Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

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From $220.00

10 reviews   (4.90)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Shanghai, Shanghai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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You will experience two picturesque towns in this private day tour. Su Zhou is one of the oldest towns in Southern China with its nice climate and beautiful gardens, was known as "Paradise on Earth". Zhou Zhuang is the No.1 Water Village in China and always be called "Oriental Venice" because of the interconnected waterways and old residences.

Enjoy convenient round trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel or cruise terminal on this enriching tour. You will visit the UNESCO world heritage Master of Nets Garden, Grand Canal, Silk Factory and have a Chinese-style gondola ride in Zhou Zhuang Water Village. An authentic Chinese lunch in Su Zhou is also included. Besides, you will have a professional guide offers informative narration of the sites and share knowledge of China with you. 

What's Included

Boat Ride

Bottled water


Private air-conditioned vehicle

Private driver/guide

Private Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What's Not Included


Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 85

Additional Info

  • Infant meals not included
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infant meals not included
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.

What To Expect

Master-of-Nets Garden
This full-day exploration of Suzhou City and ZhouZhuang Water Village starts at 8:30 from your hotel or cruise terminal in Shanghai, where your private guide will pick you up and head to Suzhou. The first stop of the day will be the Master-of-Nets Garden. It is the smallest one of the Suzhou residential gardens but is considered as one of the most impressive ones in town. Its unique design, ethereal beauty, and enduring cultural significance have seen it proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Panmen Gate
Pan Gate was the only entrance to the wall that surrounded ancient Suzhou. It is so famous for its complex of both land and water city gates that many times, people directly refer to it as the "Land and Water Gate".

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou Silk Museum
Afterward, head to the No.1 silk mill. At the factory, you will see complete production of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, reeling, yarn spinning, and packing. Furthermore, at the product exhibition hall, you will see a collection of products produced by this factory.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
Then you'll have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant near the Ancient Grand Canal. You will try some local dishes.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Zhouzhuang Water Town
After lunch, you will be driven to ZhouZhuang Water Village. Wander about the heart of the village you will get a real feel for local life by the water and enjoy lovely scenes of white-washed houses, stone bridges and traditional-style houses by a boat ride.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Donna M, 08-11-2019
Jaimie, our tour guide was terrific. She was really knowledgeable, organized and thoughtful. She did a wonderful job showing us around, navigating the crowds, and telling us about the places we visited. Enjoyed learning so much from her. Driver was great, too.
Great tour and great guide.
Kevin M, 31-10-2019
Tom was our guide. Our first stop was this garden and the amount of knowledge he knew about it was unbelievable. He told us the deference in gardens of Civic, military and wealthy leaders of that day and how you could tell whose garden it was. He pointed out the seating arrangements of a room and where the most important person set and why. He explained why the windows were the shape that they were. He was a very knowledgeable guide. Absolutely loved learning as much as he could share. The silk factory was also great. I was really impressed to learn how much leaves a silk worm would eat. Tour was very informative and Tom was a great guide. Again, can't begin to tell you how great of a guide and how great of a tour it was.
Fun day trip from Shanghai
Voyager791981, 27-10-2019
Our guide, Leo, was very responsive to our interests, questions and needs. His English was great, sharing so much information and responding in detail to our questions. Our full day excursion was just what we needed. We highly recommend Leo.
A great tour
Allan_B, 26-07-2019
We had a great time touring around Suzhou and ZhouZhuang with Mark. We particularly enjoyed learning about the silk making process at the No. 1 Silk Mill. Lunch was also fantastic and Mark selected some amazing dishes and was very accommodating throughout the whole day. Would recommend this tour if you are looking to take a trip out of Shanghai.
Day trip
1469swr, 26-09-2019
Great day out at the water Village
Went on the tour from Shanghai to the water Village by bus about 1.5hrs
Boat ride to village with a historic tour of the town and lunch, lots of shops.

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