From Shanghai to the Water towns

From 1800€ / person 6 days

Along the water

Six amazing days in Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhujiajiao between skyscrapers, historical sites and narrow canals in the Venise of the Orient. This trip to Shanghai Water towns will make you travel across space and time.


Shanghai, a city with a strong colonial history where past and modern architectures mix up. A sharp contrast with its surrounding water towns that invite you to relax along the water.


A few days to visit Shanghai with its cute alleys, its Art Deco buildings, the famous Bund and modern expansion, then you'll hop off for two days to the water towns of Suzhou and Zhujiajiao.


Day 1 : Arrival in Shanghai

Arrival at Shanghai airport where you will be welcomed by your driver. Transfer to the city center and check in at your hotel.

Day 2: Shanghai

Today you will start your visit of Shanghai with the famous Yu Garden, followed by walk to the old city. You will visit the Jade Buddha temple and will walk in the lanes of the Former French Concession. End your day on the Bund with a spectacular view from one of Lujiazui’s high towers, and finally enjoying a little cruise on the Huangpu river.

Day 3: Shanghai – Suzhou

Today your driver will take you to Suzhou, also known as the Venise of the Orient thanks to its numerous canals crossing the city. Suzhou is extremley known for its classical Chinese gardens, and you’ll start with the garden of Liuyuan before heading to the Tiger Hill. Stroll in the Garden of the master of nets and finish your visits with a stop at the Pan residence, the old typical house of a rich Suzhou family.

Day 4: Suzhou – Shanghai

Today you will visit two other main gardens: the Lion Grove Garden and the Humble Administrator’s Garden. This afternoon you’ll visit Suzhou Museum and also the Silk Museum. At the end of the day transfer back to Shanghai.

Day 5: Shanghai

This morning you’ll keep discovering the city. This time it will be Shanghai by bike to get a new perspective on the city. This afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Day 6: Shanghai – Zhujiajiao – Shanghai

On this last day, your driver will bring you to the little town of Zhujiajiao,a smaller town also known as one of the water towns surrounding Shanghai. Why not explore it by paddleboat! After your visit, transfer back to Shanghai.


  • Hotel with breakfast
  • Private driver
  • English speaking guide on days 2, 3 & 4
  • Bike tour
  • Entrance tickets
  • Visa
  • International or domestic flights
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to driver and guide
  • Insurances
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