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Wuzhen Village Tour from Shanghai

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.


  • Visit various exhibition halls to get to know the culture of Wuzhen
  • There are no two shops selling the same products
  • Take a gondola ride to enjoy the ancient town

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.

Good to Know

  • We highly recommend a night in Wuzhen, which has the best reputation for night scenery among all the water towns. Getting up early (before 6 am) in the town, when there are far fewer people wandering around, you will feel a totally different atmosphere and be able to take good photos.
  • This tour can be customized to meet your requirements and serve only your private party, so if you have any special requests, please contact us.
  • Wuzhen is wheelchair-friendly.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 Person 2 - 3 Person 4 - 5 Person 6 - 9 Person 10 - 15 Person
$ 333 $ 198 $ 140 $ 103 $ 81

* 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-7

Tour Type: One Day Trips  (Private Tour)

from US $198 p/p

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