The exquisite gardens in Suzhou and the beautiful water town interspersed with crisscrossing water lanes in Zhouzhuang attracts many travelers, you should never miss them while you are in Shanghai. Spend one day on the private guided trip from Shanghai, view old buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties in Suzhou and witness local villagers leading their simple and peaceful life in Zhouzhuang. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to Suzhou famous for its elegant gardens and beautiful water towns, listen as your guide offers an informative narration of local history and culture on the way. Your first stop will be the Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan), possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. Originally a classical private garden, Lingering Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China, where you could find the most delicate layout and strange rock as much as possible. Continue to explore the Ancient Suzhou Silk Museum and learn the traditional silk spinning, since Suzhou is considered the silk capital in China
After enjoying lunch in a well-selected restaurant, here comes today’s highlight of Zhouzhuang Water Town - one of the most famous water townships in China. The famous sites are Twin Bridges (Shuang Qiao), Fu'an Bridge, Shen House, Zhang House, etc. Stroll along the street, learn the profound culture and history, see the well-preserved ancient residential houses, enjoy the elegant watery views and feel the strong local colored traditions and customs. Afterward, drive back to Shanghai and drop you off at a centrally located hotel to conclude the enjoyable scenic day trip.