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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


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.
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  • Includes Chinese lunch, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pass Zhouzhuang landmarks such as Double Bridges and the Silk Mill
  • Private full-day tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, from Shanghai
  • See gardens and architecture from the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Spend time taking in the classical gardens of Suzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View the water village of Zhouzhuang during a sightseeing cruise on a Chinese gondola


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

This tour was nice. The tour guide have a good english. The garden at Suzhou was beautiful but my favorite was Zhouzhuang, a water town like Venice and Bruges. Transportation was comfortable, they gave me a bottle of water and the lunch was good. They adjust your schedule and needs, I recommend spend time to buy chinese art at Zhouzhuang. Just be prepare to 1.5h from Shanghai to Suzhou, then 1h from Suzhou to Zhouzhuang and 2 h from Zhouzhuang to Shanghai.

, Aug 2017

Very good tour. Suzhou is great to navigate the canals or just walk about in the tourist area of this city with such a long history. I suppose it is a must to see a silk factory and you will be tempted to even buy something.
Zhouzhuang is smaller and a bit out by itself or so it seems to be. But it is a nice complement and it gives you a better feel for life in a small town, now and then.
Our guide Gale spoke good English and knew her stuff.

, Aug 2017

The weather was too hot, in the middle of August, I don't recommend this trip during summer months, so maybe this would be a 3 star because the uncomfortable of hot weather 42 C!. However, it was interesting to visit those water towns and there was lots to see and learn. The restaurant the guide took us, set mea for this tour, had very good food and service, casual but good. The guide was friendly, but his English was not so good, he spoke German as his second language, and didn't understand some words in English, but overall he knew quite a lot about history and economy of his country and all our questions were answered

, Jun 2017

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

, Jul 2015

We spent the day with our private guide, Elaine. The tour was very scenic and interesting. Elaine was awesome and went above and beyond to satisfy our requests.

, Jul 2015

All aspects of the tour were well organized and our particular guide elaine and driver were very accommodating and well informed.

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