Day 1 Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai (205 km)
In the morning, guests will be picked up from their hotels in Shanghai. Today, we will visit the picturesque towns of Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang. In Su Zhou, one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, we will visit the Master of Nets Garden, Panmen, the Ancient City Wall, the Grand Canal, and a local silk factory. After lunch, we will travel to Zhou Zhuang, known as the Venice of China for the system of canals used to get around. Most of the houses here were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. After exploring the area for a bit, we will return to Shanghai, where the tour will come to an end after guests have been dropped off at their hotels. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.