Before or after your cruise voyage, take a private Shanghai highlights tour in 3 days to explore this incredible metropolis which is actually a historically and cultural rich place. Accompanied your local guide, discover the past, present and future of the city and China, and make an extension trip to Suzhou. 'Venice of the East', Suzhou features the best traditional Chinese garden and ancient water towns in China. Witness yourself the amazing traditional dwellings and bridges and the real local life.

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Upon your arrival at the port of Shanghai, you will be greeted by your private tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit. There are two cruise ports in Shanghai, so accurate information regarding the name of your cruise, the port you will stop, the date of arrival is very important. With the window view, you will be transferred to the hotel booked in prior. After a short rest in hotel (early check-in is subject to room availability), with accompany of your private guide, you will begin a essential Shanghai city tour. At first, you will visit Yu Garden, the best classic garden in Shanghai that should not be missed. Later go forward to visit French concession and Xintiandi, to travel back to the old times of Shanghai. Wander along the Bund to see the “museum of architecture” before transfer back hotel.

  You May Want to Know  

  • There are two international cruise terminals in Shanghai, one is Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal (吴淞口国际邮轮港), the other is Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal (上海港国际客运中心). Please make sure that you offer the correct information regarding cruise port to us.
Classic Shanghai Tour

No doubt, Suzhou is a beautiful and more introverted neighbor of Shanghai. This morning, with the escort of your guide, head off to Suzhou by a driving around 2hrs. The first stop in Suzhou is the Master of the Nets Garden, which is the smallest classic garden in Suzhou, but shows the designer’s talent in using of space. The second stop is Panmen Gate, a part of the ancient wall of Suzhou. You will see land gates and water gates in this area. The third stop is the Suzhou part of Grand Canal, the oldest canal in the world. This will give you a chance to get close to local people’s leisure life. Drive around 30 minutes, you will reach a historic water town - Tongli. Stone bridges and well preserved houses here show you a different face of China. Sailing down a small river by a small boat is a nice way to see the unique water town. Return Shanghai after the slow pace visit in Tongli.

Meal: B, L

Suzhou Garden Tour

At an appropriate time, you will be privately transferred to airport for your next destination.


  • Experience the truer high speed by taking 8 minutes Maglev train between Longyang Station and Pudong airport.

Extend the Tour

Suzhou: home to the UNESCO-protected China Classic Gardens and several amazing ancient water towns. Allow yourself 1-2 days to explore Suzhou for: Humble Administrator's GardenZhouzhuang, Panmen Gate.

Huangshan: it appeals to world travelers with Yellow Mountain and the picturesque Hongcun and Xidi villages. Add 2-4 days to Huangshan for hiking Yellow Mountain and unique culture experience.

Hangzhou: a cultural city with beautiful landscape and ultimate modern convenience. Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai to discover West Lake, Wuzhen Water Town, Longjing Tea Farmunmanned supermarket.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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