Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai | La Vacanza Travel

Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 9 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


You will experience two picturesque towns in this private day tour. Su Zhou is one of the oldest towns in Southern China with its nice climate and beautiful gardens, was known as "Paradise on Earth". Zhou Zhuang is the No.1 Water Village in China and always be called "Oriental Venice" because of the interconnected waterways and old residences.

Enjoy convenient round trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel or cruise terminal on this enriching tour. You will visit the UNESCO world heritage Master of Nets Garden, Grand Canal, Silk Factory and have a Chinese-style gondola ride in Zhou Zhuang Water Village. An authentic Chinese lunch in Su Zhou is also included. Besides, you will have a professional guide offers informative narration of the sites and share knowledge of China with you. 

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Stop At: Master-of-Nets Garden, No.11 Kuojiatou Alley, Daichengqiao Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China

This full-day exploration of Suzhou City and ZhouZhuang Water Village starts at 8:30 from your hotel or cruise terminal in Shanghai, where your private guide will pick you up and head to Suzhou. The first stop of the day will be the Master-of-Nets Garden. It is the smallest one of the Suzhou residential gardens but is considered as one of the most impressive ones in town. Its unique design, ethereal beauty, and enduring cultural significance have seen it proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panmen Gate, No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002 China

Pan Gate was the only entrance to the wall that surrounded ancient Suzhou. It is so famous for its complex of both land and water city gates that many times, people directly refer to it as the "Land and Water Gate".

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Suzhou Silk Museum, No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

Afterward, head to the No.1 silk mill. At the factory, you will see complete production of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, reeling, yarn spinning, and packing. Furthermore, at the product exhibition hall, you will see a collection of products produced by this factory.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004 China

Then you'll have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant near the Ancient Grand Canal. You will try some local dishes.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Zhouzhuang Water Town, Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300 China

After lunch, you will be driven to ZhouZhuang Water Village. Wander about the heart of the village you will get a real feel for local life by the water and enjoy lovely scenes of white-washed houses, stone bridges and traditional-style houses by a boat ride.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Private Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Private driver/guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat Ride
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Panmen Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Silk Museum

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Departure Time

08:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

User's Reviews


18 Oct, 2023

The tour guide and driver were very good and showed us a good time Suzhou was very interesting and the Watertown was fun and the lady who ran our boat sang for us


09 Oct, 2023

Roy was our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, caring and spoke good English. He took us to such a nice place for lunch ! the tour was pleasant and interesting thank you, Roy!

Donna M

08 Nov, 2019

Jaimie, our tour guide was terrific. She was really knowledgeable, organized and thoughtful. She did a wonderful job showing us around, navigating the crowds, and telling us about the places we visited. Enjoyed learning so much from her. Driver was great, too.

Kevin M

31 Oct, 2019

Tom was our guide. Our first stop was this garden and the amount of knowledge he knew about it was unbelievable. He told us the deference in gardens of Civic, military and wealthy leaders of that day and how you could tell whose garden it was. He pointed out the seating arrangements of a room and where the most important person set and why. He explained why the windows were the shape that they were. He was a very knowledgeable guide. Absolutely loved learning as much as he could share. The silk factory was also great. I was really impressed to learn how much leaves a silk worm would eat. Tour was very informative and Tom was a great guide. Again, can't begin to tell you how great of a guide and how great of a tour it was.


27 Oct, 2019

Our guide, Leo, was very responsive to our interests, questions and needs. His English was great, sharing so much information and responding in detail to our questions. Our full day excursion was just what we needed. We highly recommend Leo.

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