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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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Discover Shanghai’s most incredible city attractions and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town during this wonderful private 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 on tranquil canals in Zhujiajiao for a half day. Followed by another half day tour to see the Shanghai city top attractions, such as Yu Garden, the spectacular skyline on the Bund as well as the panoramic view from the top of Shanghai Tower. An authentic Chinese lunch in the water town, boat ride ticket, entrance fee to Shanghai Tower, private guide and driver service are all inclusive.
  • Comprehensive day tour of Zhujiajiao water town and Shanghai city highlights
  • Includes a private guide, boat ride, authentic local lunch, and more
  • See top Shanghai highlights in a day
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a front-door pickup in your hotel lobby, where you’ll prepare for an hourlong drive to Zhujiajiao, one of China’s best-preserved water towns. A private guide will lead you on a leisurely stroll down winding lanes and over picturesque stone bridges as you listen to commentary about the historic village. Get your camera ready: Next, you’ll hop aboard a boat for a relaxing canal ride, where you’ll have a front-row view of the town’s quaint traditional houses. Enjoy a break for lunch in a local restaurant for the chance to sample authentic regional delicacies. Most other tours end there, but you’ll continue the day with a visit to Shanghai city highlights, beginning with the 400-year-old pavilions of Yuyuan Garden. The action-packed tour concludes at the lively Bund district, where you’ll see staples like Shanghai Tower, home to a high-rise observatory with panoramic views of the city. You'll also have the opportunity to customize the tour with optional add-ons like the resplendent Jade Buddha Temple or the Shanghai Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Chinese art.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local Style Lunch
  • Dinner in Shanghai city (only if option is selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Zhujiaojiao, Shanghai Tower, Yu Garden ( or Jade Buddha Temple) Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • For Spanish guide service, please book at least 3 days in advance
  • For airport/cruise layover or outskirt area travelers, please either meet up at Fairmont Peace Hotel or Maglev Train Station. Or additional pick up charges apply
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews water town shanghai city bought souvenirs yuyuan bazaar boat ride highly recommend this tour stinky tofu personalized experience took pictures jade temple lovely guide beautiful water dropped off wonderful tour well worth the money local lunch first stop
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide Berlin, came to pick us up at 9:00. We started with a visit to Shanghai tower with amazing views over the city. Berlin explained very well the story behind the building and the area growth etc. We then moved on to visit Zhujiajiao...More

2  Thank mariasA6353SW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Water town was very interesting and Daisy was knowledgeable about explaining everything, Daisy was fantastic she went above and beyond, she helped my elderly mother get around and was extremely patient, i would recommend this tour without question.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour on our last day in Shanghai. Our guide, Snow, arrived on time and contacted us before letting us know it was a holiday and busy. She let us know the best order to visit all the locations we wanted to...More

2  Thank IHateLodgeTampa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is by far the best thing we did in Shanghai. Berlin made the trip very easy and convenient to see the main attractions. Very knowledgeable with the history of Shanghai.

1  Thank nodabeer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to see Water Town and get an overview of Shanghai. The van was surprisingly clean and comfortable, Daisy was an excellent guide and we had a wonderful lunch. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 September 2019|
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Response from Alli719 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure.
16 September 2019|
Response from californianative042 |
I would e mail the company I did with several questions and they responded right away I do not know your hote location We were at kerry park hotel unsure where Le meridien in shanghai is have stayed le meridien in London
25 August 2019|
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Response from alanawu | Property representative |
Oct 5-6 is public holiday, will be super crowded and heavy traffic. Better choose other days.
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