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Day 1 - Welcome to Shanghai!

Today you will fly to Shanghai. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 2 - Look for the old days of Shanghai

Your Shanghai city tour include a visit to the ritzy French Concession enclave, a former French colonial settlement. It returned to China in 1946. Despite redevelopment over recent decades, the area has retained its distinct character as a premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. You will also visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and explore the Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple) next to the Yuyuan Garden.

If you want to discover the vanishing life of Shanghai, pay a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang is a must. Nongtang constitutes the most important architectural feature of contemporary Shanghai. It forms the most common living space for ordinary Shanghainese and an important part of local culture. It can be said that if there were no Nongtang, there would be no Shanghai and no Shanghai people.

End of the day, you can visit Xintiandi Style Shopping Center and busy Bund. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter some old buildings to have find the luxury of the past. 


Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
Night walking along the Bund
Night walking along the Bund
Xintiandi
Xintiandi
French Concession
French Concession
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Nongtang
Nongtang
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 3 - High-speed Train & Suzhou Gardens

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 0.5-hour bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou with second class seat.

Today you will arrive in Suzhou by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Our adventure begins with a visit to the exquisite Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its classical Chinese landscaping and tranquil ambiance. Wander through the winding pathways, serene ponds, and intricately designed pavilions, marveling at the harmonious blend of rocks, plants, and water features that characterize this historic garden.

Next, we'll delve into the rich history of Suzhou with a visit to the iconic Panmen Gate, one of the few remaining ancient city gates in China. Explore the towering walls, ornate pagodas, and historic landmarks that surround this historic site, as your knowledgeable guide shares insights into its architectural significance and cultural heritage.

Continuing our journey, we'll immerse ourselves in the spiritual tranquility of Hanshan Temple, a revered Buddhist sanctuary dating back over a thousand years. Admire the elegant pagodas, ornate sculptures, and peaceful gardens that adorn this historic temple complex, as we learn about its storied past and enduring legacy.

Afterward, we'll meander through the picturesque alleyways and historic buildings of Pingjiang Historic Street, a charming quarter renowned for its traditional architecture, artisan workshops, and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse local shops, sample street food delicacies, and soak in the timeless ambiance of this historic thoroughfare.

Finally, we'll conclude our tour with a visit to Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, where you'll discover the intricate artistry and craftsmanship behind Suzhou's world-famous silk industry. Learn about the silk production process, from cocoon harvesting to weaving and dyeing, and marvel at the exquisite silk products on display in the mill's showroom.


China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden
Panmen Gate
Panmen Gate
Hanshan Temple
Hanshan Temple
Pingjiang Historic Street
Pingjiang Historic Street
Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Suzhou

Day 4 - Tongli Water Town & Fly to Xi'an

Embark on an unforgettable full-day Suzhou Classic Tour with our private excursion, immersing yourself in the charm of Tongli Water Town and the beauty of the Humble Administrator's Garden. Explore Tongli Water Town, a picturesque ancient town renowned for its tranquil canals, historic bridges, and well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. Wander through narrow alleys and visit traditional tea houses, offering a glimpse into the town's rich cultural heritage.

Continue your journey to the Humble Administrator's Garden, one of China's most famous classical gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the exquisite landscaping, serene ponds, pavilions, and lush vegetation, all meticulously designed to harmonize with nature. Experience the timeless beauty and tranquility of this iconic garden, offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. This full-day tour promises an enriching exploration of Suzhou's cultural and natural wonders.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 6.5-hour bullet train ride from Suzhou to Xi'an with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in XIan by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Humble Administrator's Garden
Humble Administrator's Garden
Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 5 - Terracotta Warriors & Xi'an Ancient City Wall

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, where you and your little ones can marvel at the intricately crafted soldiers and horses. Delve deeper into history with a visit to the fascinating exhibit showcasing Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses, offering a unique perspective on the craftsmanship and dedication of ancient artisans.

But the adventure doesn't end there! Experience the thrill of cycling atop the majestic Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of Xi'an's rich heritage. As you pedal along the ancient ramparts, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.


Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour & Fly to Beijing Your city tour will begin with a visit to Shaan

Begin your adventure with a visit to the Xi'an Museum, where ancient artifacts and treasures await, offering a glimpse into the city's illustrious past. Delve into centuries of history as you wander through captivating exhibits, learning about Xi'an's pivotal role as an ancient capital along the Silk Road.

Next, marvel at the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered Buddhist landmark towering over the cityscape. Explore the sacred grounds, adorned with ornate sculptures and intricate architecture, while our expert guides share fascinating tales of devotion and enlightenment.

Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of traditional Chinese culture with a mesmerizing Shadow Play performance, where intricately crafted puppets come to life against a backdrop of light and shadow. Then, unleash your creativity with a hands-on Paper Cutting workshop in the serene ambiance of Gaojia Courtyard, where skilled artisans will teach you the time-honored art of crafting delicate paper designs.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 4.5-hour bullet train from Xi'an to Beijing with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Beijing by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 7 - The Forbidden City & Hutongs

Begin your adventure at the iconic Tian'anmen Square, where you'll stand in awe of its grandeur and significance in Chinese history. Then, step into the majestic Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, where our expert guides will regale you with captivating royal stories, bringing the ancient palace to life before your eyes.

Ascend to the scenic Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of the Forbidden City, offering a breathtaking perspective of its sprawling grandeur against the backdrop of Beijing's skyline.

Next, immerse yourselves in the charm of Beijing's traditional way of life as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Hutongs, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

Experience the captivating artistry of Beijing Opera Facial Makeup, as skilled performers demonstrate the intricate techniques behind this centuries-old art form.

Finally, indulge in a culinary delight with a sumptuous feast of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a culinary institution renowned for its exquisite flavors and culinary mastery.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Hutong
Hutong
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 8 - The Temple of Heaven & Mutianyu Great Wall After breakfast, head to the Temple of Heaven. A 15th centur

Venture to the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, where you and your loved ones will ascend ancient stone steps and traverse winding pathways, marveling at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore watchtowers, guard stations, and historic landmarks, all while immersing yourselves in the rich history and legend of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, delve into the spiritual realm with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming dynasty architecture and a symbol of ancient Chinese cosmology. Engage in a Tai Chi experience amidst the serene surroundings of the temple grounds, guided by experienced instructors who will teach you the graceful movements and philosophy behind this ancient martial art.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 9 - Time To Say Goodbye

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights in Shanghai
  • 1 Night in Suzhou
  • 2 Nights in Xi'an
  • 3 Nights in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Standard High Floor
Why this Hotel:

Conveniently set in the centre of Shanghai, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel is within 300 metres of Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. And 700 metres of People's Square. Located in the Huangpu district, the property provides guests with access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests.

Yu Garden is 2.5 km from the hotel, while Superbrand Shopping Mall Shanghai is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 16 km from Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel.

This is our guests' favourite part of Shanghai, according to independent reviews.

Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou
Room Type:Premier King
Why this Hotel:

Opened: 1999Renovated: 2020Number of Rooms: 336

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a member of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages close to 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development in 29 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises three brands: "Pan Pacific", PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL.

Located in the Historic Ancient Town area and adjacent to the Panmen Gate scenery spot, Pan Pacific Suzhou has easy access to a wide range of the city’s famous attractions. It makes convenient public transportation from the hotel with just 5 minutes’ walk to the Metro Line 4 Nan Men Station and Line 5 Xin Shi Qiao Station. The hotel holds exquisite features of scenic gardens, sculptured bridges, rushing water and towers to display the history and culture of this garden city in China. Each of the rooms and suites at the hotel offers you a refreshing garden view or the spectacular sight of the Panmen Scenery, even a view of famous Ruiguang Pagoda from some ones. All guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access, a work desk station and other conveniences for business and leisure travellers. Garden Brasserie is an all-day-dining restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian and Western dish for buffets and a la carte. Hai Tien Lo Chinese restaurant features authentic Suzhou cuisine, well-known Huaiyang cuisine and specialties from other parts in China. Guests can experience the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness centre outfitted with latest equipment, picturesque outdoor swimming pool and temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool to rejuvenate your soul, as well as, Children Playroom.

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Executive Double or Twin Room
Why this Hotel:

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Xi'an. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The property provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options.

Daming Palace is 4.8 miles from the hotel, while Xi'an City Wall is 5.5 miles away. The nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, 18 miles from InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel.

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Crowne Plaza offers a fitness centre and a 24-hour lounge. Located next to Beijing U Town, which houses a lot of shops and restaurants, it is a 5-minute stroll from Chaoyangmen Subway Station (Line 2), and features spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service.

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is a 2-minute walk from Foreign Ministry of China, a 15-minute drive from Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun Bar Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is 24 km away.

Modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Beijing feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and shower facilities. A minibar and an ergonomic writing desk is included.

Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk or rent a car to explore the surrounding area. Those who drive can park on the premises for free.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang’s signature Hopfenstube German Restaurant. C6 Coffee serves daily buffet spreads. Alternatively, the lobby lounge offers cocktails round-the-clock.

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-2 Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Day3 Pan Pacific Suzhou
Day4-5 InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Day6-8 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.