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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour from Shanghai 8 Hours, Shanghai (SHALC-89)

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour from Shanghai


  • Walk on the stone pavement with ancient buildings in Zhouzhuang for its long history
  • Enjoy a Chinese gondola on Zhouzhuang’s canal for the charming town
  • Visit Suzhou Lingering Garden for 2 hours – one of Suzhou Four Great Gardens
  • Take a 40-minute rickshaw ride through Suzhou old Streets for a real Suzhou
  • Have a local authentic lunch

Tour Description

This is a private day tour including a private English-speaking guide and an experienced local driver. The private car is clean and air-conditioned. As the tour is private, the departure date is chosen by you.

Usually your guide will contact you the night before your departure date. In the morning at around 8:00 in your hotel lobby, your guide will be waiting there on time and the car is outside the hotel ready for you.


Zhouzhuang Water Town

First your guide will take you to Zhouzhuang, a 90 minutes drive away from downtown Shanghai. Then visit Zhouzhuang Water Town for several attractions and take the Chinese gondola through the canal.

Zhouzhuang Water Town (2 h- 2 1/2 h): As one of Jiangnan Six Great Ancient Towns in China, Zhouzhuang enjoys the greatest reputation and is even rated as China’s No.1 Water Town. You will visit Shen House and Zhang House for local culture, architecture, furniture and some interesting stories about ancient China. Bizzar Tower, Twin Bridges and Fu’an Bridge are also the must-see.

Chinese Gondola on Zhouzhuang’s canal (20 min): This is a must-do whenever you visit a water town. Sit on the boat while listening to the boatman singing if lucky.



Next you will head to Suzhou for an hour by car. Have a local lunch for authentic local food and get some refreshment. Continue on to have a leisure walk in Lingering Garden and explore the old streets by a rickshaw.

Lingering Garden (1 1/2 h – 2 h): It is one of the most important gardens in Suzhou. One can see everything they expect for a classical Chinese garden. Though most Suzhou gardens look very similar, Guan Yuan Feng (Cloud-Crowned Peak) make Lingering Garden unique, the landmark of the garden. You might also find all garbage bins are interesting and lovely as they are all designed in blue and white porcelain style.

Rickshaw Ride (40 min): It is an interesting way to explore Suzhou through old streets and local markets. You will see real daily life of local people.

When the tour finishes, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Shanghai at around 17:00.

Important Info

  • Operates: daily
  • Departure point: Hotels in  Shanghai
  • Return details: returns to the original departure point
  • Languages: English|German |French|Spanish|Russian|Italian (The price is based on an English-speaking guide. Extra fees apply if you need a guide with another language)
  • The price of this tour will rise during the China National Day holiday (September 30th to October 7th) and Chinese New Year holiday.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 People 2 - 3 People 4 - 5 People 6 - 9 People 10 - 16 People
$ 310 $ 189 $ 142 $ 120 $ 95

What’s included?

  • Necessary transfers during the tour
  • A local private English-speaking guide
  • A private air-conditioned car or van, according to the size of your group number, with a local driver
  • Admission tickets to all listed attractions/activities/shows
  • Local meals listed in the itinerary

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your group only.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter within 24 hours of making your payment.
  • Your guide will contact you in the evening (Your guide will call you at around 18:00. If you missed your guide’s phone call, he or she will send you a short message) before your tour and confirm the exact pick-up time according to your preference.
  • Your guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby on the tour date at the appointed time.
  • The meal (if included) is in a Chinese restaurant and your guide will help you order the dishes according to your taste.
  • There is absolutely no forced shopping.
  • An extra fee applies if you need to be picked up or dropped off from/to airports or cruise terminals.

from US $ 189 p/p

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