Private tour

From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Car

Activity provider: SilkRoadTrips
Private tour

From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Car

Activity provider: SilkRoadTrips

From US$ 369 per person

On this private day tour to Suzhou, you will learn about Suzhou Garden, the history of silk and the Grand Canal (a must-see in Suzhou.)

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
8.30am pick up
Private group


  • Visit The Humble Administrator's Garden, a World Heritage site
  • Learn Chinese Silk History in the Silk Museum
  • Wander around the Shangtang Street, a well-preserved water town
  • Take a boat on the Grand Canal
Full description
Early In the morning at 8.30am, you will be picked up from your centrally located Shanghai hotel by the driver, and drive about 1.5 hours to Suzhou to start your day tour. Note we will inform you if your hotel is too far to pick up from city downtown in Shanghai. Suzhou was the capital of Wu culture 800 years ago and is one of China's leading historic cities. Developing around the Grand Canal that forged much of China's traditional north-south commerce Suzhou is built around a series of canals. Now a modern thriving city, Suzhou maintains a traditional core surrounded by a moat and is world-famous as a UNESCO world heritage site for its traditional Chinese gardens. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide in Suzhou. You will visit one of China's most exquisite gardens, The Humble Administrator's Garden, a Cultural Heritage site including both a residential quarter and a delicately landscaped garden. You will learn the beauty of the well-known Suzhou Garden while wandering around the pavilions, bridges, houses, etc. in the garden. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to Shantang Street which is a good example of a water town in Southern China with well-preserved traditional architecture. You can wander around the old street to view the Opera Stage, Boat Museum, etc. Then you will take a boat on the Grand Canal for about 40 minutes to view the scenery. Then you will be moved to the Suzhou Silk Museum which exhibits the history of Chinese Silk from ancient times to modern times. Afterward, you will be transferred back to your centrally located Shanghai hotel where the tour concludes.
  • Local guide in Suzhou
  • Private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tips

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  • Bring your passport.
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August 13, 2018


Die Zugfahrt war schon ein Erlebnis. Suzhou sollte sicher besucht werden. Die Häuser an den Wasserkanälen geben einen Eindruck, wie hier und er Vergangenheit gewohnt würde. Der Garten des demütigen Verwalters zeigt das Pendent, das es auch Luxus gegeben hat. Unser Guide David hat es verstanden uns die Faszination dieser Stadt übermitteln. Gerne nutzen wir die perfekt organisierte Tour wieder.

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April 27, 2018


Product ID: 66920