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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai provided by Han Tang Tour Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai
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Tour snapshot
Visit two famous water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
999
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    999
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The water village of Zhouzhuang can be tricky to reach independently—unless, of course, you speak Chinese. Take life easy on this convenient day tour that includes not only Zhouzhuang but the historic center of Suzhou, a canal city famous for silk. In addition to a gondola ride and a silk factory tour, visit the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden and savor a Chinese lunch. Hotel pickup makes for a hassle-free trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Cruise in a gondola, visit a silk factory, and see the Grand Canal
  • Explore one of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and door-to-door round-trip transportation
What to expect
After pickup from your central Shanghai hotel, learn about the city known as “the Venice of the East” as you travel towards Suzhou. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese garden design. Visit the ancient city wall, stroll by the Grand Canal, visit a 14th-century silk factory, and savor a delicious Chinese lunch. Hop back in your vehicle and travel to the quaint little town of Zhouzhuang, with its winding waterways and charming houses. Learn how the town’s history dates back almost 1,000 years as you cruise the canals in a traditional Chinese gondola. Finally, your guide will drop you back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise in a gondola, visit a silk factory, and see the Grand Canal
  • Explore one of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and door-to-door round-trip transportation
What to expect
After pickup from your central Shanghai hotel, learn about the city known as “the Venice of the East” as you travel towards Suzhou. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Master-of-Nets Garden, a masterpiece of Chinese garden design. Visit the ancient city wall, stroll by the Grand Canal, visit a 14th-century silk factory, and savor a delicious Chinese lunch. Hop back in your vehicle and travel to the quaint little town of Zhouzhuang, with its winding waterways and charming houses. Learn how the town’s history dates back almost 1,000 years as you cruise the canals in a traditional Chinese gondola. Finally, your guide will drop you back at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the city center
  • Boat tour in the water village
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Boat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour departs from Shanghai hotels (cruise port pickup not available). Your local operator will contact you a night before the travel date. Please advise your hotel name and your phone number at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in the city center
  • Boat tour in the water village
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Boat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour departs from Shanghai hotels (cruise port pickup not available). Your local operator will contact you a night before the travel date. Please advise your hotel name and your phone number at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Master-of-Nets Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Jinghang Waterway
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Panmen Gate
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Suzhou Silk Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Zhouzhuang Water Town
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Zhouzhuang Boat
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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23 reviews
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misshazeyeyed
Sydney, Australia641 contributions
The tour was very good. Our guide was very informative, he had a lot to say and he spoke English well. The guided tour through the Master of Nets Garden was great, and we felt very supported having a knowledgeable guide take us through this beautiful ancient residence. The tour of the silk factory was also very interesting on the process of silk production (unlike other factory tours which can just seem like a showroom). Visitng zhouzhuang was my favourite bit of the whole trip, and I enjoyed my included gondola ride.
However, would have appreciated more time, even free time to explore the water village. It's such a cool place, I just wanted an hour or so to follow my nose. Also, don't expect too much from the lunch. As far as Chinese meals go, it was pretty disappointing and poorly produced.
Written 19 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joe9417
Prairieville, LA20 contributions
As mentioned in many other reviews, most of the time on this tour is spent in the car. Apparently the tour company does not try to coordinate hotel pickups to be in close proximity to one another.

The guide, “Tom,” was nice and enthusiastic with good English. He was in quite a hurry to move through the shopping stalls on the way to the sights. Would have been nice to have a little more shopping time. As mentioned in other reviews, the lunch provided was okay, and a good look at local authentic Chinese food. Not spectacular, but good. Curiously, the guide would not eat with us because he said it was against the rules and that he wanted to respect our privacy during the meal. But, when he was ready to go, he came back and hovered around the table and started coaching me on how to use chopsticks. A bit irritating at best.

The driver was friendly. Zero English, but that’s okay - I speak zero Chinese, and his job was driving. And he was NOT good at that. A very aggressive driver, cutting in and out of traffic, tailgating and honking incessantly at slower drivers, even cutting in front of pedestrians at intersections. (Then again, it appears this may be the norm In Shanghai.)

We were fortunate that the crowds were light, probably because it was SO hot the day we went. Zhouzhuang was the most interesting with its very old houses, people going about daily life amid the tourists, and the boat ride was nice. Just need a little more free time for shopping.
Written 29 July 2018
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Bca3
9 contributions
Great time! Joy, our guide, was full of information. The garden in Suzhou was nice, not quite what I was expecting though. I bet it would be more impressive in the spring and summer with more flowers, at least the sun was out! The 900 yo tree was cool too. Then we did the silk factory tour, really interesting to learn the whole process. Had lunch at the silk factory and then went to Zhouzhuang. The water village was definitely the highlight with the boat ride. Very quite, serene, and relaxing ride. The village has lots of shops and food too. Wished we would have eaten in Zhouzhuang instead of at the silk factory though. The whole day wasn’t busy so it was nice to have more time to experience everything. Overall a great experience. Van from Shanghai was comfortable and safe, about 1.5 hr ride each direction though depending on Shanghai traffic. Thanks for a great time!
Written 27 December 2017
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Tamara M
Redwood City, CA2 contributions
The day trip was fine in the sense that we saw everything they said we would see. There were a couple of key problems that really detracted from our experience though. 1- the full trip was about 11.5 hours, of which 7 were spent driving, most of which was just in Shanghai picking and dropping people off. We weren’t even the first hotel. We only ended up having 20 minutes free in Zhouzhang because of this, which really was the point of the whole trip. Our time really could have been better spent if they set a central meeting and drop off location or worked out a better system. 2- the driver smoked in the van while we were at the sites. He stopped once we asked, but still this seemed like a pretty basic no no. 3- The pick up/ drop off plan wasn’t clear until the last minute. Our voucher said we needed to call the company to arrange our pick up time but we had a lot of trouble getting through. I was finally able to dig up an email address but when I emailed, they said they would leave a message with the hotel the night before the trip telling us when we’ll be picked up. It would have saved a lot of stress if we’d been given correct information from the start
Written 13 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gdiga
Milan, Italy48 contributions
I booked and paid this tour on the phone as the trip advisor payment did go through after trying a couple of times.
In the city of Suzhou we first visited the ‘famous garden’ which is nice but if you’ve already been to You Garden in Shanghai you can easily get bored as this doesn’t add any value to what you’ve already seen. We quickly stopped to enjoy the view of the canal from a nice bridge and we headed off to the silk factory.
The factory was quite interesting as they were actually showing the fully production process but I felt it was pretty quick as the factory staff just wanted to drag us into the showrooms which are actually shops where they sell any kind of goods.
Lunch was in a restaurant next to the factory. Nothing too exciting.
We moved to Zhouzhuang where we had a nice walk and a boat tour (of about 15 mins). The driver picked us up at 15.00
I felt it was quite quick and a bit poor to be a day tour. The guide, Aileen, was a nice girl but not totally fluent in English. She gave us some basic information in the Garden (things I could have easily read on any room descriptions) but she was just leading us not being very informative for the rest of the trip.
It’s a quite comfortable tour that allow you to easily explore two different cities but don’t expect too much out of it.
Written 3 January 2018
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travelplans123
Clayton, NC41 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Wonderful little town, must do boat ride. The woman that was navigating through very narrow spaces also sang in native language.
Written 8 October 2018
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geo k
Athens, Greece93 contributions
Oct 2017
might you not make it to Wuzhen take a small trip near the city and feel the unique atmosphere of medieval China
Written 7 August 2018
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Maria19860000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
It was amazing cultural experience to those who are looking to do something cultural and I loved that they had a good variety of souvenirs shops that are cheaper than in Shanghai city.
Written 4 April 2018
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Wanderer783934
41 contributions
Jul 2019
Suzhou is an easy 30 minute fast train ride form shanghai. We got a taxi to to Pananmen Gate, a must see. I don’t think many tourists get there as it’s not on travel group routes. A pagoda, Chinese buildings, a lake , gardens and a city wall, fortress adjoining the river. A very old bridge is a great photo . A taxi ride back into the old city centre and easy walks of the administrators garden , lions garden and many other attractions. Many markets to buy at which are vibrant and worth visiting at night time for the lights and activities. Not saying day time is any different.
Zhouzhuang water town is a nice place to visit but if only a day Suzhou is the place to go.
Written 30 September 2019
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robhall
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand11 contributions
Sep 2019
Not much to see in Suzou.Saw ancient house-silk factory and was left by the side of a canal with little information or interesting views.Zhouzuoung was a nice water village,but I felt it was a long day with little reward.The guide didnt seem too enthusiastic.
Written 25 September 2019
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