• “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”. The southern water towns Suzhou, Hangzhou and Wuzhen are surrounded by a mystique comparable to what is Venice to the western world. But although the three of them are water towns, each has its own special sites.

    Hangzhou was once claimed by Marco Polo to one of the most splendid cities of the world. The stunning West Lake with its beautiful surrounding including a pagoda, temples and nice gardens gives a unique atmosphere to the whole city.

    Suzhou is maybe the most famous garden city and historically also well-known for its cotton, silk and wool. The picturesque gardens like the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden make visitors feel like walking through a Chinese painting.

    Wuzhen is a smaller town, often called “little Venice”. Rivers and creeks spanned with stone bridges in various designs flow through the town, old waterside houses found here and there in the ancient town of Wuzhen.

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  • Suggested Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive into Suzhou 

    • Beijing travelers take overnight train (soft-sleeper) in the previous evening and arrive in Suzhou next morning around 8am, and transfer to the hotel for breakfast in the hotel.
    • Visit the famous Suzhou Classic gardens of " The Humble Administrator' s Garden", Rock Garden.
    • Take wooden canopy boat ride along the canal of the ancient Suzhou town and walk into the neighborhood lanes with old Suzhou houses.
    • In the evening, take a walk in the Master-of-Nets Garden and enjoy soothing musical performance in the garden.
    • Stay overnight in a Suzhou hotel.
      Scholars Hotel Suzhou PingjiangFu (B, L)

    Day 2: Suzhou / Wuzhen / Hangzhou

    • Visit the Lion Grove Garden in the morning.
    • Drive from Suzhou to Wuzhen by coach, have lunch and then stroll in the little ancient water town Wuzhen. 
    • Take some nice photos of the old houses lined up two sides of the river, visit various workshops of wines, batik, embroidery, etc.
    • In the later afternoon, drive from Wuzhen to Hangzhou, and check in the hotel in Hangzhou
      Landison Longjing Resort Hangzhou (B, L)

    Day 3: Hangzhou / Depart Hangzhou

    • Take some walk along the central park of the city to learn various trees and flowering plants, ride boat on the famous West Lake, and then stroll around the banks of the West Lake.
    • After tasting delicious Hangzhou food at lunch, drive to Longjing Tea Plantation where famous "Dragon Well"(longjing) tea are planted and produced.
    • Head to the Museum of Hu Qing Yu Tang Traditional Chinese Pharmacy. 
    • Fly out Hangzhou in the evening.
       
    • Please note that alternative hotels of similar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation. 

       

     

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  • 3-day bespoke tour prices

    Beijing departure:
    RMB9,500/person/1 people
    RMB6,100/person/2-3 people
    RMB5,300/person/4-5 people
    RMB4,300/person/6-9 people
    10% discount for children under 12
    Single supplement RMB1,200 for 2 nights

    Shanghai or other local departure:
    RMB8,900/person/1 people
    RMB5,500/person/2-3 people
    RMB4,700/person/4-5 people
    RMB3,700/person/6-9 people
    10% discount for children under 12
    Single supplement RMB1,200 for 2 nights

    What's Included:
    High speed soft sleeper train tickets Beijing-Suzhou for Beijing travellers.
    Private English-speaking guide(s) (selected by CCC)
    Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
    All accommodations based on double-occupancy (Five-star hotels or equivelant boutique hotels)
    All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
    All meals as noted in the itinerary

    What's Not Included:
    Train or air ticekts to depart Hangzhou for Beijing travellers.
    Train tickets for Shanghai travellers
    Air or train tickets for  travellers from other locales.
    Meals apart from those included in the itinerary
    Expenses of a personal nature
    Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
    Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers
    Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
    Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance

    Note:
    We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests.The above prices may change based on any specific requirements you may have. The extended trip is available upon request.

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