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Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City

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Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town Half Day Tour From Shanghai - The Secret Hidden Under the Modern City

Tour Style:
Endowed with an elegant name "Pearl Stream", the Zhujiajiao water town of more than 1,700 years, is the best preserved one among the four ancient water towns in Shanghai. Accompanied by your local tour guide, explore the unique ancient bridges across bubbling streams, small river shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyard. Stay away the bustle and hustle of the modern big city, immerse yourself into this little town get enjoy the leisure, antiquity and tranquility.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Zhujiajiao Water Town

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

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

Tour Customizable:
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Zhujiajiao is one of the nearest water towns away from the urban area of Shanghai. Its traditional atmosphere is completely different from Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao has a long history, simple folk customs and profound cultural accumulation. As early as the Liangzhu period five thousand years ago, there were human activities. As early as the Three Kingdoms period more than 1700 years ago, there were village fairs. In the period of the Ming Dynasty, it has become a bustling market town with thousands of merchants and fireworks.

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Fangsheng Bridge, Boat cruise (Optional)
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Our Shanghai Private tour guide will meet you at your Shanghai hotel, you'll find a welcome sign " Shanghai Private Tour",  drive to visit the Zhujiajiao water town. Upon arrival, you guide will take you to explore the sites of ancient town.

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The first tourism spot is Kezhi Garden, Kezhi garden is also called "Ma family garden" because its owner's surname is ma. It was built in 1912, took 15 years, and spent 300000 silver dollars in total. The whole garden is divided into three areas: hall, rockery and garden. When you walk into the garden, you will feel the richness of the garden owner, at the same time, you can see the handwriting left by many literati.


Next, you will visit Great Qing Post Office. Founded in 1892, it is the first post office in eastern China. Here you can not only learn about the history of China Post, but also see all kinds of very interesting things, such as strange beliefs, stamps with a sense of age.


Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.

After lunch, you will move on to visit the Fangsheng Bridge, it is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge, with five openings both in Zhujiajiao and in the Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571. On the bridge stands a stone tablet named Dragon Gate Stone, which is engraved with 8 coiling dragons encircling a shining pearl. On top of the bridge are 4 lifelike stone lions.


At last, visit the whole water town from the most interesting perspective, if you want to relax yourself and learn some exquisite water town culture, boat cruise on it well be the best way.


After the sightseeing, drive you back to Shanghai and your tour ends.

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Price Per Person in US Dollars

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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Gina Benson
Reviewed on 23 November 2020

Lisa guided me and two of my friends on a tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town during the epidemic (Shanghai is under contol and open for tourism), with a couple of additional stop in the French Concession area on our way back to the hotel. Lisa is simply an amazing tour guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable of Chinese history, and we learned so much - particularly about Shanghai - during the course of our trip to and from Zhujiajiao. Her English is perfect, which is a huge bonus for those of us who don't speak a word of Mandarin. She provided us with one of our very best travel experiences, and I can't recommend Lisa highly enough. Thanks for Sam's China Private Tours in Shanghai taking care of us during the tour during the epidemic.

Reviewed on 18 June 2020

Highly recommend visiting Zhujiajiao if you want to see how the Chinese people lived in the past. My friend and I had a wonderful time on our trip to Zhujiajiao From Shanghai. We thought your service was the perfect way to get an introduction to this beautiful water town. It was nice to leave all the details to the trip and to be able to relax and enjoy the trip. We thought the journey was an excellent value.

Our guide, Tom, was polite, helpful, and very knowledgeable. Tom was able to provide the background on everything we were seeing - e.g., the fung shui elements in the gardens, the traditional tea service for business meetings, how the Chinese postal system worked in its early years, etc. His knowledge really helped enrich our visit.

The door-to-door service was so convenient and Tom was prepared with all the admittance tickets that we needed to enter Zhujiajiao, visit the gardens, go on a boat ride, etc. He also recommended good spots to grab a bite (and places to avoid). It would have taken us much more time to arrange everything ourselves.

We have already recommended your tour to several of our friends. Our compliments on a well-run service!

George & Shirley Bekey
Reviewed on 05 June 2020

Most tours have pick up in downtown Shanghai. For a nominal extra, we were picked up at the Cruise Terminal which is 17 miles out of town. Autumn, our guide, met us at the ship terminal and provided a wonderful excursion for us. Her English was very good and he was knowledgeable and enthused as she explained local customs and information about the sites we visited. She took us to a local eatery for lunch and the food was excellent. This tour can be highly recommended.

Ms. Gigliola Oldani
Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Autumn and her driver made sure that we were able to visit every place we wanted and also included a change in the original plan at our request. We were dropped off and picked up at each destination so it made everything so easy. Autumn was charming and gave so much information throughout the entire tour. Tickets were included in the tour which enabled us to avoid queues and also we were taken for lunch with Autumn where we had the best traditional meal of our entire trip. We would definitely recommend this tour, Autumn and her driver were organised and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We felt we fulfilled many sights that we would not have been able to achieve without them! Well worth the money!

Helena Afonso
Reviewed on 15 May 2020

Very perfect organization on our tour! We had an amazing time in Zhujiajiao with our guide, Autumn. She was very informative and punctual. She asked a lot of questions about what we liked about tailored the tour to us. We included lunch when we purchased and lunch was delicious with local dishes that Autumn ordered for us. The boat ride was neat and such a great city to walk around. Weather was rainy, which was probably also a deterrent. Overall an amazing trip.

Reviewed on 21 January 2020

I want to write here to share my recent experience with Shanghai Private Tour. It was a very smooth and wonderful trip from beginning to the end. More specifically I would like to high praise to my tour guide Autumn. I was picked up from my hotel, and the guide show me aroung Zhujiajiao water town in a friend's way to tell me lots of local lifestyle, facts and culture. I also had special dietary needs and she made sure that I had a delicious lunch. What a lovely person. You could not be in better hands.
I highly recommend you to join this day tour and check out the tranquil beauty of Shangai in one day!

Joelyne p
Reviewed on 16 December 2019

Our guide David was excellent and really made the tour a very positive experience. He is very informative and knows the town inside and out.
Zhoujiajiao is a must see in Shanghai! The atmosphere is peaceful compared to the big city and the local food is delicious! The shopping is great and the prices are lower than you will find in the downtown.

Ron Hosking
Reviewed on 16 December 2019

Fantastic tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Tom. Tom was just awesome. He is a gentleman. He is intelligent and very informative. He added to my general knowledge. We really got a feel of how life in Shanghai was in the past Very efficient and well organised tour.

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