3-day Water Towns Tour from Shanghai

3-day Water Towns Tour from Shanghai

Tour Code: IFH-S-06

Tour days: 3 Days

On this tour, you will explore three famous ancient water towns in south China: Tongli, Wuzhen and Nanxu. The tour does not include accommodation in Shanghai. Your tour will start from your Shanghai hotel and end at your Shanghai hotel.

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DAY 1 Shanghai/Tongli

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Tongli Water Town

09:00 AM, our guide will meet you at your Shanghai hotel. Then drive about 1.5 hours to Tongli.

Tongli is located in Suzhou city of Jiangsu province. It is famous for the rivers, narrow lanes, ancient bridges and house complexes. In the town, you will have a boat riding along the ancient cannal and watch the cormorants fishing.

DAY 2 Tongli/Wuzhen

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Wuzhen Water Town

After breakfast, drive about 2 hours to Wuzhen. You will first have a walk through Dongzha and taste the charm of Wuzhen. Around 17:00, go to visit Xizha. The evening is your free time, you can enjoy the brilliant nightscape of the town.

Wuzhen lies in the northern part of Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province. It boasts over 1000 years of history and has always been a fertile land with abundant rice, fish and silk. It preserves the ancient appearance well and oozes charm of the water town itself. The small town, with houses made of black bricks and gray tiles contrasting sharply with the white walls, making it appear like a Chinese ink wash drawing. Stone bridges are seen here and there. Small boats with black awnings are floating on the murmuring rivers. Whether wandering along the riverside or strolling in the lanes paved with blue flagstones, you will be deeply impressed by the picturesque scenery and slow lifestyle.

DAY 3 Wuzhen/Nanxun/Shanghai

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Nanxun Water Town

Morning drive about 1 hour to Nanxun Water Town. You will walk around leisurely for photography with your guide. Drive back to Shanghai at 16:30 and reach at 19:00 or so.

Nanxun is located in Huzhou City in northern Zhejiang Province. It is known as the "the land of fish and rice" and "silk market". A large number of ancient houses, gardens and other ancient buildings are well preserved, such as the famous garden - Little Lotus Garden, the famous private library – Jia Ye Tang, the One-Hundred Residential Houses of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the famous Yangtze River mansion - Zhang Shiming’s Former Residence, etc. Bridges running over rippling rivers, white walls and dancing green willows form an authentic landscape. The harmony and unity between culture and natural scenery as well as the combination of Chinese antiquity and western architecture, make the town fascinating.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. "B" stands for Chinese or western breakfast at your hotel. "L" for Chinese Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner at local Chinese restaurant. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private Transfers:
Between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private Transfers:
Between hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
As outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Service includes standard rooms for your tour group.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry / Exit Airfare or train tickets..
Visa Fees; Trip Insurance; Credit Card Processing Fee;.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities and sightseeing.
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Gratuities to guides or drivers.

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