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Suzhou Tour: Old And New Suzhou in A Day From Shanghai

From $72 per person

Tour Style:
This Suzhou tour from Shanghai by train includes the highlight of old and new parts in Suzhou,the private tour guide and driver are included as well.

Duration: 7-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Rent Rickshaw, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, Shantang Street, Jinji Lake

Pick-up point:
Suzhou Train Station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Suzhou Train Station or the hotel lobby in Suzhou where you live (based on your requirement)

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

Payment Types:
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Available: Daily

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Rent Rickshaw, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, Shantang Street, Jinji Lake
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

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

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Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Your first stop is Grand Canal (Including Boat Ride) (also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination. It is the oldest and longest artificial waterway in the world. The Grand Canal in Suzhou, with wide surface, abundant and crystal clear water, has been the best part of the Grand Canal for shipping. The old canal is about 35km long from Hushu Pass to Wujiang City, running through the centre of town and there is a network of smaller canals and passageways. It is a wonderful example of a waterside town with whitewashed and black-tiled-roof houses and small bridges.

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Then you will Rent Rickshaw in Suzhou city. It likes the rickshaw in Beijing, you will see the small Hutongs, the open markets and the local people's life more clearly. And the professional rickshaw pullers are often familiar with Suzhou’s history, culture and folk customs, from whom you will gain a more understanding of traditions and cultures of this famous garden city.

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Lunch will be arranged at a local Chinese restaurant, our Suzhou tour guide will give you good recommendations on spot.

In the afternoon, continue your tour to Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill 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.

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Later move on to Shantang Street, which was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as “the No.1 Ancient Street in China”. There is a folk song, singing “There is a paradise in heaven, but there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on the earth. Hangzhou has the West Lake while Suzhou has Shantang. Both are good places with boundless sceneries”, which is the vivid image of Shantang.

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Then drive you to Jinji Lake, also named golden rooster. It's a symbol of Suzhou as "New Paradise on Earth", where people can enjoy their leisure time and the beautiful broad view of the lake. Nearby Jinji Lake, there is a Shinkong Place in Harmony Time Plaza, is a well-designed city complex combining shopping, catering, entertainment, business, culture and tourism.

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After the tour of Jinji Lake, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station and your tour ends.

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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