1 Day Shanghai-Suzhou Tour including Lingering Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town
- Private Tour
Praised as the “Venice of Asia,” Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. Cruise along the winding waterways on this exquisite private tour that will enthrall you with a unique and lingering charm of the city's landscape especially the subtle gardens covering Lingering Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town.
Day 1 Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai by Private Vehicle
The tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning from Shanghai and take on a relaxed drive to Suzhou. After arrival, you kick off your tour from the prestigious Lingering Garden, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside the garden, you have a chance to appreciate the magnificent halls, buildings in various sizes, shapes, and colors. After lunch, move to Zhouzhuang Water Town, one of the most famous water townships in China, and it is noted for its profound cultural background, the well-preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local traditions and customs. Later transfer you back to your hotel in Shanghai.
Scenic spots included in the itinerary
5 Star Hotel
4 Star Hotel
3 Star Hotel
Shanghai Airport Pickup
Shanghai Airport Drop-off
Huangpu River Cruise
$72 For 1 people
It divided into day cruise and night cruise. Night cruise has become the most distinctive tourist project. You can see both banks of the Huangpu River on this cruise. The style of buildings along the bank are various, take 50-minute to relax and have a panoramic view of breathtaking modern skyscrapers and Chinese ancient quaint bridges under the reflection of colorful lights, which forms an awe-inspiring sight in front of our eyes. And you can explore the newly developed business district at Lujiazui.
The cruise will open from 11:00 am to 21:30 pm every day.
Visitors can choose the following schedules: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00, 18:30, 18:45, 19:00, 19:15, 19:30, 19:45, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30, 20:45, 21:00, 21:15, 21:30 (Schedules will do some adjustment based on the season, time, water of level and other factors).
Ps: Ticket is free for children under 13 years old.
Shanghai Acrobatic Show
$72 For 1 people
Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labor and self-defense skills, which people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time. The early performance is "walking on three-meter-high stilts while juggling seven gaggers". Then it developed into an entire art formTogether with the developing economy, acrobatics is also evolving into a kind of performing art. It became well known worldwide while performances are presented along the Silk Road. In Europe and North America, Chinese acrobatic performances always attract large audiences.
Many acrobatic shows come from the art performance of living skills and labor skills. Acrobatic show has a history of over 2000 years in China. It is named as “Baixi” in Han dynasty, “sanle” in Sui and Tang Dynasty, named as Acrobatic after Tang and Song dynasty in order to differentiate from acts in other forms.
There are nine specialties in acrobatic.
Acrobatic pays lot of attentions on leg and waist training. Since ancient, Chinese acrobat focus on the position “top”. There are many “Stand on one’s head”, and “somersault” depicted in ancient fresco and earthenwares. For Chinese acrobatic, including actor of ancient show, he should has very deep Kung Fu foundation.
“Stable” out of “steep” while “move” is out of “stable” are both for showing a very quiet and accurate hard skill. Such as walking on the steel rod which require all actions for stable. The moving bench and ladder, one after another, but needs the man on the top find the stable from the move and it require a stable head, super skill, and hard training . It shows fully the super skill of our mankind conquering danger and difficulties.
“Unique” is out of the “usual”. From none to everything, it fully shows our mankind creating the world. Different from western magic, which focus on colorful stage property, Chinese magic only needs very simple property. From cuisine to fish and bird alive, a simple long sleeve gown can turn out everything. Or one somersault can turn into a firing bronze basin or another one for a fish bowl with water and fish.
Hard and soft Kung Fu combines. Kicking is mostly acted by women. The actor lies and kick thing including wine jar, colorful bowl, clock, tables, ladder, wooden pole, wooden plate, drum and bell, from weightless umbrella to heavy living persons. Things kicked is rotating quickly, jumping back and forth. From the smooth vase to heavy wooden desk, everything is kicked so quickly only for image, not for picture.
Super power and Nimble dexterous somersault combines. According to history record, the seat for human pyramid is quite amazing. Previously history record, 18 men seats on one man while 6 men seats on one man both appeared. Over a thousand jin including eight men seats on one man fully show the program well. The traditional “ Pulling the bow” and “playing with knife” are both heavy-loaded hard Kung Fu.
There are a great amount of living utensils and labor instruments used in the acrobatic show including bowl, plate, altar, handleless cup, rod, whip, fork, pole, ladder, desk, chair, umbrella and cap. Those normal things is changeable in the hands of acrobatic, fully exhibited a close tie between labor life with Chinese acrobatic show.
Simple arts and body arts combine. “playing fun with altar”, “rotating plate” combine both Porcelain painting with traditional Chinese acrobatic. In the kicking show, the colorful umbrella and colorful peddle the same offer feeling of ancient aesthetics.
Chinese acrobatic is quite accommodated in different style and various places. From market, theatre, lane, room with place of hundreds of people to only one, Chinese acrobatic is fit for any places with thousands years of history.
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Air-conditioned vehicle and driver
English speaking guide
A bottle of water per day per person
Hotel for 1 night (if selected)
Tips to the guide and driver
How to Choose Tour Type?
Affordable Group Tour:
Our small group tour is around of 15 peoples picked up from different hotels. Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries.
Best Value Private Tour:
More flexible and time saving.No need to wait for other tourists.Flexible schedule . Possible to be customized for your own itinerary. A privet tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.
How to Book:
1. You can book online, choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Wechat and Bank Transfer. After booking, we will send you a booking confirmation email.
2. When you arrive at the departure city, the exactly pick up time will inform by your tour guide though your hotel one night before your tour date.
3.Pick-up Service: To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find the nearest hotel on the main street as your pick-up point.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Hotel, flight and train ticket fees are not refundable.
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