Wuzhen Ancient Water Town Day Tour

Highlights:

  • Chinese people say that unless you visit the Great Wall then you haven't been to China. For any visit south of the Yangtze River; one place not to be missed is the town of Wuzhen. You will enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and the original ancient features of the town that have been preserved intact.
  • In addition to a full day of sightseeing, the tour price includes lunch, along with your own local English-speaking guide. In keeping with our pledge to convenience and service, you will be picked up and dropped off at your own hotel in Shanghai (or Hangzhou), allowing you to have a worry-free day in Wuzhen.

(Lunch included)

Detailed itinerary:

In the morning, your English-speaking travel guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel (easily reachable from Shanghai or Hangzhou), and we will drive out to the water township of Wuzhen. Once we arrive you will given a comprehensive tour of the town.

Wuzhen is one of China’s ancient water towns, where waterways thread their way through the flagstone streets and alleys. Wuzhen in North Zhejiang province, is only about a 1.5 hour drive from Shanghai. The name "water town" is especially apt; besides lying on the Grand Canal, the settlement is completely encircled by two rivers - the Dong Shi and a smaller tributary, which meet at a T-junction.

The waterways of Wuzhen are kept topped up with water by the adjacent Hangzhou to Beijing Grand Canal, which is still used to supply the dry north with water from the wet south and local goods transport. It was a major transport artery in times gone by, which led to the rise to prosperity of water towns like Wuzhen. After taking some time to walk along the alleys and byways of Wuzhen, we’ll take a boat cruise through the town’s canals. On the wooden boat you can enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and the original ancient features of the town that have been preserved intact, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs.

After our time in Wuzhen, you will be driven back to your hotel in either Hangzhou or Shanghai, ending your day trip.

 
        Mallory Allbeck, Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

My husband and I were on holiday in Hangzhou, and everyone at China Adventure Club did a phenomenal job in organizing our trip to Wuzhen. Everything went smooth like clockwork, and the canals and little buildings of the town were simply beautiful. We’re really happy we made the decision to come out to Wuzhen for the day. Highly recommended!