Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village with Suzhou Garden from Shanghai

9 hr

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This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of...
This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of Nets. All the tickets, lunch, transport and guide are included.
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Itinerary Details

Meet your guide in your downtown area hotel lobby at 8:00am or your request time, 1.5 - 2  hours drive to Suzhou.

Your first stop is the famous Tongli Water Town, which are well known for their bridges, rivers, and ancient house complexes.  It is divided into seven islands intersected by 15 canals. Because of the landscape, almost all of the buildings in the town are along the waterfront. In front of the buildings, small stairs leading to the canals were built, which are convenient for residents to wash clothes and for traveling around the town by boat. You seem to have come to the ancient China Town. You may have a chance to take a boat in the river by your own expense.

After exploring the water town, drive to Suzhou city and have the local lunch before the next station. Enjoy some local snacks or specialities and have...
Meet your guide in your downtown area hotel lobby at 8:00am or your request time, 1.5 - 2  hours drive to Suzhou.

Your first stop is the famous Tongli Water Town, which are well known for their bridges, rivers, and ancient house complexes.  It is divided into seven islands intersected by 15 canals. Because of the landscape, almost all of the buildings in the town are along the waterfront. In front of the buildings, small stairs leading to the canals were built, which are convenient for residents to wash clothes and for traveling around the town by boat. You seem to have come to the ancient China Town. You may have a chance to take a boat in the river by your own expense.

After exploring the water town, drive to Suzhou city and have the local lunch before the next station. Enjoy some local snacks or specialities and have a short rest.

Then to visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou and the only existing water and land gate in China. Originally built during the Warring States Period in the state of Wu, historians estimate it to be around 2,500 years old. You’ll enjoy the enchanting view of the whole old town of Suzhou.

Next to visit a Suzhou style garden - Garden of Master of Nets, although it’s the smallest of the Suzhou residential garden, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. 

The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Don't miss it.

Afterwards, drive back to Shanghai and drop you off at centrally located hotel to conclude the Suzhou day trip.

Important Details

Included
  • Private transportation service
  • Lunch
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch in local Chinese restaurant
Not Included
  • Gratitude (Recommended)
  • Dinner
  • Boat ride in Tongli Water Town
Departure Point
Pick up at the hotel lobby located in the city center
8:00 AM
Return Details
Drop off at the hotel lobby located in the city center
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.