The Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou
Day 01: Arrival in Shanghai
You will welcomed by our guide outside the baggage claim area at Shanghai Hongqiao or Pudong Airport according to your arrival flight. Then you will be transferred to the hotel by the private van with an experienced driver. If your flight arrives in Shanghai early, we will arrange you visit the Bund along the Huangpu River and the nearby Nanjing Road, where you would not only go shopping, but also watch the local life style.
Day 02: Shanghai - Suzhou
This morning, you will be guided to take the soft seat train to Suzhou. It may take more than 30 minutes. When you get off the train, you will find our guide holding a banner with your name waiting in the platform. After checking at the hotel, you will visit the most beautiful classical gardens in China, the Humble Administrator's Garden. The water pools consists one third of this garden, which well represents the main theme of the rural village in China South. Continually you will visit another garden, the Garden of the Master of the Nets, which is smaller than the Humble Administrator's Garden, but its exquisite layout and buildings stands out in so many gardens in China. The last stop in Suzhou is the Tiger Hill with a long history more than 2500 years. You will definitely enjoy there. (B+L)
Day 03: Suzhou - Zhouzhuang - Shanghai
After about one hour driving, you will arrive at Zhouzhuang, the No. 1 Water Town of China. Along the river flowing through the small town, you will be guided to visit the Hall of Shen's residence, a Qing style complex. Walking along the flagstone streets, enjoying the elegant water views and watching the traditional lifestyle may give you a moment illusion back to the ancient time. After the whole day water town trip, you will be transferred back to Shanghai and check in at the hotel. (B)
Zhouzhuang Water Town
Day 04: Shanghai
Today your tour starts at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the landmark building in Shanghai. It is composed of sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and exhibitions, which make it one of the hot places in Shanghai. Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, located at the political and cultural center of Shanghai. A la carte lunch is arranged in a well selected restaurant. The next stop, the Yuyuan Garden turns out to be another style compared with the former two places. It is a famous Classic Garden with refined layout and buildings. Out of this garden, there is an Old City Gold Temple and also a commercial street with many vendors. Strolling this area for a while is a good idea as there can be considered the representative places for old Shanghai. Then visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 05: Departure from Shanghai
Your last stop in Shanghai will be the Jade Buddha Temple, which houses a lot of ancient sculptures, paintings and scriptures, among which two jade Buddha statues are the most famous. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport to board your homeward flight.(B)
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