158 reviews of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai
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Reviewed by Jayasree S, November 2012
The tour is well organised. Frank, our guide was fantastic, giving us time to linger in shops and take photos. His commentary abt shanghai and its surrounding pretty good. I, personally, didnt like the water village much, very crowded. But I wud recommend this tour company for ur visit to shanghai.
Reviewed by Gary W, November 2012
This day trip was an OK way for us to fill an open day in our two-week China itinerary. We were told the operator couldn't pick us up at our hotel (the Yitel, Binhang District), so we had to take an early taxi ride closer in to downtown Shanghai. Hmm, apparently you don't want much of review - I'm
Reviewed by Mieke v, October 2012
great guide, wonderfull experience of different parts of China, Zhouzhuang water village, picture perfect.
Reviewed by Susan W, October 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and thoughtful.
Reviewed by E Barry H, October 2012
A great trip in a comfortable minivan. It was very good although at times some of the ladies felt it was a little rushed but I would certainly recommend it to anybody.
Reviewed by Debbie A, Malaysia, October 2012
Given that I can only say Hello and Thank You in Chinese this tour was a life saver. I would never have gotten to these areas and seen what I did purely as you need to be able to read the signs and communicate with the locals if you get lost.
The tour in Suzhou in both gardens was very quick, unfortunately due to the pace I did not listen to the guide explaining the history as I was busy trying to get some photos….I am a photo nut. However I am very glad I have seen them.
The only thing I would change would be the length of time we spent at the Silk Factory, personally for me the time allowed to shop was too long but I am sure there are others that thought it was too short.
I would have loved to have spent more time at Zhouzhuang, especially as the sun was starting the sun and the light was almost perfect.
I was taking this tour on my own so it was very good for me I had a fabulous time.
Reviewed by Danielle H, August 2012
This tour was very good and was a nice experience.Because those two cities are very unique I would have prefered to skip the museum in Suzhou (Shanghai Museum do the job wonderfully for this style of exibition) to have more time to stroll around. The boat tour was wonderful! It's a must. The lunch was perfect the place was very clean and the meal very good and tasty. The service of Viator was great, the bus was there on time at our hotel and the guide, Frank, did a marvelous job, he knows what he is talking about and he is very polite. The little bus was comfortable , clean and cool. I recommand this tour , it is a wonderful escapade from the "tumult" of Shanghai.
Reviewed by Alec W, July 2012
Good trip, but lunch detailed as"traditional Chinese lunch" was a Western buffet-filling, but low quality, and not Chinese.
More time at the Water Village, and less time at the Silk factory, would provide a better balance.
Guide who was sound, would be better if she clearly articulated the departure time and location, when alighting the bus. Not everyone wants a full on commentary, and this would allow those doing their own thing, to be accountable for being at departure point on time.
Reviewed by Kevin Sampels, June 2012
This was a pretty good tour but not the most interesting sights to see. I love history and beautiful settings but, somehow, this area just didn't seem very impressive...and it is quite a distance from Shanghai...lots of time in the bus.
Reviewed by Mazza, United Kingdom, April 2012
A reasonably good trip which takes you out of modern day Shanghai to the countryside and ancient towns. Meal was fair but we had had better on excursions with Viator.
Reviewed by Gopika J N, April 2012
The tour is very informative but i think that the tourguide, like the other companies should wear a micorphone like the other tourguides as itwas really difficult to hear him.
Also i think that you need to give more time in Zhouzhuang Water Village.
Reviewed by Aaron S, April 2012
Alot of very nice ancient buildings and water gardens. Very nice scenery, but the tour felt a bit rushed. Maybe in the future I would like to see a 2 day tour offered that also includes Hangzhou.
Reviewed by Kimberly P, March 2012
Very nice! Had a wonderful time. Our guide was awesome. However our driver was sick during the drive. He coughed and hacked the entire drive which was a lil much. Overall, still had a good time.
Reviewed by Christopher B, December 2011
Nice relaxing day. If the weather is good, you should get great photos.
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