Suzhou is a major city on the lower Yangtze known for its canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. The top 9 classic gardens, including Master of the Nets Garden and Lingering Garden, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spare one more day, you could enjoy Suzhou side trips to China top water towns: Zhouzhuang or Tongli.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Discover the classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou
Experience the authentic local life in Tongli Water Town
Appreciate the classic Suzhou garden
|Why choose this tour||The itinerary goes smoothly in Shanghai, Suzhou & Tongli. You’ll discover the essence of the garden city Suzhou and the ancient water town Tongli.|
|INCLUDED||Professional English Speaking tour guide
Round way 2nd class seats of high speed train tickets between Shanghai and Suzhou.
Private car/van with professional driver
A La Carte lunch (CNY80.00 net per person) will be served in the local nice restaurant for you to taste the local food
Travel Agent Insurance
|EXCLUDED||Gratuities to guides
Public transportation between Shanghai train station and hotel
Travel insurance coverage for injury/accident
Departure from Shanghai Hotel
We will book the round-trip express trains of Shanghai/Suzhou for you and deliver the tickets to your hotel in advance. You will take train to Suzhou by yourself in the early morning (we will suggest you the appropriate time to depart from your hotel according to your train schedule).
Master of the Nets Garden ( 2 hours)
Master of the Nets Garden is the smallest yet the finest of all Suzhou’s gardens. Also called Fisherman’s Garden. It is said that it was named after one of its owners – a retired official who wished to become an accomplished fisherman. The garden includes a central lake, discreet connecting corridors, pavilions with miniature courtyards, screens, delicate latticework and above all, points which “frame a view” as if looking at a perfectly balanced photograph.
Our guide will introduce the local nice restaurants according to your flavor, you are suggested to try the steamed dumplings and Shanghai Benbang dishes.
Tongli Water Town(half day)
Tongli is an-aged but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years. Fifteen rivers divide the town into seven islands and forty-nine sets of historic bridges connect the town as a whole, giving visitors a good idea of what Suzhou must have been like in its heyday.
You’ll pay a visit to the Tuisi Yuan, Pearl Pagoda, Triple Bridge, Ming and Qing Dynasty Street and the Museum of Ancient Chinese Sexual Culture – it’s the first of its kind of China.
Back to Shanghai
Our guide will send you to board the train back to Shanghai. Please take the taxi back to hotel on your own.
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