12 Days China Highlights & Mount Huang Explore Tour
- This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
- This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.
- Tour Code:
- 12 days & 11 nights
- Departure Date:
- Available Everyday
- Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
- One who has returned from Wu Yue (Five high mountains)thinks nothing of other mountains, and he who has been to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), thinks nothing of other high mountain.
Sample Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of ancient China.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, well greet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore this dynamic metropolis on your own.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Today’s tour begins to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you’ll enter the splendid Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.
In the afternoon, you’ll marvel at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.
After the tour, back to your hotel.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
This morning tour will take you to size up the world-famous Great Wall(Mutianyu section), the key symbol of China. Flexible visiting time allows you to enjoy a lifetime trekking trip (1-2 hours’ hiking), or witness the breathtaking views of this man-made wonder by taking a cable car.
After the Wall visit, you’ll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road to explore the Ding Tomb of Ming Imperial Tombs.
Feel tired after a whole day tour? You’re offered with a free foot massage. In the evening, try the flavorful dish of Peking Roast Duck Dinner. (Optional)
Day 4 Beijing & Flight to Xian (B, L)
Today after breakfast, you’ll visit the fabulous Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China, the next ‘must see’ site after the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a 2-hour flight to Xian, the ancient heart of China. Upon arrival in Xian, your local guide will greet and guide you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.
Day 5 Xian ( B, L )
Today your first stop is to join the ranks of the incredible Terracotta Warriors, the forbidding sentinels of a death defying emperor, starting out through the silent millennia of history.
In the afternoon, visit the Ancient City Walls, the largest and best-kept city walls on earth. Strolling and cycling on the Walls is quite an enjoyable experience. Todays tour ends to visit the Bell Tower, a famous landmark of Xian ancient city.
Day 6 Xian & Flight to Shanghai ( B, L )
Today after breakfast, you’ll visit the Great Mosque, a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xian’s Muslim community for more than a millennium. By the way, you’ll stop by the Muslim Community. Then head to the age-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the old-line Xian, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
After lunch, be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Shanghai (2 hours), world everyone knows city. Be met and transferred to your hotel by the local guide and the rest of today is free at your leisure.
Day 7 Shanghai ( B, L )
After breakfast, you’ll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village. Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.
Later to visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show. (Optional)
Day 8 Shanghai & Flight to Mt. Huangshan ( B, L )
After breakfast, head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghais skyline, and stroll along China’s No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.
Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing birds eye view of this metropolis.
Then take a flight to Huangshan city. Upon your arrival at city of Huangshan (Tunxi), our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure in Tunxi Ancient Street.
Day 9 Mt. Huangshan (B,L, D )
After breakfast, drive 80 kilometers (1.5 hour-drive) to Huangshan Scenic Area and take cable car at Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. Youll have a whole day trip around the Huangshan Scenic Area today.
The core of the park is only accessible by cable car or on foot. Beautiful trails of all difficulty levels make hiking in the park an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Stay Overnight on the Mountain.
Day 10 Mt. Huangshan ( B,L,D )
Today, youll still spend a full day exploring the picturesque ridges of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), surrounded by breathtaking sights and the inspiring fields of rhododendrons, pine forests, and stunning vistas that have attracted Chinese scholars and artists for centuries.
Stay one more night on Mountain.
Day 11 Mt. Huangshan & Drive to Xidi, Hongcun (B, L )
Today, youll rise early to experience the stunningly unique Yellow Mountain sunrise. After the breakfast, youll descend the mountain via cable car, then visit the Hongcun and Xidi Villages.
After visiting, be transfered to Huangshan city. Free in the rest of the day until take a flight back to Shanghai.
Day 12 Shanghai Departure ( B )
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
- Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
- 11 Nights hotel accommodations: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
- Domestic flight from Beijing-Xian, Xian-Shanghai, Shanghai-Huangshan-Shanghai with taxes and fees;
- Meals indicated in the itinerary;
- Private English speaking tour guide;
- Private transfer service with an experienced driver;
- Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.
- International flight in/out China;
- Domestic flight tickets;
- China Visa service;
- Service that is not mentioned above;
- Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
- Personal expenses.
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