Spend 3 days discovering ancient cultures, dynastic strongholds and proud regional histories on a unique China water towns tour. You’ll travel to Suzhou, Wuzhen and Hangzhou tracing a historical path among ancient dynasties. Discover a network of canals and cobbled paths, learning about traditional Chinese dressmaking, Chinese gardens and Chinese teas as you go.
You’ll start your ancient China water towns tour in Suzhou, the most famous of China’s water towns. Hop on your bike to explore the old town’s network of canals and charming stone bridges. Discover two impressive traditional gardens before you continue on to Wuzhen, where you can see stilted houses on the lakeshore. On day two of your China water towns tour, you’ll have many activities to choose from, including wine tasting, a Chinese shadow puppet show or learning the art of making traditional Chinese clothing. Stop by a tea plantation and talk to a tea producer to learn about different Chinese teas and tea culture, then discover Hangzhou’s “West Lake” and the important Lingyin Temple before taking a high-speed train back to modern Shanghai.