Fully utilize the one day to visit the neighbor city Suzhou from Shanghai. Firstly, takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of Nets. All the entrance tickets, transport and guide are included. Please cover the lunch by your own expense.


  • Explore Tongli Water Town - over 1000 years, it is one of the most fabulous water town in southern China;

  • Visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou;

  • Stroll in Garden of Master of Nets -  considered one of the best designed and most elegant of the private gardens still extant;

  • Travel in comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle on the way;


Day 1Tongli Water Town - Panmen Gate - Garden of Master of Nets

Meet your guide in your downtown area Shanghai hotel lobby at 8:00am or your request time, 1.5 - 2  hours drive to Suzhou.

Your first stop is the famous Tongli Water Town, which are well known for their bridges, rivers, and ancient house complexes. It is divided into seven islands intersected by 15 canals. Because of the landscape, almost all of the buildings in the town are along the waterfront. In front of the buildings, small stairs leading to the canals were built, which are convenient for residents to wash clothes and for traveling around the town by boat. You seem to have come to the ancient China Town. You may have a chance to take a boat in the river by your own expense.

After exploring the water town, drive to Suzhou city and have the local lunch (your own expense) before the next station.

Then to visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou and the only existing water and land gate in China. Originally built during the Warring States Period in the state of Wu, historians estimate it to be around 2,500 years old. You'll enjoy the enchanting view of the whole old town of Suzhou.

Next to visit a Suzhou style garden - Garden of Master of Nets, although it's the smallest of the Suzhou residential garden, 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.

The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Don't miss it.

Afterwards, drive back to Shanghai and drop you off at centrally located hotel to conclude the Suzhou day trip.

Book Price

Group SizeAdult(Age:8-80) Price/p.pChild(Age:4-7) Price/p.pInfant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p
1 Number $ 360 $ 45 Free
2 Number $ 200 $ 45 Free
3 Number $ 145 $ 45 Free
4 Number $ 120 $ 45 Free
5 Number $ 105 $ 45 Free
6 Number $ 100 $ 45 Free
7 Number $ 95 $ 45 Free
8 Number $ 90 $ 45 Free
9 Number $ 85 $ 45 Free
10 Number $ 82 $ 45 Free


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above


  • Accommodations

  • Meals

  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

  • Personal costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for an 8-9 hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.

  • Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.

  • Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

  • For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals with great dishes. Please cover the lunch by your own cost.

  • We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others.

  • Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.