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

Suzhou, China

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8 to 9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • A guided day trip to Suzhou city from Shanghai, with all-inclusive package option
  • Experience the thriving traditions of the picturesque heritage city, known for its preserved culture
  • Tours include admission to Humble Administrator's Garden, one of China’s most celebrated pond-filled parks
  • Travel comfortably in your own private transportation, with front-door transfers from your hotel
  • Experience high-speed bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle in both Shanghai and Suzhou
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown shanghai
  • Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road, Boat Ride and 1 Garden entrance fee (for All Inclusive Package)
  • Local lunch (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Boat ticket on the Grand Canal (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Rickshaw riding on Pingjiang road (only if All Inclusive Package is selected)
  • Round trip bullet train ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal


  • Hotel pick up and drop-off for locations outside of the downtown Shanghai areas
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Svanhild M
, Apr 2019
We are very satisfied with the tour! Xin was very good! Her English was very good, and she answered all our questions very good. She took very good care of us! We are very satisfied! I have been to toger tours to watertowns outside Shanghai, this is the best!!!
Nancy B
, Apr 2019
We had a fantastic day today! It was well paced and the transitions were all very smooth, from the hotel pick up to the bullet train to the drivers, both in Shanghai and in Suzhou. We learned so much fascinating information and history, and our guide, Daisy, was a wealth of information in a fun way. Walking through the Humble Administrator’s Garden was a delight, as was our lunch in a local authentic restaurant. The boat ride through the Shantang Slough totally exceeded our expectations and was so picturesque! And then our walk through the Old Town, with Daisy as our guide, provided an insight into the daily life and culture of Suzhou. We also appreciated the individual attention that a private tour provides. We highly recommend this tour, and would take it again!
Paul G
, Apr 2019
Alana picked us up from the hotel very promptly and was very friendly from the start. She explained our day and guided us through traffic and public transport with ease. Along the way she gave us information about Chinese culture, history and interesting facts. Each part of the day took us to see different aspects of Suzhou city. We had a traditional lunch where she catered for our tastes but also giving us an opportunity to try something different. She was particularly helpful with our internet needs, even showing me how to re- charge my phone for free. Thank you for a most enjoyable day.
, Apr 2019
My tour was amazing I love Suzhou. It is an amazing town just 20 minutes from Shanghai by taking the bullet train. At first I was picked up in my hotel on time and the driver and the tour guide was so kind and welcoming. Then she helped me first by buying me breakfast and then by taking me to my seat in the train and all the time was worried that I was Ok. Our tour guide (Jenny) who knows everything about Suzhou. She first took us to the amazing Humble Administrator Gardens which are amazing and she explained to us in detail everything about such gardens. After the gardens we took a rickshaw that took us to an amazing street beside one of the canals with amazing stores and beautiful places. After that we arrived to a local restaurant with local Chinese food very good (I tasted different Chinese food as the one I tasted in Beijing pr Shanghai, more sea food). After, we walked a little bit and bought some ice creams as dessert. Then we were taken to one the Pagodas, its gardens and the city wall and again Jenny was an expert on the history of such sites explaining me very good in English all the details I need to know. This places were also breathtaking. After that we went to the Tiger Hill to take a boat and sailing a little bit in one of the main canals of the city so to get to know a little bit more about the city and its history and feeling how the locals use to lived in the past. Then we continue walking by the streets of old town of Suzhou between canals and beautiful stores full with beautiful Chinese clothing and a lot of different food stores. I was traveling alone so the tour guide was so good with me by helping me taking pictures. Finally we arrived to the train station to return to Shanghai. I was so happy with this tour and I am hoping to return to Suzhou and staying at least 3 days to get to know more about the local history food and amazing shop stores. Thank you so much for the amazing tour, it has been one of the best days during my trip to China.
Matthew V
, Mar 2019
I give 5 stars. Charlie was excellent - so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We LOVED the tour - especially the boat trip. The one unexpected highlight was the lunch in Suzhou - WOW, it was really outstanding! We are so glad we found this tour company. Wilson and Charlie both helped make our visit to Shanghai an excellent one!
Wing Kei H
, Feb 2019
We have a very well-planned day your to Suzhou from Shanghai. From the hotel pick-up, bullet train, private care ride in Suzhou, rickshaw and boat ride, everything is well planned and everything went well. We enjoyed the sumptuous lunch with various local delicacies and traditional music performance. The ancient wall and canal were highlights which show you how Suzhou people live with history and modernity at the same time. Suzhou is a perfect spot for a day trip if you would like to have a glimpse of the traditional Chinese garden and historic relics but avoiding the crowd. We cannot recommend Alana and Queen enough for their wonderful service and enthusiasm in catering our need every minute. Many thanks!
Htet Pyai S
, Jan 2019
5 stars to our guide Alana. She is very kind to us and we are very pleased to her detailed explanations about our trip. She well arranged the trip for us. The tour is very convenient and it is really a nice and pleasant tour at all. The van is big enough to our 6 persons group and the bullet train we took is also very ease to travel with kids. Overall, we are very happy with the tour today.
Heng-Kooi Y
, Sep 2018
Well-organized trip with spot on time in getting to places with no unnecessary time wasted. Appreciate the little extra things Alana put in like taking our photo and the warm and friendly approach in taking us around. An unforgettable trip and we enjoyed the tour as much as the company of Alana.
Alexander L
, Aug 2018

This was our 3rd day in a row with the same tour company, so our guide Alana helped us customize our experience based on what we had already seen. Very helpful! Suzhou is a beautiful city and one day doesn't do it justice, but we got a lot in. The Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the biggest formerly private gardens in China historic Pingjiang Road a boat ride along the Grand Canal Panmen Gate and a stroll down Shantang Road after sundown, where it's lit up at night. Definitely recommended!

Teresita S
, Oct 2017

The private tour was GREAT inspite of the rainy weather!!!
1. Transpo - The van was spacious and very comfortable for 6 of us. The driver drove very well.
2. Tour and meal - Sites were interesting and we enjoyed our lunch meal - yummy!!!
3. Tour guide - Alana has a very pleasant personality. She provided EXCELLENT and PROACTIVE SERVICE: going the extra mile and above and beyond our expectations which made our whole Shanghai visit not only the Suzhou day trip enjoyable. Even before our arrival, Alana replied to our queries in a very timely manner even on weekends which helped us prepare well for our Shanghai trip. We really appreciated her thoughtfulness and sincere care as she offered several suggestions, tips etc for our 5 day visit. With such an excellent service experience, I'd highly recommend Viator to my friends.


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