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Private Day Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Town From Shanghai

From $175 per person

Tour Style:
Our private day tour is to explore the Suzhou city and Tongli water town from shanghai by a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, have an unforgetble experience in suzhou.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town

Pick-up point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Finishing point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily(B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Your tour guide will pick you up at your Shanghai hotel (Exit of train station/airport) in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin the scenic journey to Suzhou, an ancient town famed for the beauty of its verdant gardens. 

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After 2 hours driving, you will arrive at Suzhou city, a cultural and historical city in east China. Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, founded in about 600 BC. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful environment, the city is often referred to as "The Venice of the East." Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the cultural revolution and its famous gardens survived almost completely intact.

Upon arrival in Suzhou, the first stop is The Master of Nest Garden, the best and most celebrated as a model Ming Dynasty Garden in all of Suzhou. Then it’s onto view the Ancient City Gate and Grand Canal, and visit silk spinning factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14the century.

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It is celebrated around the world for its elegant gardens. Laid out within a limited area by the house, a classical garden of Suzhou is a microcosm of the world made of the basic elements of water, stones, plants and different kinds of buildings with literary allusions. All classical gardens of Suzhou, like shining pearls, are a brilliant part of Chinese cultural heritage.

Next head to Suzhou Museum. Founded in 1960 and originally located in the national historic landmark, Zhong Wang Fu palace complex, Suzhou Museum 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.

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Then move on to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, it was built in Suzhou in 1926. It is divided into three parts: the exhibition hall which showsthe history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made; and the product exhibition hall, exhibiting the main products of this factory, the silk wadding quilts. The factorygains a good reputation in the silk industry for its complete technical process of silkworm raising, cocoon sorting, cocoon boiling, and silk reeling, rewinding and packing. Suzhou first silk mill provides magic silk production and fashion show the whole process, so as to prove the Chinese silk glorious history. At the same time, 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.

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At last, drive you to Tongli Water Town, it is one of the many ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta,which is famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. 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.

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Thank you for traveling with us! After the tour, your tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel in Shanghai, or to the airport or railway station where you will catch your flight or train.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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