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Suzhou Silk Museum Tours and Activities

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Suzhou is famous for being the silk capital of China – the city was the center of silk production for imperial families throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. Suzhou Silk Museum provides an opportunity to learn about how silk has been produced and used throughout the centuries, dating as far back as 2000 BC. It’s also a chance to admire the crafts, embroidery, and clothing made from silk, and perhaps purchase a souvenir to take home.

Those interested in architecture will note that Suzhou Silk Museum combines a sense of ancient civilization with a modern design, with white walls representing the purity of silk and round edges symbolizing its softness. The museum is divided into several sections, each offering a different angle on the life and times of silk. In the silkworm-rearing room, you can see live worms enjoying mulberry leaves, their favourite food, before being transported through time in the silk-weaving workshop, where ancient looms reveal the past grandeurs of the silk industry.

A visit to Suzhou Silk Museum is a captivating experience, combining history, culture, and art. To provide the most context, it is best visited as part of an extended cultural tour of the area, with stops at the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Suzhou Museum, plus several other key attractions in the city. It can also be visited as part of various day trips, which might include entry into one or two classical gardens, as well as time to explore the city’s ancient streets.

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2001 Renmin Road, Suzhou, Eastern China, 215001
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train

Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train

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Discover Suzhou, one of China’s oldest cities, on a private tour from Shanghai. With your own guide, explore the old town famed for its classical gardens, silk, and waterways. See the medieval Panmen Gate and remains of the city walls, admire waterfront Shantang Street, and enjoy lunch overlooking Suzhou’s canals. Plus, visit a silk factory and one of Suzhou’s formal, UNESCO-listed gardens. Entrance fees, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$209.28
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$209.28
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

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Appreciate China’s provincial delights during a full-day tour of two charming traditional towns from Shanghai. Escape the metropolitan mayhem of the city and see how daily life has remained unchanged in these quaint and ancient enclaves. With an accomplished guide, stroll amid the botanical beauty of Suzhou’s gorgeous gardens; cruise along the waterways of Zhozhuang on a Chinese-style gondola; and appease your appetite with a delicious Chinese lunch in a rustic restaurant. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

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It’s a matter of debate which of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang really counts as the Venice of the East. But after this fabulous private door-to-door (or port-to-port) tour you’re bound to have an opinion. Spend the morning in Suzhou, exploring the Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, and Panmen Gate. After a restaurant lunch, admire Zhouzhuang’s scenic bridges, lanes, and canals on foot and by gondola.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Full Day Suzhou Bike Tour From Shanghai Included Mini Van & High Quality Bicycle

Full Day Suzhou Bike Tour From Shanghai Included Mini Van & High Quality Bicycle

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Small group Fully day shuzhou Minin van and bike tour from shanghai group size basic on 4 persons.Our driver and tour guide will be met you at your hotle with big van and your high quality bicycle at 9:00 am. After an hour and 30 mins of driving we will get to the downtown of Suzhou. From here hop on your bike start your Suzhou bike tour.First cycle to the most beautiful garden Master of Nets.We will stay there for an hour. Afer we ride to Shangtang Old street or Pingjiang historical block depend on visitors flow rate.next you will have an authentic lunch on your own expense. After lunch we contunitue ride to a UNSCO World Cultural Heritage - humble administrator’s garden.From there you cycle to the Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory and Silk museum.we can see how to raise silkworms and learn the silk culture. After all we take a traditional Chinese Gongdola along the city moat and Grand Canal.Enjoy the Venice of the east and get insight into Wu culture and local daily life style.
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  • 8 hours
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$160.22
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$160.22

Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

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The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, lunch, entrance fees, and more. -Instant Confirmation -Private day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou -Great overview and orientation of the city -Perfect introduction for first-time visitor -Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences -Private guide for a more personalized experience -Travel by boat and see the sights from the water - Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
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$213.07
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$213.07
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend a day exploring Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with your own private guide on this full-day tour. You'll start with Suzhou, known for its gardens and canals, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you'll head to Zhouzhuang, where you'll take a gondola ride along the canals and visit the 14th century Shen's House before returning to your Suzhou hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.41
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$163.41
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Explore China’s “Venice of the East” on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the historic water town of Suzhou and stroll around the houses, ponds, and pathways of the UNESCO-designated Humble Administrator’s Garden. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and boat trip on the old Grand Canal, then experience local culture and history at the Suzhou Silk Museum and Tiger Hill.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.28
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$255.28
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Suzhou Private Tour: Suzhou Silk Museum, Lingering Garden Tiger Hill and More

Suzhou Private Tour: Suzhou Silk Museum, Lingering Garden Tiger Hill and More

Suzhou is not only a famous cultural city and a city of gardens, but also the silk capital of China. This tour includes Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou's classical gardens, Shan Tang Street and Tiger Hill. The original allure of these sites have been preserved, and they represent Suzhou's antiquity and appreciation for art! 1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Lingering Garden. 2. Walk along Shang Tang Street and enjoy local lifestyle 3. Visit Tiger Hill and its leaning pagoda 4. Visit Suzhou Silk Museum and learn about the history and culture of Chinese silk 5. Public transport travel as a local.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.22
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$160.22
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Suzhou’s Gardens and Silk Journey

Suzhou’s Gardens and Silk Journey

Discover China’s rich classical garden and silk-making heritage on a private 8.5-hour tour from Shanghai to Suzhou. Travel to this history-infused city, and stroll around the pavilions, ponds, and bridges of two UNESCO-protected garden masterpieces: the Master of the Nets and Humble Administrator’s gardens. After lunch (own expense), learn how Suzhou’s prized embroidered silk is made at the city’s Silk Museum. Round-trip private transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.70
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$202.70
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Suzhou and Tongli Watertown Private Full-Day Tour From Shanghai

Suzhou and Tongli Watertown Private Full-Day Tour From Shanghai

Discover picturesque Chinese towns :Suzhou with its own unique characteristics. Founded around 600 BC, Suzhou is one of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin. Often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” its neighborhoods and interconnected waterways are truly a masterpiece. Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, its celebrated gardens miraculously surviving largely intact.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.60
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$201.60
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Half Day Suzhou Silk Culture Tour

Half Day Suzhou Silk Culture Tour

In addition to its stunning gardens and flowing canal, Suzhou has been at the centre of China' illustrious silk trade for centuries. Suzhou is the silk capital of the world. Book this tour, you'll get to not only delve into the ancient techniques and fine crafts of Suzhou's most famous export, but browse the process of how silk is processed from worm to the final product and the authentic handmade embroidery, especially the significance of it's design.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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$109.15
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Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Suzhou With Chinese Lunch

Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Suzhou With Chinese Lunch

Take one day from Shanghai to Suzhou, the richest city in ancient China. 1.Non shopping tour 2.No tourist traps 3.No hidding fee 4.The best use of time 5.Your own Private tour 6.Flexible itinerary 7.Licensed guides and tour vehicles 8.Unbeatable price and 5 stars service
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$297.60
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$297.60
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Private Day Tour: Zhouzhuang and Suzhou from Shanghai

Private Day Tour: Zhouzhuang and Suzhou from Shanghai

This is a private tour to visit "Venice of the East" ancient town----Zhouzhuang and picturesque city Suzhou. On this day trip by private vehicle, stroll through Suzhou's marvelous Lingering Garden and view its Grand Canal. You’ll explore Zhouzhuang's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola and dine on a Chinese-Style lunch. With an expert guide, you will observe the traditional daily life in these centuries-old towns.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.60
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$265.60
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Zhouzhuang Water Town with your guide , to explore old buildings and bridges, boat rides, crafts, Deep visit 3 highlights:Shen House, Zhang House, Chengxu Taoist Temple. Private guide and experienced driver ,hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and no limited bottled water included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Shanghai Shore Excursion: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Trip

Shanghai Shore Excursion: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Trip

Swap the neon lights of Shanghai for the tranquil waterways and old-world charms of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang on this private full-day shore excursion. Explore Suzhou’s ancient city wall, Grand Canal and beautiful gardens, then enjoy a silk-spinning demonstration at a local silk factory. After a delicious Chinese-style lunch (included), enjoy a gondola cruise around the water village of Zhouzhuang and experience life in a traditional Chinese town. This tour includes port pick-up and is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your ship.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.00
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$279.00
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One Day Private Tour: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

One Day Private Tour: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

Skip the hassle of navigating your own way and enjoy a relaxing, hassle-free trip to the Chinese countryside during this double-duty guided tour. Discover some of the country’s most scenic settings, including a Ming-era garden and an iconic water town. Top it all off with a savory Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, and an optional boat cruise.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.00
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$208.00
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Visit Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town from Shanghai

Visit Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town from Shanghai

The exquisite gardens in Suzhou and the beautiful water town interspersed with crisscrossing water lanes in Zhouzhuang attracts many travelers, you should never miss them while travelling in Shanghai. Spend full day on a private trip with local expert guide, view old buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties in Suzhou and witness local villagers leading their simple and peaceful life in Zhouzhuang. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fee and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$296.00
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$296.00
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Private Tour: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Private Tour: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Visit two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang on a day trip from Shanghai. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in these unique old towns. Visit the Suzhou's magnificent gardens, feast on a Chinese lunch and travel through Zhouzhuang's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$297.60
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$297.60
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Visit Suzhou Garden and Water Town in One Day

Visit Suzhou Garden and Water Town in One Day

Follow a professional local tour guide on this private day tour to visit the largest garden and famous water town in Suzhou. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive. Visit the largest garden in Suzhou - Humble Administrator’s Garden to explore the ingenious man-made landscape, stroll around Zhouzhuang to enjoy the exquisite water town and charming natural scenery, visit Suzhou Silk Museum to learn the traditional silk spinning.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$260.35
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$260.35
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Tongli Water Town with your guide , to know and see their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming- and Qing-era houses . Private guide and driver , hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and bottled water are inclusive.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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Essential Suzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Essential Suzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Follow a professional local tour guide, take this day trip to explore the highlights of Suzhou, visit the picturesque Tiger Hill, Wander along the Shantang Street (Seven-Li Shantang), enjoy the fascinating scenery of ancient town, bridges and streets, visit the typical Qing style Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan) and the Buddhist Hanshan Temple. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.34
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$248.34
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Private Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai by Car/Van

Private Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai by Car/Van

Explore the wonderful city Suzhou in a day after arriving from Shanghai by private vehicle. The attractions include The Humble Administrator's Garden, Shangtang street, Grand Canal boat riding, and Suzhou Silk Museum.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.00
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$269.00
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Full-Day Suzhou Gardens Private Tour with Local Guide

Full-Day Suzhou Gardens Private Tour with Local Guide

Spend full day with a local expert tour guide to discover the most famous gardens in Suzhou, as it is a city famed of its abundant classical gardens, for China’s four most famous gardens, two of them are in Suzhou. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive. This is a customized private day trip covering Suzhou fantastic gardens, you will visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, Master of Nets Garden, Lingering Garden, and the Suzhou Silk Museum, follow you guide to learn the splendid history and culture of this city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$248.34
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$248.34
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Suzhou Private Tour Featuring Classical Gardens, Silk Museum and Kunqu Opera

Suzhou Private Tour Featuring Classical Gardens, Silk Museum and Kunqu Opera

Suzhou is a famous city with a blend of classical gardens and tiny canal-side streets, as well as the silk capital of China and the birthplace of Kunqu Opera. The itinerary includes Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden, Pingjiang Road and Kunqu Opera performance. Besides, we will take a boat cruise along canal from Humble Administrator’s Garden to Pingjiang Road.Learn about the city, and get out to explore the best parts on your own. 1. Visit Suzhou Silk Museum and unveil the secrets of making silks 2. Visit Suzhou Museum to learn about Suzhou's history and culture 3. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Humble Administrator's Garden 4. Take a boat cruise along canal and enjoy the ancient town 5. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy Kunqu Opera performance 6. Public transport travel as a local 7. Dim-sum for dinner
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.08
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$158.08
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What are Suzhou Silk Museum hours of operation?
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Suzhou Silk Museum hours of operation: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Suzhou Silk Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Suzhou Silk Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Suzhou Silk Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Suzhou Silk Museum costs USD 109.15. Guided Suzhou Silk Museum tours start around USD 109.15 per person.
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