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Home >> China Tours >> Shanghai Tour >> Five Day City Sightseeing Trips Package Travel To Suzhou Gardens, Tongli Water Town
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Suzhou Zhuozhengyuan Garden in Jiangsu China
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Zhuozhengyuan Garden in Jiangsu
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Liuyuan Garden
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Tuisiyuan Garden
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Tuisiyuan Garden
Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town
Tongli

5 Days Shanghai, Suzhou And Tongli Water Town Tour

Destinations: Shanghai
Tour Code: SH_PKG_06
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Shanghai
Arrive at Shanghai airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet and welcome you at the arrival hall, and then you will be transferred to your hotel for checking in. Remaining day is free at your own leisure.
Day 02 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple in Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Have a stroll over the Bund. Optional program in the evening: the Portman Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River cruise.

Shanghai Museum: The museum is a treasure house of Chinese cultural essence with a rich collection of 120,000 valuable antique items. Shanghai Museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes (bells, knives, chariot ornaments), ancient coins, ceramics, Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings.
Yuyuan Garden: As the most famous classical garden in Shanghai, Yuyuan is located to the northeast of the old town, not far from The Bund. It was built from 1559 to 1577 during the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Former French Concession: It is once designated for the French from 1849 to 1946, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting architecture built with French and Belgian venture investments and showing mixed Chinese-European styles. Today, the area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China.
The Bund: As the architectural symbol of Shanghai, the Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River and winds one kilometer. The name "the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning literally "muddy embankment". To the west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent buildings standing in different styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Classic and the combination of Eastern and Western style, most of them were erected before 1937.
Day 03 Shanghai - Suzhou - Tongli (Breakfast + Lunch)
Our guide pick you up from your hotel at about 08:00am, and help you to take high speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou which takes 30 minutes. Visit the Zhuozhengyuan Garden (Humble Administrators Garden) and Liuyuan Garden (Lingering Garden). After lunch, take a rickshaw and ride through the streets of Suzhou, see local people's daily life, folk handicrafts and the ancient buildings. Drive to Tongli. Stay tonight in Tongli.

Zhuozhengyuan Garden: As the largest garden in Suzhou, it is the most representative of Chinese classical gardens in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The garden covers 4 hectares, its scenery is focused on a central pond with pavilions, chambers, terraces, and towers located by the water or on hillocks in a natural composition. It was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1997.
Liuyuan Garden: The garden covers an area of 23,310 square meters; it is celebrated for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural form. Buildings make up one third of the total area of the garden, the hall of which being the most remarkable in Suzhou. In 1997, the garden was recorded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Day 04 Tongli - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tongli is famous for its one garden, two halls and three bridges. Stroll through Tuisiyuan Garden, then visit Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall. Walk over the Taiping Bridge, Jili Bridge and Changqing Bridge. Take a boat ride on the tranquil waterways and see the scenery along the canals.Be transferred to Suzhou railway station to board on the high speed train back to Shanghai.

Tuisiyuan Garden: The garden was constructed between 1885 and 1887. The layout of Tuisi Garden is particular, small and exquisite. The garden is uniquely laid out, including pavilions, terraces, towers, kiosks, corridors, memorial arches, bridges, halls, chambers and studios, all of which look like floating on water. In November 2000, Tuisi Garden was included in the World Cultural Heritage List by the UNESCO.

Day 05 Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit World Financial Center, then explore Tianzifang Street. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

World Financial Center: Having 101 floors with a height of 492 meters, it is the second tallest skyscraper in mainland China. It was completed in 2008, the sightseeing hall was opened to public on August 30. At the 94th to 100th floors, is a visitors' square and observatory.
Tianzifang Street: The area used to be a group of shikumen buildings - stone frame houses, a kind of typical residentail allyes. It has developed from a renovated residential area in the former French Concession area of Shanghai. Now it houses bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques.


2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

 

5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

 
 
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