Wuzhen means Black Town. As its name suggests, most decorated archways in the town are black. Spend a day (about 8 hours) exploring this unique ancient water town, specially noted for its history and culture.
The town is divided into two parts: east village and west village. You will visit the east village during the day. If you want to spend a night to experience more, just let us know.
What You Can Expect
Our guide and transfer car
The Night Before: Confirmation of Your Exact Pickup Time
Your guide will call you between 7 and 8 pm the night before your tour, to confirm the exact pickup time according to your preference. If you don't answer the phone, your guide will leave a message at the front desk.
If you don't receive a call or a message at your hotel desk by 8 pm, please call our Shanghai Office on 13910694045. We will aim to resolve any problems immediately.
- Your car is a 7-seater air-conditioned business car.
- Your guide, fluent in English, is informative and knows the water towns very well.
- Your driver is a professional with over 5 years of experience.
8:30-10:30 Shanghai Hotel Pickup and transfer to Wuzhen
You will be picked up at the appointed time. Your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby. It takes about 2 hours to Wuzhen. During the drive, your guide will introduce to you the day’s highlights. Bottled water and snacks are provided in your vehicle.
10:30-10:45 Acrobatics Show on the Boat
You will be welcomed by an acrobatics show, which used to be a way of praying for good harvests.
10:45-11:45 Visit a Chinese Dye House and Wood Carving Museum
Chinese Dye House
In Hongyuantai Dye House, you will see beautiful cloth dyed using ancient Chinese dyeing techniques. Find out how people used to dye cloth.
The collections in the Wood Carving Museum include ornamentation on windows and doors. It is incredible to see so many complicated carvings on such small items.
12:00-13:00 Have a Local Lunch
Your guide will give you some recommendations about popular dishes, helping you to order dishes according to your taste. Choose what you like best.
13:00-14:00 Marriage Customs House
You will see ancient Chinese marriage certificates, along with marriage paraphernalia such as beds, bellybands and dressers. You will also see some people performing the activity of getting married. If you like, you can join in the performance.
14:00-15:00 Former Residence of Mao Dun
Mao Dun (1896–1981), a well-known writer in the 20th century, encouraged Chinese people during wartime with his novels and prose. You will sense the richness of the culture in his residence.
15:00-15:30 Kungfu Show on a Boat
It is amazing to watch the kungfu performance on a boat, which requires very good balance.
15:30-18:00 Transfer Back to Shanghai
After the tour, you will be transferred back to Shanghai. If you would like to spend a night in Wuzhen, just let us know.