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5 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Tours

 China Metropolitan Trips - 5 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Tours


Tour Code: MC-CICT-04
Departure: Daily

Highlights: 5 days Shanghai Hangzhou tours by train is a classic double central city trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou plus Wuzhen water town. This is a much highlighted trip for east China with an affordable price ...

Attractions: Yuyuan Garden, Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Wuzhen Water Town

shanghai hangzhou tours
From  $428

 

yuyuan garden
Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
the bund
The Bund of Shanghai
world financial center
World Financial Center View
forbidden city tours
Urban Planning Exhibition Site
lingyin temple
Hangzhou Lingyin Temple
west lake
Hangzhou West Lake
wuzhen
Wuzhen Water Town View

Day 1 – Arrival in Shanghai (-/-/-)
Accommodation - Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3 Stars)


After your flight arrives in airport, please claim your personal luggage, and then go to the exit directly, and you can easily find your guide, who hold a board with your name. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. On the way to your hotel, our guide will give some basic introduction on Shanghai, and some travel tips, which are quite useful and important. If you feel there is more time left, you could have a promenade to where you are relatively familiar, or take a rest in hotel to get rid of the negative effect of jetlag. Moreover, before leaving, our guide will have a discussion with on the next day’s meeting time and some details on trip.



Day 2 – Travel in Shanghai (B/L/-)
Accommodation - Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3 Stars)


Today, you will visit to many typical tourist sites of Shanghai including Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, The Shanghai World Financial Center and The Bund, and enjoy your lunch at Home’s Restaurant.

Yuyuan Garden - This is one of the quintessential representatives of Jiangnan Garden. Originally, Yuyuan garden was built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan, a local governor of Sichuan province in Ming Dynasty, to serve his father who was Pan En, a famous minister during the reign of Emperor Jiajing in Ming Dynasty. Yu in Chinese language is an auspicious character, and means comfort, satisfaction and pleasure, and it also the abbreviation of Henan province. To be the name of the garden was to show the filial love of making parents and the elder happy and pleasant. It also connects with Yuyuan Market, and you can enjoy some typical local snacks of Shanghai over there.

Yuyuan Market - historically called Miaoqian Dajie and closely nearby to Yuyuan Garden and Market, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of Shanghai were all to be found here. The architectural style and layout keep the characteristics of residences from late Ming Dynasty to the early Republic, even connected to the western culture. All businesses in shanghai old street represent traditional trades and folk culture.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center - Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, opposite to Shanghai Museum, is a special exhibition building to show the urban planning of Shanghai and the achievements of city construction. It is located on No. 100, Renmin Avenue, and also a landmark of Shanghai on the Renmin Square. Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center has been an important display window of Shanghai city development. The whole center themed with City, Human, Environment and Development exhibits the great achievements of Shanghai in the aspect of city establishment. It has been a national Four-A tourist destination and an important tourist attraction of Shanghai.

Shanghai World Financial Center - Shanghai World Finance Center, also translated to be Shanghai Global Financial Hub, located in Lujiazui Zone, Pudong New Area, is a world-class skyscraper in China. It was built completely on August 29, 2008, currently the second tallest building in China and the third tallest building in the world, and also the world’s tallest building with the flat roof.

The Bund - The bund crowned to be the Old Shanghai Exotic building Clusters is the most famous tourist attraction of Shanghai, and someone considers it as the landmark of Shanghai and the witness of Shanghai history. It is an epitome of Shanghai in the past 150 years, and the show of the capitalism of old Shanghai. The Bund located at the connecting point of Huangpu River and Suzhou River is opposite to Pudong Lujiazui Financial District. It approximately is 1,800 meters from North Section of Suzhou Road to Jinling East Road, and the whole landform is like the shape of crescent. Visiting to Shanghai, the bund and its exotic building clusters are the must-see destinations.

Take Lunch at Home’s Restaurant, a famous dining site close to Nanjing Shopping Road for its great local cuisine of Shanghai.



Day 3 – Shanghai/Hangzhou Train Transfer (B/L/-)
Accommodation - Enjoyor Hotel (3 Stars)


Lingyin Temple - Lingyin Temple is the oldest, the most famous and influential Buddhist monastery in Southeastern China. Also named Yunlin Temple, Lingyin Temple is Chinese famous Buddhist monastery of Buddhism welcomed and believed by innumerous Buddhist believers. In their mind, Lingyin Temple is their shrine and the place to talk spiritually to Bodhisattva and Buddha. Lingyin Temple located at the northwest riverfront of the West Lake in Hangzhou, and generally, it is considered to be a part of the West Lake Scenic Area. Exactly, Lingyin Temple is situated in the Lingyin Mountain between Fei Lai Feng (Peak Flying From Afar) and Bei Gao Feng(Peak of North Highness). Lingyin Temple in China is considered to be one of the wealthiest monasteries, and the top one in Jiangnan region.

The West Lake - West Lake of Hangzhou, as the calling card of Hangzhou, is a beautiful and elegant destination for traveling and leisure due to its uniqueness and enchantment formed over the past thousands of years. In 2011, Hangzhou West Lake officially inscribed on the list of World Cultural Heritage and becomes the 41st World Heritage Site in China. Therefore, travel professionals may always say it will not be the real China tour if the itinerary excludes West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou. In a word, Hangzhou West Lake to a most degree is the representative or visualized reflection of Chinese spirituality and interiority of Chinese culture.

Today’s lunch will be arranged in Zhang Sheng Ji Restaurant. This is a popular old Hangzhou restaurant whose philosophy is that food doesn't have to be fancy or use exotic ingredients to be delicious. Duck casserole and West Lake vinegar fish are the first dishes that come to mind for most people when Zhang Sheng Ji is mentioned.



Day 4 – Wuzhen Town & Back to Shanghai (B/-/-)
Accommodation - Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3 Stars)


Wuzhen Ancient Water Town - Chinese people always describe or illustrate an ideal imagery when mention their utopia, that it would be a waterside family of Jiangnan, and four generations live together harmoniously and happily in this milk-and-honey land. In fact, there is a true utopia of Chinese people, which is Wuzhen. Wuzhen water town located in Tongxiang, Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province, is the top one among Chinese water towns, and also the most famous and classic one at home and abroad. Wuzhen is a typical water town in east China with more than 6,000 years of history. Today, enjoying Chinese water town culture, Wuzhen is always firstly recommended.

Wuzhen Cruise Trip – This is a special cruise trip around Wuzhen ancient town. The wooden boat with a great decoration will take you approximately 25 minutes to wander in ancient folk world of China. Travelers can enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and the original ancient features of the town that have been preserved intact, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. This is a highlighted experience in Wuzhen ancient town.



Day5 – Departure from Shanghai (B/-/-)
Accommodation - /


You will be transferred to transportation centers for your next destination.



 Hotels and Prices
Passenger Number 2-5 passengers 6-9 passengers 10 passengers & above
High Season
(Apr.1 - Oct.31)
768 USD/pax 528 USD/pax 438 USD/pax
Low Season
(Nov.1 - Mar. 31)
758 USD/pax 518 USD/pax 428 USD/pax

 What Is Included and Excluded
Price Inclusions

Hotel accommodation (or similar class, double occupancy)
Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
Experienced English speaking guide in each city
Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge
Service Charges & Government Taxes
Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Price Exclusions

International transportation
Chinese visa
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide

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