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$86 Cultural & Theme Tours

One-Day Nanxun Water Town Tour from Shanghai

It takes around 2.5 hours to go to Nanxun water town from Shanghai by car, so we suggest you depart earlier. Although Nanxun is further from Shanghai than most other water towns, there are still lots of tourists like it, because it is larger and you can easily walk away from the crowds.You will get the first impression of Nanxun in the Little Lotus Garden, a private garden of one of the richest men in the history of Nanxun. He spent 3 years building this garden. The lotuses in the pool of the garden offer you unmatched scenes for photos.Continue your tour in the Former Residence of Zhang Shiming, a harmonious mix of Western and Chinese decorations. Zhang Shiming had lots of business with foreign merchants, so he decorated the 150 rooms of his home in either Western or Chinese styles, which made his residence enjoy a reputation of the No.1 Private House in South Yangtze River Area.Let’s uncover more secrets about architecture in the Liu Family Compound, which also belonged to the owner of the Little Lotus Garden. Every brick of the houses in the compound was painted in red. Hundreds of carvings are collected in the compound. Some houses in the north and south part of the compound were designed in Roman style. It will be time for lunch after you visit these three attractions. Your tour guide will find a local restaurant for you to taste water town delicacy. The only attraction for your afternoon’s sightseeing is the One-Hundred Residential Houses. With a history of 400 years, these 100 houses were built by a government official for his servants. All these houses were built beside a river and painted in white. Local people still live in these houses today. While you are walking along the river, you will feel the time flies back to 400 years ago. Some local people wash their clothes beside the river. That is the authentic and traditional water town life! You will be transferred to Shanghai after the tour.

$153.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

1-way Transfer Between Shanghai and Nanxun Water Town Per Vehicle Price

This company offers a fleet of vehicles ranging from sedans and minibuses to coaches that garners high reputations in Suzhou, Wuxi, and Shanghai private vehicle service market. The service is well-received in local expat community. Your private chauffeur with over 10 years driving experience will hold a sign of "Lead Traveler's Name", at requested pickup location & time. Your driver understands basic English and English-speaking hotline is available 24/7 for help. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this 2-3hour (excluding traffic) 1-way transfer between Shanghai and Nanxun Water Village. Please specify below info at time of booking.For Shanghai Pickup1) Pickup date & time 2)   Pickup address in Shanghai3)   Number of travelers & luggage4)   Lead traveler's name 5)   Valid mobile number of lead traveler( Either foreign or Chinese one is OK. Please include national code)For Nanxun Watertown Pickup1) Pickup date & time 2)   Pickup address in Nanxun & Destination address in Shanghai3)   Number of travelers & luggage4)   Lead traveler's name 5)   Valid mobile number of lead traveler( Either foreign or Chinese one is OK. Please include national code)

$118 Day Trips & Excursions

Disneyland Hotel Friendly Private Tour to Shanghai City highlights and Water Village

Your friendly private guide comes to pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Spend 1-hour driving time to a beautiful water village at your preference (Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Xitang, Tongli , Wuzheng, Luzhi, Nanxun or Mudu). On the way, your guide will share the history, culture of Shanghai, and you also are able to see the city landscape. Upon arrival, walk along the water town, and take a relaxing boat ride.Then drive back to Shanghai city for lunch, and start your afternoon tour from Shanghai Old Town where you can see City Gold Temple Bazaar and the famous Yu garden. Continue your tour to the Bund, and your last stop is at Former French concession. After your entire tour is finished, you will be drop-off at your hotel.

$420 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Nanxun Ancient Water Town Day Trip from Shanghai

Start your day with a pickup from your Shanghai hotel at approximately 8:30am and begin the 1.5-hour drive to Nanxun. Your private guide and driver will ensure you are comfortable while en route. Nanxun shares the typical features of other water towns in the Yangtze River Delta, including arched bridges, canals, narrow lanes and old houses. However, what makes it stand out is its intriguing mix of traditional Chinese architecture and European elements, introduced by affluent silk merchants who once settled their homes there. Nanxun is still a haven of peace and quiet, compared to some other famous ancient towns crowded by tourists. Take a stroll around the town and listen to your guide’s narration of its history and stories. Take a gondola ride and drift through the winding waterways, which will be an experience unlike any others. After your gondola ride, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, suggested by your guide. Once you have finished your meal, your guide will spend more time showing you around Nanxun. Transfer back to your Shanghai accommodations at the end of your tour for a 5:00pm arrival at your Shanghai hotel.

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