Private Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village including Humble Administrator's Garden from Shanghai
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from $103.00
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This full day tour will give you an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful gardens in China, the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, as well as the water town Zhouzhuang. It covers about 52,000 sq. meters, and is the largest and most well-known of Suzhou’s famous gardens. Its unique design, ethereal beauty, and enduring cultural significance have seen it proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also have the chance to enjoy the beautiful view of the water town Zhouzhuang on the cruise.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Shanghai, China , China
  • 9 hours
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A very good tour the only issue was timing. It was a national holiday so traffic was crazy and the garden was packed. The guide Thomas was very good and managed to get us round and we had a great day.
Thanks so much


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what to expect

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city centre at 8am, and your driver will transfer you to Suzhou (approx. 2 hours).

Suzhou is also called the Venice of the East and China’s garden city. It is renown for its waterside architecture, with many areas still preserving the network of canals and waterways that used to crisscross the city. However, Suzhou’s greatest claim to fame, more so than its canals, is its classical gardens. These splendid gardens date back to the Ming dynasty and have since been regarded as paragons of Chinese classical garden design.

During this tour you will visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, the largest and most well known of Suzhou’s famous gardens. Its unique design, ethereal beauty, and enduring cultural significance have seen it proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then you will follow your guide to visit the Silk factory to see the process of making silk products and you will have a traditional Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.

The tour will continue visiting Zhouzhuang Water Town, where you will board a Chinese-style gondola to cruise the town's beautiful waterways. Zhouzhuang's simple, well-preserved architecture dates back more than 900 years. The majority of residences were built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, and nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways are still in use. In this water village, locals live their life on the waterways, continuing to carry out everyday activities on the water, from washing clothes to shopping from vendors in boats.

After this, you will be transferred back to your hotel at Shanghai city centre

inclusions and exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service (hotel in Shanghai city center)
  • Professional and friendly local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to the sites as per the itinerary
  • Traditional Chinese lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Instant Confirmation
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Hotel details are required when book this tour (hotel should in Shanghai city centre)
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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