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Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights

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Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights
  • Shanghai One Day Trip: Zhujiajiao Water Town and Yuyuan Garden Delights

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: 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)


Tour Itinerary

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

Commence your Shanghai exploration with a warm welcome from our guide at your hotel or the Shanghai train station, where the distinctive "Your Way Holiday" sign ensures a seamless start to your journey. 

Your Way Holiday In Shanghai

Your adventure begins with a visit to Zhujiajiao Water Town, an ancient water village reminiscent of a bygone era. Traverse its narrow lanes, adorned with traditional stone bridges and Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. Our expert guide will immerse you in the history of Zhujiajiao, known as the "Venice of Shanghai," providing insights into its unique canal system and rich cultural heritage. Experience a serene boat ride along the picturesque waterways, where stories of the town's past come to life.

Canals and Stone Bridges: The Venetian Vibe

Zhujiajiao is often referred to as the "Venice of Shanghai" due to its intricate network of canals and charming stone bridges. Each bridge tells a story, and our expert guide will unravel the tales behind these architectural marvels. Whether it's the iconic Fangsheng Bridge or the atmospheric Kezhi Garden Bridge, each structure adds to the town's picturesque landscape.

Boat Ride: A Serene Exploration

A highlight of your Zhujiajiao experience is a serene boat ride along its meandering waterways. Drift past ancient buildings, willow-lined banks, and historic stone arch bridges. Your guide will share anecdotes about the significance of these canals, once vital for transportation and trade. The calming rhythm of the boat ride provides a unique perspective on Zhujiajiao's well-preserved heritage.

Ancient Temples: Spiritual Sanctuaries

Explore the town's ancient temples, such as the Baoguo Temple and the Yuanjin Meditation Room. These sacred sites offer a glimpse into the spiritual practices that have shaped Zhujiajiao over the centuries. Our guide will delve into the religious significance and architectural nuances of these cultural landmarks.

Local Crafts and Cuisine: Culinary and Artistic Delights

As you meander through the bustling marketplace, your guide will introduce you to local artisans and craftsmen. Discover traditional crafts such as rice paper making, silk weaving, and intricate wood carving. Engage with the locals and witness the preservation of age-old techniques passed down through generations.

Tea Houses and Local Flavors: Gastronomic Exploration

Zhujiajiao boasts a vibrant culinary scene, and your guide will lead you to a local restaurant with authentic regional offerings. Delight your taste buds with specialties unique to this water town, savoring the flavors of Jiangnan cuisine. Engage in a tea-tasting experience in one of Zhujiajiao's charming tea houses, immersing yourself in the art of Chinese tea culture.


For a delightful lunch, your guide will lead you to a charming local restaurant near Zhujiajiao Water Town. Indulge in a selection of regional specialties, capturing the essence of local cuisine in a tranquil setting.

Next on your itinerary is Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, a hidden gem in the heart of bustling Shanghai. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, explore the intricate designs of Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm amid the urban sprawl. Learn about the Ming Dynasty origins of the garden and its significance in Chinese classical garden architecture. Your guide will weave narratives around the symbolic elements within the garden, creating a tapestry of cultural understanding. Navigate through the lively Yuyuan Bazaar, where vibrant stalls offer traditional crafts, local delicacies, and unique souvenirs. Embrace the fusion of historical charm and modern vitality.


The tour then leads you to the iconic Bund, Shanghai's waterfront promenade, offering spectacular views of the city's skyline. Stroll along this historic area with your guide providing insights into the Bund's architectural marvels, reflecting the city's colonial past. Marvel at the blend of neoclassical, Gothic, and Art Deco styles showcased in the buildings that line the Huangpu River. As you absorb the breathtaking scenery, your guide will share stories of the Bund's evolution, from a trading hub in the early 20th century to its present-day status as a symbol of Shanghai's economic prowess.


As the day concludes, our guide will ensure a comfortable return to your hotel or the Shanghai train station, marking the end of a day filled with cultural discoveries, historic wonders, and the personalized touch of "Your Way Holiday."

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 
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 
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. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

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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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