1 Day Suzhou City Sightseeing Tour from Shanghai (Private)
Attractions:The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Hanshan Buddha Temple, ShanTang Street, Ancient Canal.
Tour Code: SP006 Tour Duration: 8:00-17:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Pivate car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch.
Highlights The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the “Venice of the East.” Tour Suzhou’s must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai 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 professional guide will pick up you at the hotel at 8 a.m. and then take you to the train station for the high speed train. About 30 minutes later, you will arrive at the beautiful garden city of Suzhou where your day 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 with typical southern east 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 on the historical Pingjiang Road. Then, you will have lunch at an authentic local restaurant.
After lunch activities depend on your interests. You will have option of visiting the 13th century Buddhist temple with classic garden complex in Suzhou, or you can choose to visit a silk factory located in the old Japanese Concession where you will learn how famous Chinese silk is produced from the little silk worm to the garments.
Continue to the “No.1 ancient street,” and 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 around. This offers you the true experience of all the sights, sounds, and scents of Suzhou.
Then transfer back to the train station in Suzhou and back to Shanghai.
Included in 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
Not included in Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information 1. Notice before Departure: The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm 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: 13811004692)