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Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai

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Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai
  • Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai
  • Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai
  • Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai
  • Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai
  • Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Tour From Shanghai

Tour Style:
Zhouzhuang water village is one of the most famous water townships in China. This private guided tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang will help you escape the bustle and mustle of life in Shanghai and see how old lifestyle has mantianed in this tranquil area. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, stoll amid the botanical beauty of Zhouzhuang's gardens, appreciated the well-presered ancient residential houses and enjoy the elegant watery views.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Zhouzhuang Water Town: Twin Bridges, Old Drama Stage, Zhang House and Shen House, etc

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Zhouzhuang Water Town
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Accompanying our journey is a seasoned guide proficient in multiple languages, guaranteeing insightful commentary and a seamless experience at every attraction. Their exceptional language skills ensure informative insights and ensure your enjoyment throughout the tour.In addition, our experienced driver, equipped with exceptional driving capabilities, will safely chauffeur you throughout the excursion. Our well-maintained vehicle promises both comfort and safety, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey.

Keep an eye out for our distinctive welcome sign, "Your Way Holiday," as both our guide and driver eagerly await your arrival at your hotel lobby or the train station in Beijing. Rest assured, our one-day tour will include a comprehensive itinerary featuring a variety of activities and attractions to make your experience truly memorable.

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Upon arrival, our first stop is the enchanting Twin Bridges of Zhouzhuang, which date back to the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and stand as an iconic symbol of this historic water town. As we approach, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the bridges' rich history and cultural significance.

One of the most famous depictions of the Twin Bridges is in the renowned painting "Memory of Hometown," which has garnered international acclaim for Zhouzhuang. In fact, this masterpiece was chosen as the first-day cover of the United Nations' postage stamp in 1985, underscoring the global recognition of Zhouzhuang's cultural heritage.

As we marvel at the bridges' graceful arches and tranquil waters, our guide will share the local legend that likens the structure to an ancient Chinese key, giving rise to its affectionate nickname, "Key Bridge." With our guide's expertise, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the symbolism and beauty of this architectural marvel.


Next on our itinerary is a visit to Zhouzhuang's Old Drama Stage, a magnificent venue spanning an impressive 4,600 square meters (49,500 square feet). As we arrive, our expert guide will provide insights into the significance of this historic stage and its role in preserving traditional Chinese opera.

Comprising an opera stage, seating area, and exhibition hall, this grand stage is a testament to Zhouzhuang's rich cultural heritage. Our guide will share the fascinating history behind the stage and its importance as a hub for performances of Kunqu opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, as well as other traditional operas from the southern regions of the Yangtze River.

As we explore the stage, take a moment to marvel at its vault-shaped roof adorned with 420 intricately carved wood carvings. Our guide will point out the exquisite craftsmanship and architectural features, providing context and enhancing your appreciation for this remarkable structure.

Together, let's immerse ourselves in the vibrant world of Chinese opera and witness the beauty and artistry of performances in this historic setting. With our guide's expertise, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Zhouzhuang's cultural legacy and the significance of its Old Drama Stage.


After a satisfying lunch, our journey continues to explore two of Zhouzhuang's most notable historical landmarks: the Zhang House and Shen House. These architectural marvels offer a glimpse into the rich heritage of this ancient water town.

Our knowledgeable guide will lead the way as we delve into the history and significance of these exquisite residences. First, we'll visit the Shen House, built in 1742 and situated at the southeast side of Fuan Bridge. This stately mansion was once the private property of the descendants of Shen Wansan, the renowned first millionaire of Jiangnan during the early Ming Dynasty.

As we wander through the intricate Qing-style architectural complex, covering an expansive area of more than 2,000 square meters (half an acre), our guide will provide insights into the life and legacy of the Shen family. You'll learn about their illustrious history and contributions to the region, immersing yourself in the opulence and elegance of their former residence.

Join us as we step back in time to explore the Zhang House and Shen House, where history comes to life through stunning architecture and captivating stories. With our guide's expertise, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for Zhouzhuang's distinctive historical heritage and the enduring legacy of its esteemed residents.


Our tour continues with a visit to the impressive Zhang House, an architectural gem boasting 70 rooms and six courtyards spread across approximately 1,800 square meters (less than half an acre). Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, this exquisite estate offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of its former residents.

Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we'll explore the tranquil beauty of Zhang House, situated alongside the picturesque Ruojing River. As we meander through the dapper and graceful residential complex, our guide will share insights into the history and significance of this historic landmark.

With its tranquil courtyards and serene pond, Zhang House exudes an aura of elegance and sophistication. The deep halls and intricate architecture offer a glimpse into the bygone era, revealing the lavish lifestyle of its quondam owner.

After the tour concludes, we will transport you back to Shanghai. Our travel experience is characterized by flexibility and customization, ensuring that each journey is tailored to meet your preferences and desires. Whether you have specific interests, unexpected changes to your itinerary, or unique requests, we are dedicated to accommodating your needs to the best of our ability.

Our commitment to flexibility extends to our tour design process, where we prioritize your input to craft an itinerary that reflects your interests and preferences. We embrace your participation throughout the journey, encouraging you to actively engage in the experience and immerse yourself in the local culture.

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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