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Elegant Water Town and Yellow Mountains Tour

9-Day Shanghai (3Days)Suzhou (1Day)Hangzhou (2Days)Huangshan (2Days)Shanghai (1Day)

Take 9 days to feel Chinese traditional beauty and see gorgeous Yellow Mountains scenery. See the prosperous Shanghai, visit a famous water town - Tongli, explore the classical beauty of Hangzhou and Suzhou, enjoy days away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the magnificent Yellow Mountains and admire dreamy ancient villages.

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Exprience:

From $1,729 USD p/p

Inquiry This Tour


  • Explore the modern and traditional Shanghai lifestyle
  • Visit Tongli Water Town which is the combination of peaceful waterway and traditional architecture
  • Float down the canal on a Gondola in the water town
  • Snap photos of amazing Yellow Mountains' scenery straight out of a painting
  • In-depth Tea culture experience in Hangzhou

Tour Itinerary


Shanghai Arrival

Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

The metropolis Shanghai welcomes you to China! As your international flight lands in the airport, our local tour guide will meet you and take you to hotel for check-in. Have a rest in the hotel. No meals are included.

Good to Know:

  • For your own physical needs, we suggest you stay in and rest from the jetlag. However, if you feel like going out after check-in, we would suggest an easy walk-around on People's Square.
  • This tour doesn't include international flights. But we are more than happy if you contact us to help you book the flights.


Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), Shanghai Old Street, The Bund

Morning workout at The Bund

The best way to get acquainted with Shanghai is to have a walk along the Bund. The 1-hour The Bund Culture Discovery tour will bring you back to the golden age of the Bund in the 1920s, for you to experience its luxury and elegance.

After have a lunch , we will go to Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum),it stands across the river from the Bund, among the exciting architecture of the east bank. The Shanghai History Museum is Located on the first floor of the Oriental TV Tower. There you can see the four major exhibition units reflecting Shanghai's history,

Continue to visit The old quarters of Shanghai has some well-preserved old residential houses and narrow lanes, where visitors can get a glimpse of local people’s life.


Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. G7008 (Shanghai Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 10:00 - Arr 10:25

Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Tongli Water Town, Tuisi Yuan, Tongli Boat Ride

Take a high-speed trian from Shanghai to Suzhou, meet your guide in the railway station and drive to Tongli. Tongli Ancient Town is more like a docile and lovely lady.There are still many well-preserved buildings from the Ming (1368–1644 AD) and Qing (1644–1912 AD) dynasties, and locals still live there. It is one of the less commercialized and less crowded water towns.

Later, have a visit to the classic Suzhou-style garden in Tongli: Tuisi Garden and take a boat trip along the canel.


Suzhou to Hangzhou by Train No. G7585 (Suzhou Railway Station - Hangzhou Dong (east) Railway Station) Dep 16:39 - Arr 18:14

Humble Administrators Garden, The Garden of the Master of Nets, Lion Grove, Rickshaw ride, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Train station Transfer (Hangzhou)

After breakfast, start the tour from the most beautiful Suzhou-style gardens: Humble Administrator's Garden. The old garden dates back to the 16th century and now holds flower and bonsai exhibitions occasionally.

And then we will visit Lion Grove . Have lunch in a local restaurant.

Later, we will take Rickshaw ride through the old streets & Hutongs in Suzhou, you will see local people's life.

Continue our trip to The Garden of the Master of Nets which is its greatest charm as it encompasses all the elements of a classic Chinese garden within close boundaries.

Finished Suzhou tour, you will take an High-speed train to Hangzhou.



The West Lake(including cruise and visit of the Island in the lake), In-depth Tea culture experience(5 hrs)

Meijiawu Tea Village

Start our Hangzhou journey from to an in-depth Tea culture experience. You will have a chance to go into tea plantation and pick tea-leaves, visit tea famer’s house and stir-fry tea, learn the art of tea-making, and taste local tea snacks.

At Chenghuang Pavilion you can have a bird’s-eye view over Hangzhou and West Lake. You will have a break and enjoy a unique lunch there. The Southern Song Dynasty Snacks Banquet includes a cup of healthy flower tea, West Lake lotus root starch, Hangzhou style cat's-ear noodles, wrapped fried bread sticks with shallots, and local moon cakes. During the banquet, enjoy a traditional stringed and woodwind instrumental performance and a tea ceremony.

And then you will take a boat trip on West Lake and visit islands to experience why people called Hangzhou as “Heaven on Earth”.


Hangzhou to Huangshan by Train No. G1509 (Hangzhou Dong (east) Railway Station - Huangshan Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 09:49 - Arr 13:13

Hotel to Train station Transfer (Hangzhou), Train station Transfer (Huangshan), Hongcun Village, Tunxi Ancient Street,

Hongcun Village

Take high-speed train to Huangshan in the morning. Then, visit Huangshan Hongcun which is an ancient village with a history of over 800 years. believed to the picture-perfect rendition of a traditional Chinese village.

Have lunch at local restaurant and then walk along the ancient Tunxi old street.

Learning traditional craft of Bamboo Weaving at Nanping Village (2 hours), we manage to find one craftsman of bamboo weaving in Nanping Village. He will be happy to teach you how to use bamboo chips to make different animials and shapes.



The Yellow Mountains, Yungu Cable Car (up) and West Sea Grand Canyon

Today, you will visit and spend a night on the Yellow Mountains.

First, we will take one hour from city down to reach the foot of the Yellow Mountains and then enjoy amazing sceneries of the mountains by taking Yungu Cable Car.

Your experienced local guide who spends over 200 days on the mountains will adjust the walk routes according to your need.

Enjoy the sunset at Clound-dispelling Pavilion and takes about 30 minutes to get back to your hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • Please take a small bag with the necessary clothes and necessities for your overnights stay on the mountain. Your tour guide will assist you with storing the luggage in the hotel. You can take the luggage after tour.

Huangshan to Shanghai by Train No. G1507 (Huangshan Bei (north) Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 13:50 - Arr 17:56

Sunrise and Yungu Cable car down, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Huangshan), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)

Wake up early to get view of sunrise of Guangmingding which is regarded as the best place to see sunrise and take photos. Ever wonder what the life is like if living in Huangshan?

After breakfast in the hotel, walk to Lion Peak to see the Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea, and all shapes of pines along the route. You can also climb up to Beginning-to-Believe Peak and overlook the Mushroom Pavilion. Your Yellow Mountains experience will finish and take the Yungu Cable Car down to the mountain foot.

Have lunch and take your luggage and then take high-speed train to Shanghai


Shanghai Departure

Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

Our guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Apr.1- Nov.31 Tourist Class Superior Class Deluxe Class Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.