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Hangzhou,Suzhou&Shanghai Grand Canal Tour - 7 Days

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Hangzhou - Suzhou - Shanghai
The Grand Canal, one of the World Cultural Heritage sites , is the world's oldest and longest artificial river dug 2500 years ago up to 1794 km long, and is a living history book and a developing culture heritage. The trip features major sights themed on the canal in Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.

Day 1 Hangzhou

arrival transfer to hotel

West Lake, Handicraft Exhibition Hall

Upon arrival, boating in West Lake, to appreciate the beautiful scenery and experience the fun of “travelling in the picture”.

Afternoon visit Handicraft Exhibition Hall to learn about traditional intangible cultural heritage crafts such as paper cutting, bamboo weaving and egg carving.


Day2 Hangzhou

breakfast, lunch

cruise on the canal, canal museum, longjing village, impression west lake show

Morning cruise on Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the world’s largest and longest ancient canal and Gongchen Bridge, the landmark signifying the end of the Grand Canal. Then go to China Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum, the first canal culture-themed large-scale specialized museum in China.

Afternoon visit Longjing Village, one of the five production places of world famous Longjing Tea, to experience tea ceremony and taste authentic Longjing Tea.

Enjoy Impression West Lake, an evening spectacle of music, light, and dance, entirely staged on the beautiful West Lake, with natural mountains and real waters as its backdrop.


Day3 Hangzhou

breakfast, lunch

archaeological ruin of liangzhu city, liangzhu cultural museum, hefang street

Visit Archaeological Ruin of Liangzu City, the town site of the Neolithic Age and a shrine that demonstrates more than 5000-year history of Chinese civilization, participate in the interactive experience role playing in Liangzhu tribe, experience ancient wisdom through cultural relic rubbing, archaeological excavation in Jade Age.

Visit Liangzhu Cultural Museum, with collection of cultural relics unearthed from Liangzhu.

Evening visit Hefang Street, the living version of “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival”. You can taste traditional special snacks of Hangzhou.


Day4 Hangzhou-Wuzhen (Jiaxing)-Hangzhou

Hangzhou/Wuzhen/Hangzhou by bus
breakfast, lunch

Wuzhen water town, wuzhen international internet exhibition center

Transfer to Wuzhen Water Town, featuring river-street connection of bridge and street river-side residence and integration of water and town. Visit Wuzhen International Internet Exhibition Center, the permanent site of world internet conference to experience Wuzhen’s openness inclusiveness and interconnection. Back to Hangzhou. 


Day5 Hangzhou – Suzhou

Hangzhou hotel/train station/Suzhou hotel
breakfast, lunch

humble administrator’s garden, rickshaw ride, pingjiang road

Transfer to Hangzhou railway station and travel to Suzhou by bullet train. Visit the largest classical garden in Suzhou, Humble Administrator's Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a symbol of Suzhou's great culture and history. Explore Suzhou by taking a rickshaw ride alongside the ancient canal. You will go into little lanes and chat with locals in a food market. Walk along Pingjiang Road, which is a beautiful old street beside the canal.


Day 6 Suzhou - Shanghai

Suzhou hotel/train station/Shanghai hotel
breakfast, lunch

Suzhou museum, the Bund, Shanghai tower

Morning visit the Suzhou Museum, a small but enjoyable museum to see a nice selection of Chinese artifacts. Transfer to Suzhou railway station and travel to Shanghai by bullet train. Arrive in Shanghai, strolling down the Bund, you will see the amazing city skyline. Take the fastest elevator in the world and ascend the highest building in Shanghai — the Shanghai Tower. You can enjoy seeing the Oriental Pearl TV Tower below you and get a panoramic view of the entire city.


Day7 Shanghai

breakfast, lunch

Yu garden, Yuyuan bazaar, former french concession, xintiandi, shikumen

Visit the Yu Garden, which is a delicate classical garden that is hidden among high buildings. Enveloping the garden is a glorified shopping center, jammed with antique and souvenir shops — Yuyuan Bazaar. In the afternoon, walking Tour of Shanghai’s Former French Concession, beginning at Wukang Road to see the impressive French style architecture and learn the history of Shanghai during 1840th. Walk into Xin Tiandi and visit Shikumen Open House Museum to discover the Iiving space and Iifestyle of middle class.


Tour Includes :

-- Private tour guide

-- Private air-conditioned coach

-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel

-- Entrance tickets as listed

-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast

-- train/boat tickets (2nd class seat) as listed

-- Chinese lunch as listed

-- Service charge & government taxes


Tour Excludes :

-- International flights with taxes

-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

-- Tips for guides and drivers

-- China Visa

-- Travel insurance


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