Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

Shanghai, China

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8 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and key Shanghai highlights. First, explore the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao by boat and foot, and savor a local lunch. Then, spend the afternoon discovering Shanghai: the 16th-century Yu Garden, the Bund, and the Shanghai Tower. Upgrade to include a Shanghai dinner.
  • Explore Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Shanghai with a private guide
  • See Yu Garden and the Bund, and soak up city views from the Shanghai Tower
  • Enjoy a local lunch in Zhujiajao: Upgrade to add dinner in Shanghai
  • Customize your tour to suit your unique interests


  • Private guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local Style Lunch
  • Dinner in Shanghai city (only if option is selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower


  • Additional food and drinks
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Airport pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • For Spanish guide service, please book at least 3 days in advance
  • For airport/cruise layover or outskirt area travelers, please either meet up at Fairmont Peace Hotel or Maglev Train Station. Or additional pick up charges apply
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2019
The tour was excellent. The service provided by Wilson and the driver went above my expectations. Wilson arrived at my hotel on time and waited for me in the lobby. He provided me with all necessary information at each stage of the tour and answered my numerous questions. He showed a lot of flexibility and complied with all of my requests. The tour was well organised, with the car available at a moment's notice, and no or very little time spent on queuing at each attraction.
Ralph S
, Apr 2019

Our guide was Brian, and he was great. 5 friends and I were staying in Shanghai and later Beijing. I had been to China several years ago, and I felt my friends should see a village in China in addition to big cities. Brian took us to Zhujiajiao, a 700 year old village. It is called the "Venice of China" because of the canals. We had lunch in the village. Thereafter, Brian took us to Yu Garden, the Shanghai Tower and the Bund. This was a private tour with just my group. My friends and I loved this tour.

Steven P
, Apr 2019

We booked this tour as we had limited time in Shanghai and wanted to squeeze in as much as possible. We were met at our hotel by the wonderful Daisy and made to feel like VIPs for the entire day. Daisy adapted the iteneray to suit our needs and kept us expertly informed at each stop. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer, friendlier guide and driver. The tour itself was a perfect combination of the old (Watertown) and the new (Shanghai tower) with culinary delights thrown in for good measure (lunch was amazing). If you have limited time in Shanghai, book this tour for a sure fire way of sampling the best that this amazing city has to offer.

Danielle L
, Apr 2019
My tour guide Wilson was very knowledgeable and explained the meanings behind the cultural symbols that we saw. He customized the tour for me. I really enjoyed the gardens in the water town, the Shanghai tower, and the tea tasting. My only complaint would be the amount of traffic that we had to sit through to get to the water town, but not the company’s fault. Thank you for a great day!
Amanda M
, Apr 2019
Today I enjoyed the company of Lan Hong (“Berlin”) as a tour guide for the day. She was educational, humorous, entertaining and, basically, all around a wonderful host and very proud of her country! She shared stories about buildings and areas, and helped us barter for goods. I will recommend your services to others and I believe Lan Hong is a true asset of your company.
, Apr 2019

Wilson was our tour guide, he was very friendly and easy to have good communication with, he was very knowledgeable about Zhujiajiao, the Jade Buddha Temple, we had an amazing local lunch, afternoon Tea tasting, and had an amazing experience in Shanghai Tower. I feel the private tour was a highlight and my favorite day of our trip while in Shanghai.

, Apr 2019
Wilson has been a great host in Shanghai。 His knowledge and friendliness made our day so enjoyable and has been the highlight of or China trip. I would recommend the tour and Wilson for anyone traveling to Shanghai. 5 stars all the way.
Tiffany H
, Apr 2019
Daisy was amazing. She has so much knowledge of Shanghai, spoke wonderful English and has the best personality. We would definitely request Daisy again for another tour and suggest her and Viator to everyone.
Brad K
, Apr 2019
Snow was AWESOME !!!!!! She was very informative and answered all of our questions. We loved Jade Buddha Temple where we saw the Monks praying & parading. All the market places were nice to shop at. Lunch was great & we tried new things. Really, the whole day was PERFECT and we would definitely use your company again. Thank you 😊
, Apr 2019
I had a happy tour with my tour guide Snow. She gave me a lot of information about everywhere. Snow is very patient and take a lot of photos for me. She also help me to do shopping. We visited a lot of nice places. The water Village is so pretty. The restaurant we eat in the water village was very good. I will highly recommend this tour.


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