• Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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

Cheryl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Pretty far away but really cool


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour with an excellent guide--Zhouzhuang is beautiful. Lots of traffic on the freeway between there and Shanghai, especially going back into the city during the evening rush hour. Not a problem, just be aware that you may get back late if you're planning an early dinner.

mark palmer United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Lovely little tourist village with a song on a boat ride!

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A great escape from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. We departed Shanghai around 2pm which allowed us to see Zhouzhuang both during the day and at night. Great way of doing the tour as the village completely transforms when the sun goes down and all the lights come on! Riding in the gondola was definitely the highlight!

JennyC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

An interesting tour away from Shanghai for the afternoon. It was a long drive (and heavy traffic), but the late start meant that we were able to see Zhouzhuang at sunset, with the lights on. We saw two different Chinese houses, many bridges did a gondola ride (with singing gondolier) and had free time to do a spot of shopping. A fun day out!

Susan USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Highly recommend. Lots of shops and local atmosphere.

Merran T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

We were picked up at our hotel promptly by two charming local guides who spoke good English. There were only four people on the tour so it was very personalised and we got to interact with the guides. The village was very interesting as was travelling to it. Our guides were very informative and we were impressed with the whole tour.

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