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Discover Suzhou by Bullet Train

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 62 reviews.Shanghai, China

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Experience hosted by Bill

10 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

NATIONAL DAY FLASH SALES!What better way to explore one of the most historical town near Shanghai—still mostly survived China's modernization drive—than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of the 2500-year-old quaint town. I am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life.We will be going to Suzhou by bullet Train(at the speed of 180 miles/hour!) -Known as "Venice of The East ", 60 miles from downtown Shanghai, Suzhou has managed to maintain most of its old buildings and population. Besides exploring the a beautiful 600-year-old Garden , we will also visit Suzhou Silk Museum, known as the origin of Chinese silk, silk has been woven in Suzhou since about 3000years ago! after refueling with a typical Suzhou lunch, we will take a Suzhou style Gondola trip down the charming canals. Finally, we will sip some tea from local tea farms while enjoying a beautiful tea ceremony , so you can immerse deeper into local life.
Luggage storage during the tour can be arranged.10% discount for group of 5 or more,just ask for it!
Last minute booking accepted: Booking open until the start of the tour!
NATIONAL DAY FLASH SALES!What better way to explore one of the most historical town near Shanghai—still mostly survived China's modernization drive—than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of the 2500-year-old quaint town. I am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life.We will be going to Suzhou by bullet Train(at the speed of 180 miles/hour!) -Known as "Venice of The East ", 60 miles…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch at Local Restaurant. Taste local snacks
  • Drinks
    Bottled Water/Chinese Tea
  • Tickets
    Admission to Ancient Garden Included
  • Transportation
    Round Trip Bullet Train tickets, Pick up/drop off from(to) any location in...
  • Equipment
    Gondola boat cruise
From $107
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Sun, Oct 25
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Mon, Oct 26
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person

Meet your host, Bill

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 62 Reviews
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I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub,I am still finding new inspirations. Traveled to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!
Besides this tour, we also offer 3 other tours:
-HANGZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/399291
-SHANGHAI Watertown Tour: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/200995
-Shanghai Day Tour: https://www.airbnb.cn/experiences/1062142
10% discount for group of 5 or more,just ask for it!
Last minute booking accepted: Booking open until 1hour before the start of the tour!
I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub,I am still finding new inspirations. Traveled to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!
Besides this tour, we also offer 3 other tours:
-HANGZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/39929…
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Where you'll be

Here's peace of mind for you: I can offer pickup and dropoff from any location(hotel/residence/airport) in Shanghai , I'll bring you to the railway station,will take bullet train directly to Suzhou(a mere 25-minutes journey at speed of 160miles/hour), we will visit a 600-year garden( UNESCO Heritage Site), take a boat cruise in the meandering canals, and visit the the site of a old city gate/wall before coming back on bullet train.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Victor
October 2020
Bill was an amazing tour guide for us. He is a Shanghai local that have so much knowledge about the city and its surroundings. We had a great time in our tour to Suzhou, good food, beautiful views, a lot of history and Bill explained everything to us. I would definitely recommend him to anyone willing to experience his tours.
Bill was an amazing tour guide for us. He is a Shanghai local that have so much knowledge about the city and its surroundings. We had a great time in our tour to Suzhou, good food,…
Frances
January 2020
Absolutely incredible day that I never could have coordinated on my own. One of my highlights of my visit to Shanghai. Bill is very thoughtful, professional, and respectful. I highly recommend. You won’t forgot your incredible day and you dont even need to plan a thing. Bill pays attention to all the details. I’m so happy with my experience.
Absolutely incredible day that I never could have coordinated on my own. One of my highlights of my visit to Shanghai. Bill is very thoughtful, professional, and respectful. I high…
Kristin
January 2020
I was supremely lucky to have Bill host an exclusive tour for me to Suzhou. It was the right amount of structured, informative and fun. Our lunch was delicious, the garden amazing and I loved walking around the old town, having tea with his friend and even spending a short time on the canals seeing everything from a new angle. Definitely worth the day trip out of Shanghai and away from the city crowds.
I was supremely lucky to have Bill host an exclusive tour for me to Suzhou. It was the right amount of structured, informative and fun. Our lunch was delicious, the garden amazing…
Irene
January 2020
This trip was fantastic, Bill made everything go super smoothly and had very deep insights to share which were really interesting. Loved every minute of it.
John
January 2020
Bill is a wonderful, knowledgeable host who gives a great tours of hidden Shanghai gems. Bill’s tours are a true Shanghai experiment at a leisurely pace.
Joanne
January 2020
The trip to Suzhou was excellent. Bill is a wonderful guide. He has so much detailed information about the town and the history of silk-making. In addition, we could ask him so many questions about modern life in China. Wonderfully personable, excellent guide.
The trip to Suzhou was excellent. Bill is a wonderful guide. He has so much detailed information about the town and the history of silk-making. In addition, we could ask him so ma…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

-Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Don't forget to bring your smile, and a good dose of curiosity. 10% discount for group of 5 or more, just ask me to modify the rate !
-Vegan suitable
-Last minute booking accepted: Booking open until 1hour before the start of the tour!