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Suzhou, a 2,500-year-old cultural city is located in the south of Jiangsu, a province that hugs the coast south of Shandong province in an area of rivers that crisscross the Yangtze River Delta of southeastern China. A sort of oriental Venice, boats bob along waterways interwoven with small yet handsome bridges that run parallel to the streets and traditional houses built along them.

Suzhou’s waterways link with the Grand Canal, located to the west of the city. Originally constructed to carry cereals such as rice from the fertile Yangtze plains to the more heavily populated yet barren northern reaches including the capital Beijing, at 1800km it is the longest canal on earth and ranks alongside the Great Wall as China’s greatest engineering achievement.

The waterways of Suzhou itself feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty over a thousand years ago. They are justly famous across China. Several major gardens of the time have now been restored to their former glory, along with a number of smaller ones. For the most part, Suzhou’s gardens are not known for their size but their delicate designs, containing hills and ponds, terraces, corridors, towers, and almost everything particular to a Chinese imperial garden. The Humble Administrators Garden is perhaps the most famous. Though, at 40,000 square metres, with three linked sections that comprise small lotus ponds, pavilions, islands, bridges and open space, there is nothing humble about the design.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Suzhou, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

The Great Wall of China | China
Great Wall & Warriors
9 days FROM $2,149

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

The Dragon Boat Festival | China
Dragon Boat Festival
9 days FROM $2,229

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - including some Dragon Boat racing at the end!

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
China For Teens
9 days FROM $2,149

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, cruise the picturesque waterways of Suzhou and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

The Longman Caves | Luoyang | China
Chinese Checkers
11 days FROM $2,529

A complete checker board of history, culture, sights & experiences. Jump from old Beijing and the expansive Great Wall to the mammoth carved statues at Longman's Caves, Suzhou - known as little Venice and 21st century Shanghai

Canals of Suzhou | China
Mandarin Sunrise
15 days FROM $3,349

Ultimate China! Travelling a full circle that begins and ends in Beijing, you will discover temples, tombs, palaces and ancient cities, uncovering culture, tradition, religion and local communities along the way. This is China at its very best - it’s the full monty!

President 8 Cruiser | Yangtze River | China
Yin and Yangtze
15 days FROM $3,799

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China's historic capital before heading south to Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River, passing through the stunning Three Gorges and then explore Shanghai and ancient Suzhou.

Garden in Suzhou | China
Postcard from China
10 days FROM $2,139

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province, visit UNESCO sites, Qufu - Confucius' birthplace, sacred Tai Shan, ancient Suzhou and its many waterways, concluding in bustling Shanghai.

The Great Wall of China | China
Totally China
18 days FROM $4,299

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai. This cultural rollercoaster of a tour is filled with top UNESCO sites, spectacular scenery and unique experiences, guaranteed to captivate and enthrall.

Canals of Suzhou | China
Shanghai: Suzhou
1 day FROM $329

Tranquil, quaint, ancient, beautiful, a true Venice, criss-crossed with canals and bridges…. It’s difficult to describe with justice one of the oldest cities in the world. Come and see this remarkable city, for yourself.

Tailormade Holidays to Suzhou

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Suzhou.

Garden Hotel, Suzhou
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Garden is a traditional hotel with pavillions, terraces and small bridges over the water of its beautiful garden compound. The guestrooms are comfortable and of a good size, and the hotel has a range of amenities.

Sofitel Suzhou, Suzhou
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Sofitel ia a traditional style hotel with luxurious and elegant rooms boasting traditional Chinese design. There is WiFi access throughout the hotel and the hotel offers a Cantonese and Western restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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