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Tour Code: sh-5

Departure Date: Daily

Features: Private Tour Guide     Private Car & Driver     Authentic Local Restaurants

Overview

Combine the excitement of Shanghai's vitality and busyness with the beauty and tranquility of Suzhou's Canals and Gardens to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • The Bund
  • Yuyuan Market
  • Humble Administrators Garden
  • Lingering Garden
  • Rickshaw ride

Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai, China! Our guide will greet you at the airport holding a board with your name on it and a 40 minutes drive by our comfortable private van will take you to your hotel. The rest of day is free for you to explore.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 
Day 2Shanghai

Today is a full day tour of Shanghai's key sites. Visit Jade Buddha Templewith two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma, along with many other cultural relics. You will see monks there and if lucky see Buddhist ceremonies. Then have a stroll in The French Concession, which is believed to be the most beautiful area in Shanghai with tranquility and romance.

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall will be the next stop. It showcases the city's history and development as well as future planning through exhibitions, videos and models.

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Shanghai World Financial Center which is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The observation deck at 474 meters (1,555 feet) above the ground provides a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

The last but not least highlight is the Bund which is the landmark of Shanghai. Dotted with 52 well-preserved European style buildings, the bund provides an exotic view alongside with its embankment along Huangpu River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Home's Restaurant
  • Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 
Day 3Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. G7048 (Shanghai Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 09:33 - Arr 10:07,Suzhou to Shanghai by Train No. G7145 (Suzhou Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 19:36 - Arr 20:08

Take a bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou in the morning. A 30 minutes train ride will take you to China's Garden City Suzhou. Humble Administrators Garden and Lingering Garden are two of the four most famous gardens in China together with Summer Palace in Beijing and the Mountain Resort in Chengde. Humble Administrators Garden is representative of the Ming Dynasty building style with unique designs and ethereal beauty while Lingering Garden possessing typical Qing dynasty style, is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, various sizes and shapes, and colors of the buildings.

After lunch, take a rickshaw ride through the old neighborhoods and get an insight into local people's life.

Take advantage of your free time in Suzhou and be transferred to Suzhou railway station afterwards to board on the train back to Shanghai.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Yangyang Dumpling Restaurant
  • Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 
Day 4Shanghai Departure

You will be transferred to the airport and your Shanghai tour ends.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person in US Dollars

We use different hotels for different tour classes while the itinerary is the same. Deluxe Class is usually staying at a 5-start hotel, Superior Class at a 4-start hotel and Tourist Class at a 3-start level hotel. The prices for one person are based on sharing twin hotel rooms with another guest. A supplement is necessary if you want to book single rooms. And the prices may rise during national holidays, such as the National Day (September 30th to October 6th) and Chinese New Year (late January or early February)

$ USD
Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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What's Included & Excluded

What’s included?

  • Entrance fees to attractions Listed above
  • Private tour guide and driver throughout the tour, except on a Yangtze cruise ship
  • Authentic local meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service charge & government taxes
  • Travel insurance

Our Guides and Vehicles

China Travel Guides

Excellent Local Guides

All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture and more. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town.

China Travel Private Cars

Private Car and Driver

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons and small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons.

We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained (not over 4 years) and always very clean. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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