Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Shanghai Local Shopping Outing

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From $189.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This tour features two fun Shanghai experiences. First, you'll enjoy a short trip just 1 hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 9 1/2 hours tour you'll explore ancient bridges like Fangsheng Bridge and stroll Qing dynasty streets and enjoy Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops. You'll also visit the unique Qing Dynasty Post Office, rural style authentic Yuanjin Buddhist Temple. Along the way you'll sample local snacks 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.

You'll then return to Shanghai to shop to your heart's content.

This is flexible based on your needs and interests that you'll discuss with our shopping-guru guide. Visit 1, 2 or 3 local shopping markets ranging from all kinds of items, custom clothes, souvenirs, jewelries or whatever you'd like to explore.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver

Bottled water

Gondola ride

Local snacks tasting

Pickup and drop-off

Private guide

Shopping Guru

What's Not Included

Full sit down lunch (You can choose as you like)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
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 are included. Qing Dynasty Post Office, Yuanjin Buddhist Temple visit will make your water town tour complete.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Shanghai's Hongqiao Pearl Market
A great place to not only shop for pearls, but also other souvenir shopping. Pearl and jewelry shops dominate the second two floors but the first floor is filled with small vendors selling Chinese silk, scarves, small curios, handbags, and t-shirts.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
This shopping area features is a bustling market for a variety of fabrics, including silk & cashmere, plus electronics & home goods.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
This is the main shopping street of Shanghai and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The street is cut off from cars and buses and made for pedestrians to stroll, browse and shop. You can find hundreds of shops and brands from all over the world as well as a wide range of food and restaurants. Great for shopping or just people watching.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Awesome Experience
U4886DUsarahb, 24-12-2019
We had such a Great day with our tour guide, she was very attentive & understanding. She was very good with the kids too!
Her Personality is just Perfect for a Tour Guide, Very Bubbly, Knowledgeable, Educated, Kind & Calm.
We Enjoyed all the time we’ve spent with her.

The Driver who picked us up both way, from and to terminal & airport were also very punctual! Well done!

Awesome Experience in Shanghai, wouldn’t be able to do it without your help,
Review for Celine Huang
Spider-Man2145, 20-12-2019
I would like to say I booked with Jenny tours For a 12 hour two water towns in one day and day two a 9 hour tour of the city highlights. Celine was the perfect tour guild. She was extremely pleasant, bubbly and knowledgeable. She has tons of energy and is very creative at working with time on giving you the best of the best experience for your tour. She definitely made the trip what it was and I know we would not have had nearly as much fun in Shanghai without her I totally recommend requesting her.
Thank you,
Celine Huang
Your new friend Edward aka Spider
Excellent day with Apple
Julie R, 17-12-2019
Apple was amazing. She was very knowledgeable of the area abs spoke great English. The water town was beautiful and shopping was great.
Amazing Tour!
jak146er, 25-09-2019
I found Jenny's Shanghai Tour on the web and chose her over other companies because she was extremely easy to communicate with over email. She made me feel comfortable by answering all of my questions promptly. We flew into Shanghai a couple of days earlier than our planned tour with a larger tour company so that we could visit Disneyland and Zhujiajiao (water town) since it was not a part of that tour. I used Jenny's Shanghai Tours to transport us from the airport to Disneyland and then on a private tour the day after we visited Disneyland. Apple was our tour guide and met us at the airport and took us to Disneyland. She was full of useful information on our drive to our hotel. The day after we went to Disney, they were right on time to take us on an amazing private tour of the water town along with the Bund shopping area, marriage market and Yu Gardens in Shanghai before dropping us off at our hotel on time for our meeting. Apple was extremely knowledgeable and even took us to yummy dumpling lunch. They were able to pack in a lot in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Jenny's Shanghai Tours and felt it was a great value.
Highlight of my stay in Shanghai
Michael M, 17-08-2019
The experienoce started before I even made it to China. Jenny will work with you to make sure all your desires come true on your day. All the ideas I shared in messages we were passed into my guide on the day. Very seamless and very professional. When in a city as large as Shanghai, to really experience it, you need a dedicated guide.
My guide was Peggy. Peggy is not only an amazing guide with knowledge of the local area and the history of China, she is an amazing person. As I was alone on business I asked Jenny for a chatty guide. I felt like I had spent all day with a friend who was showing me around. It was extremely pleasant and was a day I will always remember.
We first visited the water town which took about 45 mins in car (traffic was great). But, in those 45 mins I asked and asked queistions to which Peggy had all the answers. The water town was the main event and we made the afternoon a little more “plan as we go”. We did have a plan, but Peggy was more than happy to change things up to suit my needs for the way I felt when I woke up that day. We went to the jade Buda temple, French concession, Confucious school with tea tasting and for a local lunch in afternoon. Each place we visited I had a detailed explanation on anything I asked, and I generally as a lot of questions!
I can’t state enough that if you are interested in history and learning about the local area, and how Chinese people have lived in the past 100+ years this is the trip for you. I had been in Shanghai for 4 days prior to this tour and had notleaned anything in comparison.
If you pick Jenny’s and Peggy is available then you are in for a treat.
The only bad thing about Jenny’s tours is that they don’t operate in every country, maybe one day! I will book again when I revisit China.
If you are reading this Peggy, thanks again!
Mike, Zurich

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