3 Days Suzhou Gardens and Water Town of Zhouzhuang

    Tour Code:scpt-67

    Start: Suzhou

    End: Suzhou

    Duration: 3 Days

    Tour Type: Private tour

    Featured graceful private gardens of south China and the intoxicating South China water town - Ancient Town of Zhouzhuang. The bell of Hanshan Temple attracts tourists home and abroad. It seems that we are in paradise by touching the elegance of south China.
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    10-04-2014

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    Suzhou
    The tour starts at around 2:00pm and please make sure you arrive in Suzhou before 1:00pm.
    Arrive in Suzhou. Pick up at Hotel/Railway Station in Suzhou. Visit Humble Administrators Garden, Hanshan Temple.
    Overnight in Suzhou
    Suzhou
    Visit Panmen Gate, Lingering Garden, Master of Nets Garden.
    Overnight in Suzhou
    Suzhou - Zhouzhuang - Suzhou
    Transfer to Zhouzhuang. Visit Zhouzhuang Ancient Town.
    Back to Suzhou and Departure.
    This tour ends at earliest around 2:00pm. So make sure you leave Suzhou not earlier than 3:00pm.
    Day 1 Suzhou

    The tour starts at around 2:00pm and please make sure you arrive in Suzhou before 1:00pm. The guide will help you to make hotel check-in or arrange free activities if you arrive earlier.

    The guide will greet you at the hotel or railway station in Suzhou. And then transfer to the Humble Administrator's Garden- a typical Chinese private classical garden and the top of Chinese’s Four Great Gardens. Strolling around the gardens, you will be surprised at its exquisite structure, elegant buildings and harmonious layout.

    After then head for Hanshan Temple, a time-honored Buddhist temple in Suzhou. With a history of more than 1,400 years, Hanshan Temple was one the top ten famous temples in Chinese history. You can see not only typical Buddhist buildings, but also many stone inscriptions.

    Day 2 Suzhou

    After breakfast, you will go to the Panmen Gate, one of the symbols if ancient city of Suzhou. With a history of 2,500 years, the gate is well-preserved with city wall, water-gate, arrow holes, rampway, etc. You can see the Wumen Gate Bridge and the Auspicious Light Pagoda on the top of the gate.

    Then drive to Lingering Garden, one of the China’s four famous gardens. Originally a private garden, the Lingering Garden is well-known for its exquisite decorations and rare stones. Taking a walk in the garden, you will have chance to appreciate its three treasures - Guanyun Peak, Nanmu Hall and Picture of Sunshine After Rain on a Stone.

    After then, continue to Master of Nets Garden, one of the top four gardens in Suzhou. First founded in 1174 of Song Dynasty, the garden is the smallest but most impressive among gardens in Suzhou. You will find its compact layout and sophisticated building.

    Day 3 Suzhou>>Zhouzhuang>>Suzhou

    Morning transfer to Zhouzhuang Ancient Town, which is renowned as the No.1 water town in China. Reputed as “land flooded with water” since ancient times, Zhouzhuang Ancient Town offers you typical sceneries of ancient water town, including old streets, ancient houses and time-honored bridges. You are suggested to take a cruise to pass through the stone arch bridges, the old-aged buildings and streets and enjoy locals' lifestyle.

    Then drive back to Suzhou. You tour ends when the guide sees you off at your hotel or Suzhou railway station.

    This tour ends at earliest around 2:00pm. So make sure you leave Suzhou not earlier than 3:00pm.

    Pricing Policy
    • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner. Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
    Accommodation
    • The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    • Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    • Your length of stay in Suzhou can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    • The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    • We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
    Breakfast
    • The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    • Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
    Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    • The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    • If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    • Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and dinner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    • Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
    Transfer Service
    • We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    • Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
    Scenic Spots
    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.
    Inclusions

    • Pick-up and drop-off service at airport/railway station in Suzhou.
    • Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
    • The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
    • Service charge and government taxes.
    • Two-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.

     
    Exclusions

    • Hotel single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Ca are not included unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D).

     
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    Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
    Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
    More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

     
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    UkWorldlywise Q: We are planning to stay a week in Shanghai and make a day trip to Suzhou. What is the best way to get to SZ from the Bund? And which day of the week will be a better day to visit it? Thanks. 2012.3.31

    A: From the Bund, you can either go to Lujiazui subway station or East Nanjing Road subway station to take subway line 2. Stop at Hongqiao Railway Station and take high speed train there to SZ. You can choose a day during the weekdays so that it won't be crowded.

    Jeffrey R Q: Taxi from Suzhou To ZhouZhuang Water Town & Back How much time needed for travel by taxi? How much does it cost? Is there a return taxi from the Town back to the City downtown area? 2012.1.15

    A: Hi, it takes about 50min and costs about CNY120-150 for a single journey. If you wanna rent the taxi for round journey, you can bargain with the driver about the fare. you can rent a car with a driver for your journey. It can be more convenient. Ehi Car Service is suggested and you can get some information on the internet if needed.

    JamHo_10 Q: I will arrive at Pudong at 2:30pm. May i know which is the FASTEST transportation to Suzhou? Is it by bullet train? What are the schedules? 2011.9.12

    A: Hi, the fastest way is to take the high speed train to your destination in half an hour. But you need go to the local Railway Station first, by airport shuttle bus line 5 in about 80 min. Anyway, I suggest you take the direct long-distance bus at the airport upon your arrival. The whole journey takes about 3h. It can be more convenient.

    madprofessor Q: I will arrive at Pudong at 2:30pm. May i know which is the FASTEST transportation to Suzhou? Is it by bullet train? What are the schedules? 2011.8.18

    A: Hi, the fastest way is to take the high speed train to your destination in half an hour. But you need go to the local Railway Station first, by airport shuttle bus line 5 in about 80 min. Anyway, I suggest you take the direct long-distance bus at the airport upon your arrival. The whole journey takes about 3h. It can be more convenient.