China Tour with Bullet Train 11 days

Beijing - Shandong - Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou

Day !. Hometown - China

Depart USA for China while enjoying delicious meals, drinks an in-flight entertainment during your journey.

Day 2. Arrive in China Capital - Beijing 

After arrival, you will be met tour guide and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the eveing is at leisure to relax after your flight.

Day 3. Beijing  ( American Breakfast , Local Family Lunch)

This morning, you will sight-see Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the workld and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Min Dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty, For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and plitical center of Chinese government. Later stop at a Pearl Factory t gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls. In the afternoon, visit Summer Palace declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. 

Hutong tour with rickshaw & lunch at local family will be arranged today as well.

                            

Day 4. Beijing  ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

The Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is definitely the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall ( Juyongguan Pass ). After that, You will stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, Jade is pronounced as "Yu, " and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Later visit Traditional Chinese Medicine Center.

Recommended Optional Tour: Golden Mask Dynasty Show $49 

  

Day 5. Beijing - Jinan ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

This morning you will be transferred to train station for  high speed train to Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, the history of Jinan could be traced back to more than 5,000 years ago. You will visit the Black Tiger Spring, is ranked as the second most significant among the 72 named springs in Jinan (after the Baotu Spring). Later you will tour Daming Lake is the largest lake in the city and one of city's main natural an cultural landmarks. Enjoy the picturesque scenery.

                                 

Day 6. Jinan - Qufu ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

In the morning, we will drive to Qufu, which is best known as the hometown of the philosopher Confucius. The city contains numerous historic palaces, temples and cemeteries. You will visit the Temple of Confucius, then enjoy a tour to the Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in the afternoon.

                       

Day 7. Qufu - Suzhou ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

This morning, you will watch the Opening Ceremony of the Confucious Hometown. Afterwards you will take 

high speed bullet travin to Watertown Suzhou (3.5 hours).

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BCE, is sometimes called the “Venice of the East”. And visit Shan Tang Street, which has always been regarded as the first name of Suzhou ancient streets. It has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture best represent the characteristics of Suzhou’s old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and fables.

Boat ride on the Grand Canal and walk around the local market later.

                                

Day 8. Suzhou - Hangzhou ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

This morning you will be transferred to Hangzhou after breakfast. Then the next stop will be Lingyin Temple, which literally translates to “Temple of the Soul’s Retreat.” The monastery was founded in 328 CE during the Eastern Jin Dynasty by the monk Hui Li, who came from India.

It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes and also features a large number of religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the Feilai Feng.

Then take a leisurely boat ride on West Lake, one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Hangzhou. You’ll experience the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow–draped islands, and then admire the Su Causeway.

Recommended Optional Tour:  Hangzhou Impressions of West Lake $45

                            

Day 9. Hangzhou - Shanghai ( American Breakfast & Lunch )

After a stop at the Green Tea Village, we will then drive you to Shanghai to visit the Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side, The Bund is a five-brock riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses.

Night Program: Shanghai Lujiazui FTDZ & Huang Pu River Cruise

Day 10.  Shanghai ( American Breakfast  )

Free at your leisure for last minute souvenir shopping or just relaxing at your hotel. Or you may choose an optional day-tour to Xian.

The highlight of the optional Xian day-tour is the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the eighth world-wonder. The Terracotta Army is famous for its large scale and countless terracotta figures.

Visit the Terracotta Army replica factory to see how the figures were produced.

                              

Day 11. Shanghai - Hometown ( American Breakfast )

Bid farewell to China, tour guide will drop you off at airport. Home your sweet home.

Accomodations:


Beijing ( 3 nights )         Novotel Hotel Sanyuanqiao or similar
Jinan    ( 1 night )           Grand Mercure Jinan Sunshine by ACCOR or similar
Qufu     ( 1 night )           Sun Plaza International Hotel or similar
Suzhou ( 1 night )           Pan Pacific or similar
Hangzhou  (1 night )      Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou or similar
Shanghai  ( 2 nights )    Kozia International Hotel (Former Howard Johnson Waigaoqiao) or                                           similar