Suzhou Private Tour with a Calligraphy Class in the Classic Garden

This private tour in Suzhou shows you the highlights of the city, including Lion Grove Garden, the tranquil Yi Garden and beautiful Jinji Lake.

1.Explore Suzhou’s sights and neighborhoods with a guide
2.Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
3.Stay hydrated during your tour with bottled water provided for you
4.Hassle-free pickup from most hotels
5.Have a Calligraphy Class in the Garden

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  • What's included :
    • Meeting point pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Calligraphy lesson
    • A cup of tea
    • Insurance
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Forest Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Yiyuan Garden
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Dinner
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lion Forest Garden, No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

    Meet your personal tour guide and firstly transfer to the Lion Grove Garden which was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty. The name of the garden is derived from the shape of these rocks, which are said to resemble lions.”Of all the famous rock-gardens in history, only one has survived.”Hence the name.By the way, this garden was owned by the family Pei and I. M. Pei spent his childhood in this garden before.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

    Secondly, go to Pingjiang Road to have a special dim-sum lunch. A meal with a combination of nine dishes.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yiyuan Garden, Middle of Renmin Road, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 215125 China

    In the afternoon, you will visit Guoyun Mansion. This is a private library of the famous family Gu in the south of the Yangtze River. And which is the place where the Garden of Pleasance owner collect cultural relics, paintings and antiques. After six generations of 150 years of inheritance, the collection contains more than 800 kinds of books.

    Then you will visit the Yi Garden, which is located in the downtown area and is the most recently built Suzhou gardens. The garden was originally a private garden built by Gu Wenbin, an official of the early years of the Guangxu Reign of the late Qing Dynasty.It has been described as one of the most representative Suzhou gardens, because the garden incorporates all the elements of the various Suzhou gardens, it is sometimes regarded as an agglomeration of Suzhou's garden culture. It has widely absorbed the strengths of various gardens in the garden art. For example, the double corridor to imitate the Canglang Pavilion, the pool to imitate the Master of the Nets Garden, the rockery to imitate the Huanxiu Villa, the caves to imitate the Lion Grove Garden, and the dry boat to imitate the Humble Administrator's Garden.Although the garden is small, the scenery is very rich. After that, you will have a Chinese Calligraphy Aesthetics Appreciation.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jinji Lake, Jinjihu Road, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 215000 China

    This tour will end with beautiful Jinji Lake (literally Golden Rooster Lake)view, which is a small fresh water lake located in the central part of Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, China. It occupies an area of 7.18 square kilometers and its average depth is about 2.5 to 3 meters. There are two man-made islands in the lake. Around the Jinji Lake there are some very beautiful sites such as Moon Harbor, Ligongdi Causeway, Science and Culture Center, Harmony Times Square,etc. At night the lake view is awesome with all the lights on, and you can have a bird’s-eye view of the Jinji Lake.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your centrally located hotel in Suzhou, or Suzhou Railway Station (please advise the detailed info at time of booking).
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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-37241P82

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