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Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai provided by Shanghai Driver Guide

Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai

Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai
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Explore the pretty water town of Zhujiajiao with a private guide
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
China can be overwhelming, especially when the language is unfamiliar—which makes a private guide less of an indulgence than it is elsewhere. Explore the charming water town of Zhujiajiao the easy way, with a driver-guide who can tend to all your personal needs. You’ll enjoy a boat ride, a guided tour, and a visit to local shops. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Relax with private, door-to-door transportation from your hotel or the port
  • Enjoy a canal boat ride, a guided tour, and a shopping trip
  • Rely on your guide to avoid language-barrier hassles
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel or port, your driver and guide will take you to the 400-year-old water town of Zhujiajiao.  Your private guide will accompany you around the town, exploring its charming bridges and canals. Start with a boat ride to get into the pace of life, then stroll through ancient alleyways to admire landmarks like the Fangsheng Bridge, first built around 300 years ago, and Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden. After you’ve taken plenty of photographs, your guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After your meal, visit some local shops with your guide on hand to help translate prices. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel or the port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Relax with private, door-to-door transportation from your hotel or the port
  • Enjoy a canal boat ride, a guided tour, and a shopping trip
  • Rely on your guide to avoid language-barrier hassles
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel or port, your driver and guide will take you to the 400-year-old water town of Zhujiajiao.  Your private guide will accompany you around the town, exploring its charming bridges and canals. Start with a boat ride to get into the pace of life, then stroll through ancient alleyways to admire landmarks like the Fangsheng Bridge, first built around 300 years ago, and Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden. After you’ve taken plenty of photographs, your guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After your meal, visit some local shops with your guide on hand to help translate prices. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel or the port.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • A professional driver guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Fangsheng Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Daqing Post Office
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will be picked up from your hotel lobby or Cruise Terminal with a sign of your name by our guide.
  • Ports:
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • A professional driver guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Fangsheng Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Daqing Post Office
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will be picked up from your hotel lobby or Cruise Terminal with a sign of your name by our guide.
  • Ports:
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Zhujiajiao Kezhi Garden
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fangsheng Bridge
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Shanghai
    Stop: 80 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mari
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Solo
I went early in the morning on a Friday which meant the streets were still quite empty. The guide was flexible and took me to see a small private garden. Then we took a boat through the main canal and a smaller canals. The smell from the restaurants made my mouth water! The guide was ready to make safe and sensible suggestions on what to eat. I ate a rice cake with pork inside and it was delicious but very filling. Walking through the private residential area was very peaceful.
Written November 6, 2020
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howard p
9 contributions
Most tours have pick up in downtown Shanghai. For a nominal extra, we were picked up at the Cruise Terminal which is 17 miles out of town. David, our guide, met us at the ship terminal and provided a wonderful excursion for us. His English was very good and he was knowledgeable and enthused as he explained local customs and information about the sites we visited. He took us to a local eatery for lunch and the food was excellent. This tour can be highly recommended.
Written January 8, 2020
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edwardjdebiw
2 contributions
Our tour guide Tom was was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area and its history. He also had plenty of insight about the area of Shanghai where we were staying I.e…restaurants, attractions etc.. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. Thanks Tom!
Written October 3, 2021
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Tanyamy S
1 contribution
My family and I went to Shanghai during the new year time. I contacted Tom for booking. He is really kind to me. I desired the car to pick me up at the airport and then go to Zhujiajiao. Although the way from airport to zhujiajiao is farther than from the downtown. Tom gave us the same price as the trip from downtown. On the tour day, David was our guide. He and the driver came to airport on time. David can speak English fluently and he explained the historical knowledge about Zhujiajiao excellently. My family had the great fun and happy for this tour.
Written January 8, 2020
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Richard B
105 contributions
There is a long ride to get to the location (and a long ride back). We had plenty of time to visit the city, have a nice lunch, and shop in the local stores. Our guide was great and modified the trip as we wanted. Recommend if you have time and want to see "the old ways"
Written October 27, 2019
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Rowena W
Littleton, CO89 contributions
If you are interested in visiting this ancient water town, I recommend this private tour. Tom arrived at our hotel on time. We had been in Shanghai a day-and-a-half and saw some of the sites there on our own, but it was good to learn more about the history of specific Shanghai buildings on our way out to Zhujiajiao. We went on a weekday and it was very quiet. Lots of shops and restaurants. We went through a traditional Chinese home. Tom explained the significance of the way the rooms and furniture are laid out (feng shui). The gardens and bridges here are lovely. Went through the historic post office and museum. Even walked through the neighborhood to get a good sense of how the people live. We've been to Venice and this town definitely should be described as "a Venice of the East." On the drive there and back from Shanghai, Tom told us about life in Shanghai today. Very informative. And he gave us tips on a great soup dumpling restaurant near our hotel and where we could purchase moon cakes (we were there the week before the Mid-Autumn Festival and moon cakes are pretty popular at that time). Thanks Tom. We enjoyed the drive and tour.
Written September 22, 2019
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Carabarde
San Anselmo, CA31 contributions
Even though this is a touristy thing to do I would highly recommend it. The town is really beautiful and exactly what you imagine an old Shanghai water town to be. Just like the movies. We have a 10 and 13 year old and They loved it. I grew up in Hong Kong and travel in Asia a lot and thoroughly enjoyed my day here. Our tour guide Vicky was great. She lived in a water town growing up and had a lot of first hand knowledge.
Written April 14, 2019
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geoffp475
Cairns, Australia312 contributions
Couples
As we do not like doing tours with lots of people, we opted for a private tour with Shanghai Driver Guide … we chose them because of their exceptionally high rating with Trip Advisor and we are SO GLAD that we did.

We were collected punctually from our hotel in Pudong New Area by our guide Vicky (& driver) @ 9-00am & headed off towards Zhujiajiao Water Town. As they are professional, they had already done their homework in relation to the traffic and thereby advised us that the trip would take a bit longer owing to the traffic congestion …. hey, we were on holidays so it was not an issue for us!

Vicky speaks excellent English and she pointed out all the specific items of interest along the way and included historical significance where appropriate for us.

We spent a total of two and a half hours at the Water Town (which exceeded our expectations!) & again Vicky was so meticulous in the explanations and the detail that she provided to us. Their tour also included access to an old mansion and extensive beautiful garden, the old post office and a new Tibetan display (these attractions you would normally pay a separate entrance fee, but they were part of our package).

With Vicky's guidance, we sampled some local cuisine and it was quite nice … and very, very cheap ( my lunch cost $2). A canal boat ride was also part of the package and you must do this as it is an integral part of the water town features.

We give this tour the highest possible recommendation as it is brilliant!
Written March 28, 2019
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impossiblefunky
Westland, MI12 contributions
Couples
When you're in Shanghai you can forget that there's a world outside of the city that seems to never end. Zhujiajiao maintains the quaint -- though quickly disappearing -- charm of a small village.

Tom picked my wife and I up from our place in Pudong and got us to Zhujiajiao in a cool 80 minutes. He is a terrific guide, walked and talked us through the highlights of the tour including the little postal museum and the Ma family gardens. We got to the village around 11:30 AM and left a little after 2, managing to beat the crowds.

I'll value my memories of Zhujiajiao for years to come.
Written November 7, 2017
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Bobit Ebarle
1 contribution
Tom had to attend to his daughter's event that day so he sent Vicky as our tour guide instead. Zhujiajiao is an endearing town! I went with 4 friends and we found it to be truly interesting, especially the bodies of water which we traversed via boat rides.

But what made the trip a really experience was our tour guide, Vicky. She shared a ton of history about the place, about Shanghai, and how people lived then. You'll learn about how much of Shanghai before was made of water towns, the gender hierarchies, the importance of agriculture in the minds of the people, the vital role that post offices played, and so much more! And she even got us a secret menu item from the restaurant!

It was great to learn from Vicky and we could only hope that, through our exchanges, she also learned about our culture as well. I would definitely recommend this tour to those who want an out-of-the-city tour and most especially to those who want to see and learn about how people in Shanghai lived before!
Written December 10, 2019
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