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Private Suzhou Tour: 2 Days Impressive Suzhou City Tour In Your Way

From $125 per person

Tour Style:
Discover the beauty of Suzhou on this 2 days Suzhou city tour accompanied by our knowledgeable Suzhou tour guide. This Suzhou tour includes lunch, visit the classic gardens, walk around Pingjiang historic street, learn the Wu culture of Suzhou and enjoy the eye-catching scenery.

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):
Humble Administrator's Garden, Panmen Gate, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, The Canglang Pavilion, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Historic Street, Private Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Suzhou Museum

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station (based on your requirement)

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Day 1 Suzhou

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Humble Administrator's Garden, Panmen Gate, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, The Canglang Pavilion
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, our local Suzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour". And your Suzhou tour start.

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Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Firstly, drive you to the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the largest private garden in Suzhou with a total area of 51,950 square meters (5.2 hectares) in the northeastern part of Suzhou. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections as well as some residences of the former owners. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

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Next to Panmen Gate (also known as Pan Gate), it is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. It is Located in the southwest of Suzhou city, It was first built in B.C.514 as one of eight city gates in the Spring & Autumn Period (770-476 BC) when Suzhou was the capital of the Wu Kingdom,that surrounded and protected Suzhou. It was the only entrance through the wall to ancient Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing.The present gate was reconstructed in 1351, and consists of Water and Land Gates.It is also known in China for its architecture complex of both land and water city gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate".On the top of the gate, you can see the Wumen Gate Bridge and the Auspicious Light Pagoda, which are popularly known as the Three Scenes at Panmen Gate together with Panmen Gate. The Auspicious Light Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the area, on the top of which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque Yangtze River Delta.

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Enjoy your lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, our tour guide will give you good recommendations on spot.

Move on to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. was built in Suzhou in 1926. It is divided into three parts: the exhibition hall which showsthe history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made; and the product exhibition hall, exhibiting the main products of this factory, the silk wadding quilts. The factorygains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting,cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time,it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture.In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

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Continue your tour to The Canglang Pavilion, it variously translated as the Great Wave Pavilion, Surging Wave Pavilion, or Blue Wave Pavilion, is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden). Situated in the southwest quadrant of the city, it is located directly to the west of the Confucian temple. The garden underwent numerous renovations in the centuries to follow, but retains its essential form.

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Drive you back to your hotel and today your tour ends.

Day 2 Suzhou

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Historic Street, Private Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Suzhou Museum
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

After breakfast, our Suzhou tour guide will meet you at your hotel on time and today you will start your tour with Tiger Hill. 

Tiger Hill is also famous as Surging Sea Hill because of its natural beauty. The hill extends over an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) and is 36 meters (118 feet) in height. Though small in size, Tiger Hill is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill. You will find lots of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is a must for tourists. The great Song literary man Su Dongpo said, "It would be a pity if you had been to Suzhou but didn't get to visit the Tiger Hill." As a showcase of Suzhou and one of the first ten exemplary civilized tourist attractions of China.

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Then Walk around Pingjiang Historic Street. For an authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down Pingjiang Street is a great way to get acquainted with the local vibe. Quiet, leafy and slow-paced, the street is lined with old Chinese houses as well as restaurants and teahouses serving traditional foods and drinks. What??s more, there are a variety of upscale cafes catering to the chic crowd at each corner. You can taste a few traditional Chinese snacks while your guide tells you more about the history of the street

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After lunch, you will be taken to take Private Boat Ride on Grand Canal. The Grand Canal Suzhou Section refers to the part from Wuqi Bridge (the border of Suzhou and Wuxi) to Yazi Ba (the border of Suzhou and Zhejiang Province),which covers around 82.35 km. Suzhou Section is the essential part undertaking freight transport on the canal. Most of the coal, constructional materials, rice, oil and various agricultural products to the city, towns, villages are transferred through the course of the river. The Canal flowing through the city has left many places of historical interest along the river. It is easy for visitors to travel to Hangzhou from Suzhou City by ship, and appreciate these sights along the canal.

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Your final stop is Suzhou Museum. Suzhou Museum is founded in 1960 and originally located in the national historic landmark, Zhong Wang Fu palace complex, Suzhou Museum has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006.

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After finished the tour of Grand Canal, you will be taken back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station and your tour come to the ends. Have a pleasant trip.

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 sharing one 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
6. Admission Fee: All first admission/entrance fee     s 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
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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