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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

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Visit two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang on a day trip from Shanghai. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in these unique old towns. Visit the Suzhou's magnificent gardens, feast on a Chinese lunch and travel through Zhouzhuang's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola.
Highlights
  • Visit two famous water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
  • Cruise in a gondola, visit a silk factory, and see the Grand Canal
  • Explore one of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and door-to-door round-trip transportation
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Shanghai hotel, learn about the city known as “the Venice of the East” as you travel towards Suzhou. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese garden design. Visit the ancient city wall, stroll by the Grand Canal, visit a 14th-century silk factory, and savor a delicious Chinese lunch.

Hop back in your vehicle and travel to the quaint little town of Zhouzhuang, with its winding waterways and charming houses. Learn how the town’s history dates back almost 1,000 years as you cruise the canals in a traditional Chinese gondola. Finally, your guide will drop you back at your hotel.
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

I most enjoyed my time in Zhouzhuang's Water town. Wasn't crowded this time of the year so we had a nice, leisurely stroll and boat ride through the Venice of the East's canals and sights. There was an hour's free time to even try out...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Theresaong
Reviewed May 23, 2019

This is am interesting historical place that is now over run with tourists. The orginal life style of this town is long ago gone.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

I was very lucky to have a private trip as I was the only guest but the tour was so interesting and informative also the locations we stopped of at were really worth the time. I really enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BlackShadowdragon
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Really bad, guide nit professional, no microphone or flag. Limited info and walked ahead with no care if we were following. Tour was not as described by Chinese Tour Company. Would never use them again when I go to Shanghai.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Glenys C
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Frank was the excellent tour guide for our trip to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. He was good company and had an excellent knowledge of the region and was interesting to talk to about China in general. He had many anecdotes and kept us entertained. Another tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 19, 2019|
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Response from jenniferbO9723AU | Reviewed this property |
Couldn’t guarantee it, based on how much time you or others on the tour use for shopping at the different places and then the traffic back. I was back before that time but I chose not to shop and I was the only one on the... More
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lt20182018
October 3, 2018|
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Hello, we booked the same private tour as well for Friday, October 26th. We are on a cruise ship and can begin at about 9AM. It costs a lot less with four people than with two people. Are you interested in sharing? We were... More
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