China Discovery 9 Days
From £399pp Land Only
Beijing - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Wuxi - Shanghai
Itinerary will show which meals are included for each day:
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Day 1 Arriving Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing, a Nexus Holiday local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will transfer you to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore and relax.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Tiananmen Square , which is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong.
Lunch included: Enjoy a famous "Peking Duck Baquet".
Forbbiden City Tour (£46/person), the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum.
Take the afternoon, Authentic Old Beijing Tour with Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour and Dinner at (£60/person).
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan), one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”! Recognized by UNESCO, and get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Then tour the iconic “Beijing 2008 Olympic Center”; which includes the famous Bird's Nest and Water Cube which now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Although there is no tour inside these buildings, it is a magnificent architectural structure from the outside, providing a perfect photo opportunity. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute. After lunch, see skilled artisans work at a Cloisonné Factory.
Lunch included: Traditional Mandarin Cuisine Lunch, including round trip transportation-featuring Kong Pao Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Peking Spring Roll.
Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical "The Golden Mask Dynasty" show (£50/person).
Day 4 Beijing/Shanghai - Suzhou (B, L)
Start your tour to the SUMMER PALACE, a former royal retreat and now a lovely oasis within the city of Beijing. Then visit a CHINESE HERBAL INSTITUTE to learn about traditional Chinese medicine.
We will take a Bullet Train to Shanghai, then take bus transfer to Suzhou.
Day 5 Suzhou - Wuxi (B, L)
Suzhou–the city of paradise is also known as the Oriental Venice for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. Suzhou is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, tour the LINGERING GARDEN, a classic private garden with 500 years of history. Next, visit the Suzhou SILK FACTORY, the largest silk factory in the country to discover the mysterious processing of silk.
Lunch included: Suzhou local cuisine with house special Suzhou Crispy with round trip transportation.
You can chosse an optional cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal.(£23/person).
Later in the afternoon, visit the Three Kingdoms City. The Three Kingdoms City is one of the CCTV Television Bases and a renowned tourist attraction. Covering an area of about 35 hectares, the Three Kingdoms City showcases structures built in the Han Dynasty style and served as the filming location for one of China's most popular historical TV series, Three Kingdoms.
Day 6 Wuxi - Hangzhou (B, L)
This morning tour the Brilliance of LAKE LIHU located at Famous Lake Taihu, followed by visit a to a Fresh WATER PEARL EXHIBITION and store. Continue to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world".
Upon arrival, enjoy an optional boat ride on the Serene WEST LAKE (£23/person), the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites.
Lunch included： Wuxi cuisine lunch with chef special spare ribs with round trip transportation.
In the evening, you may enjoy an optional performance show “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou”, and see the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes (£69/person from Feb- Oct).
Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai (B, L)
Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized by countless poets and artists. Then, visit No.1 Tea Plantation and taste the well-known DRAGON WELL TEA. Many studies say that green tea is excellent for your health. Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China. After lunch, drive to Shanghai. Walking along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European design, this area is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. It is now the called “Wall Street of the East. Then visit the CITY GOD TEMPLE BAZAAR, which is composed of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs.
Lunch included： Hangzhou cuisine lunch with award winning Dong Po Pork.
Evening choose optional Shanghai Acrobatic Show - "SPIRAL” (£46/person).
Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
In the morning, tour SHANGHAI MUSEUM, to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade, followed by a visit to an EMERALD EXHIBITION CENTER.
Lunch included: Shanghai cuisine, Jiangnan style steam bun with round trip transportation.
In the afternoon, you can choose the optional half day tour to Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi (£46/person).
At night, you may enjoy an optional "HUANGPU RIVER NIGHT CRUISE" and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai at your own expense (£38/person).
Shanghai - Home (B) (Flight not included)
After breakfast transfer to the airport, head back home or extend your trip to other city in China.
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*Nexus Holidays reserves the right to adjust the itinerary as it sees fit to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
*Hotels are subject to change depending on occupancy. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to substitute hotels in similar standard if the hotels listed in the flyer/website are not available. Hotel rating base on local standard.
*Nexus Holidays reserves the right to cancel or vary a tour prior to departure due to insufficient numbers, severe weather conditions, major events and holidays etc.
*Skipping scheduled itinerary are not allowed and will be considered as breach of tour booking contract, your remaining tours and hotels cancelled by without any further notice.
*Several shopping excursions are arranged during the tours. A minimum amount of time (60 mins) must be spent at each shopping site. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything.
*Please note, China Discovery 10 Days is a deeply discounted package tour, a combination of a guided tour and hotel accommodation. We will charge full traveling costs if the traveler only wishes to use a certain aspect of the package, such as airfare and hotel only, airfare only or hotel only.
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Address: No.909 Yinxiu Road, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Tel: 0086 180 6828 8005
BeiJingRamada Beijing North 4*
Address: 319 Changping Road,Changping District,Beijing,102208 China
Phone: 0086 10 80791188
Forbidden City Tour £46 Per Person (Beijing)
Forbidden city is the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is true architectural masterpiece and home to National Palace Museum.
Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with dinner £60 Per Person (Beijing)
The Golden Mask Dynasty £50 Per Person (Beijing)
An original Chinese drama play, which features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, lighting and acoustics. The play has eight chapters and more than 200 actors from China and abrouad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers.
Grand Canal Cruise £23 Per Person (Suzhou)
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 Huangzhou in the south. Since most of China’s major rivers flow from the west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley.
West Lake Boat Ride £23 Per Person (Hangzhou)
You may take an optional boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites.
Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, West Lake Show £69 Per Person (Hangzhou)
Staged entirely upon the lake itself, this show is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. It is famous for its dreamlike show and fantastic elegance. The director of the show, Zhang Yimou, is China’s most famous movie director and the general director of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Huangpu River Night Cruise £38 Per Person (Shanghai)
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, Western-style buildings dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the image of a new Shanghai with steel and glass skyscrapers.
Shanghai Spiral Acrobatic £46 Per Person (Shanghai)
This multi-million dollar show is Shanghai’s most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze acts and motorcycle cage stunts.
Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi £46 Per Person (Shanghai)
Xi’an 3Days 2Nights from £499/pp
Price includes 2 nights 5 star hotels, meals, guided sightseeing tours, entrance fees and transfers
Day 1 Beijing/Shanghai - Xi’an (D) After arrival, visit Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 2 Xi’an (BLD) Visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, enjoy Tang Dynasty Dancing and Singing show and Imperial Dumpling Banquet in the evening.
Day 3 Xi’an (B) Depart
Hong Kong 3Days 2Nights/4Days 3Nights from £399/pp
Price includes 2 nights/ 3 nights 3 star hotels, half day tour
Day 1 Beijing/ Shanghai - Hong Kong After arrival, take the shuttle to the hotel.
Day 2 Hong Kong Half day Hong Kong city tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, and Aberdeen Village.
Day 3 Hong Kong Free at leisure or you can join the optional Macau tour.
Day 4 Hong Kong Depart
Price includes 4 nights 5 star cruise, meals, shore excursions, and transfers
Day 1 Beijing/Shanghai - Yichang (D) After arrival, transfer and board the cruise.
Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise (BLD) Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Project
Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise (BLD) Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise (BLD) Shore excursion to Shibao Zhai Pagoda
Day 5 Chongqing-Beijing/Shanghai (B) Depart
Yellow Mountain 3Days 2Nights £475/pp
Price includes 5 star hotels, meals, guided sightseeing tours and train transfers
Day 1 Shanghai - Huangshan (D) You will be transferred to train station and take high speed train to Huangshan. Our professional tour guide will meet you at the Huangshan city and help you check in the hotel.
Day 2 Huangshan (B) After breakfast, visit Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). You will take the Yungu cable car to the mountain to enjoy stunning views from several viewpoints such as Shixin Peak , Dream Flower Pen Rock ,and Eighteen Arhats Facing South China Sea Rock. In the afternoon, you will see more spectacular views from Paiyun Pavilion and Unity Pine.
Tonight, enjoy optional Hui Show for (￡30 ). The Hui show (local opera) is origin of Peking Opera with 200 years. It mainly represents the colorful tradition and life of local people and tells the story of Hui merchants. Hui Opera encompasses singing, recitative, gesticulating and acrobatics as its basic compositional forms.
Day 3 Huangshan - Shanghai (B) Visit Liyang Old Street in the morning. After visiting Huangshan Bamboo charcoal shop or latex shop, return to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
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