4 Days Classic Shanghai and Suzhou Tour

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-- Nanjing Road
-- The Bund
-- Master-of-Nets Garden
-- Small Canal
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Tour Code: HRC-SH07

Tour Description

Attend the tour for buoyant big Shanghai and refined delicate Suzhou! You’ll have your eyes wide open for the most modern skyscraper, the most thriving shopping street and the largest-scaled Western old buildings in Shanghai. On the other way round, you’ll also experience the classic Chinese garden, the pretty riverside residences and well-preserved traditional lifestyle in Suzhou. What an interesting contrast!

Visit the top landmarks of Shanghai, Nanjing Road and The Bund.

Appreciate the splendid serene Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou.

Feast on the beautiful riverside scenery along the Small Canal, Suzhou.

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai - Free time
Today's Activities After airport/ railway station pick-up and hotel transfer, you’ll have the rest of the day as your free time. Don’t let go of the colorful Shanghai nightlife outside your hotel. We recommend Shanghai Acrobatic show as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Cheer up your bravos! Or you can simply visit Xintiandi Bar Street to feel the vibrant night color in Shanghai and romantic tone that prevails the whole street.
Highlights
Shanghai Acrobatic show Xintiandi Xintiandi          
Shanghai Acrobatic show Enjoy leisure in Xintiandi Xintiandi bar street          
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Temple of City God will show you Taoism or what a grand Taoist temple looks like. The more interesting thing is that you’ll taste all sorts of tasty local cuisine there.

Next is Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center where you can get to know this metropolis. From professional exhibits and various interactive display means, you can have a better understanding of Shanghai's yesterday, today and tomorrow. Remember to visit the highlight 360 Degree Experience Hall.

Then the car will pull you to the most flourishing Nanjing Road. Strolling along this 1,599-meter-long pedestrian road, you can discover whatever item you wish to discover. Your eyes will be attracted by numerous shops where varicolored clothes, ornaments, and other shopping stuff are on display.

Take a 10-minute walk away from Nanjing Road, soon you reach The Bund that provides you with a long array of magnificent buildings in different architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style...Here you can not only embrace an epitomized old Shanghai, but also take in the booming view of the new Shanghai on the other side across the River. There is Shanghai World Financial Center stands. You will enjoy the stunning panorama of Shanghai city standing at the 100th –floor sightseeing platform(474-meter-high).
Highlights
Temple of City God The Bund Shanghai World Financial Center          
Temple of City God The Bund Shanghai World Financial Center          
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai(Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast and the following 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive in Suzhou, the gorgeous city of gardens. The tour begins with Master-of-Nets Garden, a delicate garden that collects all the features of Suzhou gardens. In 1 hour you’ll be wowing for the polished pictures the garden makes through smartly arranged pavilion, halls, lotus pond, blossom and corridors.

Along the Small Canal you’ll be impressed with the ink painting scroll of Suzhou cityscape. The elements that make up a water town, like stone arch bridges, on-the-river markets, traditional yards shaded with willows are all presented. What’s more, the Small Canal sends you to Suzhou Flower and Bird Market. You’ll be in a color riot of bonsai and blossom while enjoying the sonata of various birds and crickets. It is right these lovely creatures that adorn up the houses of Suzhou people.

The deepest exploration comes to Suzhou Silk Factory. You may marvel at the stunning Suzhou silk products yet you haven’t found the secret of silk manufacture. Through examining silkworm process and spinning wheel you’ll have the secret unveiled. In the late afternoon let’s finish Suzhou tour and drive back to Shanghai.
Highlights
Master-of-Nets Garden Small Canal Suzhou Silk Factory          
Master-of-Nets Garden Cruise along Small Canal Ancient spinning wheels in Suzhou Silk Factory          
Day 4 Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Shanghai airport. Wish you a nice journey!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro Line 1, 3 and 4. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. To better serve the guests, the hotel arranges shuttle bus to take them to the shopping malls within the commercial zone. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 2 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to highly-praised local restaurants.

Shanghai

Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund

Suzhou

Suzhou cuisine is renowned for its unique sweet flavor, color and aroma, and it's always beautifully presented. Some of the best local dishes are songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish), Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel), Xigua Ji (Chicken Steamed in Watermelon Rind), etc.

Songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish) Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel)
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Comments

Hello Cherry,

In Shanghai we have Matthew (Mr Fan) as tour guide and he is also a great tour guide! He looks after us and making sure we are not conned by the taxis and also other things to look out for. He makes sure the driver drives safely and also not to talk on the mobile phone while driving. Many minor things are well taken care by Matthew. It seems minor but it means a lot to us! He has good knowledge of Shanghai and we will recommend you to use him often as a tour guide for your other customers! Matthew is also very initiative tour guide as he always avoids using the route where there are many other visitors and we can have fun and taking our time to enjoy every moment!

The Shanghai Acrobatic show! We enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you for the beautiful seats they are right at the front of the theatre!

Customer: Mr. Monori

Destination:Shanghai

Related Tour: Shanghai Acrobatic show , 3 Days Shanghai Impression Tour

Dear Libby,

Regarding our trip in China, I want to say that it was very successful on all scales. It was very well organized from your side and all the people (drivers, tour guides) were very helpful and nice. You all did great job.

Tour guides: they were all very nice and friendly. We liked them all.

Drivers: the same. they are nice and friendly.

Accommodation: in general, they were also fine. there are some very small issues but they do not matter. In the end they are all 3 stars hotels.

Of course it was a pleasure to talk with you and with your colleagues and in fact I would love to visit china again. When I come next time I will definitely call you and I will also recommend my friends, who want to visit china, to make their tour through "China tour Guide".

Customer: Mr. Malaeb

Destination:Hangzhou - Suzhou -Shanghai

Related Tour: 4 Days Classic Shanghai and Suzhou Tour , 5 Days Shanghai Extension Tour to Hangzhou

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