Private Suzhou Garden and Water Town Highlight Trip with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer


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From $240.33

1 reviews   (4.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Spend full day to explore the top attractions in Suzhou with private travel service exclusively. On the private day trip, you will visit the largest garden in Suzhou - Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan) to explore the ingenious man-made landscape, Stroll around Zhouzhuang to enjoy the exquisite water town and charming natural scenery.


What's Included

Bottled water

Chinese Lunch

Entrance ticket fees

Fuel surcharge and tax

Hotel pickup & drop-off

Private transportation

Professional tour guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Humble Administrator's Garden
Enjoy private pick-up service from Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou Railway Station (No.27, Suzhan Road, Pingjiang District) at 09:00 am, escorted by professional local tour guide, your highlight Suzhou trip of Garden and Water Town starts.

You will firstly visit one of the four most famous gardens in China and the largest garden in Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is famous for its unique designs and ethereal beauty, and listed a World Cultural Heritage site. Follow your guide to discover the history of the garden’s former owner and explore the delicate pavilions and corridors, windows of various shapes and winding paths.

Move on to visit Suzhou Silk Museum and learn the traditional silk spinning, and enjoy lunch in a well-selected restaurant to taste local food.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Zhouzhuang Water Town
Then head to another Suzhou highlight of Zhouzhuang Water Town - the best example of water countryside in China. Stroll around the ancient town to discover the famous sites like Twin Bridges, Fu'an Bridge, Shen House, Zhang House, etc, shoot amazing photos, learn the profound cultural and history, see well-preserved ancient residential houses and enjoy the elegant watery views.

Afterwards, your guide will drop you off at Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou Railway Station to conclude the sightseeing.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Humble Administrator's Garden, Silk Museum, and ZhouZhuang water town
Sightseer790338, 07-10-2018
We visited Suzhou in September 2018 as a day trip from Shanghai. Our guide Celia picked us up at the train station and led us through the Humble Administrator's Garden, pointing out the structure of the garden and sharing the history and delightful anecdotes associated with it. The bonsai here impressed me most. Next we visited the Silk Museum. Celia (a native of Suzhou) is very knowledgeable about making silk, and she demonstrated some of the steps in the fascinating process herself, explaining other steps in detail. This was really the highlight of the day. Next Celia took us to a favorite local restaurant for a delicious lunch (the lotus root fritters were outstanding), where we were the only westerners. Lastly we went to ZhouZhuang water town, exploring the beautiful canals and shops. It's a lovely place, but perhaps a little too commercial. Finally Celia insisted on securing our return train tickets to Shanghai when she learned that we had not yet done so. Overall, Celia was an excellent guide. She did not push us to buy anything but when I expressed interest she was very helpful with information and advice, especially about silk products but also other items. The only reason for a 4 instead of 5 rating was that we didn't find the actual sites to be all that compelling given their UNESCO status - perhaps we were travel-weary after 2-1/2 weeks in China.




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