- 6 to 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groves at the Lingering Garden. Explore the Surging Wave Pavilion's charm. Learn more about Chinese history when you do the private boat cruise on Grand Canal, take a pleasant stroll down Shantang Ancient Street and visit the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill..
- Railway station pickup and drop-off at Suzhou railway station
- Bottled water
- Professional English & Chinese speaking tour guide
- Private city transfer in Suzhou
- Private Boat Ride Fee
- Entry/Admission - The Lingering Garden
- Entry/Admission - Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)
- Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
- Personal Expenses
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service can be arranged at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China
In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station with a welcome sign.
Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.A good place to let your mind and body rest.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion), No.3 Canglangting Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007 China
Mext to the Canglang Pavilion, it variously translated as the Great Wave Pavilion, Surging Wave Pavilion, or Blue Wave Pavilion, is one of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou that are jointly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden). Situated in the southwest quadrant of the city, it is located directly to the west of the Confucian temple. The garden underwent numerous renovations in the centuries to follow, but retains its essential form.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China
For an authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, Shantang Street is the best place. It was one of the streets where trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as “the No.1 Ancient Street in China”. There is a folk song, singing “There is a paradise in heaven, but there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on the earth. Hangzhou has the West Lake while Suzhou has Shantang. Both are good places with boundless sceneries”, which is the vivid image of Shantang.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004 China
Later head to Grand Canal (Including Private Boat Ride), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest canal or artificial
river in the world and a famous tourist destination. It is the oldest and longest artificial waterway in the world. The Grand Canal in Suzhou, with wide surface, abundant and crystal clear water, has been the best part of the Grand Canal for shipping. The old canal is about 35km long from Hushu Pass to Wujiang City, running through the centre of town and there is a network of smaller canals and passageways. It is a wonderful example of a waterside town with whitewashed and black-tiled-roof houses and bridges.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Suzhou Silk, 405 East St, Gusu Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.
After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.
Duration: 40 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.