Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option | La Vacanza Travel

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Shanghai
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  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Discover the beautiful city Suzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour from Shanghai. Departing at 9:30am at your Shanghai hotel, you will be accompanied by your private guide to discover the beautiful garden, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal. You will learn about the history behind 3rd-century at ancient Panmen Gate and take a ride of the rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road if you like.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai Railway Station, 385 Mei Yuan Lu, Zha Bei Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200071

You will depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Shanghai Train Station to have a wonderful bullet train experience to Suzhou. Relax during the scenic on the road to the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou city.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Humble Administrator's Garden, No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

Typically, you will visit the famous humble administrators garden, an UNESCO World Heritage. Spend your relax morning strolling around the ancient house with delicate pavilions, corridors, ponds, rockeries, walkways and lush green trees. Enjoy the picturesque view and hear the rich history from your professional guide. Sitting in the pavilion beside the pond, feel like stepping back in history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

From Humble Administrator's Garden, you will visit the Pingjiang Road, which is a beautiful old street beside the canal. You will take a private rickshaw along the historic Pingjiang Road, where the driver will take you up and down old streets to see the lifestyle of people and the district. Refuel with a traditional Chinese lunch on Pingjiang Road.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panmen Gate, No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002 China

You will then head to the Panmen Gate. It is claimed to be the oldest ancient water and land gate in the world for the purpose of defense against enemy armies. You will wander around the park see the well maintained gate all as well as the pagodas.

Duration: 1 hour

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

From Panmen Gate (or pick one from Tiger Hill and others), then enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the old Grand Canal. The ancient households and the old city gate wall are along the riverside, and you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China

Then head to Shantang street. Spend your relax time sitting beside the river, enjoy the beautiful view of old bridge, traditional houses. Taste some local snacks or enjoy the local Pingtan music if you like.

If you want to visit some other attractions besides the sample itinerary, feel free discussing with your guide, some suggested alternative options for your reference in below: Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, Master of net garden, Lingering Garden or Silk factory.
When tour is finished, you will take bullet train back to Shanghai city.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle in both Shanghai and Suzhou
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown shanghai
  • Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road, Boat Ride and 1 Garden entrance fee (for All Inclusive Package)
  • Local lunch (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Boat ticket on the Grand Canal (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Round trip bullet train ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Panmen Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel or airbnb in Shanghai City

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 to 9 hours

User's Reviews


08 Mar, 2023

Suzhou is a very pretty city less than an hour from Shanghai, easily accessible by train. In one day it was possible to visit two gardens and the old city full of small canals with characteristic boats. I must say the lunch in a very welcoming and characteristic place was also excellent. Our guide Alana who speaks excellent English was very helpful, very professional. She picked us up at the hotel and brought us back in the evening. This all-included day trip to Suzhou is worth the cost. The pickup at the hotel and the transfer to Suzhou are very convenient. The boat ride through the canals of Suzhou full of small shops that somewhat resemble the streets of Venice is very nice. Recommended!


08 Jan, 2020

I had a great side trip to Suzhou, guided by Caroline! Normally, I like to research extensively and handle all the logistics myself, but time was short this trip, so I decided to spring for a guided tour (I figure this would also help support local guides). I’m really glad I did this, as not only were the train tickets taken care of (and the Chinese train station logistics explained), but also the transport in Suzhou (the boat trip, bicycle rickshaw, and car). I do want to go back, so I’ll be better prepared next time. Due to construction on the Grand Canal, we took a smaller boat on one of the side canals, which I think was better and we got a more personal boat ride, as the gondolier told us some of the history of the area and sang some Chinese songs for us while propelling our boat along! Caroline was a knowledgeable guide, and her expertise helped me get the most out of the day in Suzhou. Besides the gardens, I also enjoyed the shopping streets, something that I normally would avoid in a tourist destination, but the ones in Suzhou we went through are really charming, especially when the lanterns are lit up in the evening. Had a great time!


01 Jan, 2020

Our tour to Suzhou was great. On time, both drivers very safe and capable and condition of vehicles excellent. Our guide Caroline was friendly, cheerful, fun and informative and very tolerant and kind - she is an asset to your company. Overall, the experience was very good from beginning to end. Riding the bullet train, our gondola canal tour, the beautiful gardens and delicious lunch made for a great day. We would highly recommend this tour. Marise and Brian (Melbourne)


01 Jan, 2020

Had a great day with Berlin on the day trip to Suzhou! She was very knowledgeable and showed us lots of lovely sites. Took the bullet train from Shanghai which was very fast. First stop was the City Gate, then lunch which was very tasty, then the Humble Administrator’s Garden and a fishing village where we had dessert and soup dumplings. We even had a nice boat ride in the river and bicycle carriage. I would highly recommend this tour for a nice quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.


29 Dec, 2019

In the morning, Ms. Caroline pick us up to the bus, go to the garden, the canal, pingjiang road, and its so fun. And caroline's guide is so pretty well, and the guide is very attractive, well knowed the place we visited.

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