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Private Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai

  • A customizable sightseeing excursion to Suzhou, "Venice of the East"
  • Travel from Shanghai on an iconic bullet train
  • Groups over 4 have the option of private transfer from Shanghai
Private Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai
From US$80.00
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Guide and Private Transfer
Private Car Service between Shanghai to Suzhou. Private guide service is inclusive.(lunch and entrance fees are at your own cost).
From US$80.00
All Inclusive Tour
Round Trip Fast Train tickets plus local taxi (for 1-3 pax);Private Car Service (for 4pax or more),entrance fee to the garden, boat ride, tasty local lunch and private guide service are all inclusive.
From US$125.00
Guide and Public Transfer
Round trip Fast Train tickets, local taxi fare and private guide service are inclusive. (lunch and entrance fees are at your own cost).
From US$135.00

Suzhou is one of China’s scenic water towns, home to UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens and a picturesque network of canals. During this action-packed and fully customizable excursion from Shanghai, you’ll hop a bullet train to discover the one-of-a-kind charms of China’s “Venice of the East,” including ancient streets and charming old waterways. Upgrade to include lunch and entrance fees for a more in-depth adventure.

What to Expect

As one of China’s picturesque water towns, canal-lined Suzhou earns its nickname as the “Venice of the East.” During this action-packed guided excursion departing from Shanghai, you’ll hop aboard an iconic bullet train and be whisked away to discover the narrow lanes and classical gardens in the charming, old-world city, once a famous destination for Chinese artists and poets in search of inspiration.

Your adventure begins with a comfortable hotel pickup in Shanghai. Groups of four and under will head for a high-speed train, while larger groups will have the option of private transfer for added convenience.

Once in Suzhou, you’ll be treated to a tailor-made tour, packed with customizable stops suited to your interests. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens, which recreate Chinese landscapes in miniature and date as early as the 11th century. You’ll see 150 varieties of Bonsai tree. Opt for a boat trip down the historic canals for a first-hand peek at everyday life in the ancient town. With flexible itineraries, you’ll also have the option of visiting a 13th-century Buddhist temple or a silk factory, and can upgrade to enjoy an included lunch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tailored tour of Suzhou fully satisfied entire group

I live in Shanghai with my family and we regularly travel on our own to different parts of China. However, when my parents visit, I prefer to work with a tour guide/company. My parents are older (mid-70s) and my dad is partially handicapped, so cannot...More

1  Thank cranginger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day in Suzhou with our guide Sunny

Lovely day trip from Shanghai. We were lucky yo have a wonderful guide. Sunny was very knowledgeable about the sites, history and culture of the area. Her english is excellent and her enthusiasm catching! The restaurant she chose for lunch provided the best meal we...More

Thank Andre D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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My friend and I booked this trip and we had the pleasure of Josalyn showing us the sights with her warm and friendly manner were nothing was too much. The trip on the bullet train means you get in the ground more quickly than the...More

Thank Haidee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see the sights with limited time

I did the Suzhou private day tour by train and taxi/Didi with Lily. As well as the Shanghai private day tour with Lisa, also by taxi. Both days we met in the hotel lobby with no problems, and proceeded to start the tour to explore...More

1  Thank maccamlc_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzhou, Water City and much much more

Had the best experience my wife and I have ever had in China on our private tour of Suzhou etc today with our guide Rita. I’m not sure how great the other guides in the Sunny retinue are, but Rita, our guide today was truly...More

1  Thank Alex G
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Flavia M
17 May 2018|
Response from Alex G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Flavia, Couldn’t recommend Sunny’s Tours highly enough. Rita was our guide, can’t speak for the other guides, but you’ll see more, understand more and absolutely no hassles - Go Sunny, Go Rita, have great day