Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (169 km)
In the morning we will meet with our guide and driver at the hotel lobby and then head to Suzhou. The first stop is the Net Master Garden. Then we will visit the Ancient City Wall. Then we will move on to the Grand Canal. We will also stop at a Silk Spinning Factory to learn something about silk spinning. After lunch, we will get to the last site of today - Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns in China. We will take a pleasant cruise by Chinese style gondola, going through stone bridges and passing by antique folk houses on the banks. Finally we will go back to hotel.
Suzhou formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai.
Standard Hotel: Shanghai Local 3 Star Hotel
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
Shanghai - Xian (1384 km)
After picked up from hotel in the early morning, we will transfer to the Shanghai train station and take a bullet train to Xian (G360/8:36AM - 2:32PM or similar). When we arrive in Xian, our guide will greet us at the passenger service center by holding a name sign. Then we will directly go to Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square in Xian. Next, we will go to the famous Muslim Street, which is a paradise for food lovers where we will find all kinds of delicious local snacks. After sampling some popular dishes, we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Finally, we will be transferred to local hotel to check-in.
With a recorded history dating back to before the tenth century BC, Xian is one of the oldest cities in both and the world. It is home to historic buildings, museums, tombs, monuments, national parks, and much more.
Bell Tower of Xi'an
Built in 1384 during the Ming Dynasty, the Bell Tower of Xian is one of the most recognizable structures in the city. Standing at nearly 40 meters tall, the Bell Tower is as legendary as it is beautiful.
Drum Tower of Xi'an
The Drum Tower got its name from the huge drum located within the building. In contrast to the Bell Tower, where bell was stricken at dawn, drum was beat at sunset to indicate the end of the day.Erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, it stands towering above the city center and offers incredible view of Xi'an.
Muslim Street is a historically unique place to wander, shop and eat. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. Culturally fragrant and fantasticstalls inside the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can imagine. Enjoy a taste of
Muslim street food, a very tasty and inexpensive gourmet discovery which includes the locals' favorite: Roasted beef, roasted fish, and pancakes.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist temple and must-see tourist attraction. Standing 54 meters (177 feet) tall, this sacred building is a beautiful representation of ancient architecture, tradition, and history.
Standard Hotel: Xian Local 3 Star Hotel