HAINAN ISLAND TO SHANGHAI CRUISE AND TOUR PACKAGES
INCLUDES FLIGHTS, HOTEL STAYS, ESCORTED TOUR, RAIL JOURNEY & CRUISE
We’ve paired our most extensive China tour with 5-star hotel accommodation in Haikou to make a truly, unforgettable cruise and tour holiday. Taste the diversity, tradition, and culinary delights of each city as you venture from the tropical island of Hainan to the most famous archaeological finds in the Terracotta Army! We guarantee no two nights will ever be the same!
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Return international flights
8-day tour of China including hotel stays in Haikou (Hainan), Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
Luxurious 5-star hotel stay in Haikou
Daily breakfast and sightseeing (admissions included) during your land tour
Air-conditioned transport and transfers during the land tour
Gratuities included for tour guides and drivers during the land tour
Tour Highlights: The Great Wall of China, Beijing Zoo, Hainan Island, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, high speed train journey and so much more!
Cruise: Choose from a selection of cruise packages that include this escorted land tour
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Begin by relaxing at your 5 star Hilton Haikou hotel and exploring Hainan Island
Visit China's most historic symbols in the Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China
Visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant Pandas
Enjoy a high speed train experience from Beijing to Suzhou where you'll set sights on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the The Lingering Garden
End your unforgettable tour by stepping back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects on show.
Half-day city tour of Haikou including a famous Hainan chicken dinner
Hutong Rickshaw tour with Rickshaw ride and lunch in a local family
Golden Mask Dynasty show, a large-scale Chinese musical drama showed at OCT Theatre in Beijing Happy Valley
Take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along China’s ancient waterway.
Superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time”
Half-day tour of Shanghai, including Yu Garden
Call us for more information about adding the above activities to your holiday, additional costs will apply but they're experiences you won't want to miss!
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Enjoy the day relaxing at your 5 star hotel or explore Hainan Island at leisure or you can take the opportunity to join an optional half day city tour of Haikou including a famous Hainan chicken dinner (not included).
Optional tour add-on
The first stop is Wugong Temple, an ancient architectural complex of temples and surrounding buildings. Next, visit Qilou Old Street, one of the most famous historic Chinese streets. With origins dating back around 2,000 years to ancient Greece, the arcade architecture was introduced to Haikou in the 1820s. It features a stylish fusion of European and Asian architecture, as well as Indian and Arabic influences. It’s certainly the most impressive example of arcade architecture in all of China. The last stop is Hainan Museum where you will get to see cultural relics and learn about the history of Hainan and minority nationalities. End the day with a famous Hainan Chicken dinner with a local beer.
Begin your exploration of Beijing at Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square is the first “must-see” tourist attraction for Chinese and foreign visitors. The Forbidden City, actually a “nick-name” for the Imperial Palace, was the political center of China for almost 600 years, during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then, visit a Pearl Factory to learn more about Chinese fresh pearl. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or join an optional Hutong Rickshaw tour.
Optional tour add-on
The Hutong Rickshaw tour includes a rickshaw ride and lunch with a local family. The narrow alleyways lined by courtyard residences will give you an insider’s look into the lives of local families.
Launch into an exciting experience with a visit to China’s historic symbol – the Great Wall, a monumental feat of ancient Chinese engineering. Once you set foot on the wall, you'll have a new sense of appreciation for one of the longest, oldest and most labour-intensive projects in mankind’s history.
Optional tour add-on
In the evening, you can choose to watch the Golden Mask Dynasty show, a large-scale Chinese musical drama playing at the OCT Theatre in Beijing Happy Valley. An original Chinese play produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics. It is an ancient fairytale legend about a beautiful Golden Mask Queen, her love story that ensues with the Blue Mask King and her self-sacrifice for the well-being of the dynasty.
Take a visit to Beijing Zoo, home to around 450 different species and has a population of some 5,000 animals, but it is most famous for its diverse collection of giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine before transferring to Beijing Railway Station for a high speed rail journey to Suzhou (approx 4.5 hours).
Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". In Suzhou, you'll visit the famous Lingering Garden which is renowned as a classical Chinese garden and it is recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so of course a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Then you will take a 2 hour coach ride from Suzhou to Hangzhou, where the 2016 G20 Summit was held in September 2016.
You'll start an amazing day with a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands. Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting.
Later, you will take a 2 hour coach ride from Hangzhou to Shanghai to visit the famous Bund. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side.
Optional tour add-on
In the evening, you can choose to watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic show "ERA: The Intersection of Time".
Take a step back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects on show. You'll then be free to enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai.
Optional tour add-on
The half-day tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. Other attractions include Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road.
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