Private Suzhou Grand City Tour from Shanghai

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Departs: China, China

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This tour takes you through four of the most famous historical Suzhou Attractions. Enjoy the only well preserved water-and-land city gate - Panmen Gate, one of China's four most famous gardens - Humble Administrator's Garden, well-designed Suzhou Museum by I.M.Pei, most traditional local community Pingjiang Road. Besides, we will have a boat cruise along canal, visit Kunqu Opera Museum and Pingtan Museum.

1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Humble Administrator's Garden
2. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle
3. Have a boat cruise
4. Pick-up and drop-off service
5. Have Su-style noddles for Lunch

What's Included

Admission to the indicated attractions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bullet train tickets between Shanghai and Suzhou

Hotel pick-up and drop-off service

Professional guide

Su-style noodles

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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

Panmen Gate
Your tour guide will be welcoming you at your hotel at 08:30 a.m. Then, we will take a bullet train to Suzhou Panmen Gate and start the one-day Suzhou tour.
Panmen Gate is known for its three landmarks “Ruiguang Pagoda”, the earliest pagoda in Suzhou built in 247; “Wu Gate Bridge”, the entrance to the gate at that time over the water passage and the highest bridge in Suzhou at the time and the unique water-and-land gate in China “Pan Gate”.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Suzhou Museum
After visiting Panmen Gate, we will head over to Suzhou Museum by public transportation. Suzhou Museum’s designer, I.M. Pei, an internationally recognized and award-winning architect, traveled back to his hometown to design and build one of Suzhou’s most popular attractions. Located deep in the historic district adjacent to the Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Suzhou Museum appeals to lovers of art, architecture and culture. 
The museum exhibits a vast collection of ancient ceramics, cultural relics and woodcarvings, and the handsome lotus pool at the museum’s center is a highlight there.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Humble Administrator's Garden
The next stop will be Humble Administrator's Garden.
Humble Administrator's Garden, covering about 52,000 sq. meters (12.85 acres), is the largest and most renowned. Due to its unique designs and ethereal beauty, the garden has garnered many special honors. It is listed as a World Cultural Heritage site and has also been designated as one of the Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State as well as a Special Tourist Attraction of China. Along with the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Resort of Chengde in Hebei Province and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, it is considered as one of China's four most famous gardens.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Pingjiang Road
With the length of 1,606 meters, Pingjiang Road is a stone route with a river flowing across it. Here, bridges across the river, houses with white walls and black roofs built along the stone road, and the old walking leisurely, which presents the traditional Suzhou local life. As well, it is a traditional Chinese painting scene for tourists to appreciate. Because of its nostalgic style, Pingjiang Road becomes the symbol of Suzhou ancient city. Only a street distance away to the Guanqian Pedestrian Street, Pingjiang Road is a quite place for people to get away from the hustle and bustle.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Kun Opera Museum
This will be the last stop of the tour.
Kunqu Opera considered as “ancestor of Chinese operas” is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera and it evolved from the Kunshan melody has been listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2001.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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