One Day Private Tour to Suzhou and Tongli from Shanghai


Tour Type:
Private Tour
Location Visited:
Humble Administrator's Garden, Grand Canal Boating, No.1 Silk Mill, Tongli Water Town, Jiayin Hall, Tuisi Garden
1 Day
Physical Rating:
Finishing Point:
Your Shanghai Hotel
Pick-up Point:
Your Shanghai Hotel
Payment Methods:
Credit Card/Wire Transfer
Best Time to Go:
Whole Year Around


Day 1

Our English-speaking guide and private driver will meet you at your Shanghai hotel at around 8:00 am (or your convenient time) then head for Suzhou and Tongli.

Let's start the tour with the largest private garden in Suzhou--Humble Administrator's Garden. Bamboo fences, thatched pavilions, humble cottages and the natural scenery display simple but elegant style of the garden.

Later, explore Suzhou Grand Canal by boat. The boat ride takes you past nice scenery like tree-lined river banks, humpbacked bridges, ancient city gates, and old low-rise houses dotted with red lanterns or residents' laundry.

Then head for Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill to see how the sleek silk made from the silkworm cocoon.

After half an hour's driving from Suzhou, we then come to the over-1,000-year-old Tongli Water Town. You can flexibly explore this tranquil town in your own way and cover the spots that interest you. Main draws of the town are as follows.

Jiayin Hall is a good example of the traditional heritage with its intricate carvings collection and rich Chinese cultural connotations behind them.

Tongli is a town of bridges. Among the 49 bridges in the town, the three most famous are Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) that carry the locals' kind wishes for peace, fortune, happiness and heath whenever walking over them.

Tuisi Garden, built between 1885 and 1887, is nice for a stroll and for exploring the theory of harmony of the garden designer in the layout of pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries and ponds.

Conclude the water town tour by transferring back to your Shanghai hotel or getting off at your desired spot in city center.

Package Details


  • Private English-speaking guide in land tour
  • Private driver and air-conditioned vehicle in land tour
  • All admissions to spots and activities listed in the above itinerary


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance


Group Size 1 Person 2-5 Person 6-9 Person
Price Per Person 221 131 80
  • Prices are per person in U.S. dollars.
  • Child (3-11 years): 40% off adult price.
  • Infant (0-2 years): free (Infants are not entitled to their own seat).
  • See payment guide

Service Start: days
Group Members: Adults (12+)        Children (2-12 yrs)          Infants (0-2 yrs)
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Notes or Special Request

Friendly Tips

  • 1. Mosquito repellent is advised to bring along when you tour the lush Suzhou gardens in summer.
  • 2. The new Suzhou Museum that was designed by the architects--Leoh Ming Pei is located next to Humble Administrator's Garden.
  • 3. Master-of-Nets Garden at night gives some traditional performances like the Kun opera, Suzhou dialect show of storytelling and ballad singing, etc.
  • 4. Most Suzhou cuisines can be found in Guanqian Jie area (观前街) and Panmen Gate area (盘门).
  • 5. If you want to add more luster to your Tongli Water Town photos, light-colored wear rather than the dark one is suggested for the former tends to more go with bleak old town setting.

We Guarantee

We Guarantee:

Reliable Partner:

We only select the local experienced tour company to assure you a safe and easy tour.

Formal Travel contract:

On reservation, we will send you a travel confirmation with the local operator's contact information.

Complaint Solution:

We are under the supervision of National Tourism Administration of the People's Republic of China and Guilin Municipal Tourism Bureau. If you receive unsatisfying service and not satisfied with our settlement, you can issue a complaint to both of these two official travel organizations.



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