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This picturesque village southeast of Suzhou is one of several ancient water towns dotting the Yangtze River Delta. More than a dozen rivers and waterways divide this Song Dynasty town into multiple islets, connected by 49 stone bridges. This Venice of the Orient is also known for its gardens, including the UNESCO-listed Tuisi Garden.

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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

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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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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.00
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$280.00
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Private: One-Day Suzhou and Tongli Tour from Shanghai

Private: One-Day Suzhou and Tongli Tour from Shanghai

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Trade the neon bustle of Shanghai for a day spent exploring the region’s historical water towns on this enchanting, private tour. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle. Go for a rickshaw tour of Suzhou’s pretty Pingjiang Road before heading to a local dumpling restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to the Tongli Water Town to discover evocative canals, centuries-old buildings, and the UNESCO-listed Retreat & Reflection Garden.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.47
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$215.47
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Private Tongli Water Town Day Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch from Suzhou

Private Tongli Water Town Day Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch from Suzhou

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Voyage to one of China’s famous ancient water towns, Tongli, during this tour from Suzhou, including round-trip transport. First, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Retreat and Reflection Garden, and then take a cruise along the nearby lake in a wooden boat. Visit Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall before catching sight of three of the most popular bridges out of the more than the 50 found in town.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.17
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$122.17
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Mini Group Suzhou Day Tour from Shanghai to Classical Garden, Tongli Water Town

Mini Group Suzhou Day Tour from Shanghai to Classical Garden, Tongli Water Town

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Discover Suzhou and Tongli Water Town on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed The Master of Nets Garden, a classical Chinese garden founded in the 11th Century. Then, on the banks of the Yangtze River, wander the ancient streets of Tongli Water Town. Listen as your expert guide provides fascinating facts and anecdotes about each location. Tour group size is limited to six, ensuring a more intimate experience.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village

Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village

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Visit two ancient water towns and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and dumpling-making class on this full-day tour from Shanghai. Explore the canals, bridges, and 19th-century garden at Tongli, and then visit a courtyard home in the primitive water village of Jinze. Here, enjoy a home-cooked lunch, tea ceremony, and dumpling making class, and try some Chinese calligraphy. Includes entrance fees, lunch, tea ceremony, dumplings, drinks, and central Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.00
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$248.00

2-Day Shanghai Suzhou Tour by High Speed Train, Private No Shopping Package

2-Day Shanghai Suzhou Tour by High Speed Train, Private No Shopping Package

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Take two days to explore Shanghai and Suzhou with a private guide, starting with a Shanghai sightseeing tour. Visit Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Yu Gardens and Bazaar, and the World Financial Center for different perspectives on Shanghai. Then travel by train to Suzhou, where you find the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 11th to 19th centuries. Visit two prized gardens, the Humble Administrator's Garden and Garden of the Master of the Nets, and stroll along Pingjiang Road before returning to Shanghai in the evening.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$416.00
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$416.00
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5-Day Private Tour to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou by High Speed Train

5-Day Private Tour to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou by High Speed Train

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See the best of Shanghai and Suzhou on a private 2-day tour with an informative guide and small-group of up to nine guests. Visit the Shanghai Museum, walk through the lovely Yu Gardens and Bazaar, take in colonial architecture along the Bund, shop along Nanjing Road, and enjoy a Huangpu River cruise. Then travel out to Suzhou and Tongli water town to see ancient streets lined with charming old buildings and explore the Classical Garden of Suzhou.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,186.00
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$1,186.00
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Private Flexible Suzhou City Tour with Tongli or Zhouzhuang Water Town Options

Private Flexible Suzhou City Tour with Tongli or Zhouzhuang Water Town Options

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Suzhou visitors that want to discover China's ancient towns can always take a group tour, but then you're one in the crowd, and stuck with a rigid itinerary. Instead, try this private tour experience, complete with a flexible itinerary and a guide—just for your group—that leads the way. Highlights include exploring the gardens and bridges of Suzhou, a stop at a silk factory, and a visit to one of the area's historic water towns—included in the tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.90
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$170.90
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Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

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From the canals of Tongli Water Village to the pagodas of the Lingering Garden, discover the beauty of Shanghai's outlying areas on this private tour from downtown. This tour also includes a visit to a silk factory, the 1,000-year-old village of Shantang, and a traditional Chinese lunch. Your private guide will provide insightful narration throughout the tour and ensure a comfortable and convenient excursion from the city.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$254.94
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$254.94
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Half Day Suzhou City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town

Half Day Suzhou City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town

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Put language and transport worries aside on this convenient guided tour that checks off highlights of Suzhou as well as Tongli water town. Start at the Lingering Garden, recognized by UNESCO, then discover Suzhou’s history at the Suzhou Museum and learn about silk at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Finally, travel back in time as you stroll the alleys, bridges, and islets of Tongli water town.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.21
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$151.21
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Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour & Tongli Water Town From Shanghai by Train

Private Suzhou Half Day City Tour & Tongli Water Town From Shanghai by Train

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Spend the day exploring Suzhou’s most important landmarks—and the nearby Tongli Water Town, too—on this flexible, private tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Suzhou hotel or train station, and venture first to the UNESCO-listed Lingering Garden, one of China’s most beautiful, classical gardens. Then, discover more about the region’s heritage when you visit the Suzhou Museum and a local silk-weaving factory. Later, you’ll discover the Tongli Water Town, famed for its many canals and lovely scenery.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.31
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$227.31
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Private Round Trip Transfer to Top 6 Water Villages of China from Shanghai City

Private Round Trip Transfer to Top 6 Water Villages of China from Shanghai City

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Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your centrally located hotel in Shanghai to one of the classic water village of China: Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Kezhi, Nanxun, Xitang or Wuzhen (choose 1 upon booking). Explore thousand-year-old water village, stroll around the alleyways, bridges, classic Chinese old houses and take a relax boat on the water canals by your own. This is a private transfer service only, all attraction fees are at your own cost.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.20
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$68.20
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Private Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Private Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

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Explore beautiful Suzhou and the famous water village Tongli in this private day trip from Shanghai. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road and etc.. In addition, visit Tuisi Garden (Retreat & Reflection Garden) and enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$238.00
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$238.00
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Authentic Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Private Tour from Shanghai

Authentic Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Private Tour from Shanghai

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Explore the most beautiful destinations in the surrounding areas of Shanghai,this tour is specially designed for you to see Suzhou highlights and spectacular water town with it's original architectures. Travel via comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Suzhou, where you’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Master of Nets Garden,stroll along the 800 years old walking street by the canal and then a local market packed with different kind of interesting things is highly recommended for your visit to get to know some aspects about the local authentic lives of this city. As one of China’s best-preserved water towns,experience the traditional water town life in the countryside will definitely complete your tour . Tour available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village with Suzhou Garden from Shanghai

Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village with Suzhou Garden from Shanghai

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This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, so its quite convenient to add to visit some city sightseeing as well, such as Panmen Gate and Garden of Master of Nets. All the tickets, lunch, transport and guide are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.00
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$260.00
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

Suzhou and Tongli Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting gardens and the bridges and visit one of the UNESCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering, Temples or museums based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Tongli, one of the most authentic ancient water towns without over developed, explore the ancient stone bridges, tranquil canals, Ming and Qing era houses and Tuisi garden with your local guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.41
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$163.41
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Private Suzhou Tour from Shanghai with Master-of-Nets Garden and Tongli Town

Private Suzhou Tour from Shanghai with Master-of-Nets Garden and Tongli Town

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This tour takes you through four of the most famous historical Suzhou Attractions. Enjoy the beautiful design of the Master-of-Nets garden, the relics on display in the museum, the shops along the canal street of Pingjiang Road and visit a typical water town.Learn about the city, and get out to explore the best parts on your own. 1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Master-of-Nets Garden 2. Walk along Pingjiang Road and enjoy local lifestyle 3. Visit Tongli Water Town 4. Pick-up and drop-off service 5. Lunch at local restaurant
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.00
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$224.00
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Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village and Tuisi Garden from Shanghai

Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Village and Tuisi Garden from Shanghai

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Step out of the modern world and into ancient watery landscapes on this private tour of Tongli Town with personal translator/guide. Relax as your private vehicle collects you from your door, then learn about the town’s rich history as you stroll ancient bridges, visit historic Tuisi Garden, feast on a local lunch, and cruise sleepy canals. Throughout, you can say goodbye to language hassles and simply enjoy the ride.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.80
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$212.80
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Tour from Shanghai with Options

Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Tour from Shanghai with Options

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Enjoy a relaxing day tour to the enchanting Suzhou and the picturesque ancient water town Tongli , appreciate the classic and remarkable Humble administrator's garden and explore the colorful old street . Take a most tranquil boat ride along the ancient canal. Discover the beauty of the typical southeast water villiage and gain a great insight to the local culture, custom and history from your knowledgeable and friendly guide. Choose the flexible departure time based on your own prefered time and enjoy a fully customized itinerary that catering to your interests.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$211.80
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$211.80
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Six-day package tour of Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Mount Huangshan

Six-day package tour of Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Mount Huangshan

The first day of the tour you will visit from the Bund and the Old Town to the backstreets of the former French Concession in Shanghai. The paradise city Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in China, founded in about 600 BC. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful environment, the city is often referred as " The Venice of the East. " You can walk or take a cruise dawdling around willow-fringed West Lake in Hangzhou, one of the nation's top sights, the most famous city lake in China, it's vast, placid and beautiful in equal measure, with its pagoda-capped hills to the north, picturesque causeways and lakeside gardens and parks. The Huangshan Mountain, China's most renowned mountain, is often referred to as the "most fantastic mountain under heaven". It's unique beauty blends the amazing grandeur, awful steepness, the misty clouds, the torrential waterfalls, the grotesque rocks, and the shy recesses. In 1990, it was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$5,857.14
per group
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$5,857.14
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Suzhou and Tongli Discovery Tour with Gondala Ride or Tea Tasting

Suzhou and Tongli Discovery Tour with Gondala Ride or Tea Tasting

Combine the classic garden city with a peaceful water town Tongli .Today our professional guide will meet you at the Suzhou Railway station and start the Suzhou Depth discovery tour. (we  can also help you to purchase the train tickets in advance ,please provide your passport number and full name at the time of booking).  This tour will enable you to discover the highlights of Suzhou , the Tiger Hill and Humble Administrator's Garden . Lunch will be arranged in the special local noodle restaurant. In the afternoon , drive to the well preserved water town of Tongli which is famous for bridges, canals and architecures .  At the end of the tour, tranferred back to the Suzhou Railway Station and finish the tour.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.00
Price varies by group size
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$193.00
Price varies by group size

Tongli Water Town Private Tour from Shanghai with Hot Spring Spa Experience

Tongli Water Town Private Tour from Shanghai with Hot Spring Spa Experience

Get away from the busy and hectic city life and visit one of the most beautiful and authentical water town Tongli, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the “China Oriental Venice “by wondering along the old canal lanes, stone bridges and historic old residences, pay a visit to the beautiful Tuisi garden listed in the UNESCO site… Enjoy a nice lunch at a quaint village and retreat yourself with a relaxing and amazing natural hot spring spa in one of the China’s top 10 famous hot-spring resorts, surrounded by the beautiful mountains, take in its fresh air and beautiful countryside scenery.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.50
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$266.50
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Suzhou Private Transfer to Tongli Water Town with Shanghai Drop-off Option

Suzhou Private Transfer to Tongli Water Town with Shanghai Drop-off Option

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Suzhou hotel, residential area or the train station to beautiful Tongli Water Village (approximately 30 kilometers from downtown Suzhou). This comfortable private car service usage duration is flexible between 1 to 8 hours and based on your preferred schedule. The drop-off location can be flexible based on your booking option, such as Tongli, Suzhou city, Shanghai City Center, or Shanghai Airport (PVG or SHA).
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.10
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$84.10
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Shanghai to Tongli Watertown Private Day Tour

Shanghai to Tongli Watertown Private Day Tour

Shanghai Tongli Watertown Private Day Tour. including Tongli Water Village, Jiayin Hall, Tuisi Garden, Ancient China Sexual Culture Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.00
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$313.00
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Should I book Tongli Water Town tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tongli Water Town can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Tongli Water Town 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tongli Water Town costs USD 68.20. Guided Tongli Water Town tours start around USD 68.20 per person.
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