Private Suzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By Bullet Train With All Inclusive Option

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel or airbnb in Shanghai City
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the beautiful city Suzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour from Shanghai. Departing at 9:30am at your Shanghai hotel, you will be accompanied by your private guide to discover the beautiful garden, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal. You will learn about the history behind 3rd-century at ancient Panmen Gate and take a ride of the rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road if you like.


Comprehensive tour of the city

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

You will depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic drive to the Master Net garden in Suzhou city. Upon arrival, you will stroll around old houses, ponds, and walkways inside the garden. The garden is considered the model of the modern Chinese Garden. Sitting in the pavilion beside the pond, you will fell like stepping back in history.

From Master Net Garden, you will enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the old Grand Canal. The ancient households and the old city gate wall are along the riverside, and you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China. You will then head to the Panmen Gate. It is claimed to be the oldest ancient water and land gate in the world for the purpose of defense against enemy armies. You will wander around the park see the well maintained gate all as well as the pagodas.

Refuel with a traditional Chinese lunch after Panmen Gate. In the afternoon, you will visit the Pingjiang Road, which is a beautiful old street beside the canal. You will take a private rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road, where the driver will take you up and down old streets to see the lifestyle of people and the district.

The tour concludes with a rideback to your Shanghai hotel.


Private guide

Transport by private vehicle in both Shanghai and Suzhou

Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown shanghai

Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road, Boat Ride and 1 Garden entrance fee (for All Inclusive Package)

Local lunch (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Boat ticket on the Grand Canal (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)

Round trip bullet train ticket

Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden

Entry/Admission - Panmen Gate

Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal


Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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  • 08-Jan-2020

    I had a great side trip to Suzhou, guided by Caroline! Normally, I like to research extensively and handle all the logistics myself, but time was short this trip, so I decided to spring for a guided tour (I figure this would also help support local guides). I’m really glad I did this, as not only were the train tickets taken care of (and the Chinese train station logistics explained), but also the transport in Suzhou (the boat trip, bicycle rickshaw, and car). I do want to go back, so I’ll be better prepared next time. Due to construction on the Grand Canal, we took a smaller boat on one of the side canals, which I think was better and we got a more personal boat ride, as the gondolier told us some of the history of the area and sang some Chinese songs for us while propelling our boat along! Caroline was a knowledgeable guide, and her expertise helped me get the most out of the day in Suzhou. Besides the gardens, I also enjoyed the shopping streets, something that I normally would avoid in a tourist destination, but the ones in Suzhou we went through are really charming, especially when the lanterns are lit up in the evening. Had a great time!

  • 01-Jan-2020

    Our tour to Suzhou was great. On time, both drivers very safe and capable and condition of vehicles excellent. Our guide Caroline was friendly, cheerful, fun and informative and very tolerant and kind - she is an asset to your company. Overall, the experience was very good from beginning to end. Riding the bullet train, our gondola canal tour, the beautiful gardens and delicious lunch made for a great day. We would highly recommend this tour. Marise and Brian (Melbourne)

  • 01-Jan-2020

    Had a great day with Berlin on the day trip to Suzhou! She was very knowledgeable and showed us lots of lovely sites. Took the bullet train from Shanghai which was very fast. First stop was the City Gate, then lunch which was very tasty, then the Humble Administrator’s Garden and a fishing village where we had dessert and soup dumplings. We even had a nice boat ride in the river and bicycle carriage. I would highly recommend this tour for a nice quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

  • 29-Dec-2019

    In the morning, Ms. Caroline pick us up to the bus, go to the garden, the canal, pingjiang road, and its so fun. And caroline's guide is so pretty well, and the guide is very attractive, well knowed the place we visited.

  • 01-Dec-2019

    My group consisted of my husband, myself and my 8 year old son. The day tour started with our guide Caroline, greeting us cheerfully at the lobby at the scheduled time. The driver was already waiting, and the car was spacious and clean. We took first class seats on the bullet train to Suzhou. Throughout the day Caroline brought us on our planned itinerary, and gave us flexibility to spend more or less time at each place of attraction as per our interest. She even climbed a pagoda with us when we expressed interest to do so. Caroline was well informed and gave us an interesting commentary at each historical site. She was a decent photographer - we had more family photos taken today than any other day. My son had a great time even though there were plenty of long walks, given we could rest whenever we wanted. The trishaw ride was fun for him and the restaurant we were brought to for lunch served very delicious food. That made him very happy too. I'd say we felt the money well spent and would recommend this private tour for other families with young children.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Daisy was waiting for us at 09.00 in the hotel lobby, we were taken by taxi to Shanghai station and took the bullet train to Suzhou. We spent the whole day in Suzhou including rickshaw ride, authentic Chinese meal and private water cruise, returning to hotel in Shanghai at around 19.00. Very impressed with tour and Daisy as a tour guide. Would have liked a little more time for shopping.

  • 24-Nov-2019

    Daisy was waiting for us at 09.00 in the hotel lobby, we were taken by taxi to Shanghai station and took the bullet train to Suzhou. We spent the whole day in Suzhou including rickshaw ride, authentic Chinese meal and private water cruise, returning to hotel in Shanghai at around 19.00. Very impressed with tour and Daisy as a tour guide. Would have liked a little more time for shopping.

  • 24-Nov-2019

    Su Zhou is a beautiful city full of classical gardens. The old town is charming and the atmosphere is calming and serene despite the traffic and crowds. It's just 1/2 hour from shanghai by bullet train which is the best way to travel there. Clean efficient and punctual. The food there is amazing especially the snacks , some of which are made freshly. Daisy , my guide , made this trip seamless .. I was met at the hotel, whisked to the train station, stepped into the train and was in Su Zhou in minutes. She seemed somewhat aloof initially but warmed up quickly and we got along great. She was conversant in English and mandarin. Daisy was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We visited the main sights in Su Zhou, rode on a tricycle and went on a boat ride . We had a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant , tried chestnuts, chicken feet and some roast meat along the way. She was also very caring and helpful. As it drizzled and was getting dark towards the end of our tour, she took extra care to make sure I didn't slip as we walked along the slippery lanes. It was a wonderful day out with a new friend!

  • 23-Nov-2019

    Caroline made our excursion very pleasurable. She had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable about the history of the gardens and various sites we visited. The day trip included a good variety of activities and an excellent lunch. Highly recommended.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    We booked via TripAdvisor the day before and were very pleased with Berlin’s hospitality, knowledge, and can-do attitude. As a family of 5 with 3 small kids (ages 8, 6, and 3), we needed to be able to self-pace, and needed someone who could really help us adapt to our sometimes arbitrary needs. Berlin delivered, and then some. She was warm, helpful, and guided us through the hidden gems in this lovely old town. I highly recommend this excursion if you’re looking for the best experience you can have on your own schedule, rather than being trooped through someone else’s itinerary. Nicely done, Berlin. Thank you.

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