Upon arrival at the rendezvous point, your tour guide will meet and greet you. The tour guide will locate you to the bus and transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day for self-exploring or relaxation.
After breakfast, enjoy the morning and noon to explore Shanghai on your own. Then, we will transfer to Suzhou by bus in the late afternoon through scenic routes along the way; about an hours’ drive.
Suzhou, the city in which is also known as a paradise, the Oriental Venice, for its exquisite water routes (canals), bridges, pagodas and gardens. Suzhou is also an UNESCO designated “World Heritage Site”. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden housing more than 500-years of history. Next, visit a renowned traditional Silk Culture and Exhibition Centre, noted to be the largest silk producer in the country, where you will discover the mysterious processing of silk. After lunch, enjoy a relaxed and soothing canal ride inside the city, relish in the picturesque feeling the ancient city offers on the Grand Canal Cruise (USD $30/person). Later afternoon, continue onwards to Wuxi to visit the LingShan Grand Buddha. Recognized as one of China's largest Buddha statues standing over at an amazing 80m tall. Explore the whole LingShan area attraction with musical fountains that play-out the story of the birth of Buddha. Also, visit the spiritual Brahma palace (梵宫), a very grand palace with the pillars that are entirely made of sandalwood; Known to host the 2009 Buddhist conference.
This morning, tour the brilliance of Lihu Park, located at the famous Lake TaiHu. Followed by a visit to the fresh water pearl processing company, the “Yuanrun Ju” jewel corporate. Since its establishment in 1984, it has taken over, with high techniques, the farming, researching, processing and gallering of fresh water pearls for the district. Continue onwards to Hangzhou, the city described by Marco Polo as “City of Heaven” and “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. This evening, you may enjoy a symbolic performance of Hangzhou, “The Romantic Show of SongCheng” (USD $65/person). Performed over 2,000 times per year. Since its creation, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is one of the theatrical performances that had performed for the most times and performed to largest recording audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the "Top 3 Famous Shows in the World".
Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized and celebrated by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of World Heritage. After breakfast, visit The West Lake, the most sensational and beautiful lake in the country. Then, you can choose to take an amazing boat ride on the serene West Lake (USD $35/person), the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites throughout the path. Then, visit the No.1 tea plantation site and get a chance to taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea. Many studies proofs that green tea is excellent for your health, and Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China offers. After lunch, transport to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, walk along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European designs, this area is the best place to capture China under the Western influences of the old days. It now is known as the “Wall Street of the East”. Later evening, have an optional participation on a western influenced Chinese Acrobatic Show - ERA: The Intersection of Time (USD $60/person).
After breakfast early morning, tour the famous Shanghai Museum. Where you get to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Shortly followed by a visit to an Emerald exhibition center. Then, visit the City God Temple Bazaar. Which composes of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. At night, you may enjoy a scenery ride on the Huangpu River Night Cruise (USD $50/person) and get a breath-taking glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.
After breakfast, your land tour will end at your hotel. Begin traveling home or extend your journey to other cities in China.
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Boat Ride On the Serene West Lake (USD $35/person)
World-known for dainty landscape of lakes and mountain as well as a mass of places of historic interests. The West Lake of Hangzhou is considered A Paradise on Earth. It was made a UNESCO world Heritage Site in 2011, as the only Chinese lake in the list, and was described as “having Influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries”.
The Romantic Show of Songcheng (USD $65/person)
This performance is the symbolic performance of Hangzhou, being performed over 2,000 times per year. Since it was created, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audience. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the “Top 3 Famous Shows in the World”.
Grand Canal Cruise (USD $30/person)
The Grand Canal is the world’s longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south. Since most of China’s major rivers flow from west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides it as an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley.
Huangpu River Night Cruise (USD $50/person)
Cruising along the Huangpu River, you will take a glimpse of the history and charming night view of the cosmopolitan of Shanghai. On one side of the river, there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, with buildings of western style dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the image of a new Shanghai with steel and glass skyscrapers. The best way to see Shang Hai’s skyline lit up the magnificent colors is to take an evening boat cruise along the Huangpu River. On the cruise, you will see the beautiful contrasts between the classical European building and soaring modern skyscrapers from the two side of the Huangpu River.
ERA: The Intersection of Time (USD $60/person)
This extravagant acrobatic show, one of the city’s best-known performance in the city of Shanghai, and was produced under the acclaimed director Michel Cusson. ERA, consists of many exciting elements, including acrobats, dances, dramas, music, martial arts, etc. Not only amazed by the acrobats control and precision, but also you will be enchanted by the world that is created through the use of multimedia, technology, lighting and sound effect, elaborate costumes, or live music and a lot more.
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