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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and key Shanghai highlights. First, explore the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao by boat and foot, and savor a local lunch. Then, spend the afternoon discovering Shanghai: the 16th-century Yu Garden, the Bund, and the Shanghai Tower. Upgrade to include a Shanghai dinner.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00 USD
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang One Day Tour from Shanghai

Spare yourself the time and hassle of Chinese public transport with this convenient guided tour that covers two picturesque water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. In Suzhou, discover the Master-of-Nets Garden, the old city wall at Panmen Gate, and a silk mill. In Zhouzhuang, admire attractions like the celebrated Double Bridges. Tour includes a local restaurant lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00 USD
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Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai

The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, and optional upgrades to include lunch, entrance fees, and more.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$80.00 USD
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Appreciate China’s provincial delights during a full-day tour of two charming traditional towns from Shanghai. Escape the metropolitan mayhem of the city and see how daily life has remained unchanged in these quaint and ancient enclaves. With an accomplished guide, stroll amid the botanical beauty of Suzhou’s gorgeous gardens; cruise along the winding waterways of Zhozhuang on a Chinese-style gondola; and appease an appetite for authenticity with a delicious Chinese lunch in a rustic restaurant. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your shanghai hotel on this enriching tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.99 USD
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Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

The dream-like beauty of West Lake led to Hangzhou's nickname as the "Heavenly City." Tour Hangzhou's top attractions, including the West Lake area and the Meijiawu Tea Farm, alongside a private guide on this day trip from Shanghai, which includes transportation and optional tour upgrades for lunch and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$95.00 USD
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see on this private 10-hour tour of Hangzhou. Work with your guide to customize your itinerary, and see famous spots, such as Meijiawu Tea Village, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, Liuhe Pagoda, and Longjing Village. Go on a boat ride on West Lake, see Chinese monks at Lingyin Temple, or even taste snakes on Hefang Street. This tour includes round-trip bullet-train tickets.
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
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$130.81 USD
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In-depth Wuzhen Water Town Private Tour from Shanghai

Travel to 1,300-year-old Wuzhen water town from Shanghai. To see the difference between its site attractions of East Gate and West Gate. Get a full overview of Wuzhen and appreciate the history and local culture. Stroll around the canals, bridges, and Ming-era houses. Enjoy a local tasty lunch or dinner right by the river based on your tour departure time. All entrance fees, boat ride, professional private guide and transfer service are also included.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00 USD
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Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

Escape the bustle of modern Shanghai and enjoy a relaxing day in small-town China during this all-inclusive day trip to Suzhou, a picturesque riverside city famed for its centuries-old heritage. The Trip include a round-trip bullet train ticket. Upgrade your tour with all-inclusive package which offers a complimentary traditional Chinese lunch, a scenic boat ride along the Grand Canal, and a private rickshaw ride through history-packed Pingjiang Road.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$81.00 USD
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Mini Group: One-Day Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Water Town Tour from Shanghai

Explore two of China’s water towns on this Zhouzhuang and Jinxi day trip from Shanghai. Discover Zhouzhuang, a canal-woven settlement considered one of the world’s most beautiful towns. Ride a gondola to see the waterfront bustle and view three courtyard houses. After lunch, continue to quieter, 2000-year-old Jinxi, famous for its 36 bridges and especially photogenic in the afternoon light. Air-conditioned transport, lunch, town admission fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00 USD
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Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Shanghai City Highlights

Explore the water town of Zhujiajiao and Shanghai highlights on this private 8-hour tour. Travel to Zhujiajiao, an ancient town of canals and Ming- and Qing-dynasty buildings, and enjoy a gondola ride. After a classic Shanghai lunch or dinner (optional), experience your favorite city attractions or activities based on your time frame, such as The Bund, Yu Garden Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Huangpu river cruise and etc.. Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Shanghai included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00 USD
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$75.00 USD
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Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Tour

Witness the winding waterways of Zhujiajiao, an ancient and alluring water village, on a 4-hour tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, see legendary landmarks like the five-arch bridge that spans the Cao Gang River and gain fascinating insight into the pivotal role Zhujiajiao played in China’s industrial surge. Learn the complex art of silk making during a demonstrative workshop; meander the quaint canals of the town on a boat; and visit two sacred temples during your enriching exploration from Shanghai.       
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$99.00 USD
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Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town Private Full Day Trip from Shanghai with Lunch and Dinner

Say goodbye to language hassles and hello to two of southern China’s most beautiful ancient water towns on this door-to-door private full-day trip from Shanghai. Spend the day in 1,300-year-old Wuzhen: stroll cobbled paths and ancient bridges, enjoy a leisurely cruise, and feast on a local lunch. Then transfer to historic Xitang for a spectacular sunset, a riverside dinner, and a walk through timeless streets by moonlight.
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00 USD
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Day Tour of Picturesque Hangzhou

Tour the scenic cultural highlights of Hangzhou on a full-day coach tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. You'll take a 1-hour boat ride on West Lake and visit Lingyin Temple, a Meijiawu tea plantation, and Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda). Learn about Chinese history and architecture while you explore each landmark.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.19 USD
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Private Day Trip of Beijing from Shanghai by Flight with Lunch and Transfer

Explore the impressive highlights of Beijing such as Mutianyu Great wall and summer palace from your Shanghai's hotel lobby, airport transfer Service, domesitc flights, private guide, private van, entrance fees of sites, Mutianyu cable charge and Chinese lunch are included.
  • Duration: 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$782.00 USD
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Nanjing Tour: Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum Ming Tombs and Nanjing Massacre Hall

This tour will take you to more than just Nanjing’s top iconic sights, including the Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum, the UNESCO recognized Ming Tombs and the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.00 USD
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Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Experience the historical highlights of Beijing during a fascinating full-day trip from Shanghai by air. Disregard time constraints with this convenient sightseeing experience, that allows you to see all of Beijing’s incredible landmarks in just one day. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover the ancient mysteries of the Forbidden City and visit the ancient wonder of the Great Wall of China. Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel on this time-efficient and enriching tour.Note: Forbidden City is closed on every Monday, and if your travel day is on Monday, you will be offered an alternative Beijing attraction option
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$810.00 USD
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Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Suzhou on a private full-day tour. It's the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick three or four attractions, perhaps a classical garden of Suzhou, the boat ride on the ancient canals, a Buddhist pagoda, the Suzhou museum or local opera, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense, upgrade to tour with first class train ticket at time of booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.40 USD
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Hangzhou Private Tour to Wuzhen Water Town with Lunch or Dinner

Travel to 1,300-year-old Wuzhen water town from Hangzhou. Get a great overview of Wuzhen and appreciate the history and local culture. Stroll around the canals, bridges, and Ming-era houses. Enjoy a local tasty lunch right by the river. Entrance fee, boat ride, professional private guide and transfer service are also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00 USD
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Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai

Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Hangzhou, a city shrouded in history and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, gain fascinating insight into China’s most esteemed tea at Meijiawu Tea Village; cruise on the idyllic and inspirational West Lake; and marvel at the alluring architecture of the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Explore the historical highlights and cultural delights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city on this all-inclusive tour, during which lunch, round-trip transportation and entrance fees are complimentary.  
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.99 USD
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Qiantang River Tidal Bore Watching Day Tour

Qiantang River Tidal Bore is one of the largest tidal bores in the world which reaches the most spectacular on the eighteenth day of the eighth month on Chinese lunar calendar. To watch the 9-meter tidal waves, you can choose the best locations in Haining city, about 50 kilometers from Hangzhou. The world-famous Qiantang Tidal Bore, or the Haining tide, created by the gravity from the moon and the rotation of the Earth, has been hailed as marvelous spectacle. It is a tradition for people living around the Qiantang River to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by eating moon-cakes and enjoying the sight of the tide.Haining is traditionally deemed as the best place to watch the marvel, since it offers the best view of the tide water rapidly rising and surging. The natural wonder has become a popular attraction for visitors both domestic and abroad and is favored by people of all generations.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Private Hidden and Historical Suzhou Exploration from Shanghai

As a city nearby modern Shanghai but with a history of 2000 years, Suzhou has become more and more popular for visitors from all over the world. This tour is not only designed for you to catch the top highlights of Suzhou but allow you to slow down your pace, walk into the deep alley to see the real life of local people. You will visit a classical garden, ancient alleys along the canals, the Buddhist pagoda over 1000 years old and take a boat ride to see the oldest part of Suzhou from the water as well. Your knowledgeable local guide will explain you all the stories behind it and still find the best way to avoid the crowds. If you have some special tour requests, please feel free to suggest at the time of booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$73.40 USD
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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Visit two of south China’s most celebrated water towns on a private 10-hour trip from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical canals and bridges, and visit its Humble Administrator’s Garden and one of its silk factories. After lunch (own expense), choose to visit Zhouzhuang or Tongli, two ancient water towns famous for their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming- and Qing-era houses. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.00 USD
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Half Day Tour to Zhujiajiao

Travel from Shanghai to the water village of Zhujiajiao on this half-day tour. Learn how the town became a hub of trade, and stroll over some of its 36 bridges. Visit landmarks such as the Kezhi Garden and its temples. Plus, take a boat ride down the canals and see why it’s called the “Venice of Shanghai.”
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00 USD
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Private Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village including Humble Administrator's Garden from Shanghai

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens of Suzhou and the water village of Zhouzhuang on a full-day private tour from Shanghai. Visit the gardens of Suzhou (Humble Administrator’s Garden), created from the 11th to 19th centuries and considered masterpieces of classical Chinese garden design. After lunch, cruise the canals of Zhouzhuang aboard a traditional Chinese gondola and admire the Ming- and Qing-era architecture that lines the waterways of the ‘Venice of the East.’ Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, silk factory stop, and all transportation.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00 USD
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