Day trip

Wuzhen Private Full-Day Tour from Shanghai

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI
Day trip

Wuzhen Private Full-Day Tour from Shanghai

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI

From US$ 209.85 per person

Discover Wuzhen, the best-preserved water town in China, on an 8-hour private tour from Shanghai, and explore the peaceful network of canals that date back more than 1,300 years. See carefully restored architecture, age-old schools, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Shanghai


  • Explore China's best preserved water town
  • Wander a network of canals built more than 1,300 years ago
  • Go to the water market, and learn about traditional fabric dyes at the Indigo Fabric Workshop
  • See old houses with beautiful carved wooden doors and windows
  • Savor the local cuisine at a traditional restaurant
Full description
Take this full-day private tour from Shanghai to discover the ancient town of Wuzhen. Built more than 1,300 years ago, and located 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of the modern industrial city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen is also known as the former home of the Chinese novelist Mao Dun. Your guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel, for a 2-hour transfer to Wuzhen in northern Zhejiang Province. Upon arrival, explore the town’s main sights, divided into 6 districts, including a traditional workshop district, traditional food district, and water town customs area. Wander the well-preserved canals, crossing over bridges, and past canal houses, some of which are 4 centuries old and boast beautiful carved doors and windows. Visit an ancient indigo fabric workshop, and go to the water market to savor the scents of authentic foods. You will also visit a Wedding Museum, and learn about Chinese foot binding at the Culture Museum. Discover old schools and a performance stage, and try the local cuisine in a traditional restaurant.
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned van
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Chinese lunch
  • All entrance tickets
  • Complimentary drink
  • Tips and personal expenses

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based on 3 reviews

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Es hat alles sehr gut geklappt.

February 28, 2020


Wu Zhen is worth the 2-hr drive from Shanghai. It’s less commercialised and less crowded then the other water Towns. Tom was an excellent guide, patiently introducing this ancient town’s highlights (fabric printing, iron wok making, 三寸金莲...) to us.

December 22, 2018

Beautiful place with an excellent guide.

Wuzhen was a highlight of our trip. It was quiet, peaceful and beautiful everywhere you went. Our guide Roy was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided us with a lot of information about Wuzhen.

July 4, 2018

Product ID: 39578