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Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai with Fast Train Option

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USD 63.00
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The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private full-day tour, which includes transportation on a bullet/fast train (or opt for private car and driver,) a customizable itinerary, and optional upgrades to include lunch and entrance fees.

  • A customizable sightseeing excursion to Suzhou, "Venice of the East"
  • Chose to travel from Shanghai on an iconic bullet train
  • Groups of more than four people have a private transfer from Shanghai
  • Round-trip hotel pickup included, upgrade to include lunch and entrance fees
What to Expect
As one of China’s picturesque water towns, canal-lined Suzhou earns its nickname as the “Venice of the East.” During this action-packed guided excursion departing from Shanghai, you can hop aboard an iconic bullet train and be whisked away to discover the narrow lanes and classical gardens in the charming, old-world city, once a famous destination for Chinese artists and poets in search of inspiration. Your adventure begins with a comfortable hotel pick up in Shanghai and travel to Suzhou with your own great guide with the transportation option you booked. Once in Suzhou, you’ll be treated to a tailor-made tour, packed with customizable stops suited to your interests. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens, which recreate Chinese landscapes in miniature and date as early as the 11th century. You’ll see 150 varieties of Bonsai tree. Opt for a boat trip down the historic canals for a first-hand peek at everyday life in the ancient town. With flexible itineraries, you’ll also have the option of visiting a 13th-century Buddhist temple or a silk factory, and can upgrade to enjoy an included lunch.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not listed, please mention while mak the booking as " My hotel is not listed" , we will contact you to confirm the pick up at your hotel.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Shanghai area
  • Transportation: based on the your chosen tour option (see details upon booking)
  • Local tasty lunch( If "All inclusive tour " is booked)
  • Entrance fee to one garden( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)
  • Boat Ride in the canal ( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to the garden (If"All incluisve" option is not selected)
  • Lunch, food and drinks (if " All Inclusive "option is not booked)
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas (such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas, if your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meet at the downtown point)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants (for fast train ticket reservation)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love looking at gardens so we chose this tour so we could do just that. Annie, who was a first class guide and an entertaining companion, picked us up from our hotel in Shanghai,got us to Suzhou on the train and took us to...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my wife had a two days in Shanghai so I looked for one day trip nearby and found great reviews about Sunny Tours Shanghai. Booked it and everything went perfect. Our guide came to our hotel and picked us up with a driver...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Annie was, by far, the best English speaking guide we have had in China. Her professionalism and relaxed nature made the bustling holiday crowds so easy to endure and appreciate. I highly recommend booking her and, if we are afforded the opportunity again, will definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mobile533325
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a full day trip to Suzhou which was excellent. It comprised a boat trip round the city’s canals, a wander through a shopping and residential area, a visit to the city’s water gate, and finally a garden tour. Our guide Annie was flexible...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CT53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Lily was great and gave great suggestions on where to go and what to eat in Suzhou. We were met with heavy rain but both Lily and the drivers we had were very accommodating, providing us with umbrellas. Lily's explanation of the attractions...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 August 2019|
Response from lisamsmith40 | Reviewed this property |
I have no opinion on staying in Suzhou, but on our day trip there was enough time to take a river cruise—about an hour—through the city. We enjoyed it very much.
Phil G
5 August 2019|
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Response from 536MichaelS | Reviewed this property |
not true, you need a multiple entry visa, O suggest a ten year as same price
8 July 2019|
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Response from 536MichaelS | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you email Sunny at Sunny Tours, she is very professional and can answer your questions.
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