Explore Zhouzhuang, one of China's prettiest water towns, and Pingjiang Road, the heart of Suzhou, on this 8-hour private day trip. Amble the historic streets and sinuous bridges of Zhouzhuang before you ride a rickshaw around Suzhou's historic Pingjiang Road quarter and see for yourself what gained this historic city the title 'Venice of the East'.
Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your Suzhou hotel by 9am: it's about an hour's drive to Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns in China.The Chinese value Zhouzhuang for its cultural heritage, ancient residential buildings, elegant watery views, and colorful local traditions and customs. Enjoy dazzling views of antique stone houses reflected in tranquil waters as you stroll its historic streets with your guide, and capture shots of vistas including the Twin Bridges, Shide and Yongan.Lunch is at your own expense, but your guide can recommend restaurants and local specialties and help you navigate the menu in either Zhouzhuang or Suzhou.Once you've returned to Suzhou, you'll visit Pingjiang Road, which ambles beside a narrow canal. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy a rickshaw tour of the quarter that surrounds it. You'll pass through a vegetable market, historic streets, and traditional buildings and see locals going about their business as your guide explains the role that canals played in Suzhou's history. Finally, you'll drive back to your hotel, returning around 5pm.