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Tour Code: sz-2

Departure Date: Daily

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


Visit Suzhou's stunning gardens and take a rickshaw tour through old alleys to get a deeper insight into local ways. Enjoy a boat ride gliding along the ancient canal in Tongli which is 40mins drive away.


  • Humble Administrators Garden
  • The Grand Canal(Cruising by Motor Boat)
  • Rickshaw ride
  • The No.1 Silk Factory
  • Lingering Garden
  • Tongli
  • Tongli Cruise


Day 1Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. D3022 (Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 09:04 - Arr 09:38

You will go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on your own. The train ticket will be delivered in advance to your appointed place. If you want the transfer service, your travel advisor is also happy to assist you.

Your tour of this ancient but beautiful city commences after breakfast. Suzhou and its famous gardens was one of the few cities in China to avoid the ravages of Cultural Revolution.

The Humble Administrators Garden which is the biggest and most famous typical garden in Suzhou. Walking into winding alleys between big trees, ponds and rockeries is like stepping back into the Ming Dynasty.

Have lunch in a local restaurant to taste Suzhou Cuisine.

The smallest garden but not the least is Lingering Garden which has all characteristics of a classical garden and is a masterpiece among southern gardens.

  • Meals: Lunch at Popular local restaurants
  • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou   |  Hotel Soul Suzhou   |  Garden Hotel 
Day 2Suzhou to Shanghai by Train No. G7139 (Suzhou Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 16:20 - Arr 16:45

Tongli Water Town is about 1 hour from Suzhou, an excellent choice to experience the water town folk culture. Tongli is famous for its gardens, buildings and 3 classic bridges.

Stroll through Tuisi Garden which is a World's Cultural Heritage listing to enjoy the clever use of a small space. Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall sit opposite each other and are classic ancient buildings in this quaint water village.

Take lunch in a local restaurant and walk over the Taiping Bridge, Jili Bridge and Changqing Bridge. These 3 bridges are located at the junctions of rivers, naturally forming a ring.

Flash back to ancient times by taking a boat ride on the tranquil waterways and see the scenery along the canals.

Your Suzhou guide will transfer you to Suzhou Railway Station to take your train. After arriving at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, the tour comes to an end. If the pickup service is needed, just tell your travel advisor when booking.

  • 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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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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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 $ 369p/p

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