4 Days Shanghai Group Tour with Extension to Suzhou

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Tour Code: CTG-SHGT01

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Save on budget while experience more joy with other travelers together! Encounter with both the traditional and modern Shanghai, and take an extension tour to the garden paradise Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town.

Old & New Shanghai Contrast

Serene & Relaxing journey at Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town

One-stop service incl. airport pick-up & see-off, round-trip hotel tansfer & English-speaking guide

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai: Airport Pick-up & Hotel Transfer
Today's Activities Welcome to Shanghai! Upon arrival, you will receive warm welcome from our local tour guide at the airport, and then be escorted to your hotel for checking in. Today is free for your own activities, whether to have a good rest at the hotel, or take a stroll around for a first peek into the city.
Day 2 Shanghai Tradition & Modernity Contrast Group Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, and tour guide will pick up all guests from downtown hotels and then lead you to explore the city. First comes the City God Temple, the most significant Taoist temple in Shanghai with over 600 years' history. It's a local worshiping place with snacks area around. Then move to Yuyuan Garden to appreciate its architectural elegance and beauty. Followed up is the Bund, where a great collision of the Chinese and Western building styles is presented. Also visit the Old French Concession for a brief dive into the past.

After lunch, you will explore the modern Shanghai with visits to Pudong New Financial Area and Shanghai 2010 Expo Park. Then a tour to the Pearl City will satisfy your shopping desire. You will also experience the traditional local life at the Old Residential Longtang. At the end of the tour, the guide will escort you back to your hotel.
Highlights
City God Temple Yuyuan Garden The Bund          
City God Temple Yuyuan Garden The Bund          
Day 3 Extension Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After having your breakfast at the hotel, you will join the group and start an extension tour to the nearby Suzhou, which is about 2 hours' drive from Shanghai downtown. Hotel pick-up service is applied to Shanghai downtown hotels.

Suzhou is most famous for its traditional gardens and silk embroidery. Let's start with the Lingering Garden, which offers you fascinating scenes from every single angle of the garden. Then comes the Ancient Suzhou Silk Museum, where you will learn about the silk-making process, related history and representative art works.

After lunch, you will head for Zhouzhuang Water Town. This ancient small town is noted for its laid-back lifestyle and profound cultural background. You will feast your eyes with the well-preserved old residential houses, elegant watery views while experiencing local traditions and customs.
Highlights
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Museum Twin Bridges in Zhouzhang          
Lingering Garden Suzhou Silk Museum Twin Bridges in Zhouzhang          
Day 4 Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Enjoy your breakfast and take your time easy until your departure to the next destination. Local guide will transfer you to the 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: an air-conditioned tour coach, 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
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Comments

Dear Choury and Billy,

Thank you soooooooooo much for the wonderful planning you have done for us. We have not had any problems with our trip, and we have been so grateful to you both for your kindness to us throughout the tour. We appreciated the messages your sent, and the way you responded so quickly to all the emails and texts.

When we arrived in Shanghai, we were upgraded to an executive suite. That was a real luxury for us, and a big surprise. We have enjoyed looking around this vibrant city and had a lovely meal on our second to last night at a place called M Restaurant on the Bund, with the spectacular views you can see below.

I do hope that we can keep in touch. You seem more like a friend to us than a guide planner! Bruce and I wish you and Billy all the best with your work, and we hope lots of other people get to hear of your thoughtfulness and care of people.

Goodbye for now, and thank you again, dear Choury and Billy. We will be off to New Zealand tomorrow, but will think of you often. This has been an amazing trip.

Customer: The Murrays  Tour Code: 23536

Destinations: Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai

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Hi Nancy,

Thanks for arranging our wonderful 28 day holiday to China in September. The blend of your arrangements and the few customised stops that we added with extra days, worked very well for us. All the agents did a good job and we thank them all.

regards

Customer: Mr. Jones  Tour Code: 22835

Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Xi'an - Yangtze River Cruise - Guilin - Yangshuo

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