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Tour Overview

Suzhou should be located if you want to find an exact place to represent “Jiangnan” in China. Nurtured by the rich water in southern China, Suzhou has been growing up with strong characters which usually is descried with adjective “elegant”, “delicate”, “soft” and ”rich”. Suzhou has been mentioned in so many literatures due to its beauty and famed with the adage “There is paradise in heaven and we have Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth. Due to its great location from Shanghai, Suzhou is chosen as the best place for a Shanghai side trip. This private tour from Shanghai with commentary from professional guide to lead you to explore the top highlights of Suzhou: Humble Administrator Garden, Grand Canal, Old Suzhou City, Panmen Gate, Pingjiang Road.

Our local driver will pick you up from your hotel in Shanghai city center area. Drive for about 2 hours to Suzhou.

Firstly, you will go to visit the 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.

Suzhou Humble Administrator’s Garden
Humble Administrators Garden

After that, you will 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.

After the tour finished, our driver will escort you back to hotel in Shanghai.

Suzhou Pingjiang Road
Pingjiang Road


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $199 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary

Price excludes

  • Accommodation in Shanghai
  • Meal
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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