Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

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From $280.00

30 reviews   (4.93)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This private day trip from Shanghai will allow you to see the typical south-east (Jiang’nan) style water-way city Suzhou and the No.1 water town Zhouzhuang or Tongli with about 900 years history. Enjoy a great city and water village overview as well as the local culture from your professional guide. Since this exclusive private tour is just made for you and your party, you can enjoy the travel journey at your own pace. Take this wonderful opportunity to discovery the beauty of the "Oriental Venice".

What's Included

Entrance fee to Tongli or Zhouzhuang Town

Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area, pick up does not include the hotel in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give

Private guide

Private tour

Transport by private air conditioned MPV van

What's Not Included

Boat ride along the canal (About $15 to $25.00usd per boat. Each boat can accommodate 6 pax)

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 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

Humble Administrator's Garden
Your local great guide and the driver will pick up at your Shanghai hotel at your preferred time. Hop on to the comfortable, air-conditioned MPV van and enjoy the nice ride to Suzhou. On the way, spend few mins to discuss with your guide and choose the sites to visit in Suzhou. Follow is the recommended itinerary, as private tour, your itinerary is totally flexible and be sure to let the guide know if need make adjustment .Typically, upon arrival at Suzhou, choose to visit the top four famous garden: The Humble Administrator’s Garden, spend quality time to explore different sections, appreciate the charming and elegance of ancient Ming Dynasty garden while learning the interesting history, culture, custom from your guide. If you prefer a more intimate garden, you could substitute to the other garden such as Master of Nets Garden, Lingering Garden, Lion Forest Garden etc.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Next you have the option to choose another site in Suzhou, such as Suzhou Silk Factory, enjoy a fascinating silk process from tiny silk worm baby to the fine finished materials. Or you could choose to visit other site such as Beisi Pagoda, Leaning Pagoda at Tiger Hill or Panmen scenic area. After the morning activities, take a break and enjoy a local delightful lunch based on your own dietary requests.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Zhouzhuang Water Town
Continue the fun afternoon tour to famous water town, if you choose ZhouZhuang, you will take a stroll in the old alley streets to soak up its charms and admire famed 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 emperor. Admire the classical architecture of Shen’s House as you learn about his fascinating life, you may choose to enjoy a relaxing gondola ride to fully appreciate the beautiful township scenery.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tongli Town
If you choose to visit Tongli,you will vist the UNESCO-listed Tuisi Garden, one of the most splendid Qing-dynasty gardens in China, walk cross lucky three Ring bridges, explore the stone-paved alley streets and enjoy an optional gondola boat ride to immerse yourself in the serene and picturesque township scenery.
Your tour will then finish with a transfer and drop-off back at your hotel in downtown Shanghai or other downtown area as per requests.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Rita and Mr Wong
Floodyyy, 01-01-2020
What an absolutely fabulous day , Rita was very professional , friendly and flexible to accomodate us . Mr Wong was very good driver and good character .

Rita made the experience to be very positive and intersting . Highly recommend Rita
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Adventurer693928, 18-11-2019
Really enjoyed my day. Beautiful scenery So interesting and sunny was lovely friendly guide. Would recommend.
Great day in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
PolarBearOslo, 08-11-2019
I booked a trip to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with Sunny Tours Shanghai on very short notice. They were truly flexible and helpful in planning the trip the day before departure, and really let me have a say in where to go and what to do.
Martin my guide picked me up at my hotel the next morning and we made the trip to Suzhou in about 70 minutes. Martin is extremely knowledgeable and gave me a great introduction to Suzhou old town and its Classical Chinese Gardens. We visited the main historical sights including the ancient main gate, the pagoda and a real beauty of a Classical Garden.
We had a nice lunch at a place Martin recommended before we drove to Zhouzhuang Water Town. This was a real highlight of the trip. It is an extremely beautiful place, full of Instagram moments. We strolled along the sides of the canals crisscrossed the narrow cobblestone streets, crossed loads of beautiful bridges visited the one time home of one of Zhouzhuangs rich and famous in the town’s heyday and finally took a boat trip on the canal. Martin really knows the history and was full of interesting facts and stories throughout the day. I really recommend a trip with Sunny Tours Shanghai. If you’re short on time and don’t have a whole day to spend but want to see one of the famous water towns I’d definitely go for Zhouzhuang. It is an amazing place.
Amazing time spent in Suzhou
rjauwhannes, 19-10-2019
Thank you sunny for a great tour, we really enjoyed it. No hassle and everything went smoothly. We booked a day trip to Suzhou during Chinese Public Holiday, a bit scared of the crowd and yes it was packed, however we still managed to visit both suzhou and Zhouzhang water town.
A Wonderful Day in Suzhou with Sunny
Elizabethydgoh, 19-09-2019
My family and I travelled to Shanghai during the school holidays. Our group comprised 6 adults and 5 children. Sunny was our tour guide for our day trip to Suzhou. All of us enjoyed our trip to Suzhou with Sunny. Sunny is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She was happy to show us the sights and sounds of Suzhou and suggest watertowns for us to visit. The boat ride was lovely. We also appreciate Sunny making the effort to tailor the tour to suit our needs. I highly recommend Sunny as a tour guide. :) She is sincere, warm and reliable. We will definitely ask Sunny to take us around the next time we go to Shanghai. :)

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