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.
Upon your arrival in Shanghai today, your professional English-speaking guide will greet you in the arrival hall of the airport. Then you will be escorted to check in at the well-selected hotel with a comfortable private transfer.

After a short rest in the hotel, your 5 days Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou tour package will start with a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River, which will be an excellent experience to explore the city's history, culture and enchanting scenery. After getting off the cruise, you will have some free time to wander around the Bund to further discover the charms of this city.
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 the Shanghai Museum, which has an immense collection of masterpieces of ancient Chinese arts and some are authentic national treasures. Moreover, it is also one of the museums that are equipped with the most modern facilities in China. Next, you will head to the Yu Garden, which is one of the finest classical gardens in Southern China and also a good place to escape from the busy city life. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Shanghai World Financial Center, a uniquely designed skyscraper which looks like a bottle opener. Its observation deck on the 100th floor, currently the highest sightseeing place in the world, will offer you fabulous views of Shanghai's most prosperous area, Pudong, as well as Shanghai's mother river, the Huangpu River. Then you will explore an old cultural zone in the city, Tianzifang and enjoy some free time there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Shanghai to Suzhou by High Speed Train
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 to take a high speed train to Suzhou. Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver will meet you on time and transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, you will first go to visit the ancient Tongli Water Town. With a history of over 1,000 years, Tongli has been endowed with its own cultures and charms. 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 on your own. You could enjoy a meal at one of the many small eateries by the river and watch the water boats go by. 

After that, we will transfer you back 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 will be the Lingering Garden, where you could find the most delicate layout and rockeries. Each window that opens in the garden gives a unique view, which amazes the visitors.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Suzhou to Hangzhou by High Speed Train
A high speed train to Hangzhou. Meijiawu Tea Village, Lingyin Temple, West Lake. (B+L)
Tea village
Today your guide will transfer you to the station for your train to Hangzhou, the third destination of your Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou itinerary. Your local guide and driver in Hangzhou will greet you at the Railway Station and then escort you to check in at the hotel. Your first sightseeing stop here will be the Meijiawu Tea Village, where you will get impressed by how the green tea is grown, harvested, brewed and drunk. Besides, you can also go to the tea plantation to pick up tea leaves and have a lunch of local tea snacks in the village.

Then continue your visit to the Lingyin Temple in the afternoon. Originally built in AD326, this temple underwent 2 expansions and there were once as many as 3,000 monks. After that, you will visit the West Lake by boat. The West Lake is very famous for its natural beauty and numerous historical relics. No matter when you visit it, you will have different feelings and get unexpected surprises.

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 will come to the end today as we see you off at the airport or the railway station. We wish you a pleasant journey onward and thank you again for choosing us.

Hangzhou occupies an important position in the transportation network of the Eastern China. It’s easy to get to most major cities in China by flights or high speed trains directly. If you plan to extend your China tour further, we will gladly assist.

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
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    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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