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This one day tour brings you from Shanghai to Suzhou - "Venice of the East", celebrated around the world for its elegant gardens – perfect combinations of water, stones, plants and different kinds of buildings with literary allusions. Next to Suzhou, Zhouzhuang is a peaceful and secluded ancient water town.

Visit the Master of the Nets Garden

Visit the famous Pan Gate

Research silk products at No.1 Silk Factory

Visit the ancient Zhouzhuang Water Town

Convenient pick-up and drop-off

  

Travel type:   Join-in Bus Tour with shared guide and vehicle      Included shopping arrangements

Departure: Daily, except national holiday.

Group size: Max 30 people

Guide: English-speaking guide

Pick-up & Drop-off point: Appointed hotels in downtown area

Pick-up & Drop-off time: 08:15-09:15 / 18:15-19:15

Price: 130USD / person

Day

AM: Pick up from the appointed places and we will drive directly to Suzhou, the city is well known for its resplendent gardens and beautiful scenery. In Suzhou you will first visit the Master of the Nets Garden, it is the smallest among the four most famous classic gardens in Suzhou, yet it is the most impressive, thanks to the architect who used its limited space smartly to create the illusion of a much larger area. Have a leisure walk along the Grand Canal, which is also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the earliest and the longest artificial river in the world. Then visit the only remaining ancient city gate in China with both a lower water entrance and an upper land entrance - Pan Gate. 

PM: After lunch you can research silk products at No.1 Silk Factory, with a history of more than 80 years, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. The high-grade filature silk made in the factory has won the national gold medal. Later, we drive around 45mins to Zhouzhuang Water Town. 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.You can take a relaxing cruise to experience the small water town (optional).

After today's sightseeing, you will be transferred back to Shanghai and dropped off at the appointed places, and you can go back to hotel on your own.


Additional info:

• Free pick-up & drop-off from hotels: Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel / Grand Hyatt Shanghai / Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre / The Portman Ritz-Carlton

• The tour does not include any river cruise/boat ride, if have interest, we highly recommend you purchase on your own.


 Booking Policy: 

• Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.

• Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip.We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card for this trip.

• Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel 48 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 48 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.

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What's included

  • Entrance tickets
  • Air-conditioned tour coach
  • Shared English Speaking guide
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chinese lunch
  • River cruise fee
  • Tips to guide and driver (RMB20-30/person)

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