Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village

8 hr

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Day Trip

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Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby in the morning, and go to famous Tongli ancient water village directly. It's a beautiful water town with over 1,500 years history. Even nowadays, the locals still have a living along the riverside. You will spend about 2 hours here to explore the alley ways and visit the most exquisite "Retreat and Reflection Garden".

Then, you will be transferred to another peaceful water village named Jinze, which...
Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby in the morning, and go to famous Tongli ancient water village directly. It's a beautiful water town with over 1,500 years history. Even nowadays, the locals still have a living along the riverside. You will spend about 2 hours here to explore the alley ways and visit the most exquisite "Retreat and Reflection Garden".

Then, you will be transferred to another peaceful water village named Jinze, which is with a history of more than 2000 years.  It hasn’t been commercialized as a tourist attraction yet, so you can truly experience a primitive water village of China. Your lunch will be served at a classic courtyard style tea house, and your host will cook for you 8 tasty dishes. You may walk into the kitchen to see the cooking process if you like.

In the afternoon, you will have Chinese tea ceremony, which you can learn about Chinese tea culture and history. Of course, you will gain some knowledge different kind of tea leaves and how to use the tea sets. At meantime, you can also practice Chinese calligraphy here if you are interested in. To learn some Chinese words in both reading and writing by brush and ink.

You will Chinese dumpling making session together with your lovely chef in the tea house. You will learn 3 different ways to make and cook dumplings, then enjoy self-made dumplings as snack or early dinner before heading back to Shanghai.

Your day tour ends around 6:30pm and you will be back to your hotel in Shanghai around 7:30pm .
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Important Details

Included
  • Free 4G wifi available during the tour
  • Tour guide
  • Tea ceremony
  • Dumpling cooking session
  • Entry/Admission - Jinze Ancient Town
  • Home-style lunch
  • Drinks: fresh juice, beer, wine, Chinese Baijiu Mao Tai, tea
  • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
  • Comfortable minivan with driver
Not Included
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 3 reviews

Reviewed: November 9, 2017

Sally U   |   United States of America

Enchanting, fun, educational, and delicious! This is the trip of a lifetime in that you experience what life in quaint, picturesque, small Chinese water towns are really like. And, along the way there are opportunities to purchase local crafts like hand painted, hand made umbrellas. Why, we even walked back into a secluded courtyard sheltering a grouping of private homes and Miki, our guide, chef, and new best friend, spoke with the village women and the next we knew, we had an impromptu tour of a typical home. The best part of the entire day was the time spent with Miki, and especially at Miki's charming home cooking and being served the most delicious meal of our entire trip to Shanghai Well, Lost Heaven is great, but this was SPECIAL and home cooked. Learned so much, loved every minute, and the driver was safe and great, the car comfortable and clean. I highly recommend this to those wanting a unique and fabulous day.


Reviewed: November 8, 2017

Ah Choo N

Truly amazing tour. You will get your money worth. Tongli and Jinze are still pristine water villages with local residents going about their daily life. But the cherry on this sweet cake is the authentic home cooked lunch, served in a local house by the canal. Fantastic meal. The tea ceremony is performed elegantly by Miki herself. Highly recommend to friends and all travelers to choose Miki tours for water village tour!


Reviewed: June 21, 2017

Karen S

I can't say enough about this amazing tour! It lasted from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM and was very well paced, with magical surprises unfolding throughout the day. After two weeks in China, this was definitely our highlight. Miki is professional, knowledgeable, interesting and very talented. We learned so much, ate the best lunch possible, enjoyed accessing the real China, and have memories that will last for years. A fantastic bargain for a special and unforgettable adventure! This should be on everyone's DO NOT MISS list.