5-day Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Tour

5-day Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Tour

Tour Code: IFH-S-07

Tour days: 5 Days

Immerse yourself in city and water town life: tour Shanghai's landmarks, explore Suzhou's private garden, art and history, and discover the beautiful Zhouzhuang Water Town.


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DAY 1 Shanghai

Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

Activities for today: airport transfer

Tour guide & driver service: Today our guide will hold a sign of our logo "Ice Festival + your name" to meet you at the arrival hall of Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

DAY 2 Shanghai

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai World Financial Center, Xintiandi, the Bund.

Tour guide & driver service:

After breakfast, drive to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall which shows the past and the future of Shanghai and offers an overall view of the city.

Next, move on to the Shanghai World Financial Center which is 492 meters high, the 4th highest building in the world, for a panorama view of Shanghai City from the Floor 100 standing on the glass-floor.We will visit 94th, 97th and 100th floors.If you get a bit peckish there are restaurants that you can dine at during the day.

Then have a stroll in Xintiandi, a new landmark in Shanghai combining old Shanghai and modern Shanghai. Many fancy restaurants and shops are there.

Later, walk along the Bund on the west bank of the Huangpu River to appreciate the contrasting charm of the Bund and Pudong District.

DAY 3 Shanghai/Suzhou

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou Embrodidery Institution, Suzhou old town area by rickshaw, the ancient canal by motor boat

Tour guide & driver service:

Morning your Shanghai guide and driver will escort you to the train station for the high speed train to Suzhou. After 30-minute train ride, your Suzhou guide will meet you at the exit of Suzhou train station.

Your first stop will be the Humble Administrator's Garden. It is the biggest and the most famous garden of Four Great Suzhou Gardens. This garden museum is very interesting so listen as your expert guide shares stories about the garden and its history. You will also visit Suzhou Embroidery Institution for the procedure of the production and demonstration of Su Embroidery.

After lunch (arrange on your own at a local restaurant), take a rickshaw ride through the old streets and alleys in Suzhou which includes a local market and bird & flower market. This offers an insight of the life of the locals.

Later, take a motor boat on the ancient canal to enjoy the cityscape for about 20 minutes.

DAY 4 Suzhou/Zhouzhuang/Shanghai

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour guide & driver service:

After breakfast, your Suzhou guide and driver will take you to Zhouzhuang Water Town to see the ancient stone bridges, tree-line stone alleys, winding canals and buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasty.

Upon arrival, stroll over the Fu'an Bridge, which is the only bridge that connects two buildings. Then on to the Twin Bridge, also called as Key Bridge because one hole in the bridge is round and the other is square. This resembles a key used in ancient times.

On to the Former Residence of Shan Wansan who was a legendary businessman during the Qing Dynasty. This classic residence and its furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and its furniture are influenced by the water town culture. Close by is Shen’House built by Shen Benren, an outcast who became successful making his families rich and powerful.

See the Bizzare Tower where the walls appear to be floating in the air. The last event for the day is a boat ride, gliding the waterways to see the local people’s life and several old sites.

After sightseeing, you will be driven back to your Shanghai hotel from Zhouzhuang water town which takes about 1 hour.

DAY 5 Shanghai

Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

Activities for today: airport transfer

Driver service: Today, your Shanghai driver will escort you to the airport for your homebound flight.


Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. "B" stands for Chinese or western breakfast at your hotel. "L" for Chinese Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner at local Chinese restaurant. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private Transfers:
Between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private Transfers:
Between hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
As outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotels:
Service includes standard rooms for your tour group.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry / Exit Airfare or train tickets..
Visa Fees; Trip Insurance; Credit Card Processing Fee;.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities and sightseeing.
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Hotels:
Your arrangement.

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