1 Day Suzhou Sightseeing Tour from Shanghai (Private)
Attractions:The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Hanshan Buddha Temple, ShanTang Street, Ancient Canal
Tour Code: SP006 Tour Duration: 08:00-17:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch.
Highlights The winding canals, historical buildings, and classical gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the “Venice of the East.” Tour Suzhou’s must-see sites and hidden enclaves on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, and optional upgrades to include lunch, entrance fees, and more.
Tour Itinerary Your expert guide will pick up you from the hotel at 08:00, then take you to the train station to catch the high speed train. About 30 minutes later, you will arrive at the beautiful garden city of Suzhou where your adventure starts.
First, visit one of the four most famous gardens in China – The Humble Administrator’s garden. This is also the largest garden in Suzhou, containing a typical south eastern Ming Dynasty classic garden, including special Taihu lake rock-hills, delicate pavilions, lush flowers and trees, ponds, and 150 different Bonsai trees. After that take a walk or rickshaw along the old canal section down the historical Pingjiang Road.
Afterwards, stop for lunch at an authentic local restaurant.
After lunch, choose from either visiting the 13th century Buddhist temple with a classic garden complex, or a silk factory located in the old Japanese Concession, where you can learn how famous Chinese silk is produced from the little silk worm to the final garment.
Continue to the “No.1 ancient street,” where you can take a boat trip along the canal. By cruising on the old waterways, you will see the typical southeast old houses built along the canals, women washing clothes, old men playing cards, and children playing outside. This gives you an authentic feel of today’s life in Suzhou.
Afterwards, be transferred back to the train station in Suzhou, then back to Shanghai.
Included in the Tour Price Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English-speaking tour guide; Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary; Chinese lunch.
Not included in the Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 21:00 that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13381057840)