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Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train provided by Shanghai Melody

Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train
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About
Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Suzhou on a private full-day tour. It's the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick three or four attractions, perhaps a classical garden of Suzhou, the boat ride on the ancient canals, a Buddhist pagoda, the Suzhou museum or local opera, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense, upgrade to tour with first class train ticket at time of booking.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30693P44
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Round Trip Bullet Train Ticket
Exclusions
  • All entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger Hill
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A currently valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Local operator will contact you for your passport pictures to purchase bullet train ticket in advance
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Round Trip Bullet Train Ticket
Exclusions
  • All entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger Hill
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A currently valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Local operator will contact you for your passport pictures to purchase bullet train ticket in advance
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Master-of-Nets Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Humble Administrator's Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Tiger Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Shantang Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Scott
Shanghai, China3 contributions
Excellent Experience in Suzhou!
Dec. 2019
I was in Shanghai for a week of work, and it was my first time in Asia. I navigated Shanghai with ease for my business needs, but I was a little skeptical of what it would be like to travel outside of the city for some day trips without the ability to speak Chinese. I particularly wanted to see historical Suzhou, and I felt that I needed a personal guide to get me safely there and back. I'm so glad I followed my instinct. The trip would have not been nearly as successful otherwise.

I took a chance on Melody Tours. They weren't the most expensive, and they didn't have the most Trip Advisor reviews. I'm happy to report that my expectations were exceeded in every way possible. They offered a white glove, end-to-end experience that ended up being one of my favorite days of international travel that I have ever had.

Kelly picked me up at my downtown hotel and took me to the train station. Along the way - we talked about my general interests (history, design, and the life of diverse peoples in the world today). By the end of the ride, she had a personalized Suzhou itinerary for me. She even took the trouble to get me into my first class high-speed rail seat which came with the price of my tour.

In Suzhou, the fantastic Jessica picked me up at the train stations. We had a private driver who took us from there to every site. I was so happy to have a private driver. He was ready for us at every stop making it much better than waiting on taxis.

Jessica has lived in Suzhou for many years and has a degree in travel planning. All of this showed throughout the tour. She seemed to know everything! My favorite stop in Suzhou was the Master of Nets Garden, but that was only one of 4 sensational stops on my tour. At every stop, Jessica was very patient with my hundreds of questions. She even helped negotiate great prices for souvenirs that I bought for my family!

When I arrived back in Shanghai, I had a driver at the station ready to take me back to my hotel. So easy!

Kelly and Jessica provided a fantastic experience. I will definitely look to them for day trip options next time I'm in Shanghai for work.

Highly recommended!!!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric T
Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
Great guide, great tour, great company
Nov. 2019
Kelly, the owner of Melody Tours, is a true professional. She came to meet us at our hotel just to say hello and introduce us to our guide.

Jessica, our guide, was terrific. She was highly knowledgable about Suzhou, completely fluent in English (a world traveller), and very friendly and outgoing.

After the tour, Kelly contacted us again just to make sure everything went well. Highly recommend the company.
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peg22
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Lovely visit to Suzhou with Melodytours
Nov. 2019 • Family
Jenny was our guide to Suzhou and she is friendly and very good with our two year toddler during the trip. Suzhou is lovely and we were lucky to visit the beautiful attractions without much of a crowd. The trip by bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou was seamless too.
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

drman0n
Coconut Creek, FL49 contributions
Suzhou city tour
Very organized from the moment we booked it!! They met us at the hotel and took us to the bullet train fun experience with the local people...:) than very informative about the history at the tiger hill...than Penny took us one of her favorite restaurant where my husband tried there famous Harry Crab!! Than she took us to the master of nets Garden by the way there a duplicate at New York metropolitan museum...:) went also to a tea house with a friends than back on the bullet train to Shanghai..:) full fun day would recommend them for sure...:)
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shawn N
3 contributions
Awesome Team! Awesome Tour! Awesome Sites!
Aug. 2019
We booked this tour so we could experience some of the history of China! It did not disappoint. We were amazed at the quick response, organization and professional treatment we received from Kelly. She was our first point of contact and was with us every step of the way ensuring all was going as planned. She bought all our train tickets and even drove us back to our hotel when we got back in the evening. Jenny met us when we got off the train and was one of the most informative guide we've had i treated us to the best Chinese food EVER! This is a team of ROCK STARS! Definitely recommend.
Written 25 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachelle
San Diego, CA3 contributions
Great Team. Great Experience.
Jul. 2019
I booked this tour last minute and was amazed at the quick response, organization and professional treatment I received. Kelly was my first point of contact and was with me every step of the way ensuring all was going as planned. Jenny was one of the most informative guide I've had in years and treated me to the best noodle house. This is the A-Team. Definitely recommend.
Written 13 August 2019
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Elissa F
Seattle, WA49 contributions
Great tour
What a great place to visit! Beautiful and interesting.

We highly customized our tour and our tour guide was flexible and kind about it.

Would definitely do it again.
Written 25 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Akhil
1 contribution
Trip to Souzou
May 2019 • Solo
I booked a last minute day trip to SouZhou.It was one of the best managed trips, Kelly was very prompt in making all trav3l arrangements from Hotel pick at Shanghai, train tickets etc. Jenny was your guide at Suzhou, she is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and most charming person. Highlight if the tour was a vegetarian lunch place that she chose, based on my request.
Great company, great people..highly recommend.
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marcella s
1 contribution
Wonderful
Apr. 2019 • Family
It’s been a memorable trip for my family! Our guide, Kelly, is really nice and friendly. She is also a good photographer! The car is comfortable and the driver is kind and polite. Everything's just perfect. Highly recommended tour 👍
Written 15 April 2019
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Sasan Rose
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Amazing private tour
Booking this tour was the best thing I did during my stay in Shanghai so far. Suzhou is beautiful and it totally worth a visit. And it was more awesome doing it with Jessica, my tour guide. She is so cool and knowledgable. She knows a lot about, Suzhou, its history, its gardens, China, Chinese philosophy and so on. We also had the most delicious noodle in the world at Suzhou. Visited a couple of gardens, silk factory and the amazing Shantang street. I totally recommend this tour to any one who wants to visit Suzhou and also wants a ride with the bullet trains without any headaches.
Written 31 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Excellent Communication and Representation
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