Where modern and traditional world meet. See the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Suzhou is a very special city. It has important historical significance and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is often called "heaven on earth".
Suzhou offers many attractions such as rivers, hills, historic temples, beautiful ancient towns and unique gardens. Suzhou gardens are on the UNESCO's world heritage list.
The top sights are Lingering Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden, The Grand Canal, Tiger Hill and Tongli Water Town. Already in the 13th century Suzhou was one of the place that was visited by Marco Polo because in that time Suzhou was famous for silk production, and also nowadays Suzhou is still a real Silk center.
But there is also an other Suzhou, the fast growing modern city. One of the biggest manufacturing area's in the world. Around Jinji lake arises a modern city.
In this tour we will visit both part, with main focus on the traditional parts.
This is one of my standard Shore Excursion Tour, but if you like I can customize it to your wishes. Please inquire for larger group.
The Suzhou tour has an early pick up time because we will do a lot of traveling. Please contact me to discus options if you arrive later during the day in Shanghai
Program for the day is:
- Preferably at 8 am I will pick you up from your Cruise Passenger Terminal or from your hotel if you stay in
- We will travel to Suzhou with private luxury car with air-con
- First stop in Suzhou is Humble Administrators Garden
- We visit historical city center of Suzhou
- Go to Lingering garden
- Visit Tiger Hill
- Take metro to Tongli water town
- Return to Shanghai with private car.
- Bring you back to Passenger Terminal or to your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from Cruise Passenger Terminal or from your hotel if you stay in Shanghai.
End location: I will bring you back to the Cruise Passenger Terminal or to your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours
In this tour we will travel to Suzhou. Distance is around 100 km. Most of the time we will drive over Highway. But traffic in Shanghai can be very busy. It will take us around 1.15 to get to Suzhou.
We will travel with luxury private car with A/C.
In Suzhou and Tongli we will walk.
- My private guiding and interpreter service.
- Cost of transportation with private luxury car with A/C
Estimated Local Cash Needed
320 Yuan - You need local payment for lunch, entrance fees and for personal purchases.
320 Yuan = roughly $50 USD
- Lunch and drinks
- Entry fees
- Boat tour
- Any personal purchases
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.