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

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

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Full-day Suzhou tour from Shanghai
  • Explore the historical highlights of Suzhou, one of China’s oldest cities
  • Visit the 14th-century Panmen Gate with its moat, city wall, and medieval buildings
  • See the canal and bridges of Shantang Street and enjoy lunch overlooking the water
  • Learn about Chinese silk at a silk-making factory
  • Stroll through a UNESCO-listed classical garden created in 1342
  • Includes private transport, flexible itinerary, entrance fees, and downtown Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off
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Personal tour guide
Premium car and driver
Bottled water
Central Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Hi-speed train optional
Flexible start time: Choose when booking
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu District, Jiading District, Chuansha District, or Songjiang District, Fengxian District, will incur an extra USD40 for your whole group and includes both pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.

Airports

  • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S 1 Ying Bin Gao Su, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China


Ports

  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China


Departure Time

8:30 AM
Select a downtown Shanghai pickup time and point, such as your hotel, and make the journey to Suzhou by private, air-conditioned vehicle. On route, inform your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of. As your tour is private, the itinerary can be tailored around you.

With a 2,500-year-old history, Suzhou was one of China’s major medieval cities, and attracted writers and painters drawn by its beauty. Today, it boasts a charming old quarter famed for its classical gardens, canals, and silk-making.

See the 14th-century Panmen Gate and surrounding scenic area near the remaining city moat and walls. View the Song-, Yuan-, Ming-, and Qing-era buildings here before strolling along canalside Shantang Street. Pass boats and bridges, and learn about Suzhou’s centuries-old Wu culture as you watch waterside life.

After a Suzhou-style restaurant lunch overlooking the canals, tour a silk factory. Discover the art and history of silk-making, and perhaps purchase some pieces (own expense).

Next, explore arguably the best of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens. Savor the exquisite landscapes, created in 1342 by a Buddhist monk, as you wander around the sculpted rocks, ponds, and pavilions.

Your tour finishes at your downtown hotel or chosen central Shanghai location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Panmen Gate
See the 14th-century Panmen Gate and surrounding scenic area near the remaining city moat and walls. Feel like your on the Great Wall of Southern China and surrounded by water.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Master-of-Nets Garden
Explore the best of Suzhou’s UNESCO-listed gardens. Savor the exquisite landscapes, created in 1342 by a Buddhist monk, as you wander around the sculpted rocks, ponds, and pavilions.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Suzhou Silk Museum
Learn about the historic art of making silk and browse a wide range of intricate classic and modern Chinese designs
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shantang Street
See historic shops and food vendors along cobbled streets. Enjoy an authentic local lunch of your choice (not included in price to give you flexibility to choose)
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Jennys Shanghai Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Tour: Suzhou Incredible Highlights from Shanghai by Car or Train?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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For the most part the trip was...
Migz A
, Aug 2018
For the most part the trip was comfortable. We were 7 individuals who went on the trip and the coaster they provided a mini-bus was spacious and was perfect for the hot and humid weather. During our trip we were with Celine, she was an outstanding guide and showed experience and mastery. However, my only irk was that at times it felt as though she felt a minor annoyance towards us. While it was a very minor detail in our trip, I couldn't help but feel quite awkward afterwards. Jenny was able to reply, sometimes quickly, but other times 5 or more hours after. Still, I found her to be a good host. She was able to accommodate to our queries even though they weren't necessarily about the tour.
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A very beautiful experience! Portia...
Raffaella F
, Oct 2017
A very beautiful experience! Portia was an amazing guide, very well informed and very nice. We could choose exactly what we wanted to see and learned a lot about Chinese culture and way of living. The lunch was typical Chinese food in picturesque environment. The trip in the car was very comfortable. We enjoyed the tour very very much!!! Thank you!!!
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Very efficient pre-tour contacts via...
riccardo.mollo
, Aug 2017
Very efficient pre-tour contacts via WeChat with Jenny made everything easy and smooth. If you book with them, try and ask for Apple to be your guide: she is professional, knowledgeable, and a lovely person. Jenny was available also for help in Shanghai after the tour. Remarkable experience.
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I was promptly contacted by Jenny's...
S H TAN
, Jun 2017
I was promptly contacted by Jenny's Shanghai Tour about my preference for the tour soon after booking. Emails and messages were promptly answered. Due to a slight change in our travel plan, we had to reschedule the tour. This was done without any fuss. Thank you. Our guide, Susie was very knowledgeable. My family of 6 adults including 2 elderly grandmothers, were met promptly at our hotel in the morning and were driven around in a spacious and comfortable coach. This was important as the road trip to Suzhou took nearly 2 hours. Susie was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of especially our grandmothers. Mineral water was provided to ensure our comfort. I highly recommend this tour.

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