4 Days Feel the charm of the classic gardens

Suzhou is known as the "Garden City". By the end of the Qing Dynasty, there were more than 170 gardens in and around the city, of which more than 50 are still in existence. During this 4-day Suzhou tour, you will explore the most famous and featured gardens in Suzhou and see the local’s life there.

Trip Highlights

  • Appreciate the charm and deliberate skills of the classic man-made gardens in Suzhou
  • Take a rickshaw tour around Suzhou to see the open markets and local people's life
  • Take a relaxing cruise in Grand Canal in Suzhou

Customizable Tour Itinerary

After landing, you will be met by our guide with a warm smile. Together with the driver, the guide will escort you to the hotel. Rest in the hotel on your own.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available

  • Hotels: W Suzhou, InterContinental Suzhou, Suzhou Marriott Hotel, Garden Hotel Suzhou
Lingering GardenLingering Garden

After breakfast, set out for an exciting tour today, starting from Lingering Garden, one of the Four Greatest Gardens in China and well known for its exquisite architectural layout and many strange stones. Then move on to feel the unique historic and cultural features of Suzhou at Panmen Scenic Area.

In the afternoon, you will have a special experience, the rickshaw tour around Suzhou. Siting on the rickshaw through the old streets & small Hutongs in Suzhou, you will see the open market and local people's life and get to know more about Suzhou.

At the end of the day, you will stroll at Pingjiang Road, which retains the architectural style of ancient times. You can see all kinds of shops over here, Suzhou traditional snacks, toys, old collections, traditional restaurants and beverage shops.

Optional evening activity: Night Show in the Master of Nets Garden (There are 8 night shows from 19:30 to 22:00 in the Master of Nets Garden. Each show will last for about 10 minutes and the guests can enjoy the shows whenever they join in. Actors and actress in ancient theatrical costumes of generous local styles play the local folk music and folk dancing for the guests in the halls or pavilions, representing a fantastic scene of "One show in one hall, shows changing while guests changing".)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Pingjiang RoadPingjiang Road

Begin with Suzhou Museum today, which combines the architectural style of the Suzhou traditional gardens and a more modern vision. The main collections are ancient paintings, calligraphy, porcelain, crafts, unearthed cultural relics and revolutionary cultural relics.

Afterwards, go on to Humble Administrator’s Garden, the largest garden in Suzhou. The whole garden features in water scenery, green hills, delicate pavilions and beautiful flowers and trees.

The day tour ends with a cruise in Grand Canal in Suzhou. It takes about 40 minutes and offers a view of China's typical waterside residences and arched stone bridges along the riverside.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Grand CanalGrand Canal

Today is your departure day. Pack your bag and wait for the guide at the hotel lobby at the confirmed time. The guide will help you with the airport check-in. Wave your hands at the airport check-in gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast,

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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