Visit Majestic China with Atlas Group Travel
Walk the impressive
Great Wall of China
You wouldn’t want to miss
The Forbidden City
Xi’an, China’s Historic City It's worth a visit
Xi’an – Famous Terracotta Solders
Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Hong Kong Sevens & Shanghai Tour
Shanghai – A renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, and cultural centre in East China. Also, it is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country. In addition to its modernization the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and traditional. With it's new skyscrapers and old Shikumen draw a dramatic skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city's culture, making a visitor's stay memorable.
Suzhou & Hangzhou are of significant importance to the history of China
Suzhou - Located in southern Jiangsu Province in the centre of the Yangtze Delta. Shanghai lies to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, it is praised as the 'Venice of the Orient'. Built in 514 BC, this is an ancient city with over 2,500 years of history and numerous points of interest. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained today. The double-chessboard layout of the city, with 'the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and land routes running in parallel', is preserved intact.
Hangzhou - The capital city of Zhejiang province, Hangzhou is located in southeast China and about one hour drive (150 kilometres) from Shanghai. Contrasting to the hustle and bustle of Shanghai, Hangzhou is well-known for its extraordinary beauty and elegance. A popular Chinese saying boasts: "above there is heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou and Suzhou."
The serene loveliness of Hangzhou's West Lake (Xi Hu) and the surrounding hills remain spell binding. Millions of tourists visit here each year to admire the graceful willows, tranquil waters and expansive gardens. Besides the West Lake, Hangzhou is teeming with eye-catching sights. From places of major cultural and historic significance, like the Grand Canal and Six Harmonies Pagoda, to sites of striking natural beauty, such as the Qiantang River and Lingyin Temple, this is a destination sure to please anyone with an eye for aesthetics. Modern facilities and amenities contribute to making Hangzhou one of China's most popular visitor destinations.
Provisional Itinerary (8 hotel nights):
4 Nights Hong Kong Sevens, 2 nights Shanghai, 1 night Suzhou & 1 night Hangzhou.
Day 1 - Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Hong Kong.
Day 2 - Arrive Hong Kong and the start of your 4 night stay.
Day 3 - 1st day of the Hong Kong Sevens. Evening at leisure.
Day 4 - 2nd day of the Hong Kong Sevens. Evening at leisure.
Day 5 - 3rd day of the Hong Kong Sevens. Evening at leisure.
Day 6 - Depart Hong Kong by air to Shanghai and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7 - Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jade Buhda Temple and Yu Garden.
Day 8 - Drive to Suzhou (1.5 hrs) visit Wangshi Garden, Silk Mill and a Grand Canal cruise.
Day 9 - Drive to Hangzhou (3 hrs) visiting West Lake with cruise and Linyin Temple.
Day 10 - Visit Six Harmony Pagoda & Ancient Culture Street before an evening flight back to Hong Kong for your return flight back to the UK.
(Day 10 will depend on flight times).
The above itinerary is only a guide and you can easily add more nights in either Hong Kong or indeed Shanghai if you wish. This twin centre tour will be organised by using our Tailor-made Service, meaning the package will be structured to your exact requirements and more importantly at a package price you feel comfortable with.
Package Can Include:
> Return direct flights UK to Hong Kong.
> Return flights Hong Kong / Shanghai.
> Airport taxes and security charges.
> 4 Nights accommodation in Hong Kong.
> Access to our Official Match Tickets at cost.
> 2 Nights accommodation in Shanghai.
> 1 Nights accommodation in Suzhou.
> 1 Nights accommodation in Hangzhou.
> Private transfers in China.
> Private Guide and entrance fees.
> Services of a rep in both Hong Kong & China.
> ATOL & ABTA Financial protection.
> VAT and local taxes.
To receive a provisional quotation or for further information call one of our
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