Suzhou

Suzhou Tours

Private & Bespoke China Tours with Suzhou's Classical Gardens & Grand Canal
It would be a great pity to leave China without taking a Suzhou tour. Suzhou is as beautiful as one can imagine. Oriental Venice, City of Silk, Garden City, and these titles may sound familiar to you. Our selection of Suzhou tours offers you a chance to explore UNESCO-listed Chinese classical gardens like Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, and Lion Grove Garden; taste the famous Huaiyang cuisine; and listen to Suzhou's soft dialect. Just go through our popular tour itineraries and send us your inquiry, and we can customize tours for you. Then, follow your private local guide to find out if Suzhou lives up to its titles!

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Why Private Tours

A hassle-free trip at your own pace for your own group
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    Your Own Party, Guides & Transfer

    If you and your party purchase a "private" tour, you won't have to share the experience with anybody else. At every step, you'll have access to knowledgeable local guides who can fill in the blanks in your understanding. A private car will be used for every stage of the trip. Your trip, beginning with your arrival at the airport and ending when you have dropped off again, will be completely stress-free and enjoyable.

  • Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants
    Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants

    We're well aware of the need of maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough rest when traveling. In order to provide you with a wide range of options, we take the time to carefully assess each location and choose a wide range of high-quality hotels and restaurants every year. Our goal is straightforward: to provide you with the convenience and coziness of home while you are away from it.

  • Travel with Full of Flexibility
    Travel with Full of Flexibility

    When taking a private tour, you can expect individualized attention focused on your specific needs. You can travel with complete peace of mind and just have fun, as everything about your vacation is being handled. Simply tell your tour guide what you're most interested in seeing and what you'd rather skip entirely, and he or she will adjust the schedule accordingly.

Top Places to Visit in Suzhou

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HUMBLE ADMINISTRATOR'S GARDEN & LINGERING GARDEN

Suzhou is referred to as the "city of gardens," and more than 50 of its ancient private gardens still stand today, some of which were included in the World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. The largest classical garden in Suzhou, The Humble Administrator's Garden, was one of them. It was constructed 500 years ago and features gorgeous pools, exquisite rockeries, elegant halls and pavilions, and an abundance of flowers and trees. The Lingering Garden, which formerly belonged to a Ming Dynasty official, is another one of them and is recognized as a typical example of Suzhou classical gardens.

  • MASTER OF THE NETS GARDEN
    MASTER OF THE NETS GARDEN

    The site is Suzhou's sole private garden that is open at night. As nightfall comes, why not take a stroll around here to feel the Chinese romance, while listening to the instrumental ensemble of pipa and xiao, enjoying water sleeve dance, and appreciating the Kun Opera?

  • Suzhou Museum
    SUZHOU MUSEUM

    The comprehensive museum showcases the history, culture, and artwork of Suzhou. Over 20,000 items make up its collections, which include national treasures of Buddhism, burial objects from royal tombs, porcelain, pottery, jade ware, and paintings and calligraphy.

  • TONGLI WATER TOWN
    TONGLI WATER TOWN

    Private gardens, temples, celebrity mansions, and dozens of well-preserved ancient bridges are the majority of the town's iconic structures. The Min Cake, a type of rice cake made as a tribute to the former royals and filled with beans and walnuts, is a must-try snack in this town.

  • GRAND CANAL
    GRAND CANAL
    Because of this canal, Suzhou became a paradise for thousands of merchants in ancient China, at that time, nearly half of the freight was transported by water. The canal now is a popular attraction, connecting many historical sites, such as Pan Gate, a gate of the ancient city wall.
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