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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration:  4 days, 3 nights
From the busy streets of Shanghai to the tranquil canals of Suzhou – you will have three-day’s worth of interesting activities and sightseeing experience enjoyed by tourists and locals alike, led by your own private guide. Experience the best of Shanghai as you explore the waterfront business district of the Bund, taste delicious 'xiaolong bao' (a local delicacy of steamed dumplings), and enjoy the breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Show. Discover the natural beauty of Suzhou with a boat ride on its canals and sightseeing tours of its scenic gardens and ancient streets.

Highlights

  • 3-day private tour of Suzhou and Shanghai including the Bund and French Concession
  • Walk the busy Shanghai streets from Nanjing Road to the waterfront area, the Bund
  • Visit the Shanghai French Concession and learn about the city’s historical relationship with the West
  • Escape the busy Shanghai metropolitan area on a tour of the Yu Garden
  • Experience the Shanghai lifestyle by dining on traditional Shanghai dumplings and seeing a performance of the Shanghai Acrobatic Show
  • Discover daily life by the waterside on a boat ride through Suzhou’s Grand Canal
  • Enjoy Suzhou’s environmental and historical setting at the Humble Administrator’s Garden and Pan Men (Coiled Gate)

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Shanghai and Suzhou Private Tour including the Bund

Boats on the Suzhou Canal

Your all-inclusive tour is complete with meals as indicated in itinerary, three nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, all necessary transportations to and from site locations, a roundtrip train ride from Shanghai to Suzhou and admission to all attractions listed in your itinerary. Additionally, having your own private guide will give you a more personalized experience and in-depth knowledge of the East China’s diverse characteristics.

Experience Shanghai’s active lifestyle on a guided tour that will take you through Nanjing Road to the Bund, the Yu Garden and French Concession. Try the delicious Shanghai delicacy of steamed dumplings (xiaolong bao) and enjoy a breathtaking nighttime entertainment of the Shanghai Acrobatic Show. On a trip to Suzhou, explore its beautiful environment with a boat ride on the Grand Canal and with a scenic guided tour of the Humble Administrator’s Garden and Suzhou’s well-known Pan Men (Coiled Gate).

Please see Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.

Itinerary

As this is a private tour, the time of day you eat your meals is flexible, depending on when you finish your sightseeing and guided tours. Breakfast is usually served in your hotels and other meals will be enjoyed at local restaurants where you can enjoy local delicacies.

Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai (D)
Upon arrival in Shanghai, be picked up and transported to the hotel for check-in and orientation about the tour. Then, enjoy dinner in a popular local restaurant before calling it a night back at the hotel or exploring Shanghai on your own.

Overnight: Yun's Paradise in Shanghai or comparable hotel

Day 2 Shanghai (B, L, D)
Activities: Nanjing Road, the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai Old Street, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Acrobatic Show

Shanghai is a bustling city of commerce, media, fashion, technology and culture. Experience the excitement that comes from this on a guided tour from Nanjing Road to the Bund. Learn from your guide about the history of the buildings and the structures that line the waterfront area of the Bund.

Explore the beauty of Chinese gardens on a visit to the Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden). On a walk around the park, enjoy the tranquil environment formed by scenic rockeries, striking pavilions and towers and picturesque ponds.

Find Paris right in the middle of Shanghai when you visit the former French Concession. This area of Shanghai shows the push and pull between both old and new and local and foreign. While there has been a trend towards development the past few years, many areas of the site still retain their old antique charm. Enjoy a unique urban experience as you explore old locales like hidden brick courtyards, old French villas and Art Deco structures one minute and then step into modern areas with new boutiques, galleries and restaurants the next.

After a delectable lunch of Shanghai dumplings (xiaolong bao), spend your afternoon on a guided tour of the Shanghai Museum. It currently houses a collection of over 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art ranging from bronze and ceramic sculptures to calligraphy art and paintings. At present, it is divided into ten sections with different exhibitions that show superlative works of art unique to the country.

End your day with an amazing evening entertainment of the Shanghai Acrobatic Show. Enjoy this fantastic display of Chinese performing arts culture, filled with gravity-defying acts, contortionism, juggling, unicycling and all-around mind-blowing stunts.

Overnight: Yun's Paradise in Shanghai or comparable hotel

Day 3 Suzhou (B, L, D)
Activities: Boat ride on Grand Canal, Humble Administrator’s Garden, Coiled Gate

Board a morning train to Suzhou for a fun-filled day of sightseeing around the city. See waterside views on a boat ride on the Grand Canal. Your boat voyage will also take you to smaller canals where you will witness how locals live their life by the waterway.

Then, your guide will take you to visit one of the largest and most renowned classical gardens in Suzhou – the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Explore its natural landscape of small forests, rock formations, hills and streams. Marvel at the sophisticated temples, pavilions and bridges built in the Ming style.

Walk with your guide to the Panmen Scenic Area to see the Pan Men (Coiled Gate), which is Suzhou’s only remaining city gate. Built in 514 BC, it is a pioneering work in the history of architecture, complete with a land gate, a water gate and a gate tower.

After a whole day of touring Suzhou, take a late afternoon train to Shanghai, where a private transport will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Yun's Paradise in Shanghai or comparable hotel

Day 4 (B)
After breakfast, you will be transported by private vehicle to the either the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport or Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight home.

Please note: If requiring transport to any location other than the airport, please advise at time of booking.
From USD $ 440.00

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