The world heritage site gardens and China water towns are two highlights that should not be missed in Suzhou. There are two options to discover the beauty of Suzhou according to your time.
During this tour, be enthralled with beautiful undiscovered Yipu Garden, which has lovely pathways, pavilions and plantings in the traditional style of Suzhou. Ramble in the Suzhou Museum, which covers quite a lot of Suzhou history. In the afternoon, take a wander in the Tongli Water Town, a charming ancient “canal town” in the Yangtze delta. A good chance to glimpse a piece of ancient China. (Lunch is excluded)
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A great chance to appreciate Suzhou’ double highlights-Suzhou private gardens and China water towns. Take a small boat in Suzhou and Tongli for a leisurely journey. This tour will help you deeply experience Suzhou’s unique features.
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Your private guide and driver will pick up you in Shanghai with a comfortable non-smoking car. Enjoy a hassle free transfer to Suzhou, and start your journey at Humble Administrator's Garden. Your guide will help you to appreciate more about the garden, especially its history. See picturesque pools, pavilions, and rocks. Take a small boat along the Grand Canal between Humble Administrator's Garden and Pingjiang Road for a sight of local life.
Later, visit Lingering Garden, another exquisite Suzhou garden with a nice atmosphere with a good mix of typical garden styles in the garden. Live traditional Chinese music is performed during the daytime. Enjoy a short performance of Suzhou’s unique ping tan (storytelling and ballad singing in Suzhou dialect) in Lingering Garden.
Tongli Water Town
After a western style breakfast in the hotel, you will visit Master of Nets Garden; a small but exquisite garden with fewer visitors. It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens but the most impressive one due to the ingenious use of space.
Tongli water town is praised as the Venice of China. Take a small boat along the water to see the old canal town. A great place to see ancient architectures and old life.Good to know:
Master of Nets Garden is the only garden still open in the evening. There is a wonderful evening cultural show held in the garden.
You can visit Suzhou at any time. Every season has different beautiful scenery. Beautiful flowers in spring and colorful leaves in autumn make them more popular. Avoid Chinese national holidays like May 1st, China National Day (Oct.1th-7th).
High speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou can be as short as 40 min. But we will arrange a non-smoking car to maximize your comfort and time.
To Wuxi(1 day)
Easily reached by car within a 1h journey from Suzhou. Suggested day trip: Yuantouzhu Park, Liyuan Garden at the bank of Taihu, Xihui Park for exquisite colorful clay figurines, and Plum Garden.
To Nanjing(1-2 days)
Nanjing is one of the capitals of ancient China. Go to Nanjing to see some Chinese historical sites: Sun Yatsen Mausoleum, Nanjing Confucian Temple, the Qinghai River, Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty and Zhonghua Gate.
To Hangzhou (1-2 days)
Arrange 1 to 2 days to experience the unique Hangzhou: the romantic and heavenly West Lake, Lingyin Temple, the Former Residence of Xueyan, an in-depth Dragon Well Tea culture exploration.
To Shanghai (1-2 days)
Add Shanghai before or after the Suzhou tour: Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, the Bund and Zhujiajiao Water Town.