Suzhou City
Suzhou City

Do you want to have a day excursion to Suzhou to feel the charm of “Venice of the East“. Do you want to have a side trip to a water town near Shanghai to appreciate charm of a Jiangnan waterfront town. Now we integrate these two elements into one day tour from Shanghai. In just one day, you will see the Master of Nets Garden, the Pan Gate, Suzhou Silk Museum and amazing Shantang Water Town. This is a daily departure group tour. Service includes pick-up and drop-off service, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide, lunch and round-way Shanghai’s hotel transfer.

Tour Code: SHC06
Price: USD125 per person
Departure: Daily
Duration: 10 hours
Tour type: Join-in group tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Shanghai hotel around 7:30
Finishing point and time: Your Shanghai hotel around 18:00
Language: English

Master of Nets Garden
Master of Nets Garden

Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Shanghai around 7:30. Then drive to Suzhou (2 hours). Suzhou, often dubbed the “Venice of the East” , is well-known around the world for its rich culture, classical gardens, elegant canals, small waterways and playful stone bridges. Especially the classical gardens are a brilliant part of Chinese cultural heritage.

In this tour you will marvel at the exquisite Master of Nets Garden (1.2 hours), the smallest garden in Suzhou yet the most impressive garden due to the illusion it creates a much bigger space. It is the masterpiece of Southern China Garden Art.

After that you will have chance to visit the Suzhou Silk Museum, which displays silk relics, silkworms and ancient tools. You will learn about how silk is weaved at the same time.

Shantang Water Town
Shantang Water Town

Then continue your trip to the Pan Gate (30 minutes), a historical landmark in Suzhou. It was built in Yuan Dynasty and is the only existing water and land gate in China.

Head to Shantang Water Town, a famous ancient town of Southern China. There you will see ancient style houses, elegant watery views and the local  traditions and customs. You will also find many shops which sell traditional souvenirs such as engravings, stones carvings and embroideries.

Transfer back to your hotel in Shanghai. End of the tour.


  1. Our tour guide will call your hotel or leave a message before the tour date to let you know pick up time.
  2. The tour is guaranteed departure for at least 2 travelers. If you are a single traveler, consult with us to see if the tour is available on the date.

Service  includes:
1. Entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary
2. Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
3. Air-conditioned tour van or coach
4. English speaking tour guide
5. Chinese lunch

Service excludes:
1. Tips to the guide and driver

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