Shanghai Shore Excursion: Suzhou And Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Trip

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Shanghai, Shanghai
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please choose the correct cruise port from the following options, as your cruise boat.
    1. Baoshan Port in Wusongkou
    2. Shanghai International .. read more
  • Return Details :
    1: Shanghai, China2: Shanghai, China3: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China4: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 2550 Hongqiao Rd, Changning,.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a privately guided shore excursion to the picturesque towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang while in port in Shanghai. On this day trip by private vehicle, stroll through Suzhou's marvelous Net Master Garden and view its Grand Canal. Youll explore Zhouzhuang's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola and dine on a Chinese lunch. With an expert guide, observe the traditional daily life in these centuries-old towns, situated within the Yangtze basin a trip to be remembered!


All entrance fees included

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Day trip (destination A to B)

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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After your cruise ship docks in Shanghai, your guide will take you by private vehicle to Suzhou, one of the oldest Chinese towns established around 600 BC in the Yangtze basin. As you explore the lovely environs, youll see why this village is often referred to as the Venice of the East for its interconnected waterways.

Your guide will tell you how Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to emerge from Mao Zedongs Cultural Revolution largely unchanged -- including gardens that remained almost intact. Stop at Net Master Garden, an exquisite example of a Ming dynasty garden, and admire its construction as a microcosm of the universe in a confined space, reflecting harmonious Chinese principles.

Next, head to the town's ancient city wall and view Suzhous Grand Canal before enjoying a guided tour of a silk-spinning factory. Youll observe the ways Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century, and then take a break for a Chinese-style lunch at a local establishment before heading to Zhouzhuang.

When you reach the water village of Zhouzhuang, float through the charming waterways aboard a Chinese-style gondola, and admire the towns well-preserved architecture dating back more than 900 years. Your guide will point out some of the 60 carved-brick archways and 100 traditional courtyards of the buildings still in use since the Ming and Qing dynasties. Observe everyday life along the waterways where residents do everything from shopping from boat vendors to washing their clothes before your day trip ends with return transport to the Shanghai cruise port.

Before you make the booking, please check with your cruise company or your agent to confirm the name of the cruise port. There are 3 cruise ports in Shanghai and surrounding. They are Shanghai International Cruise Terminal at Dong Da Ming Road, Baoshan Port at Wusongkou, and Waigaoqiao Port. Choosing the correct cruise port is very important.


Private English-speaking guide

Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

Port pickup and drop-off

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Chinese-style lunch



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time