Dongshan Ancient Town
Dongshan Ancient Town

With 4 days, you will be fully exposed to famous city Suzhou, which is a historical and cultural city representing Chinese leisure culture for traditional Chinese literati. The trip is colorful and without hurry. We will take you to visit private gardens and imperial temporary palaces, museums and ancient commercial street, various Huaiyang style street snacks, the vast expanse of Taihu Lake and vigorous Dongshan Mountain, thriving Suzhou city and quiet Dongshan Ancient Town, elegant opera show and subtle intangible cultural heritage, glamorous oriental floral art and weird artificial gardening landscape. You will either walk in the towering mountains, or cruise on winding canals, or bike along beautiful lake. Delicate Suzhou-style life is a real in-depth experience of the East.

Tour Code: SZT01
Departure: Daily
Duration: 4 days
Language: English
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Details (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Suzhou Museum
Suzhou Museum

Day 1 Arrive in Suzhou L.D
Our tour guide will greet you at airport or railway station. Then ride to visit world cultural heritage – The Lingering Garden, in the garden you will exchange ideas with Su-style flower arrangement artist. Then walk about three hundred meters to check in at the garden style hotel – Grand Garden Hotel. After some short rest, walk about 10 minutes to visit the most best conserved old street –Shantang Street and taste some Suzhou-style food in the street. Then some free time for you to explore the street and around. Back to the hotel.

Day 2 Suzhou B.L.D
Check out after breakfast. Take private car to visit Suzhou Museum, which is designed by famous Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. Then continue to Mudu Ancient Town, and take sculling boat to Hongyin Mountain House which brought Qianlong back so often in his six times inspection on Southern China. Have dinner in one hundred year old restaurant–Mudu Shi Family Restaurant where you will have chance to enjoy famous black rice in Wuzhen.

If time allowed, you will travel to China’s walnut-carving village and talk with the national level walnut-carving artist. After that head to Taihu Wetland Park to enjoy sunset on the lake. Then Drive to Dongshan Peninsula and check in at local style Diaohualou Hotel. Enjoy dinner at local Moli Restaurant.

Ink Tongli Dancing Show
Ink Tongli Dancing Show

Day 3 Suzhou B.L.D
Check out after breakfast. Walk along Dongshan Old Street and feel the original status of town in Sothern China. Then walk through the Xiangshui Stream and orchard on hillside and hike the beautiful natural landscapes of 24 bends of Moli Mountain. Overlook the view of Taihu Lake. Then drive to Lugang Ancient Village where you will have lunch in a local family. In the afternoon bike along Dongshan Peninsula for about one hour and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the lake. After that have a short rest at a coffee shop in Qingwa Village. Continue the trip to Tongli Ancient Town to see the wooden bridge, running stream and, local residents. You will also visit the Pearl Pagoda and Retreat & Reflection Garden. Have dinner at a local Nayuan Chashe Restaurant. After dinner enjoy Ink Tongli Dancing Show.  Check in at Jingsi Garden Hotel Suzhou.

Day 4 Depart Suzhou B
After breakfast walk to visit Jingsi Garden which features for strange stones. The garden owns the largest ornamental stone in the country. Check out your hotel and transfer to airport or railway station.

Service included:
1. 4 star hotel room with breakfast included.
2. Local Chinese lunch and dinner
3. Private air-conditioned van with experienced driver
4. Entrance tickets to tourist spots mentioned above
5. Private English speaking tour guide

Service excluded:
1. Entry or Exit Suzhou transportation
2. Tips to guide and driver
3. Personal expenses

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