Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai with Fast Train Option
  • Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai with Fast Train Option

    The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private full-day tour, which includes transportation on a bullet/fast train (or opt for private car and driver,) a customizable itinerary, and optional upgrades to include lunch and entrance fees.



    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Suzhou Center, Sanxiang Rd, Gusu Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China

    Your professional guide will pick up you at your downtown Shanghai hotel and travel to Suzhou with the transportation option you booked. If you book the fast train / Bullet train option, you will enjoy an exciting 30-minute train ride to Suzhou.

    Upon arrival, your fully customizable Suzhou day tour starts. Based on your interests, choose to visit one of the four most famous gardens in China-the Humble Administrator’s garden ,listed in the UNESCO World Heritage , it is the largest garden in Suzhou with classic south-east Ming Dynasty architecture , including the unique Taihu lake rock-hills, delicate pavilions, ponds , beautiful flowers, lush green trees and 150 different Bonsais. Appreciate the charming and elegance of the traditional Chinese garden while learning the interesting history, culture from your local knowledgeable guide.

    After that take a walk or rickshaw to Pingjiang historic Road, explore the “boutique canal street” full of interesting arts, old residences, crafts , local traditions etc. along the ancient Grand canal, immerse yourself in the beauty of the little “Oriental Venice”.

    Next take a break and treat yourself with a delightful local lunch, try some of the local popular dishes with the recommendation from your expert guide.

    Continue to have a fun afternoon adventure with your guide, based on your own preferences, you will have the option of visiting the 13th century Buddhist temple with classic garden complex , or you can choose to visit the interesting silk factory located in the old Japanese Concession where you will learn how famous Chinese silk is produced from the little silk worm to the garments. Or enjoy a relaxing boat ride along ancient canal to appreciate the typical southeast old houses and experience the true sights, sounds, scents of Suzhou along the old waterways.

    Depends on the time you have ,you may also visit China No.1 ancient street and enjoy the dynamic culture and fantastic water town scenery while walking up the “Fortune Bridge”, or take a look at the famous leaning Pagoda on the Tiger Hill , Panmen scenic area , Suzhou Museum or other famous garden such as Lingering garden , Master of the Nets Garden etc.

    After an enjoyable day, you will travel back to Shanghai with your guide with the convenient drop off at your downtown Shanghai hotel or other downtown area as per your request.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China

    During this one day Suzhou tour ,you will have opportunity to discover the amazing Suzhou classic gardens with your local expert guide based on your preferences

    Duration: 1 hour



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Children must be accompanied by an adult"
    "Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants (for fast train ticket reservation)"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      If your hotel is not listed, please mention while mak the booking as " My hotel is not listed" , we will contact you to confirm the pick up at your hotel.


    • Duración: 9 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Incluye

    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Shanghai area
    • Transportation: based on the your chosen tour option (see details upon booking)
    • Local tasty lunch( If "All inclusive tour " is booked)
    • Entrance fee to one garden( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)
    • Boat Ride in the canal ( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to the garden (If"All incluisve" option is not selected)
    • Lunch, food and drinks (if " All Inclusive "option is not booked)
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas (such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas, if your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meet at the downtown point)
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 41 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • utianski
      Publicado el Lunes, 11 de noviembre del 2019

      The tour experience with Sunny’s was extremely easy, from booking to drop off. Sunny had easily the best communication from the handful of tour companies we used throughout out trip. She e-mailed to make sure we both had the necessary information for a smooth tour. The tour was provided by Lily, who was truly exceptional. She made it feel as if we were hanging out with a very knowledgeable friend for the day. She was easy to listen to and to talk to, which is a true plus when you’re together for 9 hours. Her English is excellent. We had a private tour and she made the best effort to personalize it to our likes. There’s lots of flexibility in this tour and we really enjoyed the gardens and the feel of Suzhou. Will definitely be contacting Sunny’s for more tours on our next trip to Shanghai!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • jordanarmy1
      Publicado el Lunes, 19 de agosto del 2019

      Excellent private day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai with Rita!! Rita was absolutely the best!! So professional, KIND, and we had so much fun on our trip, she made us feel like Family!! We learned so much, made such amazing memories, and Rita took great care of us!! Rita also allowed us time to take pictures, and ordered us a magnificent lunch, we all shared together! She is an expert through and through, but more-so, she made this trip beyond memorable. Highly recommend this tour and Rita as tour guide!! You won't be disappointed! -- Love Lisa Johnson (Mom) and Jordan Johnson (Daughter)

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • jorabrica1
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      We couldn't believe how beautiful Suzhou was. There were 4 of us in a private van with a fantastic guide which was great because we didn't have to take the Train. Suzhou is The Venice of China....Beautiful!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Vanessa M
      Publicado el Domingo, 16 de junio del 2019
      This was a great way to see Suzhou. Sunny was my guide and she was very nice, knowledgeable ,and had great English.The bullet train ride was easy and quick. We saw Master of Nets garden, Panmen scenic area with Pagoda, Tiger Hill leaning Pagoda. We also took a boat ride to old town and had a tasty Sichuan lunch. I'd highly recommend this tour, especially for a solo traveler.
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jared Z
      Publicado el Martes, 30 de abril del 2019
      Our group of 4 booked this tour on fairly short notice... only about 36 hours in advance. Our tour guide Sunny was able to contact us the same night and confirm our pickup location and time for the next day. They were able to pick us up promptly when we requested, & directly from our Airbnb which was a few miles west from the city center... one less thing to worry about for an early morning! From there we headed out for ~1 hour ride in their roomy vehicle to Suzhou. Sunny was able to answer any questions we had about the city, culture, & surroundings as we passed through the various districts on our way to the first stop of the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou. The garden itself was beautiful, taking a few hours to peruse the entirety of the grounds... from start to finish Sunny was able to impart fun facts & aspects about the gardens that only a true seasoned professional would know, well beyond what touring the grounds alone could offer. From there we stopped off for lunch; Sunny asked us what we were hungry for and offered suggestions to experience true local Suzhou cuisine with all of her favorite dishes... our favorite was squirrelfish right from the Suzhou river, yum!! After our lunch Sunny gave us the option to tour a local silk factory or the famous pagoda; we chose the silk factory and had a great time learning how the silk is processed & made into all the products they offer in the gift shop afterwards. Finally, we opted to walk the canals of Suzhou with Sunny giving us, again, great recommendations on what to eat, local favorites, sharing her food with us, and acting the part of translator when we needed it. We walked the canals for as long as Sunny let us, never holding us to a strict time when the 'official tour time' would be over and letting us take our time wherever we went. In the end, once we reached the end of the canals, she had her driver pick us up for the ride home. Sunny & her driver were able to accommodate our schedules the entire trip - from wanting to stop for coffee / bathroom right when we arrived, to being patient as we took pictures at our own pace throughout the tour (we had 3 photographers on the trip, so everyone took a long time to get their 'perfect shots'). Sunny's great personality, sense of humor, and vast knowledge about the gardens, silk factory, & canals were truly impressive, and I would recommend taking any tour she is a part of. Truly a great experience for my friends & I during our stay in Shanghai!!
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eddie L
      Publicado el Jueves, 03 de enero del 2019

      The temperature on the day was -6 Celcius in Zuchou. Very cold though it was not snowing. The bullet train journeys to and back was only about 25 minutes each way from Shanghai Train Station. Wished it was Meglev train currently the fastest on earth but they only depart from Hongqiao Train Station. The guide Rita, a small lady from Sunny, spoke American English, had looked after us start to finish from our Hotel at the Bund. The Humble Garden was fantastic. I think it would be better during Spring/Summer but we had enjoyed what we had seen as it was not crowded and we were able to take a lot of photos without too many people in the background. She took us to a lovely restaurant in town and we had a good lunch. After lunch we had a short boat ride in a local canal village. It was wonderful. Next time we would try Zhouzhuang or Tongli or even Wuzhen. When we finished the boat ride, we had a little stroll along the water canal village and it was wonderful. If not because of the cold weather, we could have visited another section of the village but we preferred the warmth in the train station so we decided to leave earlier waiting for our train back to Shanghai. Overall it was a wonderful and joyous trip to Suzhou from Shanghai.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kim F
      Publicado el Lunes, 17 de diciembre del 2018
      My mother and I had a wonderful experience on our day tour to Suzhou with Lily at Sunny Tours. They were very communicative emailing us before the trip and confirming with us the time and place we would meet. Lily met us in the lobby of our hotel and took us on the speed train to Suzhou. She was really sweet, knowledgeable, funny and patient. The places we visited were really great as well. At the end of the tour she brought us right back to our hotel. It was definitely a highlight of our trip! My mom and I would definitely recommend the trip with Sunny!
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lisa S
      Publicado el Martes, 23 de octubre del 2018

      Annie from Sunny Tours met us at our hotel and was our guide the entire day. We rode the bullet train to Suzhou and took taxis/Ubers as needed. She asked us what we wanted to see and gave us additional suggestions. Her English is outstanding and she gave us a most interesting and informative day. Our transportation needs were smooth and efficient. Lunch at a local restaurant was delicious. We toured the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum, ate lunch, toured Taoist and Buddhist temples, and took a wonderful ride along Grand Canal. I injured my knee two days before and was concerned about walking; Annie watched for and pointed out possible tripping hazards, which I really appreciated. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and learned quite a bit about historical and modern life in Shanghai and Suzhou.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Robin S
      Publicado el Lunes, 13 de agosto del 2018

      Our tour guide, Sunny, certainly lives up to her name! She was a fantastic guide, with a great personality, and had SO much information to share. Sunny definitely knows the ins and out of the city of Suzhou, and helped us get around from one place to the other with ease, and no time-pressure at all. She even helped us to get back and forth from our hotel, since we were staying over one night after the tour. She answered all of our many questions, helped the boys while shopping in a well-known and popular athletic brand store that we passed in our travels, and took us to a nice place for a wonderful lunch. Beautiful gardens and lovely historic architecture to see everywhere! Despite the intense heat that day, she was cool and co-ordinated. We will definitely book another tour with her to another city soon!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • cktom24
      Publicado el Lunes, 18 de junio del 2018

      A fabulous all day tour of Suzhou!
      My family and I were met at our hotel in Shanghai's Bund District by a spry and super upbeat tour guide named Lily. She and a wonderful driver whisked us away in a very clean and comfortable passenger van. Upon arrival into Suzhou, we began with a tour of sprawling and enchanting garden. Lily was half full of information and her delivery was more old friend than jaded tour guide. We then had lunch in a bustling food district that was as interesting as any part of the tour. The food choices were immense and we let Lily choose an authentic table service restaurant for my family. The conversation was pleasant and educational. The tour continued at a pace we were able to dictate and Lily remained informative and always warm hearted.
      I would highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kathryn E
      Publicado el Lunes, 18 de junio del 2018

      My sister and I wanted to see our Great Grandfathers statue and building which he helped found at Suzhou Univ. Sunny, of Sunny Tours, was wonderful in trying to help my sister and me find out information about Suzhou University but getting a phone number was short of impossible. She assigned Fei Fei as our tour guide and this lovely lady was amazing. She was persistent in trying to get a phone number but ran into the same walls of disconnected numbers, wrong numbers, or fax numbers. She convinced a security guard to allow us to enter the Univ grounds and helped find locations such as Anderson Hall, found a Historical Museum with additional information, and as were were leaving we ran into the Assistant to the President and Fei Fei explained to her who we were and why we were there. Without her help we may have not been allowed onto the grounds at all. We later had a yummy lunch and took a canal boat ride that was very enjoyable.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jesper A
      Publicado el Domingo, 10 de junio del 2018

      We had a great experience on our personal tour with Lily. The process was very smooth from pick up to drop off. Lily had a lot of great insight into the history of the area and we also really enjoyed having lunch with her and learning a lot more about life in China. The gardens, pagoda and water tours were very interesting to see. I fully recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • dtcaulfield
      Publicado el Martes, 22 de mayo del 2018

      This tour is a must! The tour guide, Sunny, was not only very knowledgeable, but also very friendly and engaging. Without a doubt Sunny made the day a memorable occasion. Her English is excellent.The day includes a number of separate sightseeing activities, but is done at a relaxed pace that enables the tourist to get good knowledge of what they are visiting.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Patricia B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de marzo del 2018

      My husband and I both want to give a testimonial to Lily who was an amazing guide; prompt, professional, charming and informative. This was our first trip to China and booking a tour with Lily on day 2 really helped us get oriented. Great tour in Suzhou + Lily does other tours as well. Super trip!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Elizabeth S
      Publicado el Sábado, 16 de diciembre del 2017

      Sunny was an absolute delight. She was so friendly and knowledgeable- we would highly recommend taking any tour you can with Sunny!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Bianca Claudine R
      Publicado el Lunes, 04 de diciembre del 2017

      Having this tour was the best decision that we made in our trip to China. The entire process was very pleasant, since the first contact with Sunny, that gave us some valuable information to prepare us for the tour, to the whole day that we spent with Lily. Suzhou's Humble Administrators garden is our favorite part but having Lily's inputs on the cultural background, having the opportunity to learn from her about China, Chinese community is by far the most enriched experience that we brought home. Also, the local restaurant was amazing, we had the best meal in the entire trip and, as a bonus, Lily also explained how to use the subway, which was very helpful on our remaining days in Shanghai. My husband and I not only recommend you to do this tour but also that you do it at the beginning of your trip, it'll make a huge difference on your understanding of the things that you see.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Margaret S
      Publicado el Viernes, 01 de diciembre del 2017

      On our third trip to China for business, my husband and I booked a day trip to Suzhou before our tradeshow and looked forward to experiencing a fun day. We were NOT disappointed! Our guide, Lily, was phenomenal! This well educated young lady was humourous, energetic + personable. Highly recommended!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Candice W
      Publicado el Martes, 28 de noviembre del 2017

      I really enjoyed many aspects of the tour and I highly recommend it . Our tour guide Lily was terrific she had a great sense of fun and humor and was very knowledgable. She met us at the hotel and we drove to train station. She picked up tickets we didn't really do anything it was all quite hassle free. Train was amazing clean timely and fast. We first went to the garden in Suzhou, perhaps the most lovely garden that I have seen. Very classic with large bonsai garden. Next we went to silk factory and I was prepared for the tourist oversell push but wasn't really that way at all , it is a smaller more traditional factory and therefore not too commercial. We also had a great vegetarian meal perhaps one of the best I have ever had . Beautiful preparation. We also took ride back through the canals through the back into town to board the train. Very nice day filled with way to see the quiet areas around Shanghai where the locals go. We were very pleased with the tour and our tour guide. While I feel very safe in China it can be overwhelming when you are not accompanied with a someone who speaks Chinese especially as mass transport areas. Lilly our guide was just a wonderful guide and very attentive .

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ranganathan J
      Publicado el Viernes, 24 de noviembre del 2017

      Great one day trip and enjoy history

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ray M
      Publicado el Martes, 14 de noviembre del 2017

      We had a private trip to Suzhou on the 26th Oct and it was fantastic. The professionalism of the guide Lily was excellent from contacting us the day before to clarify what time we would be picked up at hotel .... I can honestly say that for all the trips I have done whilst abroad this was the best - and this was down to Lily - she was so well organised ... Her English is excellent with a good sense of humour .... Her knowledge on the area gave us an excellent insight into Suzhou ... Our lunch was excellent thanks to lily taking her time to find out our likes and dislikes with the food .... She explained everything along the way .... I would highly recommend this trip and on any future trips we do on return to Shanghai .... We will ask for Lily .... She made our trip and our day ..... Many happy memories... Please pass on our thanks to Lily ... Thankyou

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Janice S
      Publicado el Viernes, 10 de noviembre del 2017

      This trip was great and our tour guide, Sunny, was excellent! We particularly loved the Humble Administrator's Garden and the tour of a working silk factory. The boat trip down the canal to see the old water city houses was peaceful and fascinating. Very worthwhile day spent in Suzhou.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Barbara K
      Publicado el Sábado, 28 de octubre del 2017

      My guide was Lily. She planned the trip in great detail. We took a train, and in the Suzhou Lily very efficiently organized taxi transport, flexibly adjusting to the plan of the trip. Lily knew a lot about the places we visited, and talked a lot about Chinese customs and traditions. Lily invited me to a local restaurant and I had the opportunity to try local delicacies. I highly recommend this type of tour of the Shanghai area.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jamie
      Publicado el Lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017

      This tour was a really great day trip out of Shanghai! Sunny was a fantastic guide; very organized, knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks you so much for a day well-spent!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eric B
      Publicado el Domingo, 08 de octubre del 2017

      I would highly recommend Sunny Tours for a private tourwith just me so it was only 1 person. My full day out to Suzhou with my guide Annie was wonderful even with the less than perfect weather in Shanghai. We toured through the gardens, changed it up a bit at my request to go to Tiger Hill which was great, had a fun lunch but I think the best part was just talking to Annie and learning more about living in Shanghai and her experiences. Also, as a woman traveling for business, I really wanted to have another woman as a tour guide. The whole experience from being picked up at the hotel, train ride, etc was very smooth and just a great way to end a business trip.

        Calificación General: 10/10
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