7 Days Marco Polo and Oriental Venice

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7 Days Marco Polo and Oriental Venice


Shanghai (4 Nights) ,Suzhou (2 Nights) ,Nanjing

Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP17


This tour features on the Jiangnan Region - southern part of Yangtze River

1Highlights & Map

Experience the unique eastern China life style and landscape. Visit Shanghai Museum to experience the changes of history Feel the atmosphere of Water Village in Zhouzhuang Enjoy the beautiful design of Chinese gardens in Suzhou


Day 01Shanghai

Destinations: Arrive in Shanghai


You'll be met on arrival at Shanghai airport. Free time rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or catching up on your jetlag. Situated at the southern side of Yangtze River estuary, Shanghai became communication and trade center in 1930s between China and the west. Based on economy redevelopment from 1980, Shanghai grew into commercial and financial center as well as largest metropolis in China. Shanghai owns large amount of landmarks, sightseeing attractions and good facilities of hotels, catering and transportation.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Wujiaochang Shanghai

No.1729 Huang Xing Road, Shanghai Show Map


Day 02Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai


Today you will visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, one of the largest museums in China, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second-highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huangpu River.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Wujiaochang Shanghai

No.1729 Huang Xing Road, Shanghai Show Map


Day 03Shanghai, Suzhou

Destinations: Shanghai via Zhouzhuang to Suzhou

Activities: Morning transfer from Shanghai to Suzhou.You will visit Zhouzhuang today. Water Village Zhouzhuang is an ancient culture town in Southern China. The town is surrounded by water with many branching streams, stone bridges and old residence with black tiles and white wells.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Gusu Hotel(Suzhou)

No.5 Xiangwang Road. Shiquan StreetShow Map


Day 04Suzhou

Destinations: Suzhou

Activities: Suzhou city tour today for you. Garden of Humble Administrator : Constructed in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), this garden is the best representative of Chinese classical gardens. Focused on a central pond with pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers located nearby, the garden is designed in the harmonious way to realize the traditional philosophy of combination between human and nature. The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement. It is the longest man-made waterway in the world and it still plays an important role in daily transportation. Cruising on the Canal, you can see the local peoples' Suzhou is also famous for its silk production and the last item of the day is a visit to the No.1 silk factory where you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Gusu Hotel(Suzhou)

No.5 Xiangwang Road. Shiquan StreetShow Map


Day 05Suzhou, Nanjing

Destinations: Suzhou to Nanjing

Activities: Take the morning train from Suzhou to Nanjing and start your city tour in Nanjing upon arrival.Dr. Sun-Yat Sen's Mausoleum, at the foot of the majestic Purple Mountain, is permeated with a solemn atmosphere. It often arouses a sentiment of respect with its glazed torii; steep, long stairways leading up to the memorial hall, and its inscribed headstone, which all attest to the great deeds of this honorable man. Zhonghua Men Gate is the largest castle-style gate among the 13 ancient city gates in Nanjing. It's the best preserved and, architecturally, most complicated ancient castle in the world. Qinhuai River is a watery slice of history which contains traces of the city's glorious past and activities of its people. Confucian Temple built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) is dedicated to worshiping the great philosopher Confucius. This area has been the center of Confucian study for over 1.500 years.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Nanjing Zhonghua

No.88-1 Zhonghua Road Baixia District Jiangsu ProvinceShow Map


Day 06Nanjing, Shanghai

Destinations: Nanjing to Shanghai


Train transfer back to Shanghai and free time on your own for rest of the day.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Wujiaochang Shanghai

No.1729 Huang Xing Road, Shanghai Show Map


Day 07Shanghai

Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

Activities: Free and easy activities until you are ready to transfer to the airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

4Things to Do

Shanghai Food & Restaurants

Shanghai Food & Restaruants

Shanghai Accommodation

Judging by the number of five-star and Western chain hotels now in Shanghai, the city has proven just how grandly it has opened to the outside world.....More

Shanghai Transportation

Shanghai Transportation


Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)

Ms. Julie Johnson

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Hi James,

I have arrived safely back in the UK, Philip remains in Kazakstan.

I am emailing you to say what a wonderful holiday we had. The sights, culture, scenery and my experience of China will remain with me for a long time as one of the most enjoyable holidays of my life.

The service we received throughout was excellent, our guides were knowledgeable, organized and efficient and always on time, when we agreed a time to meet they were there. Please pass on my special thanks to Jessica (Suzhou), Zoe (Nanjing) and Jade (Shanghai), They certainly took the hassle out of our sightseeing and we were able to enjoy our visits to the historical sites.

Our drivers were also excellent, and I cannot fault our accommodation, which was a luxury and just needed after a busy day sightseeing.

I would not hesitate to recommend China Travel Depot for its personalized service it gives its clients.

Kind regards,

Julie Johnson
South Africa

Ms. Michael Reshad

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Dear James,

I wanted to thank you for planning our trip to China. We had such a great time. This will truly be an unforgettable trip!

In Shanghai, the Maglev train was exciting: over 300 km/hr! Interestingly, the last thing I saw – the visit to the Urban Planning Department – which didn't sound that exciting, amazed me when I saw that the whole of Shanghai has been almost completely rebuilt into a very modern city within the last 30 years, with literally thousands of high-rise buildings and massive infrastructure. This was really quite staggering.

We were very satisfied with you and your company. We will use you again if we ever decide to go to China again.
I like to thank you again for everything.

Beast regards,

Michael Reshad

Ms. Charles Gifford

Jul.13, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:

Dear James,

Thank you very much for your hospitality during our visit to China. I will simply say we were taken very good care by you anywhere we went. The guides and the drivers were excellent and did not have any issues about the language as the guide took care of us in all places. In fact I do not have anything to complain about our whole trip as it went so smooth like China silk. We will remember the birthdays you shared with both of us especially on the 14th in Suzhou. You made it such a great event and we were pleasantly surprised on that evening in Xian. We thank you very much once again for your kind help and service which made our China trip very memorable and would recommend to our friends to use your service and help that you provided us.

All the meals were excellent in quality, except the lunch on our departure day from Beijing. Our guide explained it was a new restaurant you were trying but the service and food were very poor. The best meal was the one we had at the restaurant in Shanghai, before we went to the acrobatic show. I cannot remember the name of it.

Our guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They gave us great insight into life in Shanghai. Their English was excellent. All of them were very patient with the children. They also went to a lot of trouble to help us get our luggage to the train station, organizing to get it as close as possible and then physically helping to lug it to the platform. Thank them a lot!

It was an absolutely wonderful tour. I completely feel as though I got more than my money's worth. The tour was perfect and so much more than I expected! I have recommended your tours to my friends, who are considering traveling to China.

Charles Gifford,
New Zealand

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