Wonders of South East China - Walk in the footsteps of poets and artists as you explore the natural beauty of the peaks at Huang Shan and West Lake in Hangzhou, and marvel at the earth buildings in southern Fujian.
Wonders of South East China 11 Days
Day 1 – Australia to Shanghai
Fly with Singapore Airlines from Australia to Shanghai where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. See the dazzling night lights of modern Shanghai on an evening Huangpu River cruise.
Stay two nights at Sunrise on the Bund.
Day 2 – Shanghai
Your city tour today will include the classical Yu Gardens and its adjoining bazaar and panoramic views of old and new Shanghai from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Learn about Shanghai’s development from a small village to the present metropolis at the History Museum at the based of the tower. Walk along the historic Bund and in the evening attend an acrobatic show. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Shanghai – Tunxi
Travel by high speed train to Haungshan. Visit Tunxi Old Street in the afternoon.
Stay one night at the Xin’an Country Villa Hotel. (B,L)
Day 4 – Huang Shan
After breakfast, drive to Huang Shan (also known as Yellow Mountain) by private car, then take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. Visit such scenic sites as Brush Pen Peak, Lion Peak and Xihai Grand Canyon. In the evening enjoy the sunset at Cloud Dispelling Pavilion.
Stay one night at Beihai Hotel on the mountaintop. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Huang Shan – Hangzhou
Rise early to view the catch the magnificent sunrise. After breakfast, descend the mountain by another route to see Flying Rock, Brightness Apex and Turtle Peak. Take the cable car at Yuping station down to the foot of Huang Shan and visit the ancient village of Hongcun before catching the high speed train to Hangzhou. Meet your local guide on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Stay two nights at the Best Western Premier Hangzhou. (B,L)
Day 6 – Hangzhou
Take a cruise on serene West Lake, visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda, and sample the fine teas at a local plantation where traditional methods of growing and preparing green tea are demonstrated. A visit to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum is sure to intrigue. (B,L)
Day 7 – Hangzhou – Xiamen
Fly south to Xiamen in Fujian Province. Upon arrival take a ferry to Gulang Yu Islet and wander amongst one of China’s most charming pockets of colonial architecture. Visit the Shuzhuang Garden and the largest piano museum in Asia. Return to the mainland by ferry.
Stay one night at the Days Hotel & Suites Mingfa. (B,L)
Day 8 – Xiamen – Yong Ding
Drive to Yong Ding County to see the circular earth buildings, or tulou, of the Hakka people, a World Heritage Site described by UNESCO as “exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment.”
Stay one night at the Yuanlouyaun Tulou Inn. (B,L,D)
Day 9 – Yong Ding – Xiamen
See more of the clusters of earthen houses before driving back to Xiamen. Take the Golden Island Ring Road, stopping to enjoy the beach and coastal scenes.
Stay one night at Days Hotel & Suites Mingfa. (B,L)
Day 10 – Depart Xiamen
Transfer to airport for flight home. (B)
Day 11 – Arrive Australia
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- Departure Dates and Prices
Seasons – depart any day Twin share ex Aust Twin share Land Only Single supp Jun-Aug, 01-07Dec17, 16Jan-31Mar18 $4090 $3730 $834 Apr-May, Sep-Nov17 $4160 $3800 $846 08Dec17-15Jan18 $4390 $3730 $807
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- International air travel with Singapore Airlines, economy class, ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth (based on N class fare)
- 9 nights in quality, well located 3 and 4 star hotels
- 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners, plus a glass of local beer, tea or bottled water with lunch and dinner
- All transfers, sightseeing, entrance fees, evening entertainment
- High speed trains Shanghai-Huangshan-Hangzhou, second class seats
- Flight Hangzhou-Xiamen, airport and airline taxes and fuel surcharges
- InterAsia China guidebook
- International air taxes and fuel surcharges of approximately $790 and subject to change – actual amount at time of ticket issue will apply.
- Visa fees
Prices and inclusions based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
- Cable car ride to view the breathtaking Yellow Mountains
- Cruising on serene West Lake
- Learning about the tulou, clusters of circular earthen buildings for communal living