In china there is a saying “There is paradise in Heaven and on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”. Suzhou is a economically developed city and also a city good for habitation. This one day tour will lead you to explore some of the most important cultural relics in the city.
Grand Canal, Panmen Gate, Old Suzhou City, local tea house and Pingtan
Private car with driver + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch
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 firstly pay a visit to one of the ancient China’s greatest engineering projects – Grand Canal. You will take a Chinese style wooden boat to cruise down the canal to enjoy the scenery on the way till your arrival at the center of the Old Suzhou City. During the cruise, you will pass by the Panmen Gate which was originally built in 1351 in the Yuan Dynasty.
Then you will get off the boat 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. At last, 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.
Lunch in a local restaurant is included. After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel at around 17:00.
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.