Suzhou & Tongli Water Town Trip from Shanghai

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  • City sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • duration 9 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Shanghai, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
  • Lose yourself in the tranquility of Suzhou most renowned Chinese classical garden
  • Explore the old town of Suzhour on the back of a tricycle rickshaw
  • Visit the largest classical garden and ancient water town of Tongli
Densely packed with tranquil and elegant classical Chinese gardens alongside narrow waterways, Suzhou is a slice of China preserved from the ever-encroaching concrete cityscape. Historically renowned for its art and elegance, the ancient city is a window to the beauty of Chinese high culture.

Start your journey with a drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. During the hour and a half drive, your guide will briefly introduce you to Suzhou City, praised as the Oriental Venice.

In Suzhou, begin the tour with a visit to the Humble Administrator's Garden, the most renowned classical garden in the city. Then, make your way to the Suzhou old town. Be transported to ancient China as you ride past one ancient structure after another on the back of a cycle rickshaw.

Later in the day, head to the ancient town of Tongli. Renowned for its intricate canal systems, the water town has been able to preserve its long history. It’s a wonderful place to take in the old-timey charm and glamour of China along the expansive Yangtze River.

At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel in downtown Shanghai.
5 - Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
  • Karen
  • From England
  • On Nov 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Karen's review for another Travel China Guide tour
“My husband and I were both very impressed with all arrangements on our tour of China. The guides were all really helpful and knowledgeable, and made everything run smoothly - not easy when there were so many planes and trains involved.

Thanks particularly to LJ in Guilin who arranged for some ginger tea to be made by the hotel when my husband was ill. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and have come home feeling we have a much better understanding of this huge and fascinating country.”
  • Debbie
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Debbie's review for another Travel China Guide tour
“From the planning stages and inquiries to the final details while on tour, Travel China Guide provided excellent and prompt service. On tour the guides were all extremely capable, friendly and attentive. Every detail of our trip fell in to place perfectly on time and in order. We were more than very pleased with the quality of accommodation and the food and restaurants chosen were amazingly good.We saw so much more than we had expected to. The "no shopping tour" lived up to its name. An excellent tour and company.”
  • Stanley
  • From USA
  • On Sep 30 2018
5 - Excellent
Stanley's review for another Travel China Guide tour
“Travel China Guide made our 8-day tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai worry-free! From drivers to someone just picking us up at the airport, we felt safe and well-looked after every step of the way. This was the first time our children had been to China so that was extremely important to us. Each tour guide had a unique perspective of their city and its history. We really appreciated John(Beijing) for his honesty, Susan(Xian) for her kindness, and Mulan(Shanghai) for her obliging nature. Mulan accommodated us when wanted to divert from the itinerary and go shopping instead; she not only accompanied us, but bargained with vendors on our behalf.”
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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Other Practical InformationPlease wear comfortable walking shoes. Infant Price: For an infant under the age of two, this tour is free of charge. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the city center area.
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