Suzhou, China
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Get acquainted with the wonders of Suzhou, historic city home to the Grand Canal, on a private full-day tour. Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time, this tour includes a boat ride on the Grand Canal—a manmade landmark reputedly visible from space—and a panoramic tour of highlights such as Panmen Gate and Pingjiang Road. Plus, you’ll watch a traditional performance featuring comic opera and storytelling in a teahouse.
  • Private full-day tour of Suzhou including Grand Canal boat ride
  • A comprehensive tour ideal for first-time visitors
  • Take a panoramic tour of highlights such as Panmen Gate and Pingjiang Road
  • Watch a traditional performance featuring comic opera and storytelling in a teahouse
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Reviews

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, Jun 2017

This was a great tour-- the Humble Administrator's Garden and the canal boat ride were highlights!
I'm not sure that I would choose to do the rickshaw ride again, mostly because it goes past the exact same sights as the boat ride on the canal and so we didn't get to see anything new and it's not as unique an experience as you would think.
This particular tour was also nice because it originated in Suzhou, which is unusual-- most tours of Suzhou are day trips from Shanghai. I feel like we could have asked to add one or two more sites in since we didn't have to add travel time to our itinerary, but this is something I only know in hindsight and, what we did still took about 6 hours, including lunch.
Our guide and driver were also nice enough to start our tour at 8 am, which was good in the hot weather because it meant that we were finishing up as the day go to its hottest point. This is really considerate for those who don't want to be outside in the extreme heat of summer.

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, May 2017

Went to Suzhou with my wife and sister, booked a private tour with Mike can't recall family name. He was great! Didn't care for some of the scripted events told him beforehand and he was very flexible/accommodating about arranging our preferred alternatives. Visited Humble Administrator's Garden, Garden to Linger In, Suzhou Silk Mill/Museum, took a rickshaw ride along Pingjiang Lu and boat ride on the Grand Canal. All are must sees if one has to drop out it would be the boat ride. Throughout, Mike was helpful, knowledgeable and organized. His English language capability was the best we've encountered in China. Ate lunch at a relatively authentic restaurant on Pinjiang Lu Mike took care to arrange for us to sample several local specialties. Pickup at/delivery to our hotel in Shanghai was prompt, went off without a hitch. All in all a wonderful, educational experience! Would not hesitate to recommend this tour, and Mike, to others.


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