We wanted to see more of Shanghai than just the city so we decided to take this tour. Sunny, our guide was wonderful and knowledgable. She greeted us on time and had a wonderful day planned. We spent the morning at the Humble Administrator's garden in Suzhou which was beautiful. Sunny made the place some alive with her expert explanations and sense of humour. We had a great lunch in Suzhou and then spend the afternoon in Tongli. Tongli was a refreshing surprise not crowded and less touristy than some of the other water towns. the gardens there were also beautiful. It was a full day and everything ran smoothly from beginning to end. Sunny was able to tailor the day to our interests and offered us various options to fill the day. She answered all our questions about culture and history, It was a highlight of our trip to China. I would highly recommend this tour and Sunny in particular
Our guide Fei Fei was knowledgeable and experienced, giving us a good overview of Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, as well as insights into the history and culture of these places. Fei Fei was also patient and accommodating when we wanted to stop to pick up souvenirs along the way. The drive out to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang was comfortable in a private MPV. Overall, a great introduction to these cities, allowing us to see both the modern China as well as the charming, quaint, ancient water towns.
We took this private tour to Suzhou and the water town Tongli. Our guide, Sunny, was punctually waiting for us at the hotel lobby and guided us to a big comfortable van with a very professional and polite driver. Sunny was really friendly and nice from the beginning she shared her wide knowledge of the towns and chinese culture with us and was always happy to answer all our questions. The tour was very well prepared as we had time to see everything, but also had some freedom to stop for shopping whenever we asked for, and where Sunny would also help us to communicate with buyers. Overall a highly recommended tour with a super good tour guide to make the day perfect!
Despite the overcast skies and threatening rain, the day was perfect for visiting Suzhou and Tongli. At Suzhou we went to the beautiful World Heritage site garden. It was spectacular in its beauty and peacefulness. After spending time there we moved on to Tongli to see the canals and shops and restaurants. This is the town that definitely has the feel and character of Venice. You can see why it's known as the Venice of the East. The garden is also very beautiful but much smaller than at Suzhou. The tour definitely met all my expectations and was well worth the price and time.
What a great day! It was very nice getting off the beaten path and exploring the gardens and water canals. Sunny was an excellent source of knowledge and her command of the English language is superb!
We saw the back alleys and ate lunch in a local restaurant that we would not have been able to do without Sunny!