Immerse yourself in Suzhou classical gardens
One Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour
In this Shanghai to Suzhou day trip, private transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou will make your time smart, and Suzhou UNESCO gardens and authentic experiences are arranged. Enjoy Suzhou's vivid and elegant charm!
- Listen to the stories behind Suzhou's UNESCO gardens, and learn the implied meanings behind the design.
- Peep local life by having a rickshaw ride to explore little lanes and food market.
- Unveil the secret of herbal fragrance in Tongli Water Town, and relax on a rowing boat.
About China Highlights
Since 1959 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Wonderful Suzhou experience
We had another amazing tour with China Highlights. Cultural tour to Suzhou was so informative and fun with our amazing guide Mr Lin and our wonderful Wendy who brought us together. Many thanks to both of you! Looking forward to our next adventure. more
Your private guide and driver will be waiting for you in your Shanghai hotel's lobby, so get ready to enjoy Suzhou.
It's about 1½ hours' drive to Suzhou from Shanghai. On the highway, you can see the typical outskirts and modern countryside of East China.
Visit a UNESCO garden - Lingering Garden. Your guide will tell you the history and some stories of this delicate traditional garden.
Explore Suzhou by taking a rickshaw ride alongside the ancient canal. You will go into little lanes and chat with locals in a food market.
Enjoy authentic Suzhou food in Pingjiang Road. Your guide will help you to order the dishes. The most famous dish in Suzhou is squirrel-shaped mandarin fish.
Tongli Water Town is only 30 minutes' drive from Suzhou. It's a small water town with lovely traditional architecture and bridges - the local people still live there. Visit a moxibustion academy and relax in a rowing boat.
1. Customizing the Tour - According to Your Needs
This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary and extend or shorten it to suit your schedule.
2. 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy
A short stay (up to 6 days) in Shanghai and the surrounding cities is more convenient now as there is no need for a visa.
It's permissible to stay within the administrative areas of Shanghai municipality, Jiangsu Province, and Zhejiang Province for up to 144 hours. Contact us to find out more.