Suzhou and Tongli Water Village 12 April 2024 - Private Day Trip rom Shanghai - Suzhou and Tongli Water Village |

Private Day Trip rom Shanghai - Suzhou and Tongli Water Village

Suzhou and Tongli Water Village, Shanghai, China
All photos (8)
Select date

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Important Info
Type: Show
City: Shanghai, China
Starts at: 09:00

Explore beautiful Suzhou and Tongli Water Village during this amazing private day tour. It's the perfect culture introduction of both Chinese gardens and water town. Pick any historical sites you want to visit in Suzhou like Humble of Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum and so on. Your private professional local guide will take good care of you and explain you all the history about each places. Followed by a visit to Tongli Water Town where you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride and a sightseeing in famous Tuisi Garden.

What's included

  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown shanghai
  • Local lunch
  • Boat ticket in Tongli Water Village
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town

What's not included

  • Gratuities

What to expect:

Stop At: Humble Administrator's Garden, No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001 China

Meet up your friendly private guide in the morning, and depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to start your wonderful day trip.

Head up to beautiful Suzhou and visit to the famous Humble Administrator's Garden. Upon arrival, you will stroll around old houses, ponds, and walkways inside the garden. The garden is considered the model of the modern Chinese Garden. Sitting in the pavilion beside the pond, you will fell like stepping back in history. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou China

From Humble Administrator's Garden, head up to famous Pingjiang Road, and visit either Hanshan Temple or Tiger Hill based on your interests. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

After lunch time, continue tour to Tongli water village where you will have a walk in the Tuisi Garden (Retreat & Reflection Garden), and enjoy a relaxing boat ride there. The ancient households and the old city gate wall are along the riverside, and you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China.

The tour concludes with a ride back to your shanghai hotel. 

Duration: 3 hours

Language: Chinese, English

Venue Info

Suzhou and Tongli Water Village - Shanghai
Location   178 Dongbei St, Gusu District, Suzhou

Suzhou is located to the west of Shanghai. It is famous for its bridges and gardens, as well as the fact that it stands on an ancient canal. Tongli, alternately Tong-Li is a town in Wujiang district, on the outskirts of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town.

Suzhou is famous for its over 60 Classical Gardens, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the most UNESCO-recognized gardens in the world.

The Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden are among the four most famous classical gardens in China. The Canglang Pavilion, Lion Grove Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden, respectively representing the garden styles of traditional architecture are called the four most famous gardens in Suzhou. Other gardens inscribed on the World Heritage List include the Couple's Retreat Garden, the Garden of Cultivation, and the Retreat and Reflection Garden. Five Peaks Garden which dates to the Ming dynasty (1522-1566) is also located in the Suzhou. Ming painter Wen Boren established his home on the site. The original name was Qiayin Shanfang and the garden is located at Changmin West Street.

The Suzhou section of the Jiangnan Canal, Grand Canal (China), includes ten city gates and over 20 stone bridges of traditional design and historic areas that have been well preserved, as well as temples and pavilions. There are a full 24 waterways in Suzhou near the Grand Canal.

In 2015, both 800-year-old Pingjiang Road Historical Block (平江路) and 1,200-year-old Shantang Street Scenic Area (山塘街) were added to the list of China's "National Historic and Cultural Streets".

Pingjiang Road runs parallel to the Pingjiang River for 1.5 kilometers and is lined with homes and some teahouses. Shantang Street, over twice as long at 3.8 km, is described by the BBC as retaining "the alluring qualities of an old canal-side street: whitewashed buildings are completed by red-tasseled lanterns that swing softly in the breeze, adding to the charm of the river bank".

Boat tours are offered on the waterways of this city that was dubbed the "Venice of the East" by Marco Polo because of its criss-crossing canals and stone bridges. The Grand Canal (from Beijing to Zhejiang province) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tongli is half an hour away from Suzhou city and about two hours from Shanghai by buses. The town is also accessible by Suzhou Metro (Line 4).

The Retreat & Reflection Garden
One of the most notable attractions is the Retreat & Reflection Garden (退思园). It was designed by the artist Yuanlong for Ren Lansheng and built in 1885–1887. In 2001, the Retreat & Reflection Garden was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Luoxing Zhou
It is an island on the lake. There are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in this place. Its scenery is very beautiful. During the Spring Festival, people will go there to strike the bell to pray.

The Pearl Tower
It is a not real tower and it is just a model made up of pearls. Also, it's the name of a famous drama. It is in this place that the moving story between Fangqin and Chen Cui’e happened. Fangqin's father was banished by the court. So he came to his aunt to ask for help, but when his aunt heard of the bad news of Fang's she despised the poor and refused to help him. But his cousin was very kind and gave the Pearl Tower secretly to Fangqin. So latterly, Fangqin became the Zhuangyuan.

Three Bridges
There are 55 bridges in the town of Tongli. The most famous are the three bridges. They are Taiping, Jili, and Changqing Bridges. They all represent blessing. When getting married, the birth of a child, celebrating birthday, people will walk across the three bridges to pray for the health and happiness.

Important Info
Type: Show
City: Shanghai, China
Starts at: 09:00
Top of page