Tick off the highlights of Shanghai and spend one day from Shanghai to suzhou by train on this private free guided 3-day Shanghai Suzhou tour. Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide, you'll explore Shanghai & Suzhou's history, culture and the charming scenery by visiting classical gardens, Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Nanjing Road and historic sites! This tour can be 100% flexible, you can change the tour itinerary based on your interests.
Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC),Tianzifang, The Bund, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory
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In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement) with a welcome sign "Shanghai Private Tour". Your Shanghai Suzhou tour includes the following attractions and activities.
Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai Private Tour"
Firstly, drive you to the Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit “The Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). Stepping into Shanghai World Financial Center, your journey to the sky starts from the Sky Gate. You’ll enjoy a visual feast which shows you the rapid changes of Shanghai and the history of Huangpu River through high multi-media technology displays and the world’s most realistic miniature city model.
Later, pay a visit to Shanghai Museum, One of China’s most esteemed and acclaimed museums. The Shanghai Museum houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, Covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics, including some donations from private collectors. Amongst the items are bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals. The excellent Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery displays the arts, crafts and traditional clothing of China’s 55 minority groups.
In the afternoon, take a walk on Tianzifang in Taikang Road. It has become an amazing cluster of the trendy and cultural spots. It is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It comprises a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways off Taikang Road, and is therefore also referred to as Taikang Road or Taikang Lu. Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture, with some similarities to Xintiandi.
Next, your guide will take you to The Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
At last, you'll have a chance to enjoy Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Sailing down the river, along the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides including such sights as the Yangpu Bridge, the Nanpu Bridge, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In addition, the varied western architecture on the west bank of the Huangpu River and the towering modern buildings on the east bank present a spectacular contrast, increasing the beauty and magnificence of the river.
After finished the boat cruise on Huangpu River, you will be taken to your hotel.
After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel lobby and start your tour with Yuyuan Garden. The best private garden in Shanghai. It was considered the best garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. This garden which is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique characteristics. Next to the Garden is the most popular bazaar in Shanghai, here you can see a wide range of local street food, souvenirs, etc.
To experience the authentic Shanghai old lifestyle, stroll down the Shanghai Old Street, which originated in the Qing dynasty is the best. Enjoy more of Shanghai´s history as you drive along the former French Concession, a charming neighborhood established while Shanghai was a French settlement.
After lunch, continue your tour to Nanjing Road: When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.
Your last stop for today is Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.
Drive you back to your hotel.
Today, your driver will take you to the train station, you'll take bullet train to Suzhou. Bullet train has becaome one of the most popular transportations in China, it's very convenient and comfortable, even save time. It only takes around 25 minutes from Shanghai to Suzhou for one way. Upon your arrival in Suzhou, your Suzhou local guide will meet you at the exit of the train station, you'll find a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour".
Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"
Your first destination is Lingering Garden. Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, it is one of the four most famous classic gardens in China with a history of over 400 years, the other three being the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde, and the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. It was recorded on the list of the world heritage by UESCO. Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. In it, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings.
Next agenda is Panmen Gate. Panmen Gate is located on the southwest corner of the Grand Canal, Suzhou. With a history of 2,500 years, this city gate is the most completely preserved part of the ruins of the ancient city of Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. The gate is not only one, but many and includes an entire complex of both land gates and water gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate". Stepping onto the top of the gate, you can see the Wumen Gate Bridge and the Auspicious Light Pagoda. Together, they are popularly known as the Three Scenes at Panmen Gate.
After lunch, pay a visit to Hanshan Temple. Hanshan temple's contemplative park-like atmosphere, its refined architecture and especially its famous bell have inspired both serenity and poetry since its founding 1,500 years ago. The temple houses a remarkable collection of stone tablets etched with Buddhist sutras and Chinese poetry. The temple, considered to be one of the 10 greatest temples in China, owes its fame to a classic Chinese poem called "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge".
For an authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down Pingjiang Historic Street. Pingjiang Road is a historical street which dates back to the South Song Dynasty. With well-preserved blocks, it acts as an epitome of ancient Suzhou. Walking in Pingjiang Road resembles stepping the daily life of people in old times. The charming night view, delicious local, food, different kinds of handicrafts will give you a wonderful experience.
The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory. Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill is a near 100-year old state-owned factory in Suzhou, the city of silk in China. Visit this ancient plan to see closely the real tiny silkworms & silk cocoons, the process of silkworm breeding, cocoon selecting, silk reeling, silk weaving, etc. and appreciate abundant types of silk scarves, garments, quilts and other items to know deeper about silk history and culture in Suzhou, China.
After the tour is finished, drive you to the train station and you return to Shanghai. Your Shanghai driver will take you to your hotel when you arrived.
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Duration：6 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession
Tour Style：Shanghai 1 Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights is a fully guided tour for those who have just one day to see the best of Shanghai. Make the most of your time with your knowledgeable Shanghai Private Tour guide, see all top Shanghai attractions. With complete flexibility, follow this itinerary or create your own for a unique Shanghai experience. You'll get an insight into the city's culture, history, local lifestyle and future.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Jinmao Tower, Boat Cruise on The Huangpu River
Tour Style：If you only have one day in Shanghai, we highly recommend this one day tour in shanghai. This fully customizable tour particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai touring traditional gardens, bustling shopping streets, historic buildings, and even to the top of a skyscraper with your knowledgeable guide. It will let you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.
Attractions(Cities)：Nanjing Road, The Bund, Boat Cruise on Huangpu River
Tour Style：A Huangpu River Cruise has become a must activity when travelers visit Shanghai. Book this private city tour visiting the Bund in the night which represents the blending of ancient and modern influences, taking the Huangpu River Cruise to enjoy the stunning light view and the amazing architecture of the city. It's the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline view.
Duration：4 - 5 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Pick two or three attractions as you are interested
Tour Style：Want to see the top sights in Shanghai with a professional private tour guide? Then go on this half day Shanghai city tour that puts the power in your hands to decide what attractions you visit. Avoid lengthy itineraries of places that don't interest you. You can customized the tour entirely on your preferences and discuss with your guide for advice. Flexible on the start and finish time.
Attractions(Cities)：Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory
Tour Style：Book this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip riding on a bullet less than 30 minutes, accompanied by your private guide, visit the winding canals, historical buildings, ancient street, classic Chinese gardens and much more on this private customized day tour to Suzhou. We will book the entrance tickets in advance to escape the crowds, let you jump the queue to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.
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