9 Days China Honeymoon Tour with Ancient Town-Wuzhen
- Tour Code:CHT02
- Tour Duration: 9 Days
- Destination:Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai
- Tour overview:During this tour, you will experience thick Chinese culture and leisurely evening boating on the Shichahai Lake in Beijing; then in Hangzhou, take<EM> </EM><EM>a </EM><EM>Wupeng boat</EM> explore the dreamful ancient town - Wuzhen and a bycycle riding by the Broken Bridge - the the most romantic scene around the West Lake; and in Shanghai, a romantic dinner at the revolving restaurant on Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai will engrave on your memory...
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. A specially decorated room is waiting for you. Then you will spend the rest of day on your leisure.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Your China Honeymoon tour start today’s highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.
After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.
From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, this was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace
You'll be free at leisure this evening.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs.
After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today your China Honeymoon tour is to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Bill Clinton described it as an unbelievable achievement of the humankind. The hike takes about 2-3 hours. After lunch, continue to visit Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs the 13 emperors of the Ming.
In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube'),feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.
Then we will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw this afternoon. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane and are very typical for Beijing. Most of them can be found close to the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.
In the evening, you are taken to the Lotus Lane – a dynamic restaurant & bar area by Shishahai Lake. You’ll take a wooden-boat cruise on the lake, floating paper boats with candle on the water, it’s really a romantic evening.
Day 4 Beijing/Hangzhou (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Summer Palace
After breakfast, you will visit the famous royal garden - Summer Palace. In 1888, the notorious Empress Cixi used the money intended for the Chinese Navy to build this opulent summer retreat for herself. We will have a lakeside cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake and enjoy the magical views of the temples, pavilions and covered corridors around.
Then your China honeymoon tour will go on to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel. This evening you can take a leisure walk around the Lake.
Day 5 Hangzhou (B, L)
Sightseeing: Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Meijiawu Village, Cruise on the West Lake,
This morning, you will first visit Lingyin Temple including the FeiLai Feng. Lingyin Temple is one of the biggest and most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China, and many lovers come to wish a happy marriage. The FeiLai Feng is situated in the east of Ling Yin Temple. Isolated from others, its stone quality is totally different from that of surrounding mountain groups. It is 167 meters high, on the peak there are many grotesque stones in the shapes of charming dragon, prostrate tiger, walking elephant and scared ape.
After having lunch at local restaurant, we will drive to the Six Harmonies Pagoda, highly erected next to Qiantang River and in the south of the West Lake. It is a perfect example of brick-and-wood structure built in ancient China and was built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River.
Afternoon take a cruise on the famous West Lake, and followed by a tandem bicycle riding passing by Broken Bridge the most romantic scene around the West Lake. The stone-arched Broken Bridge is where the characters of a famous Chinese folktale, Xu Xian and a beautiful girl, who is actually a white snake, first met and fell in love with each other. It’s believed the bridge is the number one place for people in love.
Day 6 Hangzhou/Wuzhen (B,L)
Transfer via: private car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Wuzhen, boat cruise in Wuzhen
After breakfast, you Honeymoon tour will move to Wuzhen. Located in the centre of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 17 kilometers (10.56 miles) north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays its two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges floating on mild water, its stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings. Also, setting it apart from other towns, it gives a unique experience through its profound cultural background.
The Chinese “Gondola” Wupeng boat will take you to explore this dreamful ancient town.
Day 7 Wuzhen/Shanghai (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Private car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower
Continue your tour in Wuzhen till transfer to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
After a rest, you will have a leisure stroll along the lively waterfront, know as the Bund, which is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.
You will have a romantic dinner at the revolving restaurant of Oriental Pearl Tower, from where you will have a birds-eye-view of the Shanghai city with lights on.
Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
Sightseeing: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
Today you will first visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, it is the first kind of exhibition center in China showcasing a city’s development. It showcases the past, the present and the future of the development of the urban planning of Shanghai.
Then you will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.
Later, you will have a visit of Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
This evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Acrobatic Show.
Day 9 Shanghai/Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Your time is your own, until our guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.