Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour & Tongli Water Town From Shanghai by Train


204 Dongbei Street

215.94 USD

1 - 15

10 hrs


in 204 Dongbei Street
From $215.94 USD
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Overview
  • Take the stree out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you.This full day private flexible tour will both take you to explore Suzhou gardens and one of the most impressive Water Towns--Tongli water town in Suzhou. Wander through the trails and portals of Lingering garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty, visit Suzhou museum to learn the profound history of Suzhou, learn silk culture and how the silk was made into fabric in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, walk around the Tongli water town to experience the old lifestyle of ancient China and the tranquil beauty.

Location
  • Around:
    • 204 Dongbei Street
    • 338 Liuyuan Road
    • Suzhou, China
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup & Drop-off service is arranged at Shanghai downtown hotel. (Qingpu, Jinshan, Songjiang, Jiading districts are not in Shanghai downtown area, we will let you know the location where you meet the driver.)


Categories
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Luxury category Luxury Tours
  • Unusual category Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Landmarks category Full-day Tours
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours
  • Landmarks category City Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 9:30 AM
  • Duration: 10 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $215.94
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, Chinese - Guide

Inclusion
  • Shanghai downtown hotel pickup & drop off service.
    Skillful driver with air-conditioned private vehicle.
    Knowlegeable English Speaking Guide over 10+ years guiding experience.
    Round Way Shanghai Suzhou Train Tickets (1st or 2nd class).
    Entrance fees listed in the itinerary.
    Private Boat Ride if you book the all inclusive tour option.
    Lunch if you book the all inclusive tour option.
    Bottled Water

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Personal Expense.
    Pickup & Drop-off at Shanghai in Qingpu, Jinshan, Songjiang, Jiading districts

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour & Tongli Water Town From Shanghai by Train

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai Railway Station, 385 Mei Yuan Lu, Zha Bei Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

In the morning, your Shanghai driver will pick you up from Shanghai downtown hotel and transfer you to take the bullet train to Suzhou. Upon arrival, meet your guide and let your guide know your special requirement, so your guide can customized the tour for you accordingly.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China

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 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. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Suzhou Museum, 204 Dongbei Jie, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215000 China

Next head to Suzhou Museum. It has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006. Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. It enhances the protection of Suzhou cultural heritages, and enables Suzhou Museum to turn on a new page.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007 China

Continur your tour to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

Tongli Water Town: At last, drive you to Tongli, it is one of most famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli occupies an area of 51 square miles (133 square kilometers) with a population of 55,000. The city is separated by 15 rivers into seven islets, which are connected through 49 ancient bridges. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals. Tongli is located a short drive from Suzhou and about an hour drive outside of Shanghai. Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a “museum of ancient architectures” as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shanghai Railway Station, 385 Mei Yuan Lu, Zha Bei Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

After the tour is finished, you will be taken to Suzhou train station to catch the return way train to Shanghai. When you arrive to Shanghai, your driver will wait for you at the South Arrival Exit of the train station, follow your driver return to your hotel in a private car and end the tour at your Shanghai hotel.

Duration: 50 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Suzhou Train Station is required.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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