This is a all inclusive day tour to explore the basic facts of Suzhou. In this tour, you will visit Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street, Lingering Garden, cruise along the Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, and Embroidery Institute. And you will enjoy the Qunqu Opera. Lunch and dinner included in the tour.
Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street, Lingering Garden, cruise along the Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, Embroidery Institute, Qunqu Opera
Private car with driver + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Dinner
At 09:00 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 Suzhou Museum to learn about the past of the local area and appreciate some precious and delicate cultural relics. And some part of the museum was the former residence of Li Xiucheng, a chieftain of Taiping (a peasant armed force) in late Qing Dynasty. Afterward we will take a walk in the Shantang Street. It was the first business street in Suzhou. And in some people’s mind, Shantang Street is the city’s card when talking about tourism. Then 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 visiting the garden 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.
Before dinner you will pay a visit to the Embroidery Institute to learn about the well known local art-form: Su Embroidery. You will meet lots of surprisingly exquisite embroidery artworks. After dinner you will appreciate one more well known local art form: Qunqu Opera. It is one of the best known traditional operas in China and was selected as a oral and intangible heritage.
After the opera ends. You will be escorted back to hotel at around 20:30.
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
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.
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
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 an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.