Poetic Jiangnan Region Extension 6 Days


Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai

This extension can only be combined with our Ancient Capitals of China 12 Days tour package.


Tour Highlights:
  • Take a boat ride on tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
  • Sample world-famous longjing tea at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • Walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River, lined with colonial architecture of European design, and gaze across the river at the glittering face of modern China

Discover the exquisite cities of Wuxi, Suzhou, and Hangzhou – cities 'on par with heaven' for their natural beauty, according to a Chinese saying. Finally, immerse yourself in dynamic, cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China.

Suzhou has been referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’ by Chinese poets and writers since ancient times. As a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is also known as ‘Venice of the East’. It is also known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its many classical gardens.

Hangzhou was described by Marco Polo as ‘the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world’. Take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of the city, and experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation.

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Twin Share Per Person
Single Supplement
Please contact us for details From $400 +$250



  • Day 11: Xi’an Suzhou


    Enjoy the morning free at leisure (time permitting) until you transfer to take a high-speed train to Suzhou. Suzhou has long been known as the ‘Venice of the East’, for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

  • Day 12: Suzhou Wuxi


    Optional Activity: Grand Canal Cruise; Jiangnan Dim Sum Meal

  • Day 13: Wuxi Hangzhou


    Optional Activity: West Lake Cruise; Impression West Lake Show

  • Day 14: Hangzhou Shanghai


    Optional Activity: Chinese Acrobatic Show

  • Day 15: Shanghai


    Optional Activity: Half Day Shanghai City Tour w/ Maglev Train experience; Cruise on Huangpu River + Shanghai Xiaolongbao Meal

  • Day 16: Depart Shanghai


    Enjoy the morning free at leisure (time permitting) until your transfer to airport for your flight(s) home via connecting cities.

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  • 5 nights 3-4 star (local rating) hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed train from Xi’an to Suzhou (Second Class Seat)
  • Round trip airport & hotel transfers
  • Air conditioned coach transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)
  • Mandatory tour guide and driver service fee: $75 pp
  • China visa (required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, optional activities & anything not mentioned in package inclusions
Additional Notes
  • Stay Behind Surcharge: From $250 pp (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Post-Tour Accommodation (incl. breakfast): $75/person/twin room twin share, $150/person/single room
  • Triple Share: Not available
  • Child Policy: Child discounts do not apply. Minimum age required is 5 years old.


Optional Activities

Get to know China better with our list of in-depth activities recommended to add another dimension to your trip.

All optional activities can be prepaid in Australia more than 30 days prior to departure at the discounted AUD prices below, or paid directly in the local currency to your tour guide upon arrival in China. English speaking guide, admissions and round trip transfers are included in the prices.

Optional Activity
Price Per Person (AUD)
Suzhou/Wuxi Grand Canal Cruise $45
Suzhou/Wuxi Jiangnan Dim Sum Meal $25
Hangzhou West Lake Cruise $55
Hangzhou Impression West Lake Show $95
Shanghai Chinese Acrobatic Show $85
Shanghai Half Day Shanghai City Tour w/ Maglev Train experience $85
Shanghai Cruise on Huangpu River + Shanghai Xiaolongbao Meal $75


Note: All optional activities are payable to Nexus Holidays and are subject to availability and minimum numbers. Alternative activities and attractions may not be available in the vicinity and cannot be arranged. Non-participants must wait for the group to finish the activities should they wish to take the group transfer. Transportation is not included and is self-arranged for those not joining optional programs.


Hotel Name
Suzhou Holiday Inn Express Suzhou or similar
Wuxi Holiday Inn Express Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou Meiziqing Hotel Hangzhou or similar
Shanghai Crystal Orange Hotel Shanghai or similar