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Chinese Tea Culture Tour

Shanghai – Suzhou – Yixing – Changxing – Hangzhou – Wuyi Mountain

Chinese Tea Culture Tour

Shanghai

Shanghai With its urban districts covering 749 square kilometers and a population of 13 million, Shanghai has always been China’s gateway linking domestic inland cities of China and the rest of the world for trade. And the city is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. As one of the 63 well-known historical and cultural cities and one of the 7 most popular tourist attractions in the country, Shanghai is always known as an “epitome of China’s contemporary history”.

Suzhou
Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta, in the south of Jiangsu Province, with Shanghai to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is praised as the ‘Oriental Venice’.Built in 514 BC, Suzhou is an ancient city with a 2500 years’ history. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained in present-day Suzhou. The double-chessboard layout of Suzhou, with ‘the streets and rivers go side by side while the water and land routes run in parallel’, are preserved basically intact. Strolling the streets, you can feel the unique lingering charm of this landscape left by its long history.

Hangzhou
Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang Province, which covers an area of 16596 square kilomters with a population of 6.60 million. It used to be the capital of the Southern Sung Dynasty from 1132 to 1276, when it was sacked by Kublai Khan. In the Southern Sung period, Hangzhou, with a rich and thriving silk trade, was a center of art, literature, and scholarship and a cosmopolitan city with a large colony of foreign merchants of Arabs, Persians, and Nestorian Christians. As a famous scenic city in China, Hangzhou attracts more than 20 million domestic and foreign tourists every year. It has always been well-known for its natural beauty of the West Lake worldwide. In the Yuan Dynasty, the famous Italian traveler Marco Polo described this city as the finest and most splendid city in the world.

  • Day 1- Hometown Fly to Shanghai
    Depart from the United States on to Shanghai.
    Day 2- Shanghai Bus to Suzhou (D)
    Arrive in Shanghai. Meet your guide upon arrival and transfer to Suzhou. Watch local opera 《Peony Pavilion》after dinner.
    Day 3- Suzhou (B L D)
    Visit Suzhou Garden. Excursion to Lake Tai and surroundings (the origin of Biluochun Tea).
    Day 4- Suzhou Bus to Yixing Bus to Changxing (B L D)
    Visit Yixing (Origin of Purple Teapot). Experience the making process of pottery in Colored & Fine Pottery Plant. Take a coach to Changxing.
    Day 5- Changxing Bus to Morgan Hill (B L D)
    Visit DaTang Tea Court (the First Imperial Tea Court), and then visit Guzhu Mountain to retrace Luyu (Tea of Sage). Transfer to Morgan Hill.
    Day 6- Morgan Hill Bus to Hangzhou (B L D)
    Visit Morgan Huangya Tea Garden and experience the process of tea-making, then transfer to Hotel in Hangzhou.
    Day 7- Hangzhou Traing to Wuyi Mountain (B L D)
    Tour in Dragon Well Village (Origin of Dragon Well Tea). Visit National Tea Museum and participate the first Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony by the West Lake. Leave Hangzhou to Wuyi Mountain by train.
    Day 8- Wuyi Mountain (B L D)
    Visit Star Village and Tianshang Palace (center of Ancient Tea and Nine Bend Stream). Visit Wuyi Palace, taste White Cockscomb in Zhi Zhi Nunnery.
    Day 9- Wuyi Mountain (B L D)
    Full-day tour of Floral Rock Road to see Wuyi Rock Tea, Dahongpao,Tianxin Cliff and Niulan Pit.
    Day 10- Wuyi Mountain (B L D)
    Visit Tongmuguan(Origin of Black Tea) and Sangang Museum of Wuyi mountain nature reserve. Learn and taste Black Tea-Lapsang Souchong and Jinjunmei.
    Day 11- Wuyi Mountain Fly to Shanghai Fly to USA (B L D)
    Visit Tea Cave and Tianyou Peak. Participate the second Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony by the Nine Bend Stream of Jade Girl Peak. Depart Wuyi Mountain for Shanghai with connecting flight to the USA.
    (B/L/D – indicates meals included in the package)

    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (770) 849-0300 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

  • 1) English Speaking Local Guides
    2) Hotel accommodations in China based on Single/Double/Triple occupancy.
    3) Domestic air tickets in China. All flights are based on economy class
    4) Airport departure taxes in China.
    5) Transfers are private
    6) Meals – American (buffet) breakfast & Local Lunch & Dinner unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
    7) All tours and entrance fees private
    8) Generally, only one piece of checked baggage at 44 pounds in addition to one carry on per person is allowed on all Chinese domestic flights, China to/from Hong Kong flights and some Intra-Asia flights.


    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (770) 849-0300 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

  • 1) International Air from USA.
    2) Other Transportation not mentioned in Proposal.
    3) Beverages.
    4) Items of a personal nature.
    5) Those items as not stated as included.
    6) Guide and Driver tips are left to your discretion.
    7) In cases where the client has specifically requested no meals, client will provide meals for guide and driver on tour day(s) when the services extend into normal meal times.
    8) Hotel/Airport portage baggage handling.
    9) Excess Baggage Fees.
    10) Travel & Tour insurance. (Highly recommended optional insurance available through China Professional Tours.)
    11) China Visa.


    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (770) 849-0300 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

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