Romantic escape to the West Slender Lake

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 Days / 3 Nights
from 820 USD /person



Originally from Yunnan, Tina is making is discover the countryside and deep culture around rural China, here the historic city of Yangzhou and its romantic lake.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Slender West Lake
  • Daming Temple
  • Chinese Opera

Yangzhou is situated in the central region of Jiangsu where the Yangtze River and the Beijing - Hangzhou Grand Canal meet, between Yancheng, Nanjing and Anhui. Historically, Yangzhou was one of the wealthiest cities in China, known at various periods for its great merchant families, poets, artists, and scholars. Called " The Rising Prefecture", the name refers to its former position as the capital of the ancient Yangzhou prefecture in imperial China. Fine workmanship and fresh ingredients are the two characteristics of Yangzhou cuisine. The small and quiet city has a long history and was named as City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2019. Famous dishes include Braised Meat Balls in Brown Sauce, Squirrel-Shaped Mandarin Fish, Yangzhou Fried Rice and Wensi Tofu. A 4 day and 3 night all-inclusive escape beside the picturesque Slender West Lake. Take a boat ride on the lake, from the pier reserved to hotel guest. Listen to the zither players in the courtyard, learn how to perform Yangzhou opera or have a stroll in a secret garden where stones, rocks and bamboos create harmony. This escape offers a deep discovery of traditional Chinese Culture and the local cuisine.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 820 USD /person for 4 Days / 3 Nights

based on 2 people sharing the same room


Day 1 : Yangzhou Airport/Station - Tsingpu Retreat (-/-/D)
Welcome and pick up at Yangzhou Airport (or Train Station) by our team and drive to the hotel (about 35mn), then check in for 3 nights (note that all non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary throughout the stay). Depending on the time of arrival you may join one activity in the afternoon. Dinner is included and served in the restaurant.
HOTEL: Yangzhou Retreat (Courtyard Room)
Day 2 & 3 : Yangzhou (B/L/D)
After breakfast, the hotel will propose for each day a selection of activities. You can join 2 activities from the list below each day:
- Secret Garden stroll
- Slender West Lake boat ride
- Daming Temple tour
- Seal carving
- Ancient book restoration
- Bonsai gardening
- Chinese Opera performance class
- Floral design
- Traditional fan making
- Yangzhou Tea ceremony
- Woodblock printing
- Silver inlay
- Lacquerware class
- Chinese zither performance
Lunch and dinner are served at the hotel.
HOTEL: Yangzhou Retreat (Courtyard Room)
Day 4 : Departure (B/L/-)
After breakfast, depending on your flight or train, you may enjoy one more activity and possibly lunch, then our driver will drop you at the Train Station or airport for your next stop.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Romantic escape to the West Slender Lake

4 Days / 3 Nights
from 820 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights at Yangzhou Retreat in a Courtyard Room.
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner every day)
Return Airport/Station Transfers
Your choice of 2 activities per day

The total price does not include:
Flights to Yangzhou
Alcoholic Drinks and personal expenses.
Options and other activities not included in the program.

This Secret Journey is designed in cooperation with Tina and Yangzhou Retreat.


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