Take a private day trip from Shanghai to discover the beautiful town of Suzhou, famous for its Chinese gardens, canals and silk production. Stroll through two of the classical gardens of Suzhou that belong to the UNESCO World Heritage, go on a canal cruise in a traditional boat and visit the silk factory. Your private guide will tell you more about each site and show you the best spots of the historic town.
In the morning, you will be picked you up at your hotel in Shanghai and brought to the train station. With a fast train you will comfortably reach Suzhou. Upon arrival, you will visit the Master of the Nets Garden with your private guide. Witness how beautifully natural landscapes are recreated in miniature here. Inspired by the simple and solitary life of fishermen, the garden transmits tranquility and harmony.
After a Chinese lunch, the tour continues to the Humble Administrator’s Garden, originally built during the Ming Dynasty. With more than 52,000 sq. meters, it is the largest garden of Suzhou and belongs to China’s most exquisite gardens. Stroll along picturesque ponds, bridges and pavilions, while learning more about the garden’s design and history.
The next highlight of the tour is a cruise along the canals of Suzhou. On a traditional boat, you will travel through the city’s charming waterways and pass by classic architecture. You will also visit the traditional Silk Factory, before returning to Shanghai in the evening.