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2-Day Mini Group Shanghai Tour, Suzhou & Tongli Water Town, Max 9 Travelers

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    Day 1: Shanghai Highlights including Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden & Market, Huangpu River Cruise, the Bund...

    Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
    In the morning, your professional guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby, and then a comfortable and capacious chauffeur-driven minivan will transfer you to Pudong New Area, where a lot of skyscrapers are rising up to the sky. Your driver will make some photo stops in Shanghai Tower and the World Financial Center. You’ll also have 30 minutes’ free time to explore at your leisurely pace at the square of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to appreciate its unique architectural design and snap photos.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010 China
    Afterwards, you will be escorted to Yu Garden. It is Shanghai's best-known ancient private garden built in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911 AD). All the ancient towers and halls, green lakes, fantastic rockery and lush trees there cannot be missed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yuyuan Bazar, No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
    When finishing the visit in Yu Garden, there is about half an hour for you to hang out at Yu Market next to the garden. The pseudo-classic architectures lie along ancient streets to form a market selling souvenirs and snacks. You may have lunch here on your own choices.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    Next travel to the Former French Concession area, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city. Stroll along the tree-lined avenues, enjoy the European style villas and buildings from the early 20th century and visit the Sinan Mansions, one of the most famous residential building complex in the area.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai China
    Drive for about half an hour to reach Shanghai Museum. Follow your guide to skip the line and enter the museum from fast track entrance. It is a large-scaled museum of ancient Chinese arts, collecting almost million relics of bronze wares, pottery, calligraphy works, paintings, etc.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Later, you will take a cruise on the Huangpu River, which will provide you with a superb experience of viewing the Bund, enjoying the beauty of the river and taking marvelous photos of the high-rise architectural complex of Pudong from a different perspective.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai
    At last, your guide will accompany you to visit the Bund, a must-see spot in Shanghai as well as a great shooting place for charming night views. After that, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

    If you want to enjoy the wonderful night scenes of the Bund, you may stay there for a further stroll and go back by yourself. From the Bund, you can also walk northward for about 20 minutes to the famous Nanjing Road, which attracts quite a few visitors with malls and restaurants. Your guide will offer you the directions.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Round-trip Transfer to Suzhou, Master of Nets Garden, Shantang Street, Tongli Water Town

    Stop At: Master-of-Nets Garden, No.11 Kuojiatou Alley, Daichengqiao Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China
    Your professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai at the agreed time in the morning, and then a 2-hour drive in a comfortable minivan with chauffeur will take you to Suzhou. For hundreds of years, Suzhou is well-known for preserving many charming and typical classical gardens, almost all of which are the local wealthy families' residences. Your first destination is the Master of Nets Garden. The exquisite garden is not very large in scale but the special layout of pavilions, gateways, windows and various halls enlarges the space visually and worth a visit.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China
    Afterwards, your guide will take you to Shantang Street, an ancient riverside pedestrian road with a few old stone bridges and lots of traditional residential houses. It is ideally a place to stroll, try all kinds of local snacks and pick up souvenirs. Here you will have one hour free time to explore this street and have your lunch by yourself. Of course, your guide will offer you the best recommendations according to your preference.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China
    Then a 30-minitue’s drive will take you to Tongli Water Town, an age-old but very well preserved water town with a history of more than 1,000 years. Forty-nine stone bridges in a variety of styles link the different parts of the town. Many old residential houses with typical features of South China built along the riverside. The entire ancient town is just a large scenic area for you to explore and your guide will show you around. Taking a traditional boat ride along the canal will add more fun to your trip. Just get your camera ready.

    After that, your guide and driver will accompany you back to your hotel in Shanghai.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from hotels within certain area of the Middle Ring Road of Shanghai
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Complimentary bottled water with unlimited supplies
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Air conditioned minivan with chauffeur
    • Pick up and drop off from centrally located hotels in Shanghai
    • Umbrellas are provided for free use
    • Huangpu River Cruise ticket
    • Boat ride ticket in Tongli
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
    • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
    • Meals
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Gratuities
    • Admission to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If your party has more than 6 travelers, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

    Bella is a very upbeat and considerate tour guide, who made my two days of exploring Shanghai a great experience. Her English is good, as is her taste when it comes to buying souvenirs and local foods. Recommend.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rst568
    Lucy S, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2019

    Dear Rst568, How kind of you to take your time and write this Shanghai tour review on Tripadvisor! From your words we can see that our professional guide Bella has made your 2 days Shanghai stay a great experience. Do as you said, Bella is...More

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    We visited Shanghai at the beginning of a 3 week trip to China with Travel China Guide. Our tour guide in Shanghai was Sophie Lee. Sophie herded our little group around to the Maglev train between the Metro Station and the airport (a must-do; the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Lucy S, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    Dear Jim M, Thanks so much for sharing your great experience regarding your Shanghai trip with us. From your words we are happy to know that you were satisfied with Sophie's service, and we are thrilled to know that you were also recognized our arrangement...More

    Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

    Travel China Guide Tours has been absolutely amazing! Our first planned day was a private tour to Suzhou with Jakob and it was great! Since it was just a tour for us he adapted our day to fit our desires. It worked out perfectly and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank JGNDL
    Lucy S, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

    Dear JGNDL, We are grateful for your review on our service. Having known how much clients expect of a long-cherished China tour, we always do the best we can from every aspect on tour arrangements. Since tour guides are quite important for the whole trip,...More

    Reviewed 26 December 2018

    We are completely satisfied with the services provided by travel china guide. Our tour guide Daniel was excellent. Daniel can speak English very well and of course local languages also. Daniel is very knowledgeable about local places ,sight seeings and restaurants. We all very satisfied...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank sknatarajan
    Lucy S, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

    Dear sknatarajan, It is really a pleasure for us to read the review regarding your Shanghai tour with the company of our professional guide Daniel. We are glad to know that he has made your experience smoothly. Thanks for your recommendation and wish that we...More

    Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

    If you’re considering a trip to Shanghai with Travel China Guide, BOOK IT!!! They were awesome, responsive, insightful, and a pleasure to work with. Our guide in Shanghai, Mary, was second to none! Great with kids, flexible, friendly, pleasant, and when we wanted to go...More

    Thank patrickcr2014
    Lucy S, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

    Dear patrickcr2014, You are so kind to post a 5-star review on Tripadvisor again. It is a great pleasure that you were satisfied with our tour service as well as our guide Mary in Shanghai. Thanks for your recommendation and wish to meet you in...More

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