Watertown Weekend in Wuzhen

Destinations: Wuzhen

Destination Services: Meals as stated above

Stars: 5 Stars

Days: 2 days

RMB:From 770

D1Shanghai – Tongxiang - Wuzhen

Take high speed train SHANGHAI to TONGXIANG, in 2nd class. Upon arrival, make your own way to Wuzhen West Scenic Area. (Note: there is a taxi ramp outside of the station. Take one from there. Make sure the taxi driver is using a meter. The total fare will approximately RMB 110)

Upon arrival at the entrance of the Scenic Area, check-in and, if you wish to do so, drop off your luggage at the concierge. It will be delivered to your hotel, the traditional Waterside Resort, directly. Then take a golf cart (~ 5 minutes) or walk (~ 10 -15 minutes) to the river side.

Experience the beauty of Wuzhen Ancient Water Town on the banks of a series of canals dating back 1300 years ago. Though the town has been carefully restored, it still feels like very little has changed. In your own time, explore its gardens, little museums and flower fields.  

You may choose to visit the Museum of Folk Customs, go on a boat tour, climb up the White Lotus pagoda and take a rest at the Fanglu Pavilion known as the best teahouse in town.

In the afternoon, take advantage of the 1 of 3 options included in this weekend package: create your own Chinese lantern, pottery or indigo-dyed fabric. Each of them take place at one of the small local workshops.

In the evening, take in the brightly coloured red lanterns as your stroll along the canal banks.

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: Waterside Resort (Twin Room)

D2Wuzhen – Tongxiang – Shanghai

Enjoy an early breakfast and make the most of the peace and quiet in the Wuzhen West Scenic Area before the park opens to visitors (at 9am daily).  Stroll down the stoned paved lanes, absorbing the picturesque scenery and slow lifestyle.

You may choose to stop by the fascinating foot binding museum, the interesting Bridge in Bridge made up of two ancient bridges and the Matchmaker’s Temple. If you have curious taste buds, this is the time to sample some of the town’s snacks.

Late afternoon, take a taxi back to Tongxiang railway station (Note: the taxi ramp is located just outside the Scenic Area, same place you got dropped off at the day before) and then a high speed train back from TONGXIANG to SHANGHAI, in 2nd class.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Train transfers from Shanghai to Tongxiang
  • Accommodation on twin-basis as stated above
  • Meals as stated above
  • Entrance fee into Wuzhen West Scenic Area
  • Activity as stated above: 1 Wuzhen Workshop either Chinese lanterns, pottery or indigo-dyeing

Excludes :

  • Airfare – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China, please contact us!
  • Taxi to and from Tongxiang Train Station to Wuzhen
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities and tours


  • Full payment is due upon booking. Thomas Cook China reserves the right to release all services in case of payment default.


  • If any cancellation is received following a booking, the following general cancellation policy will apply:
  • Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival : 20% of total amount is due
  • Between 20 and 7 days prior to arrival : 50% of total amount is due
  • Between 6 days and 2 day prior to arrival: 75% of total amount is due
  • 1 day or No-show: 100% of total amount is due


  • Thomas Cook China will not be liable for performance delays or for non-performance, due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, actions by any government authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, riots, explosions, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labor problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), or court injunction or order.