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Private Garden Exploration Day Tour of Picturesque Suzhou

Private Garden Exploration Day Tour of Picturesque Suzhou - Suzhou, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$73.00

Suzhou, the garden of City, is famous for Chinese classic gardens. This Garden Exploration Day Tour will give you unique tour experience to tour Chinese gardens in one day ... More info ›

Suzhou, the garden of City, is famous for Chinese classic gardens. This Garden Exploration Day Tour will give you unique tour experience to tour Chinese gardens in one day. Explore the most famous as well as the largest garden in Suzhou--Humble Administrator’s Garden, appreciate the architectural splendor of Master of Nets Garden. Visit Ouyuan garden to feel the tranquil beauty and special elements for gardens. Continue to visit Canglang Pavilion, the oldest garden in Suzhou. You also have a chance to see how the silk made into fabric, products in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.

Your tour starts with The Humble Administrator’s Garden, it is the largest private garden in Suzhou, which was listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the Summer Palace, Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde and Lingering Garden of Suzhou. The art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation. It represents the historical characteristics and achievements of south-east China's private gardens.

 

Next you will visit The Master of Nets Garden, which is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, but it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an impressive garden and nightly Kunqu opera performances, but it’s best known for its architectural splendor. The garden is especially fancied by overseas visitors and is praised as the most ornate and intact private gardens in Suzhou.

 

After lunch, move to Ouyuan, also refer to Couple's Retreat Garden. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key cultural relic under state protection. This garden despite its narrow width features an artificial hill made from rock brought from Taihu Lake. Different from other Suzhou garden, the layout of the Couple's Retreat Garden is designed purposely. Not only it is a representation of Suzhou garden, but also it has its unique elements which is rooted in profound and broad Chinese culture.

 

Continue your tour to Canglang Pavilion, another UNESCO World Heritage Site it variously translated as Surging Wave Pavilion. It is the oldest among the existing classical gardens in Suzhou and also one of the four most famous gardens in the city -- the others being the Shizilin (Lion Grove), Zhuozhengyuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Liuyuan (Lingering Garden).

The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

After the tour, drive you back to your hotel or Suzhou train station and the tour ends.

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Private Suzhou Classic Tour--Full Day Tour

Private Suzhou Classic Tour--Full Day Tour - Suzhou, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$56.00

This full-day classic tour will take you to explore the heavenly city--Suzhou, also get the fame of "the garden of city". Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groved at the Lingering Garden, one of four most famous classic gardens in China, and explore the Hanshan Temple's charm ... More info ›

This full-day classic tour will take you to explore the heavenly city--Suzhou, also get the fame of "the garden of city". Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groved at the Lingering Garden, one of four most famous classic gardens in China, and explore the Hanshan Temple's charm. Visit Panmen gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou from our local guide, take a pleasant stroll down Pingjiang Historic Street, move on to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory to see how silk made into products.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.

First, visit Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.

 

Next stop is Panmen Gate, which is a historical landmark in Suzhou. Panmen Gate is China's existing only water and land parallel gate, is one of the signs of the ancient city of Suzhou. The history of the Panmen Gate dates back to 514 AD. Built by Wu State during the spring and autumn period, Panmen is the only ancient city wall still intact in Suzhou.

 

Continue your tour to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens.


After lunch, drive to Pingjiang Historic Street. To experience the authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down Street, which is a great way to get acquainted with the local vibe. Quiet, leafy and slow-paced, the street is lined with old Chinese houses as well as restaurants and teahouses serving traditional foods and drinks. What’s more, there are a variety of upscale cafes catering to the chic crowd at each corner. You can taste a few traditional Chinese snacks while your guide tells you more about the history of the street.

 

The final stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, which has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

 

Drive back to your hotel or the train station after the tour is concluded.

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Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town

Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town - Suzhou, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$66.00

This full-day sightseeing tour will both take you to explore Suzhou gardens and one of the most impressive Water Towns--Tongli water town in Suzhou. Wander through the trails and portals of Lingering garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty, visit Suzhou museum to learn the profound history of Suzhou, learn silk culture and how the silk was made into fabric in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, walk around the Tongli water town to experience the old lifestyle of ancient China and the tranquil beauty.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou ... More info ›

This full-day sightseeing tour will both take you to explore Suzhou gardens and one of the most impressive Water Towns--Tongli water town in Suzhou. Wander through the trails and portals of Lingering garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty, visit Suzhou museum to learn the profound history of Suzhou, learn silk culture and how the silk was made into fabric in Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, walk around the Tongli water town to experience the old lifestyle of ancient China and the tranquil beauty.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou.

Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

 

Next head to Suzhou Museum. It has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006. Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. It enhances the protection of Suzhou cultural heritages, and enables Suzhou Museum to turn on a new page.

 

The No.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

 

Tongli Water Town: At last, drive you to Tongli, it is one of most famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli occupies an area of 51 square miles (133 square kilometers) with a population of 55,000. The city is separated by 15 rivers into seven islets, which are connected through 49 ancient bridges. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals. Tongli is located a short drive from Suzhou and about an hour drive outside of Shanghai. Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a “museum of ancient architectures” as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.

 

Drive you back to your hotel or Suzhou train station after the tour is concluded.

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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride - Suzhou, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$58.00

The Suzhou Essence Tour will take you to explore the tranquil beauty of Suzhou. Enjoy Lingering Garden, originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China ... More info ›

The Suzhou Essence Tour will take you to explore the tranquil beauty of Suzhou. Enjoy Lingering Garden, originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China. You can have a chance to take rickshaw ride in Suzhou becomes a key part of the urban landscape. Take a boat ride on Grand Canal to see wonderful example of a waterside town with whitewashed and black-tiled-roof houses and small bridges.

Pick you up at your hotel lobby in Suzhou where you live or Suzhou train station.

 

Firstly, you will visit Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classic gardens. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.

 

Next head to Grand Canal (Including Private Boat Ride) (also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination. It is the oldest and longest artificial waterway in the world. The Grand Canal in Suzhou, with wide surface, abundant and crystal clear water, has been the best part of the Grand Canal for shipping. The old canal is about 35km long from Hushu Pass to Wujiang City, running through the centre of town and there is a network of smaller canals and passageways. It is a wonderful example of a waterside town with whitewashed and black-tiled-roof houses and small bridges.
 

After lunch, take Rickshaw ride in Suzhou city. It likes the rickshaw in Beijing, you will see the small Hutongs, the open markets and the local people's life more clearly. And the professional rickshaw pullers are often familiar with Suzhou’s history, culture and folk customs, from whom you will gain a more understanding of traditions and cultures of this famous garden city. 

 

Later move on to Shantang Street, which was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as “the No.1 Ancient Street in China”. There is a folk song, singing “There is a paradise in heaven, but there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on the earth. Hangzhou has the West Lake while Suzhou has Shantang. Both are good places with boundless sceneries”, which is the vivid image of Shantang. 

 

Then visit the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Suzhou has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed

 

You will be taken back to the Suzhou train station or your hotel lobby and your tour ends.

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All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration

All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration - Suzhou, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$69.00

Book All Inclusive Suzhou Private Tour Package is an easy way for you to visit the city with your private tour guide and driver. Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groved at the Lingering Garden, one of four most famous classic gardens in China, and explore the Hanshan Temple's charm ... More info ›

Book All Inclusive Suzhou Private Tour Package is an easy way for you to visit the city with your private tour guide and driver. Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groved at the Lingering Garden, one of four most famous classic gardens in China, and explore the Hanshan Temple's charm. Visit Panmen gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou from our local guide, take a pleasant stroll down Pingjiang Historic Street, move on to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory to see how silk made into products.

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby or Suzhou Train station with a welcome signage.

First, visit Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Next stop is Panmen Gate, which is a historical landmark in Suzhou. Panmen Gate is China's existing only water and land parallel gate, is one of the signs of the ancient city of Suzhou. The history of the Panmen Gate dates back to 514 AD. Built by Wu State during the spring and autumn period, Panmen is the only ancient city wall still intact in Suzhou.

Continue your tour to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

Enjoy your lunch at a local Chinese restaurant

Later, drive to Pingjiang Historic Street. To experience the authentic taste of city life in old Suzhou, a stroll down street, which is a great way to get acquainted with the local vibe. Quiet, leafy and slow-paced, the street is lined with old Chinese houses as well as restaurants and teahouses serving traditional foods and drinks. What’s more, there are a variety of upscale cafes catering to the chic crowd at each corner. You can taste a few traditional Chinese snacks while your guide tells you more about the history of the street.

The final stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, which has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. The city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. The Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which shows you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process. Not to be missed.

Drive back to your hotel or the train station after the tour is concluded.

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Private Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Suzhou

Private Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Suzhou - Suzhou, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Suzhou, China

From USD
$88.00

Explore one of China's most cherished water towns on this exciting day tour. Zhouzhuang Water Town is a hub of cultural history and well-preserved ancient architecture ... More info ›

Explore one of China's most cherished water towns on this exciting day tour. Zhouzhuang Water Town is a hub of cultural history and well-preserved ancient architecture. It has been called the "Venice of the East". Visit the Twin Bridges and the old drama stage of Zhouzhuang, wander around Zhang House and Shen House and take in the beautiful surroundings at Fuan Bridge.

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Suzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Suzhou. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.

The first tourism spot is Zhouzhuang's Twin Bridges (Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge)  which were built during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and are considered to be the symbol of Zhouzhuang. Zhouzhuang is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers. Many stone bridges cross the rivers, showing distinctive views of the water-town. The Twin Bridges, which are Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge, are the most famous and are considered the symbol of Zhouzhuang.

Next, you will visit Zhouzhuang's Old Drama Stage which covers an area of 4,600 m² (49,500 ft2) and comprises an opera stage, seating area and exhibition hall. This massive stage often features performances of Kunqu opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese Opera, as well as other traditional opera from the southern regions of the Yangtze River. Marvel at the vault-shaped roof of the stage, made up of 420 wood carvings.

Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant (own expense)

After lunch, you will move on to the Zhang House and Shen House, two examples of Zhouzhuang's distinctive historical architecture.

Built in 1742 and located at the southeast side of Fuan Bridge, Shen House was the private property of the descendant of Shen Wansan, the first millionaire of Jiangnan (South of Yangtze River) in the early Ming Dynasty. The whole architectural complex is of the Qing's style and occupies an area of more than 2,000 square meters (half an acre). Over 100 rooms are divided into three sections and each one is connected by arcades and aisles.

Zhang House is a stunning estate comprised of 70 rooms and six courtyards.  It takes up about 1,800 square meters (less than half an acre). The residence dates back to the Ming dynasty. With Ruojing River flowing through, Zhang House is a dapper and graceful residential house; has a tranquil courtyard and pond. Deep halls all represent the life of the quondam owner.

Fuan Bridge. Originally built in 1355, Fuan Bridge is a rare example of architecture of its kind being found in Eastern China. The bridge crosses over a river with towers erected at either side. Five pieces of precious stone from northern Zhenjiang province are featured on the bridge's fence, stone chairs and sides. Marvel at this stunning vestige of old China.

End your private tour with a drive back to your hotel or the Suzhou railway station.

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