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Private Day 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 a private transfer from Shanghai
Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai
From US$80.00
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All Inclusive TourMost Popular
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
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 (83)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Highlight of our China vacation!

I'm normally quite hesitant about paying for tours as it's hard to immediately grasp the value you're getting for the money you're spending. I'm very much the kind of stingy person who says "Psh. Why pay for a tour when we can walk around ourselves?"...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pmartin89
Reviewed 10 February 2019
Thanks for a great tour, Martin!

My mom and I had a wonderful tour of Suzhou with Martin. It was a chilly day with snow on the ground, but Martin made sure we stayed warm by taking taxis between sights. Because it was right after Lunar New Year we expected very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WanderingfromWA
Reviewed 3 January 2019
Fantastic private trip with our guide Rita

The temperature on the day was -6 Celcius in Suchou. Very cold though it was not snowing. The bullet train journeys to and back was only about 25 minutes each way from Shanghai Train Station. Wished it was Meglev train currently the fastest on earth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eddielc3388
Reviewed 1 January 2019
Great tour! Seamless!

We had a great day trip to Souzhou with a terrific guide, Feifei from Sunny Tours. All communication before the tour was very professional and timely. She met us in the lobby of our hotel and we took a taxi to the highspeed train to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beachbaby62
Reviewed 19 December 2018
Great day trip!

My mother and I had a wonderful experience on our day tour to Suzhou with Lily at Sunny Tours. They were very communicative emailing us before the trip and confirming with us the time and place we would meet. Lily met us in the lobby...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim F
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Response from haideewarrren | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem Write to the company and check Communication was excellent
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