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Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Shanghai 8 Hours, Shanghai (SHALC-6)

Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Shanghai

Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Shanghai

Highlights

  • Visit a water town which is now a candidate for UNESCO’s world heritages
  • Explore an ancient rich merchant's life style and miracle in business
  • Enjoy the local Kun Opera in front of an ancient stage
  • Take a sculling boat ride and admire Zhouzhuang from a different viewpoint

Tour Description

8:30-10:00

Hotel to Zhouzhuang Transfer

Zhouzhuang is the most popular water town due to its abundant culture and unrivaled water town view. Your culture-savvy tour guide will give you a brief introduction to Zhouzhuang during the drive from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang.

10:10-11:30

Zhouzhuang Museum and Mi Pavilion

Let’s start your tour with Zhouzhuang Museum, the best place to create your first impression of Zhouzhuang before visiting other attractions. The museum was a private residence of a rich man, whose family name was Zhu, when it was initially built in 1912. The decoration and furniture in the museum were designed according to Zhu’s idea. Zhu abandoned his residence during wartime, but fortunately it did not suffer a great destruction afterwards. Now, besides the interior decoration and furniture, some precious photos, paintings and old agricultural tools are also a part of collections in the museum.

The Mi Pavilion was local poets and writers’ favorite place to share their view of literature and good wine. You may also compose a poem when seeing postcard-worth water town view on the pavilion.

11:35-12:00

Zhenfeng Cultural Street

You can soak up the atmosphere of Zhouzhuang during 1920s when walking past the tea houses, craft shops, iron shops, traditional Chinese medicine stores and weaver’s houses on the street.

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break

After a short walking on the Zhenfeng Cultural Street, you may feel a little bit hungry now. Your tour guide will help you find a local restaurant where you can try the most authentic local food.

13:00-14:00

The Twin Bridges and Twin Houses

The Shide and Yongan Bridges are connected by a short stone path, so local people call them Twin Bridges. They look like two ancient keys and local people believe they are the keys to success and they pray for success by walking past the twin bridges.

The Twin Houses represent the Zhang and Shen Houses. Zhang and Shen were two rich merchants and the two houses were respectively owned by Zhang and Shen. Their luxury lives are reflected by the decoration and antiques in the two houses.

14:10-15:00

Nanhu Qiuyue Garden

Whenever you visit the garden, you can see the views of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The Buddhist temple in the winter part offers you a good vintage point for watching a lake which covers an area of 0.66 square kilometers. You can also learn some Buddhist culture in the temple.

15:10–15:30

Former Residence of Shen Wansan

Shen Wansan (1330 AD – 1376 AD) was the richest merchant in China in Ming Dynasty (1368 AD – 1644 AD). It is said his fortune at that time equaled with 2000 billion US Dollar nowadays. The statues and paintings in his former residence tell you a story about his personal life and business. He donated enormous sums of money to the government in order to build the Great Wall, which became the most renowned tourist attraction in China today.

You will take a boat ride along the water channel, via which Shen Wansan entered and left Zhou Zhuang, to the exit of Zhouzhuang Water Town area. You will be transferred to your hotel in Shanghai after the tour.

Important Info

  • Operates: daily
  • Duration:8 Hours (approximately.) (extra fees apply if you need to extend the tour)
  • Departure point: Hotels in  Shanghai  (extra fee apply if pickup from the cruise port)
  • Return details: returns to the original departure point (not applicable for transfer services)
  • The price of this tour will rise during the China National Day holiday (September 30th to October 7th) and Chinese New Year holiday (January 27th to February 4th in 2017)
  • Languages: English|German |French|Spanish|Russian|Italian (The price is based on an English-speaking guide. Extra fees apply if you need a guide with another language)

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 People 2 - 3 People 4 - 5 People 6 - 9 People
$ 250 $ 141 $ 103 $ 85

What’s included?

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • A local private English-speaking guide
  • A private air-conditioned car or van, according to the size of your group number, with a local driver
  • Admission tickets to all listed attractions/activities/shows
  • Local meals listed in the itinerary

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your group only.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter within 24 hours of making your payment.
  • Your guide will contact you on the evening before your tour and confirm the exact pick-up time according to your preference.
  • Your guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby on the tour date at the appointed time.
  • The meal (if included) is in a Chinese restaurant and your guide will help you order the dishes according to your taste.
  • For most city-day tours in Shanghai, Hangzhou or Suzhou, you will stop at a shop, but there is absolutely no forced shopping.
  • An extra fee applies if you need to be picked up or dropped off from/to airports or cruise terminals earlier than 07:00 am or later than 21:30pm.

from US $ 141p/p

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