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One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai

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One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai
  • One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai
  • One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai
  • One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai
  • One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai
  • One Day Suzhou Excursion Tour From Shanghai

Tour Style:
Delve into Suzhou's historical and culture sights on this full day excursion tour. Enjoy 1.5 hours comfortable and convenient journey from Shanghai, meet your knowledgeable local guide in Suzhou downtown. And follow your local expert guide to visit Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory and much more. Shanghai hotel pick up & drop off, expert guide, private vehicle and entrance fees are all included.

Duration: 6-8 hours

The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory

Pick-up point:
Shanghai train station or your Shanghai downtown hotel (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Shanghai train station or your Shanghai downtown hotel (based on your requirement)

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

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire, Paypal, Western Union, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily


Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai--Suzhou--Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, our Shanghai local driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby, you will find a welcome signage "Suzhou Private Tour". And you will be transferred to Suzhou directly (around 1.5 hour for one way), our local Suzhou tour guide will wait you in Suzhou. (Our tour guide and driver will keep in touch.)

Our Suzhou Tour Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden. Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, it is one of the four most famous classic gardens in China with a history of over 400 years, the other three being the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde, and the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. It was recorded on the list of the world heritage by UESCO. Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. In it, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings. 


Next agenda is Panmen Gate. Panmen Gate is located on the southwest corner of the Grand Canal, Suzhou. With a history of 2,500 years, this city gate is the most completely preserved part of the ruins of the ancient city of Suzhou. The architecture of the wall is truly amazing. The gate is not only one, but many and includes an entire complex of both land gates and water gates. Therefore it is also often called the "Land and Water Gate". Stepping onto the top of the gate, you can see the Wumen Gate Bridge and the Auspicious Light Pagoda. Together, they are popularly known as the Three Scenes at Panmen Gate. 


Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant

After lunch, pay a visit to Hanshan Temple. Hanshan temple's contemplative park-like atmosphere, its refined architecture and especially its famous bell have inspired both serenity and poetry since its founding 1,500 years ago. The temple houses a remarkable collection of stone tablets etched with Buddhist sutras and Chinese poetry. The temple, considered to be one of the 10 greatest temples in China, owes its fame to a classic Chinese poem called "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge".


For an authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down Pingjiang Historic Street. Pingjiang Road is a historical street which dates back to the South Song Dynasty. With well-preserved blocks, it acts as an epitome of ancient Suzhou. Walking in Pingjiang Road resembles stepping the daily life of people in old times. The charming night view, delicious local, food, different kinds of handicrafts will give you a wonderful experience.


The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill is a near 100-year old state-owned factory in Suzhou, the city of silk in China. Visit this ancient plan to see closely the real tiny silkworms & silk cocoons, the process of silkworm breeding, cocoon selecting, silk reeling, silk weaving, etc. and appreciate abundant types of silk scarves, garments, quilts and other items to know deeper about silk history and culture in Suzhou, China.


After the tour of Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, you will be transferred back to Shanghai and your day tour ends.

If you want to visit Suzhou from Shanghai by train, there are some useful tips for you to puchase 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

1. You can ask your hotel help you book it or you can book it online by yourself.
2. Plz book the train ticket in advance in case sold out, especially on weekend or public holiday

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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Maria W
Reviewed 07 January 2019
Excellent Suzhou Day Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train - great use of time!

I booked this Suzhou tour very last time (less than 24 hours notice). I required Suzhou day tour from shanghai by train and get the reply very promptly. The tour went very well, my husband and I took train from Shanghai to Suzhou in the morning, Tina, our tour guide met us at Suzhou train station. We had a fantastic time on our Suzhou tour to Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Panmen Gate, Pingjiang Food Street and Silk Factory.

Tina was amazing, extremely knowledgeable and spoke good English. She engaged us with the history of the places we visited and explained what the various places meant to Chinese people, she went over & beyond to ensure we stay in Suzhou meets our expectations, giving us good recommendations around the city, which is really helpful as we will stay in Suzhou for one more day. Bottle water was provided in the car when we traveled. Since it was private Suzhou tour, we had time to enjoy the Pingtan show on Pingjaing Street which I don't think would happen with a typical tour company.

Overall, this Suzhou day tour was a complete SUCCESS, worth every & spent! Thanks Tina! Thanks Suzhou Private Tour Team! Highly recommended!

Patrick V
Reviewed 23 November 2018
1 Day Suzhou Tour from Shanghai

Hi, Suzhou Private Tour

I would like to customize a 1-day Suzhou tour. Details information and our needs can be found below.

Number of tourists: 7 ( need English speaking tour guide )
Location: Shanghai downtown
Transportation: need pick-up from hotel in Shanghai downtown and send back to hotel after the tour
Things to do: visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory, one of the classic Garden, Pingjiang Street or Shantang Street, Pingtan, river tour on the boat, Suzhou food
Tour guide: English speaking tour guide that can introduce Suzhou history, local activities, food, etc.

Please help to design a tour for us. Let me know if you need other information.

Replied:23 November 2018

Dear Patrick,

Thanks for your inquiry for Suzhou Private Tour. We will tailor-made the Suzhou tour and send you the detailed itinerary and quotation by email accordingly. Plz check it.

Suzhou Private Tour Customer-care Team

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