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Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour from Shanghai

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Shanghai Shi, China
Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour from Shanghai

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Visit the water town of Zhouzhuang — known as the 'Venice of the East’ — and admire its Ming and Qing dynasty architecture on visits to two grand historic residences and a scenic gondola cruise along its waterways. On this 5-hour tour, your guide takes you through the vast old Zhang House and Shen House. Admire the picturesque courtyards, arcades and rooms in the stately homes. The town combines other-worldly landscapes and stunning architecture, making it one of China’s top destinations and an easy trip from Shanghai.
  • 5-hour tour of Zhouzhuang water village
  • Walk through the opulent Zhang House and Shen House with your guide
  • Cruise through the waterways of Old Town on a Chinese-style gondola
  • View landmarks like the Silk Mill and Double Bridges
  • Get great photo ops of buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Gondola cruise
Air-conditioned vehicle
Local English-speaking guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

88 He Nan Zhong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

Westin Bund Center Shanghai Concierge

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1288 Lu Jia Zui Huan Lu, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai Concierge

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be over the age of 2.
  • Local guide will contact to confirm the departure the evening before departure day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY China Travel Depot
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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28 Reviews

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Really beautiful and natural...
, Jan 2018
Really beautiful and natural environment. I remember every minute of this tour even it has been already pass more than a year.recommended 10000
The water village was fun to visit...
, Oct 2017
The water village was fun to visit. The van we rode in should be retired.......very old! Our driver flew to the village and back weaving in and out of traffic......very dangerous. Our tour guide was very difficult to hear in the van until he turned on his portable microphone. Glad we took the trip, however would not highly recommend it.
I wasn't too impressed with this...
Stefanie C
, Sep 2017
I wasn't too impressed with this tour. The village is an hour and a half away - each way and it's literally just to walk around the town, see 2 old houses and ride in a boat down the canal for 20 minutes. It was nice getting out of Shanghai but not worth the $110+ per person.
A mixture of a lot of new with very...
Rosaline C
, Sep 2017
A mixture of a lot of new with very little old and lots of gaudy. Quite disappointed, actually, that there was not much preserved of the old water village . . . just what appeared to be a couple of bridges and a few homes along a single canal. There was one other restored home that we visited, which was interesting. The gaudiness was overwhelmingly distracting. The place was decorated with what looked like inflatable floats of make-believe scenes that were strung with lights for night-time viewing. The half-day tour was not worth the cost for the van ride, guide, entrance and boat ride fees. That said, our guide, Bruce, was good.
Really great -- I just would have...
Susan L
, Jun 2017
Really great -- I just would have liked to have had a bit more unstructured time in Zhouzhuang for tea or light shopping.
Great to see if you have a spare day...
Christie K
, Nov 2016
Great to see if you have a spare day in Shanghai. My sister and I were there for 2 full days and choose to spend one of them on this tour. The water village was picturesque and home of the famous double bridge. Its also good place to learn about street food treats from your guide.
Great trip, highly recommend if your...
, Sep 2016
Great trip, highly recommend if your looking to get out of Shanghai, Jamie was a fantastic guide, just would have liked it to be longer, felt rushed once we got there....
Excellent tour with an excellent...
, Jun 2016
Excellent tour with an excellent guide--Zhouzhuang is beautiful. Lots of traffic on the freeway between there and Shanghai, especially going back into the city during the evening rush hour. Not a problem, just be aware that you may get back late if you're planning an early dinner.
Great day really enjoyed the tour...
Michael A
, Apr 2016
Great day really enjoyed the tour. Was something very different, loved the beautiful singing on the boat
We found the Zhouzhaung Water...
, Dec 2015
We found the Zhouzhaung Water Village to be beautiful and very interesting. Glad we took the time out to take this tour. Only negative was the long ride time from Shanghai to the water village.

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