Enjoy the back garden of Shanghai on this 9-hour private tour of Suzhou and Tongli Water Village. Experience the primitive beauty of the Tongli Water Village and indulge yourself in a traditional Chinese lunch. Visit the Lingering Garden, one of the famous classic gardens of Suzhou and a local silk factory afterwards. At the end of your trip your driver will send you back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Itinerary

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 8:30 am. Our driver will take you all the way to the Tongli Water Village. Tongli Water Village is famous for its various canals and the whole village remains the features of the ancient Wu region town.

At the end of your visit you will have a lunch time featuring the local authentic Chinese cuisine. Try some unique dishes like the ‘ eight treasure duck’, a traditional Chinese dish, that is marinated, fried, and stuffed with 8 different ingredients (the ‘treasures’ or ‘ jewels’) before it’s steamed or braised till soft and falling off the bone.

Start your tour in the afternoon by visiting Shantang, whose original layout dated back to 1200 years ago. There you will see the featuring houses with white washed walls and black tiles and a canal running all along the street.

Continue your tour to the Lingering Garden, the most famous ancient garden of Suzhou, which was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this marvelous view by strolling the pathways.

Following your tour you will see a 100-year-old neighboring silk factory where you will find different processes of making silk: silk reeling, silk weaving, and finally the silk quilt making. Little by little you will witness the beautiful silk cloth coming into being.

At the end of your tour you driver will transfer you back to your centrally located hotel in Shanghai.

For a group that has more than 4 pax, please contact us for more information.

Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • All entrance fee
  • A delicious Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Any attractions/activities/shows that are not listed in the itinerary

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Departure time is flexible from 7am to 9am.
  • Please specify your preferred pickup time upon booking
Departure point
The lobby of your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
Departure time
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Duration
5 hours (approx.)
Private Tour for 1 Person Full day private tour to Suzhou and ancient water town Zhouzhuang. Min 1 booking.Entrance fees, private guide and transfer service, lunch are all inclusive (optional boat ride at your own cost). From USD  $488
Private Tour for 2 People Full day private tour to Suzhou and ancient water town Zhouzhuang. Min 2 booking.Entrance fees, private guide and transfer service, lunch are all inclusive (optional boat ride at your own cost). From USD  $258
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Private Tour for 5-6 People Full day private tour to Suzhou and ancient water town Zhouzhuang. Min 5-6 booking.Entrance fees, private guide and transfer service, lunch are all inclusive (optional boat ride at your own cost). From USD  $148
Private Tour for 7-8  People Full day private tour to Suzhou and ancient water town Zhouzhuang. Min 7-8 booking.Entrance fees, private guide and transfer service, lunch are all inclusive (optional boat ride at your own cost). From USD  $128
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For a group that has more than 10 pax, please contact us for more information.