Shanghai Getaway: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip

Shanghai Getaway: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip
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$100
Duration: 8 hours
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Spend a day outside of the hustle and bustle of Shanghai by visiting two picturesque Chinese towns all in one day: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in these unique old towns, and get a grasp of what Shanghai used to look like before it turned into one of the largest cities in the world.

After meeting your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city center, you will start your exciting tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang.

First you will take you to Suzhou, one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin. This ancient city with over 2,500 years of history is a UNESCO world heritage site world-renowned for its beautiful gardens. Often referred to as the Venice of the East, its more than 60 gardens attain their high reputation for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction.

After lunch, it's time to visit the water village of Zhouzhuang, located 30 kilometers southeast of Suzhou. It is well-known for its preserved ancient residential houses, and the elegant views with rivers running through the entire town. While there, you will visit the Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge, also known as the twin bridges, which are the most famous bridges in the town and are also considered to be the symbol of Zhouzhuang.

Once the tour finish, you will be brought back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Spend a day outside of the hustle and bustle of Shanghai by visiting two picturesque Chinese towns all in one day: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in these unique old towns, and get a grasp of what Shanghai used to look like before it turned into one of the largest cities in the world.