17 Days Cultural and Architectural Diversities (China & HK)
A diversity of cultural experience within one trip seeing various traditional architectures of different villages and the most cosmopolitan city of Shanghai and Hong Kong. This tour brings you some insights about how some of the Chinese traditions and cultures were formed in the old days. Ready to enjoy and explore more in-depth experience?
Maritime Silk Road + Hong Kong
*Shanghai *Suzhou *Hangzhou *Huangshan *Xiamen *Guangzhou *Hong Kong
Day 1 Arrive Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai (B/L/D)
- Yuan Dynasty Water Gate Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental TV Tower, The Bund, Nanjing Road
Day 3 Shanghai – Suzhou (B/L/D)
- Lingering Garden, Panmen Water Gate,
- Silk Factory
Day 4 Tongli Village (B/L/D)
- Full day tour in Tongli Village from Suzhou
Day 5 Hangzhou (B/L/D)
- Jiangnan Canal, Canal Museum
Day 6 Hangzhou (B/L/D)
- Wets Lake, Huanggang Park, Tea Plantation, Six Harmony Pagoda
Day 7 Huangshan (B/L/D)
- Xidi and Hongcun Villages
Day 8 Huangshan (B/L/D)
- Yellow Mountain
Day 9 Xiamen by High Speed Rail (B/L/D)
- Gulang Yu Island
Day 10 Xiamen (B/L/D)
- Quanzhou City tour to Luoyang Ancient Bridge, Kaiyuan Temple, East & West Pagoda, China Museum for Fujian-Taiwan Kinship, South Shaolin Temple
- Jimei School Village Turtle Garden in Xiamen
Day 11 Xiamen (B/L/D)
- Fujian Tulou tour to Hakka Villages, Tulou Museum
- Island Ring Road, Music Square, Wuyuanwan Wetland Garden in Xiamen
Day 12 Guangzhou by air (B/L/D)
- Family Chen's temple, Dr Sunyatsen Memorial Hall
Day 13 Guangzhou (B/L/D)
- Full day tour to Kaiping Diaolou
Day 14 Guangzhou – Hong Kong by train (B)
Day 15 Hong Kong (B/L)
- Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour (including tram ride to Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market, Aberdeen fishing village )
Day 16 Hong Kong (B)
Day 17 Hong Kong (B)
- A half day at leisure before departure
Terms and Conditions:
Prices and Accommodations (4 stars and up hotels)
- Shanghai: Sunrise on the Bund or similar
- Suzhou: Marriott Suzhou Hotel or similar
- Hangzhou: Wyndham Hotel or similar
- Huangshan: Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar
- Xiamen: Westin Hotel or similar
- Guangzhou: Crowne Plaza City Center Hotel or similar
- Hong Kong
- Regal Hong Kong (4 Stars)
- Price: from CAD $5450.00 per person plus taxes based on double occupancy.
- Single Supplement @ CAD$1800.00
- Kowloon Shangrila (5 Starts)
- Price: from CAD $5700.00 per person plus taxes based on double occupancy.
- Single Supplement @ CAD$2270.00
Daily Departure: Minimum 4 Person
- Land package: All domestic air arrangement and local transportations, 4 stars and up accommodations, sightseeing tours and meals as specified in the program
- First Class seat by High Speed Rail for Huangshan/Xiamen and by train for Guangzhou/Hong Kong
- English speaking guide
- International airfare and taxes
- Travel insurance
You will visit the following 6 places:
Suzhou, formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Deltaregion. Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. At around 100 AD, during the Eastern Han Dynasty, it became one of the ten largest cities in the world mostly due to emigration from Northern China. Since the 10th-century Song Dynasty, it has been an important commercial center of China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasty, Suzhou was a national economic, cultural, and commercial center, as well as the largest non-capital city in the world, until the 1860 Taiping Rebellion. The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The Classical Gardens of Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East" or "Venice of China".
Guangzhou - also known as Canton or Kwangchow, is a sub-provincial city and the capital of the Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. It is one of the five National Central Cities. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key transportation hub and trading port. It is the third largest city in China and southern China's largest city. Being the city opened to the world earliest in China, Guangzhou is one of the modernist cities in China. It is also a city named Flower city. Each year, there will be a flower exhibition and people from all over the world coming to Guangzhou to join this event.
Hong Kong ("Fragrant Harbour"), officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. It is known for its skyline and deep natural harbour. It is a world-renowned shopping paradise, known for its tourist-friendly atmosphere and numerous options. The huge shopping malls of Central, Admiralty and the street fashion factory in Causeway Bay are reasons for many travelers to make their Hong Kong trips. Home to around 7.2 million Hongkongers and other nationalities, Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated regions!
Shanghai is the cool, confident face of modern China, and its energy is infectious. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline, many skyscrapers, and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China. Go to its heart, The Bund, to watch ships on the river and marvel at the huge variety of architectural styles on display, or watch the crowds go by in People's Square!
Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China's major tourist destinations. It is also the famous place for Chinese teas of high quality, such as Huangshan Maofeng, Keemun Black, and Blooming Tea.
Hangzhou, formerly known as Hangchow, is a major city located in the Yangtze River Delta region of the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang (浙江) province. It is governed as a sub-provincial city, and as of 2004, its entire administrative division or Prefecture-level city had a registered population of 6.4 million people. The Urban agglomeration of the Hangzhou metropolitan area has a resident population of 3.9319 million as of 2003, of which 2.6367 million are permanent residents. Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is known as one of the most beautiful cities in China, also ranking as one of the most scenic cities. Although Hangzhou has been through many recent urban developments, it still retains its historical and cultural heritage. Today, tourism remains an important factor for Hangzhou's economy. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The West Lake Cultural Landscape covers an area of 3,323 ha (8,210 acres) and includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area which includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills, including Phoenix Mountain.