Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites

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From $189.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Shanghai, Shanghai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This flexible one day tour starts with a short trip just one hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 9 hours tour you'll explore ancient bridges like Fangsheng Bridge and stroll Qing dynasty streets and enjoy Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops, the unique Qing Dynasty Post Office, rural authentic Yuanjin Buddhist Temple and you'll sample local snacks such as sticky rice dumplings (zong zi) and steamed pork wrapped in bamboo leaves (zha rou) as well as traditional Chinese candies. This tour also includes a relaxing site-filled gondola ride.

You'll then return to Shanghai to visit several iconic highlights of your choice. You'll discuss with your guide and visit any of:
- Yuyuan Garden,
- Old Shanghai Street
- The Bund
- Former French Concession
- Jade Buddha Temple
- PearlTV Tower
- Shanghai Tower

Or go off the beaten path to explore the Propaganda Poster Center, world's largest Starbucks or shop.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver

Bottled water

Gondola ride

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local snacks tasting

Private guide

Up to Three Shanghai Sites of Your Choice w/Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

Full sit down lunch (You can choose as you like)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.

What To Expect

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Zhujiajiao is a water town just an hour outside of Shanghai. It was established about 1,700 years ago. It features 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today. The many shops nestled into the historic buildings and stone streets lined are bustling with with food vendors. Gondola rides along the canals are popular activities are included. Qing Dynasty Post Office, Yuanjin Buddhist Temple visit will make your water town tour complete.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
This garden dates back to 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. A classic Chinese Garden rich in history, you'll see a wide range of halls, statues, rock structures, water features as well as the famous Grand Rockery and Exquisite Jade Rocks.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Yuyuan Old Street
Nearby Yuyuan Garden is old Shanghai and its complex area of shops, streets and places to taste Shanghai’s folk customs, authentic Shanghai snacks and local cuisine. The colorful lamps on the antique buildings also make it a beautiful landscape.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Bund (Wai Tan)
The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The area highlights Shanghai's western influence in architecture and culture and today offers a beautiful walkway along the Huangpu River while learning about Shanghai's history.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
This iconic symbol of Shanghai, at 468 m (1,535 feet) high, was the tallest structure in China from 1994 to 2007. It is classified a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. An observation deck is in the highest sphere with glass floor 360-degree view.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Former French Concession
Enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places. This area is rich in the history of China when colonial powers had a significant presence in Shanghai. It has unique architecture while bustling with people along tree-lined streets.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tons), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fuxing Park
Fuxing Park is located in the former French Concession. It was once the largest park in Shanghai and laid out by the French in 1909. About 10 hectare in size it features a lake, fountains, covered pavilions, and flowerbeds. Early morning, the park fills with dancers, card players, mahjong enthusiasts, tai chi and artists.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Water village amazing
D1004KUmichelleh, 20-01-2020
Amazing tour Peggy was a wonderful tour guide , so much knowledge and spoke fabulous English. Highly recommend this tour if visiting China. Ask for Peggy! Water village and the private garden was so beautiful. Also private car was clean and new.
Vacation40745, 16-11-2019
Jenny's tour far exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Apple was absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, pleasant, friendly and sweet. We are so glad to have had this experience. We had a 15 hour layover in Shanghai. We contacted Jenny in advance and she put an itinerary together for us. Apple met us at the airport and saw us off on the Maglev since we wanted to experience it. Our day was full of beautiful sights and adventure. I would love to return one day. We got to see the authentic way people live and even experienced a local lunch spot. It was a delicious experience! By the end of the day, we felt we spent the day with a dear friend. I HIGHLY recommend Jenny's Tours for a memmorible experience of a lifetime ❣️
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degrootbegroot, 10-10-2019
The visit to the Watertown was a nice day, including the visit to the Budha temple. The guide and taxi were very helpfull and friendly.
Awesome experience with kids and also just adults!
pwtsang, 03-10-2019
We were 2 families with 4 kids ranging 7-13 yr old. Alice was amazing in taking us around the water village and then Shanghai Tower. She was so very thoughtful when she found out it was one of the kid’s birthday, she surprised us with a birthday cake at lunch! The birthday boy was super excited. This was the type of personal touch that you alway hope for when you book a tour. Alice was also very accommodating and help adjust the schedule especially when the kids got tired. We also did an adult food tour with her where we had some amazing food. This was one amazing trip. The kids have been talking about it ever since! Thank you, Alice!! I would and will recommend her to our friend who are looking for a tour guide in shanghai!
2019 Zhujiajiao and Shanghai
Francine P, 28-09-2019
We had a very short stay in Shanghai and the surrounding city of Wuxi. Flora couldn't have been more of a perfect match as our guide. She understood our request to see and experience the historical sites of Zhujiajiao and Shanghai. Hands down as beautiful as Shanghai is, we fell in love with the water town of Zhujiajiao. Flora gave great background on the history and communicated with the vendors for us. She even helped guide us with which items were great bargains and helped us get fair prices with merchants. In Shanghai she brought quickly broughtt us past the "touristy" tea houses and brought us to Yu Shanghai Tea House (multiple tea tasting and ceremony) for a fantastic cultural experience.
We couldn't have been more happy to have booked through Jenny's Tour Shanghai and met Flora. We will definitely seek you again anytime we are in China or the Shanghai area. The convenience of an air conditioned vehicle/ professional driver and English Speaking guide is well worth the price. This private type of tour really allowed us to feel immersed in the culture of the Shanghainese people even for such a short amount of time. Thank you so much!

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