast

- Bullet train tickets as listed

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- Flight ticket

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities

- Gratuities for guides and drivers

- China Visa

- Travel insurance

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