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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 US$80,00
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Tour options (3)
All Inclusive Tour
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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 US$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 US$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 US$80,00
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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 (75)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful day with a terrific guide.

Wonderful day with a terrific guide. This day trip from Shanghai is memorable, and I warmly recommend Sunny's tour. The guide is fluent in English, engaging, charming and knowledgeable. We were able to see the highlights of this historic city in comfort despite it being...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marksW2574FM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great time in Suzhou

I had a great time in Suzhou with my tour guide Annie. Before the trip, Sunny tours had contacted me and answered my emails promptly. Annie showed up on time to pick me up from my hotel in Shanghai and she was very patient to...More

Thank 979tram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome trip

It's such a good experience having Sunny to organize the tour for our group. Sunny was very accessible via emails pre-trip and was on time at the hotel to meet us on the day of. We are a group of 11 people from 13 years...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cherkasskiytrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Tour!!

Very personal tour, my tour guide Lily is very knowledgeable and organized. The trip was well arranged and I didn't have to worry about a thing, but just enjoying the beauty of Suzhou. I left my phone in the cab ride back to the hotel,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ChooLimUSA
Reviewed 7 November 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Virgilio M
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Response from haideewarrren | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem Write to the company and check Communication was excellent
Flavia M
17 May 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