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Hangzhou to Wuzhen Water Town Discovery Day Tour with Private Boat Ride

From $75 per person

Tour Style:
Expected to enjoy a local culture and life experience trip on this full-day guided Wuzhen water town from Hangzhou. Wuzhen is one of top six famous ancient towns in China, it's full of classic bridges, canals and elegant residences in the Jiangnan style. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you canstroll along the stab-stone path, explore its ancient appearance with houses made of black bricks and gray tiles contrasting sharply with the white walls, it will make you feel that you are in the Chinese ink wash drawing. Taking an awning boat for getting an insight of the charm of the ancient town is an fantastic experience.

Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

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:
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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Wuzhen Day Tour from Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Wuzhen Water Town
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

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. 

Our Pick Up Sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

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
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Reviewed on 25 November 2019

This was one of our best choices while in Hangzhou. Our guide Tommy was so great an accommodating to all our requests. He picked us up from the hotel, which was not located downtown.
It was a great experience right from the start, he explained some of the key aspects of Chinese culture and history, took us to Whuzen Water Town and navigate around it avoiding the crowds. He took wonderful pictures of us and explained everything we wanted to know.
After the tour he took us to have a traditional lunch far away from the touristy places to an authentic traditional restaurant.
Great day, great lunch and great tour.
I recommend it 100%

John W Friedman
Reviewed on 21 September 2019

This trip was incredible.. Wuzhen was a beautiful water village close by Hangzhou and full of History. We had the opportunity to try a ton of local food and it was all incredible. Our tour guide Bonnie was extremely informative and clearly very passionate about what she does. We had a great time with her and had some good laughs and learned a lot about chinese culture as a whole. The tour started and ended exactly on time and the timing of the spots was very well thought out. This is a must for anyone who wants to get a taste of what real, old world china is like.

Christine Rodgers
Reviewed on 20 September 2019

Wuzhen is a wonderful tour place where you can see history, ancient streets, and how ancient China was. Great gondola trip through the town. It’s amazing how the shops, restaurants, clubs, etc have all adapted to this town. It was great people watching and just exploring. This tour allows you to go at your pace, see what you want to see, and focus on what you like. BERLIN was a great tour guide and didn’t pressure us into anything, helped us explore local cuisine, and really helped us understand everything wuzhen had to offer. If you have a day in Hangzhou and want to get away, do this tour.

Sock Leng
Reviewed on 20 September 2019

We signed up for a one day trip from Hangzhou to Wuzhen at the last minute (in fact just the day before the trip) and were pleasantly surprised that they could confirm the tour at such short notice. Our guide was David, who speaks excellent English and Chinese. He is very knowledgeable of the history and culture of China. Hence, it was a educational tour for us too!

We are really thankful that David was able to steer us away from the crowd and hence we were able to take in the sights at our own pace. He provided nuggets of information at every locations we went into. Enough information for us to appreciate what we were seeing. Never intrusive, he gave us lots of time to explore on our own.

We were supposed to arrive back in Hangzhou at 4pm but we enjoyed the tour so much that we extended it till 6pm! :)

We highly recommend David for this Wuzhen tour.

Avir Oren United States
Reviewed on 10 June 2019

We booked a day trip to Wuzhen from Hangzhou at the last minutes, it was great memories, our tour guide Nancy provided best service also historical knowledge, my Parent & child was enjoy day trip. Nancy is one of the most professional and knowledgeable guides we have come across - not just in Hangzhou, but anywhere in the world. If you travel to Hangzhou or the places nearby Hangzhou,definitely choose Hangzhou Private Tour and Nancy,you will not regret.

Reviewed on 13 February 2019

Hi guys, Had an enjoyable day with Hangzhou Private Tour to the Wuzhen Water Town.Our Guide Sharon was a fun knowledgeable guide who also gave us good hints to maximize our chinese experience there! Sure a perfect way to boost your time management during your stay in Hangzhou! Enjoy!

Reviewed on 13 February 2019

We had an incredible one-day tour to Wuzhen from Hangzhou with Anna. She and her driver absolutely made our trip with special attention to the needs of our schedule, our personal preferences, and her incredible patience with two very curious, young children. THANK YOU ANNA and Hangzhou Private Tour!!!

Reviewed on 13 February 2019

I had a great time! The tour was great-friendly and knowledgeable guide and nice, polite driver. The tour to Wuzhen water town was exceeded my expectations. I would definitely book a tour with Hangzhou Private Tour again.

Reviewed on 11 February 2019

Thank you Hangzhou Private Tours for organizing a wonderful Hangzhou Wuzhen Water Town tour. The tour was enjoyable and unique to our tastes. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful, recommending wonderful restaurants and spots to visit in the water town. Our hotel was excellent including a wonderful spa. You took care of everything so we could relax and enjoy it all. Thank you.

Reviewed on 11 February 2019

We booked Hangzhou to Wuzhen Water Town day tour for our 20th Anniversary through Hangzhou Private Tour and couldn’t have been happier. Every detail was intricately planned, allowing us to just enjoy our vacation together. I was especially impressed with the professional tour guide Tommy and our driver that we had, who were all very informative and flexible. The accommodations were also excellent. I would definitely recommend Hangzhou Private Tour!!"

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