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Private Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Harmony Garden Day Tour with Gondola Ride provided by Shanghai Melody

Private Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Harmony Garden Day Tour with Gondola Ride

Private Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Harmony Garden Day Tour with Gondola Ride
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About
This unique water town experience at Zhujiajiao is found no where else! Follow the hidden way into the undiscovered garden (the garden of heart felt harmony). You will explore a privately owned garden with marvelous collections of antique articles of daily use. The garden depicts enchanting scenery by its lakes, flower fields, pavilions, rock hills, flying eave-houses separated or connected by water channels or cobblestone paths. In addition, be on board of a row boat to see how this town is arranged by waterways and how life and market is going on by water. You will also stroll on winding alleys alongside waterways to see old houses and taste the most delicious local delicacies. Your yummy lunch will be arranged at a wonderful riverside restaurant.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30693P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat ride in Zhujiajiao
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat ride in Zhujiajiao
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Meet your lovely local guide at your hotel lobby at 8:30 am or your preferred departure time. Then, take one hour ride in comfortable & air-conditioned vehicle to beautiful Zhujiajiao water town. You will be guided through the whole water town by a very friendly and professional English-speaking local guide.and you will visit the following places: • He Xin Garden (Harmony Garden): a privately owned home garden by local family, which is not open to the public officially with marvelous collections of traditional Chinese Antiques. • Boat Ride: you will be on board of a row boat to see how this town is arranged by waterways and how life and market is going on by water. • AHN LUH Resorts & Residences: A boutique hotel with over 400-years-old Opera Stage, 600-years-old Wood Carvings. This is also a place to satisfy your needs of coffee and western toilet. • Lunch: you will have lunch at a wonderful local riverside restaurant. After tour finished, your guide will take you back to your hotel or anywhere you want to go in the downtown area!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Wendy C
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A great day out with Ping!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We met Ping last year and sort her out again this year as we really enjoy her company-she is fun relaxed n spontaneous. V informative about a wide variety of life in China. Great WeChat communication. T Zhujiajiao water village was flooded so no boat ride but Ping made up for this with other activities. We particularly enjoyed t modern/ancient architecture and calligraphy experience she took us to (unplanned). T water village was v commercial n wouldn’t recommend except t private home n garden were worth t visit there. And our lunch was deliciously local n plentiful. We went to t fabric market at t end of t day which was great experience-and to have Ping for bargaining power n quality control was fantastic. Thanks for a special day Ping! Ps. Lovely taxi service n driver. And v lucky with t weather post typhoon Lekima.
Written August 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

triciahmills
Ojai, CA4 contributions
One of the most beautiful gardens
Jul 2018 • Couples
Our day with Kelly in Watertown started with the visit to Harmony Garden which is the most beautifully designed private garden I’ve ever seen. The art, architecture and garden “rooms” were really breathtaking. It is not a large garden so there was time to take it all in from various shaded sitting areas - an important aspect of the visit if you’re there in the height of summer. Then Kelly took us down little shopping streets introducing us to new foods (which we would never have tried in our own) and interesting vendors, like the one selling herbal snuff and beautiful snuff boxes. We also stopped at a foot “massage” shop where little fish nibble your feet! After our gondola ride, Kelly took us to lunch and ordered a number of tasty dishes after discussing our preferences with us. When we’d finished exploring this charming water town, Kelly suggested we go to an area near old Shanghai called M50, an art gallery district where current artists work and exhibit. She offered that after hearing of our interest in modern Chinese art. That was such an interesting visit as there are some fine, cutting edge artists working there. Looking back on our day, we were thrilled with what we had seen and experienced and were very appreciative of Kelly’s efforts to design a tour that was not run-of-the-mill. Kelly is very personable and knowledgeable, with great English who listens well and is extremely willing to adapt the tour to suit the interests of her clients. We so enjoyed her guidance that we opted to do another tour with her the next day, again that took us off the beaten track in old Shanghai.
Written August 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DRSProjectsPtyLtd
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
The highlight of our trip!
May 2018 • Business
Thank you Pingpingj (Kelly) for the most memorable part of our trip. The tour of the private house, gardens, and antiques away from all the crowds were amazing and relaxing. The boat ride was fantastic. Your knowledge of the area and the food was outstanding, and you helped us find the best quality gifts to buy at the best prices. Anything we wanted, you made it happen including arranging our trip to the airport after our tour. You were professional, organised, and we really enjoyed your company. We give you 5 stars and will be calling you again when we next return to China.
Written May 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MotherDoc
Orlando43 contributions
Shanghai Private Guided Tour
Nov 2017 • Family
Kelly (aka PingPing) is a fabulous tour guide. She is very personable and has a very relaxed and friendly personality. She speaks excellent English. I loved that she was willing to adjust to our wants and needs and didn't feel compelled to stick to a regimented schedule. She met us at our hotel in a very clean and comfortable miniman. On the ride, we talked about the culture and history of the city. We really enjoyed our water town visit, going in to a traditional local restaurant, and wandering through the lovely town. I feel like she went out of her way with kindness and concern for our comfort and enjoyment. What really cinched it for me was her openness to being available AFTER our tour with ideas and tips by email as we continued our experience in Shanghai. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Written December 6, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wenstanley
Beijing, China1 contribution
A wonderful experience to meet life in water town and local garden there
Oct 2017 • Business
I was so interested in seeing the local food prepared along the street and tried some delicious ones suggested by my guide. The boat ride offered me another angle to view the whole area surronded by cannels. The garden I visited was so enchanting and exquisite, more attractive than the garden I saw in Shanghai when with antique furnitures installed.
the guide Kelly is knowledgeable and attentive.
Written October 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken!
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Great day trip in Shanghai!
I had a 9 hour layover in Shanghai, and decided to do a day trip to see as much of the city as I could. My guide S
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Great Introduction to Shanghai
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Excellent tour guide
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Wonderful guides!
This was the only tour that we prebooked in Shanghai, and I’m glad we did! Our tour guide, Penny was very nice and
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Wonderful introduction to Shanghai
This was my first trip to China and I was travelling by myself so I was feeling a little anxious. I am so glad I bo
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Excellent Communication and Representation
From the offset Kelly was excellent in communication. She was very patient with my questions and adaptable to what
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Thank you Kelly for a fantastic tour around Shanghai. You were very informative and very knowledgeable. We would de
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