Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village with Suzhou Private Garden

Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village with Suzhou Private Garden
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$107
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of Nets. All the tickets, lunch, transport and guide are included.

Meet your guide in your downtown area hotel lobby at 8:00am or your request time, 1.5 - 2  hours drive to Suzhou.

Your first stop is the famous Tongli Water Town, which are well known for their bridges, rivers, and ancient house complexes.  It is divided into seven islands intersected by 15 canals. Because of the landscape, almost all of the buildings in the town are along the waterfront. In front of the buildings, small stairs leading to the canals were built, which are convenient for residents to wash clothes and for traveling around the town by boat. You seem to have come to the ancient China Town. You may have a chance to take a boat in the river by your own expense.

After exploring the water town, drive to Suzhou city and have the local lunch before the next station. Enjoy some local snacks or specialities and have a short rest.

Then to visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou and the only existing water and land gate in China. Originally built during the Warring States Period in the state of Wu, historians estimate it to be around 2,500 years old. You’ll enjoy the enchanting view of the whole old town of Suzhou.

Next to visit a Suzhou style garden - Garden of Master of Nets, although it’s the smallest of the Suzhou residential garden, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. 

The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Don't miss it.

Afterwards, drive back to Shanghai and drop you off at centrally located hotel to conclude the Suzhou day trip.



This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of Nets. All the tickets, lunch, transport and guide are included.