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

Suzhou Private Day Trip from Shanghai with Bullet Train Option

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

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


The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private full-day tour, which includes transportation on a bullet/fast train (or opt for private car and driver,) a customizable itinerary, and optional upgrades to include lunch and entrance fees.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai

Your wonderful day excursion begins with a comfortable hotel pick up in Shanghai, follow your guide travel to Suzhou with the transportation option you booked. If you book the fast train / bullet train option, you will enjoy an exciting 30-minute train ride to Suzhou. On the way, spend few mins to discuss with the guide for a tailor-made itinerary. As exclusive private tour, your itinerary is fully flexible and can be 100% customized around you. Following is the sample itinerary and you are welcome to tell your guide if need make adjustment during the tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006 China

Typically, Upon arrival, visit one of the top four famous gardens in China-the Humble Administrator’s garden ,listed in the UNESCO World Heritage ,it is the largest garden in Suzhou built from Ming Dynasty, designed with the unique Taihu rockeries, delicate pavilions, ponds , beautiful flowers, lush greens ,150 different Bonsais. Appreciate the charming and elegance of the traditional Chinese garden while learning the interesting history, culture, custom from your guide. If you prefer a more intimate garden, you could substitute to the other garden such as Master of Nets Garden, Lingering Garden, Lion Forest Garden etc.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

Next head to Pingjiang historic Road, explore the “boutique stone paved street” full of interesting arts, old residences, crafts, local traditions etc. Choose to enjoy a relaxing gondola ride to fully immerse yourself in the charm of the little “Oriental Venice”.
After that take a break and treat yourself with a delightful local lunch, try some of the local popular dishes with the recommendation from your expert guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tiger Hill, No.8 Huqiushan, Suzhou 215008 China

Continue the fun afternoon adventure with your guide, based on your own preferences, you will have the option of visiting the 13th century Buddhist temple with classic garden complex , or you could choose to visit the interesting silk factory located in the old Japanese Concession where you will enjoy fun learning experience of the fascinating silk process from the little silk worm to the fine materials. Or visit to famed Tiger Hill and enjoy fun walking up to the Asia No.1 leaning pagoda: Huqiu Pagoda.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Depends on the time you have, you may also visit China No.1 ancient street, enjoy the dynamic culture and beautiful water town scenery while walking cross the “Fortune Bridge”, various local streets food, arts, see the ancient city gate and wall etc.
As mentioned, the itinerary can be fully customized, if you prefer, you could also substitute the above-mentioned sites to the following other popular sites:
1) Panmen Scenic area;

2) Museums: Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Museum, Garden Museum of Suzhou;

3)Temple: Hanshan Temple, Beisi Temple etc.

After an enjoyable day, you will travel back to Shanghai with your guide with the convenient drop off at your downtown Shanghai hotel or other downtown area as per your requests.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Shanghai area
  • Transportation: based on your chosen tour option (see details upon booking)
  • Local tasty lunch( If "All inclusive tour " is booked)
  • Entrance fee to one garden( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)
  • Boat Ride in the canal ( If " All Inclusive Tour" is Booked)

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to the garden (If"All incluisve" option is not selected)
  • Lunch, food and drinks (if " All Inclusive "option is not booked)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants (for fast train ticket reservation)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • 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
Private pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in dowtown Shanghai. Please advise pick up details at time of booking.

Voucher info

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


8 to 9 hours

User's Reviews


09 Jun, 2023

Sunny did a perfect job of guiding us through the transportation and the joyful experience of Suzhou. We loved both the visit to the preserved historic part and modern Suzhou. The lunch at the restaurant of her choosing was the best meal we had in our two weeks in China. Aside from her making smooth arrangements, Sunny was a perfect travel companion. Highly recommend.


11 Apr, 2021

Had a great time in Suzhou with our tour guide Annie. We went through all the transit seamlessly and hit all the major points. It was nice just being able to enjoy and learn about a destination without having to deal with logistics.


03 Mar, 2021

Rita was one of the best tour guides we had in China. Her English was perfect and she was also patient and knowledgeable of the history of China. We had a car pick us up and visit the town of Suzhou but did not have enough time to visit any other town. It was a full day returning at 6pm. Rita made it an amazing day.


14 Mar, 2020

The service was very propmt right from booking to execution. Guide was very helpful and eager to work around the needs of the group. Highly recommend.


31 Jan, 2020

We booked the all-inclusive version of the private day trip to Suzhou, with the bullet train option. Ruby cheerfully picked us up at our hotel and the private car driver took us all to the train station. Ruby provided us our train tickets and answered any questions we had. The bullet train was clean and quick (300 kmh); the trip to Suzhou was less than 30 minutes. From there, another private car driver took us into town. Suzhou's Historic District is large and provides a glimpse into the past. Ruby took us on a tour through the Humble Administrator's Garden, which has beautiful landscaping, buildings, furnishing and art. We later enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Ruby then took us on a walk through part of the old town and then on a Gondola ride on one of Suzhou's many canals, explaining the area history and architecture. We then took a private car to a Silk Factory, where Ruby provided a tour; learning about the silk manufacturing process, all the way from cocoon to fabric. Even had a chance to tour a large on-site store; my wife loves her new silk scarf. One more car trip back to the bullet train station, and a quick ride back to Shanghai. Another private car took Ruby and us back to our hotel. Everything went according to plan, and Ruby was a wonderful host and guide. We'd highly recommend the Sunny Private Day Trip from Shanghai to Suzhou, all-inclusive, with the bullet train option. It made for a great and memorable day.

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