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Most Asked Questions about Water Town Around Shanghai

What are the famous water towns near Shanghai?

Among a great many ancient water towns near Shanghai, travelers usually only choose one or two to visit, mainly based on their crowdedness, sightseeing features, air quality and levels of commercialization. Among local people, Zhujiajiao, Tongli, Zhouzhuang, Wuzhen and Xitang near Shanghai, are the most popular.

When is the best time to visit Water Towns in China?

March to October is the best time to visit the water towns, for the weather is quite comfortable. Winter is also fine, for there are fewer tourists, the towns are less crowded and you can expect some tranquility. It’s great to escape the big city and see a little of the ancient architecture and local culture.

How long is the water town tour?

Normally, the day tour lasts around 7 hours. You will start your tour around 9am in the morning and finish your tour around 4:30pm. The tour is 100% flexible, we can arrange the tour according to your schedule.

I would like to see the town with the old buildings and waterways, not a city tour. Do you do this and if so, can you recommend which is the best and most scenic one to see?

There are more than ten famous water towns around Shanghai, each of which has its rich history and culture, but the buildings and waterways are quite similar, visit one water town is enough for you. If you are limited on time, we recommend you visit Zhujiajiao water town, half day tour can be arranged. If you are not tight on time or budget, you can visit Tongli water town, or Wuzhen water town, where you can see the well-preserved old houses, ancient bridges, narrow lanes and much more. Zhouzhuang is known as the No.1 water town nearby Shanghai, frankly speaking, it’s quite commercial.

Is there any chance you could connect us with a local Shanghai guide and driver for a partial day tour to any of the water villages nearby? We are open for your suggestio

Yes, we can arrange a private water town tour from Shanghai including private car service, professional English speaking guide service and entrance fees. Above are some popular water towns from Shanghai, you can choose one water town you like. Zhujiajiao water town is closest from Shanghai. If you want to customized your own water town, feel free to email us.

I saw your website offering private tours. I'm not sure if you offer half day tour or not. Would you please quote the price for half day private Zhujiajiao water town tour?

Yes, we provide various half day water town tours as well if you have very limited time in Shanghai. We sent you the Zhujiajiao half day tour details and quotation by email, please check. By the way, more people join the tour, you’ll get a cheaper price.

Do you provide water town Group tours from Shanghai?

Yes, we provide Shanghai water town group tours, Suzhou group tour from Shanghai and Suzhou & Tongli Water Town group tour from Shanghai, etc. Please refer to the Shanghai group tour page for details. The pickup and drop-off location will be arranged at the downtown Shanghai. For more information call +86 137-3541-1378 or email [email protected].

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