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Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai with Fast Train Option

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This private day trip to Suzhou offers you a great opportunity to explore the water way city by taking the most convenient transportation - fast train (bullet train) for group within 3 people. If your group is bigger than 3 people, you will be offered business van transportation service from Shanghai.Your professional guide will give you a good overview about the city so that you will have a better understanding about the history of the local gardens sites as well as the culture in the area.
Highlights
  • A customizable sightseeing excursion to Suzhou, "Venice of the East"
  • Chose to travel from Shanghai on an iconic bullet train
  • Groups of more than four people have a private transfer from Shanghai
  • Round-trip hotel pickup included, upgrade to include lunch and entrance fees
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 can 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 pick up in Shanghai and travel to Suzhou with your own great guide with the transportation option you booked.
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 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour to Sozhou and it was amazing! Lily our tour guide is the best! super sweet, kind and very knowledgeable. Everything was very organized and planned. I highly recommend the tour for a well spent day! Bullet train was great.

Thank linisv062018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Annie, our guide ,picked us up from our Hotel and we proceeded to the FAST train station, it was as big as an Airport. Thanks to Annie we obtained tickets, and boarded the train, 325Kms per hour. 35mins later arrived in Suzhou.Traditional Chinese gardens were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SueBMelbourne
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We had a wonderful experience. Ms. Sunny spoke excellent English and even taught us some Chinese. She made everything so easy. Arranging everything for our all day tour. We saw lots and came back exhausted. Pick up and drop off and even lunch was arranged....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Milton Antonio V
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Our guide Annie was extremely informative about the local area and what it was like living through the various dynasties. The boat ride was fun and the restaurant for lunch was superb!! The gardens and temples are kept in beautiful condition.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Swan2036
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Trip was great, we like too much especially the the silk factory. The guide (Ms. Rita) was very helpful and supportive, she speaks very good English and provided a lot of information for us. The weather is slightly hot in this season, it would be...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 13, 2019|
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Response from lisamsmith40 | Reviewed this property |
I have no opinion on staying in Suzhou, but on our day trip there was enough time to take a river cruise—about an hour—through the city. We enjoyed it very much.
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Response from 536MichaelS | Reviewed this property |
not true, you need a multiple entry visa, O suggest a ten year as same price
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Response from 536MichaelS | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you email Sunny at Sunny Tours, she is very professional and can answer your questions.
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Key Details
  • Sunny Tours Shanghai
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Chinese, German
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