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Suzhou & Tongli Water Town

SZ01: 2 Days Private Suzhou - Tongli
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Day01 Arrival in Suzhou
Garden of the Master of the Nets
This morning, our guide will be waiting for your arrival at Suzhou Railway Station and escort you to check in the downtown hotel. Then your private Suzhou tour starts with a visit to the Humble Administrator's Garden. For hundreds of years, Suzhou does boast many superior classical Chinese gardens. Almost all of these gardens once were the private residences, which combines buildings with natural scenery, water and rockery perfectly. Even the constructions of ancient royal gardens have adopted the unparalleled garden design. The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest classical garden in this region and praised to be one of the top four gardens in China. Next, you will visit the adjacent Suzhou Museum (Closed on Mondays). This museum with its abundant exhibitions embodies the history, art and culture of this city and Yangtze River Delta. 

After that, you will have a short cruise along the old canal and arrive at Pingjiang Road. It is a nice street with old traditional buildings, many souvenir shops and restaurants. Walk along this street and feel the old style Chinese market environment. You may have lunch on your own at one of the restaurants. The next stop is the Garden of the Master of Nets. Upon arrival, you will be surprised by its ingenious gardening in a compact space. Benefiting from its lettered masters, this garden has the most artistic and cultural relics.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou
Day02 Suzhou - Tongli - Suzhou
Tongli water town
Possessing gifted location, the tranquil water town of local residence is another highlight in this region. Today, we are driving to Tongli, a typical water town with waterways dividing the whole area into seven parts. Nearly all the residences in the town are facing the water. There are around 50 stone bridges connecting each separated islands, among which the Ternate Bridge crossing over three rivers is the most attractive sight. Additionally, you can also stop by elegant gardens, former residences of celebrities, and themed exhibitions in Tongli, such as Retreat and Reflection Garden, Chongben Hall, Jiayin Hall, and Wang Shao'ao Memorial Hall. Apart of sightseeing, you can taste local snacks along the Ming and Qing Street and Zhuhangdai Street. It is also brimmed with tea houses where not only can you take a sip of the fragrant tea, but also enjoy the Suzhou Pingtan - an oral art performance in Wu dialect.

After that, we will drive you back to Suzhou and then you will spend the rest of the day in Panmen Scenic Area. Over there, you could see the Ruiguang Pagoda, Panmen City Gate and Wumen Bridge. Your Suzhou 2 days tour ends here and our guide will transfer you to the Railway Station for the departure train on time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
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  • Train ticket fare of arrival and departure
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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