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Tongli Water Town Tour from Shanghai


Take time out for a day trip to enjoy a comfortable drive to Tongli Water Town to appreciate the charm of water town. You will explore Tongli, visit Tuisi Garden, take a boat on the canal and learn about the history of Tongli. This comprehensive tour is the best way for you to relax.


  • Admire beautiful scenery of Tongli
  • Take a boat on canal of Tongli
  • An authentic local lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides
  • Admission fee to all scenic spots in Tongli Water Town including Tuisi Garden

What You Can Expect

Tongli Water Town

The tour will begin and end at your hotel in Shanghai. Tongli is over one thousand years old town. As the Venice of the East, Tongli water town is one of the most picturesque water towns near Shanghai. It takes about only 90 minutes’ drive from Shanghai to Tongli. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai and transfer you to Tongli with a private air-conditioned van.

Tongli is small in size but could be the most beautiful place with its ancient arched bridges, famous residential houses, blue-stoned alleys and an unhurried canal lifestyle. You will walk through narrow lanes and take a canal boat along the waterways, which is a great way to see the unique canal lifestyle. You will fully enjoy the scenery of water town and experience local life.

Many gardens built in the Ming and Qing dynasties dot Tongli. You will see Tuisi Garden, the entrance fee of which is included in the tour. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in the town.

After the relaxing one day tour in Tongli, you will return to your hotel in Shanghai.

Good to Know

  • Lunch: Your guide will help you order dishes according to your taste in lunch.
  • Appoint pickup time: Your tour guide will contact the night before your tour date to appoint the exact pickup time with you.
  • Pickup point: Your guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby in Shanghai downtown area.
  • Extra fee will be applied if you need to be picked up or drop off outside of Shanghai down town area, like from or to airports or cruise terminals.
  • The canal cruise is about 20 mins and the boat is small boat for max of 6 passenger, we’ll book the whole boat for you.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 Person 2 - 3 Person 4 - 5 Person 6 - 9 Person 10 - 15 Person
$ 229 $ 127 $ 83 $ 67 $ 54

* Price per Person in US Dollars 1 Person $ 123 The price may change during some festivals including Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid- Autumn Day and National Day (1st-7th October).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

* An extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier than 09:00 or later than 19:00.

Price Inclusion

  • Private English-speaking guide service fee
  • Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
  • All entrance tickets and meals listed above
  • Service charge and tax
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Luggage transfers


Price Exclusion

  • Airfare/train tickets/hotel/China visa
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping and attractions that are not listed in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges and travel insurance
  • Extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier 09:00 or later than 19:00


Tour Code: SHALC-13

Tour Type: One Day Trips  (Private Tour)

from US $127 p/p

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