Tongli Water Town Visit And Courtyard Lifestyle Experience At Jinze Water Village - Shanghai

From USD 248
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Enjoy a day to cultural Tongli ancient water village on the outskirts of Suzhou. Besides sightseeing, you will have a culinary experience during this activity. You will be provided by 8-course home-made delicacies for lunch in a classic courtyard style tea house at Jinze water village. Followed by apleasurable tea ceremony, and you surely will appreciate the tranquil surroundings. Before the tour ends, you will participate a dumpling cook class and have some self-made dumplings before going back to Shanghai.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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 about2 hours here to explore the alleyways 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 hasnt been commercialized as a tourist attraction yet, so you can truly experience aprimitive 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 around6:30pmand you will be back to your hotel in Shanghai around7:30pm.


  • Entrance fee toTongli
  • Tour guide
  • Comfortable minivan with driver
  • Home-style lunch
  • Tea ceremony
  • Dumpling cooking session
  • Drinks: fresh juice, beer, wine, Chinese Baijiu Mao Tai, tea
  • Free 4G wifi available during the tour


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expense

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