Mini Group: One-Day Suzhou Classic Gardens Tour from Shanghai

Cultural & Theme Tours in Suzhou

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• Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden where you can gain an insight into the Chinese garden art of 500 years ago. • Take a rickshaw to the narrow alleys of Suzhou and experience the elegance of South China. • Visit  the most elegant garden in Suzhou: the Master of the Nets Garden. • Stroll along the old Pingjiang Street and experience the essence of Suzhou. Great Experience Guaranteed: • Mini Group: Our tour groups only allow maximum 6 people to make sure the best possible travel experience. • No Shopping: We don't arrange any tourist shops and factories for our customers as that usually take you lot of time and money and the products are often overcharged.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou, JiangsuTime: 10:00-11:30The garden is the best representative of Chinese classical gardens, constructed in the Ming dynasty, which focuses on a central pond with pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers located nearby, the garden is divided into three parts: the eastern, middle and western parts. At 5 hectares the largest of these beautiful gardens, it is one of the most famous one. It provides everyone with pleasure. Don't miss the Garden Museum - actually don't miss any of these lovely places. Tourists may wear comfortable shoes, as there's a lot of walking here.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, JiangsuTime: 11:30-12:00The street was built alongside the Pingjiang River 800 years ago. It is 1,606 meters (a mile) long and located in the northeast part of the ancient town of Suzhou, next to the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Suzhou Garden Museum. In the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties, Suzhou was also called Pingjiang, so the road was named after the area. You will ride the rickshaw in comfort to the heart of Pingjiang Street instead of a long walking distance. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, JiangsuTime: 13:30-15:00This 0.6-hectare (1½-acre) garden replicates an elegant structure of a typical official's residence in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). The present garden was founded on the former site of a Song Dynasty official's mansion. Its owner, an early Qing Dynasty official, Song Zongyuan, gave the garden its present name based on an earlier one, the "Fisherman's Retreat". It consists of a residential quarter and the actual garden.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Admission to Humble Administrator's Garden and the Master of the Nets Garden.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the Middle Ring Zone of Shanghai
  • English-speaking friendly local guide and experienced driver
  • Lunch at a local restaurant near Pingjiang Street
  • Bottled water
  • Rickshaw to Pingjiang Street
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Master-of-Nets Garden

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Airport transfer


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included