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Modern Shanghai & Elegant Suzhou Hangzhou

6-Day Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

Code:SH10
Type:Private Tour
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Modern Shanghai & Elegant Suzhou Hangzhou

This classic discovery of the top 3 destinations in east China will introduce you the modern vibes of China in Shanghai, show you the archaic beauty of Chinese gardens in Suzhou and the dreamy West Lake in Hangzhou.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Stroll along the Bund that has seen the vicissitudes of Shanghai.
  • Learn about cultural revolution at the Propaganda Poster Art Center.
  • Admire the essence of Suzhou in its beautiful gardens, Watertown and discover the leisurely atmosphere of local life.
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the captivating West Lake and experience tea culture in the verdant Dragon Well Tea Plantation.

Modern Shanghai & Elegant Suzhou Hangzhou

6-Day Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

Code:SH10
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1084
Tour Highlights
  • Stroll along the Bund that has seen the vicissitudes of Shanghai.
  • Learn about cultural revolution at the Propaganda Poster Art Center.
  • Admire the essence of Suzhou in its beautiful gardens, Watertown and discover the leisurely atmosphere of local life.
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the captivating West Lake and experience tea culture in the verdant Dragon Well Tea Plantation.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Shanghai
Airport pick up and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! Upon arrival, your friendly tour guide holding a name sign at the airport will wait for you and transfer you to your hotel for a good rest. You could take a walk to explore the local neighborhood of Shanghai on your own. 

Day 2
Shanghai
Explore the classical Yu Garden and the Bund. Ascend atop Shanghai World Financial Center to overlook the modern skylines. Discover Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) and the Propaganda Poster Art Center.
Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Yu Garden located in Shanghai's old center. Built in Ming Dynasty around 500 years ago, the garden was named Yu with the meaning of peace and health by its owner, a local government officer. This private garden perfectly demonstrates the artistic design and harmony of exquisite buildings, lakes, pavilions and rockeries.

Afterwards, you will take a leisurely stroll at the Bund that has seen the vicissitudes of Shanghai, followed by a stunning panorama of the Bund from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center with an impressive height of 474 meters (1,555 ft).

Next, a visit to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) brings you back to the old Shanghai with traditional Shikumen buildings where houses many fashionable and boutique shops, restaurants and café.

At last, visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center to feel the passion and energy of people in 1960s. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel for a good rest. 

the BundGorgeous neon lighted view of The Bund
Propaganda Poster Art CentrePropaganda poster back in 1960s
Day 3
Shanghai-Suzhou by Private Vehicle
Drive to Suzhou and get immersed in the exquisite Master of Nets Garden. Visit the Tongli Water Town.
Breakfast
Luxury: Pan Pacific Suzhou Superior: Hotel Soul Suzhou

Today, you will enjoy a comfortable ride to discover Suzhou, one of the two heaven-on-earth cities in China. First, explore the Master of Nets Garden. It is the smallest but the most elegant landscape garden in Suzhou, successfully illustrating the balance between residential quarter and artificial landscape of rocks, hills and rivers. As you roam around the delicate ponds, gardens, halls and pavilions, you would be amazed at the brilliance of the design.

Then pay a visit to the Tongli Water Town over 1,000 years old. By the crisscrossing water canals stand a number of well-preserved stone bridges, private gardens, mansions, temples and former residences of ancient celebrities. You could ride an optional boat-cruise along the waterways to unveil the moving idyllic scenery.

Tongli Water Town
Day 4
Suzhou-Hangzhou by High Speed Train
Visit the Suzhou Museum, Panmen Scenic Area together with the Tiger Hill. Enjoy a day studying the traditional gardens in Suzhou. Then enjoy a rickshaw ride to explore Pingjiang Ancient Road before heading to Hangzhou.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

This morning, you will start your exploration with Suzhou Museum. The museum will impress you with its unique architectural style characterized by the creative blend of modern simplicity and classical gardens plus its approximately 15,000 pieces of cultural artifacts including Buddha statues, scripts, paintings, porcelain and bronze wares.

Followed by is Panmen Scenic Area. Ascend the ancient Panmen City Gate and discover the great military defense naturally using rivers and canals as well as many ancient weapons displayed. Afterwards, admire the Ruiguang Pagoda and Wumen Bridge next to the City Gate.

Then you will pay a visit to Tiger Hill with many historic sites of pagodas, temples, kiosks and beautiful gardens together with many folk stories.

The last stop of today’s tour is taking a Rickshaw to explore Pingjiang Ancient Road, a main street of Suzhou in the ancient times that is still well preserved with many small lanes connecting the city. 

Your Suzhou discovery ends here and you will take the high-speed train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, your guide in Hangzhou will meet you, then take you to hotel. 

Day 5
Hangzhou
Enjoy a boat cruise to absorb the elegant West Lake. Visit Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Travel to Meijiawu Tea Plantation and learn about Chinese green tea.
Breakfast

Today you will first travel to the West Lake, inscribed as a World Heritage site. It is like a shining pearl embedded in the vast land. The Lake has influenced lots of poets and artists through ages with its dreamy beauty and it was compared to Xi Shi, one of four greatest beauties of ancient China. Feast your eyes with the elegant beauty of shadowy mountains, lush woodlands, arched bridges and ancient pagodas as you enjoy a boat cruise on the tranquil lake.

Adjacent to the West Lake is the peaceful Lingyin Temple dating back to 1,700 years ago. You will first walk along the Feilai Peak dotted with 345 vivid Buddha statues. Move forward and then admire the holy land of the Temple, featuring the largest wooden Shakyamuni Buddha and the Hall of 500 Arhats in the shape of the Buddhist swastika.

Next, drive to Meijiawu Tea Plantation that offers an in-depth tea cultural experience. Be guided by the national tea specialist to learn how to identify and pick tea leaves and stir-fry tea with your own hands. Then you may taste the finest Dragon Well Tea and learn the profound Chinese tea culture from the specialist in her house in the village.

After that, you will sit back and transferred back to your hotel. 

West Lake
West Lake
Day 6
Depart from Hangzhou
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
Breakfast

This wonderful 6-day trip concludes here. You will be escorted to the airport for your departure. Wish you a nice journey home! 

Accommodations
ShanghaiSuzhouHangzhou
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Suzhou
Luxury

Pan Pacific Suzhou

259, Xinshi Road, Gusu District, Suzhou
The hotel is located in the old downtown area of Suzhou connected with the ancient Pan Gate. With its prime location, it is also easy to get around and explore the famous scenic spots of the city.
Superior

Hotel Soul Suzhou

27-33, Qiaosikong Lane, Gusu District, Suzhou
The hotel enjoys excellent location, service and breakfasts, with rooms well combining the modern and traditional features of China in its design.
Hangzhou
Luxury

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Luxury
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Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.

Suzhou

Pan Pacific Suzhou

259, Xinshi Road, Gusu District, Suzhou
The hotel is located in the old downtown area of Suzhou connected with the ancient Pan Gate. With its prime location, it is also easy to get around and explore the famous scenic spots of the city.

Hangzhou

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior
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Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Suzhou

Hotel Soul Suzhou

27-33, Qiaosikong Lane, Gusu District, Suzhou
The hotel enjoys excellent location, service and breakfasts, with rooms well combining the modern and traditional features of China in its design.

Hangzhou

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$1084 US$1394
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
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  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
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