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Suzhou Water Town Tours

With a history of over 1,000 years, Suzhou is noted as " Venice of the East", there are many popular water towns in Suzhou including Zhouzhuang Water Town, Tongli Water Town, Luzhi Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Xitang Water Town and Nanxun Water Town, etc. Suzhou water towns have remained almost unchanged, retaining a genuine atmosphere of antiquity. These water towns are famous for their ancient buildings, bridges, canals, and ways of life that have not changed in centuries. They are idyllic destinations to unwind from the hustle and bustle of China's cities and can offer visitors glimpses into China's ancient past. 

Travel with Suzhou Private Tours, you will have chance to visit the top water towns of China nearby Suzhou. There are two main reasons for visiting a Suzhou water town. First, life in these water towns seems to have stood still and visitors can still see the unique traditional folk cultures of Southeastern China. Their vicinity to Suzhou makes the tour flexible enough to be extended. It is easy to fall in love with a place where life is still seems traditional and laid-back. If you take the time to visit these water towns, you will be surprised by what you discover. If the below tours are not your favorite, please feel free to tell us your requirements, we are happy to tailor make your own water town trips.

Water Town Tours

Full Day Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town: Twin Bridges, Old Drama Stage, Zhang House and Shen House, etc.

Tour Style:Zhouzhuang water town, sourrounded by lakes, is specially to be found along the waterside lanes and a number of the stone bridges. Explore Zhouzhuang water town with your personal guide on this private 8-hour tour, skip the stress of advance planning itinerary and transportation, and marvel at the ancient houses, which of them are excellent examples of traditional Chinese architecture. You'll have an option to experience the gondola, glide silently through quaint canals and talk to the boatman about the local lifestyle and culture.

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From $65 p/p
Tongli Water Town Day Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Voyage to one of China's famous ancient water towns, Tongli Water Town on this private tour from Suzhou, including round-trip transport. First, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Retreat and Reflection Garden, and then take a cruise along the nearby lake in a wooden boat(optional). Visit Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall before catching sight of three of the most popular bridges out of the more than the 50 found in town.

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From $75 p/p
Suzhou Half Day Garden Tour with Extension to Tongli Town

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Master of Nets Garden, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Suzhou city highlights and Tongli Water Town. Admire the exquisite Landscape architecture at Mater of Nets Garden that successfully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty; Visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, get an insight to Silk culture and the process of how silk is made into products. In the afternoon, wander thround the Tongli water accompanied by your personal guide to see the old lifestyle of ancient China and enjoy the tranquil beauty.

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From $85 p/p
Flexible Tongli Water Town Discovery Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch

Duration:6-7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:When you travel to Suzhou, you should not miss the tranquil water towns. Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfotable vehicle with a knowledgeable guide and a professional driver on this private day tour. Simply strolling along the banks of Tongli's canals and exploring its winding lanes will give you a sense of the town's history and allow you to appreciate its scenery. Having a leisurely lunch a sip a cup of tea at a local restaurant along the canals can be a great experience. You have the options to take a cruise down the scenic waterwys in a traditional wooden boat.

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From $78 p/p
Customized Half Day Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour with Optional Morning or Afternoon Departure

Duration:4-5 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour Style:Explore one of China's most cherished water towns on this exciting half day tour. Zhouzhuang Water Town is a hub of cultural history and well-preserved ancient architecture. It has been called the "Venice of the East". Visit the Twin Bridges and the old drama stage of Zhouzhuang, wander around Zhang House and Shen House and take in the beautiful surroundings at Fuan Bridge.

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From $54 p/p
Private Tongli Water Town Night View Tour From Shanghai

Duration:4-5 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Suzhou is widely famous for Tongli water town. When night falls, Tongli water town presents a tranquil and cozy atmosphere. This private tour offers you a comfortable transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou, make your Tongli water town night tour hassel-free. With your personal tour guide, discover stunning night scenery of Tongli, enjoy the tranqui beauty of the ancient village and experience the old lifestyle of ancient China at your own pace.

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From $95 p/p
Zhouzhuang Water Town with Night Sunset Tour

Duration:6 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour Style:Zhouzhuang water town is one of China's most cherished water towns, with the history of over 900 years old. Book this zhouzhuang water town night tour, you'll have chance to experience the old lifestyle of ancient china, appreciate water-village architecture, such as traditional boats and stone arch bridges. Moreover, you can enjoy the beautiful night view by taking a boat.

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From $65 p/p
2 Days Suzhou Tongli & Xitang Water Town Discovery Tour

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Xitang Water Town, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:China is blessed with many beautiful water towns, all of which deserve every of your moment to explore. Tongli & Xitang water towns are top famous water towns features the covered corridors, the lanes, the ancient bridges... but hard to navigate if you don't speak Chinese. This 2 days Suzhou Tongli & Xitang water town tour make your journey easy and comfortable, with your personal tour guide, you'll enjoy the stunning view and charming water town scenery, also discover the local residential houses, Chongben hall, jiayin hall,etc.

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From $136 p/p
Private Suzhou Tongli Water Town Tour From Shanghai By Bullet Train

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Book Suzhou Tongli Water Town Tour From Shanghai By Train to explore Tongli Water Town, one of six famous ancient water town in China, deserves its name of a “museum of ancient architectures”.

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From $75 p/p
Private One Day Trip of Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Water Towns from Shanghai

Duration:7-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town, Jinxi Water Town

Tour Style:Enjoy this private Shanghai excursion to Zhouzhuang & Jinxi water town on this full-day tour with your personal tour guide. Take a break from the bustling crowd of Shanghai, explore the exquisite Zhouzhuang water town, one of six famous water towns in China, discover the history and local culture of Zhouzhuang and admire the natural scenery at Jinxi water town, appreciate the ancient buildings that date to Ming dynasty.

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From $93 p/p
2-Day Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Grand Canal, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Factory, Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour Style:See the best of Suzhou plus Zhouzhuang water town without having to worry about overcoming the language barrier and doing hours of advance plan your tour on this private flexible 2-day tour. Suzhou gets the rich variety of ancient cultural charm and artistic atmosphere because of the profound history. Accompanied by your experienced guide, explore the beauty of Suzhou by visiting the classic gardens, nature, historical sites and ancient water town.

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From $110 p/p
One Day Wuzhen Water Town Tour From Hangzhou

Duration:7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Jiangnan Hundred Beds Museum, Folk Custom Show Room, Sanbai Wine Workshop, shadow play show, Foliage Dyeing Workshop, Woodcarving Museum

Tour Style:Enjoy the door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your hotel in Hangzhou to the charming Wuzhen water town. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, stroll down the alleyways, appreciate the traditional Chinese houses, ancient bridges, etc. When visiting Wuzhen water town, you'll feel like you are touring in a Chinese water-color painting with white-washed walls, dark tiles and flowing water. Hotel pickup & drop-off, experienced guide, private driver, entrance fees are all included.

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From $84 p/p
One Day Tongli Water Town Sightseeing Tour From Shanghai

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town: Residential House, Retreat and Reflection Garden (Tuisi Garden), etc.

Tour Style:Take a break from Shanghai city life and spend a day wandering through gorgeous gardens and ancient enclaves in Tongli Water Town. Tongli is noted as "the Venice of East" due to its beautiful water town scenery, profound history and culture. Accompanied by your personal guide, you'll explore the ancient bridges, Tuisi Garden, Chongben Hall, Jiayin Halls and much more in one day. Pickup & drop-off service from Shanghai, professional English-seapking guide, experienced driver, private vehicle, entrance fees are all included.

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From $103 p/p
Suzhou to Nanxun Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Nanxun Water Town

Tour Style:Set out of the mordern and into ancient watery landscapes on this private tour of Nanxun water town with your personal guide. Relax as your private vehicle collects you from your door. And explore Nanxun at your own pace. Nanxun water town is known as the 'the land of fish and rice' and 'silk market', is a charming ancient village. With your personal guide, admire the elegant and exquisite gardens that combine elements of both western and Chinese culture; watch the traditional Chinese wedding on the water and appreciate the arched bridges, ancient streets, white walls and the canals.

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From $89 p/p
Shanghai to Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour Style:Getting to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai is time-consuming, stressful, or, occasionally, both. This fully guided day tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang help you explore the history and culture of ancient China in an enjoyable way. Marvel at the traditional Zhang House and Shen House, take a leisurely boat ride on the scenic Grand Canals, you also have the options to taste the home-style lunch at a local restaurant on riverside and talke to the locals to get a better understanding of its people, lifetyle and custom. What a great tour experience!

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From $95 p/p
One Day Xitang Water Town Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Xitang Water Town

Tour Style:Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a private day tour to Xitang water town for you leisurely vacation. Accompanied by your personal guide, discover the charming delights of Xitang water town, slow down and pace the flagstones, wlak through the long corridors and lanes, enjoy the view of the rowing boats lingering on the river and listen to the locals singing folk songs. Hotel & train station pickup and drop-off, entrance fee, experienced guide and professional drivers are all included, lunch will be your own choice.

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From $69 p/p
Luzhi Water Town Day Tour From Shanghai

Duration:7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Luzhi Water Town

Tour Style:A leisure walk in Luzhi water town is said to be a walk into history frozen in time, tranquil and serene. Luzhi Water Town is a must for people who are interested in China water towns. To photographers, Luzhi ancient village is endowed with tranquil canals and ancient streets, it features its numerous quaint stone briges. To History lovers, Luzhi water town have been immortalized throughout history in temples and old residences, gains a reputation of "Museum of Ancient Chinese Bridges". This is a tailor-made Shanghai to Luzhi water town tour, you can explore this ancient village at your own pace.

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From $84 p/p
Suzhou to Luzhi Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-7 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Luzhi Water Town

Tour Style:Less than one hour from Suzhou by private car, spend a full day in Luzhi water town, which is one of the best preserved old towns in China, has the a good reputation of the "Museum of Ancient Chinese Bridges". See bridges that date to Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty, visit Baosheng Temple & Wansheng Rice Company, admire the scenic canals, atmospheric lanes of Luzhi ancient town to experience the picturesque of this Town.

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From $69 p/p
Suzhou to Wuzhen Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Wuzhen Water Town

Tour Style:Wuzhen water town is one of the top six ancient towns in the southern region of the Yangtze River, China, it boasts more than six thousand years of history and has always been a fertile land with abundant rice, fish and silk. It preserves the ancient appearance well and oozes charm of the water town itself. With your personal tour guide, take a leisure walk in Wuzhen watet town, you'll truly experience the unique tour experience.

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From $89 p/p
Suzhou to Mudu Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Mudu Water Town

Tour Style:Discover the charming delights and traditions of Mudu water town on this full-day private tour from Suzhou. Relish the freedom and flexibility of a private tour guide and tailore the itinerary according to your interests; explore the hisoty of mudu water town of more than 2,500 years with an insider guide, admire antiquated architecture, tranquil canals and crumbling bridges. Private transportation can make your journey hassel-free.

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From $78 p/p
One Day Suzhou Water Town Tour to Qiandeng

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Qiandeng Water Town

Tour Style:Qiandeng Water Town has a rich cultural heritage, it was the native place of Gu Jian, founder of Kunqu. It was also the birthplace famous Ming dynasty writer Gu Yanwu.

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From $75 p/p
One Day Xitang Water Town Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Xitang Water Town

Tour Style:One Day Xitang Water Town Tour from Suzhou take you to explore Xitang Water Town, one of six famous water towns in china at your pace. With your personal tour guide, you'll truly experience the old lifestyle of China.

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From $70 p/p

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Fully Guided Suzhou Private Classic Day Tour

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:"In heaven there is paradise, on earth, Suzhou and Hangzhou". Suzhou features its canals, beautiful gardens, bridges and pagodas. This 8-hour private flexible tour is the most popular Suzhou day tour chosen by our clients from these years. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 10+ years, you'll visit the top Suzhou attractions, wander among lotus pond and bamboo groved at Lingering Garden, one of four famous gardens in China; explore the Hanshan Temple's charm, admire Panmen Gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou, take a pleasant stroll down ancient street, see how silk to be made into products and return back in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

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From $65 p/p
Skip The Line: Incredible Suzhou Garden Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of Nets Garden, Surging Wave Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Suzhou is noted as "City of Garden", is famous throughout China for its classical gardens. If you love Chinese garden and architectures, this tour is perfect for you! Accompanied by your expert guide over 10+ years guiding experience and skillful driver, enjoy a 7-hour tour to discover the top Suzhou gardens in one day. From Humble Administrator's Garden, to the Lingering Garden, the Master of Nets Garden, the Surging Wave Pavilion and Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill. You'll not only get a better understanding about Chinese architecture and special elements for gardens, but also learn the rich history, culture, people's old lifestyle of Suzhou.

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From $75 p/p
Flexible Suzhou Highlights Day Tour - Discover Suzhou's most famous highlights with Sam's China Private Tour

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Please pick four or five attractions for your day tour, 100% customizable

Tour Style:See the best of Suzhou, enjoy all the flexibility but none of the language hassels on this private customized full-day tour. Pick four or five attractions and explore these sights at your own pace to avoid the crowds on public transportation. Accompanied by your expert guide over 10+ years guiding experience and skillfull driver with a spacious vehicle, you'll admire beautiful sceneries, ancient streets, pagodas, Grand Canal, classical Chinese gardens, historical sites and more! Private vehicle, entrance fees, bottled water and guide are all included. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant recommended by your guide (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where and what to eat.)

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From $67 p/p
Ultimate Suzhou Sightseeing Day Tour From Shanghai by Bullet Train with First Class Seat

Duration:8-9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou Musuem, Panmen Gate, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Riding on first class seat bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, one of the most popular tourist cities in China is very convenient and suit for travelers who have limited time. This tour is 100% flexible and covers all Suzhou attractions, such as Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou Musuem, Panmen Gate, Shantang Street and Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill. We will book the entrance ticket onlince in advance to escape the crowd, make you trip more comfortable and relax. Hotel pickup & drop-off, round way train ticket, entrance fee, lunch, private transport and guide are all included.

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From $118 p/p
Shanghai Suzhou Tour: Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Take Riskshaw, Private Boat Cruise on Grand Canal, Pingjiang Historical Road, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory

Tour Style:This Suzhou tour from Shanghai is truly the only way to do a trip from Shanghai to Suzhou like this. Having a private driver and a tour guide, not having to worry about taxis mde thing worry free. It's an ideal way for visitors who want to explore the old part of Suzhou, admire the ancient small bridges and black-tiled-roof house while enjoy the private rowing boat cruise on Grand Canal, stroll down Shantang Street to get an insight of Suzhou old lifestyle, experience the rickshaw ride to gain a more understanding of its traditions and culture, visit some famous Chinese classical gardens can not missed.

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From $97 p/p
Best Suzhou Day Tour with Tiger Hill From Shanghai by Train

Duration:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Master of Nest Garden, Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory

Tour Style:10-hour flexible Suzhou door-to-door day tour is precious. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou and experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 10+ years guiding experience on this private day tour, make sure you get to all the sights and orient yourself to this cty. Appreciate the art of Humble Administrator's Garden and its profound history. Wander among the gorgeous scenes at Tiger Hill, the No.1 sight in Suzhou; Learn about Chinese history in Panmen Gate; Explore the art district neighborhood shops on Shantang Ancient Street, Sample local snacks that recommended by your guide, who is foodies and could give you best recommendations for what and where to eat.

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From $89 p/p
Suzhou Half Day City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Suzhou city highlights and Tongli Water Town. Admire the exquisite Landscape architecture at Mater of Nets Garden that successfully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty; Visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, get an insight to Silk culture and the process of how silk is made into products. In the afternoon, wander thround the Tongli water accompanied by your personal guide to see the old lifestyle of ancient China and enjoy the tranquil beauty.

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From $75 p/p

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