Private: One-Day Suzhou and Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Private: One-Day Suzhou and Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Spend only one day visiting the most exquisite water town in China and learning about ancient garden style in Suzhou. We help you avoid the crowds and enjoy the scenery at a relaxing tempo. Round transfers are included.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China

8:30 – 10:30 Let’s Go!

Your private tour guide and driver will transfer you from Shanghai to the Lingering Garden in Suzhou. Feel free to ask your tour guide any questions about China. You can also take a rest on the car.

10:30 – 11:40 Lingering Garden

Known as one of the top four ancient gardens in China and a world heritage listed by UNESCO, the Lingering Garden is a must-visit attraction in Suzhou. The plants, pavilions, pools and rockery are the highlights in the garden. Sometimes there may be flower festivals in the garden. Besides, there is a garden museum, where you can learn about the history of ancient Chinese gardens.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China

11:40 – 12:10 Rickshaw Tour on Shantang Street

Hop on a traditional Chinese rickshaw and set off along Shantang Cultural Street, a historical site in Suzhou. All old houses on the road were built beside a small river. Some of them are now bars or art shops. You can admire both water town view and art work on your rickshaw.

12:20 – 13:20 Local Lunch

We recommended you have lunch in a dumpling restaurant. It is small but the food is delicious. However, feel free to tell us if you have other ideas.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

14:10 – 16:30 Tongli Water Town Exploration

After 40 minutes’ car ride, you will arrive at Tongli Water Town, the highlights of today’s tour. The Tongli Water Town is smaller compared to other water towns near Shanghai, but its water town view is second to none. It is said walking through the three small bridges in the water town will bring good luck to you. Besides the water town view and culture, the Tuisi Garden is another factor to make Tongli a better option than other water towns, because the garden is a world heritage site. Compared to other ancient gardens in Suzhou, it is smaller but more exquisite. After the tour, you will be transferred to the city of Shanghai, which takes around two hours.

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Bookings placed less than 3 days prior to your departure date is subject to availability"
"A maximum of 12 people per booking"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Hora de Inicio: 8:30 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Suzhou city and Tongli Water Town
Directions: Tour departs from your hotel or the place you stay in Shanghai
Return point: Tour ends at your hotel or the place you stay in Shanghai

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Necessary transfers during the tour
  • A local private English-speaking guide
  • A private air-conditioned car or van, according to the size of your group number, with a local driver
  • Local meals listed in the itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Lingering Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Shantang Street
  • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town

No Incluye

  • Tips and gratuities to guide or driver (recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals or drinks not listed in the itinerary
  • Any attractions/activities/shows not listed in the itinerary


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