12-day Silk and Porcelain Shopping Tour

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Introduction Silk and porcelain are among the most important and famous special products. Silk is prestigious for its softness, bright colors and exquisite texture, while china is well-known for the skillful making process, delicate patterns and profound cultural con..

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Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai (B+L+D)
Arrive in Shanghai, China's largest modern city and a rising economic center in Asia. Our guide and driver will be greeting you at the airport and escort you to 5-star hotel in Shanghai.
 
Day 2 Shanghai (B+L+D)
Spend the most of the time in the morning to visit Shanghai Museum of Art and History. After lunch, stroll along the world famous Bund waterfront and do shopping along Nanjing Road -- China's No.1 shopping street, Shanghai's past and present commercial centers. Visit the Yu Yuan Garden, the art of its decoration reflects the style of typical architecture of southern China in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
 
Day 3 Shanghai (B+L+D)
Visit Jingdezhen Porcelain Artwork Store (corner of Nanjing Rd & Shaanxi South Rd), with most artwork from China's capital of ceramics, Shanghai Antique & Curio Store (218-226 Guangdong Rd), Chuanxin Shop (1297 Huaihai Rd) to see more porcelain masterpieces and antiques.
 
Day 4 Shanghai--Hangzhou (B+L+D)
Go to Hangzhou by train and check-in to the 4-star Hotel. Then we will visit Guan Kiln Museum, which used to be the exclusive kiln for Royal families' use, especially for the emperors.
 
Day 5 Hangzhou--Suzhou (B+L+D)
Visit the beautiful West Lake, which has been attracting tourists at home and abroad for thousands of years for its enchanting scenery. You will have a better understanding about China's traditional aesthetics, favor, style, artwork and paintings. Followed by the visit to the famous Buddhism site of Linyin Temple, then we will take train to Suzhou.
 
Day 6 Suzhou (B+L+D)
Visit the renowned scenic spot of North Temple Pagoda, followed by the visit to Suzhou Silk Museum, where you will get a chance to review the history of silk producing in China. Continue your visit to the famous Garden of Master of Fishing Nets.
 
Day 7 Suzhou--Yixing (B+L+D)
Morning visit to Antique Store on Renmin Rd and Arts and Crafts Shop on Jingde Rd, where Suzhou's specialties, such as silk embroidery, redwood carving, decorating fans, little umbrellas, kites, jade ware, calligraphy and paintings, are on display. Afternoon we will take a bus to Yixing.
 
Day 8 Yixing (B+L+D)
In this noted "Capital of Terra-Cotta", you will see most teapots, and other pieces, big and small, some with painting and calligraphy, but all exquisite in workmanship, in the world. Visit Purple Sand Pottery Factory -- No. 1, 2 and two most famous masters in this nice little city, Xu Xiutang and Xu Hantang, who are praised highly in Japan and China.
 
Day 9 Yixing—Shanghai--Jingdezhen (B+L+D)
We will visit Pottery Museum, Ceramic Research Institute in the morning. 2-hour bus passing the beautiful plain to Shanghai, we will connect train leaving Shanghai to Jingdezhen – the world famous capital of ceramics.
 
Day 10 Jingdezhen (B+L+D)
Train arrives in Jingdezhen at 7:03 am. Visit Imperial Porcelain Kiln Site at Zhushanlu (Pearl Hill Road), which has been excavated by Professor Liu Xinyuan of the Jingdezhen Institute of Ceramic Archeology; Ceramic Art Museum, Ancient Porcelain Factory.
 
Day 11 Jingdezhen (B+L+D)
Today is the highlight of your professional trip. Visit Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art and Design Center, historically famous Hutian Kiln Site remains, Provincial Ceramic Research Institute, Sanbaopen Water Driven Stamp Mill, etc.
 
Day 12 Jingdezhen--Beijing
Take an air-conditioned coach from Jingdezhen to Beijing, escorted by your through national guide and local guide and bus driver to the airport. Lovely tour ends.
 
Quotation (USD)
2000 per person
 
Price includes
1. Hotel expense
2. Air-conditioned private car or van
3. Admission fee of mentioned attractions
4. English speaking tour guide
5. Meals as mentioned
6. Train ticket mentioned above
 
Price excludes
Personal expense