Day trip

Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI
Day trip

Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI

From US$ 234.84 per person

Appreciate China’s provincial delights during a full-day tour of two charming traditional towns from Shanghai. Escape the rush life from city and see how daily life has remained unchanged in these quaint and ancient towns. Round hotel transfer included.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Downtown Shanghai hotel pick-up included. If your hotel is far away from downtown, the meeting point is Westin Bund Hotel


  • Visit the two picturesque towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water village
  • Ride on a sampan through the beautiful waterways of Zhouzhuang
  • Enjoy a local Chinese lunch
  • See Chinese silk being produced at a silk mill
  • Professional English-speaking guide and hotel pick-up and drop off from Shanghai downtown hotels
Full description
Depart from your downtown Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin the scenic journey to Suzhou, an ancient town famed for the beauty of its verdant gardens. Listen as your guide offers informative narration on the town hailed as the Venice of the east, and then disembark your coach to explore the Master of Nets Garden. Marvel at the town’s exquisite example of Ming Dynasty landscaping, and admire the harmonious style of Chinese garden construction. Continue to the town’s ancient city wall, reputed to date back to 600 BC, and stroll parallel to the picturesque Grand Canal. Conclude your tour of Suzhou with a visit to its 14th century silk factory, then revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.  Afterwards, return to your vehicle to travel to Zhouzhuang, a quaint town thronged with winding waterways and charming structures. Admire the simple, perfectly preserved houses, and hear of how the town’s history dates back to the 11th century as you sail the canals in a Chinese sampan.  Relax during the journey back to your Shanghai hotel and bid farewell to your guide and group upon your return. 
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local Chinese style lunch
  • Boat ride in Zhou Zhuang Village
  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities to driver and guide

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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Interesting option for those who want to experience a bit more of China. This tour reveals two pleasant sites with beautiful gardens and a network of canals. Don't miss the boat ride, it unveils captivating details of these ancient villages. Tom is a great guide and I strongly recommend his services.

March 24, 2023

Unser Sohn (13 Jahre), mein Mann und ich wurden pünktlich in unserem Hotel abgeholt. Unser Guide erzählte uns viel Wissenswertes und ist auf unsere individuellen Wünsche eingegangen. Alles war sehr gut organisiert. Mittagessen war super! Die Fahrt war relativ lange. Wir können den Ausflug empfehlen!

March 24, 2023

Marc è stato una guida molto attenta ci ha dato tempo per fare le foto e ha risposto alle domande che gli ponevamo in macchina sulla vita in Cina. Al ristorante ha ordinato per noi piatti tipici e molto vari. Il tour era ben programmato e i tempi sono stati molto precisi. Consigliatissimo

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 93315