China water town Shanghai-Suzhou garden-Hangzhou West Lake 5 Days Tour
Day 1 Shanghai
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center. You will have a welcome dinner at Shanhai Ayingbao Restaurant in which you will taste the local-flavor food in this restaurant.
Day 2 Shanghai
After breakfast you will join a SIC Shanghai Day tour. You will be picked up around 8:00 am from your hotel. This tour begins with a visit to Jade Buddha Temple located in the northwest part of Shanghai. The Temple is a Buddhist temple. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. Next stop is Shanghai Museum which is considered one of the best museums of its kind in China. The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art.After lunch move on to Yuyuan Garden. The garden, built 450 years ago is considered by experts to be an exquisite sample of typical southern garden. Then the tour stops at Shanghai's number one landmark - the Bund. The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from many western countries. Driving along the former French Concession district, comes the last stop of today's tour Xintiandi. The well preserved old brick buildings have now been transformed into the trendiest place in Shanghai. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Suzhou . After that, you will join a SIC tour to visit Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water village. With a history of over 2500 years and its well-preserved traditional gardens and ancient canals, architectures, the charming city Suzhou was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Upon arrival in Suzhou, you will visit Net Master Garden which is well-known for its water landscapes and pavilions. Next you will visit the ancient city wall, the Grand Canal and Suzhou No.1 Silk Spinning Factory where you can see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century.After lunch take a scenic drive to Zhouzhuang which is known for its beautiful environment and simple architecture, well preserved for over 900 years. The majority of the town′s residences were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways are still in use. In this water village, locals live life on waterways, still doing everyday activities from washing clothes to shopping from vendors in boats. Take a boat ride on the waterways for a unique experience. This afternoon you will be transferred to Shanghai.
Day 4 Shanghai - Hangzhou - Shanghai
This morning you will be driven to Hangzhou. After that, our first stop is the Six-Harmony Pagoda. Here we will see one of the most striking structures in the city. You will get to visit the charming museum and snap some photos in front of this architectural marvel that was built during the Song Dynasty. Our next stop will be a visit to Meijiawu Tea Village, for a traditional tea ceremony. Here we will see the significance of tea in the Chinese culture. After lunch, the beautiful view of West Lake is going to greet us. We will have a cruise across West Lake to experience peace and serenity like no place else in the Shanghai area. The unforgettable scenery includes Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Bai and Su Causeways, Solitary Hill, and Leifeng Pagoda. The boat ride ends by viewing fish at Flower Harbor. We will have the chance to walk along on Su Causeway, and feed the fish in the Red Fish Pond to prey for the good luck. At last, experience nature by visiting 9 Creeks & 18 Gullies. Here we will enjoy a lovely walk as well as the peaceful environment. There are some quaint places to stop off along the way, including a lagoon and a small pavilion which has been converted into a great tea and snack house. This afternoon you will be transferred to Shanghai. Back to Shanghai.
Day 5 Shanghai
After enjoying your breakfast enjoy a free day at leisure. Free time in Shanghai,end the tour.