Group Day Tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

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From $144.00

16 reviews   (4.81)

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TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Suzhou and Zhouzhuang are entitled as the “ Garden City” or “Oriental Venice”. Come and see the beauty of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang in this day tour, which is the best way to appreciate these two picturesque water towns. During this tour, you will visit the Master of Net’s Garden, Panmen Ancient City Wall, Zhoouzhuang Water Village ,Double Bridges , and even more! And Suzhou is also the hometown of silk, this tour will make a short stop in Suzhou No.1 mill where you can learn about the whole process of silk weaving.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Local guide


Selected hotel pickup (Pudong Sheraton Hotel; Grand Hyatt Shanghai; Le Royal Meridien Hotel; Hilton Shanghai)

The scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included


Hotel drop-off

River cruise at Zhouzhuang

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 75

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Zhouzhuang Water Town
A 900-year-old water village with well preserved residences

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Master-of-Nets Garden
small but very exquisite garden with perfect layout

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
Where you can learn the whole process from silk breeding to cocoon weaving

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Panmen Gate
an ancient city wall with the old tower and pagoda.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
while climbing to the top of the bridge, you may enjoy the ancient pagoda, the winding canal and the ancient city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Had a great time
alicexuya, 01-07-2019
We attended a tour to Water Village with our guide Clair. We have had a wonderful time and visited one of the most famous village near Shanghai. Clair was very informative and told us a lot about the history of Shanghai.
Amazing experience to Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with Michael and Rose
darlikosta_, 22-04-2019
The trip to Su Zhou and Zhouzhuang was totally worth it! Both places are amazing and offer a very unique experience. Our tour guide, Michael was very familiar to the area, thus he told us many interesting facts about the visited places and also took marvelous photos of us at the nicest spots. He was also extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that we enjoyed our time to the fullest! The whole tour was remarkable!

The next day me and my mother booked another 4 hour tour through Shanghai. We visited many beautiful and fairy-like gardens, each with a very interesting story behind it. We also visited both modern and old part of the city, an amazing harmony formed between the two! Our tour guide, Rose was marvelous, she informed us about all the fantastic details and she showed us all around the place with the utmost excitement, which made our tour even better!

Thanks to Michael and Rose, you guys are fantastic!!

Here are some pictures!
Great day in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
Lfeats83, 14-03-2019
Had a wonderful trip to these two cities on March 11, 2019. Our tour guide Winnie was a delight. She was personable, with very good English ability. She was very responsive to our questions beyond just the tour cities, discussing topics such as Chinese wedding customs and family life in an engaging manner.
The tour stops were as described in other reviews; the master-of-nets garden was a nice surprise--beautiful and peaceful in a very small acreage plot. Lunch was among the best we ate in our 3 weeks in China, and Winnie and the driver ate with us, which was a nice touch, since she was so engaging.
Zhouzhuang has an interesting history and isn't as tourist trappish as I feared it might be. Taking a gondola ride gives a differing perspective of the town, with some great photo ops.
We appreciated Winnie's flexibility--we had already toured a silk processing facility, so we just spent a short time at the silk facility so we could make a few purchases we'd failed to make at the other facility.
Logistics were very good, communication by text/email was timely, and Winnie was actually early for our pickup.
In summary, a very worthwhile day trip from Shanghai, with some great memories and photos.
Lovely water town
Julie_B, 04-06-2019
I was the only person on this tour - so I did feel a bit awkward as I prefer small group tours
That said - my guide Winni was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating
The drive to Suzhou was long - maybe 90 mins or so but the Administrators Garden was so picturesque and the architecture was amazing
We grabbed lunch in a local restaurant and then made out way to the water town

This town was the least packed of the water towns I have visited (not sure if its the location or the cooler weather - but I found it rather relaxing and I could admire the beauty
(I visited Zhujiajiao in late May and there was no room to room)
I would recommend this day trip
Tranquil tour but lots of car time
Lauren B, 14-04-2019
Zhouzhuang was a very quaint and tranquil town. I enjoyed learning this portion the most. It unfortunately began to rain so we weren’t able to do the river boat cruise. Lunch was great and he helped with our dietary restrictions. Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options which is hard to come by in China.

Next to Suzhou for the silk factory tour. It was fascinating but the ending leads your through a huge tacky silk market that is extremely expensive.

The garden of the nest was nice but kind of small and I liked Yu Gardens more in downtown Shanghai as it has much more to offer visually.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot!

The biggest frustration is we were in the car a lot. It takes about 2 hours to the first town around and hour to the next and then it took over 3 hours to get back.

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