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Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour

by Gray Line Shanghai
per adult Price is $135
Duration: 10h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees 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 18 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

4/5 Nov 5, 2019

周荘がとても古き良き中国を感じられて良かったです。舟に揺られて街を散策するのは良い思い出になりました。蘇州をもう少し観光出来たらよかったように思います。個人的には製糸工場への見学はなくてもよかったです。

5/5 Oct 8, 2019

Pickup is easy from 4 major hotels in central locations. Bruce was equally knowledgeable and engaging, teaching while entertaining. The House of the Master of the Nets is a busy landmark, so the smaller group experience really helped manage moving in between the crowd. Lunch was really good, providing an assortment of local flavour, although options are limited if you are vegetation (as is the case with most local restaurants). We got an hour of free time in Zhouzhuang after the canal ride to take in the shops in the old town. You could even tip the boatmen to sing, for a much more romantic experience than Venice gondolas.

5/5 Sep 27, 2019

The tour to Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village was well organized and on time. I enjoyed the different venues. Lunch was provided but as I cannot eat food with Msg, the tour guide gracefully called the restaurant to accommodate my dietary problem and ordered 2 dishes w/o Msg. It was tasteful; however, I wonder if other vegetarian dishes could have been cooked w/o Msg as well. All in all I enjoyed this tour very much. I totally reccommend this tour.