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Swap the high-rises and hectic pace of Shanghai for the peace and history of ancient Zhujiajiao on this 5-hour tour. Leave Shanghai by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide, and visit this delightful 400-year-old water village, whose wooden buildings fringe a network of canals. Learn about Zhujiajiao’s origins in the Yuan Dynasty, discover the waterways by boat, and enjoy time to stroll, explore and shop for souvenirs. On your way back to Shanghai, stop at a silk mill to see how famous South China Silk is made.
  • 5-hour tour to Zhujiajiao from Shanghai with air-conditioned transport
  • Admire the 400-year-old water village of Zhujiajiao, the oldest of its kind in China
  • Take a boat trip along the canalways past wooden houses and bridges
  • Gaze out over the tranquil freshwater lake of Dian Shan
  • Barter for souvenirs at Zhujiajiao’s quaint shops
  • Hear about Zhujiajiao’s ancient origins from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit a silk mill to learn how coveted South China silk is woven


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jan 2018

I ended up being the only one on the tour so it was personalized. The guide fell right asleep as we got in the car to drive and soundly slept the whole time, not providing any information or guidance. The town was pretty small and old, and in hindsight I would probably just try to go to nanjing on the high speed train. This smaller town is good for anyone short on time but I would not recommend this tour as the guide then slept the entire way back as well. The tour said we would stop as the silk factory, but this was skipped. They very awkwardly pressured me for tip money at the end which I found completely inappropriate.

, Jun 2017

The guide is very knowledgeable and open to discussion. I would ask to spend less time at the garden and have more free time to wander the stalls after the gondola ride. They need to allow at least an hour for private walking.

, May 2017

Driver and guide were very informative and on time. This is a great way to see the water village of Zhujiajiao.

, May 2017

Good tour and very well organized.

, Apr 2017

Nice trip through the village to see a different style of Shanghai.

, Feb 2017

the place was beautiful an we were lucky because it was a quiet week day. Because the traffic is really bad in Shanghai, the tour seems alittle rushed so that we can end the tour by 6pm. other than that, it was good

, Jan 2017

The water trip and the tour of the markets was great. The trip there was ok, but the bus trip home was a bit long-winded. Overall, I'm glad I went, but once was enough.

, Oct 2016

water village was worth seeing. Our guide, good knowledgeable on topic of the village and area. Not good the price for one. We could get a taxi there and back plus entrances to village cheaper. Did not see silk factory that was part of tour with no reason why, spent more in traffic wrong time of day.

, Oct 2016

The tour was great except for period from 1st October till 7th October Shanghai has national holiday every year....avoid this time at all costs...besides being crowded normally this time it's absolutely crowded...hard to see things as SO many people on holiday ...tour was too quick, not enough time to look at things as too many people plus long queues for anything worth while ,...disappointed we were here at this time

, May 2016

Excellent guide -- very knowledgeable and personable. Such interesting history in the town, but it's become quite touristy which is probably inevitable. It's a long drive during rush hour so best to schedule around that if possible. But I definitely recommend the tour. Cheers!

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