Private tour

Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI

From US$ 239.29 per person

Appreciate China’s provincial delights during a full-day tour of two charming traditional towns from Shanghai. Escape the rush life from city and see how daily life has remained unchanged in these quaint and ancient towns. Round hotel transfer included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Downtown Shanghai hotel pick-up included. If your hotel is far away from downtown, the meeting point is Westin Bund Hotel
Private group


  • Visit the two picturesque towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water village
  • Ride on a sampan through the beautiful waterways of Zhouzhuang
  • Enjoy a local Chinese lunch
  • See Chinese silk being produced at a silk mill
  • Professional English-speaking guide and hotel pick-up and drop off from Shanghai downtown hotels
Full description
Depart from your downtown Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin the scenic journey to Suzhou, an ancient town famed for the beauty of its verdant gardens. Listen as your guide offers informative narration on the town hailed as the Venice of the east, and then disembark your coach to explore the Master of Nets Garden. Marvel at the town’s exquisite example of Ming Dynasty landscaping, and admire the harmonious style of Chinese garden construction. Continue to the town’s ancient city wall, reputed to date back to 600 BC, and stroll parallel to the picturesque Grand Canal. Conclude your tour of Suzhou with a visit to its 14th century silk factory, then revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.  Afterwards, return to your vehicle to travel to Zhouzhuang, a quaint town thronged with winding waterways and charming structures. Admire the simple, perfectly preserved houses, and hear of how the town’s history dates back to the 11th century as you sail the canals in a Chinese sampan.  Relax during the journey back to your Shanghai hotel and bid farewell to your guide and group upon your return. 
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local Chinese style lunch
  • Boat ride in Zhou Zhuang Village
  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities to driver and guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Very interesting trip!

Our son (13 years old), my husband and I were picked up at our hotel on time. Our guide told us a lot of interesting facts and responded to our individual requests. Everything was very well organized. Lunch was great! The journey was relatively long. We can recommend the trip!

October 16, 2018

Marc was a very careful guide, he gave us time to take photos and he answered the questions we asked him in the car about life in China. At the restaurant he ordered typical and very varied dishes for us. The tour was well planned and the timing was very precise. Highly recommended

February 10, 2018

Ancient gardens and charming water town

Interesting option for those who want to experience a bit more of China. This tour reveals two pleasant sites with beautiful gardens and a network of canals. Don't miss the boat ride, it unveils captivating details of these ancient villages. Tom is a great guide and I strongly recommend his services.

August 26, 2017

Product ID: 93315