Private tour

From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train

Activity provider: SilkRoadTrips

From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train

Activity provider: SilkRoadTrips

From US$ 269 per person

On this private day tour to Suzhou, you will learn about Suzhou Garden, the history of silk and the Grand Canal (a must-see in Suzhou.)

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Visit The Humble Administrator's Garden, a World Heritage site
  • Learn Chinese Silk History in the Silk Museum
  • Wander around the Shangtang Street, a well-preserved water town
  • Take a boat on the Grand Canal
Full description

Suzhou was the capital of Wu culture 800 years ago and is one of China's leading historic cities. Developing around the Grand Canal that forged much of China's traditional north-south commerce Suzhou is built around a series of canals.

Now a modern thriving city, Suzhou maintains a traditional core surrounded by a moat and is world-famous as a UNESCO world heritage site for its traditional Chinese gardens. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide in Suzhou and transferred to visit one of China's most exquisite gardens, The Humble Administrator's Garden, a Cultural Heritage site including both a residential quarter and a delicately landscaped garden.

You will learn the beauty of the well-known Suzhou Garden while wandering around the pavilions, bridges, houses, etc. in the garden. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to Shantang Street which is a good example of a water town in Southern China with well-preserved traditional architecture.

You can wander around the old street to view the Opera Stage, Boat Museum, etc. Then you will take a boat on the Grand Canal for about 40 minutes to view the scenery. Then you will be moved to the Suzhou Silk Museum which exhibits the history of Chinese Silk from ancient times to modern times. Afterward, you will be transferred to Suzhou Railway Station to catch a bullet train back to Shanghai.

  • Round-trip fast train fare
  • Local guide in Suzhou
  • Private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arrival Exit of Suzhou Railway Station

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The train ride was an experience. Suzhou should definitely be visited. The houses on the water canals give an impression of how they lived here and in the past. The garden of the humble steward shows the pendent that has also been a luxury. Our guide David understood how to convey the fascination of this city. We are happy to use the perfectly organized tour again.

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April 27, 2018

August 13, 2018

Product ID: 66920