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Tour Overview

How to plan a best day tour in Suzhou? Suzhou is a national historical and cultural city and a scenic tourist city. It is also one of the first batch of 24 national historical and cultural cities in China, with a history of nearly 2500 years. This all inclusive day tour will take you to explore the basic facts of Suzhou. In this tour, you will visit Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street, Lingering Garden, cruise along the Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, and Embroidery Institute. And you will enjoy the Qunqu Opera. Lunch and dinner included in the tour.

Highlights of this tour:

*Appreciate the combination of history and art in Suzhou Museum.
*Feel the unique local lifestyle in Shantang Street.
*Take a cruise on the amazing Grand Canal which is one of the oldest canal.
*Enjoy the artistic beauty of Chinese classical gardens in Lingering Garden.
*Visit Tiger Hill and Listen to its interesting legendary.
*Appreciate the Kunqu opera which is the ancestors of the hundred plays existing in china.

AM: 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 drive to visit 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. Afterward we will take a walk in the Shantang Street. It was the first business street in Suzhou. And  in some people’s mind, Shantang Street is the city’s card when talking about tourism. Then we will drive to visit Lingering Garden. It was originally built in the Ming Dynasty as a private garden by Xu Taishi, a retired officer from the central government. The garden consists of four parts: east part for architecture complex, middle part for garden, west part for artificial mountains, and north part for rurality.

Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

Suzhou Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden

PM: After visiting the garden you will take a boat and cruise along the Grand Canal to 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.

Before dinner you will pay a visit to the Embroidery Institute to learn about the well known local art-form: Su Embroidery. You will meet lots of surprisingly exquisite embroidery artworks.

Evening: After dinner you will appreciate one more well known local art form: Qunqu Opera. It is one of the best known traditional operas in China and was selected as a oral and intangible heritage.

After the opera ends. You will be escorted back to hotel at around 20:30.

Suzhou Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill

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Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch and dinner
  • 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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