Suzhou is an ancient canal city known for its gardens and silk. Marco Polo called Hangzhou ‘the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world’ and it remains a popular tourist destination to this day.
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: SHANGHAI TO SUZHOU
This morning you will be met at your Shanghai hotel and transferred to Suzhou, a town famous for its traditional landscaped gardens.
DAY 2: SUZHOU
Enjoy a tour of the Master of the Nets Garden and see the inner garden with its ‘master’s study’ of Ming-style furnishings and architecture. Next, wander around the Humble Administrator’s Garden, with its many ponds, bridges and islands of bamboo, before cruising along a section of the Grand Canal. (B,L)
DAY 3: SUZHOU TO HANGZHOU
Travel to Hangzhou, a place of natural beauty and harmony between nature and man. Take a stroll through the local markets and enjoy oriental tea-tasting. (B,L)
DAY 4: HANGZHOU
Visit the Temple of Inspired Seclusion, which is the largest temple in southern China, and Six Harmonies Pagoda, before relaxing on a cruise on West Lake. (B,L)
DAY 5: HANGZHOU TO SHANGHAI
Return to Shanghai where upon arrival at your hotel your arrangements end. (B)
# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.