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Private Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town from Shanghai

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Explore some of Jiangsu Province’s historic water towns on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to Suzhou and visit the Garden of Cultivation’s courtyards and pools, springs and terraces. Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch and a rickshaw tour in Suzhou’s old district before traveling to Zhouzhuang and touring its picturesque courtyards, bridges, homes, and narrow streets.
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    Stop At: The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China

    Meet your private tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby in Shanghai.It takes about two hours to Suzhou by car. On arrival, pay a visit to the Garden of Cultivation. There are some small, peaceful courtyards throughout the garden. All structures in the garden are used to create one artistic garden view with hills shrouded in mist and waves reaching far into the distance. There are also springs and deep pools, trees, pavilions and terraces.There are roofed galleries, pavilions, rocks and trees, which form part of the background of the northern and southern scenes. 

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

    After your morning tour, enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and then take a rickshaw tour around the old city district of Suzhou, along the old streets to see the local customs. Then go to Pingjiang Road,which is one of the best preserved areas of the ancient city of Suzhou. Pingjiang Road has looked almost the same since the Tang and Song Dynasties, and has maintained its vitality.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Zhouzhuang Water Town, Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300 China

    Next go to the China's N0.1 water town which is about an hour drive from Suzhou.Zhouzhuang lies in between Shanghai and Suzhou, within Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province. It is full of rivers and lakes and is thought by many to be the best water town in China. This ancient town has a history of more than 900 years,  and contains many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are about 100 houses with courtyards, and 60 of them have arch gateways made by carved bricks.Zhouzhuang encompasses the beauties of all other water towns in China—old bridges, traditional buildings and small streets on the banks of waterways.End of the trip and back to your hotel in Shanghai.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Shanghai, China

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Shanghai hotels


    • Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Rickshaw fee
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide and driver
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
    • Entry/Admission - Pingjiang Road
    • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Water Town
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
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