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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

From $160 per person

Tour Style:
Take Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water town tour from Shanghai, our tour guide will take you to explore the beauty and history of the ancient town, Zhouzhuang and the highlight attractions in Suzhou.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):
The Master of Nest Garden, Panmen Gate, Zhouzhuang Water Town

Pick-up point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Finishing point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Suzhou, Zhouzhuang Water Village
  • Accommondation: no
  • Meal: no

Your tour guide will pick you up at your Shanghai hotel (Exit of train station/airport) in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin the scenic journey to Suzhou, an ancient town famed for the beauty of its verdant gardens. 

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After 2 hours driving, you will arrive at Suzhou city, a cultural and historical city in east China. Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, founded in about 600 BC. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful environment, the city is often referred to as "The Venice of the East." Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the cultural revolution and its famous gardens survived almost completely intact.

Upon arrival in Suzhou, the first stop is The Master of Nest Garden, the best and most celebrated as a model Ming Dynasty Garden in all of Suzhou. Then it’s onto view the Ancient City Gate and Grand Canal, and visit silk spinning factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14the century.

It 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.

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Then move on to Panmen Gate. Panmen Gate stands at the southwestern corner of the ancient city of 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. Panmen Gate is part of the ancient city wall built in 514 BCE that surrounded and protected Suzhou. Panmen Gate was the only entrance to the wall that surrounded ancient Suzhou. Panmen Gate is also known in China for its architecture and famous for its complex of both land and water city gates that many times, people directly refer to it as the "Land and Water Gate".

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch, you will transfer to Zhouzhuang Water Village, a famous ancient town in the south of the Yangtze River of China. which has a history of more than 900 years, still retains the style and pattern of its ancient village. 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". Its most famous attractions are Fu’an Bridge, Double Bridge and Shen's Hall of Residence. Fu’an Bridge is the only remaining structure that made a connection between bridge and house.

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Drive you back to Shanghai and your tour ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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