Humble Administrator's Garden Tours

Humble Administrator's Garden
Of all the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, the Humble Administrator’s Garden is the largest, most famous, and best preserved. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this uniquely-designed garden takes visitors through scenic pathways, quiet pavilions, ancient bridges, calm ponds, and small, forested areas dating back to the Ming dynasty. The Hall of Drifting Fragrance, a traditional Chinese residence at the garden's center, offers views of vast lawns, flowing water, and crape myrtle trees, while the nearby Small Flying Rainbow Bridge is the only bridge in the garden you can walk across.

A great family activity, you can visit the garden on an easy day trip from Shanghai. Combine your ticket with a visit to the famous Zhouzhuang water village nearby or opt for a private tour of Suzhou's classical gardens to visit Tiger Hill and Master of Nets, as well.

Practical Info

Suzhou is located approximately 62 miles (100 km) west of Shanghai, and the two cities are connected by high-speed train. The garden is open 7:30am to 5:30pm daily from March to November, and 7:30am to 5pm daily mid-November to February. Adult admission is 90 CNY in spring and summer and 70 CNY in winter. Some tours utilize the high-speed train rather than road transport.

Did You Know? The Humble Administrator’s Garden was originally the private garden of a government servant named Wang Xianchen. It was said that Xianchen grew frustrated with his work, and built the garden so that he could lead the simple life of a humble man instead, hence the name of the garden.
Address: 178 Dongbei Street, Suzhou, Eastern China, China
Hours: 7:30am–5:30pm daily (March–Nov), 7:30am–5pm daily (Nov–Feb)
Admission: Varies by season
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Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

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.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Suzhou on a private full-day tour. It's the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick three or four attractions, perhaps a classical garden of Suzhou, the boat ride on the ancient canals, a Buddhist pagoda, the Suzhou museum or local opera, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense, upgrade to tour with first class train ticket at time of booking.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

Explore few top attractions of Suzhou within your limited time. The half-day tour 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. Private guide and transfer services are included
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village including Humble Administrator's Garden from Shanghai

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens of Suzhou and the water village of Zhouzhuang on a full-day private tour from Shanghai. Visit the gardens of Suzhou (Humble Administrator’s Garden), created from the 11th to 19th centuries and considered masterpieces of classical Chinese garden design. After lunch, cruise the canals of Zhouzhuang aboard a traditional Chinese gondola and admire the Ming- and Qing-era architecture that lines the waterways of the ‘Venice of the East.’ Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, silk factory stop, and all transportation.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Independent Tour of Suzhou from Shanghai

This self-guided tour offers you a offers your a comfortable private transfer service to Suzhou from Shanghai. Discover the top attractions of Suzhou by yourself with your own pace.Accompanied by your private driver and stop at the beautiful garden, 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. This service also applies to business travelers who needs a private round trip transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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2-Day Private Tour of Shanghai and Suzhou

Take two days to explore Shanghai and Suzhou with a private guide, starting with a Shanghai sightseeing tour. Visit Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Yu Gardens and Bazaar, and the World Financial Center for different perspectives on Shanghai. Then travel by train to Suzhou, where you find the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 11th to 19th centuries. Visit two prized gardens, the Humble Administrator's Garden and Garden of the Master of the Nets, and stroll along Pingjiang Road before returning to Shanghai in the evening.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Incredible Suzhou Cultural Day Tour with Garden and Tiger Hill

Experience the best of Suzhou on this exciting day tour. Appreciate the art of Humble Administrator's Garden and its profound history. Wonder among the gorgeous scenes at Tiger Hill, the No.1 sight of Suzhou. Learn more about Chinese history in Panmen Gate, take a pleasant stroll down Shantang Street. A culture visit to see how the silk produced is also included!
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Private Day Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from Shanghai

Travel by train from Shanghai to Suzhou to take in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens of Suzhou. The gardens were founded as long ago as the 11th century and represent the pinnacle of classical Chinese garden design. Upon your arrival in Suzhou, your private guide meets you and shows you highlights including Humble Administrator's Garden and Garden of the Masters of the Nets. You’ll also ascend Tiger Hill to see historical sites from the 2,500-year long history of Suzhou.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Day Trip with Lunch from Shanghai

Explore beautiful Suzhou and Tongli Water Village with lunch at a delicious noodle restaurant by canal during this amazing private day tour. It's the perfect landscaping and 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.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Independent Tour of Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

This self-guided day trip offers your a comfortable private transfer service between Shanghai and Suzhou plus Tongli water village. Discover beautiful scenery of Suzhou and the tranquil water village Tongli and beautiful Tuisi Garden at your own pace. Accompanied by your friendly private driver, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road, Tiger Hill and etc.. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village if you like.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Suzhou Highlight Half-Day Tour

In this very short half-day Suzhou highlight tour, you will visit the main attractions of Suzhou including Humble Administration Garden, Tiger Hill, and a Silk Factory.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

Discover Suzhou’s loveliest attractions, all in one day: this small-group tour takes the hassle out of organizing your own sightseeing excursion. Following morning hotel pickup, head to the Humble Administrator’s Garden, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the Hanshan Temple before stopping for a traditional, Chinese lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll explore scenic Tiger Hill and will then head to a silk factory, where you’ll learn about every step of the silk-weaving process. At day's end, return to your hotel.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day with Lunch

Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting gardens and the bridges and visit one of the UNESCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering, Temples or museums based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Zhouzhuang ,rated as National 5A attractions and also known as the China No. 1 water town, explore the ancient stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming and Qing era residences with your local expert guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Tiger Hill and Gardens

Combine some of Suzhou's top attractions in a single private tour that includes stops at the Master of Nets Garden, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and Tiger Hill. Explore one Tiger Hill's historical attractions, see the region's largest classical Chinese garden at the Humble Administrator's Garden, and stroll through the prominent Master of Nets Garden, listening to enlightening commentary from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Suzhou Early Bird Tour: Humble Administrator's Garden with Kunqu Opera and Breakfast

This early morning private tour is designed for tourists who are interested in historical sites,anecdotes,customs,local handicrafts and traditional local life. Have an early entry and discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Garden titled “mother of all the gardens on the earth” before it is officially open . Appreciate world-renown Kunqu Opera in the famous garden with selected dim-sum breakfast. Take a boat ride along the canals to explore the well-preserved traditional community with stone bridges and old residences. Scroll along the characteristic old block and take a fan painting lesson with the help of a painting master.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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One Day Classic Tour in Suzhou

In this trip you will visit the most classical garden and the most pretty garden in the city. You have a chance to visit the old neighborhood in the city where there is very few tourists to go, you can experience the real life of local people.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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2-Day Amazing Shanghai and Suzhou Private Tour including Water Town

Discover amazing Shanghai city and Suzhou plus one famous water village (Tongli, Zhouzhuang or Zhujiajiao) in this 2-day private sightseeing tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests, such as Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road, a relax boat ride in the water village and more! The itinerary can be 100% customized based on your interests. This tour offers a booking option to upgrade your package to see famous Shanghai acrobatic show.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Independent Tour of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village from Shanghai

This self-guided day trip offers your a comfortable private transfer service between Shanghai and Suzhou plus Zhouzhuang water village. Discover beautiful scenery of Suzhou and the number 1 famous water village Zhouzhuang at your own pace. Accompanied by your friendly private driver, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road and etc.. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Zhouzhuang water village.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Private Customized Suzhou Highlights Tour with Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden

Explore beautiful Suzhou and the famous water village Tongli in this private day tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street or others. In addition, visit Tuisi Garden (Retreat & Reflection Garden) and enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Trip: Suzhou from Shanghai

Discover China’s rich classical garden and silk-making heritage on a private 8.5-hour tour from Shanghai to Suzhou. Travel to this history-infused city, and stroll around the pavilions, ponds, and bridges of two UNESCO-protected garden masterpieces: the Master of the Nets and Humble Administrator’s gardens. After lunch (own expense), learn how Suzhou’s prized embroidered silk is made at the city’s Silk Museum. Round-trip private transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Customized Suzhou Highlights Tour including Zhouzhuang Water Village

Explore beautiful Suzhou and the famous water village Zhouzhuang in this private day tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street or others. In addition, enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village and experience the local culture.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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