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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village provided by Miki Tours & Transfer and Tickets Service

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

Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village
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Delve deeper into Chinese culture than you ever could independently on this cultural tour. First, explore Tongli Town and Jinze Ancient Town. Then, visit a traditional courtyard teahouse for an 8-course lunch (with drinks), a tea ceremony, and a dumpling-making class. You can even try your hand at Chinese calligraphy. A small group size means you receive plenty of personal attention, and Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off add extra convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Explore two historic water towns: Tongli Town and Jinze Ancient Town
  • Enjoy lunch, a tea ceremony, and a dumpling class in a courtyard teahouse
  • Travel in a group limited to eight in a Wi-Fi–enabled minivan
  • Relax with round-trip transportation from central Shanghai
What to expect
  • Greet your guide and small group outside your central Shanghai hotel and travel to the ancient water town of Tongli in air-conditioned comfort. Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient town with its picturesque alleyways and scenic canals, and visit the UNESCO-listed Retreat and Reflection Garden. Your next stop is the less-visited water village of Jinze, where some buildings date back 1,000 years. Visit a courtyard teahouse for a cooking demonstration and 8-course lunch washed down with juice, wine, beer, tea, or Chinese spirits. Next, enjoy a Chinese tea ceremony and, if you’d like, try your hand at calligraphy. Learn to make dumplings with your host and eat them as a light supper before your guide drops you back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore two historic water towns: Tongli Town and Jinze Ancient Town
  • Enjoy lunch, a tea ceremony, and a dumpling class in a courtyard teahouse
  • Travel in a group limited to eight in a Wi-Fi–enabled minivan
  • Relax with round-trip transportation from central Shanghai
What to expect
  • Greet your guide and small group outside your central Shanghai hotel and travel to the ancient water town of Tongli in air-conditioned comfort. Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient town with its picturesque alleyways and scenic canals, and visit the UNESCO-listed Retreat and Reflection Garden. Your next stop is the less-visited water village of Jinze, where some buildings date back 1,000 years. Visit a courtyard teahouse for a cooking demonstration and 8-course lunch washed down with juice, wine, beer, tea, or Chinese spirits. Next, enjoy a Chinese tea ceremony and, if you’d like, try your hand at calligraphy. Learn to make dumplings with your host and eat them as a light supper before your guide drops you back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38861P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expense
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
  • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expense
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
  • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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Cindy C
Minato, Japan3 contributions
Fun, educational & relaxing tour
We went on this tour with our young adult kids and some friends last November 2018. We all enjoyed this tour so much. It was very well organized, and although it was a fully packed day, we didn't feel rushed. Dumpling making and the tea ceremony were fun and quite educational, although the tea ceremony was a bit too long and some of us got hungry already. But lunch was worth the wait, as we were rewarded with a very special, delicious 8-course meal of great quality. We loved the short but peaceful boat ride in Tongli village. It was fun to stroll around the shops and food stalls there. It was also interesting to see the nightlife at Xitang Village. Miki was very informative, and took great care of us and even gifted us with 1 free liquor and white tea disk per family! 😊
Written January 8, 2019
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RickMary89
2 contributions
Amazing Day in Tongli and Jinze!
Nov 2018 • Family
This tour was excellent! I highly recommend Miki's tour company to anyone visiting the Shanghai area. Our guide, Mary, was outstanding! She met us at our hotel and was very insightful discussing life growing up in Shanghai on our way to Tongli. While there, she provided an intricate tour of the main gardens, open public squares, and even some of the side streets of Tongli. We had so much fun on the gondola ride down the Tongli canals and sampling some of the local snacks! After our time in Tongli, we made our way to Jinze where we had an outstanding locally prepared lunch at Miki's private teahouse. Mary then took us around Jinze to explore before making our way back to the teahouse for our relaxing tea ceremony and our dumpling making class to wrap up our amazing day! If we ever find ourselves in the Shanghai area again, we will definitely be booking another tour with Miki!
Written December 22, 2018
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Quickfoot
Tokyo21 contributions
Amazing day trip to China's Venice and fantastic lunch
Jun 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed a private day tour to Tongli, sometimes referred to the Venice of China. This town has canals that you can explore on gondolas, and traditional homes with extravagant gardens and courtyards. My guide, Zoe, was absolutely fantastic. She was highly knowledgable about the history, architecture and traditions of Tongli. She always had an interesting story or historical reference to share, which made the tour highly engaging and enlightening. The home made lunch in Jinze was delicious and the relaxing tea ceremony was the perfect way to cap the day trip.

If you're looking to get away from the busy Shanghai city life for a day, I highly recommend this tour with Miki Tours.
Written June 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

coco1126
Houston, TX31 contributions
Magical Day for our family in Shanghai and Jinze!
Mar 2018 • Family
This was the BEST tour we have had in China! Miki is an amazing guide. Our tour in the city of Shanghai, Bund and the Former French Concession were fantastic. She is so knowledgeable and we greatly appreciated all the details she shared with us! The highlight of our day was our time in Jinze with the home cooked lunch, Tea Ceremony and Dumpling Making Class. Our two daughters, ages 10 and 13. The homemade lunch was fantastic and the best Chinese meal we have had; she is very sensitive and considerate of food allergies (our youngest has a severe nut and peanut allergy). The dumpling class was so fun! For the tea ceremony, the girls enjoyed dressing up in the traditional outfits and Miki even taught them how to play the traditional Chinese musical instrument. In a word, the tour was MAGICAL!! Thank you Miki!
Written April 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Howard F
Centerville, UT5 contributions
Tranquility in the Heart of Chaos
Nov 2017 • Family
We just finished a tour of Shanghai with Miki followed by lunch at her water-city teahouse in Jinze. The whole day's experience was very peaceful and relaxing. Miki got us to the Yu Garden early. We had the place almost to ourselves. The garden was a relaxing oasis in a city that runs non-stop. We then journeyed by private van to her teahouse and enjoyed a delicious assortment of dishes expertly prepared and presented. There was time to discuss how each dish was made and the various ingredients. After lunch, we then prepared jiaozi and ate them. Again, the whole experience was very relaxing and non-hurried. Miki is an excellent hostess and ambassador of Chinese culture and traditions. This tour was the highlight of our stay in Shanghai and one that we will repeat again. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to tour with Miki.
Written November 24, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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