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
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.
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.
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
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.