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Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day

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Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day
  • Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day
  • Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day
  • Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day
  • Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day
  • Tours In Suzhou - Discover the most magnificent Gardens In One Day

Tour Style:
Get beneath Suzhou's skin in a way that's only possible with a local to connect you on this private tour that goes beyond the obvious to deliver hidden gems. During this trip, you'll not only appreciate the most famous Chinese garden, also get an insight into some small gardens that rich in local culture & history. Private vehicle and knowledgeable guide are included.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Shantang Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill

Pick-up point:
Suzhou Train Station or Your hotel in Suzhou downtown (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Suzhou Train Station or Your hotel in Suzhou downtown (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groves at the Lingering Garden. Explore the Hanshan temple's charm. Learn more about Chinese history in Panmen Gate, take a pleasant stroll down Pinjiang Historic Street and visit the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill.

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Shantang Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: L

Pick you up at your hotel lobby in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station with a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour".  One day Suzhou classic tour includes the following acctractions:

Our pick up sign"Suzhou Private Tour"

Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.A good place to let your mind and body rest.

All inclusive Suzhou private city day tour with Lingering_Garden2.jpg

Next agenda is Panmen Gate. The history of the Panmen Gate dates back to 514 AD. Built by Wu State during the spring and autumn period, Panmen is the only ancient city wall still intact in Suzhou. Panmen Scenic Area was built on the base of some historic sites by using the architectural structure of classical gardens. It is famous for its numerous historic relics and abundant human landscapes. The scenery area centered on Panmen City Gate consists of many scenic spots. Amongst them, Ruiguang Pagoda, Panmen City Gate and Wumen Bridge are praised as 'three fine sceneries'.


Then you will enjoy an authentic lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, fell free to let your tour guide know your special requirements.

After lunch, pay a visit to The Master of Nets Garden, which is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. The garden is divided into three sections: a residential section, the central main garden and an inner garden. This 12th century gem (later refurbished in the 18th century) and UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an impressive garden and nightly Kunqu opera performances, but it’s best known for its architectural splendor. The garden is especially fancied by overseas visitors and is praised as the most ornate and intact private gardens in Suzhou.

Next to Guanqian Street, is a pedestrianized shopping street in Suzhou. After one-century ups and downs, Guanqian Street has been becoming a commercial, cultural, religious and travel center with rich local color, sound traffic network, perfect infrastructure, rational overall commercial arrangement and excellent investment environment. Besides, the street has been honored as the one of the Four Most Famous Walking Streets in China (other three: Nanjing’s Fuzimiao, Shanghai’s Cheng Huang Miao and Beijing’s Tianqiao).

The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.

If you visit Suzhou from Shanghai, there are some useful tips for you to purchase Train Ticket:

From Shanghai to Suzhou:
Option 1: G7104 Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Suzhou Station: Depart at 08:54AM and arrive at 09:30AM
Option 2: G7006 Shanghai Station to Suzhou Station: Depart at 09:00AM and arrive at 09:25AM
Please choose one of the above options according to your hotel location

From Suzhou to Shanghai
Option 1: G7119 Depart at 17:56 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Station at 18:32
Option 2: G7243 Depart at 18:02 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Station at 18:27

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Reviewed 29 May 2019
Private Custom Tour of Suzhou With Guide Demi

We are a family of 4 with a 10 year old and a 82 year old elderly. We decided to get a private tour because we felt it was easier to manage in terms of time and places to visit. This was the best decision we made. Our tour guide, Demi was so patient with us. Demi is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English.

Our day started with a pick up from Suzhou train station. We headed to Lingering Garden and we were away from the huge crowd which was great. We had so many beautiful photo oppotunities of the Chinese garden. We also went to Shantang ancient street and took a private boat cruise on the Grand Canal, Demi shared so many interesting facts about the beautiful structures built along the street. After that we proceeded to the Panmen Gate, our guide gave us some interesting information about the Suzhou culture and history. We also went to see the Silk factory, the lady explained a lot about the silk culture and the process, how the silk made into products. At the end of the tour, we visited a temple called Hanshan Temple. After the tour, we were sent back to Suzhou train station. And our wonday day trip in Suzhou ends.

We left Suzhou with fond memories and Demi was definitely a part of those wonderful memories. I would recommend this tour for any family who wants private tour as it gives you time to explore at your own pace. Booking a tour with Suzhou Private Tour was very easy and seamless, they responeded very fast and were spot on with my queries. This was a wonderful experience from start till end. Thumbs up!!!

Reviewed 29 May 2019
Day Tour of Suzhou Inclusive of Tongli Water Town From Shanghai

We booked the tour at short notice, and booked train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou ourselves. Were met by Demi at the station. She is a delightful lady, who has studied in England. We were taken to one of the private gardens, a silk factory (with no pressure to buy), one of the ancient streets, and finally to a water village.
Demi was polite, courteous and knowledgeable. If you want to visit Suzhou, would recommend her and Suzhou Private Tour Team.

David B
Reviewed 29 May 2019
A Fantastic Day Tour of Suzhou with Guide Demi

We are a family of and I thought we could tour Suzhou on our own. We arrived in Suzhou via bullet train from Shanghai before 8 am. We then took a taxi to Humble Administration Garden. By then, we realized that we will need to book pur own van and an English speaking guide. Demi arrived before 10 am and so did our driver. Demi took us to The Lingering Garden and Master of the Nets Garden. We also visited PingJiang street and listened to some local opera and Jinji Lake. We were so happy to book the transport and guide on the same day. It made all the difference in touring Suzhou. I dont think we would have survived because no one really understand and speaks english. They also dropped us off in Suzhou Train station at the wnd of our tour.
Kudos as well to Bonnie / Sam, the Coordination Tourism Manager for quickly facilitating my booking.
Thanks again for being our life saver! Highly Recommend Suzhou Private Tour!

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