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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Visit two of south China’s most celebrated water towns on a private trip from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical canals and bridges, and visit its Humble Administrator’s Garden and one of its silk factories. After lunch (own expense), choose to visit Zhouzhuang or Tongli, two ancient water towns famous for their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming- and Qing-era houses. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Private tour
Private guide
Transport by private air conditioned MPV van
Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area, pick up does not include the hotel in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meet at the downtown point)
Entrance fee to Tongli or Zhouzhuang Town
Food and drinks
Boat ride along the canal (About $15 to $25.00usd per boat. Each boat can accommodate 6 pax)

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Traveler pickup is offered
Private pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in dowtown Shanghai. Please advise pick up details at time of booking.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Sunny Tours Shanghai
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai.

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Wonderful Tour and Guide - PERSONALIZED- GREAT VEHICLE
, Jul 2019
I wanted to say how wonderful and friendly Annie was on our trip. The first thing she did was ask for our expectations on what we wanted to see. From there she gave a very personalized tour. She was knowledgeable and answered many questions. She was excellent to communicate with and so receptive to our requests. It was great practicing my Chinese with her she made it flow simply. The tour did a great job challenging me intellectually both in knowledge and culturally. This is a rare quality in a tour guide. Having been on many tours with Viator this was definitely one of the top tours I have been on. The driver was quick, present, and had a lovely luxury tour bus with excellent cleanliness. I hope that Viator keeps using quality tour groups such as Sunny Tours for future bookings in China.
Private tour is the way to go!
, Mar 2019
China can be intimidating for non mandarin speaking tourist like us. That's why we choose this tour. All went smooth. Throughout the tour i kept wondering how stressful it would be if we chose to go by ourself 😅 private car, flexible time and itinerary, no need to wory about language barrier, translator if you want to buy/hagle, and your personal photographer 😁 our tour guide Sunny was very helpful to make our trip smooth, accomodative to our need and preferences, and very informative and knowledgeable about china! Her english is impecable, so need not to worry about that Zhouzhuang was the highlight of our trip, very beautiful, and Sunny managed to get us there avoiding crowded hours. So it was very comfortable stroll.
We wanted to see more of Shanghai than...
Renate M
, Sep 2018
We wanted to see more of Shanghai than just the city so we decided to take this tour. Sunny, our guide was wonderful and knowledgable. She greeted us on time and had a wonderful day planned. We spent the morning at the Humble Administrator's garden in Suzhou which was beautiful. Sunny made the place some alive with her expert explanations and sense of humour. We had a great lunch in Suzhou and then spend the afternoon in Tongli. Tongli was a refreshing surprise not crowded and less touristy than some of the other water towns. the gardens there were also beautiful. It was a full day and everything ran smoothly from beginning to end. Sunny was able to tailor the day to our interests and offered us various options to fill the day. She answered all our questions about culture and history, It was a highlight of our trip to China. I would highly recommend this tour and Sunny in particular
Suzhou / Tongli tour with Sunny
Robin W
, Aug 2018
Sunny was fabulous! She made our day fun, and infused our time with valuable information as well as enjoyable activities at the gardens in Suzhou and beautiful water town of Tongli. She was also flexible and accommodated the needs of our group, which ranged in age from 9 to 65!
Fei Fei was our tour guide, and she was...
Bee Lye K
, Jun 2018
Fei Fei was our tour guide, and she was punctuate and accommodative. We had the flexibility in changing our tour itineraries. Fei Fei is fluent in English and efficient in presenting the history of the places. On that day was heavy down pour, but the rain did not dampen our spirits. We were so taken in by the beauty and uniqueness of these places. We as a group, thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would not hesitate to give our thumbs-up for the tour guide plus the tour.
Our guide Fei Fei was knowledgeable...
, Apr 2018
Our guide Fei Fei was knowledgeable and experienced, giving us a good overview of Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, as well as insights into the history and culture of these places. Fei Fei was also patient and accommodating when we wanted to stop to pick up souvenirs along the way. The drive out to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang was comfortable in a private MPV. Overall, a great introduction to these cities, allowing us to see both the modern China as well as the charming, quaint, ancient water towns.
We had a onderful guide, Rita. She...
, Dec 2017
We had a onderful guide, Rita. She was patient listened to us and what we wanted The day is long but Rita made it seem very relaxed. Found us a fantastic place for lunch. We loved the Tongli wAter town as well as the gardens of Suzhou. The silk factory was very interesting.
We took this private tour to Suzhou...
, May 2017
We took this private tour to Suzhou and the water town Tongli. Our guide, Sunny, was punctually waiting for us at the hotel lobby and guided us to a big comfortable van with a very professional and polite driver. Sunny was really friendly and nice from the beginning she shared her wide knowledge of the towns and chinese culture with us and was always happy to answer all our questions. The tour was very well prepared as we had time to see everything, but also had some freedom to stop for shopping whenever we asked for, and where Sunny would also help us to communicate with buyers. Overall a highly recommended tour with a super good tour guide to make the day perfect!
Despite the overcast skies and...
William W
, May 2017
Despite the overcast skies and threatening rain, the day was perfect for visiting Suzhou and Tongli. At Suzhou we went to the beautiful World Heritage site garden. It was spectacular in its beauty and peacefulness. After spending time there we moved on to Tongli to see the canals and shops and restaurants. This is the town that definitely has the feel and character of Venice. You can see why it's known as the Venice of the East. The garden is also very beautiful but much smaller than at Suzhou. The tour definitely met all my expectations and was well worth the price and time.
What a great day! It was very nice...
Gerald M
, Mar 2017
What a great day! It was very nice getting off the beaten path and exploring the gardens and water canals. Sunny was an excellent source of knowledge and her command of the English language is superb! We saw the back alleys and ate lunch in a local restaurant that we would not have been able to do without Sunny! Highly recommended!

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