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  • Suzhou Grand Canal & Silk Tour

  • Tour Price: $ 50
  • Tour Code: CT689
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Tour Type: Suzhou Day Tour to Grand Canal and Silk Factory

Trip Highlights - Suzhou Grand Canal & Silk Tour takes you explore Suzhou’s two featured elements: Grand Canal and Silk. Praised as the Oriental Venice, Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. As well as these features, Suzhou is famous for its local products which include embroidery, decorated fans and fine brocades; you are sure to find a souvenir of your visit here. Suzhou is Chinas leading silk producer. In this tour, you will visit a silk factory in Suzhou, and see how the silk is processed from the silkworm to the final woven cloth. Also, you will enjoy the city’s natural beauty and ancient atmosphere by floating down the Grand Canal, the worlds oldest and longest waterway, to see the local peoples life in classical South-China style.

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Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
1 traveler USD100
2-5 travelers USD75
6-9 travelers USD60
10 travelers & above USD50
(For 10 persons up, please email us for new quotations)
Service Inclusions
 ·Entrance fees and lunch as listed  ·All transfers with private vehicle and guide
 ·Accident insurance  ·
Service Exclusions
 ·Air fare and airport tax  ·Personal expenses
 ·Tips for guide and driver  ·Hotel fare

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary: (Lunch)
Today's Activity: No.1 Silk Factory, Cruise on Grand Canal, Pan Gate.
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and visit the No.1 Silk Factory. Here you will learn the entire process of making silk and how to turn the silks into clothes and quilts. Afterwards you will take a rickshaw ride around town. It will give you a feeling of stepping back to ancient times. After lunch you will then take a boat ride on the Grand Canal that goes around the outer city. While taking the cruise you will make a stop at Pan Gate, one of eight gates in Suzhou built by Wu Zixu. Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.
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Attraction Description
No.1 Silk Factory
Silk is a very important commodity and trading item in China, every since the beginning of the Silk Road in Eastern China. The Chinese discovered ways of making clothes from silk and these clothes soon became popular. Silk Culture is the practice of raising silkworms and unwinding the cocoons.
Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is one of the world's oldest canals and is the longest man-made river in the world. The canal, first constructed during the Late Spring and Autumn Period, is over 1,400 years old and is 1,794 kilometers long. The canal connects five large rivers in China and runs through six provinces.