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SH07: 5 Days Private Tour of Shanghai - Suzhou - Tongli - Suzhou - Hangzhou

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

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Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
After you pass through the airport customs, you will see our local guide waiting for you. After a short greeting, the guide will transfer you to check in at your hotel, where you can drop off your luggage and have a short rest before the Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou tour begins.

We will then follow the guide to the Huangpu River where we will board a cruise ship and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river. Afterwards, we will take a leisurely walk along the Bund. There are clusters of old buildings in multinational architectural styles, showing the history and culture of Shanghai. After that, we will take you back to the hotel.
  • The Bund Architecture
    Dozens of historic and exotic buildings standing at the Bund
Day 2: Shanghai
Today’s Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou itinerary will start with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, featuring ancient Chinese art. The abundance and quality of the artworks, including bronzes, china ware, paintings and calligraphy, have attracted the appreciation of both domestic and overseas visitors. Later, we will set off for the Yu Garden which used to be a private garden during the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644). The elegant and classical garden landscape is worthy of admiration.

In the afternoon, we will go to the Shanghai World Financial Center, which is the second tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, with a total height of 492 meters (1614 feet). From the sightseeing observatory on 97F, we can overlook the entire city. Later, the guide will lead us to explore Tianzifang Art Street. Wandering through the old lanes, a good way to relax in this bustling city, we will see many featured lane houses, art galleries, shops and cafes.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Chinese Calligraphies Shanghai Museum
    Chinese Calligraphies in Shanghai Museum
  • The Yu Garden
    Classic buildings in Yu Garden
Day 3: Shanghai - Suzhou
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be escorted to Shanghai railway station for a half-hour high speed train trip to Suzhou. Upon your arrival, our Suzhou guide will pick you up from the railway station and take you to the hotel for a short rest. Then we will drive to visit Tongli Water Town. Surrounded by rivers and lush greenery, the old town has more than 1,000 years of history. The well-preserved historical sites well-preserved there create a unique cultural atmosphere.

We will then continue the Shanghai water town tours by visiting Suzhou's old town area. It was once the cultural center of southern China and boasts beautiful natural scenery, abundant natural resources and brilliant history. We will tour around the town by tricycle. We will also pay a visit to one of the four most famous gardens in China, Lingering Garden, which features exquisitely arranged garden architecture and numerous distinctly shaped rock features.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Tongli Ancient Town
    Ancient Tongli Water Town
  • Lingering Garden
    Featured furniture in the Lingering Garden
Day 4: Suzhou - Hangzhou
In the early morning, the guide will send you to Suzhou railway station for the bullet train to Hangzhou. It will take about 2 hours. On arrival, our local guide in Hangzhou will transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, we will visit Meijiawu Tea Village where we will learn and experience Chinese tea culture. We will have a chance to pick tea leaves and enjoy a delicious lunch with special tea snacks at the village.

After that, we will go to Lingyin Temple, a tranquil temple with magnificent Buddhist architecture and enchanting natural views. It was first built in 326 AD and has a history of more than 1,600 years.Then, we will go sightseeing around West Lake by boat. The beautiful landscape of the lake has inspired a great group of ancient writers and poets. They have created many poems, articles and legends in admiration of the lake’s unfailing charm.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Departure from the Hangzhou
At the end of the Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou tour package, our guide will accompany you to the airport and see you off. Thanks for your trust. We hope you have a wonderful experience during the tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
Sunrise On The Bund
SuzhouMercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station)
Mercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station)
HangzhouSofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Zhongwei Sunny Hotel
Tour Prices
Prices with Luxury Hotels
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Prices with Standard Hotels
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  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Train fares
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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