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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai provided by Han Tang Tour Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

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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. In addition to a gondola ride and a silk factory tour, visit the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden and savor a Chinese lunch. Hotel pickup makes for a hassle-free trip.
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  • 1
    Master-of-Nets Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Grand Canal
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Panmen Gate
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Suzhou Silk Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Zhouzhuang Water Town
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 6
    Zhouzhuang Boat
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 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-listed gardens
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and door-to-door round-trip transportation
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, and 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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Important Information
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the city center
  • Boat tour in the water village
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Boat
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wanderer783934 wrote a review Sep 2019
41 contributions8 helpful votes
Suzhou is an easy 30 minute fast train ride form shanghai. We got a taxi to to Pananmen Gate, a must see. I don’t think many tourists get there as it’s not on travel group routes. A pagoda, Chinese buildings, a lake , gardens and a city wall, fortress adjoining the river. A very
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Date of experience: July 2019
robhall wrote a review Sep 2019
11 contributions
Not much to see in Suzou.Saw ancient house-silk factory and was left by the side of a canal with little information or interesting views.Zhouzuoung was a nice water village,but I felt it was a long day with little reward.The guide didnt seem too enthusiastic.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Theresaong wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore55 contributions9 helpful votes
I most enjoyed my time in Zhouzhuang's Water town. Wasn't crowded this time of the year so we had a nice, leisurely stroll and boat ride through the Venice of the East's canals and sights. There was an hour's free time to even try out the local eats. Guide was friendly and
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Date of experience: June 2019
JFair100 wrote a review May 2019
Tampa, Florida28 contributions16 helpful votes
This is am interesting historical place that is now over run with tourists. The orginal life style of this town is long ago gone.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Ezra Gordon wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
I was very lucky to have a private trip as I was the only guest but the tour was so interesting and informative also the locations we stopped of at were really worth the time. I really enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to my friend and family
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Date of experience: May 2019
About the operator

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By: Han Tang Tour Shanghai
Bev W
My Husband and I travelled on this incredible train, very fast and convenient. Very clean and Staff very Friendly
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Better take a taxi
Afternoon tour: I was positively surprised to be the only person doing the tour, and so I had a private driver, lux
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Dorine M
It was amazing!
Tom our guide helped us and entertained us during the trip! He knew a lot about the history of China and Shanghai a
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Shanghai Surprise
I have been to Shanghai several times, yet this day tour made me appreciate more the culture and the development of
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A place full of excitement and beauty. Very spectacular and very special place. A city with special colors and memo
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Shanghai overview
Alena was terrific. She knows Shangahi. This is a full day excursion with walking. The Shanghai Art museum is ju
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Kimberly Y
Beautiful lights
I thought this was a great way to see the Shanghai skyline all lit up at night. It was very crowded on the boat, bu
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This was a unbelievable ride from the Airport to Downtown Shanghai. It took only 7 minutes at speeds of over 200 m
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Let's start because in China no tips are given and on the reservation they are already recommending to give them, b
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Awesome nightline of Shanghai
The cruise was nice. The boat takes you along the Huangpu river, close enough to take great shots of the lights and
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Getting a nice overview, esp. for further visits
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and background of the places visited. No pushy sales at pea
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Don’t bother trying the tour with this organizer
Uninterested. Socially awkward. Robotic. Impatient. We were happier to roam and explore ourselves...
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I expected much more
Although Tom was extremely pleasant companion and I had great time chatting with him about life, i found this trip
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Wonderful Day in a beautiful City
The trip to Hangzhou was more then we expected. Our Guide Lynn kept us informed the whole trip. We had a great bo
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Mix the Old culture with the Modern Shanghai
Our guide was fluent in English and explained very well the rich history of Shanghai. Recommending this trip to ot
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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