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One Day Suzhou Sightseeing Tour From Shanghai by High Speed Train

From $73 per person

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Searching for the best Suzhou tour from Shanghai? This one day Suzhou sightseeing tour from Shanghai is specially designed for visitors who are tight on time. Book this private day tour, get a taste of Suzhou and see the essence of Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Tiger Hill and much more. This day tour is 100% flexible and customizable, ensure you take this tour at your pace.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Shantang Street, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Pick-up point:
Suzhou Train Station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Suzhou Train Station or your hotel in Suzhou (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, Western Union, Alipay, Wechat

Available: Daily

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Suzhou
  • Today's Activities: Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Shantang Street, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, you can take the bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, it takes 30 minutes only for one way. Upon arrival, our Suzhou tour guide will pick you up at the exit of Suzhou train station. You will find a welcome signage “Suzhou Private Tour”. And your Suzhou tour start.

Our Suzhou Pick Up Sign "Suzhou Private Tour"

Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty. A good place to let your mind and body rest.


Continue the tour to Tiger Hill is also famous as Surging Sea Hill because of its natural beauty. The hill extends over an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) and is 36 meters (118 feet) in height. Though small in size, Tiger Hill is provided with a great many gorgeous scenes, historical sites, numerous towering ancient trees, and a Tiger Hill Pagoda on the top of the hill. You will find lots of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. The Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is a must for tourists. The great Song literary man Su Dongpo said, "It would be a pity if you had been to Suzhou but didn't get to visit the Tiger Hill." As a showcase of Suzhou and one of the first ten exemplary civilized tourist attractions of China.


Then visit Shantang Street, it also called Seven-mile Shantang, is located in the northwest of Suzhou, and the total length of it is about seven li (3.5 kilometers). Shantang Street in Suzhou attracts many tourists from home and abroad. Most of them prefer traveling along the canal, enjoying beautiful scenery. Owing to its distinguished geographic location and convenient water and land transportation, Shantang Street was one of the streets which trade and culture were most highly developed in Ming and Qing dynasties, regarded as “the No.1 Ancient Street in China”. The renovated Shantang Street becomes the place which shows the essence of natural views and human landscapes of Suzhou, which is rated as “the miniature of old Suzhou and the window of Wu culture”. There is a folk song, singing “There is a paradise in heaven, but there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on the earth. Hangzhou has the West Lake while Suzhou has Shantang. Both are good places with boundless sceneries”, which is the vivid image of Shantang.


 Suzhou Museum. It has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new Suzhou museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei with the area of over 10,700 square metres. Not only does the museum become a monumental design building in Suzhou, but also a significant construction, merging the traditional Chinese architectural design with the future. 


Your final stop is Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory. It is a one hundred year old state-owned factory in Suzhou, the silk city in China. It gains a good reputation in China silk for its traditional skills to make silk and the exhibitions of culture and history of silk in China.


After the tour ends, our tour guide will take you to Suzhou train station or your hotel in Suzhou. 

There are some useful tips for you to puchase train ticket between Suzhou and Shanghai:
From Shanghai to Suzhou:
Option 1: G7104 Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Suzhou Station: Depart at 08:54AM and arrive at 09:30AM
Option 2: G7006 Shanghai Station to Suzhou Station: Depart at 09:00AM and arrive at 09:25AM
Please choose one of the above options according to your hotel location

From Suzhou to Shanghai
Option 1: G7119 Depart at 17:56 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Station at 18:32
Option 2: G7243 Depart at 18:02 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Station at 18:27

Note: You can ask your hotel help you book it or you can book it online by yourself in advance. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All  transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharing one standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels, Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered
6. Admission Fee: All first admission/entrance fee     s in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Roger S
Reviewed 09 August 2018
What's the best way from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suzhou

Hi, to who may concern, I will be in Suzhou for Bussiness in Sep, will fly to Shanghai first, could you let me know the best/fastest way from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suzhou. Thanks!

Replied:09 August 2018

Dear Roger, 

Taking bullet train ( G trains) from Shanghai to Suzhou is the most comfortable and convenient way, G train is the fastes among trains, it takes around 25-30 minutes from Shanghai train station to Suzhou train station and costs around CNY40. You can take taxi/subway from airport to Shanghai train station first and take train to Suzhou.

Some options listed as below for your reference:
1). Take Shanghai Pudong Airport Suttle Bus to Suzhou, it costs CNY 84 and takes around 2.5 hours for one way.
2). Take subway directly to Shanghai Hongqiao station and take bullet train to Suzhou
3). Take taxi to Shanghai train station or Shanghai Hongqiao station (Shanghai station is closer) and take bullet train to Suzhou
4). Take taxi to Suzhou directly. it takes around 2.5 hours and costs around CNY500 for one way

1. Subway starts around 6am every day.
2. Shanghai Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus starts at 10am and ends 19:50pm, almost 30minutes one shuttle bus. It costs CNY84
3. If you want to be in Suzhou as early as possible, it seems taking taxi is better for you.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or need any help. Thanks!

Reviewed 07 July 2018
Suzhou Day Tour from Shanghai by Train

My husband and I will be disembarking from our cruise (Celebrity Millennium) at Shanghai on Sep 25. We are from HK and my husband is Shanghainese, and we have been to Shanghai many times. This time, we want to visit Suzhou for a day, see the gardens and canals, also visit the Suzhou Museum.

We will be flying back to HK from Pudong Airport around 6pm on Sep 26. We can either spend the night of Sep 25 in Pudong or Suzhou, but taking our luggage with us to Suzhou would be a problem. So we plan to stay in Shanghai near the Pudong Airport after getting off the cruise. We can then take an early morning train from Shanghai Railway station to Suzhou on Sep 26, but we have to be back to Pudong before 5pm to take or flight back to HK.

We probably only have 5-6 hours in Suzhou on wednesday, Sep 26. Please let us know if this is feasible and how much it costs for a private tour. We do not mind joining other

people with similar interests.

Than you.


Replied:07 July 2018

Dear Margy,

Thanks for your inquiry for our Suzhou tour service. Yes, the tour is available, we will send you the detailed itinerary and quotation by email soonest. Plz check your email later.

There are some useful Tips for you to puchase train ticket for your reference:
From Shanghai to Suzhou:
Option 1: G222 Shanghai Station to Suzhou Bei Station: Depart at 07:05AM and arrive at 07:33AM
Option 2: G106 Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Suzhou Bei Station: Depart at 07:12AM and arrive at 07:37AM

From Suzhou to Shanghai
Option 1: G7117 Depart at 16:08 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Station at 16:44
Option 2: G7017 Depart at 16:14 from Suzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Station at 16:40

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or need any help. Thanks!

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