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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Highlights Private Day Tour

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

Tour Style:
Discover Shangha's most incredible city highlights and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town regarded as "oriental Venice" during this wonderful Shanghai day tour. Accompanied by a professional guide, stroll around the old lanes with antiquated architecture, wander along the canal with old bridges and take the boat (Optional) on tranquil canals in Zhujiajiao for a half day. Followed by another half day tour to see the most incredible city highlights.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion,Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)


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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, The Bund
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement), you will find a welcome sign "Shanghai Private Tour". Firstly, drive you to Zhujiajiao water town, around 40 minutes.

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Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai Private Tour"

Upon arrival, you will first take a boat cruise around this water town, Zhujiajiao is a water town with a history of more than 1,700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. In addition, you will visit Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Fangsheng Bridge as some highlights here in the down. If time is permit, you can also do the Boat cruise for about 15-20 minutes. (Optional)


Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals. (At your own expense or ask your guide to recommend some other restaurants if you have special dietary needs.)

After lunch, transfer to Shanghai and back to the modern world by visiting Yuyuan GardenThe best private garden in Shanghai. It was considered the best garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. This garden which is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique characteristics. Next to the Garden is the most popular bazaar in Shanghai, here you can see a wide range of local street food, souvenirs, etc.


Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar, Originally there was just a temple (The City God Temple) that was built in the 15th Century. Today the area is also home to a lively market that specializes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. You can pick some antiques, silk fans, bamboo articles, shell carvings, paintings, or you try some Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings), vegetarian buns, chicken soup to experience a little of the Shanghai culture. 


The last stop is The Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.


After finished sightseeing, drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement). Our service ends.

Optional Activities

Shanghai is a city with a multicultural blend. It has many famous tourist attractions, such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Nanjing road pedestrian street. However, it will be crowded in the peak seasons. If you want to get to know Shanghai from a new perspective and look for the secrets that unknown, our Shanghai Private Tour offers you 100% flexibility. you can replace or mix and match the places you want to go or the activities you want to participate in. Below we list some unconventional activities and minority attractions for your reference.

Dating back to the Old Shanghai-Shanghai "Long tang" visit with Shikumen Gate (Free for charge)
Have you ever been to the Hutong in Beijing? In fact, there are also in Shanghai, but it called "Long Tang", and the scale is very large. Walking into Shikumen Gate, you will walk through the old Shanghai in the 1970s at that moment, the historic buildings of the Republic of China are actually the most primitive features of Shanghai.

Shanghai Maglev Train Experience (50RMB for one way)
Shanghai Pudong Airport is the first stop for all foreign tourists to enter Shanghai, and Shanghai is also the only city in China with maglev train. It usually takes about an hour to drive from Pudong airport to the urban area, while it only takes less than 8 minutes to take the maglev one-way trip. You don't want to waste more time commuting between the city and the airport? It's better to experience an incredible Magnetic levitation tour.

Shanghai Morning Market Visit (Free for charge)
People say that the most humane place is the morning market, and Shanghai is no exception. In the morning, you can go to the morning market of Shanghai's old street with your guide. There are not only simple and convenient breakfast stall, but also full of middle-aged local residents who come to sell fruits, vegetables and seafood. In short, compared with the night market here, you can easily find that this is the favorite place for local residents.

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Geordie Jones
Reviewed on 01 June 2020

Here on a very short work trip and only really had one full day for sightseeing. The tour provided a great way to see tons of Shanghai (both old and new) as well as get out of the city to experience a unique Zhujiajiao water town! Our tour guide, Alex, was exceptional, very informative and flexible! Highly recommend to anyone looking to see a lot of Shanghai’s best in a short amount of time!

Derek jones
Reviewed on 28 May 2020

We had an amazing day with our private tour guide Alex. He was informative and explained to us the history and culture of all the places we went to.
The water town is a must see, it is a very quaint little town with a small canal running trough it. The prices were reasonable and the people were very friendly. It was a different vibe from the high city feel. The tour guide was patient and allowed us to take our time to look at things. For the city tour, she tailored the schedule and stops to suit our interest. We stayed longer in the places we love, and no so long in the places we were no so interested in. At the end of the day we felt we had a comprehensive
tour of Shanghai. It was a great day. Alex even gave us recommendations for activities for our free day the next day.

Ms. Robyn Corner
Reviewed on 19 May 2020

We're a group of six people. This water town is beautiful, worth every penny! The lunch is yummy and our tour guide Alex made it perfect with his knowledge, kindness, and patience. We should have actually left that town after lunch but since there were many interesting thing to see, we got stuck until 4pm??. After that we went to Xintiandi, another nice place to hang out and have dinner. Again, Alex made everything easy for us by sending our stuff back to the hotel and sent us a car to get back to the hotel after we had our dinner. What an amazing tour guide! He is very kind and responsible! Love you Alex??. We highly recommend this amazing trip!

Bill Kerwin
Reviewed on 15 May 2020

Alex was an amazing guide. He is knowledgable and so personable!! We had a fabulous time exploring Yu Garden, shanghai Tower, and Zhujiajiao water town! We had lunch and it was absolutely phenomenal!! Mr Chen our driver was great and very sweet. This was our first day and the perfect start to our trip in China!

Max Garrick
Reviewed on 15 May 2020

Wow! Words cannot fathom the experience we received. Our tour guide was professional and super knowledgeable about this city!
We started the morning off with greetings and first class private experience that made us feel welcomed. This tour really involves all of what Shanghai has to offer. The lunch was so authentic we kept ordering more food! My girlfriend & I still can't believe how much of the city and culture we for to experience.
Our driver Mr.Han was so professional and kept us all safe! We came from the airport for our layover for a one day tour and he brought us back to the airport, which was so kind and gracious!
Last but not least our amazing well experienced & super knowledgeable tour guide Alex gave us the most beautiful experience of this spectacular city! Truly an unforgettable experience & we highly recommend to anyone wanting to book highlights with an authentic lunch!
Thank you again Alex & Han , make sure you book your tour with these amazing guides.

Andre P
Reviewed on 20 January 2020

We highly impressed by the attention to detail, excellent communication, and professionalism of Shanghai Private Tour company. The trip was well organized and we visited top highlights that we won't do them by our own just in one day.

Our guide Julie was very knowledgeable about culture, Shanghai fact, food and Chinese tradition as well world history and government. She provided so much information and made the tour so interesting. Julie was thorough and puntual. She explained the stories of the places we visited and took so amazing pictures that made the trip a memory I wil remenber for the rest of my life!

All in all, we would be strongly recommending the services of Shanghai Private Tour to my friends and colleagues. I am convinced that your company is highly trustworthy and wishing you all the success in your business endeavors.

James Dowden
Reviewed on 25 November 2019

Our tour guide was Nancy. She and our driver showed up promptly at our hotel. The vehicle was a spacious newer van with plenty of room. The tour took us to Zhujiajiao Water Town and we were able to select 3 other locations in Shanghai. We selected Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, and Shanghai Tower. Nancy was very entertaining and provided a lot of history and information about the sites we visited. She also took us to a local restaurant near the temple for a delicious lunch. We loved how she ordered real Shanghai dishes for us to try. She also gave us tips on what to see on our own the next day. I highly recommend this private customizable tour and be sure to ask for Nancy!

Reviewed on 25 November 2019

This is a great way to learn some cultural history about China and Shanghai. Highly recommend you do this when you first arrive and then you can go back and visit the spots on your own. Our guide, Alex, was great and suggest you request him. His English was very good and very easy to understand and he was very patient with all the picture taking and allowed us to customize the tour to our liking. The driver, Mr Gio, was very good and the van comfortable. Nothing bad about this tour - we did Zhujiajiao, the Narrow Ally Way, the French Concession and the Jade Buddha and all were very interesting.

Reviewed on 06 November 2019

Alex gave us a great tour. Loved zhujiajiao and definitely recommend doing one of Shanghai Watertown tours. Alex did a great job of showing us Shanghai sites. For lunch, he took us to a restaurant for locals and ordered us a lovely variety of typical Shanghaiese dishes. Delicious! Alex exceeded all our requests and made us first time visitors very comfortable. Highly recommend Alex and driver, Mr Wong, and would definitely use Shanghai Private Tour again. Thank you.

Reviewed on 29 October 2019

The four of us had a great full day tour of many diverse sites in Shanghai. We started with the Watertown tour which was an interesting historical contrast to the hustle and bustle of the downtown Shanghai area. We visited a beautiful garden, and saw an extremely interesting local market with all kinds of delicacies to try. We took a boat ride through the river and under the bridges of the town. Afterward, we headed back to the core of Shanghai. Our guide Sam, provided us with many interesting facts about the history of Shanghai and the current situation and culture in China and in Shanghai. We visited the Yu market in old town Shanghai, the Bund area along the river. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and our wonderful guide Sam!


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