Highlights of Suzhou
The scenery at Suzhou tops any other in the world. Suzhou garden is equivalent to an art piece combining architecture, rocks, waters, flowers and trees, carvings, paintings and calligraphy together. It is rich in both natural and aesthetic value. You will marvel at the changing sceneries at every turn. Suzhou is considered to be rich in natural resources and talent pool. Similar to Hangzhou, it has been hailed as a paradise on earth. For decades, its enticing landscape and elegant gardens have gained a great reputation. Suzhou garden is also known as the most beautiful in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is crowned as the Oriental Venice, which is unique for its small stone bridges and meandering waters.
Highlights of Suzhou: Leisure & Romantic Watertown
Day 1: When you step out of the railway station, you’ll find your personal tour guide with a name sign waiting at the arrival hall. You will take the private, air-conditioned vehicle to start a city tour. You will spend the morning in Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest classical garden in Suzhou also known as the "Venice of the East." After, lunch will be provided at a local fine restaurant. You will visit Suzhou Museum and the Lion Grove Garden. Suzhou Museum was designed by I.M. Pei and houses artworks of ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphies and handmade crafts etc. The Lion Grove Garden got its name from the shape of large Taihu rocks resembling lions. Before going back to the hotel you can take a walk on Pingjiang Road and experience the city as a local. In the evening you can enjoy a colorful and musical night visit to Master Net's Garden.
Hotels in Suzhou recommended: luxury hotels - Suzhou Marriott Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, InterContinental Suzhou, Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, or similar; Boutique hotels – Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Suzhou, Pan Pacific Suzhou or similar
Day 2: Following breakfast, you’ll ride about 30 minutes to Tongli Ancient Town which is well known for its system of canals. A relaxing boat ride allows you to watch how local people live peacefully. Lunch is later arranged at a local fine restaurant. You’ll ride back to the city and visit Panmen Gate which was built during the Warring States period in the state of Wu with the purpose of protecting the city. Your guide and driver will escort you to the railway station to see you off.
Meals: breakfast included in the hotel, fine local restaurants for lunch or dinner upon your request
- Note: the Highlights of Suzhou tour itinerary mentioned above is only a sample; we can customize this tour to meet your requests.