Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour from Shanghai
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.
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.
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