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Witness the winding waterways of Zhujiajiao, an ancient and alluring water village, on a 4-hour tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, see legendary landmarks like the five-arch bridge that spans the Cao Gang River and gain fascinating insight into the pivotal role Zhujiajiao played in China’s industrial surge. Learn the complex art of silk making during a demonstrative workshop; meander the quaint canals of the town on a boat; and visit two sacred temples during your enriching exploration from Shanghai.       


  • Stroll through an ancient water village on this half-day tour from Shanghai
  • See the sights as you relax on a canal cruise
  • Learn the art of silk making
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Tour

Zhu Jia Jiao Water Village

Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and enjoy the scenic journey to Zhujiajiao. On arrival, embark on a guided walking tour of the town with your knowledgeable guide; meander through winding streets parallel to picturesque waterways and learn about the rich heritage of the perfectly preserved village. 

See the area from an alternative perspective on a tranquil river cruise and then visit two of Zhujiajiao’s sacred and significant temples; listen as your guide explains the cultural significance of the structures and then venture to a silk shop to see an intriguing silk making demonstration. 

After you enriching 4-hour tour, return to Shanghai in your air-conditioned coach.  

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Frank our guide spoke good English and was very informative. The water village deifinetley was VENICE in the EAST.So many little shops, food stalls, and tourist attractions. I loved it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide Frank was very good.

Janet Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Our tour guide, Frank was a friendly and very informative young man. An extremely pleasant walk through the village with Frank pointing out and explaining many of the local cuisine. This was followed by a trip on the canal in a gondola, showing us a different perspective of the village. A very peaceful place to visit during the week, the weekends though might be a bit more hectic. I can definitely recommend this tour.

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Ms Joy was a joy! Her spoken English was good but I'm not sure how much she understood the questions we asked. But it was enough. The village is pretty and Mr. Wu garden and house were an added bonus.
The van driver was a hoot. Buckle up!

Joy Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We arrived in the morning and took this tour from midday - we saw some of the surrounding country and our tour guide Frank was superb. He ensured we saw both the old and the new, the original and the reconstructed. Excellent.

Quiana Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great experience!!!

Viet Quoc N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour that I enjoyed end to end. The tour guide is very friendly and fluent in English. It a good alternative if you don't have time to go to Suzhou

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We did not actually do this half day tour. When we rang to confirm the pick up time we were offered instead a full day tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water town with lunch included. We had a fantastic day. Our guide Frank was absolutely excellent. The driver was very competent especially in the early evening traffic jams in Shanghai as we returned.

Maciej S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very interesting trip and perfect organized.

Amy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A once-in-a-lifetime experience we will never forget. With our wonderful guide, Lee, we were able to take a trip back in time and experience ancient China in all its wonders. If you do nothing else when you are in Shanghai, take this tour.

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