Canals of Suzhou | China


3 days  |   from   € 0

This add-on is a 3-day tour of Suzhou that can be booked in conjunction with any of our Signature China Signature group tours, private tours or tailor-made tours.

Suzhou, a 2,500 year-old cultural city is located in an area of rivers that crisscross the Yangtze River Delta of south-eastern China. In the city, boats bob along waterways interwoven with small bridges that run parallel to the streets and traditional houses built along them. Coupled with a stunning collection of UNESCO-listed gardens and famed for its silk, Suzhou is an oriental treasure. Just southeast of Suzhou is the charming Venetian-like town of Zhouzhuang. Surrounded as well as divided by lakes and rivers, various stone bridges offer amazing views of this pretty town that is popular with Chinese artists.

Day 1 – Shanghai to Suzhou
We board our train to Suzhou. On arrival you’ll visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Silk Factory. Later, take a Boat Cruise along the renowned Grand Canal. Overnight - Suzhou

Day 2 – Zhouzhuang
Today you transfer to Zhouzhuang for the day. This is one of the prettiest and most famous ancient waterway cities in China and a great place to explore. Later, we return to Suzhou in time to visit the Net Master’s Garden at night. Overnight - Suzhou (B, L)

Day 3 – Back to Shanghai
This morning you head back to the station for our included train journey back to Shanghai. (B)

Prices Dates  Price/Person   Single Supp. 
Suzhou - 3 days All Dates €0 -

Additional Information

Starts/Ends: Shanghai
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on 2 or more persons travelling. If travelling solo, please enquire as others may already be booked on the trip. If not a ‘1-person’ supplement will apply. Please also note that supplements may apply over the Christmas/New Year period
No add-ons operate over May Day (01-07 May) or National Day (01 - 07 Oct) holidays in China due to overwhelming domestic tourist demand for local hotels and services
There are many train departure times available between different stations in Shanghai and Suzhou, it takes approx 26 - 50 minutes depending on the train. We recommend departing Shanghai at approx. 9am on day 1 and Suzhou at 9am on day 3, though please enquire if alternate times are needed to meet your other arrangements

What's Included

Return soft seater class, high speed train journey from Shanghai to Suzhou
2 nights 4-star accommodation in Suzhou
2 breakfast, 1 lunch
Arrival and departure transfers in Suzhou
Suzhou - guided sightseeing excursion including boat cruise on Grand Canal
Zhouzhuang day excursion - guided sightseeing of the canals and quaint waterside village
Local transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
Entrance fees applicable to excursions
Services of an English speaking local guide during scheduled sightseeing
Excludes: Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
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