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Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour

by Gray Line Shanghai
per adult Price is $135
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Chance to explore 2 waterside villages—Suzhou & Zhouzhuang

Grand Canal in Suzhou, known as the Venice of the East

Ancient art at the Silk Factory

Zhouzhuang's Ming & Qing Dynasty courtyards & archways

Boat ride down snaking waterways & under historic bridges

Highlights

Chance to explore 2 waterside villages—Suzhou & Zhouzhuang

Grand Canal in Suzhou, known as the Venice of the East

Ancient art at the Silk Factory

Zhouzhuang's Ming & Qing Dynasty courtyards & archways

Boat ride down snaking waterways & under historic bridges

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8:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 10h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $135, taxes included

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Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour

Activity Location

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • The Kunlun Jing’an Hotel

    250 Huashan Road

    Shanghai

  • Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

    88 West Nanjing Road

    Shanghai

  • The Westin Bund Center Shanghai

    88 Henan Central Road

    Shanghai

  • Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

    1288 Lujiazui Ring Road

    Shanghai


Description

Experience the rare opportunity to visit 2 traditional water villages on this enthralling guided tour leaving from Shanghai. Travel to the ancient settlement of Suzhou—commonly referred to as the Venice of the East—before journeying down the winding waterways of Zhouzhuang.

Enjoy a convenient pickup, sit back, and relax as you journey northwest to the canal-filled village of Suzhou. Being one of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, the city is characterized by its snaking canals, stone bridges, waterside pagodas, and garden architecture. Hop out of your vehicle and take a look around a city founded around 600 BC and now known as one of the top tourist attractions in China. Your tour takes you to several popular sights including the glorious Master of Nets Garden, the illuminating Silk Embroidery Research Institute, and on a walk along the side of the Grand Canal.

Enjoy lunch here before continuing to Zhouzhuang, about an hour's drive away. A famous water township, the city is well-known for having remarkably well-preserved ancient residential houses set upon the water. Pull you camera out and take some pictures of the classic courtyards and carved-brick archways built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. A traditional Chinese boat is your unique vehicle for a meandering ride down the city’s waterways. Admire the old-style bridges, historic dwellings, and religious architecture from the water before heading back to Shanghai.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang

  • Boat ride

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch (Chinese Food)

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from 4 meeting points

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages and drinks

  • Other personal expense

  • Gratuity


Know Before You Book

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from Hilton Shanghai, Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai and Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. Please arrange pickup from one of of the four meeting points when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by paying adults.

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by paying adults.


Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

4/5 Oct 31, 2018

Loved the sites , very worthwhile, vehicle to get there was terrible very rough and too crowded Complained with no response. Guide was formative but like all in China not as friendly as hoped