Flexible Half Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai

4 to 5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Enjoy a relaxing half day tour to the remarkable ancient water town Zhujiajiao with your local lovely guide. Experience the charming "Oriental Venice "and explore the ancient water alley streets ;appreciate the traditional Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. Visit the classic Kezhi garden and enjoy a fun boat ride in the ancient waterways. Private tour insures a more flexible and personalized experience.


  • Professional Private guide
  • Private driver with comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Downtown Shanghai hotel pick up and drop off
  • Boat ride in the water town
  • Entrance fee to local garden
  • Local tasty lunch or dinner ( If tour with lunch or tour with dinner option is booked)
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, No.36 Meizhou Road, Qingpu District Zhujiajiao Town, Shanghai 201713 China

Your local friendly guide and the driver will pick up you from your Shanghai hotel. Enjoy the comfortable ride in the air-conditioned car to Zhujiajiao ancient water town, on the way by passing some of the city's amazing skylines.

Established as early as 1700 years ago, Zhujiajiao still retains its typical Ming and Qing Dynasty old houses . Upon arrival, spend some quality time to wander around the old alley streets full of local flavors and appreciate the enchanting township senery along the riverside while learning the interesting local culture, history and custom.

Visit the peaceful Kezhi garden from the Qing Dynasty, once a private garden owned by the local wealthy family, indulge yourself in the beautiful natural landscape of this ancient garden dotted with the ponds, pavilions and bridges.

Pay a visit to the local "City God Temple " to learn the fasinating local religious culture and custom.

Sample some of the local authentic food with the recommendations from your guide ;enjoy a relaxing gondola ride along the ancient water town to fully appreciate the charming of the "Oriental Venice".

After the tour is finished, you will be dropped off back to Shanghai as you need.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2019

I attended this tour with a group of friends today with our wonderful guide Annie! Annie was very knowledgeable and friendly- she shared interesting information about the history of Shanghai and Zhujiajiao on the van ride over. Pickup at our hotel was prompt! At the water town, we were able to s...

December 2019

We went there with Rita. Such a beautiful old town. We rode a boat and enjoy delicious local food. The water town itself is whort visiting. We had an enjoyable day.

December 2019

This is a great way to spend one day if you are in Shanghai and want to escape from the city. The organisers are very efficient, reliable and friendly.

November 2019

We greatly enjoyed this tour, especially the visit to the beautiful garden and the boat ride on the canal. We were captivated by the silk embroidery artist at the garden and each of us ended up buying one of her pieces of artwork! Our guide, Martin, was lovely and very accommodating to our needs...

November 2019

The tour to Zhujiajiao Water town is very recommendable if you have only half a day to see a water village. Zhujiajiao is located on the border of Shanghai and has been beautifully restored some years ago, with many small shops to linger in and marvel at. The visited "garden" was very beautiful t...

September 2023

Annie provided a very informed and interesting tour of Zhujiajiao with lots of facts and general history of China and Chinese culture, both old and new. She is very knowledgable and provides wide context to the things you see. The town itself is narrow streets and vendors with much traditional fo...

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