Why Choose Us?
  • No Shopping Stops
  • No Hidden Charges
  • Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Expert Guide & Driver
  • Well-located Hotels
  • A La Carte Meals
  • Chinese Family Visit
  • Free Cooking Class
  • 24/7 Customer Service

SZ05: 2 Days Tour to Suzhou & Tongli Water Town

From $189 per person Free Inquiry
  • Itinerary
  • Tour Prices
  • Price Includes
Day 1 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. Suzhou has long boasted many superior classical Chinese gardens, which combines buildings with natural scenery, water and rockery perfectly. Your private Suzhou tour today starts with a visit to the Humble Administrator's Garden. 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, your guide will accompany you to take a short cruise along the old canal and arrive at Pingjiang Road. It is a nice street lined with old traditional buildings, many souvenir shops and restaurants. Over there, our private guide will give you some free time to walk along this street and feel the old style Chinese market environment. You may try some local food at one of the restaurants. Then you will meet your guide at the designated time and have a night tour to 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. By visiting the illuminated garden, you will also enjoy several traditional Chinese music performances, Kun Opera and Suzhou Pingtan show.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou
Remark: The night tour in the Garden of the Master of Nets is from 19:30 to 21:30. It is only available from April to November. If you travel in other months, we will arrange an afternoon tour in this garden.
Day 2 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 escort 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
Tour Prices
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Train ticket fare of arrival and departure
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Itineraries you may also like:
Questions & Answers
Asked by RIETEPETIT | Aug. 07, 2018 10:17Reply
How can we get from Suzhou town to the Six Art Museum in Lili village?
We want to visit the Six Art Museum in Lili village. We are staying in Suzhou town. How can we get there? Bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 07, 2018 18:31

Yes, subway and bus are available. First, you can take Metro Line 4 to Tongli and then walk about 200m to take Wu Jiang Lili Bus Line to Lili Bus Station. Then walk about 200m to take bus line 7312 to Lili Primary School. Walk about 200m, you can get there.
Asked by mega888 from SINGAPORE | Apr. 18, 2018 08:45Reply
how to go Suzhou from Hangzhou International Airport
Pls advise any high speed train or airport bus
Answers (2)
Answered by Caroline from CANADA | Apr. 22, 2018 22:24

I heard that there is only one direct coach from Xiaoshan Airport to Suzhou. It departs at 15:20. The ticket fare is CNY 90 per person. It takes around 2.5 hours on the way.
Answered by IRIS LEE from SINGAPORE | Apr. 22, 2018 22:50

Asked by Sisylia from INDONESIA | Apr. 06, 2018 12:57Reply
How to tour around suzhou?
I plan to go to tiger hill, humble administrator's garden and shantang street in a day. Could someone please advise me how to get to each place from SZ Railway Station?
Fyi, I plan on get to SZ from shanghai. What time do i need to take the railway from shanghai and going back to shanghai?
Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Rose from FRANCE | Apr. 10, 2018 22:47

You can take an early bullet train from Hongqiao Station to Suzhou Station before 7:00am, the last bullet train from Suzhou North departs at 23:16.
For your route, you can take bus 40 to the garden, then take bus Haoxing Line 1 to Tiger Hill, at last, take bus Haoxing line 1 to the street.
Enjoy your time!
Asked by Wen-D Kersten from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Mar. 01, 2018 18:59Reply
We only have 1 and a half days in Suzhou. Should we use all our time to explore this city?
Answers (3)
Answered by Albert from SINGAPORE | Mar. 01, 2018 21:57

Yes, you can use the time to explore the beautiful city!
I’d like to give you some advice for the visit! You can’t miss those classical gardens like Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lion Grove Gardem and Lingering Garden. Besides, you can go to Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street and Hanshan Temple!
Enjoy your time!
Answered by Wen-D Kersten from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Mar. 02, 2018 06:31

Will we regret not going to Tongli as well?
Answered by Iris | Mar. 04, 2018 19:56

If you are interested in the water town, Tongli is a must-go. Besides the gardens, your time cane be enough to tour around Tongli.
Asked by lyn from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 01, 2018 02:01Reply
suzhou one day tour
we will be travelling to suzhou from shanghai for a one day sightseeing tour of sz. can you please recommend must visit places in the city that can be visited in just one day? we will be going back to shanghai that night.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from FRANCE | Feb. 01, 2018 21:00

Hi, Lyn! Glad to give you some suggestion!
For the visit, you can’t miss Humble Administrator’s Garden, Tiger Hill and Shantang Street.
Oh, if you will get to SZ Railway Station, you can take the Bus Haoxing Line 1 to the all the attractions I mentioned. Besides, it also goes to Lion Grove Garden, Suzhou Museum, Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Fengqiao Bridge, Temple of the City God and Guanqian Street. If you have extra time, you can have more choices!
Have a nice trip!
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
10% off - book 60 days in advance
5% off - book 30 days in advance