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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

By Amazing Shanghai Trip
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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 centuries of history on a leisurely boat tour of this delightful water town. The visit also covers the highlights of Shanghai city, including the Bund and Yuyuan Garden, along with a restaurant lunch. Your guide won't let you miss any important sights and is open to customizing your tour, which includes door-to-door transportation.
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Ages 0-80
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Includes hotel transfers: Upgrade for airport or cruise port pickup

  • Private guide
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local Style Lunch
  • Dinner in Shanghai city (only if option is selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Zhujiaojiao,Yu Garden,Shanghai Tower Admission tickets(only if all-inclusive option is selected)
  • Airport or cruise port pickup and drop-off (if outskirt departure option is selected)
  • Visa waiver assistance for small groups from the cruise port for cruise passengers
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Airport or cruise port pickup and drop-off (if city departure option is selected)

Your tour begins with a front-door pickup in your hotel lobby (or at the airport or the cruise port if you' ve selected that option). It's an hour or so's 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 with the beautiful Bund and the soaring Shanghai Tower, home to a high-rise observatory with panoramic views of the city. As this is a private tour, you can opt to swap out activities, substituting Jade Buddha Temple, the Shanghai Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Chinese art, or another skyscraper. Finally, your guide will drop you back.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Your centrally located hotel, outskirt hotel, airport , cruise port or train station
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
      • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940
      • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32073P49

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Vegetarian or halal option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
        • Visa Waiver for small groups from cruise port for cruise passengers can be provided. Please contact at least 5 days in advance
        • For airport/cruise layover or outskirt area travelers, please choose Outskirts Departure
        • Please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on every Monday, and you will visit Jade Buddha Temple instead
        • For Spanish guide service, please book at least 3 days in advance
        • Tour end time can be modified to accommodate your schedule, please advise at the time of booking
        • For city hotel departure travelers, airport/cruise port drop off service is available (extra 25usd per vehicle), please advise at the time of booking
        • If you opt for the guide+car+lunch option, please note that entrance tickets are not included. Here are the prices for the entrance tickets: Yu Garden (40 yuan), Shanghai Tower (180 yuan), Kezhi Garden (20 yuan), and boat ride (200 yuan per boat)
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour price starts from HK$1,792.56. Discover and book Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour cancellation policy?
        Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour?
        Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour is hosted by Amazing Shanghai Trip. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Amazing Shanghai Trip on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32073P49

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
          Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          The Bund (Wai Tan)
          Stop: 25 minutes
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        • 4
          Shanghai Tower
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Amazing Shanghai Trip
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          China
          Joined in June 2016
        • phoebet399
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Water town visit and boat ride
          Amazing trip not to be missed. Judy was the perfect guide and spoke very good English. She made our visit very enjoyable.
          Written 17 April 2024
        • ArnoldV_11
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          THE way to see Suzhou - very good trip, plan and guide
          Great trip, very well planned and laid out, wonderful hosting and guides. Definitely worth it. They are very flexible and accommodating, and this is the only tour that hits all the great highlights in a single day.
          Written 15 April 2024
        • ArnoldV_11
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great show easy to do
          Very nice show and outstanding packaging from the tour operator. Really hassle-free and easy going. 100% recommended.
          Written 15 April 2024
        • biancac895
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One of the best tourists tours
          First of all, I would like to mentioned that I booked the tour at 9:3pm and at 10pm my tour was confirmed. At 9am, my tour guide Charlie was at my hotel. The tour was really well structured are I managed to see 5 of the most important attachments from Shanghai + additional info about Shanghai history and culture. I definitely recommend it if you have only 1 day in Shanghai and you would like to remain with a memorable experience.
          Written 15 April 2024
        • davidcZ6012SO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private transport from Shanghai to Wuzhen and Xitang water cities
          My driver Shen arrived 15 minutes early (for 8:30 am start) in a clean quiet Tesla and provided excellent service and safe driving for my ride long distance excursion. Once we arrived at Wuzhen he parked in a nearby lot then escorted us personally to the ticket counter for the water attraction to ensure we were able to get started without an issue. Shen waited patiently while we explored Wuzhen for over two hours then it was on to the next attraction where he once again guided us to the front entrance. When asked when we should come back to the car he replied whenever we wanted to leave. Before we left Shen reminded us we may want to use the portable restrooms in the parking lot (which we certainly did) since the ride back would take over two hours. We finally got back to our hotel at around 6:30 so it was a long day for our driver but he didn’t seem fatigued or annoyed about the long day of driving and waiting for us to find our way back from our sightseeing.
          Written 14 April 2024
        • davidrW4783CW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Guided and looked after on a specacular boat trip in Shanghai by a professional team; returned on time to the airport
          I booked through the trip advisor web site about 24 hours before going. Soon after booking Alana emailed to find out what I needed (airport pickup/drop off, atrival, departure times etc). The tour was perfect. 'Just as I had hoped. My driver, Lu, was there to collect me at Pudong Intl Arrivals, just like we arranged. My guide, Xin, took good care of me and gave me options for the itinerary. I got my gift shopping done, and got the photo I had hoped for at the Bund waterfront during the evening boat trip, which was spectacular! The meal at the restaurant under the tower was excellent (I opted for a Shanghai style meal rather than the halal style advertised) Lu brought me back in plenty of time to catch my flight at Pudong intl. 😊. Altogether a fabulous short tour around Shanghai with no worries about getting lost in the town and risking missing my flight. I recommend the Night River Cruise to anyone with just a few hours to spend in Shanghai.
          Written 8 April 2024
        • M7158BBsusans
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A nice water town trip
          This small water town close to Shanghai is quiet and pretty. The boat ride gave you a good view of the water town. Our guide Jerry provided good details of the places we visited. Recommended for a half day getaway from Shanghai.
          Written 8 April 2024
        • mariagV2915YX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Picturesque Water town
          We booked this tour and Alana, the tour operator, contacted us immediately to advise about possible delays due to the heavy traffic as it was a public holiday in China. She was very helpful and accommodating and we modified the start time so we can leave earlier and skip the traffic. Alice, our tour guide, was lovely, and very knowledgeable. The water town was very picturesque with a lot of history. Overall a very good tour that it is highly recommended . Thank you Alice for taking such a great care of us.
          Written 5 April 2024
        • dimsum138
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day made perfect
          Our moods were lifted right in the morning after we met her. Cheerful and full of smiles were how she impressed us in the beginning. She continued to feed us with knowledge about the places we went and pointed out where places to eat. She was very patient to answer my son's repetitive questions such that he wanted to communicate with her throughout the trip. When even a young child can adore her, how can we not to?
          Written 3 April 2024
        • sarahnF6897NP
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Shanghai experience!
          Jane and Alana gave me an awesome experience on a day tour of all the sites in Shanghai. They listened to my wishes and were flexible given the weather conditions and parts of Shanghai I wanted to see. They also upgraded my tour with a private vehicle and gave me the best service by sending me a special glass to my hotel that I enjoyed a drink with when I met Alana. Included in their service was a beautiful silk scarf gift and dumplings at a Michelin starred local restaurant. I would highly recommend and will definitely use again when back in Shanghai - next to go to the water city! Thanks so much Jane and Alana. Exceptional service and hosts!
          Written 3 April 2024
        • Igor U
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with flexible itinerary
          Booked late (after hours) and everything was arranged for the next morning. Flexible itinerary, so you can change the sequence as you go. Nice electric car. Very good driver, always on time. Knowledgeable English speaking guide. The tour covered main Shanghai tourist attractions. Excellent for those who are short on time. Thank you Alana and Lily :-)
          Written 28 March 2024
        • lindalQ7109DJ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable private night tour in Shanghai
          Superb private night tour with our tour guide and driver who were being so helpful, kind, attentive and flexible. We experienced unexpected weather and heavy rain and thunderstorms. Our tour guide has modified our visit plan to meet our needs. We hope to join again next time and would definitely recommend this tour to others!
          Written 26 March 2024
        • lindalQ7109DJ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best private tour experience ever
          Best private tour ever. Fantastic experience. Our tour guide and the company were so accommodating and flexible to cater our needs and schedule. The tour guide is a local lady who is being so gentle, polite and informative. She is also very patient and willing to fit in our time. We were arranged a great lunch in a restaurant of very high quality and standard without asking us for extra. Really appreciated it! The driver was very friendly and helpful. The car was so comfortable and clean as well. Would definitely join again next time. Highly recommended.
          Written 26 March 2024
        • Jennifer W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First day in Shanghai
          Alana was so kind and knowledageable. She took me to so many beautiful places and explained the sites thoroughly. I highly recommend this tour.
          Written 25 March 2024
        • F9562JRinnab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai day trip tour with Mary
          I booked this tour very spontaneously a day before and was super happy that it worked out. My guide was Mary, she was an angel. She took her time to explain all about the history, about the places we visited and the details in drawings, statues, paintings, just everything. I enjoyed my whole day trip with her. The private driving service was very comfortable. We got to different spots really quickly and the driver drove very safe. I was really happy with this experience. I got to see all places I wanted to in just one day.
          Written 23 March 2024
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        Andy
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        Berlin did a great job showing us this town. It was stunning and the markets were awesome. They had the cheapest prices of all items I’ve seen on China thus far and Berlin did a great job helping us to navigate it. She was awesome and made the tour amazing!
        Written 4 January 2020
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        Benzi J
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Solo
        I had the most incredible experience exploring Shanghai with Alana as my tour guide! Her deep knowledge of the city's history, culture, and hidden gems truly enriched my journey. Alana's enthusiasm was infectious, and her passion for sharing the stories behind each landmark and neighborhood was inspiring. Not only did she take me to the must-see attractions, but she also introduced us to local eateries and markets that I would have never discovered on my own.

        Alana's friendly and approachable demeanor made me feel comfortable asking questions and engaging in meaningful conversations about the places we visited. Her attention to detail was remarkable, ensuring that every aspect of the tour was well-planned and tailored to my interests. It was evident that she genuinely cared about making my experience memorable.

        I can't thank Alana enough for her dedication to making my time in Shanghai unforgettable. Her professionalism, warmth, and extensive knowledge truly set her apart as an exceptional tour guide. If you're looking for an authentic and immersive experience in Shanghai, I wholeheartedly recommend Alana – she will undoubtedly exceed your expectations!
        Written 30 August 2023
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        amarto
        Fatima, Portugal28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thanks to Chloe we had a wonderful time at private tour adjusted to our preferences. We had a chance to see the city and it’s main attractions as well as the lovely water town. Chloe took us to the local restaurant and also helped us to know the local street foods. She was attentive and very friendly also she speaks well English so you can enjoy the conversation with her. The driver kept the car very clean and with water for our disposal. It was very comfortable through out the trip. We highly recommend this tour especially for people who wants to know the essence the city and surroundings.
        Written 8 September 2023
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        drjaytamu
        College Station, Texas24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        We are a group from Texas touring China for a university study abroad. Berlin was our guide for a full day tour that acclimated us to the side streets and sights of Shanghai and also the village of Zhujiajiao. Her attention to detail was perfect and helped our group customize a tour that exceeded all our expectations. From helping us negotiate with vendors,explaining the history and cultural relevance of Jade Buddha Temple, and ordering local dishes that truly gave us a taste of Shanghai, everything about our day was top notch. So much so that we requested her as our guide for our next day. This was a perfect was to orient to this city. Absolutely 5* tour company and tour guide. Highly recommend
        Written 4 January 2020
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        Lili N
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Personal service, from the minute we booked, we were contacted to adjust the trip to suit our needs, the staff are friendly and will do anything to ensure you enjoy the trip to the fullest, from the private car to the knowledge and patience, it was amazing, it was very informative and the detail was adjusted to what we wanted, the tour guide worked around us, and not the other way round. We made detours to shops and areas we were interested in and the tour guide was also a private photographer for us, we made the most of our day, and had the tour and travelling laid out on a plate for us, there was no stress or rush. Nothing was too much. I recommend this to anyone who’s first time it is in shanghai!!
        Written 30 November 2023
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        594sheila
        Oxford, UK4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        An excellent trip which went smoothly from start to finish. Alana was so helpful with the booking and provided a wealth of information to ensure we knew exactly what to do when we landed at Shanghai airport. The service she provided truly exceeded all our expectations. Our flight was delayed but our driver was waiting for us exactly where Alana had said he would be. The car was very new and spotless. We felt very safe with our driver, his driving was excellent and he was very reliable - always there to collect us after each stop. Our guide for the day was Snow. She was good company, very friendly, cheerful and extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited, also Chinese culture, religion, food, history, so many topics! Snow took care of all the entrance tickets and the purchasing of food, which made everything so easy for us. She was fun to be with and made a real effort to ensure the day was interesting and enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour. It was good value for money and a great way of seeing the best attractions in Shanghai. Definitely ask for Snow, you won't be disappointed!
        Written 20 January 2024
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        UTASVU L
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The day started with the garden and the temple.
        Jin was the perfect host and companion. She was well versed on all the sites. And the place she chose for lunch was perfect.
        In the afternoon we went to the water town and were able to do a boat ride, walk, shop, eat snacks.
        She always had great suggestions and helped when buying at the souvenir shops to get the best quality and price.
        Finally we visited Shanghai center and enjoyed the sunset and the magnificent skyscrapers.
        Jin had always topics to talk about and truly enjoyed showing me around Shanghai
        I recommend this tour to solo travelers as well as families. You get a lot of Shanghai with very knowledgeable people
        Alana was always in touch making sure everything was good and running to perfection
        Written 3 March 2024
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        Jon E
        Beijing, China3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Berlin was a fantastic, friendly guide who answered all of our questions about Shanghai and had no problem with English. She took very good care of us all day. Zhujiajiao is great town to explore with extensive market and great food. We loved the garden visit. Berlin was keen to get our input and changed the itinerary to suit our interests. Definitely would book this tour with friends and request Berlin again.
        Written 12 September 2020
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        Darragh W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Solo
        This was a fantastic day trip. After spending a few days in Shanghai and Nanjing for business, this was a perfect way to get a taste of both old and new Shanghai.

        Zhujiajiao Water Town was the highlight, an incredible mix of historic buildings, amazing gardens, local shops and beautiful waterways winding through the town. Going there with my brilliant guide Snow made such a difference as she was able to share so much history and culture associated with the town. We went early in the morning when it wasn’t too busy which was perfect for walking around.
        We also visited Yu Gardens back in the city (also beautiful), an excellent Chinese restaurant, and as I had already visited the Bund and Shanghai Tower the previous day, Snow kindly changed our day plan to include trips to the Jade Buddha Temple (where Snow again shared so much interesting history and context) and the French Conccession (which I plan to visit again the next time I’m back in Shanghai - it has lots of nice little bars on the street and interesting shops).
        All in all, it’s fantastic value for money, Snow was a top class tour guide, the all day driver service was excellent and you see so much in one day. 10/10
        Written 11 December 2023
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        Meg
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Solo
        Really fantastic tour. Queena was an excellent guide and went above and beyond to show me different restaurants and areas in Shanghai. The tour itself shows you all of the main attractions both in the city and in the water town which is a nice way to break up the day. Overall, a wonderful choice especially if you only have a day or two in the City.
        Written 5 July 2023
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