This one day private tour will lead you to visit Humble Administrator Garden and Silk Museum in downtown area, the Hanshan Temple and Tiger Hill in the skirt of the city. The tour service includes: private car with driver, guide service, entrance fee, lunch in local area.
Humble Administrator Garden, Hanshan Temple, Tiger Hill, Silk Museum
Private car with driver + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch
At 08:30 our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby by holding the board with your name. Today’s first stop will be Humble Administrator Garden which was originally built in the early 1600s. 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. The whole garden falls into four sections: the east sections, the middle sections, the west section, and the south sections. The south section was for living and all the other three sections were for amusement.
After lunch in a local restaurant, we will drive out of the city area to visit the 1400 years old Hanshan Temple. It was originally built in the Six Dynasties Period (222-589). In the later centuries, the temple was set to fire for several times. And the last rebuilt of the temple was done in late 1900s in the late Qing Dynasty.
After that we will drive to pay a visit to Tiger Hill. The hill locates at the northwest skirt of Suzhou city area. In local legend, in the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC), Fuchai (King of Wu Kingdom) buried his father in the hill. And after the bury, a white tiger stay there for 3 days. So the later generation called the hill 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. During your hiking along the path, you will meet many highlight sites and learn about some interesting stories.
At last you will pay a visit to Silk Museum. In the museum you will see the whole process how the silkworm grow from a graine to the adult silkworm and how do these silkworm produce natural silk. Then you will see how the workers make various silk products with the natural silk. And you will appreciate various pretty silk artworks.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel in Suzhou downtown area at about 18:00.
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.