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Shanghai EXPO 2010 tour (6 Days & options tour) --- Tour code:EX-001

In 2010, Shanghai will host the biggest World Expo in the history of world expositions. Over 170 nations and at least 40 international
organizations are expected to take part. By dedicating a 5.28-square-kilometer area at the core of the city to exhibitions, events and forums on the
Expo theme, “Better City, Better Life”, Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living. 
This tour is customized for Shanghai EXPO 2010 visit; in addition, options to travel around Shanghai, such as the beautiful scenery of Jiangnan, the
new industrial or port town in Shanghai, etc., from which you will completely know the Shanghai.

 

Itinerary :

Day 1/Arrive in Shanghai                  
Arrive in Shanghai, and take Maglev Train to the hotel on arrival. (NO meal)
Shanghai: Shanghai, known as “Paris in the East”, is China’s largest city, famous not only for its prosperous metropolitan feature and rich
humanistic resources but also for a number of tourist attractions with modern flavor that have been developed in recent years.
Maglev Train: Shanghai Maglev line began its construction on March 1, 2001 and the train was put into trial operation on December 31, 2002. The
maximum speed is 430 km/h and the speed at which two trains intercross each other reaches 700 km/h. The train has been authorized by
Guinness Records to be the fastest train in the world.

Day 2/Shanghai                          
Visit EXPO 2010 site. (B)
In 2010, Shanghai will host the biggest World Expo in the history of world expositions. Over 170 nations and at least 40 international organizations
are expected to take part. By dedicating a 5.28-square-kilometer area at the core of the city to exhibitions, events and forums on the Expo theme,
“Better City, Better Life”, Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living.  


Day 3/Shanghai                          

Visit EXPO 2010 site. (B)
In 2010, Shanghai will host the biggest World Expo in the history of world expositions. Over 170 nations and at least 40 international organizations
are expected to take part. By dedicating a 5.28-square-kilometer area at the core of the city to exhibitions, events and forums on the Expo theme,
“Better City, Better Life”, Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living. 


Day 4/Shangai                           

Visit Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bundand enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River. (B,L) 
Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden is a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, which was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place to enjoy themselves
a tranquil and happy time in their old age. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters are unique characteristic. Located next to the Yu
Garden and also known today as the Yu Garden Market, Chenghuangmiao was built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty. It is filled with
antique markets and specialty stores.


Day 5/Shanghai                           

Visit Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai Xintiandi, M50 (50 Moganshan Road), and Duolun Road. (B,L)
Shanghai Museum: Shanghai Museum, as a museum of ancient Chinese art, is a leading attraction of the city since it opened in 1994, containing
rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. 
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is located on the eastern end of People’s Square.
Housed in a striking modern five-story building made of microlite glass, it is one’s the world’s largest showcases of urban development.
Exhibitions include models of planned and recent developments, as well as Shanghai’s history. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a huge scale
model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings.
Shanghai Xintiandi: Shanghai Xintiandi is located in the center of Shanghai city south of Huaihai Zhonglu. For its concept of constructions, Xintiandi
become an urban tourist attraction, a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style. It retains the old walls,
tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. On the other hand, its interior appears a totally different world of international gallery,
bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. 
M50 (50 Moganshan Road): M50, the cradle of shanghai’s modern art scene, is on the banks of Suzhou Creek. Gone is the shabby look and musty
air of the former factories and warehouses, it’s now the hot place for artists, curators, collectors and gallery owners. Shanghai responds to
Beijing's “798” with its own “M50”.
Duolun Road: Duolun Road, a quiet and narrow zigzagging alleyway is Hongkou District, is a famous Chinese historic cultural street, showing the
Shanghai literati’s life in 20s and 30s in the 20th century. There are some of Shanghai’s best examples of European villas and mansions as well
as old Shanghai-style buildings. Now, Duolun Road has become an excellent place for leisure, sightseeing and cultural activities, dotted with
antique market, bookstores and teahouses.


Day 6/Depart from Shanghai                 

Transfer the airport and prepare for boarding your homebound flight. (B)

 

Option-1: one-day excursion to Suzhou
      

Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai
Today’s highlight is the excursion to Suzhou, visit Garden of the Master of the Nest, as well as a visit to the water tow of Tongli. Transfer back to
Shanghai. (B,L)
Suzhou: Suzhou, known as “Venice in the East”, was so named by early travelers because the town was built around a network of canals and 300
bridges.
Garden of the Master of the Nets: Garden of the Master of the Nets, the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, is the most impressive
because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size.
Tongli Town:Tongli, an aged-old but well-preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years, is located on the eastern shore of
Taihu Lake. Take sightseeing of local stone streets, grand houses surrounded by water, small exquisite courtyard, charming private garden and
characteristic bridges and appreciating the pure local customs with a sense of returning to nature.


Option-2: Shanghai one-day tour 

Shanghai
Today’s highlight is family visit and Chenshan Botanic Garden. (B,L)
Chenshan Botanic Garden: Chenshan Botanic Garden, supposed to be a leading example in terms of plant conservation and scientific research
development as well as one of the city’s landmarks, will be open to the public before EXPO 2010. It is located in Chenshan Hill in Shanghai
Songjiang District, 20km from city center.


Option-3: Shanghai one-day tour

Shanghai
Today’s highlight is to visit Zhujiajiao Water Town, and travel up to the second floor of Oriental Peal TV Towerto have panoramic view of Shanghai.
(B,L)
Zhujiajiao Town: Zhujiajiao Town is located in a suburb of Shanghai City. Zhujiajiao is endowed with another elegant name – “Pearl Stream”.
Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who
have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility.
Oriental Peal TV Tower: Oriental Peal TV, 468 meters high (1,536 feet), is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower surpassed in height only by
towers in Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia. Visitors travel up and down the tower in double-decker elevators that can hold up to fifty people at
the rate of seven meters per second.


Option-4: 2-day excursion to Hangzhou
     

Day 1/Shanghai-Hangzhou
Ride a morning train to Hangzhou, visit West Lake, Huagang Park, Lingyin Temple, and one Tea House. (B,L)
Hangzhou: Hangzhou is another ancient capital city in southern China, and is famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages.
West Lake: Ancient Chinese people praised the West Lake area as a land of intoxicating beauty. “Ripping water shimmering on sunny day; Misty
mountains shrouded the rain; Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi; West Lake is always alluring.”, was composed by the famous Song Dynasty poet
Su Dongpo (960-1127) to describe its beauty.
Huagang Park: Huagang Park, or Viewing Fish in a Flowering Harbour, is located on a peninsula between the Inner Lake and the Small Southern
Lake. As a private garden of a court attendant in the Southern Song Dynasty when a small creak flowed down from the nearby Huajiashan Hill, its
fish and flower views inspired some of the Imperial painters to chose for landscape paintings, hence the name.
Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the best-known Buddhist monasteries in China, built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain in
Hangzhou. According to the legend, Huili, an Indian monk, came to the area where he was inspired by the spiritual nature of the scenery to be
found here. To his mind this had to be a dwelling of the Immortals and so he gave the temple a name “Ling Yin (Temple of the Soul's Retreat)”.
Longjing Tea: Longjing Tea, a famous variety of green tea from Hangzhou, is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality,
earning the China Famous Tea title. It was widely known that to achieve the best taste from Longjing, spring water from the “Hupao Spring” was to
be used. Water is boiled then cooled to about 80 degrees celsius before being used to brew the tea leaves.

Day 2/Hangzhou-Shanghai 
Have a morning tea on Chenghuang Pavilion where provides an excellent view of the West Lake and southern Hangzhou. Pay a visit to Former
Residence of Hu Xueyan
, Huqingyutang and its traditional Chinese Medicine Museum. Ride a train back to Shanghai. transfer to the hotel on
arrival. (B,L)
Former Residence of Hu Xueyan: The Fomer Residence of Hu Xueyan, who set up Huqingyutang Drugstore and was called “the medicine king in
south of the Yangtze River”, boasts 13 towers, Zhiyuan Garden, pavilions, terraces, a small bridge over a flowing stream and bright verandas, all
ingeniously designed.
Huqingyutang: Huaqingyutang is a pharmacy shop and museum of traditional Chinese medicine. Huqingyutang in Hangzhou and Tongrentang in
Beijing are the two most famous stores of traditional Chinese medicines in China, one in the south and the other in the north. The name of the
museum or rather the meaning of the name of the museum is interesting. Hu stands for the family name and founder cum owner Hu Xueyan,
Qingyu means auspicious happiness in super abundance and Tang means pharmacy, or to be more precise, a traditional Chinese medicine
maker. Positioned in Dajing Lane at the foot of Wu Hill, Huqingyutang was founded in 1878 AD by the famous Qing businessman Hu Xueyan. The
business is around 120 years old and the museum is also known as a court-style pharmacy. The architecture is typical of the prevalent style of the
Qing Dynasty.  


Note: B-Breakfast  L-Lunch  D-Dinner 

Hotel list (or the same standard):
Shanghai  A: *** New Asia Hotel Shanghai (3-star building)
B: **** New Asia Hotel Shanghai (4-star building)
C: **** Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel Shanghai
D: ***** Oriental Riverside Hotel Shanghai 
Hangzhou  A: *** Lily Hotel Hangzhou
B: **** Best Western Meiyuan Hotel
C: **** Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
D: ***** Zhejiang International Hotel




Price in 1/2 double room: USD--pp, suitable for May-December 2010:

Quotation (USD)

 

1pax

2pax

3-5pax

6-9pax

Single
Supplement
(1-9pax)

10-19pax

20-29pax

30-39pax

40pax

Single
Supplement(
≥10pax)

Normal

Hotel A

1061

689

600

486

189

388

361

335

334

159

Hotel B

1080

708

619

505

207

411

383

357

356

181

Hotel C

1110

737

648

534

237

466

438

413

411

237

Hotel D

1350

978

889

775

478

640

612

587

585

411

 

Option-1

Hotel A

314

191

157

120

39

89

82

76

76

33

Hotel B

317

195

161

124

43

93

87

80

80

38

Hotel C

323

201

167

130

49

105

98

91

91

49

Hotel D

371

249

215

178

97

139

133

126

126

84

Option-2

Hotel A

362

228

189

153

39

128

124

114

114

33

Hotel B

365

232

193

156

43

132

128

118

118

38

Hotel C

371

237

199

162

49

143

139

129

129

49

Hotel D

419

286

247

211

97

178

174

164

164

84

Option-3

Hotel A

282

176

147

119

39

92

90

82

82

33

Hotel B

285

180

151

123

43

97

94

86

86

38

Hotel C

291

185

157

128

49

108

105

97

97

49

Hotel D

339

234

205

177

97

142

140

132

132

84

Option-4

Hotel AA

406

282

282

215

73

181

185

179

179

65

Hotel BB

416

292

292

226

83

191

195

189

189

75

Hotel CC

436

311

311

245

102

207

211

205

205

91

Hotel DD

485

361

361

295

152

249

252

247

247

133

A-T

 

62

31

27

19

 

17

10.4

8.3

8.3

 


Note:

  1. A-T is for one-way hotel-airport transfer, if you need the airport transfer after the option tours, you need to pay it according to the persons. 
  2. The price is not suitable for the opening (May 1st to 10th) and closing (Oct 21st to 31st) period and National Day Holiday (Oct 1st to 7th), if
    you arrive in this period, we keep the right to requite the hotel rate.
  3. 1pax’s price is not included single supplement, if you travel only one person and stay in one single room, please add the single
    supplement.
Include:
Twin sharing accommodation with buffet breakfast
Lunch as mentioned in the itinerary in good local restaurant. A glass of soft drink is included. (No guarantee lunch and dinner in the hotel which
the clients stay overnight.)
(first) Entrance fee mentioned above, included two single day admission for EXPO 2010 
English or German speaking accompanying guide through out program on all days with excursions
All Transfers specified in the itinerary
Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with guide service
Train tickets for the Option-5: Shanghai-Hangzhou-Shanghai 
Exclude:
International & Domestic Flight and airport tax
Tips, personal expenses
Transfer for “day at leisure”
Guide Service during the plane and train
 
 
 


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