SH01-04: Explore Wuzhen Water Town from Shanghai

Shanghai -Wuzhen Water Town - Shanghai
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 9:00 AM
In the morning, our professional guide and driver will meet for you at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai at the appointed time. After a warm greeting, we will set out on this one day private Wuzhen tour from Shanghai, via a two-hour drive. Wuzhen is a typical riverside town, with well-preserved buildings and layout dating from the late Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). It is a good choice for a Shanghai layover tour. Within Wuzhen, the crisscrossing waterways divide the town into four parts: Dongzha, Nanzha, Xizha, and Beizha. Today, accompanied by our guide, you will visit the two most popular areas, Dongzha and Xizha. 

Dongzha Scenic Area features the Hundred-Bed Museum, Yuan Tai Dye House, Wine Distillery Workshop and an old opera stage. If you are interested, you can stop and watch some traditional folklore performances along the way. At Xizha, you can enter different workshops and watch the processes of making thick broad-bean sauce and casting iron. Also, personally operating the silk-reeling machine will add more fun to your 1-day private Wuzhen tour. Lunch is at your own expenses while visiting the town. Our guide will recommend some good restaurants for you.
Wuzhen Water Town
Traditional residential houses
When the Shanghai transit trip is over, our guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in downtown Shanghai. We hope you wil enjoy this day trip to Wuzhen and we look forward to traveling with you again! 

Meals: No meals, advice freely availablebr

Friendly Tips:
If you would like to take this Shanghai layover tour from the Pudong airport, please inform your travel consultant in advance and we are pleased to customize the day trip for you.
Tour Highlights
As an ancient town with a history of over 1,300 years, Wuzhen contains many quaint folk houses along the water lanes. Most local people dwell in Dongzha, which makes this part of the town more lively and bustling. Within this area, the Hundred-Bed Museum has on display various antique beds once owned by both the rich and commoners; the Hong Yuan Tai Dye House is an old production workshop for manufacturing indigo fabrics. While visiting, you will encounter folklore performances, including boxing boats, shadow play and Huagu Opera. As well, you can taste the famous Sanbai Wine at the Wine Distillery Workshop in Dongzha.
A quaint waterside town - Wuzhen
The running water lanes separate the Xizha Area into many islets, connected by dozens of distinctive stone bridges. Strolling on the flagstone pavements, people can not only pay a visit to the traditional handicraft factories like Xuchang Sauce and Pickles Shop and Yichang Smelting Workshop to watch the manufacturing processes of their products, but also have a chance to experience cocoon-stripping and silk-reeling under the guidance of a master worker. Xizha Scenic Area also has a strong ambience of literature and art, because of the many finely decorated cafés, bars and shops.
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  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
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  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    5.01 Review
    Demetra Velardo
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    I was very satisfied with the Shanghai day tour to Wuzhen. The itinerary was tight but very leisurely. In addition, the guide arranged well with a comprehensive explanation and beautiful songs, which made our trip more enjoyable!
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