2-Day Phenomenal World Heritage Sites in Suzhou and Tongli Ancient Water Town Tour

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2-Day Phenomenal World Heritage Sites in Suzhou and Tongli Ancient Water TownTour Highlights

  • The exquisitely designed and well-preserved private gardens.
  • Enjoy the amazing cultural heritage of the Kun Opera.
  • Leisurely night walk on Pingjiang Road and enjoy the stunning night views.
  • Touring the well-preserved ancient water town of Tongli with a leisurely rowboat ride.
  • Enjoy the pleasant Nanyuan Tea House in Tongli.

Price Per Person: Available upon request

Notes:

  • We suggest you do not travel during the National Day holiday (Oct. 1-Oct. 7) because the tourist attractions will be very crowded and tour prices will increase.
  • This tour is a private tour with private English-speaking guide, private car, and driver.

Services Included:

  • Double/twin occupancy accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Activities as listed in the trip.
  • Private car and driver for transfers.
  • Daily Free mineral water (1 bottle per person)
  • Government tax.

Services Not Included:

  • International transportation.
  • Domestic train.
  • China visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Arrival at Suzhou

Activity: Kun Opera.

Meals: Chinese Lunch 

Accommodation:

Nanlin Hotel **** or similar class

 

Welcome to Suzhou, the beautiful water city with exquisite private gardens, intersecting waterways, and exquisite culture. It is an ancient city both with classic and modern elements. It’s considered to be the “Venice of the Orient”.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from Suzhou railway station by our local guide. Then you will spend a full day exploring the highlights of the city. First, visit Humble Administrator’s Garden, which was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and listed as one f the most beautiful gardens in China. It was initially a private garden of a former government official. Water is the major theme of the garden and its scenery includes small forests, rock formations, pavilions, halls, and parlors. Then, visit Panmen Gate, which is the only gate for both the land and water. Standing on the gate, you will see the famous Grand Canal.

Lunch will be a delicious local Chinese meal.

After Lunch, you will visit the famous Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute. You will find the beautiful and amazing double-sided embroidery which is unique in China. Continue on the tour, to the ancient Pingjiang Historical Street. This section features the stone flagging road, well-preserved traditional residents, laneways, and waterways. After that, you will go to a nice tea house located on Pingjiang Road. and enjoy the world famous Kun Opera. You will have the chance to observe the intricate pre-performance process and the interesting Kun Opera performance. Afterward, drive back to your hotel.

Private Garden

Kun Opera

Day 2 Suzhou-Tongli-departure

Activities: Rowboat ride in Tongli Water Town.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

After breakfast, you will be transferred to explore Tongli Ancient Water Town, which is considered one of the most incredible south of Yangtze River. The town was originally built in the Song Dynasty. Most of the buildings in the town were built in Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 small canals divide the town into 7 different islets, and 49 well-preserved bridges. You will tour the highlights of the town including the Ming and Qing dynasties streets, Genle Hall, Tuisi Garden, Jiayin Hall, etc. You will also stop at the famous local Nanyuan Tea house, to enjoy a delicious cup of tea and relax. During the visit, you will also take a leisurely rowboat trip on the canals to explore the water town and experience the local lifestyle.

Lunch will be a tasty Chinese meal at a local restaurant in the town.

After the tour, drive back to Suzhou. Therefore, the end of your pleasant trip in Suzhou.

Water Town