Suzhou & Zhouzhuang

 

Suzhou & Zhouzhuang

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  • In just one day you can discover the wonders of Suzhou, known throughout China for its beautiful gardens, and Zhouzhuang, the most famous water town of  the Jiangsu Province.

    Our suggested itinerary starts right from Suzhou.

    Once in the city you can go to the Xinshiqiao pier, in the south-west area of ​​the center, and embark on an breathtaking cruise on the Grand Canal.

    You will discover the most important artificial river in the world and admire the historical evidence preserved of this beautiful stretch of land.  

    At the end of this pleasant and relaxing activity you can discover the places that make this city famous. For beauty and uniqueness, the traditional gardens of Suzhou are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Visiting the Master of Nets Garden, you will discover the eternal charm of a small but well preserved place.   At the end of the visit, we suggest moving north. A rickshaw ride through the streets of Suzhou will be the ideal way to discover the charm and life of the old town, thus reaching your next destination.  

    The next stop will be Humble Administrator's Garden. The most famous and spectacular among the Suzhou gardens.  

    At the end of this intense and engaging morning, it will be time for a well-deserved break for lunch.

    Our itinerary still includes many discoveries and wonderful sceneries. Time to get back on the road, to reach the second destination of the day. Zhouzhuang is about 50 minutes drive from Suzhou.

    We suggest starting from the north and going south, along the main canal keeping on the left side.

    You will discover immediately, the beauty of ancient stone bridges.

    On rue Beishi, you will meet and photograph the famous Twin Bridges and the Fu'an Bridge.

     

    In the same street you will discover the two most important ancient residences of the city.

    You will encounter first the Zhang Residence. Let I fascinate you with its traditional style.

    A little further south, the Shen Residence is characterized by elegance and size.

    We recommend these visits to learn about the lifestyle of two important families of the past, lived in different ages.

     

    At this point, cross the main canal and head west.

    You will visit the amazing Quanfu Temple.

    Beautiful Buddhist building surrounded by a large, idyllic and hidden space.

     

    Continuing north, along the main canal, you will notice a marvellous ancient road.

    Along  Zhengfeng Street you will discover why the city of Zhouzhuang is so special for crafts and business opportunities.

    The typical products are still handmade by skilled artisans, according to the techniques of the past.

     

    OUR TOUR GUIDES

     

    You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want an expert guide who will show you all the wonders you will encounter during the suggested itinerary.

    You will be entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary chosen by you has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask your tour guide to assist you in visiting another point of interest or help you with your shopping.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)

     

     

    OUR TRANSPORTATION

     

    You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want a transportation service of 4-seater private car, or 9-seater tourist bus or 30-seater tourist bus. You are entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary you choose has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask to assist you in visiting another point of interest.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)It's a private service, so the mean of transportation you select can be solely used by your group. The parking and lunch costs of the driver are not included in the fee. The costs will be shown to you upon receipts and the amounts can be reimbursed directly to the driver.