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Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou Private Tour

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Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou Private Tour


In this tour, you can fully take advantage of the 144-hour visa-free transit policy. During the tour, you can visit three most important cities in the Yangtze Delta Region: Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Enjoy ancient and modern Shanghai; then take the bullet train to Hangzhou and cruise on the time-honored and heavenly West Lake, where many romances took place; stroll through Suzhou gardens and Tongli Watertown while experiencing Chinese culture.

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  • Duration: 5 days

  • Group size: min. 2, max 12

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  • Live tour guide


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Language: English
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USD$ 1500
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  • Youth 1 x USD$ 300USD$300
  • Children 1 x USD$ 300USD$300
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    • Take an in-depth Culture Discovery tour to experience the extravagance and elegance of the Bund.
    • The 360° glass viewing platform on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can offer you a bird’s-eye view of the Shanghai metropolis.
    • Cruise on West Lake leisurely and visit the idyllic islands
    • Pay a visit to Lingyin Temple, the oldest temple with more than 1600 years’ history in Hangzhou.
    • Explore Humble Administrator Garden, which is one of the “Four Famous Chinese Classical Gardens”
    • Tongli Watertown with some unique attractions is worth your visit. It is known as the Venice of the East; smaller than Venice, yet exquisite enough.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
  • Shanghai

    Arrival in Shanghai, Bund, Najing Road

  • Day 2
  • Shanghai

    Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Museum

  • Day 3
  • Shanghai - Hangzhou

    West Lake, Linying Temple

  • Day 4
  • Hangzhou - Suzhou


  • Day 5
  • Suzhou - Tongli - Shanghai



  • Include
    • Comfortable vehicles, with air conditioning.
    • Accommodation in comfortable hotel with showers and toilets.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
    • Entrance fees for the sightseeing programs listed in the itinerary.
    • Competent English-Speaking local guide.
    • Travel insurance.
  • Excluded
    • Chinese Visa.
    • Travel to Shanghai and back.
    • Any additional meals that aren’t mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Tips for your guide and driver. If you are satisfied with their service, you may tip them at an amount you think suitable.
    • Personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, snacks, souvenirs, drinks, night life, etc.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai, Bund, Najing Road

You will meet your tour guide upon arrival at the airport. Then the guide will transfer you to the hotel. He/she will also help you with the check-in. After that, you can have a good rest to prepare for tomorrow’s trip.
If you don’t feel tired at night, you can take a relaxing stroll along Nanjing Road, which is Shanghai’s most popular pedestrian street. Alternatively, you could walk along the Bund, where Shanghai’s magnificent modern nightlife will impress you


Day 2: Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Museum

After a Western breakfast at hotel, your private driver and guide will meet you at the lobby. With drinks and maps prepared, they are ready to maximize your time.
You will pay a visit to Shanghai Museum first, which is one of the best museums in China. It houses more than 120,000 precious historical relics, many of which are open to the public.
You can obtain peace and calm in Yu Garden, which surprisingly is in the midst of the busy streets of Shanghai. After a busy morning of sightseeing in the city, Yu Garden is a quiet oasis where you can have some relaxing time. Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), it used to be a private garden. Its layout and style can give you a glimpse into traditional Chinese gardens. There are many classical Chinese architectures in Yu Garden: pavilions, winding cloisters, decorated walls, dwellings, and a most distinctive ship-like living room by the pond.
You will have lunch at the prestigious Home’s Restaurant, which specializes in Shanghai cuisine using the best local ingredients! Smoked fish and sticky rice with red jujubes are well-known Shanghai fare. The restaurant attracts diners from home and abroad.
If you are a thrill-seeker, remember not to miss the 360° glass viewing platform on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which is a major landmark in Shanghai! The tower and the Bund face each other across the Huangpu River. On its ground floor, you can browse Shanghai’s history in the Shanghai History Museum.
Take a relaxing walk along the Bund to end your day, while enjoying the beautiful sunset. This 1.5-kilometer-long embankment stretches along the western bank of Huangpu River. On its west side, the 52 well-preserved antique European-style buildings form an "architectural gallery". As the previous major trading and commercial center of old Shanghai, the Bund has now taken on new vitality—futuristic developments, fancy restaurants, upscale shops and bars offer plenty to see and do. And by night, it's even magic!

Shanghai - Hangzhou

Day 3: West Lake, Linying Temple

After you finish your western breakfast at the hotel, your private guide and driver will escort you to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. With pre-booked train tickets, you will take a bullet train to Hangzhou. The journey takes about 50 minutes, during which you can experience the thrills of the fast speed. Your tour guide in Hangzhou will be waiting at the train station exit.
Despite its location in the city center, Lingyin Temple remains unsullied from the busy world. It is not only the oldest temple in Hangzhou, but also the most effective one. Pious pilgrims come to visit it from all over China and abroad. Everyone is allowed to burn 3 incenses to the Buddha and make a good wish.
Next, you will move on to Hangzhou’s iconic West Lake. It is relaxing to cruise to the islands in the lake, where you can enjoy the comfortable breeze from the water.
Have lunch at a popular old Hangzhou restaurant—Zhangshengji Restaurant, whose philosophy is that food doesn't have to be fancy or to use exotic ingredients to be delicious.
When mentioning Zhangshengji, Duck casserole and West Lake vinegar fish are the first dishes that come to people’s mind.
Tea culture is an indispensable part of Hangzhou. Therefore, in the afternoon, you will visit the Meijiawu Tea Plantation, which is located behind West Lake and probably is the most important base for tea production in this area. In the small tea village, you can just sip the fragrant tea and relax, while appreciating the beautiful village scenery and experiencing the special tea culture.
If you are not interested in temples, taking a bike around West Lake and experiencing the local life in the morning would be a good alternative. You will see picturesque scenery along the cycle route.

Hangzhou - Suzhou

Day 4: Garden

It takes about 1½ hours from Hangzhou to Suzhou by bullet train. Suzhou is world-renowned for its Chinese classical gardens, and today you will visit 2 of the most representative ones.
When it comes to Chinese classical gardens, no one should miss the Humble Administrator Garden, which dates back more than 500 years. Traditional Chinese architects and landscapers create a relaxing harmony in this elegant 5.6-hectare (13.8-acre) garden by ingeniously combining pavilions, winding corridors, ponds, rockeries, and trees together.
The large hillock—Tiger Hill, which is also known as Surging Sea Hill, stands 36 meters high and covers an area of some 14,100 square meters. You will find a number of historical sites on it. There is a Cloud Rock Pagoda stands atop Tiger Hill, which was built in the 10th century. The pagoda began tilting over 400 years ago and today the highest point is more than 2m from its original position.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will take a rickshaw ride to discover the old city area of Suzhou, where the streets, lanes, canals, and dwellings are maintained much as they were decades ago. After that, you can get a glimpse and taste of local people’s life by visiting the bird and flower market, and the food market as well.
The Master-of-Nets Garden is open to the public in the evening. In addition to admire the night view of the garden, you can also appreciate a traditional Chinese musical performance, played by people in ancient costumes.

Suzhou - Tongli - Shanghai

Day 5: Departure

Tongli is a lovely ancient water town in Suzhou. It takes about 30 minutes to drive there from downtown Suzhou and about 1.5-hours away from Shanghai. The stone bridges, ancient architecture, beautiful private gardens and ancient houses characterize the town. You will have a relaxing time on the boat-ride.
After lunch in Tongli Watertown, you will be escorted directly to Shanghai Pudong Airport. A stress-free departure can be ensured since your guide will assist you with your luggage and check-in. We believe that you have enjoyed yourself in China and we look forward to serving you again. Have a pleasant and safe flight home.

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