Private Suzhou Garden Exploration Day Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    If you come back to Shanghai after the tour, we recoomend you buy the train ticket leaves for Shanghai at around 17:30-18:00.

Overview

Suzhou, the garden of City, is famous for Chinese classic gardens. This Garden Exploration Day Tour will give you unique tour experience to tour Chinese gardens in one day. Explore the most famous as well as the largest garden in Suzhou--Humble Administrators Garden, appreciate the architectural splendor of Master of Nets Garden. Visit Ouyuan garden to feel the tranquil beauty and special elements for gardens. Continue to visit Canglang Pavilion, the oldest garden in Suzhou. You also have a chance to see how the silk made into fabric, products in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

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

Know More about this tour

In the morning, you will be greeted by our tour guide at the exit of Suzhou Train Station with a welcome signage or at your Suzhou Hotel

Your tour starts withThe Humble Administrators Garden, it isthe largest private garden in Suzhou, which was listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

Next you will visitThe Master of Nets Garden, whichis the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, but it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an impressive garden and nightly Kunqu opera performances, but its best known for its architectural splendor. The garden is especially fancied by overseas visitors and is praised as the most ornate and intact private gardens in Suzhou.

After lunch, move toOuyuan, also refer toCouple's Retreat Garden. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key cultural relic under state protection. This garden despite its narrow width features an artificial hill made from rock brought from Taihu Lake. Different from other Suzhou garden, the layout of the Couple's Retreat Garden is designed purposely. Not only it is a representation of Suzhou garden, but also it has its unique elements which is rooted in profound and broad Chinese culture.

Continue your tour to Canglang Pavilion, another UNESCO World Heritage Site it variously translated as Surging Wave Pavilion. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden).

The last stop isSuzhou No. 1 Silk Mill.Suzhouhas a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

After the tour, drive you back to Suzhou train station and the tour ends.

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.