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Traditional Building In Yuyuan Garden

5-Day Shanghai and Suzhou Memories Tour

  • 4 nights' accomodation

  • All meals listed

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private vehicle during the trip

  • Entrance to all sites listed

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 5 days
  • Tour Code: SH-2
  • Tour Price: From US$738/Person
  • Destination: Shanghai, Suzhou

Detail Itinerary

As an old saying goes, Suzhou and Hangzhou is the Heaven on Earth. Different from the bustling city, Suzhou is a tranquil ancient town with beautiful scenery and local-colored tradition. To take a trip to Suzhou, you will enjoy the exquisite gardens typically in the south of China. The quaint water town of Zhouzhang will also impress you.

  • Upon your arrival at Shanghai, our English-speaking guide will greet you outside the arrival hall of Shanghai Airport and then take you to the selected hotel. After resting for a while, we will proceed to visit the Bund, which is a famous waterfront and is always regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for a century. This section features various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic and Baroque. On the west of the Bund is Nanjing Road, praised as the top commercial street in China. The bustling street offers many world-famous brands, attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

    Meals: No

  • In the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station to enjoy a train tour from Shanghai to Suzhou. Upon your arrival, you will be met by our local guide at the railway station and transferred to the selected hotel. Suzhou, as the back garden of Shanghai, is famous for its typical classical gardens. To begin with, we will take you to the Garden of the Master of Nets, which is a perfect combination of the natural landscape and the host’s residence. The next destination is Tiger Hill. Although the hill is relatively small, it has rich history. On the hill, you will visit many historical sites some of which has over 2500-year history. In the afternoon, the tour will be extended to the Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan), which is known as the largest garden in Suzhou. With its unique designs and ethereal beauty, the garden enjoys very high fame as the imperial Summer Palace does. To conclude today’s tour, we will drive you back to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will drive for one hour to arrive in Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns in China with many rivers and lakes. Strolling around the ancient town, you will drink in the beauty and harmony of the perfect blend of navy-blue narrow lanes, blocky stone bridges and lingering river. The town will present you with the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. You are suggested to pay a visit to the Former Residence of Shen Wansan, who was the first millionaire of Jiangnan (South of Yangtze River) in the early Ming Dynasty. The whole architectural complex features Ming’ style and will take you back to the ancient time. Afterwards, we will transfer you to the hotel in Shanghai.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today’s tour will start with the visit to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which has been the outstanding landmark of Shanghai. With a height of 468 meters, the tower is praised as the highest in Asia and the third highest around the world. We will take the double-decker elevator to transfer up to the viewing platform, a perfect place to overlook the great views of Shanghai's dramatic cityscape. Through the window, we could see the 492 meters high Shanghai World Financial Center and the 420 meters high Jin Mao Tower. Then we will depart for Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art. At noon, we will take you to enjoy an a la carte farewell lunch at a popular local restaurant to taste Shanghai cuisine. In the afternoon, we will transfer to visit Yuyuan Garden, whose beautiful scenery and artistic style of garden architecture will make you escape from the bustling city for a while. Stepping out of the garden, we can go to the old cultural street, where traditional Chinese products and gold and jewels are on sale. To conclude, we will drive you to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, built between 1911 and 1918 in the style of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). In the temple we can see three rare jade Buddha statues, giving the temple its name. The 1.95 meters high Sitting Buddha was carved with an entire quality Burma jade as well the other two statues of the Recumbent Buddha are respectively from Burma and Singapore. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport to end your Shanghai trip.

    Meals: Breakfast

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