Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou
This tour is perfect for an introduction to the beautiful country of China. The Essence of Jiangsu takes you through the Eastern Cities of China. You will travel in comfort, with a First Class seat on the high speed railway and enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Ancient Canal. Stay in deluxe luxury accommodation that has been carefully selected, and indulge in fantastic Chinese cuisine.
Day 01 (Sun): Depart Australia
Enjoy your morning flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. Hotel: Grand Mercure Baolong Shanghai or similar.
Day 02 (Mon): Shanghai – Nanjing (B/L/D)
Proceed to Nanjing by high speed rail and visit the Dr Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum. Later on, visit Laomendong Ancient Street and the City Wall of Ming Dynasty. Enjoy traditional Huaiyang style dinner. Hotel: Hilton Riverside Nanjing or similar.
Day 03 (Tue): Nanjing – Suzhou (B/L/D)
Visit the site of Grand Bao’en Temple and stop by Jade Museum. After a Nanjing style lunch, coach to Suzhou, enjoy a boat ride on the Ancient Canal followed by local dinner before checking in at your hotel for overnight stay. Hotel: Grand Metropark Suzhou or similar.
Day 04 (Wed): Suzhou – Hangzhou (B/L/D)
After breakfast, Visit a classical garden of Suzhou-the Lingering Garden，proceed to the Silk Factory and see the process of producing silk in the workshop. Then coach to Hangzhou, take a boat to visit the West Lake-the soul of this sophisticated city and West Lake Xintiandi. The Hang Flavor will be served as dinner tonight. Hotel: Courtyard Hangzhou or similar.
Day 05 (Thu): Hangzhou – Shanghai (B/L/D)
You are going to visit Liuhe Pagoda and transfer to Shanghai after the Dragonwell Green Tea Plantation exploration. Proceed to Shanghai after lunch. Enjoy the bird view of Shanghai from the Shanghai World Financial Center. Hotel: Grand Mercure Baolong Shanghai or similar.
Day 06 (Fri): Shanghai (B/-/-)
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Hotel: Grand Mercure Baolong Shanghai or similar.
Day 07 (Sat): Depart Shanghai (B/-/-)
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport in the late afternoon for your overnight flight back to Australia.
Day 08 (Sun): Arrive Australia
Arrive home in the morning.
Please contact our reservations team for departure dates and pricing.
Number of Days 8
Price From $3285
International return flights with Qantas/China Eastern (ex Adelaide will be Cathay Pacific or China Southern)
Deluxe accommodation with daily buffet breakfast
Chinese meals with local specialty
1st class High speed rail ticket from Shanghai to Nanjing
Private transfers throughout
English speaking local guide
Admission fees involved
Tipping for guide and driver
Peak season surcharges may apply