from US$80 per person

One Day Bus Tour to Suzhou Classical Gardens and others


Suzhou, a historical city nearby the Shanghai, is widely known for its classic gardens, canals, silks, lakes, operas, legends and museums. This one day tour will take you to taste full-view of this city. You'll start with the best of Suzhou's many famed gardens, the Garden of the Master of Nets, Suzhou History Museum before experiencing the magic of silk-making from start to finish at the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory. Afternoon visit to Lion Grove Garden, also named Shizilin Si, is famous for its rockery, which is mostly made of limestone taken from Taihu lake. There is a saying going like this "if you didn’t visit the Shantang Street, then you Miss Suzhou's full view. Shantang Street will trace you back the original life of ancient Suzhou.

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-SHBT-04
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Suzhou
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin), Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Museum
  • Experience & Features:
  • Lion Grove Garden, Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, ShanTan Ancient Street
  • Physical Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1:  Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai

You will be picked up from your hotel in Shanghai by the driver and the guide at 7:30AM.Driving about 2 hours, we will get to Suzhou, heaven for classical Chinese gardens. We will go to see Lion Grove Garden (1 hour).It is one of the four most famous and representative gardens of ancient classical style in Suzhou City. The other three are Blue Wave Pavilion (Canglangta), Lingering Garden (Liuyuan) and Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozhengyuan).Then we will go to Suzhou Museum and General Zhong Former Residence (1 hour) .The current building of Suzhou Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei in association with Pei Partnership Architects. We proceed to Ancient Suzhou Silk Museum (40 minutes) to see how cocoon turns into silk. Lunch (1 hour) will be arranged in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will visit Master-of-Nets Garden.(1 hour) It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, 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. Even more than the architectural achievement is the mood of tranquility and harmony that it embodies. Finally we will wall around Shantang Ancient Street. (1 hour) Shantang Street was built during the period of Baoli Emperor in the Tang Dynasty. Connecting the prosperous business area Lvmen with the famous attraction Huqiu Mountain. The street was a critical distribution of the commodities and landscape at ancient times. Tour ends when you are dropped off at your hotel in Shanghai before 6:00PM.

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*USD 80 per person
*Children between 3 and 8 will receive 50% discount. 
*The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.

Service Included:
1.air-con bus or van with experienced driver
2.English-speaking  tour guide
3.Entrance tickets to the attractions as listed in the itinerary
4.Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
5.Chinese Lunch

Service Excluded:
1. travel insurance
2. personal expenses
3.Tips is highly appreciated but not requested 

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