Private Flexible Suzhou City Tour with Tongli or Zhouzhuang Water Town Options

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From $170.90

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Price varies by group size

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Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting garden and the bridges and visit one of the UNESSCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Zhouzhuang or Tongli, two ancient water towns famous for their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming and Qing era houses. Enjoy a flexible itinerary ,with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.

What's Included

Entrance fee to 1 selected Suzhou city attraction

Entrance fee to Tongli or Zhouzhuang Town

Great local guide

Private tour

Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou Railway Staation pick up and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle and driver

What's Not Included

Addtional entrance fees in Suzhou city

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 5
  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 88

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Your local friendly guide and the driver will pick up you at the downtown Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou railway station, we usually starts at 9.30 a.m., if you prefer another time please mention in the special requests when make the booking

Your tour will start by visiting one of the elegant gardens: Humble Administrator’ Garden,admire the charming ancient Chinese architecture and artistic lime stone rookeries and beautiful ponds and listening to the stories and history from your local knowledgeable guide.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Lingering Garden
If you prefer lesser and more peaceful garden , you could choose to visit the UNSECO listed Ligering garden. Appreciate the exquisite Taihu Rockeris, ponds , ancient pavilions .

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Tiger Hill
You will also have the option to enjoy fun visit to Tiger Hill scenic area, admire the thousand year old leaning pagoda after the one from Italy Piazzal and the wonderful scenies along the way.
Or visit Suzhou’s best-known silk factory, located in the former Japanese concession and housed in what was the Japanese consulate. See the process used to produce China’s famous silk, from the tiny silkworms to the beautiful finished garments.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pingjiang Road
After the wondeful Suzhou morning activities, you will take a break and enjoy a delightful local lunch. Your guide will help you recommend the dishes based on your own dietary requirements.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tongli Town
After lunch, continue your afternoon visit to one of two best well-known ancient water town Tongli or Zhouzhuang.
If you choose to visit Tongli water town, you will start scrolling and exploring along the town which include the old Ming & Qing Dynasty street, immerse yourself with the local flavors in this little lane streets and then visit one of the most classic garden house-“TuiSi Garden” or “ Garden of Retreat and Meditation” which was listed in the UNESCO and see some of the famous local folk such as paper cutting. Continue the walking through the canal areas with stone bridges, trees, old residential houses along the town. Learn the story of the local “three famous ring bridges” while appreciate the picturesque view of the town.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Zhouzhuang Water Town
If you choose to visit Zhouzhuang, renowned as the first water town in China, you will stroll in the ancient stone lane alleys to soak up its charms and admire its ancient twin bridges. Plus, visit Mr. Shen Wansan’s House, the courtyard residence of a 14th-century tycoon whose wealth inspired the envy of the first of China's Ming emperors. Admire the classical architecture of Shen’s House as you learn about his fascinating life. Experience the fantastic ancient town scenery with your guide

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Highly customised tour
Paulinet77, 29-12-2019
Great explanation of the Suzhou history n attractions by Sophie. Don’t think I’ll appreciate that much of the Humble Administrator and Zhou Zhuang without the guide. Also, I like it as a private tour customised to our needs.
Great Fun! : Suzhou and Tongli Day Tour with Sunny
LosAngeles5967, 01-12-2018
We spent an incredible day with Sunny last week touring Suzhou and Tongli Water Town. Suzhou was our final stop on our China trip, and we came to see the gardens and the local water towns.

November is a wonderful time to travel to China, as the weather cool and crisp, and the crowds are low. Sunny was very communicative in setting up our trip, and arrived to our hotel early for our tour. Her English is perfect, and she is positive and extremely knowledgeable about the history and the local culture. She took care of everything, and had our driver waiting to take us to our first stop The Humble Gardens. The gardens, one of the top 4 gardens in China is not to be missed! Sunny told us details all through out the gardens, and gave us the history and cultural facts. She also stopped at many places to take our photos, and emailed us them after the tour, which I found to be very thoughtful. Plus she is an excellent photographer, and knew the best places to get photos!

We then made another stop at another garden, the Master of Nets. I had found a contemporary art gallery called True Colors, that was on the way to Tongli, and Sunny said no problem, and took us there! If you love contemporary art and architecture, this private museum is not to be missed. I found it on trip advisor, and it was a highlight, as I love contemporary art. Sunny shared in discovering this museum with us, it's a very large museum three floors, and in the middle of nowhere. So happy Sunny took us there, as it would have been hard to get there by subway, although it is possible!

We were then off to Tongli, with Sunny and our private driver. The car was always stocked with bottled water for us to enjoy, which was so nice. Got to stay hydrated! Tongli exceeded our expectations, a small quaint water tower, bridges and small water canals everywhere. Since it was November, the crowds were very low. Sunny took us to her favorite lunch time restaurant, but because we took too much time at the True Colors Gallery, the chef had already left for the day. But Sunny asked the owner, and the chef came back to make us a delicious lunch. It was these small details that made you feel like you are hanging out with a local! Btw, get the slow cooked pork at this restaurant, it is incredible, and local dish. The meat falls off the bone, and the owner of this tiny restaurant is proud of her food, it shows in the details.

On the way back to Suzhou, we mentioned to Sunny that we wanted to get a massage, so instead of dropping us at our hotel, they dropped us in the city center a block away from the massage place. It's China, don't forget the incredible massages!!

Sunny is a 5 out of 5 tour guide. She is funny, knowledgeable about history, smart, and just fun to hang out with. I can see that she would be great with many different types of clients, and next time we are in Shanghai we will most definitely take another tour.

If you are traveling to Suzhou and Tongli, you are in for a great trip. We could not recommend these towns enough. We stayed in Suzhou for 4 nights at Little Folk House Hotel, and loved every minute of it. Suzhou is a great town to explore, so many amazing shops, an Tongli exceeded our expectations as a very small water town.

Thank you again Sunny!!!
Fantastic Tour Guide
JewelsGlasgow, 30-10-2018
We were only in Shanghai for 3 nights and wanted to make the most of our time. We spent one day with Sunny visiting Suzhou and Zhouzhuang and also booked the evening tour with an acrobatic show followed by dinner.
Everything was exceptionally well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed both tours. Sunny is a very informative and entertaining guide. The restaurants were lovely and she helped us sample some traditional dishes but also took notice of our personal tastes.
We would highly recommend Sunny Tours to anyone visiting Shanghai!

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