Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

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From $198.00

33 reviews   (4.91)

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.


Discover the beautiful city Suzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour from Shanghai. Departing at 9:30am at your Shanghai hotel, you will be accompanied by your private guide to discover the beautiful garden, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal. You will learn about the history behind 3rd-century at ancient Panmen Gate and take a ride of the rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road if you like.

What's Included

Boat ticket on the Grand Canal (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown shanghai

Local lunch (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Private guide

Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road, Boat Ride and 1 Garden entrance fee (for All Inclusive Package)

Round trip bullet train ticket

Transport by private vehicle in both Shanghai and Suzhou

What's Not Included


Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 80

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

You will depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Shanghai Train Station to have a wonderful bullet train experience to Suzhou. Relax during the scenic on the road to the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou city.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Humble Administrator's Garden
Typically, you will visit the famous humble administrators garden, an UNESCO World Heritage. Spend your relax morning strolling around the ancient house with delicate pavilions, corridors, ponds, rockeries, walkways and lush green trees. Enjoy the picturesque view and hear the rich history from your professional guide. Sitting in the pavilion beside the pond, feel like stepping back in history.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Pingjiang Road
From Humble Administrator's Garden, you will visit the Pingjiang Road, which is a beautiful old street beside the canal. You will take a private rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road, where the driver will take you up and down old streets to see the lifestyle of people and the district. Refuel with a traditional Chinese lunch on Pingjiang Road.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Panmen Gate
You will then head to the Panmen Gate. It is claimed to be the oldest ancient water and land gate in the world for the purpose of defense against enemy armies. You will wander around the park see the well maintained gate all as well as the pagodas.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
From Panmen Gate (or pick one from Tiger Hill and others), then enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the old Grand Canal. The ancient households and the old city gate wall are along the riverside, and you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Shantang Street
Then head to Shantang street. Spend your relax time sitting beside the river, enjoy the beautiful view of old bridge, traditional houses. Taste some local snacks or enjoy the local Pingtan music if you like.

If you want to visit some other attractions besides the sample itinerary, feel free discussing with your guide, some suggested alternative options for your reference in below: Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, Master of net garden, Lingering Garden or Silk factory.
When tour is finished, you will take bullet train back to Shanghai city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great Guided Day Trip to Suzhou
K1042CAdavidl, 09-01-2020
I had a great side trip to Suzhou, guided by Caroline! Normally, I like to research extensively and handle all the logistics myself, but time was short this trip, so I decided to spring for a guided tour (I figure this would also help support local guides). I’m really glad I did this, as not only were the train tickets taken care of (and the Chinese train station logistics explained), but also the transport in Suzhou (the boat trip, bicycle rickshaw, and car). I do want to go back, so I’ll be better prepared next time.

Due to construction on the Grand Canal, we took a smaller boat on one of the side canals, which I think was better and we got a more personal boat ride, as the gondolier told us some of the history of the area and sang some Chinese songs for us while propelling our boat along!

Caroline was a knowledgeable guide, and her expertise helped me get the most out of the day in Suzhou. Besides the gardens, I also enjoyed the shopping streets, something that I normally would avoid in a tourist destination, but the ones in Suzhou we went through are really charming, especially when the lanterns are lit up in the evening. Had a great time!
Private Suzhou Day Trip
Dreamer729784, 01-01-2020

Our tour to Suzhou was great. On time, both drivers very safe and capable and condition of vehicles excellent. Our guide Caroline was friendly, cheerful, fun and informative and very tolerant and kind - she is an asset to your company. Overall, the experience was very good from beginning to end. Riding the bullet train, our gondola canal tour, the beautiful gardens and delicious lunch made for a great day. We would highly recommend this tour.
Marise and Brian (Melbourne)
Great private day trip to Suzhou!
tiffanyyy_242, 01-01-2020
Had a great day with Berlin on the day trip to Suzhou! She was very knowledgeable and showed us lots of lovely sites. Took the bullet train from Shanghai which was very fast. First stop was the City Gate, then lunch which was very tasty, then the Humble Administrator’s Garden and a fishing village where we had dessert and soup dumplings. We even had a nice boat ride in the river and bicycle carriage. I would highly recommend this tour for a nice quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
Suzhou Tour
VincenzoRahardjo, 29-12-2019
In the morning, Ms. Caroline pick us up to the bus, go to the garden, the canal, pingjiang road, and its so fun.
And caroline's guide is so pretty well, and the guide is very attractive, well knowed the place we visited.
Plenty of fun and comfort
lenalimbh, 01-12-2019
My group consisted of my husband, myself and my 8 year old son. The day tour started with our guide Caroline, greeting us cheerfully at the lobby at the scheduled time. The driver was already waiting, and the car was spacious and clean. We took first class seats on the bullet train to Suzhou.

Throughout the day Caroline brought us on our planned itinerary, and gave us flexibility to spend more or less time at each place of attraction as per our interest. She even climbed a pagoda with us when we expressed interest to do so. Caroline was well informed and gave us an interesting commentary at each historical site. She was a decent photographer - we had more family photos taken today than any other day.

My son had a great time even though there were plenty of long walks, given we could rest whenever we wanted. The trishaw ride was fun for him and the restaurant we were brought to for lunch served very delicious food. That made him very happy too.

I'd say we felt the money well spent and would recommend this private tour for other families with young children.

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