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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

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Suzhou, China
Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Spare yourself the challenge of negotiating with boatmen and rickshaw drivers, and let your private guide do the heavy lifting on this classic Suzhou tour. Check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites as you tour the Lingering Garden and enjoy a private cruise down the Grand Canal. After a rickshaw ride, explore Shantang Street and Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill before your private driver drops you back.
  • Cruise Suzhou’s network of ancient canals in a private boat
  • Explore the 16th-century Lingering Garden, one of China’s greatest gardens
  • Learn about local life from your private guide as you ride a rickshaw
  • Relax with private 2-way transfers direct from your hotel or the station
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Suzhou Downtown Hotel or train station pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle
English and Chinese speaking tour guide
Bottled water
Entrance fees if you book the private tour options
Lunch if you book the all inclusive tour option
Private Boat ride & Private rickshaw ride if you book the private tour option

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
1). Pick up service can be arranged at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station.
2). Note: If you come from Shanghai, recommended timing: Arrival: around 9:30am, Departure: around 18:00pm. Suzhou train station is better, closer to Suzhou city center. FREE CHARGE of train station pick up & drop off service.

Departure Time

9:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Suzhou Train Station is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Private Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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A nice day
Paula H
, Sep 2018
Becky was a wonderful guide, felt like family. This was a very nice tour while in Suzhou. Enjoyed walking around the shops off the canal as well. Becky showed us a local place to eat which was perfect.

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