This 3-day itinerary departs from Shanghai and covers the famous attractions in Suzhou and Hangzhou, such as Zhouzhuang Water Town, Humble Administrator' Garden, West Lake and etc.
Pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Zhouzhuang (2hrs driving), visit Water Town Zhouzhuang. Zhouzhuang is an ancient culture town in South China. The town is surrounded by water with many branching streams, stone bridges and old residence with black tiles and white walls. Our tour guide will accompany you to visit the scenic spots in Zhouzhuang, such as the Twin Bridge, Shen House, Zhang House and etc.
Then transfer to Suzhou (1hr driving). Upon arrival, visit the Tiger Hill. It is famed in East Asia because of the poem "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge" by Zhang Ji, a Tang Dynasty poet. He describes the melancholy scene of himself as a dejected traveler, moored at night at Fengqiao, hearing the bells of Chilly Hill Temple.
Overnight in Suzhou.
Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the No.1 Silk Factory. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China’s garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of southeast China’s private gardens. Then transfer to Hangzhou (3 hrs driving). Upon arrival, Cruise on the West Lake. The West Lake is like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, with beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products.
Overnight in Hangzhou.
Humble Administrator's Garden
Breakfast & Lunch
Visit the Lingyin & Peak from Afar Scenic Area, the Six-Harmony Pagoda, the Tiger Spring and the Mei Jia Wu Tea Village. Located at the north-west of the West Lake at Hangzhou, Lingyin Temple is one of the oldest and most significant ancient Buddhist temple of China.
Six Harmonies Pagoda, highly erected by the Qiantang River and to the south of the West Lake, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It is first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), in a way to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River. The name of the pagoda is related to six codes of Buddhism.
The water from the Tiger Spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as among the finest in China.The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty, Longjing tea.
Meijiawu is an ancient village with a history of more than 600 years. The tea plantation covers an area of more than 800,000 square meters. The whole village is surrounded by green mountains with picturesque scenery. Meijiawu is the largest production base of Longjing Tea.
Transfer back to Shanghai.
Six Harmony Pagoda
Meijiawu Tea Village
|City||5-Star Hotel||4-Star Hotel||3-Star Hotel|
|Suzhou||Grand Trustel Aster Suzhou||Hotel Soul Suzhou||Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Changjiang|
|Hangzhou||Grand Metropark Hotel||Best Western Hangzhou||Holiday Inn Express Hangzhou Gongshu|
Tour site arrangement ( 5*) / Tour Guide ( 4*) Very nice and helpful , speak good English. However, I don't think he should drink while he was on duty. / Driver ( 5*) / Hotel ( 3*) / FOOD ( 1*) = The first 2 lunch was not impressive But acceptable. The third lunch was totally disappointed , the only dishes more..
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!] by Hui Wu,01/24/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour in Oct 2010 and would recommend it to those who want to explore this part of China. This is our 2nd tour with Chinatour.net and the experiences on both were positive. They were both very pleasant, trouble free & memorable. Everything from hotel accommodation to the personal ser more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Tran Tai,11/13/2010
The driver and guides were very good. They knew the history and the locations of the places of interest and were very generous with their expertise. The accommodation selected, the motor vehicle and the restaurants were of good quality. The only thing we would suggest is that the guide go over the menu choi more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Gillian Lance,04/25/2007