Private Day Trip: Suzhou From Shanghai

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Shanghai hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Discover some of China's finest classical gardens and the ancient silk heritage of Suzhou on this 8.5-hour private day trip from Shanghai. Visit the UNESCO-listed Humble Administrator's Garden and Garden of the Master of the Nets, and discover Suzhou's silk heritage at the city's Silk museum.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

Your private driver/guide will collect you from your central Shanghai hotel at 8:30am. Drive in climate-controlled comfort for around an hour and 40 minutes to Suzhou, an ancient canal city that's perhaps most famous for silk and the classical gardens that hold their own UNESCO World Heritage listing.

Your first stop is the Net Master's Garden, the smallest of Suzhou's classical gardens, but one of the most beautiful. First laid out in the twelfth century AD, its artful warren of courtyards create a deceptive illusion of space.

It's just a short drive to the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest of Suzhou's classical gardens and very far from humble! The 12.8-acre (5.2-hectare) garden, first built in 1509, is full of a bewitching array of lotus ponds, bamboo groves, elegant bridges, and shady pavilions perfect for wandering in.

After enjoying a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), you'll drive a short way to the Suzhou Silk museum. Here you can see the entire journey that goes into making a piece of silk, from the silkworm to the loom to a workshop with artisans creating beautiful embroidered pieces, as well as historic pieces of fine silk. Suzhou silk embroidery can take years of hard work to complete and command astronomical prices.

You'll leave Suzhou around 3:20pm, arriving back at your hotel around 5pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Shanghai hotels
  • Private driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Surcharge applies to pickup from locations other than central Shanghai hotels

We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.

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