Shanghai, Suzhou & Hangzhou High Speed Train Tour

SH07: 5 Days Private Tour of Shanghai   Suzhou - Tongli - Suzhou  Hangzhou 
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer. Huangpu River Cruise and the Bund.
Our professional English-speaking guide will greet you outside the arrival hall of the airport. Then you will be escorted to the downtown hotel with a comfortable private transfer. After a short rest, your 5 days Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou tour package will start by taking a short cruise tour on the Huangpu River. It is an excellent experience for visitors who want to explore the city's history, culture and the charming scenery. Then you will explore the Bund area and have some free time there.  

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, Tianzifang Art Street. (B)
Huangpu River cruise, Shanghai
Today's private Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou tour itinerary will start from Shanghai Museum. It is one of the most modern equipped museums in China with an immense collection of ancient Chinese masterpieces of arts, some of which are authentic national treasures. Next you will head to Yu Garden, which is considered as a well-known tourist destination as well as one of the finest classical gardens in Southern China. 

In the afternoon, you will visit Shanghai World Financial Center. It is a uniquely designed skyscraper which looks like a bottle opener. Its observation deck offers fabulous views of Shanghai, Pudong and the Bund. Then you will explore an old street in the city, Tianzifang. Have some free time there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou
A high speed train to Suzhou. Tongli Water Town, Suzhou old town area, Lingering Garden. (B)
Classical garden in Suzhou
This morning, you will be transferred to the railway station and take a high speed train to Suzhou. Upon arrival, another local guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, you will visit the ancient Tongli Water Town. With a history of 1000 years, Tongli has been endowed with its own culture and charm. Rivers string ancient residential houses together, the stone bridges connect lanes over the water, and wooden boats shuttle among the narrow canals. Today's lunch is not included, so you could enjoy a meal at one of the many small eateries by the river taking in the serenity and watching the water boat go by. 

After that, we will transfer you to visit the Suzhou old town. This ancient area has numerous cultural relic sites and many of them are preserved intact, especially the classical Chinese gardens, old streets, bridges, etc. You will get a chance to take a tricycle drive around the town. The next stop is Lingering Garden. Over there, you could find the most delicate layout and rockeries. It also has the most buildings among these gardens, including residence, ancestral temple, family nunnery and garden.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Suzhou - Hangzhou
A high speed train to Hangzhou. Meijiawu Tea Village, Lingyin Temple, West Lake. (B+L)
Tea village
Today you will take a high speed train to Hangzhou, the third destination of your Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou itinerary. Our guide will greet you at Hangzhou Railway Station and escort you to check in the hotel. Your first sightseeing stop here is the Meijiawu Tea Village, where you will get impressed by learning all about the growing, harvesting, brewing and drinking green tea. You can even go to the tea plantation to pick up tea leaves and have a lunch of local tea snacks in the village.

Continue your visit to the Lingyin Temple. Originally built in AD326, this temple experienced two times' enlargement and there were once as many as 3000 monks. After that, you will visit the West Lake by boat. West Lake is very famous at home and abroad for its natural beauty and numerous historical relics. No matter when you are going to visit the lake, different seasons bring you different feeling and surprise you as much as your expected.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Hangzhou
Hotel-airport transfer or hotel-railway station transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your private Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou tour comes to the end today as we will see you off at the airport or railway station. We wish you have a pleasant journey onward and thank you for choosing us.

Hangzhou enjoys a great position in the transport network of east China. It has direct flights to most major cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, etc. Meanwhile, travelers could also go to Shanghai in around one hour or to Huangshan in three hours thanks to the convenient connection of high speed trains. If you plan to extend your China tour from Hangzhou, we are willing to help you out.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
SuzhouMercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station) Mercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station)
HangzhouSofitel Hangzhou Westlake Zhongwei Sunny Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Train fares
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers
    4.79 Reviews
    Posted on August 03, 2020
    The itinerary was organized well and not in a hurry. There was plenty of time to explore the beauty of different attractions deeply. It was quite shocking to watch the Bund on the Huangpu River, which was far different from the overlooking view of the Shanghai World Financial Center. The magnificent old western-style buildings on the west side and the modern skyscrapers on the east side complemented each other. We visited the West Lake by a boat in Hangzhou. It was so great. The hotels were luxurious and comfortable. The meals catered to our palates. We had a good travel experience in the 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou Tour by High-Speed Train! ... More
    Elsie Kamat
    Posted on June 22, 2020
    I accompany my parents to travel this time. The guides were professional and competent. Every site was explained in detail and patiently. There was no shopping detour! My parents were very excited when they were told that we were going to take a high-speed train to Suzhou and Hangzhou. The guide in Hangzhou was good at taking pictures. I liked the photos he took of us very much! The most satisfactory thing was the guide's carefulness. She told us the daily itinerary repeatedly to make sure that every member knew it. It was a fantastic 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour by high-speed train! ... More
    United Kingdom
    Posted on May 12, 2020
    I was pleased with the 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour and I will choose TravelChinaGuide when I travel to China next time. Excellent guides also made our journey more wonderful and enjoyable. Their good professionalism and considerate service made us very satisfied and comfortable. I will recommend this tour to my friends!
    Hylton Martina
    Posted on January 30, 2020
    The beautiful sceneries in different cities made me very enjoyable and happy. We had a good time in the 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour.
    Andre Bevan
    New Zealand
    Posted on December 24, 2019
    A wonderful 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour! I enjoyed the Chinese food and visited many scenic spots. I also had a good rest in the hotel every night. The guide explained well and arranged a suitable itinerary. Every time we had any questions, she always answered it in time. I was pleased with the trip!
    Bezzina Foden
    Posted on November 12, 2019
    Great 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour! Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou were very beautiful. Different attractions gave me various experiences. The activities in the trip, such as picking tea leaves in the Meijiawu Tea Village impressed me. The enchanting West Lake also let me linger. I was also very satisfied with the catering and accommodation. The hotels were very clean and comfortable. I like some local snacks in Hangzhou and bought some for my family. The guides in different cities were very responsible and enthusiastic. In a word, I enjoyed the trip very much and left many wonderful memories! ... More
    Bernie Sciberras
    New Zealand
    Posted on September 29, 2019
    The 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour by high-speed train had a relaxing and reasonable itinerary which was suitable for the elderly and children. I was very satisfied with the hotels we stayed in and enjoyed this trip, I would recommend this tour to my friends and family!
    Josephine C.
    Posted on September 17, 2019
    The 5 days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou tour was fulfilling and memorable. I liked every attraction but Meijiawu Tea Village was my favorite. I like drinking tea very much and this time I learned all about the growing, harvesting, brewing and drinking of green tea in Meijiawu Tea Village. And I picked up tea leaves and tasted local tea snacks. It was so wonderful! The guide's explanation was clear. She would not explain until everyone was ready, especially for the elderly who walked slowly. I loved this trip! ... More
    Posted on August 15, 2019
    I booked the Shanghai 5 days trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou for my parents. The tour was very good and the itinerary was very reasonable. They visited the Lingering Garden, water town and also enjoyed the metropolitan scenery.

    They rested well and were able to get down to appreciate every attraction slowly. They told me that they ate a lot of delicious Chinese food and the guide was patient and dutiful. I was very grateful to the guide for taking good care of my parents. My parents were very satisfied with this trip! ... More
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