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Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies provided by Jenny's Shanghai Tours

Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies

Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies
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Book this Zhujiajiao tour for a deeper understanding of the quaint water town. You’ll visit its main attractions, see the best views, ride a gondola, and sample local delicacies. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions. Pickup and drop-off from Shanghai hotels makes for a hassle-free day trip, and you can upgrade for an evening acrobatics show.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • 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, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Take a trip back in time (and on a gondola) in Zhujiajiao water town
  • Feast on sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork, and Chinese candy
  • Relax with a private guide and round-trip transportation from Shanghai
  • Upgrade to include an evening acrobatics show
What to expect
  • Greet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby at a time of your choosing, then relax as you journey into rural China and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. Stroll the narrow streets, visiting traditional buildings, shops, and handicraft stalls. You’ll stop to admire the architecture of the 16th-century Fangsheng Bridge, and sample local delicacies such as sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork in bamboo leaves, and Chinese candies. Finally, enjoy a canal ride in a traditional gondola, still poled by hand as it has been for centuries, before your driver returns you to Shanghai. If you’ve upgraded, enjoy an evening acrobatics show.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Take a trip back in time (and on a gondola) in Zhujiajiao water town
  • Feast on sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork, and Chinese candy
  • Relax with a private guide and round-trip transportation from Shanghai
  • Upgrade to include an evening acrobatics show
What to expect
  • Greet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby at a time of your choosing, then relax as you journey into rural China and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. Stroll the narrow streets, visiting traditional buildings, shops, and handicraft stalls. You’ll stop to admire the architecture of the 16th-century Fangsheng Bridge, and sample local delicacies such as sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork in bamboo leaves, and Chinese candies. Finally, enjoy a canal ride in a traditional gondola, still poled by hand as it has been for centuries, before your driver returns you to Shanghai. If you’ve upgraded, enjoy an evening acrobatics show.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26501P16
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver
  • Gondola ride
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local delicacies(Snacks) tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips-recommended
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as the airport, cruise terminals, railway station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu, Jiading, Chuansha, or Songjiang will incur extra USD40 for whole group include pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.
  • Airports:
  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200237
  • Ports:
  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Baoshan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver
  • Gondola ride
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local delicacies(Snacks) tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips-recommended
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as the airport, cruise terminals, railway station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu, Jiading, Chuansha, or Songjiang will incur extra USD40 for whole group include pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.
  • Airports:
  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200237
  • Ports:
  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Baoshan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Nov 2020
A note from Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies
As our tours include public sites. We are as careful as possible, but we can't control all conditions. China overall is very safe for traveling and we'll inform all customers with any updates. Our goal is make you are safe and have a worry-free experience.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Zhujiajiao is a water town just an hour outside of Shanghai. It was established about 1,700 years ago. It features 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today. The many shops nestled into the historic buildings and stone streets lined are bustling with with food vendors. Gondola rides along the canals are popular activities.
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Olivia Angky
10 contributions
A beautiful day at Zhujiaojio water town
Dec 2019 • Family
We took a half day tour with Jenny tour and our guide was Alice. She was super friendly and would go the extra mile to make you very comfortable. Alice was a great guide that feels like your close friend. She joked around with us, told stories of her family and explains very well about the places that we went to. My daughter had a massive nose bleed in the car on the way to zhujiaojiao, Alice went to buy us tissues, fruits for my daughter and even took her jacket to a laundry nearby to wash her jacket during our sightseeing. She felt like a cool aunt to my kids. And the drive to and from zhujiaojiao was very comfortable with the mini van that Jenny tour provide. The car was very clean n neat. Overall it was an unforgetable experience with Jenny private tour, I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family who are going to china!
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Olivia, Thank you so much for the very kind review and the comments about Alice. I am so glad you enjoyed your day. She also enjoyed the time with your kids, be careful she might want to adopt them.:) We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jenny
Written 20 February 2020
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Graciegrace82
Geylang East, Singapore9 contributions
Great trip with Claire from Jenny’s Travel to Zhujiajiao
Thanks to the flexibility and patience of Claire, my parents and 11 year old son had a very enjoyable time at Zhujiajiao. Local snacks were aplenty and Claire was able to highlight the pertinent ones that we should try. She was also able to cater to my son’s request to have hairy crab for lunch! Great time spent and we will definitely seek Jenny’s travel service once again! Thank you Jenny, thank you Claire!
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you again for your second review dear Grace. :)
Written 20 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alicia Q
4 contributions
Great tour!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We truly enjoyed the tour and our guide Clair was professional and excellent during the whole tour. I think the tour had a perfect mix of sightseeing and cultural activities such as sampling local eats. Even as someone who speaks mandarin and have been to this water town before, I was able to try and learn new things. I highly recommend this tour!
Also communications with Jenny was very easy and I can see she truly cares about each customer.
Written 24 October 2019
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Sam H
Kensington, MD7 contributions
Wonderful Tour of this old Water Town City
Sep 2019
Alice and driver were awesome! Communication before, during & after was top notch! Highly recommend. Alice engaged us with many, many interesting stories of old and current Chinese cultures. She took & shared photos with us and delighted us with local treats, a wonderful water tour, and interesting ancient artifacts. I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with Jennys Tour should we ever get back!
Written 10 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony R
Ulladulla, Australia93 contributions
A great half-day tour
Aug 2019
On our last day in Shanghai we had to check-out of the hotel some hours before we could board our cruise ship, so we booked this tour with drop-off at the cruise terminal. Jenny was most accommodating in adjusting the tour for us. An all-inclusive private tour with the two of us, a driver, an air-conditioned car and our english-speaking guide, Penny.

On the drive out, Penny gave us a running commentary on the history of the area as well as the various sights we saw.

One of the advantages of having a knowledgeable guide was learning a lot of secrets in the town. Who could have guessed that one private house is actually an art museum? We would never have found the quiet back-streets or discovered the shop selling weird foodstuffs. In case anyone wants to know, sparrow tastes a bit like guinea pig! We had a private tea ceremony, a private gondola ride and crossed the oldest bridge in the town. Penny explained why the steps on that bridge are particularly shallow and wide. I won't tell, you have to take the tour to find out.

Then it was back to Shanghai and the cruise terminal. Door-to-door service with a tour thrown in! Brilliant!
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vicki C
18 contributions
Fantastic Water Town Tour
Aug 2019
Peggy was already waiting in our hotel lobby as we came down, and our tour was highly organised, the car and driver excellent and Peggy made our day such a relaxed and informative one. Zhujiajiao Water Town exceeded our expectations, a must see when in Shanghai, larger area than expected, with something different at every turn. The private home and garden visit was extraordinary, and we were the only ones there at the time, such a treat to see an amazing collection of furnishings and artworks first hand. Peggy's knowledge of the history and stories regarding the home and contents added to our understanding of life in an earlier era.
Peggy was most helpful in securing a few souvenirs at great prices, nothing was too much trouble. The gondola ride was great, and we were surprised how few other Western tourists were there at the time.
We highly recommend Jenny's Tours, Peggy is such a fun, knowledgeable and efficient guide, our day was relaxed, interesting and just plain fun.
Written 21 September 2019
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jenna550
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Stunning Water Town
Aug 2019
We were met at the cruise port by our talented guide, Apple, and wonderful driver Mr Xiao. The water town was beautiful, lunch was delicious. We loved the gondola ride, and found many great cheap souveniers. It is a place we would definately return to. Our guide, Apple, was the best. Such a happy, friendly, informative and intelligent person. She is also a very good souvenier price negotiator. We loved our day with her. Thanks Apple! After the water town, we were dropped off at the Maglev train, with plenty of time to spare for our flight back home. We recommend this tour company 100%. Definately a 5+ star rating from us.
Written 28 August 2019
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HLW
Masaka, Uganda8 contributions
Pretty cool place
Aug 2019 • Family
August in Shanghai is hot. Like super, super, sweat the moment you walk out the door, hot. However, because of that, the town wasn’t crowded at all. So great. We really enjoyed our trip here. They have some great quality souvenirs and some fun food to try.

Jenny’s Tours is the absolute best. We loved spending the day with Apple. She is kind and friendly, informative and so smart!

If you’re planning to visit Zhujiajiao, do it with them. They are wonderful!
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather G
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom39 contributions
Beautiful water town!
Jul 2019
An easy car ride from Shanghai (we were in the Pudong area), this trip is a must-do. The reviews call Zhujiajiao "the Venice of China" and I would agree. We had a wonderful morning ambling along the streets, guided by the lovely Apple, who was so friendly and informative. Not to mention the gondola ride and delicious sticky rice dumplings! Very much recommended.
Written 29 July 2019
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TravelinginAfrica
New York16 contributions
Perfect 1/2 day trip
Had a wonderful tour. In Shanghai for work and last minute change provided time for a 1/2 day tour. Jenny was very responsive as we worked out the details for a private tour very quickly and efficiently. Celine, the tour guide, was very informative and friendly. It was a wonderful tour and exactly what we were looking for.
Written 23 June 2019
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I'm so glad your tour worked out on such short notice :) Please visit when you have some more time to explore with us. Best, Jeny
Written 30 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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