Tour Code: MK-B01
Tour-MK-B01: ( Miki’s unique tour ) Tongli ancient water village in Suzhou & culinary experience with home-cooked delicacy for lunch with more than 8 courses & Tea ceremony & making dumplings class in our tea house in a tranquil undeveloped water village Jinze.
It is a very relaxing and rewarding tour, both adults and children friendly, after this tour our guests can have dumplings party back home . The culinary experience with home-cooked delicacy more than 8 courses, each course is very different from each other, and each course representatives one kind of cooking skill. We will give guests all the recipes for lunch and dumplings class. ( This tour is more interesting with 4-8 guests especially when participating dumplings class, and tea ceremony, we have 2 ladies working in the teahouse if there are more guests so every guest would be very much engaged)
Duration: 9-10 hours ( we can also make it shorter version 8 hours )
Start / End: 8:30am at the lobby of guests' hotel
Guide: Guide and host : Miki Wei , the owner of Miki Tours
( Miki’s unique tour ) Tongli ancient water village in Suzhou & culinary experience with home-cooked delicacies for lunch with more than 8 courses & Tea ceremony & making dumplings class in our elegant teahouse in a tranquil undeveloped water village Jinze.
It is a very relaxing and rewarding tour , both adults and children friendly, after this tour our guests can have dumplings party back home, Plus seeing 2 different water villages, one is developed and one is undeveloped water village . Having home cooked lunch at teahouse in Jinze water village which is close to Tongli , having your private cook cook the seasonal delicacies is a treat , dumpling class would be a lot fun, an authentic tea ceremony will enrich your tea knowledge . The culinary experience with home-cooked delicacies 8 courses, each course is very different from each other, representatives one kind of cooking skill. We will give guests all the recipes for lunch and dumplings class.
* Meet at 8:30am depends on guests’s hotel , drive to Tongli ancient water village , about 1 hour 20 minutes.
* Tongli , a water village belongs to Suzhou , Venice of China, above 1500 years history , though it is famous still very tranquil and peaceful , thousands locals living here along riverside.
* Spending about 2 hours here exploring alley ways , watch the countryside local’s relaxing lifestyle, in the Ming and Qing dynasties , many officials preferred to get retired here , so many private gardens were built , very poetic Suzhou style gardens are listed in Unesco book, we will visit one exquisite garden called Garden of Retreat and Medication ;
* Drive about 30 minutes to a very peaceful water village called Jinze. It has a history of more than 2000 years. The special of this water town is, it hasn’t been developed as a tourist attraction yet, it’s very peaceful and untouched by tourists and commerce. We have a tasteful tea house here, it’s a tea house and a home, a place for serving tea and meals for our guests and friends ;
Wei Wei teahouse :
* Having home style lunch in our tea house. We have a lovely cook here preparing nice meals, you may walk into our nice kitchen to watch her cooking if you have interests, you may even join her in cooking. Enjoy the healthiest home-made dishes prepared with fresh seasonal vegetable.
* Have a tea ceremony after lunch , learn about Chinese tea culture and how to present tea in Chinese traditional way and knowledge about tea and tea sets;
* Learn to make dumplings together with our lovely chef in our tea house, you will learn 3 different ways to make and cook dumplings, then enjoy your own handmade dumplings as snack or early dinner before back to Shanghai . Head back to Shanghai around 6:30pm and will be back to your hotel around 7:30pm .
Private tour Package Price for 2 guests ：580USD / 2 guests , 100USD/ additional guest
Tour duration: 9-10 hours ( We can make it shorter version if guests prefer)
* Guide service & Tour coordination fee
* a comfortable van with driver: ( including toll for highway , bottled water, driver’s meal )
* Entrance fee of Tongli
* Home style lunch cooked by your private cook with 8 courses or above depends on number of guests + enjoy a tea ceremony to learn Chinese tea culture + learning to make dumplings all this items ( drinks choices including fresh juice , beer , wine， Chinese Baijiu Mao tai , tea )
* Free 4 G wifi available during the tour
Exclusion: personal expense;
Please let us know if you have any food restrictions .