Kunshan, China
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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Visit the water town of Zhouzhuang — known as the 'Venice of the East’ — and admire its Ming and Qing dynasty architecture on visits to two grand historic residences and a scenic gondola cruise along its waterways. On this 5-hour tour, your guide takes you through the vast old Zhang House and Shen House. Admire the picturesque courtyards, arcades and rooms in the stately homes. The town combines other-worldly landscapes and stunning architecture, making it one of China’s top destinations and an easy trip from Shanghai.
  • 5-hour tour of Zhouzhuang water village
  • Walk through the opulent Zhang House and Shen House with your guide
  • Cruise through the waterways of Old Town on a Chinese-style gondola
  • View landmarks like the Silk Mill and Double Bridges
  • Get great photo ops of buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included


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, Jan 2018

Really beautiful and natural environment. I remember every minute of this tour even it has been already pass more than a year.recommended 10000

, Nov 2017

Nice trip

, Oct 2017

The water village was fun to visit. The van we rode in should be retired.......very old! Our driver flew to the village and back weaving in and out of traffic......very dangerous. Our tour guide was very difficult to hear in the van until he turned on his portable microphone. Glad we took the trip, however would not highly recommend it.

, Sep 2017

I wasn't too impressed with this tour. The village is an hour and a half away - each way and it's literally just to walk around the town, see 2 old houses and ride in a boat down the canal for 20 minutes. It was nice getting out of Shanghai but not worth the $110+ per person.

, Sep 2017

A mixture of a lot of new with very little old and lots of gaudy. Quite disappointed, actually, that there was not much preserved of the old water village . . . just what appeared to be a couple of bridges and a few homes along a single canal. There was one other restored home that we visited, which was interesting. The gaudiness was overwhelmingly distracting. The place was decorated with what looked like inflatable floats of make-believe scenes that were strung with lights for night-time viewing. The half-day tour was not worth the cost for the van ride, guide, entrance and boat ride fees. That said, our guide, Bruce, was good.

, Jun 2017

Really great -- I just would have liked to have had a bit more unstructured time in Zhouzhuang for tea or light shopping.

, Nov 2016

Pretty far away but really cool

, Nov 2016

Great to see if you have a spare day in Shanghai. My sister and I were there for 2 full days and choose to spend one of them on this tour. The water village was picturesque and home of the famous double bridge. Its also good place to learn about street food treats from your guide.

, Oct 2016
, Sep 2016

Great trip, highly recommend if your looking to get out of Shanghai, Jamie was a fantastic guide, just would have liked it to be longer, felt rushed once we got there....

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