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

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Enjoy this short trip just one hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 4 1/2 hour tour you'll ride a gondola beneath ancient bridges and stroll Qing dynasty streets and explore Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops. Along the way you'll sample local delicacies such as sticky rice dumplings (zong zi) and steamed pork wrapped in bamboo leaves (zha rou) as well as traditional Chinese candies. This tour also includes a relaxing site-filled gondola ride.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler 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.
4h 30m
Return Details
Your hotel or other desired location in Shanghai city center
  • 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
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips-recommended
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank jenna550
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank hannaliv1122
Reviewed 29 July 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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank TravelinginAfrica
jennyshtours, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

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

Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

One of my highlights In China was this amazing Tour So interesting and our wonderful guide Summer was so knowledgeable So good to see Ancient China and Summer explained all the history along the way Totally recommend Jenny’s Tours Thanks so much

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Rochelle K
jennyshtours, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Thanks Rochelle! Much appreciated. We'll see you soon. Best, Jenny

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23 March 2019|
Response from goincruisin | Reviewed this property |
The timing of the tour worked for us. We were taken to the cruise port by 3:00.
26 September 2018|
Response from hlhazen | Reviewed this property |
I would assume they would figure it out. I am sure Jenni will get back to you if you messaged her.
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