Old Suzhou City Day Tour

Have you ever gone to the artistic Suzhou? Suzhou city has a history of over 2500 years. The long history left the city with lots of historical and cultural relics. This one day old city day tour will lead you to visit the best highlights including Lion Grove Garden, Humble Administrator Garden, Silk Museum, Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road. Suzhou has always been famous for its beautiful mountains and rivers and elegant gardens. It is also known as the “Oriental Water Capital” because of its ancient water town features with small bridges and flowing water. Come to this beautiful city and you will know that Suzhou never let her visitors down.

Highlights of this tour:
*Visit the Lion Grove Garden to appreciate its architecture that combines traditional techniques and Buddhist thought.
*Visit one of the four famous gardens in China—Humble Administrator Garden.
*Learn about the history and art in the Silk Museum and Suzhou Museum.
*Experience the unique local lifestyle in Pingjiang Road.

  • Private car with driver + Guide + Entrance fee + Lunch
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Old Suzhou City Day Tour

AM: 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 Lion Grove Garden, one of the top four ancient gardens in Suzhou. The garden features at the large area of bamboo grove and the large quantities of queer stones. The garden can be dated back to 1342 in the Yuan Dynasty. Beijing different from other gardens in Suzhou, Lion Grove Garden was endowed with thick taste of Buddhism. Then you will pay a visit to 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.

Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

Lion Grove Garden

PM: 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. 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. At last 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.

Suzhou Museum

Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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