5 Days Luxury & Standard of Shanghai - Huangshan – Shanghai
Day 01Arrival in Shanghai
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Shanghai Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. A special flavor dinner is served at Wang Bao He Hotel (4 star), followed by the Portman Acrobatic Show.(D)
The Bund - The Bund ("Wai Tan" in Chinese) is a must-see tourist attraction on the bank of Huangpu River. The name “Bund” derived from an Anglo-Indian term, means "a muddy embankment”. Over 150 years ago, Shanghai was a small coastal town on the bank of the Huangpu River. The Bund area was merely a towpath with a wide waterfront. In 1842, as the result of the Opium War, Shanghai was opened up as gateway to the West. The Bund became a crucial waterfront after foreigners flocked here to do business.
Day 02Shanghai - Huangshan
Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, transfer you to the Bund area, where you will take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. The cruise will start at 14:00, reach the Wusongkou pier and then get back to the Bund at 17:00. Take flight to Huangshan and transfer to the hotel in the city.(B+L)
Shanghai Museum - In the Gallery of Chinese Ancient Porcelain and Ceramic Wares, there exhibits various kinds of porcelain and ceramic wares, such as painted and grey wares of the Neolithic Age, primitive celadon of the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period and mature celadon of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Besides, the three-color glazed pottery wares of the Tang Dynasty are also displayed there.
Yuyuan Garden - With its beautiful scenery and renowned historical and cultural relics, Yuyuan Garden has attracted numerous tourists all over the world since it was opened to the public in 1961. After 1980s, many foreign leaders have come to visit Yuyuan. On Oct. 15th, Queen Elizabeth II of the Great Britain paid a visit to Yuyuan Garden in the company of Jiang Zeming, former President of the People's Republic of China, and former vice premier Wu Xueqian (1981-2008). So far, Yuyuan Garden has received more than ten nations' leaders from all over the world.
Huangpu River - It is a tributary of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It empties into the Yangtze at Wusongkou (mouth of Wusong River). At Wusongkou, the Huangpu and the Yangtze join the East China Sea. At high tide, the water at the confluence takes on three distinct colors: yellow (Yangtze River), gray (Huangpu River) and green (East China Sea), creating a spectacular scene.
Transfer to the foot of the Huangshan mountain. As you begin to take the cable car to climb the front mountain, you will find yourself among the magnificent scenery. Enjoy the view of the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Valley, the Lion Peak, the Flying-over Rock and the Bright Summit. Transfer to the hotel on the mountain.(B+L)
Descriptions: Beginning-to-Believe Peak - Beginning-to-Believe Peak is a must-see attraction of most tourists. As its name suggests, you will really begin to believe that the scenery of Mt. Huangshan is captivating. It is renowned for the numerous grotesque rocks and pines. The shaped rocks hanging on the steep cliffs and the deep valleys create a charming natural painting.
Lion Peak - Situated in the west of the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Lion Peak is about 1,690 meters (5,545 feet) high in altitude. The rock at the peak is exposed, like a powerful lion crouching on the mountains. Climbing to the peak, tourists can have an ideal bird view of the many attractions such as the Begin-to-Believe Peak and the Bright Summit.
Flying-over Rock - Like its intriguing name, Flying-over Rock is a natural wonder. It is actually a 39-feet-high, 8-meter-long, and about 360-ton piece of rock that is balanced on a tiny flat ledge. The space between the two large pieces of rock is very small. The erecting rock is just like flying over from the heaven, hence its name Flying-over Rock. Geologists think it is craft created by Mother Nature. It is typical of Mt. Huangshan's improbable natural beauty.
Day 04Huangshan - Shanghai
In the morning continue the sightseeing tour to the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and the Xihai Grand Canyon. After lunch, take the cable car again to arrive at the foot of the mountain. Take the flight back to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel.(B+L)
Cloud-dispelling Pavilion - Cloud-dispelling Pavilion is located in the west of North Sea Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It is the best point for tourists to view the Sunset of West Sea. Standing at the pavilion, tourists can look up at the innumerable towering peaks of the West Sea, and have a bird view of the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon. The West Sea Grand Canyon is a 9-mile-long canyon between the White Cloud Temple and the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, which is also a must-see route for visitors of view the sea of cloud and sunset glow. The canyon is also noted for its abundant grotesque peaks and varied stones.
Day 05Departure from Shanghai