Suzhou: With about 1.5 hr driving distance from Shanghai downtown, Suzhou, a 2500 years ancient city, like an ancient book scroll, culturally extensive and profound, is famous with numerous Chinese classical gardens. With a splendid and time-honored history, Suzhou has gathered a large number of distinguished people and cultural relics since ancient times, and its profound cultural connections have given birth to Wu culture.
Tongli: 45 mins driving distance from Suzhou, Tongli is acclaimed as Oriental Venice with the architectural complexes of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It's an ancient waterside town, where the waterside streets are linked by bridges and each family takes the boat as the means of transportation.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Shanghai. Then driving about 1.5hr to Suzhou city, where we start to visit.
Duration: 10 hours
Price: 399USD(2793RMB) for 2 guests;
82USD(574RMB)/additional guest. Inclusion : Water village Tongli Sightseeing tickets; Gondola boat, Excellent private tour guide; business van, toll fee, parking fee & bottled water .
The Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the four famous gardens in China, the top one in Suzhou. the entire garden was built around streams and ponds, which is its most outstanding feature. With more than 500 years of hisotry, the first owner is Wang Xian-chen, an imperial censor of Ming Dynasty. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site.
PingJiang Rd Historical Neighborhood, with beautiful scenery, it's the best preserved historical neighborhood in Suzhou, awarded as Cultural Relics by UNESCO. It embraces many rivers, bridges and lanes, as well as large number of old residences of celebrities build in Ming and Qing dynasties.
Suzhou No1. Silk Factory is devoted to the display of Suzhou silk culture, integrating knowledge, appreciation and operation. It is composed of Factory History Hall, Ancient Time Hall, Sericulture Hall, Weaving Workshop and silk shops, with more than 2000 varieties of materials.
After Suzhou, with about 45 mins driving, we are going to visit Tongli ancient village: Strolling along the side alleys by the river you will notice the village tradition of hanging herb grasses and fortune paintings on doorways, shops selling local delicacies and old folk sitting in the shade playing Majong.
Tui Si (Retreat and Reflection) Graden, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESC. The classical garden is strewn with kiosks, pavillions and terrace, showing a simple, exquisite and plain style. With all the exquisite architectures surround the elegent lotus pond, it enjoys a reputation of being an outstanding classical gardens in South China.
Paddling Boat through village canals,about half hour boat tour, our guests will enjoy the peaceful scenery of both sides of the canals.immersing self in the tranquility of Oriential Venice.
At the end of the wonderful day, we will drive you back to your Shanghai hotel, or any place downtown Shanghai you wish to stay.
This itinerary still could be flexible adjusted according to your interests within the sightseeing time. Please don't hesitate to share with your guide what and where else you are interested to see,since your satisfaction is our first priority.