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

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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.
  • Explore the pretty water town of Zhujiajiao with a private guide
  • Relax with private, door-to-door transportation from your hotel or the port
  • Enjoy a canal boat ride, a guided tour, and a shopping trip
  • Rely on your guide to avoid language-barrier hassles
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel or port, your driver and guide will take you to the 400-year-old water town of Zhujiajiao.  Your private guide will accompany you around the town, exploring its charming bridges and canals. Start with a boat ride to get into the pace of life, then stroll through ancient alleyways to admire landmarks like the Fangsheng Bridge, first built around 300 years ago, and Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden. 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.
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Departure Point
Centrally located Shanghai hotels or Shanghai ports
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Return to the departure point
  • Bottled water
  • A professional driver guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
  • 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 driver guide old post office water town ancient town at reasonable prices great guide beautiful garden who spoke excellent english zig zag chinese culture and history perfect english local cuisine excellent tour street food great job david shopping
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in visiting this ancient water town, I recommend this private tour. Tom arrived at our hotel on time. We had been in Shanghai a day-and-a-half and saw some of the sites there on our own, but it was good to learn...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RowenaW798
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended as the tour guide (Tom) is able to communicate in English. He is very helpful and friendly to chat with, Knows his stuff and even other places/attractions in China. Had a good time chatting with him, and know how to plan our next...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChrisLiew92
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a half day trip to Zhujiajiao (pronounced Zhoo-jar-jow) which was excellent. It comprised a short boat trip round the town’s canals, a wander through a shopping and residential area, and finally a garden tour. Zhujiajiao was a charming place, and we thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CT53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good communication with both owner and guide the day before. David is a good guide and we had comfortable car. And not at least a very nice and informative tour in Zhujiajiao.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank marthemaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful to be part of their lifestyle, Brian my guide was very helpful and gave lots of historical facts. At the end we visited this beautiful garden that was sublime! The boat ride was very relaxing and we saw different bridges. My only...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NellyR493
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Haley C
25 June 2019|
Response from holiday-view23-7-11 | Reviewed this property |
Not that long we did not time it but I would say it was about 15 minutes. It was a very smooth trip and if you do not like boats you can walk over the bridge and use the lanes to walk to the main area
28 April 2019|
Response from geoffp475 | Reviewed this property |
Yes U can book it by contacting Tom @ Shanghai Private Driver by SMS on +86 150 2198 6304 Regards - Geoff
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