Day 1 Suzhou
Upon arrival, you will meet our professional guide and driver outside the railway station, and it is recommended you arrive in Suzhou before 09:00 a.m. After a warm greeting, we will set out for Zhenhu to begin this 2-day private Suzhou tour immediately. First you will visit the China’s Embroidery Art Museum, which provides you with a chance to take a close look at fine works of the four famous embroideries in China and other boutique embroidered products. Then, our guide will accompany you to the Embroidery Street. Here, not only will you be dazzled by the various embroideries, you can also see how local women embroider fabrics with colorful patterns. At about noon, you will be escorted to have lunch at a nice local restaurant.
After lunch, we will take a comfortable drive to the Luxiang Ancient Village on Dongshan Peninsula by the Taihu Lake. It attracts a lot of tourists for its long alleys, archways in various styles, and fine stone carvings. Later, our guide will take you to appreciate the breathtaking scenery of the Taihu Lake along its bank.
Today’s dinner is not provided by us. The guide and driver will send you back to downtown Suzhou to have a meal. Afterwards, we will arrange you to enjoy the Kun Opera and Suzhou Pingtan performances at an elegant tea house as your after-dinner entertainments. When today’s private Suzhou tour ends, you will be delivered to the hotel for check-in.
Accommodation: Mercure Hotel (Suzhou Railway Station)
Day 2 Suzhou
After breakfast, we will transfer you to visit the Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum. It is a large museum consisting of nearly a thousand treasured embroideries, hand-made costumes, antique furniture, jade wares, etc. These exquisite handicraft works can tell you the remarkable history and culture of Suzhou arts and crafts. After that, you will be guided to Canglang Pavilion, which is a secluded and quiet place featuring outstanding scenes of rockery and delicate lattice windows along galleries. Today’s lunch is not included in the price, but the guide is willing to recommend some good restaurants for you if needed.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to the riverside old street – Pingjiang Road to experience the historical and cultural ambience by viewing the well-arranged folk houses of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911) and varied centuries-old bridges on the rivers. You can also have a taste of some local snacks on the street if interested. Next, we will cruise along the Grand Canal for about 30 minutes to admire the charming scenery from different perspectives. After that, we will guide you to the Humble Administrator’s Garden. It is the representative among graceful classical gardens in southern Yangtze River and is full of poetic scenes. Then you will appreciate the Master of Nets Garden with the company of our guide. Once owned by a court official, this garden has a compact layout, ingeniously constructed architectures, tasteful ornaments and wonderful natural scenes.
Your two days’ private Suzhou tour package draws to an end at this point. We will then escort you back to the hotel or Suzhou railway station. We suggest you book a train leaving after 17:30 p.m.
Meal: Western buffet breakfast
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