Discover Suzhou's inspiring gardens, explore the Grand Canal, and cruise Hangzhou's West Lake.
This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit the beautiful garden cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou. This extension is private and therefore not all meals are included, which gives you the opportunity to occasionally select your own dining venue, allowing you to immerse further into Chinese culture.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Shanghai and together you will transfer to Suzhou. Also known as the 'Venice of the East', Suzhou is a a town famous for its plethora of traditional landscaped gardens.
Visit the Master of the Nets Garden and visit its inner sanctum with its 'master's study' of Ming-style furnishings and architecture. Take a stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Lingering Garden, renowned for its ponds and stone bridges before taking a relaxing and peaceful cruise along a section of the Grand Canal. (B,L)
Travel to the garden city of Hangzhou which is renowned for its beautiful natural scenery. Stroll through the local markets and experience oriental tea-tasting. (B,L)
Visit the Temple of Inspired Seclusion, the largest temple in southern China and the Six Harmonies Pagoda before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil West Lake. (B,L)
Leave Hangzhou and return to Shanghai. Upon arrival at your Shanghai hotel, your arrangements end. (B)
Places Visited: Suzhou (2N) - Hangzhou (2N)
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