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

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 5 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, No.36 Meizhou Road, Qingpu District Zhujiajiao Town, Shanghai 201713 China

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden, No.109 Xijing Street, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713 China

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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Fangsheng Bridge, Xinfeng Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daqing Post Office, No.35 Xihu Street, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai China

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai

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.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Bottled water
  • A professional driver guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Fangsheng Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Daqing Post Office
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby or Cruise Terminal with a sign of your name by our guide.


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

User's Reviews


03 Oct, 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!


06 Nov, 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.


01 Mar, 2020

We took this tour in December and were extremely satisfied. Tom was a Very knowledgeable and easy going guide. Highly recommend!


08 Jan, 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.

Tanyamy S

08 Jan, 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.

User's Picture Gallery


Awesome tour!


Excellent Guide and wonderful tour


Exceptional 1/2 day excursion to old Shanghai


Convenient and very interesting.


Refreshing Half Day Trip Out of the City


Great time!


Friendly and helpful tour guide.


Beautiful Day st the Water Town


Whole family loved it


Excellent intro to China


A Fantastic, 'Must Do' Experience From Shanghai


Wonderful tour to the ancient water town




Tourist trip back in time


Nice trip to the nearest water town to Shanghai




Perfect half day tour in Shanghai


Amazing tour


Wonderful day


Zhujiajiao beauty


Terrific experience - wonderful guide


Fantastic visit to Zhujiajiao


Zhujiajiao with Tom - great time


Crowded for Sure, but Tom knows how to make it work!


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