Suzhou, a cultural and historical city in east China, is celebrated around the world for its elegant gardens. Laid out within a limited area by the house, a classical garden of Suzhou is a microcosm of the world made of the basic elements of water, stones, plants and different kinds of buildings with literary allusions. All classical gardens of Suzhou, like shining pearls, are a brilliant part of Chinese cultural heritage. Zhouzhuang is a famous ancient town in the south of the Yangtze River of China. Located in the southeast of Suzhou City, the town is a peaceful and secluded place, filled with ancient style buildings. Zhouzhuang is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. It has been called the "Venice of the East". Join our daily tour and enjoy your extraordinary sights.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Shanghai by the guide and driver at 8:00 AM. Driving about 2 hours, we will get to Suzhou City which are famous for its traditional Chinese gardens. One of famous gardens is Lingering Garden (80 minutes).It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1997, the garden, along with other classical gardens in Suzhou, was recorded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Then we proceed to Ancient Suzhou Silk Museum- Sightseeing (40 minutes) to see how cocoon turns into silk. Lunch (1 hour) will be arranged in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will drive to Zhouzhuang (2 hours), the Venice of China. Zhou Zhuang Water Village (1 hour 30 minutes), which has a history of more than 900 years, still retains the style and pattern of its ancient village. “Small bridge, Flowing water, people” is the special characteristics of Zhouzhuang. Tour ends when you are dropped off at your hotel in Shanghai before 6:00PM.
Pricing & Accommodation
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*USD 100 per person
*Children between 3 and 8 will receive 50% discount.
*The price is only for your reference and it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
Inclusions / Exclusions
1.air-con bus or van with experienced driver
2.English-speaking tour guide
3.Entrance tickets to the attractions as listed in the itinerary
4.Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
1. travel insurance
2. personal expenses
3.Tips is highly appreciated but not requested
How to Dress (only for reference):
Comfortable walking shoes
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Warm clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves etc.) for Nov-April
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain
What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Camera, film and memory chip, battery