China | Green Line
Green Line - Majestic Landscapes Route
TOUR CODE: GR-516
TOUR TYPE : Circular Tour 9 Days 8 Nights
DESTINATION: Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuzhen, Hangzhou
DEPARTURE DATE : Guaranteed departure whole year-round
MEALS : Self Catering
ACCOMMODATION : 3* and above hotels with breakfasts
Saturday - Arrive in Shanghai. Transfer to Hotel. Free in the evening
Sunday - Shanghai 100 KM Suzhou
Your day starts at the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone located in the Pudong District, south of the Huangpu River with a walking tour amid the skyscrapers before catching a lift to the top of the 492 meters high World Financial Center to enjoy breathless views of Shanghai City.
At noon we taste a selection of local Shanghai snacks while wandering into the little Chinese craft markets in Shanghai Old Street. After we will transfer to Suzhou.
In the afternoon, we will visit Lion Grove Garden. With seven distinct Chinese garden styles, it is a truly great example of the variation that exists in classical garden architecture. The total garden covers an area of about 10,000 square meters (two and a half acres!) and is known to be frequented by Qianlong Emperor on multiple occasions during his reign. After our garden walk, we have time to explore the nearby Guanqian Street ,an old ‘walking’ street with a history of more than 1300 years. On the street you can discover ten ancient temples, countless restaurants and neon-lit shops, including famous century-old shops such as Huangtianyuan, Sanwanchang, Caizhizhai who give a historical legacy to this street, not your typical high street, it is an illustrative example of Suzhou traditional culture.
Monday - Suzhou 220 KM Nanjing
We start early with a trip to Tiger Hill, also dubbed the “Oriental Tower of Pisa” this hill resembles a crouching tiger. Beautiful nature scenes with historical calligraphy cannot be missed. Do look out for the Sword-testing Rock: a rock divided in two pieces that was supposedly split by a legendary sword of extraordinary sharpness. After this hike, we will head to Shantang Street to enjoy a spot of leisure time. Shantang Street is a picturesque example of Venice in China with narrow canals, elegant bridges, cobbled street stones and imperial architecture. Savour the delicious fried dumplings from the many street stalls. After lunch, we will transfer to Nanjing, one of four great ancient capitals of China.
Nightfall is the most beautiful moment to see the Confucius Temple and Qinghuai River which flows in front of it. A great landmark for visitors paying their respect to the great Confucius, most respected Chinese philosopher. There are two must-see objects found in the inner hall. One is the largest statue of Confucius; the other, a beautiful collection of 38 vivid panels inlayed with jade, gold and silver which show the life of Confucius.
Take a cruise ship along the Qinghuai River during the night, enjoying the scenes of pavilions and towers on the riverbanks.
Tuesday - Nanjing
After breakfast our guide will escort you to visit the Presidential Palace which housed the Office of the President of the Republic of China from 1927 until in 1949 the republic was relocated to Taiwan. Now the building functions as the China Modern History Museum.
After lunch, we continue to walk to the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, where the tomb of Hongwu Emperor and founder of the Ming Dynasty is housed. Next stop is the Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum, a national symbol to one of the Founders of modern day China.
Visit the largest musical fountain in Asia at the north square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda with its strong sense of Tang Dynasty culture.
Wednesday - Nanjing 255KM Wuzhen
After breakfast, we transfer to Wuzhen. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Wuzhen East Scenic Zone. Wandering along the riverside or strolling down the lanes paved with blue flagstones, you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery and relaxing lifestyle. The Wuzhen West Scenic Zone is very famous and fascinating at night for the beautifully lighting and architectural features and bridges. The streets of West Area are lined with guest houses, restaurants, bars, and souvenir and arts and crafts shops, so plenty to do for leisure and relaxation.
Take a cruise ship in Wuzhen West Scenic Zone to experience the unearthly beauty of Jiangnan Watertown.
Thursday - Wuzhen 80KM Hangzhou
Today we visit Hangzhou, a city described by Marco Polo as the finest and most luxurious city in the world. Hangzhou is the capital of China’s Zhejiang province. The beautiful West Lake panoramas have an inspiration to Chinese classical poets and painters since as early as the 9th century.
We enjoy some free time on Qinghefang Street, one of the most flourishing street in the city since the Southern Song Dynasty . Go inside one of the old Chinese pharmacies or enjoy a cup of tea in the fancy parlours down the street. The unique four-corner buildings have been carefully restored and protected by the government of Shangcheng District.
The highlight of today’s tour is Xixi National Wetland Park. Very different to West Lake, this park offers a variety of ecosystems and features an urban water village with a silkworm feeding and production industry; take a peek inside the vibrant wildlife, XiXi Wetland has to offer with more than 1,800 years of natural co-existence.
Friday - Hangzhou
Our Tour is not complete without a special focus on Chinese tea culture. Hangzhou has the first and only Chinese Tea Museum. Here, you could learn about the history of tea production, tea culture as well as try various tea varieties from the adjacent tea garden.
After lunch, we will transfer to West Lake, the absolute highlight for Hangzhou visitors. We continue on water to experience "Three Pools Mirroring the Moon", a view so famously beautiful it has been printed on the 1 RMB note. The three pools refer to the three pear-shaped pagodas arranged in a triangle in the water as built by the poet Su Shi. Our visit ends with a leisurely stroll through the gardens. Optional Activity
Attend "Impressions of the West Lake" -theatre show to laugh and cry about the touching love story between Bai Suzhen and Xu Xian at the West Lake.
Saturday - Hangzhou 176KM Shanghai
After our breakfast, we depart back to Shanghai where we arrive in the afternoon. Our first stop is The Bund, an eclectic mix of brutalist architecture and international skyscrapers. Join the unforgettable Huangpu River Cruise to truly experience the history of the ever-changing Shanghai skyline.
Sunday - Departure from China. Transfer back to Airport.
The circle tour, pre-tour and post-tour accommodation are unavailable during Chinese Public Holiday, which includes Tomb-sweeping Day (2 April-4 April 2017), Labour Day (29 April-1 May 2017), Dragon Boat Festival(28 May-30 May 2017), and National day(1 Oct-8 Oct 2017).
What’s included :- Accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel, Double/Twin room with private facilities.
- The services of an experienced tour manager.
- Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise their time to visit iconic and must-see sites in each city
- Daily continental breakfast (No Srilakan food)
- Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches.
- Experienced and professional coach driver.
- Airport pick up and Airport Drop
What’s not included :- Return international air fare.(Airline fares and taxes may vary at the time of purchasing after receiving visas)
- Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of 50 CNY per person per day (30 CNY for the tour manager and 20 CNY for the driver), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- All optional activities, tours and attraction Entrance tickets not included in the itinerary
- Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.)
Entrance Fees To Tourist Sites, Shoulder Season (Dec 1st –Feb 30th ), Peak Season(Mar 1st – Nov 31st)
|Shoulder Season||Peak Season|
|Shanghai World Financial Center||CNY 180||CNY 180|
|Huangpu River Cruise||CNY 120||CNY 120|
|Lion Grove Garden||CNY 30||CNY 40|
|Tiger Hill||CNY 60||CNY 80|
|Shoulder Season||Peak Season|
|Confucius Temple - Jiangnan Examination Hall||CNY 20||CNY 20|
|Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum||CNY 70||CNY 70|
|Presidential Palace||CNY 40||CNY 40|
|Shoulder Season||Peak Season|
|Wuzhen East Scenic Zone||CNY 100||CNY 100|
|Wuzhen West Scenic Zone||CNY 120||CNY 120|
|Shoulder Season||Peak Season|
|Three Pools Mirroring the Moon||CNY 55||CNY 55|
|Xixi National Wetland Park(including Boat)||CNY 140||CNY 140|
Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Address: 1738 Zhongxing Road Jingan District
Phone: (+86) 021-36179999
Nearby Attraction?Shanghai Railway Station, People Square
Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang
Address: 1888 Huangxing Road Yangpu District
Phone: (+86) 021-55509999
Nearby Attraction?Wujiaochang Commercial Area
Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Changjiang
Address: 199 Changjiang Road (Changjiang Lu), Suzhou
Phone: (+86) 0512-68782727
Nearby Attraction?Hanshan Temple Suzhou Amusement Park
Rosedale Chunshenhu Resort Hotel Suzhou
Address: 28 Chunqiu Road,Suzhou
Phone: (+86) 0512-66838888
Nearby attractions: Lion Grove Garden,Guanqian Street
Nanjing Shanshui Hotel
Address: 118 Middle Longpan Road (Longpan Zhong Lu)
Phone: (+86) 025-84811888
Nearby Attraction? Xinjiekou Area (Downtown)
Novotel Nanjing East Suning Galaxy
Address: 9 Suning Avenue (Suning Dadao)
Phone: (+86) 025-85208888
Nearby Attraction?Xianlin Xuefu Area ,Sun Yat-sen?s Mausoleum Area
Address: 1796 Kaixuan Road Tongxiang City
Phone: (+86) 0573-89819999
Nearby Attraction?Wuzhen Water Town(Xizha)
Jiayuan Venice Hotel
Address: Venice Square, 128 Gongyuan Road (Gongyuan Lu), Zhouquan Town,Tongxiang City
Phone: (+86) 0573-89378888
Nearby Attraction?Wuzhen Water Town
Address: 18 Jinhe Street
Phone: (+86) 0571-28868788
Nearby Attraction?Jiubao passenger transport center?Hangzhou East Railway Station
Narada Boutique Hotel
Address: 589 Xinfeng Road,Hangzhou
Phone: (+86) 0571-86750666
Nearby Attraction?Hangzhou east train station
Terms and Conditions
Entry Visas : You will be required to have a Chinese Visa. We will assist and co-ordinate in the documentation. Deposit : LKR 100,000 per person at the time of booking Group Deviation : If you are traveling with a group you will be required to travel IN/OUT together as a Group. However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and travel to another destination, a charge of USD 300/- will be applicable. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats. Generally we do not encourage deviations. Cancellations : In the event you cancel your tour, following voluntary amounts will be applicable 120 - 90 Days prior to departure - No Charge 90 - 60 Days prior to departure - 25% 60 - 45 Days prior to departure - 50% 45 - 21 Days prior to departure - 75% 21 Days prior to departure - No RefundsIn the event of visas being rejected by the visa office, there will be tour design/sponsor charges and travel insurance cancellation charges.
If the visa decision is not received 15 days before tour starting date, this tour may not be available and alternate arrangements need to be made after visa confirmation.
Please note that the issuing of visas is at the sole discretion of the visa officers at the embassy.
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(One time Service fee will apply)