Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Flexible Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Flexible Private Tour

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Explore the remarkable “Oriental Venice” water town Zhujiajiao and the some historical highlights of Shanghai on this wonderful private day tour. You will spend about half day in Zhujiajiao and another half day in Shanghai city. Besides beautiful water town, you also have choices to visit The Bund, Yu Garden bazaar, Xitiandi, Jade Buddha Temple, People Square Park. This tour offers guide and transfer service package or you can upgrade yourself with lunch or dinner package which includes a choose to take a gondola ride in Zhujiajiao or Huangpu River Cruise in Shanghai city.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Meet your professional guide at your central Shanghai hotel. Enjoy the comfortable ride to Zhujiajiao water town, one of the best-preserved ancient towns near the city. Choose the flexible morning or afternoon departure based on you schedule.
Upon arrival, begin to explore the town with your guide, spend some quality time to visit the old stone paved alleyways, walk up ancient “Fang Sheng Bridge”, see interesting local street markets, historical landmarks, colorful handicrafts etc. learn the fascinating custom and culture from your knowledgeable guide. In addition, you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride.

Duration: 3 hours

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

In the afternoon, enjoy a flexible customized itinerary in the city and choose to visit some of incredible highlights based on your own preferences, following are recommended sites but if you have been to the places or have other interests please feel free to let your guide know and will make the adjustment accordingly.

Famed as the “China Town” in Shanghai, spend fun time explore the area with its charming Ming and Qing Dynasties architecture, take a walk at nine lucky zigzag bridge in the middle lake of the town. Choose to visit the elegant ancient Chinese garden built more than 5 century, immerse yourself in the beauty of the classic gardens dotted with ponds, pavilions, exquisite rockeries, trees, flowers etc.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

Next head to Pudong New Island in Lujiazui, marvel at the spectacular skyscrapers and enjoy the nice walk along the sky bridge and set your cameral ready and take the wonderful photos in front of Oriental Pearl Tv tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower. If a nice clear day, choose to go up to one of the top observation decks and enjoy a fantastic bird-eye view of the mega Shanghai city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai

Make a stop at the must-see attraction at Bund, take a relaxing scroll along Huangpu River and take in the most fabulous city view with both old and new architectures from 20th to 21st century.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

You may opt to choose to visit the famed Jade Buddha Temple. Explore different complex with various Buddhist status and ornaments, admire the two most beautiful Jade buddha statues from Burma, learn the local fascinating religious custom, culture and wisdom from your expert guide.

If you have been to above-mentioned sites, the other optional sites available to choose based on the time you have such as: Former Frech Concession ,People’s square and Park, Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Shanghai Museum,Nanjing road shopping street etc.

After the wonderful visit, your will be dropped off at your Shanghai hotel or other downtown area as per your requests.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Local amazing guide
  • Private driver with air-conditioned car
  • Local tasty Lunch or Dinner (if Tour with Lunch/ Dinner option is selected)
  • Hotel pick up and drop-offs in downtown area
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple

  • Entrance fees or boat ride (If need visit tower or garden total about USD30.00per pax)
  • Food and drinks (if "Private Tour with Lunch or Dinner" option is NOT booked)
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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
Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai.Please advise pickup details at time of booking.

Voucher info

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


7 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


15 Nov, 2023

It was a pleasure to meet our guide Annie. She was very enthusiastic and friendly explaining history in all aspects. We really appreciate her lovely attitude. Will recommend.

Michel D

22 Oct, 2023

We had a great experience booking with Sunny Tours. From booking to the end of our tour Sunny was outstanding and communicated clearly and was very available. Our guide Annie was excellent. She made our first day in Shanghai a pleasant one. She shared her knowledge of the city and major sites with great generosity with a perfect balance of humor and fun facts. We would strongly recommend this tour, operator and guide. A perfect experience !!


24 Apr, 2023

Wonderful day trip to experience authentic Chinese culture near Shanghai, the metropolitan city. Definitely recommend to visit the photo store and tryout Chinese traditional dresses. 😄


20 Aug, 2020

The Watertown section of this tour was a marvelous adventure and such a pleasant diversion from the bright lights and bustle of downtown Shanghai. Sunny and her driver picked us up at the hotel in a spotless van with plenty of water for the trip (it was a hot day!). After a scenic drive through the suburbs and countryside surrounding Shanghai (during which Sunny gave lots of information about the architecture and history of buildings in the Shanghai area), we arrived at Zhujiajiao - a quiet, beautiful town with numerous canals. Sunny took care of tickets and arrangements, and assisted us with health QR codes and other details we needed for access. We went to some of the shopping areas first, enjoying fun and tasty local fare such as "popcorn ice cream" (made with liguid nitrogen) and various delicious rice wines. Sunny even helped us with a little bartering! We cruised the narrow stone-lined streets and bridges that traversed the canals. Simply beautiful. We then took a gondola-type ride and Sunny added local history and colour to the surroundings. It added a lot to the experience. The Watertown section of the tour took just over 5 hours, including driving time. A great way to spend the first half of our day! The Shanghai City Highlights portion of the tour was the Oriental Pearl Tower (since you can customize your tour with Sunny, this was the only major landmark we had not seen) - an amazing view (and we got some great pics!) Again, Sunny took care of us with top notch service. We can't thank Sunny enough for the care she took in assisting us and her attention to detail. If you need someone for a tour of Shanghai or the surrounding areas, we highly recommend Sunny - she is great!


14 Mar, 2020

We had a wonderful tour! It was easy to book and everything was very easy to set up. We were in town for my husbands work conference and only had 1 day without any meetings to see the highlights. Rita was our tour guide and she met us in the lobby of our hotel. We had a wonderful clean car and private driver. The water town was really amazing and Rita did a great job explaining all the delicacies and wares in the market and was willing to help us find souvenirs we were interested in. Next we chose to visit Yuyuan Street and Rita took us to a delicious dumpling and noodle restaurant for lunch. Then we had a tour of Yu Garden which was beautiful. Lastly we went to Jade Buddha Temple, which was truly amazing! I am so glad we had a guide like Rita to help us navigate the city and explain the history behind all the things we were seeing. I highly recommend!

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Amazing experience !


Chinese cultural experience


A Gorgeous Day in Water Town


A great day in Shanghai


Best Guide Ever!


The most FUN trip during our stay in China!


An amazing time and an incredible guide


Day tour of Watertown and Shanghai


Exceptional day if short on time!


Zhujiajiao & Shanghai.


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