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Depart Sydney today on an Air China flight for Shanghai. Arrive into Shanghai in the evening, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Today we walk along the famous Bund past the facades of the colonial buildings lining the Huangpu River and look across to the soaring TV tower and fantastic skyscrapers of the Pudong district. And visit the beautifully maintained Yu Garden, an outstanding example of a classical garden, now surrounded by a bustling market area. Then comes the renowned Shanghai Museum, famous for its collection of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, costumes, ancient bronzes and other artefacts.

(Meals: B,L,D)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Jingdezhen. Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen.

(Meals: B,L,D)

During the days at workshop in Jingdezhen, you explore traditional Chinese methods of ceramics production. There is opportunity for us to see clay producers, throwers, sculptors, mould makers, blue & white decorators, glaze shops, and public kilns, etc.

(Meals: B, L, D)

Depart Jingdezhen today by coach for Tunxi. We will visit Hongcun Village, first built in the Song Dynasty, is laid out in the shape of cattle. With over 130 ancient houses, the village naturally blends into the exquisite landscape, known as a "village in traditional Chinese painting". Next we visit the beautiful Xidi Village, an optimum place to see the old typical folk houses of the southern Anhui Province.  

(Meals: B,L,D)

Today travel up the mountain to Huangshan by cable car. This world famous range, with its jungle of lofty granite peaks, is one of China’s most famous sights. Its landscape features “four wonders” of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds.

(Meals: B, L, D)

After descending from the mountain, you then travel by coach to Hangzhou. At sunset, you will take a cruise on the incomparable West Lake, for centuries one of China’s best known scenic attractions.

(Meals: B,L)

This morning you will visit the Lingyin Temple, one of the most famous Chan (Zen) temples in China. Later you will ascend to Leifeng Pagoda to enjoy a panoramic view of West Lake. In the afternoon, you will stroll along Qinghefang Street, one of the most famous historic streets in Hangzhou, reflects features of the Southern Song Dynasty. Farewell dinner tonight.

(Meals: B, L, D)

Depart Hangzhou today for Shanghai, where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

(Meals: B)

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