10 Days China Classical Photo Tour to Beijing, Huangshan and Shanghai
- Tour Code:CPT01
- Tour Duration: 10 Days
- Destination:Beijing, Huangshan, Shanghai
- Tour overview:This photo tour will show you the grandest historic relics in Beijing with Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, and tremendous sights of Yellow Mountain, landscape-painting-like villages in Anhui Province and Jiangxi Province, and the biggest and most flourishing metropolis of China – Shanghai including Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road… You will get nothing but a visual surprise by it!
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Our morning photo-shoot will take place at the Temple of Heaven. Which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place 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.
Then move onto 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.
The afternoon is devoted to photographing the Forbidden City. Experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it 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 in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Summer Palace
In the morning we visit the Summer Palace, Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called "Yiheyuan" (Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. Until nowadays, it is the best preserved and the largest imperial garden in China. You will regret it if you leave Beijing without having visited this grand imperial garden.
Then we will photograph the Bird Nest and the Water Cube.
Afternoon, we drive to Jinshanling and shoot the sunset over the Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall, located about eight kilometers (five miles) southeast of the Bakeshiying Township in Luanping County in Hebei Province, starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west; The 20-kilometer-long structure, although a bit smaller and narrower compared to Badaling and Mutianyu features complicated and well preserved fortifications systems and fantastic natural scenery.
Day 4 Beijing to Huangshan (B, L)
Transfer Via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: photo shoot Sunrise over the Great Wall, Hike along the Great Wall
If weather permits, this morning we will get up early to photograph the sunrise over the magnificent Great Wall.
After sunrise photo shoot, we take a short hike along the Great Wall for some more photo opportunities.
Late afternoon, we will drive back to Beijing and take afternoon flight to Tunxi. Arrive in Tunxi, you will be met & transferred to hotel.
Day 5 Huangshan (B, L)
Sightseeing: Yellow Mountain, Sunset over the mountain
Morning drive about one and half hours to the foot of the Yellow Mountain and take a cable car up to the top of the mountain.
Yellow Mountain, known as "the loveliest mountain in China", is famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. Its landscape features "four wonders" of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds. Mount Huangshan boasts 72 peaks, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with three main peaks rising majestically. The famous Welcoming Guests (Yingke) Pine (1,500 years old) and See-Guest-Off Pine have become a symbol of being faithful, unyielding and hospitable.
Afternoon, travel to the Paiyunting area to view the sunset over the stunning mountains
Day 6 Huangshan (B, L)
Sightseeing: Sunrise & Sunset photo shoot
This morning if weather permits, we get up early to view the sunrise on the peaks around the hotel.
After breakfast we will start exploring the canyon, a newly developed scenic site with breathtaking view of steep Huangshan Mountains and deep valleys.
Then you will have some rest in the hotel before heading out to shoot sunset photos at another site.
Day 7 Huangshan to Hongcun (B, L)
Transfer via: Private Car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Hongcun, Xidi Village
This morning we will take a cable car down the mountain.
Then drive about one hour to Yixian County to visit the Xidi Village and Hongcun Ancient Villages.
Hongcun Village: Being an over 800 years old town leaning against Mt. Huangshan, it is folded in the fog of the Mountain which makes it look like a river. You will see that it is as beautiful as a Chinese landscape drawing. The famous film "Crouching Tiger" was produced here.
Xidi Village: First built 900 years ago in Song Dynasty, its traditional architecture is still well preserved. The buildings and the street patterns reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history.
Tonight we sleep in a village home to experience the traditional Chinese daily life.
Day 8 Huangshan to Wuyuan to Shanghai (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Likeng Village, Xiaoqi Village
Morning drive to Wuyuan to visit the Likeng Village and Xiaoqi Village in northern Jiangxi province.
Likeng village is an ancient settlement of the Li family. Surrounded by green mountains and clear water, Likeng glows like a pearl in the azure sky. Residences dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties can be found nestled against the mountains, and add further color with their white walls and black tiles. Rivers run parallel with the lanes of the villages and bluestone wells are dotted along the local paths. Various wooden and stone bridges also catch the eye. Here in Likeng, visitors can easily be charmed by this picturesque view, consisting of streams, arching bridges and the local people themselves.
The village of Xiaoqi features elegant residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, tranquil and zigzagging lanes, paths paved with green cobbles, and dizzying ancient trees. It is one of the most charming ancient cultural and ecological villages in China. First built in the year 787, Xiaoqi boasts many houses with a history of 600 years. These magnificent structures with their unique characteristics are precious treasures left behind by the forefathers of Xiaoqi.
Drive back to Huangshan City and take the evening flight to Shanghai.
Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)
Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road
Today we will start with a visit of Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.
Late we 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.
Then we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.
Take a walk along the waterfront and experience the smells, sights and sounds of the old "Wall Street" in Shanghai–The Bund. Actually, some people say that the Bund is like "an exhibition of buildings". Finally we will walk along the famous pedestrian street-Nanjing Road, known as "China's No.1 Shopping Street". In the evening you will watch a breathtaking Acrobatic Show.
Day 10 Shanghai Departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement
Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.