One Day Suzhou Tour from Shanghai

Humble Administrator's Garden - Suzhou Old Town - Tongli Water Town
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In the morning, our professional guide will wait for you at the lobby of your self-booked hotel in Shanghai at about 08:30. After a warm greeting, we will set out for this private Suzhou tour from Shanghai over a comfortable drive. During the 1.5-hour journey to Suzhou, our guide will briefly introduce Suzhou City, praised as the Oriental Venice, to you.

Upon arrival, we will immediately accompany you to tour the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is a classical garden full of graceful scenes. Then, we will go sightseeing through the Suzhou old town. Sitting on the tricycle, you can have a nice glimpse of the ancient constructions existing over the years within the old block. Today's lunch is not included in the price, but our guide can recommend several local restaurants according to your palate if needed.

After that, you will be guided to the Tongli Ancient Town to continue this Suzhou day tour from Shanghai. Due to the long history and thoughtful preservation, Tongli is a wonderful place where people can appreciate the glamour and charm of the water town along the Yangtze River in China.
Admire the charming landscape and unique buildings at Humble Administrator's Garden
Your private Shanghai to Suzhou day trip will end here. Then we will escort you back to your hotel in downtown Shanghai. Hope you have spent a nice day and we are looking forward to traveling with you again!
Tour Highlights
Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan)
Situated in the northeast of Suzhou, the graceful Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest and best-known classical garden in the city. With a history of over 500 years, it was originally built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) exquisitely and quaintly and has become a representation of Chinese private gardens. From a panoramic perspective, Humble Administrator's Garden can be divided into eastern, western and central parts, and they focus on lush greeneries and blooming flowers, delicate galleries and long corridors, fine and distinctive buildings in respective areas.
Humble Administrator's Garden
Local resident in the old town
Tongli Water Town
Tongli is a picturesque and time-honored town embedded with a net of waterways. There, people can see 49 ancient bridges and 7 small isles segmented by the rivers and their branches. Strolling along the flagstone walkways around Tongli Town, you can find that almost all the folk dwellings are constructed at the water's edge with many boats berthing in the front. Here, the classic Retreat and Reflection Garden (Tuisi Garden) is a highlight with almost all the buildings inside standing by the jasper-like pond.
The picturesque scenery of Tongli Water Town is a feast for the eyes

Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Guest from US | Apr. 28, 2019 09:15Reply
How long is the entire tour?
The page mentioned about starting at 8:30am, which I’m assuming is from a pickup point (at a hotel?)? What time will the tour arrive back at Shanghai? Would there be a chance where extra excursions can be added onto this day trip?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 29, 2019 18:52

For this private one day Suzhou tour from Shanghai, we will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai at about 8:30 am. After the visit, we will return to Shanghai from Suzhou at around 5 pm. Since it is a private tour, we can adjust the schedule according to your preference. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question and need further help. We will try to help you. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by lee m huei from BRASIL | Mar. 17, 2019 16:36Reply
how long is the travel
I see many comments of people who go by high speed train, it only takes 35 minutes. How many hours traveling by car?
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Answered by Lilian | Mar. 17, 2019 17:41

It usually takes about 1.5-hour journey to Suzhou by a private vehicle. If you would like to take a high speed train, you need to get to the railway station at least half an hour early, and you will spend about 10 to 15 minutes getting out of the station. Besides, if you take a large luggage, high-speed rail is not as convenient as the car.
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