1 Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour

Immerse yourself in Suzhou classical gardens

One Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour

Make the most of your time to visit Suzhou and Tongli Water Town from Shanghai in 1 day!

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.

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Suggested Itinerary

Shanghai Pickup and Transfer to Suzhou

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.

Suzhou Highlights

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.

Lingering Garden Lingering Garden
Tongli Water Town

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.

Tongli Water Town Tongli Water Town
Drive Back to Shanghai

At the end of the trip, we will escort you back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Trip Notes

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.

FromUSD 185p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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