Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Wander among lotus ponds and bamboo groves at the Lingering Garden. Learn more about Chinese history in Panmen Gate, take a pleasant stroll down Pinjiang Historic Street and enjoy a leisure boat cruise on Grand Canal. A culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: China Private Tours-Suzhou Private One-day Tour, Suzhou, JiangsuPick up service is arranged at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station.Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty.Pay a visit to Panmen Gate, which is a historical landmark in Suzhou. Panmen Gate is China's existing only water and land parallel gate, is one of the signs of the ancient city of Suzhou. It is now part of the Panmen Gate Scenic Area. It is known for the "three landmarks of Pan Gate". They are the Ruiguang Pagoda, the Wu Gate Bridge, the entrance to the gate at that time over the water passage and the highest bridge in Suzhou at the time, and Panmen Gate. The Ruigang Pagoda is constructed of brick with wooden platforms and has simple Buddhist carvings at its base. Enjoy your lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, our tour guide will take you to the local restaurant which stay away from the touristy restaurant and give you good recommendations on spot.Then take a stroll down Pingjiang Historic Street, which is a great way to get acquainted with the local vibe. Quiet, leafy and slow-paced, the street is lined with old Chinese houses as well as restaurants and teahouses serving traditional foods and drinks.Then go to Grand Canal. Suzhou Section is the essential part undertaking freight transport on the canal. Most of the coal, constructional materials, rice, oil and various agricultural products to the city, towns, villages are transferred through the course of the river. Today, you'll have chance to take a private rowing boat cruise on Grand Canal to appreaciate those historical interest left along the river.The last stop is Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill has a long and rich history of silk culture, including mulberry tree and silk worm cultivation and turning raw silk into beautiful fabric. Suzhou's climate and soil are perfect for silk production, and the city has been a center of China's silk trade for many centuries. It has been a proud steward of this heritage for over 80 years. It's more like a museum which show you how the silk is made from cocoons from the beginning and the whole silk process.After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Suzhou or Suzhou train station.Duration: 7 hours