Explore the delicate beauty of Zhouzhuang water village and Suzhou on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Begin your tour in Zhouzhuang, ‘Venice of the East’, and stop by some classic highlights such as Shen House, Twin Bridges, Taoist Sanctuary, Nanhu Park and Qufu Pagoda. Continue your tour in Suzhou and try an authentic local cuisine followed by exploring the Lingering Garden, one of the beautiful gardens that were listed as the UNESCO World Heritage, and some picturesque canals as well as some beautiful stone bridges of Shantang.

Itinerary

Zhouzhuanng is one of the most well-known water townships in China. It has a fascinating culture background as well as some well-preserved ancient residential houses and watery views, known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Start your journey by visiting this historical town, then the Twin Bridges, followed by a close touch of a luxury house of Shenwansan, the richest person of Zhouzhuang back in Ming Dynasty. There’s also the beautiful Taoist Sanctuary, Nanhu Park, and Quanfu Pagoda on your visiting list.

Next we will visit Suzhou, a city with historical significance and beautiful gardens. We will have a classic lunch in the most famous Suzhou Cuisine restaurant and there we will try some authentic local food and have a small rest to be prepared for our later exploration.

Now is time for the must go Shantang where you will see a very old local lifestyle over the canals and bridges we encounter.

Afterwards we will visit the famous garden, the Lingering Garden. Together with other classical gardens in Suzhou, they were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Experience the local authentic musical art of Pingtan and Guqin, which were stored as two UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Arts.

We will be happy to show you more if there’s enough time left since it’s a private tour. At the end of this tour our driver will send you back to your hotel in Shanghai or anywhere in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang area if you want to see more of these beautiful places.

For a group that has more than 4 pax, please contact us for more information.

Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • All entrance fee
  • A delicious Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Any attractions/activities/shows that are not listed in the itinerary

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Departure time is flexible from 7am to 9am.
  • Please specify your preferred pickup time upon booking
Departure point
The lobby of your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
Departure time
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Duration
5 hours (approx.)
1 Person Night Tour 5-hour tour starting with Huangpu river sightseeing cruise. Visit 2 famous bars and 1 night club. From USD  $299
2 Person Night Tour 5-hour tour starting with Huangpu river sightseeing cruise. Visit 2 famous bars and 1 night club. From USD  $169
3-4 Person Night Tour 5-hour tour starting with Huangpu river sightseeing cruise. Visit 2 famous bars and 1 night club. From USD  $159

For a group that has more than 4 pax, please contact us for more information.