Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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From $140.00

129 reviews   (4.88)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Shanghai, Shanghai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a 5 hours private tour with a professional driver tour guide and a private vehicle to famous water town Zhujiajiao which renowned as "Oriental Venice". It is fun to walking around the alleyways and bridges in the old town. You will have a relax boat ride on the small canals there. You also have a chance to visit a very peaceful and beautiful traditional Chinese private garden KeZhi Garden in the town. The pick up place can be either from your Shanghai hotel or Shanghai port.

What's Included

A professional driver guide

Bottled water

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Round-trip private transfer

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
You will be picked up by your private driver tour guide from your hotel or port at 10 am (weekend tours can be started early). After an hour's drive, you will arrive at the 600-year-old Water Town Zhujiajiao which is often compared to Venice.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden
Kezhi garden established in 1912 is a nice spot to appreciate the Chinese private gardens. It is dotted with pavilions, ponds, and bridges which add to the beauty of the natural landscape.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fangsheng Bridge
Of Zhujiajiao’s 36 ancient bridges, the standout must be the graceful, 72m-long, five-arched Fangsheng Bridge, first built in 1571 with proceeds from a monk’s 15 years of alms-gathering. It passes over a wide expanse of water, reminiscent of sections of Venice's famous waterways.

From here you will have a boat ride to get an idea of the old time life style in Southern China, and you can take some photos of the water town. After the boat ride, you will be walking along the old alleyways to see more local buildings and bridges.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Daqing Post Office
Built-in 1903, the old post office witnessed the development of China’s postal service. It is not a huge place but it's nice to walk through the old wooden building's interior, with mildly interesting exhibits such as vintage postcards and an imperial postie's uniform.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

After you’ve taken plenty of photographs, your guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch (at your own expense).
After your meal, visit some local shops with your guide on hand to help translate prices. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel or the port.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Awesome tour!
Guangzhouliving, 03-10-2021
Our tour guide Tom was was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area and its history. He also had plenty of insight about the area of Shanghai where we were staying I.e…restaurants, attractions etc.. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. Thanks Tom!
What a peaceful morning!
TravellingFili, 06-11-2020
I went early in the morning on a Friday which meant the streets were still quite empty. The guide was flexible and took me to see a small private garden. Then we took a boat through the main canal and a smaller canals. The smell from the restaurants made my mouth water! The guide was ready to make safe and sensible suggestions on what to eat. I ate a rice cake with pork inside and it was delicious but very filling. Walking through the private residential area was very peaceful.
doloresr692, 01-03-2020
We took this tour in December and were extremely satisfied. Tom was a Very knowledgeable and easy going guide. Highly recommend!
Excellent Guide and wonderful tour
165howardp, 08-01-2020
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. David, our guide, met us at the ship terminal and provided a wonderful excursion for us. His English was very good and he was knowledgeable and enthused as he explained local customs and information about the sites we visited. He took us to a local eatery for lunch and the food was excellent. This tour can be highly recommended.
Good tour for visiting Shanghai
Tanyamy S, 08-01-2020
My family and I went to Shanghai during the new year time. I contacted Tom for booking. He is really kind to me. I desired the car to pick me up at the airport and then go to Zhujiajiao. Although the way from airport to zhujiajiao is farther than from the downtown. Tom gave us the same price as the trip from downtown. On the tour day, David was our guide. He and the driver came to airport on time. David can speak English fluently and he explained the historical knowledge about Zhujiajiao excellently. My family had the great fun and happy for this tour.

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