Water Town

Suzhou Mini Group Day Tour from Shanghai $109, 1 to 9 Guests

Master of the Nets Garden, Shantang Street, Tongli Water Town
US$129 US$109
per person
Select Date and Travelers
Adult(>11 years old)
US$109 per person
Child(3-11 years old)
US$99 per person
Total Price:
US$129 US$109
Highlights
  • Mini group of only 1 to 9 guests, with the lowest fare but the most personal service.
  • Take a ride directly from Shanghai to Suzhou, no stop or transfer. Comfortable and quick arriving.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery in exquisite and elegant Master of the Nets Garden.
  • Explore Tongli Water Town to experience the unique folk customs of southern China.
  • VIP service for you and complimentary bottled water with unlimited supplies.
  • No shopping stop, no factory stores, and no tea-selling shows. Make sure your valuable time is only spent on the attractions for sightseeing.
Detailed Itinerary
8:00 - 9:00 Hotel Pick-up
Welcome to join our Shanghai to Suzhou day trip. In the morning, your professional tour guide will pick you up at the appointed time at your hotel in Shanghai and then we will drive to Suzhou. Only 100km away from Shanghai, Suzhou is a cultural and historical garden city built along the water. The streets meander beside the canal and it offers a fantastic landscape with the ancient bridges, flowing water and traditional buildings.
9:00 - 12:00 Drive to Suzhou & Visit Master of the Nets Garden
After 2 hours' ride, we will arrive at Suzhou. The first stop of your Suzhou tour from Shanghai is the Master of the Nets Garden, which is a typical Suzhou-style classical landscape garden built in Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279 AD). This exquisite garden boasts the architectural splendor, as the special layout of pavilions, gateways, windows and various halls enlarges the space visually. The Master of the Nets Garden is constituted of three parts: east for the residential, center for the main garden and west for the inner garden. You will have enough time to visit the fine garden following your guide.
The exquisite Master of the Nets Garden
The exquisite Master of the Nets Garden
12:00 - 13:30 Sightsee Shantang Street & Free Time for Lunch
Next, we will drive about 20 minutes to Shantang Street and stroll around there. It is an ancient street that was firstly built in Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD) by the famous poet Bai Juyi. The traditional architectures lie along the 3,600 meters (3,937 yards) long street. You will have one hour free time to explore the area by yourself and have your own lunch. There are lots of restaurants with many snacks and specialties, such as osmanthus cake, crabapple cake, dumplings, wontons and noodles. Of course, your tour guide will offer you the best recommendations according to your preference.
Take a walk in the old Shantang Street
Take a walk in the old Shantang Street
Explore the street further at your leisurely pace
Explore the street further at your leisurely pace
13:30 - 16:30 Drive to Visit Tongli Water Town
Afterwards, you will be led to visit Tongli Town, which is the memorable highlight of your Shanghai to Suzhou day trip. It takes around half an hour to drive there. Tongli is a representative ancient water town in south China with a history of more than 1,000 years. The whole town has been preserved very well and the local people are still living in their traditional houses. You will see many living scenes there easily, such as the locals are knitting and chatting in the streets, do some washing in the river, or even prepare meals for families in the street. It is indeed the very traditional way of living or something that you never see before. You will also take a local featured sculling boat in the river to visit around the town. Nice pictures could be taken while on the boat. 

There is also a garden in the town, named the Retreat Garden. Anywhere you step in the garden, you will be amazed by its picturesque sceneries and delicate garden designs. Your guide will company you to visit the garden and tell you the history.
Enjoy a pleasant boat trip in Tongli Water Town
Enjoy a pleasant boat trip in Tongli Water Town
Visit the local residential house in the old town
Visit the local residential houses in the ancient town
16:30 - 18:00 Back to Shanghai
After finishing the visit in Tongli Town, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in Shanghai. Your Suzhou day tour from Shanghai draws to an end here. Hope you have enjoyed the day with us.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$129 $109
Child(3-11 years old)$119 $99
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Booking Policy
  • Pick-up Service: Shanghai is a large city. To make sure the morning pick-ups run smoothly, we recommend you stay at a hotel in the downtown area, within the Middle Ring Road of the city. There might be an additional transfer fee if your hotel is beyond the pick-up range. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your travel consultant is ready to help.
  • Infant Price: for an infant under 3 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • The departures are guaranteed even with two persons.
  • Guest under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by thomas iwamoto from USA | Aug. 17, 2018 08:47Reply
Is there any way you can do this tour on Monday, October 29, 2018. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 19, 2018 23:07
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Sorry, this Group Day Tour to Zhujiajiao & Huangpu River Night Cruise is not available on October 29, 2018. You are suggested to change your travel date if you would like to join this group tour. Otherwise, we kindly suggest you consider our private tour instead, which is more flexible. Thanks for your attention.
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