Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Shanghai City Highlights

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From $240.00

36 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Explore the remarkable “Oriental Venice” water town Zhujiajiao and the some historical highlights of Shanghai on this wonderful private day tour. You will spend about half day in Zhujiajiao and another half day in Shanghai city. Besides beautiful water town, you also have choices to visit The Bund, Yu Garden bazaar, Xitiandi, Jade Buddha Temple, People Square Park. This tour offers guide and transfer service package or you can upgrade yourself with lunch or dinner package which includes a choose to take a gondola ride in Zhujiajiao or Huangpu River Cruise in Shanghai city.

What's Included

Boat ride or river cruise if " Tour with Lunch and Boat Ride or Dinner with boat ride" is booked

2city site tickets:Shanghai Tower,Jade Buddha Temple or Yu Garden(If All Inclusive Tour "is Booked)

Driver with air-conditioned car

Hotel pick up and drop-offs in downtown area

Local great guide

Local tasty Lunch or Dinner (if Tour with Lunch/ Dinner option is selected)

What's Not Included

Additional tour hour extension fee - USD 25.00 per hour (if more than 8 hours)

Entrance fees ( If " All Inclusive Tour" is not booked)

Food and drinks (if "Private Tour Only" option is booked)


Optional Boat Ride or River Cruise ticket (if only book" Private Tour Only" option)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 88

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise your desired tour departure time at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise your desired tour departure time at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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
Meet your professional guide at your central Shanghai hotel. Enjoy the comfortable ride to Zhujiajiao water town, one of the best-preserved ancient towns near the city. Choose the flexible morning or afternoon departure based on you schedule.
Upon arrival, begin to explore the town with your guide, spend some quality time to visit the old stone paved alleyways, walk up ancient “Fang Sheng Bridge”, see interesting local street markets, historical landmarks, colorful handicrafts etc. learn the fascinating custom and culture from your knowledgeable guide. In addition, you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Yuyuan Old Street
In the afternoon, enjoy a flexible customized itinerary in the city and choose to visit some of incredible highlights based on your own preferences, following are recommended sites but if you have been to the places or have other interests please feel free to let your guide know and will make the adjustment accordingly.

Famed as the “China Town” in Shanghai, spend fun time explore the area with its charming Ming and Qing Dynasties architecture, take a walk at nine lucky zigzag bridge in the middle lake of the town. Choose to visit the elegant ancient Chinese garden built more than 5 century, immerse yourself in the beauty of the classic gardens dotted with ponds, pavilions, exquisite rockeries, trees, flowers etc.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Pudong New Area
Next head to Lujiazui area in Pudong, marvel at the spectacular skyscrapers and enjoy the nice walk along the sky bridge and set your cameral ready and take the wonderful photos in front of Oriental Pearl Tv tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower. If a nice clear day, choose to go up to one of the top observation decks and enjoy a fantastic bird-eye view of the mega Shanghai city.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Bund
Make a stop at the must-see attraction at Bund, take a relaxing scroll along Huangpu River and take in the most fabulous city view with both old and new architectures from 20th to 21st century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jade Buddha Temple
You may opt to choose to visit the famed Jade Buddha Temple. Explore different complex with various Buddhist status and ornaments, admire the two most beautiful Jade buddha statues from Burma, learn the local fascinating religious custom, culture and wisdom from your expert guide.

If you have been to above-mentioned sites, the other optional sites available to choose based on the time you have such as: Former Frech Concession ,People’s square and Park, Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Shanghai Museum,Nanjing road shopping street etc.

After the wonderful visit, your will be dropped off at your Shanghai hotel or other downtown area as per your requests.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


A Gorgeous Day in Water Town
JinanGJL, 20-08-2020
The Watertown section of this tour was a marvelous adventure and such a pleasant diversion from the bright lights and bustle of downtown Shanghai. Sunny and her driver picked us up at the hotel in a spotless van with plenty of water for the trip (it was a hot day!). After a scenic drive through the suburbs and countryside surrounding Shanghai (during which Sunny gave lots of information about the architecture and history of buildings in the Shanghai area), we arrived at Zhujiajiao - a quiet, beautiful town with numerous canals. Sunny took care of tickets and arrangements, and assisted us with health QR codes and other details we needed for access. We went to some of the shopping areas first, enjoying fun and tasty local fare such as "popcorn ice cream" (made with liguid nitrogen) and various delicious rice wines. Sunny even helped us with a little bartering! We cruised the narrow stone-lined streets and bridges that traversed the canals. Simply beautiful. We then took a gondola-type ride and Sunny added local history and colour to the surroundings. It added a lot to the experience. The Watertown section of the tour took just over 5 hours, including driving time. A great way to spend the first half of our day!

The Shanghai City Highlights portion of the tour was the Oriental Pearl Tower (since you can customize your tour with Sunny, this was the only major landmark we had not seen) - an amazing view (and we got some great pics!) Again, Sunny took care of us with top notch service. We can't thank Sunny enough for the care she took in assisting us and her attention to detail. If you need someone for a tour of Shanghai or the surrounding areas, we highly recommend Sunny - she is great!
Great private tour!
ambers943, 14-03-2020
We had a wonderful tour! It was easy to book and everything was very easy to set up. We were in town for my husbands work conference and only had 1 day without any meetings to see the highlights. Rita was our tour guide and she met us in the lobby of our hotel. We had a wonderful clean car and private driver. The water town was really amazing and Rita did a great job explaining all the delicacies and wares in the market and was willing to help us find souvenirs we were interested in. Next we chose to visit Yuyuan Street and Rita took us to a delicious dumpling and noodle restaurant for lunch. Then we had a tour of Yu Garden which was beautiful. Lastly we went to Jade Buddha Temple, which was truly amazing! I am so glad we had a guide like Rita to help us navigate the city and explain the history behind all the things we were seeing. I highly recommend!
A great day in Shanghai
Kim R, 17-11-2019
My sister and I stopped in Shanghai before our cruise. We wished we had booked more days in Shanghai but it was too late to make changes. Claire was our guide and managed to show us everything we wanted to see and the Watertown. She then took us directly to our cruise ship. This was perfect since we were jet lagged and never could have accomplished all of this in one day. We really enjoyed Claire who has excellent English speaking skills and was very nice. She took us to a nice restaurant and overall this was one of the highlights of our trip. I was initially a little nervous about making a down payment, but Sunny was super easy to work with and our guide confirmed the night before by phone and met us promptly in the lobby. I encourage anyone to book for the best use of your time. By the way.....she also had a driver, so was able to drop us off in busy spots and jump out with us and then we were promptly picked up and on to the next.
Best Guide Ever!
Joe J, 10-10-2019
We had an unbelievable guide for this trip, Claire. She was very knowledgeable on the history of China, and she did a fantastic job describing current events in the country. I could not have asked for a better tour of the Shanghai area. I would recommend this to anyone visiting!
Perfect Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercity Visit
Secureinoz, 07-10-2019
We had a perfect visit to Zhujiajiao. A fast drive from Shanghai that avoided the Golden Week traffic. Lily, our guide, is a delight: charming, informative and considerate. She has an excellent command of English and we had wonderful conversations in the course of the tour. The tour was like a leisurely stroll in charming gardens and waterwaysand a great photo opportunity.

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