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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.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Master-of-Nets Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Jinghang Yunhe
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Panmen Gate
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Suzhou Silk Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Zhouzhuang Water Town
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 6
    Zhouzhuang Boat
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from Shanghai hotels (cruise port pickup not available). Your local operator will contact you a night before the travel date. Please advise your hotel name and your phone number at time of booking.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the city center
  • Boat tour in the water village
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Boat
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Suzhou is an easy 30 minute fast train ride form shanghai. We got a taxi to to Pananmen Gate, a must see. I don’t think many tourists get there as it’s not on travel group routes. A pagoda, Chinese buildings, a lake , gardens and a city wall, fortress adjoining the river. A very
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Not much to see in Suzou.Saw ancient house-silk factory and was left by the side of a canal with little information or interesting views.Zhouzuoung was a nice water village,but I felt it was a long day with little reward.The guide didnt seem too enthusiastic.
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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 the local eats. Guide was friendly and
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This is am interesting historical place that is now over run with tourists. The orginal life style of this town is long ago gone.
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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 my friend and family
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About the operator
By: Han Tang Tour Shanghai
London, United Kingdom
Better take a taxi
Afternoon tour: I was positively surprised to be the only person doing the tour, and so I had a private driver,
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Dorine M
It was amazing!
Tom our guide helped us and entertained us during the trip! He knew a lot about the history of China and Shanghai
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Neko Cruz
Shanghai Surprise
I have been to Shanghai several times, yet this day tour made me appreciate more the culture and the development
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A place full of excitement and beauty. Very spectacular and very special place. A city with special colors and
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Shanghai overview
Alena was terrific. She knows Shangahi. This is a full day excursion with walking. The Shanghai Art museum is
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Beautiful lights
I thought this was a great way to see the Shanghai skyline all lit up at night. It was very crowded on the boat,
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This was a unbelievable ride from the Airport to Downtown Shanghai. It took only 7 minutes at speeds of over 200
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Cesar A
Let's start because in China no tips are given and on the reservation they are already recommending to give them,
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Awesome nightline of Shanghai
The cruise was nice. The boat takes you along the Huangpu river, close enough to take great shots of the lights
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Jisun Yoon
Getting a nice overview, esp. for further visits
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and background of the places visited. No pushy sales at
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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