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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Expedition from Shanghai

Highlights
  • Full-day Suzhou tour from Shanghai
  • Explore the historical highlights of Suzhou, one of China’s oldest cities
  • Visit the 14th-century Panmen Gate with its moat, city wall, and medieval buildings
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Expedition from Shanghai
From USD 89.00
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Expedition from Shanghai
USD 89.00
Overview
Discover Suzhou, one of China’s oldest cities, on a private 10-hour tour from Shanghai. With your own guide, explore the old town famed for its classical gardens, silk, and waterways. See the medieval Panmen Gate and remains of the city walls, admire waterfront Shantang Street, and enjoy lunch overlooking Suzhou’s canals. Plus, visit a silk factory and one of Suzhou’s formal, UNESCO-listed gardens. Entrance fees, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
Select a downtown Shanghai pickup time and point, such as your hotel, and make the 2-hour journey to Suzhou by private, air-conditioned vehicle. On route, inform your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of. As your tour is private, the itinerary can be tailored around you.

With a 2,500-year-old history, Suzhou was one of China’s major medieval cities, and attracted writers and painters drawn by its beauty. Today, it boasts a charming old quarter famed for its classical gardens, canals, and silk-making.

See the 14th-century Panmen Gate and surrounding scenic area near the remaining city moat and walls. View the Song-, Yuan-, Ming-, and Qing-era buildings here before strolling along canalside Shantang Street. Pass boats and bridges, and learn about Suzhou’s centuries-old Wu culture as you watch waterside life.

After a Suzhou-style restaurant lunch overlooking the canals, tour a silk factory. Discover the art and history of silk-making, and perhaps purchase some pieces (own expense).

Next, explore arguably the best of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens. Savor the exquisite landscapes, created in 1342 by a Buddhist monk, as you wander around the sculpted rocks, ponds, and pavilions.

Your tour finishes at your downtown hotel or chosen central Shanghai location.
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1 - 5 of 5 reviews

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Went on the fast train which was very efficient.

We were very pleased with the tours we booked through you. Alice was a lovely young woman who was also knowledgeable and friendly. We built up an excellent rapport with her through the 3 tours she took us on. We could not have been happier...More

1  Thank Carole-Anne F
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks CArole-Anne! Can't beat that high-speed train! We love using it. I'm glad you were able to get the photos you wanted. Come again soon! Best, Jenny

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Amazing Service and Wonderful Guide

I am based in China for work and recently some friends were travelling to Shanghai for a short vacation. I found Jenny's company via some research on the internet. Both the guide (Peggy) and the driver were excellent and I am planing on using their...More

Thank sakthinagendra
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Sakthi, Thank you! We are glad you and your friend enjoyed the tour with us. Can't wait to see you again soon. Best, Jenny

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Best Tours Ever!

We actually did four different tours with Jenny's company during our stay in Shanghai. We were able to experience three different tour guides, Kathy, Celine, and Kim. They all did a wonderful job and were able to answer all our questions about what we were...More

Thank Talara A
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Wow... Thanks for the great review :) You guys were such an easy group to work with... we love it! Please come see again soon. Best, Jenny

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Excellent guide

We hired tours by Jenny for our 2.5 day post cruise stay in shanghai, based on the excellent reviews from trip advisor. We were not disappointed! Our guide was Portia who had excellent command of English. Our car was a comfortable Buick mini van with...More

Thank Nancy W
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks Nancy! We hope to see you again soon. Yes.. the privilege of having a guide is sometimes you don't have to wait. We wait for you :) Come again soon please. Best, Jenny

Reviewed 21 January 2018
great one day tour with excellent guide

I came to Shanghai for one week work, with a group of 10 other IT people from around the world. We booked this tour few weeks in advanced. Jenny communicated with me prior to arriving to Shanghai, so that every thing was well coordinated from...More

Thank Doron O
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hi Doron, We so glad you enjoyed your time with Lee to Suzhou. He is one of our newest experienced guides, we are so happy he is working with us now. Next time, we must show you Hangzhou, I think you'll love it! Best, Jenny

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