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From Shanghai: Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town with Boat Ride

Product ID: 146379
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Explore the beauty and history of the ancient towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. Visit the Master of Nets Garden, the Grand Canal and more while in Suzhou. Then, cruise along the waterways of Zhouzhuang on a Chinese style boat.
About this activity
Duration 10 - 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English

Pickup optional

At your hotel lobby within the middle ring of Shanghai, The driver will be holding a GetYourGuide logo and waiting for you.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Master of Nets Garden, the Silk Embroidery Research Institute, the Grand Canal and a silk factory
  • Cruise along the winding waterways of Zhouzhuang on a Chinese-style gondola
  • Taste a traditional Chinese meal
  • Experience the fun of traditional Silk Mill
  • Enjoy the beauty across the water town on a scenic cruise
Full description
Discover two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, each with its own unique characteristics. Founded in around 600 BC, Suzhou is one of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin. Its neighborhoods and interconnected waterways are truly a masterpiece. Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, its celebrated gardens miraculously surviving largely intact. Visit the Master of Nets Garden, the Silk Embroidery Research Institute, the Grand Canal and a silk factory while in Suzhou.

After a traditional Chinese lunch, you'll travel to Zhouzhuang. Well known for its beautiful natural environment and simple architecture, this city has remained remarkably well-preserved for over 900 years. The majority of the town's residences were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties, with nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways from those periods still in use. Travel by boat through the city’s waterways and past classic Zhouzhuang dwellings before returning to Shanghai. Immerse yourself in the history of Shanghai with the assistance of your own personal guide.
Includes
  • Deluxe traditional Chinese lunch
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions mentioned in the description
  • A Chinese style boat ride
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (unless option selected)
  • Personal expenses

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• Children must be accompanied by an adult
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Gray Line Shanghai

Product ID: 146379