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The Grand Canal is the longest and oldest man-made waterway in the world, once covering 1,115 miles (1,794 kilometers) from Beijing to Hangzhou. Dating from the fifth century BC, this engineering marvel is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some sections are still in use today.

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Group Day Tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

Group Day Tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

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Spare yourself the time and hassle of Chinese public transport with this convenient guided tour that covers two picturesque water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. In Suzhou, discover the Master-of-Nets Garden, the old city wall at Panmen Gate, and a silk mill. In Zhouzhuang, admire attractions like the celebrated Double Bridges. Tour includes a local restaurant lunch.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144,00
From
US$144,00

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

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Escape the bustle of modern Shanghai and enjoy a relaxing day in small-town China during this all-inclusive day trip to Suzhou, a picturesque riverside city famed for its centuries-old heritage. The Trip include a round-trip bullet train ticket. Upgrade your tour with all-inclusive package which offers a complimentary traditional Chinese lunch, a scenic boat ride along the Grand Canal, and a private rickshaw ride through history-packed Pingjiang Road.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$198,00
Price varies by group size
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US$198,00
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2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

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An old Chinese proverb says, “In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Experience these two classical cities from Shanghai with a private guide to put the culture in context on this 2-day adventure by bullet train and private car. Choose between a guiding and transfer service, with fast train tickets, or upgrade for an all-inclusive package with lunch, entrance tickets, and a Suzhou boat ride.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$468,00
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US$468,00
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Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Experience China’s “Venice of the East” on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, upgrade and relax on first-class bullet train tickets from Shanghai. Then explore this historic water town with an informative, professional guide and visit sites like the Humble Administrators Garden, Shantang Street, Suzhou Pingtan Opera, and Suzhou Museum. Enjoy a boat ride along the old canals and a complimentary meal.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$209,40
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US$209,40
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Flexible Suzhou Private Tour from Shanghai with First Class Bullet Train Option

Flexible Suzhou Private Tour from Shanghai with First Class Bullet Train Option

This relaxing day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai takes you to explore the top attractions of Suzhou. The itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Tasty lunch, round-trip bullet train ticket, private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Upgrade your bullet train seating into first class at time of booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$213,00
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US$213,00
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4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

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Make the most of your limited time in Suzhou, and see more of the city in less time, when you book this convenient, half-day tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and set off with just a private guide for company. In the space of just a few hours, you’ll discover top city highlights like the UNESCO-listed Humble Administrator’s Garden, the lofty Tiger Hall, the historical Panmen Gate, and more. On this flexible, customizable tour, you can also go for a boat trip down the Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$114,29
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US$114,29
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend a day exploring Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with your own private guide on this full-day tour. You'll start with Suzhou, known for its gardens and canals, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you'll head to Zhouzhuang, where you'll take a gondola ride along the canals and visit the 14th century Shen's House before returning to your Suzhou hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$163,41
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US$163,41
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

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Spend the day exploring beyond Shanghai’s city limits—and discover two of the region’s most beautiful destinations—on this full-day tour of Suzhou and the Zhouzhuang Water Town. Following pickup from one of several central locations, travel via comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Suzhou, where you’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Master of Nets Garden, will see the Grand Canal, and more. Then, transfer to the Zhouzhuang Water Town, where you’ll explore the centuries-old buildings and waterways by boat.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135,00
From
US$135,00
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Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

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The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, lunch, entrance fees, and more. -Instant Confirmation -Private day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou -Great overview and orientation of the city -Perfect introduction for first-time visitor -Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences -Private guide for a more personalized experience -Travel by boat and see the sights from the water - Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
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US$213,07
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US$213,07
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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

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Spare yourself the challenge of negotiating with boatmen and rickshaw drivers, and let your private guide do the heavy lifting on this classic Suzhou tour. Check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites as you tour the Lingering Garden and enjoy a private cruise down the Grand Canal. After a rickshaw ride, explore Shantang Street and Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill before your private driver drops you back.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143,20
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US$143,20
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Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

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This 2 days private tour takes you to explore the most famous attractions in Suzhou, which is noted as the "Garden of City". You will be able to see Lingering Garden, one of four famous classic gardens in China, the No.1 Ancient Street--Shantang Street, the most impressive garden in Suzhou--Master of Nest Garden and the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Longest artificial canal in the world--Grand Canal, etc. Moreover, the itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$296,40
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US$296,40
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3-Day Remarkable Private Tour of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou

3-Day Remarkable Private Tour of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou

Discover the fascinating Shanghai city and the beautiful Suzhou and Hangzhou during this 3-day private tour.  Enjoy the amazing sightseeing of the top attractions in each city and have a wonderful experience of the speedy bullet train of China. The itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. Accompany by your professional private guide each day to learn the local history and culture. Take away with the unforgettable sweet memories of Eastern China.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$625,00
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US$625,00
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Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai in Your Way

Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai in Your Way

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Escape Shanghai for a day and discover the peaceful and historical city of Suzhou—often described as “the Venice of the East” due to its picturesque canals. Pick between a private guide service, with transportation at your own expense, or upgrade for a tour by private vehicle. Upon arrival in Suzhou, you can stroll along its canals, spot centuries-old architecture, stop by a local restaurant for lunch (own expense), venture to Tiger Hill, explore scenic gardens, and more: the flexible itinerary is based around your interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$108,00
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US$108,00
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Private Hidden and Historical Suzhou Exploration from Shanghai

Private Hidden and Historical Suzhou Exploration from Shanghai

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Shanghai may be a bustling metropolis, yet within a short drive of this urban space travelers can find historic gems that are all too easy to miss. You can uncover more than 2000 years of history in the city of Suzhou on this private tour from Shanghai. See gardens and canals, visit a Buddhist pagoda, and even take a boat ride. With your personal guide's narration and easy travel included, this tour is a great way to uncover China's history.
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  • 8 hours
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US$200,00
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US$200,00
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Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Travel by bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, a relaxing 35-minute ride through the Chinese suburbs. With your local guide, visit the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Road and leisurely enjoy boat ride along ancient grand canal. Round trip 1st class bullet train ticket are all inclusive.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$238,00
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US$238,00
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Explore China’s “Venice of the East” on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the historic water town of Suzhou and stroll around the houses, ponds, and pathways of the UNESCO-designated Humble Administrator’s Garden. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and boat trip on the old Grand Canal, then experience local culture and history at the Suzhou Silk Museum and Tiger Hill.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$255,28
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US$255,28
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Flexible Suzhou Private Day Tour from Nanjing by Bullet Train

Flexible Suzhou Private Day Tour from Nanjing by Bullet Train

See beautiful Chinese Gardens and experience local culture of Suzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Nanjing by bullet train. You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. A tasty local lunch, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and driver service are included. Upgrade to All-Inclusive Tour Package with boat ride ticket and one top attraction entrance ticket at time of booking.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$245,00
Price varies by group size
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US$245,00
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Private Suzhou Night Tour:Master of the Nets Garden, Ancient Canal with Dinner

Private Suzhou Night Tour:Master of the Nets Garden, Ancient Canal with Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing and memorable night out by visiting famed UNESCO garden: The Master of the Nets garden when it’s lit up with the charming lights on the traditional buildings, watch the local art performances and enjoy the traditional Chinese music and opera sinning with the amazing garden setting. Savor a delightful dinner along the ancient canal and immerse yourself in the beautiful night view of the water town scenery, explore the ancient canal street full of colorful stores with arts, crafts and trinkets with your local guide and get a great insight into local custom, culture and sounds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145,27
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US$145,27
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2-Day Shanghai and Suzhou Private Customized Tour with First-Class Bullet Train

2-Day Shanghai and Suzhou Private Customized Tour with First-Class Bullet Train

This 2-day deluxe private package tour allows you to visit the two most remarkable city along south east China, discover the must-see highlights in Shanghai and visit the “heavenly city on the earth” Suzhou and experience the modern bullet train to Suzhou, travel with your own personal guide and get a more in-deep understanding of local culture, history and the sounds that the cities has to offer.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$388,00
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US$388,00
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Flexible Suzhou Private Day Tour from Hangzhou by Bullet Train

Flexible Suzhou Private Day Tour from Hangzhou by Bullet Train

Be amazed by the beautiful Chinese Gardens of Suzhou and experience the local culture atmosphere on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Hangzhou by bullet train. You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. A tasty local lunch, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and driver service are included. Upgrade to All-Inclusive Tour Package with boat ride ticket and one top attraction entrance ticket at time of booking.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$250,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$250,00
Price varies by group size
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Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

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Visit Suzhou without the hassle of driving or waiting for other passengers on this private guided tour from Shanghai. Explore the city's canals and gardens and discover why it is often called "the Venice of the East." Your tour includes a visit to a silk store, Chinese-style gondola cruise, and lunch.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$267,00
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From
US$267,00
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Private Suzhou Tour to Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

Private Suzhou Tour to Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

Maximize time in Suzhou with a full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set out to see historical sites including Fengqiao Bridge, Hanshan Temple, and Shantang Street. Board a private boat for a scenic ride on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Complete the tour with a visit to a silk mill and learn about the silk-making process.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$177,00
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From
US$177,00
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden

Private Suzhou Day Tour of Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden

Combine three of Suzhou's top attractions—Master of Nets Garden, the Panmen Gate, and the Grand Canal—in a single private tour. Stroll through the classic Master of Nets Garden, built in 1174; and learn about the historical significance of the Panmen Gate. Take a ride in a vintage wooden boat down the Grand Canal, accompanied by enlightening commentary from your dedicated guide. *Private tour combines Master of Nets, Panmen Gate, Grand Canal *Learn about the cultural and historical significance of each through guided commentary *Boat ride down the Grand Canal *All entrance fees included *Round-trip private transportation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124,17
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From
US$124,17
Price varies by group size

Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

This relaxing Suzhou day tour takes you to explore the top attractions of Suzhou. The itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal (optional) or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Tasty local lunch, private guide and transfer services are inclusive.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$152,74
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US$152,74
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Should I book Grand Canal tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Grand Canal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 45 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Grand Canal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Grand Canal costs USD 108.00. Guided Grand Canal tours start around USD 108.00 per person. See all 45 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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