The 3 days Suzhou tour covers Humble Administrator Garden, Suzhou Museum, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Road, Lingering Garden. If the itinerary doesn’t match your schedule, we are glad to adjust till you are satisfied.
Humble Administrator Garden, Suzhou Museum, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Road, Lingering Garden
Private car with driver + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch
Upon your arrival in Suzhou train station / airport, our driver will meet you by holding the welcome board with your name. Then you will be escorted to hotel and please enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Suzhou downtown area booked by you
Day 2 Suzhou
Attractions: Humble Administrator Garden, Suzhou Museum, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Road (Lunch)
At 08:30 our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby by holding the board with your name. After hotel pickup we will drive to visit Humble Administrator Garden. It is a typical ancient Chinese style garden in southern China. In 1509 of the Ming Dynasty, the central government officer Wang Xianchen retreated from politics. After his retirement, he spent 16 years to construct the garden for his later life. After lunch you will visit the Silk Museum to learn about the Chinese silk culture and appreciate some exquisite silk artworks. After that you will visit the Suzhou Museum to learn about the past of the local area and appreciate some precious and delicate cultural relics. Then you will take a boat and cruise along the Grand Canal to Tiger Hill. Though the hill is not large in scale and has an altitude of only 30+ meters, it is the highlight cultural and natural scenery in Suzhou. At last drive back to city area and take a walk in along Pingjiang Road and surrounding areas in Old City Area. During your walking, you will meet the well preserved old style folk houses, shops, the zigzag narrow canals, the local vegetable market, etc.
Day 3 Suzhou Departure
Attractions: Lingering Garden (Lunch)
In the morning, our guide will wait you in your hotel lobby at confirmed time. First we will drive to visit Lingering Garden. It was originally built in the Ming Dynasty as a private garden by Xu Taishi, a retired officer from the central government. The garden consists of four parts: east part for architecture complex, middle part for garden, west part for artificial mountains, and north part for rurality. After then you will make a stop at a local tea house to try the most important Chinese drink – tea. At the same time you will appreciate the city’s most famous art-form: Pingtan.
After the visiting you will be escorted to train station /airport for departure.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.