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Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :All seasons

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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

The first thing you will think about when someone mentions China are the classic Chinese gardens. This tour will fulfill all these images in Suzhou.


  • Short stays in Suzhou's finer hotels
  • Suzhou's graceful gardens
  • Rickshaw ride through the city

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Shanghai to Suzhou by Train No. G7256 (Shanghai Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 09:05 - Arr 09:36
  • Activities: Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Humble Administrators Garden, The Grand Canal(Cruising by Hand-operated Boat), Lingering Garden, The No.1 Silk Factory
  • Meals: Lunch at Pine and Crane Restaurant
  • Hotels: Pan Pacific Suzhou 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou 4-star hotel  |  Garden Hotel 3-star hotel

Humble Administrators Garden : This is one of the best examples of classic Chinese gardens. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this garden is centered around a pond and has towers, chambers, terraces and pavilions. The garden has been divided in three parts and it offers something for everyone. The garden museum is also worth a visit.

The Grand Canal (Motor Boat Ride): Like the Great Wall, the Grand Canal is one of China’s biggest engineering achievements. It is the world’s longest manmade waterway. Spend some time cruising the canal and get an insight into the life of the locals. Suzhou has a network of beautiful canals and lakes, small and large, linking to this Grand Canal. Enjoy the view of smaller boats and the impressive traffic while you cruise the canal.

Lingering Garden : Known for its beautiful gardens, Suzhou is home to the Lingering Garden. This particular elaborate garden is actually a succession of smaller gardens. The Lingering Garden is well known because of its unique art and architecture. It has beautifully landscaped and picturesque gardens, pavilions, pavements and pools. There are many viewpoints to enjoy as you walk through covered walkways, doorways and carved corridors.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 2 Suzhou to Shanghai by Train No. G7063 (Suzhou Railway Station - Shanghai Railway Station) Dep 14:42 - Arr 15:13
  • Activities: The Garden of the Master of Nets, Rickshaw ride, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Suzhou)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Yangyang Dumpling Restaurant
  • Hotels: No

The Garden of the Master of Nets: This is Suzhou’s smallest garden spread over an area of 5000 sq meters. However, this small garden is very charming and it includes all the elements that make a classic Chinese garden.

Rickshaw Ride : Get an insight into the life of locals as you ride a rickshaw through Suzhou’s Hutongs and old streets.

Lunch will taste dumpling.

Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

from US $369 p/p

Price details

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.