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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 36522P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private air conditioned MPV van
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area, pick up does not include the hotel in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meet at the downtown point)
  • Entrance fee to Tongli or Zhouzhuang Town
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride along the canal (About $15 to $25.00usd per boat. Each boat can accommodate 6 pax)
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Private pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in dowtown Shanghai. Please advise pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private air conditioned MPV van
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area, pick up does not include the hotel in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meet at the downtown point)
  • Entrance fee to Tongli or Zhouzhuang Town
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride along the canal (About $15 to $25.00usd per boat. Each boat can accommodate 6 pax)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Private pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in dowtown Shanghai. Please advise pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Humble Administrator's Garden
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    North Temple Pagoda Residential District
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Zhouzhuang Water Town
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Tongli Town
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Therese Flood
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
What an absolutely fabulous day , Rita was very professional , friendly and flexible to accomodate us . Mr Wong was very good driver and good character .

Rita made the experience to be very positive and intersting . Highly recommend Rita
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brigette
139 contributions
If you are after a seamless personalized experience then this is the right choice, we were completely charmed by Sunny’s humor and professionalism ! We went on a weekday and the crowds weren’t bad at all, there were quiet moments for reflection. Tongli and the Tuisi gardens are definitely better than zhouzhuang because it’s more scenic and the Tuisi garden is actually a historic residence full of original charm. The flowers are blooming and despite he cloudy day, the colors contrasted very beautifully with the austere black and white-washed walls of the buildings. Suzhou is truly a signature place of Chinese landscape gardening ! Thanks Sunny and Wang Sifu
Written April 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert J
50 contributions
Thank you sunny for a great tour, we really enjoyed it. No hassle and everything went smoothly. We booked a day trip to Suzhou during Chinese Public Holiday, a bit scared of the crowd and yes it was packed, however we still managed to visit both suzhou and Zhouzhang water town.
Written October 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

YogaDiva
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We wanted to see more of Shanghai than just the city so we decided to take this tour. Sunny, our guide was wonderful and knowledgable. She greeted us on time and had a wonderful day planned. We spent the morning at the Humble Administrator's garden in Suzhou which was beautiful. Sunny made the place some alive with her expert explanations and sense of humour. We had a great lunch in Suzhou and then spend the afternoon in Tongli. Tongli was a refreshing surprise not crowded and less touristy than some of the other water towns. the gardens there were also beautiful. It was a full day and everything ran smoothly from beginning to end. Sunny was able to tailor the day to our interests and offered us various options to fill the day. She answered all our questions about culture and history, It was a highlight of our trip to China. I would highly recommend this tour and Sunny in particular
Written September 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

micschwa2018
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Couples
Dear Sunny,
Thank you very much for very warm and solicitous care.
Now we have a complete new picture about your famous Country, not at least because your perfect knowledge about.
Thank you again and you are always welcome if you visit our country, Germany.
See you.
Best regards
Christin` and Michael
Written April 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katie B
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
My siblings and I gave my parents a tour to Tongli with Sunny Flower Services as a gift during their trip to Shanghai, and it was a truly wonderful experience. Lily was an excellent guide, and my parents shared that she was very relaxed and easy to be around, that she felt like family. Great communication leading up to the tour as well. Thank you!
Written November 21, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PolarBearOslo
Beijing, China34 contributions
I booked a trip to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with Sunny Tours Shanghai on very short notice. They were truly flexible and helpful in planning the trip the day before departure, and really let me have a say in where to go and what to do.
Martin my guide picked me up at my hotel the next morning and we made the trip to Suzhou in about 70 minutes. Martin is extremely knowledgeable and gave me a great introduction to Suzhou old town and its Classical Chinese Gardens. We visited the main historical sights including the ancient main gate, the pagoda and a real beauty of a Classical Garden.
We had a nice lunch at a place Martin recommended before we drove to Zhouzhuang Water Town. This was a real highlight of the trip. It is an extremely beautiful place, full of Instagram moments. We strolled along the sides of the canals crisscrossed the narrow cobblestone streets, crossed loads of beautiful bridges visited the one time home of one of Zhouzhuangs rich and famous in the town’s heyday and finally took a boat trip on the canal. Martin really knows the history and was full of interesting facts and stories throughout the day. I really recommend a trip with Sunny Tours Shanghai. If you’re short on time and don’t have a whole day to spend but want to see one of the famous water towns I’d definitely go for Zhouzhuang. It is an amazing place.
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth Goh
1 contribution
Mar 2019
My family and I travelled to Shanghai during the school holidays. Our group comprised 6 adults and 5 children. Sunny was our tour guide for our day trip to Suzhou. All of us enjoyed our trip to Suzhou with Sunny. Sunny is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She was happy to show us the sights and sounds of Suzhou and suggest watertowns for us to visit. The boat ride was lovely. We also appreciate Sunny making the effort to tailor the tour to suit our needs. I highly recommend Sunny as a tour guide. :) She is sincere, warm and reliable. We will definitely ask Sunny to take us around the next time we go to Shanghai. :)
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Like2cruz
Orlando, FL1,509 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
My partner and I visited Shanghai as part of a two and a half week trip to China, with Shanghai being our first stop for four nights. Before we left for China, we had arranged for a series of private tours, organized by Sunny. We had three very different tours each day, and all but one included a car and driver (the other using a cab or Chinese version of Uber), with energetic guides who spoke perfect English. We had Lily for the first two days, and Annie for the third day, and both were wonderful, we felt like family with them as we went about our sightseeing, which they had tweaked to our preferences.

We arrived in Shanghai on a Monday, and used that day to catch up on the flight from the States, which was a wise decision, as we were more or less on the 12 hour time difference by the next day when we started our tours.

Our fist day of touring was on Tuesday, and Lily met us with a bubbly smile in the lobby of our hotel, the Grand Hyatt at 10am for a full day tour, arriving back around 6pm. Lily led us to the van parked out front we would tour in, and introduced us to the driver. As I said, each day was different, so not only did we not repeat things, but gained a knowledge of the cultural and geographical regions of Shanghai, with informative things about China in general as well.

We had both been to Beijing on previous trips a couple years ago (also with a private guide - really the only way to go in our opinion), and right away noticed the differences in the two cities, both in ‘feel’, architecture, and lifestyle. Lily best summed it up as saying Beijing is the political city center, while Shanghai is the financial city center. We kept saying to each other, it doesn’t feel like some 25 million people as Shanghai is so spread out land wise. The financial center for example while home to many skyscrapers, is not only new (less than 30 years old Lily told us), but nothing like New York City in the way of crowds and gridlock - again as the city is quite spread out.

Lily toured us around in both the new financial section (know as the East side), and the older Shanghai on the West side. The two sections of the city are separated by a river that runs thru the city, which we accessed via tunnel several times on our tours.

One of the stops we made was at the Temple of Confucius, which in addition to aiding in understanding his importance in Chinese culture, was a quiet and serene setting that felt spiritual and was a nice photo stop as well. As a bonus, we attended a private tea ceremony (just the two of us) that was not only informative, but a lot of fun! They had teas for just about any alignment you could thing of, high blood pressure, sinus, digestion etc - we bought several to go, as well as a mini serving set.

We later had lunch at an authentic Chinese restaurant which was served family-style (shared dishes), which was excellent. After the tea ceremony, at least now we understand the importance of tea with the meal, and we again had tea as we ate.

We explored quite a bit throughout the day, ending up on ‘the Bund’ a large boardwalk-like area on the western side (older section, and original financial district), which offers spectacular views of the skyscrapers just across the river. (We would do an evening tour the next day via boat cruise to see these same buildings lit up in a seal of lights - mesmerizing!)

We toured thru the beautiful and historic Peace Hotel, and at our request we asked to have a relaxing drink stop at the end of the day on the nearly rooftop terrace which was wonderful. Lily and our driver then took us back to our hotel, after a full and fun-filled tour.

The next day’s tour with Lily was actually an evening tour, complete with a 45 minute cruise, followed by dinner in an upscale and authentic Chinese restaurant. We met at 6:00pm for a four hour tour, which was perfect as we had the day to sightsee on our own, yet see the buildings ‘come to life’, with the magic of light shows throughout the city.

Lily really made our two days of touring with here amazingly special, and took countless photos of us, as well as pointing out places and angles for better photos. She had such a wealth of knowledge of the city, China history, and effortlessly toured us around the city, leading us to places we would have never found on our own.

On our third day of touring, we had a different guide, Annie, who provided a full day tour of Suzhou. Like Lily, Annie spoke perfect English, and provided a wonderful day tour of the city of Suzhou, which is the “Venice of the East”. My partner wrote up a separate review of our day in Suzhou, so I won’t duplicate efforts, but suffice it to say Annie gave us a fantastic tour. Our visit to Shanghai was made so wonderful by Lily and Annie’s touring, knowledge, and friendliness. Thank you both Lily and Annie -Sunny’s tours are fantastic!
Written June 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

johnlN8276DY
Kailua, HI46 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Lilly was prompt and handled all questions well. She found us a very nice vegetarian restaurant for lunch, and knew al lot about simply everything. We had a wonderful day with her.
Written October 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Custom tailored experiences
This is my 4th experience with Sunny. I previously did a review for the Suzhou day tour with Annie. That was great.
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Fun day trip
Had a great time in Suzhou with our tour guide Annie. We went through all the transit seamlessly and hit all the ma
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Lovely Yu Garden
Sunny was wonderful and extremely friendly. She was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about Yu Garden and Old Tow
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Great day outside Shanghai.
Rita was one of the best tour guides we had in China. Her English was perfect and she was also patient and knowledg
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Lovely day
Throughout the trip they were very thoughtful and professional. Thanks so much for everything. Will recommend.
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A Gorgeous Day in Water Town
The Watertown section of this tour was a marvelous adventure and such a pleasant diversion from the bright lights a
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An amazing customised tour with Sunny!
Our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful, amazing trip! Sunny is knowledgeable, thoughtful, careful and fr
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Private full day tour old and new
What can I say? A perfect day, well spent with Sunny who is an amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and
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Lily from Sunny Tours was excellent!
Lily was an amazing tour guide, we really felt at home in Shanghai with Lily! She chose great local restaurants to
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Family history
My friend had many ancestors who lived in the Shanghai area. We did not know if the addresses remained or if the la
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AMAZING / Private Shanghai Layover Tour
Our tour guide was Annie. She was smart, nice, took great photos of us, we learned a lot, saw many places, ate the
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Fantastic day!
We met Johnny, our guide, at the hotel and he drove us to the great wall. He drives safely, he is very polite and t
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Fantastic job very well English speaking guides Lily and FeiFei
We were a group of 10 in the first part of the 2-day tour of Old and New Shanghai. Lily was our personal guide for
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Fascinating evening with premium service
After having seen a lot of fascinating Shanghai and also visited the water villages, we wanted to see something ent
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watertown and farm visit
We visited the water towns and then the organic farms with Sunny. The whole day was magical. The water towns are a
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