Half Day Suzhou City Tour And Tongli Water Town Visit

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Between 9:00am to 9:30am, or based on your train schedule form Shanghai City
  • Departure Details :
    Your Suzhou city Hotel or Suzhou Train station (If you plan to go back to Shanghai after the tour, you are recommend to book the train ticket that leaves for Shanghai at around 17:30-18:00)

Overview

This tour will help you to explore Suzhou gardens and one of the most impressive Tongli water town in Suzhou. Wander through the trails and portals of Lingering garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty, visit Suzhou museum to learn the profound history of Suzhou, learn silk culture and how the silk was made into fabric in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, walk around the Tongli water town to experience the old lifestyle of ancient China and the tranquil beauty.

Inclusions

  • Railway station pickup and drop-offat Suzhou railway station
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English & Chinese speaking tour guide
  • Private city transfer in Suzhou

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Round way train ticket
  • Boat Ride 

Know More about this tour

Pick up service is arranged at the exit of Suzhou train station or your city hotel in Suzhou.

Your day tour starts at theLingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Next head toSuzhou Museum. It has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006. Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. It enhances the protection of Suzhou cultural heritages, and enables Suzhou Museum to turn on a new page.

TheNo.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

Tongli Water Town:At last, drive you to Tongli, it is one of most famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli occupies an area of 51 square miles (133 square kilometers) with a population of 55,000. The city is separated by 15 rivers into seven islets, which are connected through 49 ancient bridges. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals. Tongli is located a short drive from Suzhou and about an hour drive outside of Shanghai. Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a museum of ancient architectures as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.

Drive you back to Suzhou train station or drop you off at Suzhou hotel after the tour is concluded.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Round way train tickets are not included. (The best way is you can ask your hotel in Shanghai help you by the round way train tickets)

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.