Guaranteed Service: Shopping-free tour route with zero extra charges
Lavish Meals: 5-star hotel buffets plus special local delicacies
Deluxe Auto: Buick MPV
Excellent Tour Guide: Experienced English-speaking tour guide
Hand-picked Programs: ERA acrobatic show (VIP seat), Shanghai Dim Sum and authentic Suzhou Cuisine
Luxurious Accommodation: Westin Bund Center Shanghai
Day 1 Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Special lunch (Dim Sum Banquet), 5-star hotel buffet dinner
A full day tour begins with the Jade Buddha Temple that is famous for two precious jade Buddhist statues.
Your next stop is the Bund, a perfect introduction to Shanghai's glorious past. Stunning structures sit side-by-side with dazzling skyscrapers and super structures.
You simply can't miss the Dim Sum for special lunch in Lyubolang Restaurant. Try a wide variety of mouth-watering Shanghai snacks.
Go all the way to the lookout deck for a bird's eye view on the Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest structure in the Chinese mainland and the third highest sky-scraper in the world consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks and ground-floor shopping malls.
Then, get a good view of Chinese folk art in Tianzifang Artist Area. Golden glows of the old shikumen-style buildings shine with all the galleries, bars, restaurants and lounges inside.
We'll call it a day after the exhilarating ERA Acrobatic Show tonight.
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (by automobile)
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Special Lunch (Suzhou Cuisine)
In the morning, take a car ride to Suzhou, which is known as the "Venice of the East". Suzhou is a 2,500-year-old city renowned the world over for its traditional gardens, ancient canals and silk production. In 1997 Suzhou's classic garden was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Upon arrival, you will visit the Lingering Garden, which is known as one of the “Four Famous Classic Gardens” in China, and was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. The garden was built in the year of 1593. As a classic example of the refined art of gardening in ancient China, it highlights the delicate courtyard, magnificent halls, the green mountain, clear water and luxuriant trees.
Then head to the Surging Wave Pavilion (built in 1045 AD). Being the oldest extant garden in Suzhou, it has retained its original feature of "luxuriant plants, tall mountain, and expansive waters". Its natural scenery and simple design have earned the fame of "a mountain forest in urban surroundings".
Enjoy your special lunch in the time-honored Songhelou Restaurant. It provides the most authentic Suzhou Cuisine, such as the famous Sour and Sweet Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish.
Continue to take a small boat trip along the Grand Canal and get close to the world's oldest and longest canal.
Later, drive back to Shanghai.