Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies | La Vacanza Travel

Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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


Enjoy this short trip just one hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 4 1/2 hour tour you'll ride a gondola beneath ancient bridges and stroll Qing dynasty streets and explore Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops. Along the way you'll sample local delicacies 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.

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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.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver
  • Gondola ride
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local delicacies(Snacks) tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips-recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as the airport, cruise terminals, railway station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu, Jiading, Chuansha, or Songjiang will incur extra USD40 for whole group include pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.


  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940
  • 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.


4 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


08 Feb, 2024

This tour was incredible and Cathy was super great! I was in China for a business trip and last minute had some personal time. It's difficult to get around China without a Chinese speaker so I looked for a tour and found Jenny's tours. In less than 24 hours, I was assigned a guide. It was very reasonably priced also for a solo trip. It helped a lot also that Cathy's English was VERY good. She was very friendly and knew so much of the history! Cathy helped me and encouraged me when buying souvenirs and got us really good food. She was also very willing to take all my pictures for me lol. I was very happy with this and would HIGHLY recommend booking with Jenny!

ron f

17 Jun, 2023

Nora is one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. We visited the beautiful Zhujiajiao town, and I learnt about its history, culture and people. We bought local delicacies. Nora was very knowledgeable, and adapted the tour to suit my interests. She spoke excellent English. I enjoyed watching her bargain with the locals. I was fortunate I got Nora as my guide, so thank you for making it a memorable tour.

Sophia T

20 May, 2023

Zhujiajiao is definitely worth going . Lovely old water town n old streets filled with local snacks . Apple, our guide made a difference to our experience! . Besides sharing in-depth information on the history of the water town, she took us to the best rice dumpling store and also Introduced us to some delicious local snacks n even Bargained on our behalf with local shop owners . A proactive and personable guide


19 Mar, 2023

I had fantastic tour organised by Jenny. My guide Grace was very knowledgeable, sharing plenty interesting stories and facts. I highly recommend it to anyone and who want to have better understanding of the culture, customs and way of life in Shanghai and surroundings...and try some delicious snacks on the way :)


02 Nov, 2022

The flexibility of Jenny's team was unmatch. We are a busy family of four traveling as part of an expat assignment. Jenny's team put together an incredible tour for us. We had to reschedule the entire day 72 hours in advance and the team accommodated us. We also had a friendly driver and guide that showed us the amazing historical town during the extremely busy holiday week.

User's Picture Gallery




Unforgettable water town tour


A beautiful day at Zhujiaojio water town


Great trip with Claire from Jenny’s Travel to Zhujiajiao


Wonderful Tour of this old Water Town City


A great half-day tour


Fantastic Water Town Tour


A change of pace - just what we needed.


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