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Hangzhou to Wuzhen Water Town Discovery Day Tour

From $75 per person

Tour Style:
Explore the picturesque water town of Wuzhen on a full-day guided tour from Hangzhou. See the town’s highlights, including the Sanbai Wine Workshop, built during the Song Dynasty and the only winery that remains in Wuzhen. Visit the Hundred-Bed Museum and learn about indigo dye at Hongyuan Tie Dye; then watch a shadow puppet show with musical accompaniment on traditional Chinese instruments. Wrap up with a scenic (optional) cruise on the river. Your tour includes lunch, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Hangzhou.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Wuzhen Water Town

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou To Wuzhen, back to Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Wuzhen Water Town
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

Your Wuzhen water town tour begins with pickup from your Hangzhou hotel or the Hangzhou Train Station by our hangzhou local tour guide and driver. It takes around 1 hour drive from Hnagzhou to Wuzhen for one way. 

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After arriving in Wuzhen, the first stop is The Ancient Bed Museum which is Chinese first themed museum collecting and exhibiting the ancient beds of Jiangnan regions.There are dozens of different beds of Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as the traditional beds in modern times. See the luxurious carvings and elaborate designs on these antique beds and listen as your expert guide shares stories reflecting this unique cultural account of ancient Chinese civilization. 

Later on visit the The Folk Custom Museum displays scenes from local ceremonies, including weddings, birthday parties and funerals. The main exhibits in the costume hall of the museum are exquisite ceremonial dresses, which vividly reflect the colorful local culture.

Continue the visit to the Sanbai Wine Workshop, the only remaining winery in Wuzhen, built during the Song Dynasty. Brewing liquor was a huge industry in Wuzhen during the Ming Dynasty. There were over 20 distilleries in operation at the time. Witness how wine is made using traditional techniques. 

Afterwards visit the Hongyuan Thai dye house to see the time-honored art of making indigo-dyed printed calico. Wuzhen is one of the principal sources of this flower-printed blue cloth. Elderly women still carry on the folk tradition of carefully weaving this textile. Watch the painstaking method of creating it and marvel at the final product of striking embossed blue cloth. 

After a local Chinese style lunch, engage yourself in a unique display of Chinese performing arts - the shadow play show. This is an exceptional storytelling experience as the characters are handmade leather puppets behind a screen with a cast light upon them forming silhouettes. Accompanied by Chinese traditional instruments, such as the erhu and the flute, shadow play is a universally renowned Chinese cultural spectacle. 

Finally no visit to a water town will be complete without taking a boat ride (optional) down the river. Board a rowboat and relax as you enjoy the sights of the old town and see people going about their daily lives. Float over the calm water and pass under picturesque stone bridges. After your boat ride take a walk around the town and then we will drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Sara
Reviewed 26 October 2018
The best water town in China close by Hangzhou

We came to Hangzhou for a business trip. We booked a Hangzhou day tour with China Hangzhou tour and the tour was excellent. The next day, we asked for recommendation of visiting some places close by Hangzhou. Our tour operator Bonnie replied us swiftly with all the details of a Wuzhen Water town day tour from Hangzhou. The next day, our tour guide Sharon met us on time at our hotel lobby and drove to Wuzhen. She was very friendly and professional She offered to us a very good assistance during the whole tour. Very Good

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Sergey
Reviewed 26 October 2018
A great day trip to Wuzhen water town from Hangzhou

A wonderful to visit Wuzhen water town from hangzhou, worth visiting as a life time experience. Our tour guide Nancy and driver met us on time at hotel lobby and drove to Wuzhen. Wuzhen water town is an unexplored tourist spots for international travelers, very cooperative,humble and helping traditional culture of ordinary people across countryside...If you have an extra day in Hangzhou, highly recommend a day tour to Wuzhen water town to explore the old Chinese water village.

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