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Tour Code: sz-1

Departure Date: Daily

Features: Private Tour Guide     Private Car & Driver     Authentic Local Restaurants


Enjoying the reputation of "The City of Gardens", Suzhou boasts beautiful lanscapes and elegant gardens. Follow us to fully appreciate the ever-lasting charm of the garden art


  • Enjoy the city's many fantastic gardens with tranquil beauty and architectural splendours
  • Explore more and get close to locals by our rickshaw ride through the old streets


Day 1Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. G7256 (Shanghai Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 09:05 - Arr 09:36

This tour includes the round-trip bullet train ticket from Shanghai and back to Shanghai. The ticket will be delivered to your hotel or your apartment the day before your departure date. If you need the pickup and transfer service in Shanghai, just tell the travel advisor when make the inquiry. It is advisable to book the tour at least 3 days ahead of the departure date to ensure the availability of the ticket.

On your arrival, our tour guide will meet you at the exit of the Suzhou Railway Station and transfer you to the hotel.

Your Suzhou tour starts after a break at your hotel and our first stop is the Humble Administrators Garden which was constructed in the Ming dynasty. Its layout featuring mountain island, bamboo dock, rock and tranquil flow has won it the honor of "the world garden model".

Then taking a cruise on the Grand Canal and enjoy the swaying willow branches and the rippling waves that surround you.

After lunch at a great local restaurant, continue our tour to the Lingering Garden, which is also a noted Chinese classical garden and famous for the elaborate layout of the garden architecture and the beautiful stone forest.

  • Meals: Lunch at Popular local restaurants
  • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou   |  Hotel Soul Suzhou   |  Garden Hotel 
Day 2Suzhou to Shanghai by Train No. G7063 (Suzhou Railway Station - Shanghai Railway Station) Dep 14:42 - Arr 15:13
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After breakfast, we head to the Master of Nets Garden. It is a small private garden yet encompasses all the elements of a classic Chinese garden within close boundaries.

Then take a rickshaw to ride through the streets of Suzhou and see the daily life of local people, the folk handicrafts and the ancient buildings.

Lunch will be arranged at a great local restaurant which serves local cuisines.

You will be transferred to the railway station and your Suzhou tour ends.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants
  • Hotels:

Price Per Person in US Dollars

We use different hotels for different tour classes while the itinerary is the same. Deluxe Class is usually staying at a 5-star hotel, Superior Class at a 4-star hotel and Tourist Class at a 3-star level hotel. The prices for one person are based on sharing twin hotel rooms with another guest. A supplement is necessary if you want to book single rooms. And the prices may rise during national holidays, such as the National Day (September 30th to October 6th) and Chinese New Year (late January or early February)

Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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What's Included & Excluded

What’s included?

  • Entrance fees to attractions Listed above
  • Private tour guide and driver throughout the tour, except on a Yangtze cruise ship
  • Authentic local meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service charge & government taxes
  • Travel insurance

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Excellent Local Guides

All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture and more. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town.

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Private Car and Driver

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons and small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons.

We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained (not over 4 years) and always very clean. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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from US $ 439p/p

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