Suzhou is renowned as "heaven on earth" and famous for its unique, elegant gardens, its network of rivers and canals, and its silk production.
You will have your own tour guide speaking English, and a private 7-12 seat air-conditioned company coach with a driver.
Double check phone call
Our tour guide will make a phone call before 10pm one day prior to your hotel to check if you have checked in. So if there is any change of your arrival flight, please contact us at +86 20 22822049 (outside China) or 020 22822049 (in China). You might ask for changing the tour to another day, or cancel the tour.
Pickup time and back to hotel time
Usually at 08h30 from your hotel lobby, the time back to the hotel is 17h30 usually. If extra hour is requested, please tell us in advance. We might charge for extra working hours, accordingly to labor law.
Our tour guide will find you via eye contact from the crowd in the lobby. Please do not worry! We will recognize you!
Humble Administrator's Garden, Panmen City Gate, Grand Canal Cruise in downtown and Suzhou No.1 Silk Museum
① Pick up at the lobby of your hotel in Downtown Shanghai in early morning, and drive for 1.5 hours to Suzhou for your visiting. You will visit the most famous sightseeing spots like humble administrator's garden, pan gate, Grand Canal and silk museum. Have lunch in a local restaurant in the town. Drive to shanghai in the later afternoon.
② The the Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest classical garden in Suzhou and one of the four most famous classical gardens in China. It was originally built in 1513 A.D by Wang Xianchen, an imperial censor who had just been demoted and sent back to his hometown.
③ Panmen City Gate: It is the oldest city gate in existence in Suzhou city. It used to be one of the eight city gates during the Spring & Autumn Annals (770-476 BC) when Suzhou was the capital of the Wu Kindom. The current gate was reconstructed in 1351. It consists of Water and Land Gates, city gate.
④ The Grand Canal, 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China, far surpassing the next two grand canals of the world: the Suez and Panama Canals.
⑤ Suzhou No. 1 Silk Museum: Silk production in China has a history of 6,000 years. As early as the fifth century B.C., silk was exported to Asia, Europe and Africa along the Old Silk Road, making an outstanding contribution to world civilization. Suzhou has been a silk producer for centuries.
Note: Price is for picking up from hotels which are located in Shanghai center area only.