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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

  • Comprehensive day tour of Zhujiajiao water town and Shanghai city highlights
  • Includes a private guide, boat ride, authentic local lunch, and more
  • See top Shanghai highlights in a day
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour
From US$96.00
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Tour with Lunch
Your 8-hour private tour is flexible to adjust the itinerary by your preference. Professional guide, private vehicle service, Shanghai style lunch and attraction entrance fee are all inclusive.
Tour with Lunch and Dinner
The tour duration for this option is 9-hour. In additional to lunch in Zhujiajiao Water Town, you will also enjoy great dinner time in Shanghai city.

With its picturesque waterways, traditional houses, and dozens of stone bridges, the ancient town of Zhujiajiao has been nicknamed the “Venice of Shanghai.” With a private guide, stroll through 1,700 years of history on a leisurely boat tour of this delightful water town. The visit also covers the spectacular highlights of Shanghai city, including The Bund and Yuyuan Garden. Your guide won't let you miss any important sight and is open to customizing your tour, which includes door-to-door transportation.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with a front-door pickup in your hotel lobby, where you’ll prepare for an hourlong drive to Zhujiajiao, one of China’s best-preserved water towns. A private guide will lead you on a leisurely stroll down winding lanes and over picturesque stone bridges as you listen to commentary about the historic village. Get your camera ready: Next, you’ll hop aboard a boat for a relaxing canal ride, where you’ll have a front-row view of the town’s quaint traditional houses.

Enjoy a break for lunch in a local restaurant for the chance to sample authentic regional delicacies. Most other tours end there, but you’ll continue the day with a visit to Shanghai city highlights, beginning with the 400-year-old pavilions of Yuyuan Garden.

The action-packed tour concludes at the lively Bund district, where you’ll see staples like Shanghai Tower, home to a high-rise observatory with panoramic views of the city. You'll also have the opportunity to customize the tour with optional add-ons like the resplendent Jade Buddha Temple or the Shanghai Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Chinese art.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic relaxed tour - perfect organized and worth the money you spend

Our tour guide "Berlin" (a girl) picking us up from our hotel on time with her driver - so we had a very private tour with only 2 people. Fortunately we had extrem warm and good weather with long distance view (not so often in...More

Thank KlausKemmerich
Reviewed 3 days ago
Water Village (Venice of Shanghai)

Quaint water village in the suburbs of Shanghai. Can take subway and bus to visit the destination or join one of the tours or by taxi (didi chuxing). Old style houses built around the waterways. Can walk around leisurely or stop at one of the...More

Thank 399antoinek
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Day tour

This tour catches everything that Shanghai has to offer. With a very comfortable taxi to drive you around, our tour guide Lang had excellent English and was very flexible with things we wanted to see and where we wanted to eat. We ate in a...More

1  Thank Mhynes4
Reviewed 3 days ago
A personal tour with ample adventure

Berlin was a great guide who answered all of our questions. We were on the tour as a group of four friends. For starters, pick up and drop off was super convenient. We stayed at an Airbnb, so not completely straightforward, and she communicated with...More

1  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic day trip to this ancient water town.

It was well worth every moment. The weather was not in our favour that day. It was extremely cold with a biting wind. However, if you had the right clothes on, it was most enjoyable. We loved the gardens too.

Thank Abigail947
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