Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites | La Vacanza Travel

Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fuxing Park, No.2 Gaolan Road, Shanghai China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver
  • Gondola ride
  • Local snacks tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Up to Three Shanghai Sites of Your Choice w/Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

  • Full sit down lunch (You can choose as you like)
  • Tips-recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • To secure your Yuyuan Garden Ticket and bypass queues, please provide your full name along with your passport number.
  • 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
Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu District, Jiading District, Chuansha District, or Songjiang District, Fengxian District, will incur an extra USD40 for your whole group and includes both pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086

Voucher info

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


9 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


05 Feb, 2024

We have an amazing day with Cathy, see is a really passionate and positive person and informed a lot during the rainy day ;-) we can recommend to all this tour.


25 Jan, 2024

Apple is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. She is very polite and very friendly. She gave us an amazing tour. She even took us to a place where we bought souvenirs for a better price. Vehicle was very clean and recent model.


02 Sep, 2023

This is my first time in China. Booked a day tour in Shanghai - went to Shanghai Tower, South Bund Fabric Market & Zhujiajao Water Town. Yuyuan Garden was a bonus as we had extra time. Shanghai tower is a must see to get an overview of the city. It's an amazing and clever architecture. The fabric market is a good place to get tailored clothes for yourself. My tour guide, Alice, was so helpful - she helped me to bargain! Zhujiajao is my highlight of the tour - I love the alleyways, the shops, the local food, boat ride and especially the vibe of the ancient town. Yuyuan Garden is the city's old town filled with modernity. I am really thankful to Alice, for making my first trip to China enjoyable and enlightening at the same time. Did I mention that she's so helpful? She even helped me to look for a cream that my friend wanted, called the pharmacy to ask if it was available and especially made a detour for me to go to the pharmacy to purchase the cream. That's going the extra mile and I am really grateful and thankful. I would definitely return to China again and would be happy to join a friendly tour/guide like Jenny's Shanghai Tour. Thank you once again 🙏


06 Jun, 2023

I want to express my deep gratitude to Jenny. I believe this is exactly the way a travel business should be run. Professional! Interesting! At the highest level! Special thanks for the organization of the cake on my birthday and gifts for all members of our group - it was an especially pleasant surprise.


20 Jan, 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.

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