Places Visited: Shanghai, Zhujiajiao, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing
If you’ve been seduced by the aesthetics of medieval China showcased in Ang Lee’s movie, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, you’ll love this leisurely tour of the most traditional, picturesque towns and cities on the country’s eastern flank. It starts with the postcard-pretty ‘water towns’ near Shanghai, then visits Hangzhou, with its shimmering West Lake, and finally Nanjing, whose imperial past is represented by a magnificent, 14th century tomb complex, sited on a wooded hilltop on the city’s eastern edge. The tour concludes back in Shanghai, where you can savour the astounding riverbank views and enjoy a spot of shopping before catching your flight home. A wide range of accommodation choices are on offer at every stage of this trip, one of the few in our portfolio which may be conducted entirely overland, without recourse to internal flights.