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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 of more than four people have the option of private transfer from Shanghai
Private Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai
From $80.00
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All Inclusive TourMost Popular
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 $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 $135.00
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 $80.00

Suzhou is one of China’s scenic water towns, home to UNESCO World Heritage-listed gardens and a picturesque network of canals. Make the most of your time there with a private guide on this fully customizable tour. Hop a bullet train from Shanghai 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.

Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well organised Tour

An excellent and a well organised tour from the moment we were picked up from our hotel, the arrangement to carch the bullet train until our return to our hotel. We enjoyed the company of our Tour Guide Lily. Lily has an excellent knowledge of...More

Thank Virgilio M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent private tour to Suzhou

Annie from Sunny Tours met us at our hotel and was our guide the entire day. We rode the bullet train to Suzhou and took taxis/Ubers as needed. She asked us what we wanted to see and gave us additional suggestions. Her English is outstanding...More

1  Thank lisamsmith40
Reviewed September 29, 2018
Fantastic tour of Suzhou.

This was an excellent tour. Sunny was an excellent tour guide, very organised and spoke very good English. She could also understand English very well and could answer all our questions which made the day very special. Our lunch at a Chinese restaurant was also...More

2  Thank kp1mattress
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Fantastic day in Suzhou with our Guide Annie.

Jinji Lake, photos with locals, ancient UNESCO gardens, fantastic cruise on Asian Canals, lunch at the local restaurant with a very knowledgeable guide, a great driver and almost new car. What else could we ask for. Annie was friendly, informative and fun. We were wizzed...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed September 18, 2018
Awesome day trip from to Suzhou

Booked the tour after seeing all of the great reviews - needless to stay, I was not disappointed. Annie was my friendly guide for the day and she was prompt on arrival at the hotel. She expertly navigated us through metro and high speed train...More

Thank Gary Y
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Response from Haidee F | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem Write to the company and check Communication was excellent
Flavia M
May 17, 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