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$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour to Luzhi Ancient Water Town include Lunch

Meet your local friendly guide and the driver at Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station, enjoy about 50mins comfortable ride to the town, upon arrival, spend some quality time to explore Luzhi ancient water town with your local guide. Luzhi ranked top 8 water towns in south-east China without being over developed, it is reputable for its simply elegance and tranquility, typical Ming & Qing dynasty architecture built along the peaceful canal water, its ancient streets and alleys are of their own characteristics, gondolas stream down the canal with the boatman singing in the local dialects ,immerse yourself in the chanting local culture and scenery, a visit to the 1500 years old Buddhist temple in the town to learn the religious culture and custom in China. Visit a local a classic Chinese garden and enjoy the beauty of the ancient buildings, ponds and rockeries. The town is also featured with many old bridges built from the period of 10 th century till 19th century (over 70 bridges), thus got its name as “museum of the ancient bridges”. Enjoy a local tasty lunch with the recommendation from your guideAfter an enjoyable experience, you will be transferred back to our original meeting point in Suzhou area.

$118 Day Trips & Excursions

Disneyland Hotel Friendly Private Tour to Shanghai City highlights and Water Village

Your friendly private guide comes to pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Spend 1-hour driving time to a beautiful water village at your preference (Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Xitang, Tongli , Wuzheng, Luzhi, Nanxun or Mudu). On the way, your guide will share the history, culture of Shanghai, and you also are able to see the city landscape.Upon arrival, walk along the water town, and take a relaxing boat ride.Then drive back to Shanghai city for lunch, and start your afternoon tour from Shanghai Old Town where you can see City Gold Temple Bazaar and the famous Yu garden. Continue your tour to the Bund, and your last stop is at Former French concession. After your entire tour is finished, you will be drop-off at your hotel.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Suzhou and Luzhi Water Town Private Day Trip from Shanghai

After picking you up by car at your centrally located hotel in Shanghai, you will drive to Suzhou where you will visit the  private Garden of the Master of Nets, a masterpiece of Suzhou landscaping art with nearly 1000 years of history. It was built during Song dynasty and has been part of UNESCO cultural world heritage since 1997.  After a cup of coffee and taking a moment to breath in the magnificient atmosphere of this garden, you will proceed to Suzhou's best preserved part of its ancient city wall, including the a gate for water and land transport (climbing the city wall at own expense). On our next stop you will explore the reason for most of Suzhou's wealth, the silk. At one of the last silk factories in town established in 1926, you learn everything about this stunning material and it's production. Explore how the silk worms are grown, watch myriads of silk worms feasting on mulberry leaves (only from April to June and September to October), see how the silk is extracted from the cocoon, spun and later knitted into a final product. Afterwards you get to try some of Suzhou's culinary specialty dim sum like rose cake and so-called eyebrow cookies. A 30 min drive later you arrive in the ancient water town of Luzhi, an outstanding example of the use of canals as main roads of transportation. Here you explore the colorful Baosheng Monastery, a local religious center for centuries which hosts one of the last clay stuccos in China, as well as the myriad bridges and backlanes representative of the Southern Chinese water towns. After an exciting day full of culture, history and local delights, your private van will drive you back to your Shanghai hotel.

$120 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Two Days Suzhou Private Sightseeing Tour wtih Tongli Water Town

Day 1 Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station. Your first destination is Lingering Garden, it is the world UNESCO site. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Canglang Pavilion, is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and it's also one of the four most famous gardens in the city. Panmen Gate, also known as Pan Gate. It is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. It is also known in China for its architecture complex of both land and water city gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate". Shantang Street. Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as "the No.1 Ancient Street in China". Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed. Drive you back to your hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, drive you to Tongli water town (1 hour). Tongli water town is one of the six famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli Water Town was established in the Song Dynasty, has a history of over 1,000 years. It is very rich in cultural heritage. Traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming & Qing Dynasty, are the highlight of the city. Jiayin Hall is known for its fine carvings on the structure. Congben Hall is also known for its carvings on the structure. There are more than one hundred of well-preserved woodcarvings of traditional figures from Chinese classics. Tongli together with Zhouzhuang and Luzhi were listed in the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With the rapid modernization of China, large number of historical towns disappeared under the bulldozers, with only a handful of well-preserved historical townships remaining today. Then free on your own for a while until our guide drive you back to Suzhou and you will be taken back to your hotel or Suzhou train station.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Luzhi Water Town Day Tour From Suzhou

Pick up service can be arranged at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage. And drive you to Luzhi water town directly (around 1 hour)Luzhi Water Town is a famous historic old town located in the Wuzhong District, 18 km east of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It was also known as Puli, an ancient name for this town. Luzhi is famous for its beautiful waterways and ancient bridges, some of the bridges dated back to the Song Dynasty. A walk in the ancient town Luzhi is said to be a walk into history frozen in time, tranquil and serene. Luzhi was also awarded a Township Preservation Award by UNESCO since 2004.The special feature of the town is its numerous bridges. The one square kilometer (0.38 square miles) town proper once had 72 stone arched bridges built in Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. Forty one of these still exist, each with its own unique style. You will find large multi-arched stone bridges, small single span stone bridges, spacious arched bridges, narrow level-decked bridges, etc. Visiting Luzhi is actually very much like visiting a museum of ancient bridges. There are even more bridges for the area here than in Venice!Zhengyang Bridge: Built in the Wanli era of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Zhengyang Bridge is the biggest stone arch bridge in Luzhi town. It is known for being the first to receive sunshine in the early morning. Moreover, this old bridge is a vantage point for viewing the whole fascinating landscape of the water town. Baosheng Temple: the Baosheng Temple is an ancient temple with a history of over 1500 years. It is home to nine well preserved Buddhist clay sculptures made in Tang Dynasty, some 1000 years ago.Wansheng Rice Shop: Built in 1910, Wansheng Rice Store is an old-established rice shop that was once operated by two wealthy businessmen and now serves as the rice distribution centre for Luzhi and nearby towns. Many quaint antique agricultural tools are displayed for travelers to view.Xiao House: It is the most integrated, well-preserved architecture dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Situated on Shangtang Street, Xiao House was built in 1889 and represents a typical southeast China house of a rich family of 19th century. Covering an area of over 1,000 square meters, the house is composed of dozens of rooms with a private lane named Xiao Lane. Visiting the house, you can relive the previous tenants' elegant style of life.Free on your own for a while, then you will be transferred back to Suzhou and your tour ends.