Discover a place of tranquility on this tour of the gardens of Suzhou. This city is famous for its charming and ancient gardens. Learn about the lure Suzhou has had on visitors from far and wide, including the explorer Marco Polo. Led by an expert guide.
What to Expect
Suzhou is a haven for classical gardens, and is a source inspiration for gardeners across the globe. Take this day tour led by an expert English-speaking guide, and discover for yourself the delights of Suzhou.
The history of classical gardens in Suzhou dates back to 6th century B.C. when gardens were built for the local governors, noble families, and celebrities. There were more than 200 gardens in 18th century Suzhou, when Suzhou was the richest city in China.
Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, one of the 4 most famous gardens in China. You will also see the Garden of Master of Nets, the most elegant and exquisite. Each garden will immerse you in the world of Chinese arts and philosophy. You will gain an understanding of the idea that humans should live in accordance with the nature of the world.
In the afternoon wander the old streets and take a tour of the Panmen Ancient Watergate. Here the sleepy canals and bridges reveal to you more stories and histories of Suzhou, often named as the ancient city of Oriental Venice.
With hotel pick-up and drop-off provided, plus all entrance fees and the expertise of your guide, you can roam these beauty spots free from the usual stresses of traveling.
- Private round-trip transportation
- Sightseeing program
- Local English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Parking and toll fees
What's Not Included
- Hotel accommodation
- Flight/train ticket
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Go
• Prices are quoted in US dollar per adult. A child price is 80% of the adult price. Prices are for references only and may vary according to your travel date and group size.