(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, our guide will meet you at hotel then we travel to Suzhou, renowned for its beautifully constructed stone bridges, pagodas and meticulously designed gardens.
Today we enjoy a garden tour to Tiger Hill and 'The Master of the Nets Garden', which is the most exquisite and best-preserved garden of all the old residential gardens in Suzhou.
Today we enjoy a relaxing walk along the tranquil West Lake before visiting Ling Yin Temple. Don't forget to make a wish there as it is believed that they often become true.
Afterwards we visit local markets and experience the traditional Chinese tea culture.
Optional West Lake evening show - (Highly recommended).
After breakfast, we travel to Xitang, a historic water town about 1.5 hours drive from Hangzhou. Xitang is a real microcosm of ancient Chinese architecture and is often used as a film set, including for Mission Impossible III. Therefore it is a must see place that can't be replaced by any other water town in the region.
The charming town is criss-crossed by nine rivers linked with a series of stone arched bridges. With over a thousand years of history, boat remains the main mode of transport and the original way of life still continues today. We enjoy a leisurely walk around the town's narrow streets and take a relaxing boat ride whilst soaking up the local ambience.
Drive back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.
An enchanting tour to experience the South East China waterway which has long established history and culture for it's traditional gardens and canals.
This extension can be added in ANY of our standard tours as it starts and finishes in Shanghai.
The night show on West Lake, Hangzhou is one of the best show in China - advance booking is needed.