Two Days Suzhou & Hangzhou Tour by Bullet Train

Cultural & Theme Tours in Suzhou

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There is an old saying goes: "Heaven is above and Hangzhou and Suzhou are below." This indeed serves as perfect description of China's two most picturesque cities. But what should you choose if you only have limited time in China? This two-day private tour can easily fit into your sightseeing schedule, perfect for those with limited time, make your way through Suzhou and Hangzhou, and see the main highlights of these two cities, such as Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Tongli Water Town, Boat Ride on West Lake and try the best green tea of China in Hangzhou, this tour can make you easy to understand the fascinating history and culture of ancient China, revitalize with delicious Chinese meals and experience a bullet train from Suzhou to Hangzhou can not be missed.
Day 1: Picked up from your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station by our Suzhou guide. Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. 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. Next, visit Suzhou Museum: Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. Later, you'll see No.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In the afternoon, drive you to Tongli Water Town (around 40 monutes). Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a "museum of ancient architectures" as there are many old houses and temples. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze. Drive you back to your hotel.Day 2: Today you will be picked up at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station by our Hangzhou guide. First, take a boat cruise on the Westlake. West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience. Then visit Fish Watching Tour at Flower pond,a goldfish pond which is the famous site for fish watching. Move on to Guo Garden, is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance. Head to the Meijiawu Tea Village where boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi: It's an ideal and quiet place to get away from the crowds for leisure stroll to enjoy lush green bamboo groves towering over you. The last stop is Song Dynasty Imperial Street: The street is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others. Drive you back to your hotel or train station and your tour ends.

What’s included

  • Railway station & downtown hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English & Chinese speaking tour guide
  • Private city transfer in Suzhou & Hangzhou
  • Boat Ride Fee on West Lake

What’s not included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Train Ticket
  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Picked up from your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station by our Suzhou guide.  Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. 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. Next, visit  Suzhou Museum: Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. Later, you'll see  No.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In the afternoon, drive you to Tongli Water Town (around 40 monutes). Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a "museum of ancient architectures" as there are many old houses and temples. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze. Drive you back to your hotel.
Day 2: Today you will be picked up at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station by our Hangzhou guide. First, take a boat cruise on the Westlake. West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience. Then visit Fish Watching Tour at Flower pond,a goldfish pond which is the famous site for fish watching. Move on to  Guo Garden, is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance. Head to the Meijiawu Tea Village where boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi: It's an ideal and quiet place to get away from the crowds for leisure stroll to enjoy lush green bamboo groves towering over you. The last stop is Song Dynasty Imperial Street: The street is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others. Drive you back to your hotel or train station and your tour ends.
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