Day 1 Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai
The Jade Buddha Temple is famous for its two precious jade Buddha statues brought from Burma, which are not only rare cultural relics but also exquisite artworks.
The Shanghai Museum has a collection of 120,000 pieces of Chinese ancient treasures.
The Bund,featured outstanding European colonial architectures, is full of new skyscrapers and historical buildings in the center of Shanghai.
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou (by Bullet Train)
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 4 Suzhou - Wuxi (by automobile)
Pay a visit to the Jichang Garden, Emperor Qianlong’s beloved destination in Wuxi. The emperor even built another garden in Beijing modeled on Jichang garden, which is today’s Xiequ Garden inside the Summer Palace.
Take a stroll around the Huishan Ancient Town and appreciate a cluster of family ancestral halls.
In the Qing Ming Bridge Cultural and Historical Area, you may go down the narrow water channel in a small boat and feel the typical watery township in the south of China. Coming ashore from the boat, you can wander along ancient streets with local bars, restaurants and interesting boutiques on both sides.
- 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
- Domestic train tickets (2nd class seat) as listed
- Service charge & government taxes
- International flight tickets
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- China Visa
- Travel insurance