Suzhou and Tongli Watertown Private Full-Day Tour From Shanghai

Discover picturesque Chinese towns :Suzhou with its own unique characteristics. Founded around 600 BC, Suzhou is one of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin. Often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” its neighborhoods and interconnected waterways are truly a masterpiece. Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, its celebrated gardens miraculously surviving largely intact.

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • A licensed English speaking Driver
    • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
    • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Silk Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Master-of-Nets Garden, No.11 Kuojiatou Alley, Daichengqiao Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China

    As one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou City, the Garden of Master-of-the-Net is the one with most artistic features and cultural values. It is a typical private garden composed by residence and gardening. With the designers’ adept skills in synthesizing of art, nature and architecture, the Master of Nets Garden is particularly celebrated for its techniques of relative dimension, strong contrast, exquisite architecture, skilled layout and profound cultural connotation. Listed as the protected cultural site under the province in 1963 and under the state in 1982, the garden was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1997.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004 China

    The world-famous Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is an ancient grandeur project in the Eastern Plains. It is the earliest and longest manmade watercourse in the world. With an overall length of 1794 kilometers, the ancient Grand Canal started in Beijing in the north and reached Hangzhou in the south, flowing through 4 provinces and 2 cities of Beijing City, Hebei Province, Tianjin City, Shandong Province, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, and linking up the river systems of Haihe River, Yellow River, Huai River, Yangtze River and Qiantang River. In the long history, the Grand Canal has made enormous contribution to the communication between North China and South China in both economy and culture.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Suzhou Silk Museum, No.2001 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

    In the Suzhou Silk Factory you can see a display of the life-cycle of the silk worm and demonstrations of how the silk is harvested from the cocoons and eventually woven into fabric. It is quite astonishing to learn that one cocoon can produce about 2 km of silk strand, and that several of these strands are twined together to make a single thread. The process is so slow and painstaking; it comes as no surprise that genuine hand-made silk articles are so expensive.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

    Tongli is a town with a profound cultural background and achievement. From ancient times, it has been teeming with poets, painters, Confucian scholars and government officials. Their abilities have made great contributions to progress in many areas of the country. Dozens of stone tablets from different periods are preserved here and many of the streets are named after their official titles. Walking through the alleys of this venerable water town, one cannot fail to appreciate its pristine and intoxicating atmosphere. In 1981 Tongli was declared one of the thirteen national standard tour towns of the Taihu Lake region. In addition, in 1982 it was listed for protection as the standard provincial town of cultural interest in Jiangsu Province.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup travellers from all the hotels in central Shanghai (within the Middle Ring Road of Shanghai)
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Without Walking-in Guide 12/21/2019 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    With Walk-in Guide 12/21/2019 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-219974P9

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