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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

  • Visit two famous water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
  • Cruise in a gondola, visit a silk factory, and see the Grand Canal
  • Explore one of Suzhou’s UNESCO-World-Heritage–listed gardens
Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

The water village of Zhouzhuang can be tricky to reach independently—unless, of course, you speak Chinese. Take life easy on this convenient day tour that includes not only Zhouzhuang but the historic center of Suzhou, a canal city famous for silk. Besides a gondola ride and a silk factory tour, visit the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden and savor a Chinese lunch.

What to Expect

After pickup from your central Shanghai hotel, learn about the city known as “the Venice of the East” as you travel towards Suzhou. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese garden design. Visit the ancient city wall, stroll by the Grand Canal, visit a 14th-century silk factory, then savor a delicious Chinese lunch.

Hop back in your vehicle and travel to the quaint little town of Zhouzhuang, with its winding waterways and charming houses. Learn how the town’s history dates back almost 1,000 years as you cruise the canals in a traditional Chinese gondola. Finally, your guide will drop you back at your hotel.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
Mediocre day trip

The day trip was fine in the sense that we saw everything they said we would see. There were a couple of key problems that really detracted from our experience though. 1- the full trip was about 11.5 hours, of which 7 were spent driving,...More

7  Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Pleasantly surprised

It was amazing cultural experience to those who are looking to do something cultural and I loved that they had a good variety of souvenirs shops that are cheaper than in Shanghai city.

2  Thank Maria19860000
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile
Great tour, but mediocre lunch and want more time in Zhouzhuang

The tour was very good. Our guide was very informative, he had a lot to say and he spoke English well. The guided tour through the Master of Nets Garden was great, and we felt very supported having a knowledgeable guide take us through this...More

2  Thank misshazeyeyed
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile
Quite short for being a day trip

I booked and paid this tour on the phone as the trip advisor payment did go through after trying a couple of times. In the city of Suzhou we first visited the ‘famous garden’ which is nice but if you’ve already been to You Garden...More

2  Thank Gdiga
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile
Great Dec Time!

Great time! Joy, our guide, was full of information. The garden in Suzhou was nice, not quite what I was expecting though. I bet it would be more impressive in the spring and summer with more flowers, at least the sun was out! The 900...More

2  Thank Bca3
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