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Visit the city of Suzhou on a 10-hour tour from Shanghai by high-speed train. With a private guide, you'll discover the beauty of Suzhou, known for its gardens that together form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Lion Grove Garden (or Lion Forest Garden) and Humble Administrator's Garden, and take a boat ride through Pingjiang. Train ticket, transfers in Suzhou, and lunch are included.
  • 10-hour tour from Shanghai to Suzhou
  • Travel by express train
  • Visit two of the city's UNESCO-listed gardens—Lion Grove Garden and Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Take a boat ride along the canals
  • Lunch and entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
Your day trip begins at Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, where you'll board the train to Suzhou (your round-trip ticket will be delivered to your hotel, in downtown Shanghai, a day before your tour).

When you arrive in Suzhou, meet your private guide and start your exploration of the city at Lion Grove Garden, one of the city's four World Heritage–listed gardens. With a history of more than 650 years, Lion Grove Garden is known for its labyrinth-like grotto of rocks, which some say resemble lions.

Next, continue to your second attraction, Humble Administrator's Garden (aka Zhouzheng Garden), often considered to be the best in southern China. Dating back to the 12th century, this site was once the home of a Tang dynasty scholar. Enjoy time here to soak in all the scenery, including the jumble of bridges, pavilions, pools, mazes, and islands, as well as 48 different structures and more than 20 ancient trees.

Then enjoy a lunch of traditional Chinese cuisine before visiting Pingjiang Road for a walk and a boat ride. Explore the shops and Song dynasty houses that line the street before hopping on a small boat for a ride along the waterways of Suzhou, which give the city its nickname, 'Venice of the East.' 

Your time in Suzhou comes to an end as you're transferred back to the train station for the express train ride back to Shanghai.
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