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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Highlights
  • Visit two famous water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
  • Cruise in a gondola, visit a silk factory, and see the Grand Canal
  • Explore one of Suzhou’s UNESCO-World-Heritage–listed gardens
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai
US$134.99
Overview

The water village of Zhouzhuang can be tricky to reach independently—unless, of course, you speak Chinese. Take life easy on this convenient day tour that includes not only Zhouzhuang but the historic center of Suzhou, a canal city famous for silk. Besides a gondola ride and a silk factory tour, visit the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden and savor a Chinese lunch.

What to Expect

After pickup from your central Shanghai hotel, learn about the city known as “the Venice of the East” as you travel towards Suzhou. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese garden design. Visit the ancient city wall, stroll by the Grand Canal, visit a 14th-century silk factory, then savor a delicious Chinese lunch.

Hop back in your vehicle and travel to the quaint little town of Zhouzhuang, with its winding waterways and charming houses. Learn how the town’s history dates back almost 1,000 years as you cruise the canals in a traditional Chinese gondola. Finally, your guide will drop you back at your hotel.

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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
very close very unique

might you not make it to Wuzhen take a small trip near the city and feel the unique atmosphere of medieval China

Thank geo k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Mediocre experience

As mentioned in many other reviews, most of the time on this tour is spent in the car. Apparently the tour company does not try to coordinate hotel pickups to be in close proximity to one another. The guide, “Tom,” was nice and enthusiastic with...More

1  Thank Joe9417
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Mediocre day trip

The day trip was fine in the sense that we saw everything they said we would see. There were a couple of key problems that really detracted from our experience though. 1- the full trip was about 11.5 hours, of which 7 were spent driving,...More

9  Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Pleasantly surprised

It was amazing cultural experience to those who are looking to do something cultural and I loved that they had a good variety of souvenirs shops that are cheaper than in Shanghai city.

2  Thank Maria19860000
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile
Great tour, but mediocre lunch and want more time in Zhouzhuang

The tour was very good. Our guide was very informative, he had a lot to say and he spoke English well. The guided tour through the Master of Nets Garden was great, and we felt very supported having a knowledgeable guide take us through this...More

4  Thank misshazeyeyed
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