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Private Day Trip to Suzhou & Tongli Water Town from Shanghai

Tongli Water Town

Tongli Water Town

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Book from: $ 78.00 per person
1 person - per adult:
  • 2 persons - per adult: $188.00
  • 3 persons - per adult: $148.00
  • 4 persons - per adult: $128.00
  • 5 persons - per adult: $118.00
  • 6 persons - per adult: $98.00
  • 7 persons - per adult: $92.00
  • 8 persons - per adult: $88.00
  • 9 persons - per adult: $82.00
  • 10 persons - per adult: $78.00
Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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Tour Highlights
• Visit Suzhou, praised by Marco Polo as Venice of the East, famous for its world heritage classic gardens
• Wander through Humble Administrator's Garden, the finest garden in all of southern China
• Visit Panmen Gate, the oldest city gate of Suzhou and the only existing water and land gate in China
• Wander through Tongli Water Town, one of the Top Six Ancient Towns in the Regions South of Yangtze River
• Experienced English speaking tour guide
• Overland round-trip transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily departing from Shanghai.
• Tour Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
• Guide Languages: Chinese & English.
• Pick-up Time: Between 07:00 and 10:00, choose a departure time most suitable for you.
• Pick-up & Drop-off Place: Your accommodation in Shanghai
Advice on Meals: Lunch is not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during sightseeing. If you want to try authentic local food for lunch, please feel free to inform your guide who is always ready to help.

Tour Itinerary at a Glance
• Pick up from your self-booked accommodation in Shanghai
• Drive to Suzhou (less than 2 hours)
• Visit Humble Administrator's Garden (1 hour & 30 minutes)
• Lunch on your own
• Visit Panmen Gate (1 hour)
• Drive to Tongli Water Town (30 minutes)
• Visit Tongli Water Town (1 hour)
• Transfer back to your hotel in Shanghai (less than 2 hours)

Tailor This Tour to Meet Your Needs and Requirements
• If you want to modify this itinerary, please feel free to contact GoGrandChina by WhatsApp (+86-18309280878), Wechat (+86-18309280878) or email (, we will create a tailor-made tour package for you.

Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people 9 people 10 +
$318 $188 $148 $128 $118 $98 $92 $88 $82 $78

Price Remark
• Prices are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day & Chinese New Year Festival etc.).

Price Inclusions

• Professional English language speaking private tour guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle with private experienced driver
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• All government taxes

Price Exclusions
• Hotel accommodation.
• Your personal expenses.
• Meals are excluded allowing you flexibility on menu.
• Travel insurance is not included. Please purchase before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.
• Gratuities to guide & driver. They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
• The itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather.
• The itinerary is flexible; changes can be made upon written request from travelers.
IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that travelers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and date of birth to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in being denied access or admittance to sites and attractions during sightseeing. When you book this tour, please complete all required fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel the booking and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour.
• Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable.
• Cancellation request will be confirmed in 2-5 business days, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina Private Tours?
• Choose your most suitable departure time, whether you are an early bird or you prefer sleeping in.
• GoGrandChina private tours are more flexible, allowing you to adjust everything on your trip to your wishes.
• GoGrandChina tour guides will be at your service to make sure you get the most from each destination. They are there for you and are responsible for making your journey special – and your needs always come first.
• GoGrandChina offers comfortable and luxury vehicles with a private & experienced driver who’s always by your side and ready to take you to your next destination.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.


Know Before You Go
• Keep your passport on you constantly. It might be needed to buy entrance tickets.
• Add us on WeChat (+86-18309280878) or WhatsApp (+86-18309280878) to reach GGC service staff at anytime.
• Pick-up time, guide's name & contact information will be confirmed by WhatsApp, WeChat or email.
• Your guide will hold GoGrandChina welcome sign with your name, waiting at the appointed meeting place.
• Meals are not included; please feel free to ask your guide for recommendations.
• Please note that if you book accommodation on Airbnb, you may not be picked up and dropped off at the door.
• We provide up to 20 minutes of waiting. If you don’t show up and cannot be contacted, this tour will be cancelled and you will receive no refund.

Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Suzhou
Your private guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed time. You will be transferred to Suzhou in a comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle.

Visit Humble Administrator's Garden
Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest garden in Suzhou and is considered to be the finest garden in all of southern China. Humble Administrator's Garden was first built during the Shaoxing period (1131-1162) of the Southern Song Dynasty. Rebuilt by an imperial official in 1509 during the Ming dynasty, the garden is unique for its water features, which form the main backdrop to a surrounding landscape of miniature forests and hill-like rock formations. The garden is also home to several pavilions and halls, of which the Hall of Distant Fragrance (Yuanxiang Tang) is the main structure. The building is named after the nearby lotus pool, which perfumes the air with a soft fragrance during the summer. In 1997, Humble Administrator's Garden, along with other classical gardens of Suzhou was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Panmen Gate
Suzhou was once surrounded by a moat, and its first city walls and tower were erected to defend this water passage. The Panmen Gate is the original entrance to the city and is said to boast a history spanning 2,400 years. It was the only gate in those ancient times to be equipped with both a water entrance and a higher land entrance. The present gate structure was rebuilt in 1986, but the original structure could be traced back to the Yuan dynasty during the peak of the Mongol empire. The Panmen Gate is part of a larger scenic area that houses two other main attractions. Wumen Bridge was the highest bridge in Suzhou in those early days, and was the central passageway leading to the land entrance. Ruiguang Pagoda was the ancient city’s first such structure, and its present form has been reconstructed from bricks supported by wooden platforms.

Visit Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". Tongli is half an hour away from Suzhou city. Tongli is a town with a profound cultural background and achievement. From ancient times, it has been teeming with poets, painters, Confucian scholars and government officials. The town is also famous for its bridges and well preserved ancient architecture including private gardens, temples and houses. The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town. True to its reputation, Tongli is a really wonderful travel destination where you can spend a marvelous holiday or experience traditional Chinese culture.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting Tongli Water Town, your private guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

A very enjoyable day out Review by Clarence White
It was a very enjoyable day out and our guide Tom was knowledgeable and helpful. Both Suzhou and Tongli water village were beautiful destinations. We visited Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, made in the beautiful traditional Chinese style. The other highlight was the canal trip at Zhouzhuang water village. I thoroughly recommend this trip. (Posted on 6/25/2019)

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