7 Days Shanghai Side Trips to Suzhou and Nanjing

Tour Route: Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai

One of the Most Famous Four Gardens of China-Lingering Garden,All the Nations Building Exhibition & "Oriental Wall Street"-Bund,There is Asia's Highest Revolving Restaurant-Orient Pearl Tower, Reasonable Tour Arrangement & Service Quality Guarantee

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

Today you will arrive in Shanghai, meet the guide at the airport, then transfer to check in hotel.

Meals: No meal
Day 2 Shanghai

Today you will visit the Yuyuan Garden, where you can find everything there from popular local snacks and food, crafts, antiques and souvenirs to Starbucks, teahouses and some great restaurants(1 hour).

Then proceed to the beautiful waterfront Bund(40minutes) and Nanjing Road, one of the most shopping street in the world(40 minutes).

Next pay a visit to Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Finished you today’s tour with a visit to Shanghai Museum, the biggest one in China(1.5 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Shanghai to Suzhou

Today you will take a Shanghai side trip to Suzhou. Begin your today’s tour with a visit to the Lingering Garden, an elaborate succession of small gardens(1 hour).

Take a cruise on the Grand Canal. Finish your tour with a visit to the First Silk Factory(40 minutes).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Suzhou to Nanjing

After breakfast, transfer to start your Nanjing tour from Shanghai. Upon arrival, have a half day tour to visit Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, sits in the Ming Tower, a rectangular tower in the main part of the tomb(1 hour).

Then you will move on to visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, regarded as the father of the modern China and thus, his Mausoleum is a gathering place for Chinese tourists to pay their respects(45 minutes).

In the evening, you will visit the Night Market around the Confucius Temple(1 hour).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Nanjing

After breakfast, you will have a visit to the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, one of the most famous in all of China(30 minutes).

Next you will continue to visit the Zhonghua City Gate, the best looking gate of the Nanjing City Wall and also the best preserved Chinese ancient castle(30 minutes).

Then you will go on to visit the Nanjing Museum(1 hour) and then take a walking around Xuanwu Lake(45 minutes).

Return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Nanjing to Shanghai

Today you will be driven back to Shanghai, the rest of the day will be free on yor own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Depart Shanghai

Today you will leave Shanghai, driven to the airport, see you off. Welcome to visit China for the next time.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1270 US$1041
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1308 US$1080

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. All the transfer fares including intercity transfer fees of Shanghai-Suzhou-Nanjing-Shanghai as specified in the itinerary.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

Should I resolve the the traffic between cities on my own?
Asked by Mellisa (Aug.29, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Aug.29, 2012) replied:
You can see the transfer fees of Shanghai-Suzhou-Nanjing-Shanghai are included in the itinerary. We will organize transport for you then. The guide will drive you there if your accompaniers less than four. And the vehicle adjusts car to van if you have more accompaniers.

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