East China Garden and River Tour
from 5 days
Price (domestic air & land) from USD551 Condition?
5 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: RiverTour-Watertown-01
- Day 1 in Shanghai
- Day 1
Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet and escort you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to explore this amazing metropolis on your own.
- Day 2 in Suzhou
- Day 2
Today comfortable transfer will take you to Suzhou, a city well-known for its traditional gardens and refined silk embroidery.
Here you will visit the Humble Administrator Garden, one of China’s most beautiful gardens, set foot on the ancient Pan Gate, enjoy the gentle breeze, nice scenery & local life by taking a cruise along the 2,400-year-old Grand Canal.
Then drop by No.1 Silk Factory to discover the secret process of silk-making.
- Day 3 in Zhouzhuang
- Day 3
In the morning, you will be driven to the picturesque water town of Zhouzhuang. With a history of 900 years, Zhouzhuang is famous for its picturesque location, well-preserved buildings, ancient stone bridges and long-held customs.
You will see the Ancient Memorial Archway, cross the typical Twin Bridge, visit the old Quanfu Temple and Shen’s Residence, which is the grand residence of the richest merchant in Ming Dynasty.
After the tour, be transferred to Shanghai to catch an express train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, your local guide will pick you up and escort you to your hotel.
- Day 4-5 in Hangzhou
- Day 4
On this day, you will first paddle on the West Lake to enjoy its inviting scenery and often-talked legends. After, travel to the centuries-old Lingyin Temple to admire at exquisite Buddha statues and observe how locals do their worshipping here, and then climb the serene Feilai Peak to see its reputed religious embossings.
Later，you will take a walk in the picturesque Dragon Well Tea Plantation, watch an artistic Chinese tea ceremony and sip a cup of tasty Chinese tea.Day 5
You will be free to pursue your personal activities until your personal guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Looking for romance? Follow this 5-14 days trip that offers great chances to encounter love in the southern part of Yangtze Delta, where fair ladies, gorgeous scenery, love legends abound. Start from Suzhou, a 2500-year-old city that can rival Venice with its classical gardens and canal towns. Perhaps on a sunset boat ride in Zhouzhuang, you may catch someone's eye. Mt. Huangshan is also the perfect backdrop for romance. In Hangzhou, alive with love stories and settings for a romantic encounter, you are highly likely fall in love with the one you meet on a legendary bridge. These locations are also ready-made rendezvous for couples — all about love!
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You have maximized flexibility to choose accommodations, meals, departure time and group size. The tour will best match your requirements and preferences.
The price we offer is a package price excluding international airfares.
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It ranks with the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world.
Built in Sui Dynasty (605-616 AD), 1794 kilometers long, from Beijing to Hangzhou, the Grand Canal has created a bountiful agricultural region and served as a major transportation artery between north and south.
Built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty, it covers 10 acres and is the largest garden in Suzhou.
The garden is divided into eastern, middle and western parts, all of this centers upon the broad expanse of a lake to form the poetic and picturesque garden landscape and waterscape with exquisite buildings and luxuriant vegetation.
It is an ancient culture town in Southern China.
The town is surrounded by water with many branching streams, stone bridges and old residences with black tiles and white walls.
It is surrounded by mountains on three sides, with an area of around 6.5 square kilometers. The circumference is around 15 kilometers. The average depth of West Lake is 0.8 meters, and the capacity is about 14,290,000 cubic meters. The 10 Views of West Lake can best illustrates its beauty.
The enchanting scenery also offers the perfect setting for romance, which results in many legends and myths about love. The most famous one is a heartbreaking love story about Lady White Snake. She fell in love with a mortal Xuxian on the broken Bridge on West Lake, but a monk broke them up and imprisoned Lady White Snake in Leifeng Pagoda. It’s said that not until the lake dried up, or the pagoda falls will she be released.
Dragon Well Green Tea is one of the most famous brands in China.
In this tea plantation, you can pick the tea leaves, taste a nice cup of tea and learn the history and processing procedure of tea.
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For Guilin, a cruise along the picturesque Li River shows you terrific karst landscape, and the peaceful rural life of Yangshuo adds a pleasant contrast.
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