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Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure

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Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure
  • Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure
  • Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure
  • Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure
  • Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure
  • Savor Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw and Grand Canal Ride Adventure

Tour Style:
Suzhou is not only famous for its classic gardens, but also more representative cultural heritages. Book this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride Tour with our professional guide, take a boat tour of the longest Beijing and Hangzhou Grand Canal in China, and experience the most primitive means of transportation in Suzhou City - rickshaw. Taking the high-speed rail from Shanghai to Suzhou will also be an excellent experience, including hotel transfers.

Duration: 8 - 10 hours

Lingering Garden, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, rickshaw ride, Shantang Street

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

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

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

Available: Daily

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Lingering Garden, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, rickshaw ride, Shantang Street
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement) with a welcome signage "Your Way Holiday". Drive you to Shanghai train station to catch the train to Suzhou. 

Your Way Holiday in Suzhou

Firstly, you will visit Lingering Garden in the morning, located outside of Changmen Gate in Suzhou. It is a famous tourist scenic spot and be listed as world cultural heritage. It is with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace, Chengde summer resort are called China's four big 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. The garden of the space 23300 square meters, the main style of qing dynasty style.your guide will provide insightful commentary on the historical significance and architectural features of Lingering Garden, enriching your understanding of its cultural heritage. They will also point out notable landmarks and hidden gems within the garden, ensuring you make the most of your exploration.


Next head to Grand canal (Including Private Boat Ride) Starting at Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze River. The canal is a communication artery connecting north and south China, 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 small bridges.Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the Grand Canal as you embark on a private boat ride along its tranquil waters. They will highlight key landmarks and points of interest along the route, offering a unique perspective on Suzhou's rich cultural heritage and its connection to the Grand Canal.


At noon, you will experience the traditional preparation of Suzhou's hairy crabs. Firstly, steamed hairy crabs will be served, piping hot and retaining their natural flavors, allowing you to savor their essence to the fullest. The restaurant will also provide a special ginger vinegar sauce, designed to balance the crabs' cool nature and enhance their freshness.In addition to steamed crabs, you'll have the opportunity to sample a variety of crab dishes such as spicy crab, crab roe tofu, and crab meat soup dumplings. These dishes skillfully incorporate different parts of the hairy crab into traditional Suzhou cuisine, offering you a multi-layered culinary experience. Your guide will explain the unique features of each dish and share the stories behind them, helping you better understand the significance of this iconic delicacy in Suzhou's culinary culture.


After lunch, enjoy a charming rickshaw ride through the streets of Suzhou. Similar to the iconic rickshaws of Beijing, this experience offers a unique glimpse into the city's hidden gems, including small Hutongs, bustling open markets, and the daily lives of local residents. Led by professional rickshaw pullers who are well-versed in Suzhou's rich history, culture, and folk customs, you'll gain deeper insights into the traditions and heritage of this renowned garden city.


Later, move on to Shangtang Street, also known as Seven-mile Shantang, located in the northwest of Suzhou. Linked with Changmen in the east, where aristocrats pursued pleasures, and Huqiu in the west, known as "the No.1 place of interest in the Wuzhong District", the total length of the street spans about seven li (3.5 kilometers). Shantang Street in Suzhou is a magnet for tourists from home and abroad, drawing them in with its picturesque canal-side scenery. Most visitors prefer to leisurely travel along the canal, immersing themselves in the beauty of the surroundings.your guide will point out significant landmarks and provide context to the area's historical and cultural significance. They will also share interesting anecdotes and stories, enriching your experience and deepening your understanding of Suzhou's vibrant past and present.


After the tour ends, drive to Suzhou train station to catch your high-speed train to Shanghai. When you arrive, your will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement).

Optional Activities

We provide off the beaten track Suzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).

Streamlined Ticket Booking: Your Stress-Free Travel Solution

According to your needs, we are pleased to offer you our ticket booking service, ensuring a hassle-free experience when it comes to securing transportation for your journey. Whether you require train tickets for your travels within or beyond Shanghai, our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way. With our efficient booking system, you can rely on us to handle all the details, from selecting the most convenient travel dates to securing your preferred seating arrangements. Simply provide us with your travel itinerary and preferences, and we'll take care of the rest, ensuring you have your tickets ready for a smooth and stress-free journey. Sit back, relax, and let us handle the logistics while you focus on enjoying your time in Shanghai and beyond.


Premium Airport or High-Speed Train Station Pick-Up Service in Shanghai

For a seamless transfer from Shanghai train station to your hotel or from the airport to the train station, rely on our premium transfer service. Our professional drivers provide a warm welcome, assist with luggage, and ensure a comfortable journey in our modern, air-conditioned vehicles. Whether traveling solo or in a group, choose from sedans, SUVs, or spacious vans tailored to your needs. Enjoy the luxury of personalized service as we navigate the best routes for a smooth and timely transfer.


A Touch of Life in Suzhou - Morning Wet Market Experience 

Visit the local wet markt is an oppotunity to experience the local's life in the hidden parts of the city, avoiding the beaten tracks or fully packed tourist sites. You will be immersed in the local culture as we make our way through the hustle and bustle of narrow alleyways surrounded by the buzzing of vehicles and yelling of street vendors. For the time being the Wet Market scene in Suzhou is all still very much "old China"and is very much alive.


Getting into Suzhou Tiger Hill Wedding Gown Street   

If you want to look gogorgeous on your wedding day but don't want to splurge your entire life savings on your wedding, then Suzhou Tiger Wedding Gown Street is a paradise for you. It is a street after street of endless shops selling nothing but wedding stuff with affordable price but good design & quality. Think of it as a one stop solution to all your wedding day needs.


Delvo into the brillant culture of Su Embroidery   

Uncover the secrets of Su Embroidery, one of the four major styles of Chinese embroidery, with a fascinating visit to the Su Embroidery Research Institute. Led by an expert guide, this experience offers you a deep dive into the intricate world of this ancient art form. Witness firsthand the meticulous process of creating Su Embroidery, renowned for its stunning detail and vibrant colors. You'll see skilled artisans at work, transforming fine silk threads into breathtaking pieces of art. This journey through the heritage of Su Embroidery not only enlightens you about its artistic significance but also connects you with a crucial aspect of Chinese cultural identity. Join us for this enlightening experience, and take a piece of Chinese tradition back home in your heart.


Shopping Like a Local: Discover Suzhou's Unique Culture and Craftsmanship

Experience the charm of shopping in Suzhou, where every purchase is not just a transaction but an immersion into local taste and culture. Nestled in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, Suzhou's waterways have nurtured a legacy of intelligence and craftsmanship. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through bustling markets and quaint boutiques, where you can explore an array of exquisite goods renowned for their delicate artistry. As you wander the vibrant streets, you'll engage with local artisans and vendors, gaining insights into traditional techniques that have been perfected over generations. Shopping in Suzhou offers more than mere items; it offers a leisurely encounter with the city’s soul, enriching your travel experience with every step.


Experience Chinese rickshaw ride at Suzhou old Town  

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Suzhou Old Town aboard a traditional Chinese rickshaw. This unique mode of transport offers an up-close and personal look at the city’s vibrant back alleys, bustling open markets, and the everyday lives of local residents. As you weave through the narrow lanes, your knowledgeable rickshaw puller will share fascinating insights into Suzhou’s rich history, culture, and folk customs. This engaging ride not only allows you to see the sights from an authentic perspective but also deepens your understanding of why Suzhou is celebrated as a garden city steeped in tradition. Don’t miss this intimate glimpse into the authentic soul of Suzhou, enhanced by stories and insights from those who know it best.


Private Boat Ride on Grand Canal     

Step aboard for a tranquil journey through time on the historic Grand Canal of Suzhou. As you glide along the water, you'll be enveloped by scenes of timeless beauty: ancient black-tiled-roof houses and weathered stone bridges. This private boat ride offers a unique vantage point to experience the deep cultural heritage of the region, reflecting centuries when the canal was a major artery of commerce. Discover the essence of the Grand Canal, a magnificent testament to China’s historical ingenuity and a living piece of history.


Act as A Local - Enjoy A Cup of Tea at Local Teahouse   

Drink tea and enjoy the Suzhou opera in an old-world ambience is a prat of local's life. The local teahousw is famous for its tea and "Ping Tan" (a Chinese form of storytelling accompanied with music played by stagers.) You'll definitely be attracted by the architecture and the Ping Tan nice sound from inside. It is a good way of appreciating the Suzhou culture by drinking tea and listening to the traditional Ping Tan. 


Experience Pottery in Suzhou  

Ever wanted to get your hands dirty with some real pottery making? Here’s your chance in Suzhou! Join a laid-back class where local experts will show you the ropes—from slapping that clay on the wheel to shaping it into something cool. You’ll walk away not just with your own pottery piece but also with a taste of the rich artistic culture that Suzhou is famous for.


Learn How to Perform Suzhou Kunqu Opera               

Step into the enchanting world of Kunqu Opera, one of the oldest and most refined forms of Chinese opera. Guided by expert instructors, you’ll learn the unique body language and expressions that make Kunqu so captivating. Dress in traditional Kunqu costumes, practice the artful gestures, and even dabble in the opera’s distinctive makeup techniques. This immersive experience offers a rare glimpse into a cultural treasure and a fun, artistic way to express yourself!


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1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

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