2-day the Best of Shanghai and Suzhou Gardens Private Tour

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From $484.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 36 hours

Departs: China, China

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This 2-day tour covers the best of the best of Shanghai of the most famous landmarks and of Suzhou of the finest Chinese private gardens.

1) The most trusted international tour company that has been serving over 78,000 guests from 96 countries in the past 20 years.
2) Excellent and licensed English-speaking guide (Russian, Spanish, German, French language-speaking guides also available upon request).
3) Our chauffeurs have 100% excellent safe-driving records.
4) Safe food to serve you in a restaurant certified by us.
5) In-depth tour of the attractions listed. No hurry-up. Just enjoy your time!
6) Hotel pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
7) Private tour only for you with no strangers in the group.
8) Guaranteed no shopping! 90% of Chinese tour companies tend to rip you off by taking you to the shops. Not us!
9) One night hotel in Suzhou included. You won't have to search and book.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Breakfast on Day 2 at Suzhou hotel

Chinese gourmet lunch in a local safe restaurant certified by our Club in Shanghai and Suzhou.

One night hotel in Suzhou (3-star) twin-share or single. No single supplement!

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 98

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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 Bund
The Bund is a waterfront barrier and is the #1 symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It affords marvelous views across the river of the Pudong district and its numerous towers. The most famous and attractive sight which is on the west side of the Bund is the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism, and the Renaissance. At night the Bund and the surrounding skyscrapers are all lit up, making for a fabulous night on the town! After walking at the Bund, we'll take a river cruise to watch the city skyline from the river that separates the West and East Shanghai.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Shanghai’s premier shopping street. Open-air bars, abstract sculptures, and lingering sounds from street musicians enhance evening strolls. A trackless sightseeing train provides a comfortable tour of the night-transformed pedestrian street. Flashing neon signs illuminate the magnificent buildings and spangle the night skyline of this lively city.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Yuyuan Garden is a famed classical garden, and even though it may be small, it contains numerous pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds, and cloisters, and all have unique characteristics. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall, and the Inner Garden. Each location features several scenic spots within its borders. You can’t believe there is one of the best Chinese gardens located in Downtown Shanghai.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Shanghai World Financial Center
The Center is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The tower is 492 meters (1,614.2 ft), making it the 12th tallest building in the world and the fourth tallest structure in Mainland China. Similar to New York's Empire Building, this skyscraper is one of the symbols of Shanghai.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Master-of-Nets Garden
The Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou is among the finest gardens in China. The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. The Master of the Nets is particularly among garden connoisseurs for mastering the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Humble Administrator's Garden
Built during the Ming Dynasty, the Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest and most renowned classical landscape garden in Suzhou, covering 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres). As one of the four most famous gardens in China, it is a 5A tourist spot listed in the Key National Historical Conservation Units and valuable cultural relics in the world.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

The Lingering Garden
The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was commissioned by Xu Taishi, an impeached and later exonerated official in 1593 CE. The garden is divided into four distinctly themed sections; East, Central, West, and North. The built elements of the garden are grouped by area. You will find those unique elements and styles during your guided tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)
The Pavillion is variously translated as the Great Wave Pavilion, Surging Wave Pavilion, or Blue Wave Pavilion, which is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1044 CE by the Song dynasty poet Su Shunqin (1008–1048), on the site of a pre-existing imperial flower garden c 960 CE. The garden sits on a branch of the Fengxi Stream, which forms a lotus pond. The garden has 108 windows, each one with a unique design. Unlike other gardens, Canglang Pavilion emphasizes the harmony between human-made buildings and the natural environment. Before entering the garden, you can see a beautiful green pool that is surrounded by weeping willows.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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