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Zhujiajiao
Also known as the “Venice of Shanghai,” Zhujiajiao is the best preserved of the four ancient water towns in the Shanghai area. With a history dating back over 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao is full of lovely canals and waterways, small alleys, picturesque bridges, and ancient buildings, many from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The Basics
The best way to explore Zhujiajiao is on foot and by boat. Many guided tours will feature both a walk through the town, with stops at top attractions like the Khezi Gardens and Fangsheng Bridge. A gondola cruise down the canals is a another popular option. A trip to Zhujiajiao can also be combined with other attractions in Shanghai, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and a museum, and activities such as a dinner cruise or an acrobatic show. Opt for a private tour to personalize your trip to Zhujiajiao with other must-see attractions on your list.
    
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Zhujiajiao is a must-visit for history buffs and photographers.
  • While Zhujiajiao itself is free to visit, some of the attractions in town charge an admission fee, including Kezhi Garden, Y-Art Gallery, and Qing Dynasty Post Office.
  • Combo tickets featuring multiple attractions are available.
 
How to Get There
Zhujiajiao is located 16 miles (26 kilometers) from downtown Shanghai. For those not visiting as part of a tour, it’s possible to take either the metro (Line 17 to Zhujiajiao Station) or the bus (Huzhu Express Line or Huzhu Special Line to Zhujiajiao Bus Station) to Zhujiajiao.
 
When to Get There
Zhujiajiao can be visited year-round. It’s very popular during weekends and on public holidays. Visit Monday through Friday to avoid the crowds.
 
Bridges of Zhujiajiao
Zhujiajiao is also famous for its many bridges. There are 36 wooden, stone, and marble bridges, in different shapes and styles, throughout the town. Don’t miss Fangsheng Bridge, the longest and tallest stone bridge in the area. Built in 1571, it’s renowned for its Dragon Gate Stone, engraved with eight dragons around a shining pearl. Another popular bridge is Lang Bridge (Veranda Bridge), the town’s only wooden bridge and one of its most photographed.
Address: Zhujiajiao, Shanghai Region, China
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183 Tours and Activities to Experience Zhujiajiao

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Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Admission Ticket

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Admission Ticket

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With a history dating back around 1700 years, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is one of the most popular and photogenic water towns around Shanghai. So, naturally, it pays to book ahead. This entrance ticket gives you access to the entire town: ancient bridges, charming alleys, refined gardens, sweet museums, and watery vistas.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$10.75
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$10.75

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00
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$208.00
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Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Shanghai with a getaway to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Explore traditional architecture and take a relaxing boat ride through the waterways. This private half-day tour takes care of all transfers and entrance fees, and you can upgrade to include lunch or dinner.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.50
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$134.50
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Flexible Half Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$133.90
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$133.90
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Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Tour

Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Tour

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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.       
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.60
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$105.60
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Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour from Shanghai with Boat Ride

Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour from Shanghai with Boat Ride

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Swap the high-rises and hectic pace of Shanghai for the peace and history of ancient Zhujiajiao on this 5-hour tour. Leave Shanghai by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide, and visit this delightful 400-year-old water village, whose wooden buildings fringe a network of canals. Learn about Zhujiajiao’s origins in the Yuan Dynasty, discover the waterways by boat, and enjoy time to stroll, explore and shop for souvenirs. On your way back to Shanghai, stop at a silk mill to see how famous South China Silk is made.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town from Shanghai

Private Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town from Shanghai

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Discover the charming delights of Zhujiajiao, a wonderful water town with an ancient origin, on this full-day private tour from Shanghai. Relish the freedom and flexibility of a private guide and tailor the itinerary according to your interests; gain insight into the town’s 1,700-year history and admire antiquated architecture, tranquil canals and crumbling bridges. Pleasure your palate with local specialties at authentic restaurants and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel in a private vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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$238.40
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$238.40
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Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Shanghai City Highlights

Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Shanghai City Highlights

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Explore the water town of Zhujiajiao and Shanghai highlights on this private 8-hour tour. Travel to Zhujiajiao, an ancient town of canals and Ming- and Qing-dynasty buildings, and enjoy a gondola ride. After a classic Shanghai lunch or dinner (optional), experience your favorite city attractions or activities based on your time frame, such as The Bund, Yu Garden Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Huangpu river cruise and etc.. Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Shanghai included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies

Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies

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Don’t waste your precious time in Shanghai searching around suburban metro stations for the right bus. Experience the charming water town of Zhujiajiao the easy way on a door-to-door half-day tour with private guide. Ride a gondola down ancient canals and under reflecting bridges; sample local delicacies from dumplings to candy; and admire 16th-century Fangsheng Bridge. Upgrade to add a trip to one of China’s celebrated acrobatics shows.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$149.00
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai Highlights Private Trip With English Driver

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai Highlights Private Trip With English Driver

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Explore the highlights of Shanghai city and picturesque water village zhujiajiao in suburb. Simple , efficient, flexible and economic way to visit Shanghai and zhujiajiao water village. Option 1: Chinese speaking driver Our professional driver will meet you at your hotel and bring you to each spot smoothly. Option 2: English speaking driver Our english speaking driver will bring you to each spot smoothly, the related backgrand information give on the way or at the entrance of site will help you to explore each site by yourself. Option 3: English walk-in guide & Driver Our Professional english speaking tour guide will accompany you during whole trip.
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  • 8 hours
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$91.00
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$91.00
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Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour including Huangpu River Night Cruise

Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour including Huangpu River Night Cruise

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Enjoy two of Shanghai’s must-do activities on a Zhujiajiao water town and Huangpu River cruise experience. Visit the ancient canal town of Zhujiajiao for a walking tour of the willow-lined waterways, lanes, and Ming- and Qing-era architecture. Afterward, learn about silk-making at a silk museum, and admire Shanghai’s illuminated skyline on a buffet dinner cruise on the Huangpu. Return coach transport, admission fees, cruise buffet, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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$232.54
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$232.54
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Zhujiajiao Private Day Tour and Shanghai Acrobatic Show

Zhujiajiao Private Day Tour and Shanghai Acrobatic Show

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See some of the beauty Zhujiajiao has to offer with this 8-hour tour of the water town, and then end your night watching an acrobat show in Shanghai. Wander along the canal in Zhujiajiao, and take in beautiful views of the garden homes and scenery before going on a boat ride. Then see acrobats perform dances and martial arts moves in this fun show.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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Zhujiajiao Water Village & Seven Treasure Town Day Tour from Shanghai

Zhujiajiao Water Village & Seven Treasure Town Day Tour from Shanghai

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Explore the picturesque perimeter of Shanghai during a cultural full-day tour to rural Chinese villages. Explore the architectural jewels of Seven Treasure Town, a traditional town famed for its rich textiles; travel back in time amid the historical landmarks and ancient bridges of Zhuilaiiao, renowned for its Ming monuments; and enjoy an idyllic boat ride to visit an archaic Silk Mill. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel is included in this tour.  
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Private Zhujiajiao and Shanghai City Highlights Combo Tour

Private Zhujiajiao and Shanghai City Highlights Combo Tour

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Explore the many sides of Shanghai on this full-day private tour that includes a trip to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town on the outskirts of the city. In Shanghai, see sights around downtown, and learn about the city's culture, history, architecture, and local life from a private guide. Lunch is included.
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  • 8 hours
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$245.34
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$245.34
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Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, Bund

Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, Bund

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Explore dynamic Shanghai and charming Zhujiajiao Water Town on this private full-day tour that includes Yu Gardens and Bazaar, and the Bund. Swap the bustle of the city for the calm and quiet of Zhujiajiao Water Town as you discover this ancient village. In the afternoon enjoy the splendid Yu Gardens, browse the goods at the traditionally styled Yu Bazaar and check out the colonial architecture on the Bund. Your knowledgeable guide shares stories throughout the day for a comprehensive look at Shanghai.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Night Luxury Cruise Tour in Shanghai

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Night Luxury Cruise Tour in Shanghai

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See two different sides of Shanghai on this full-day, two-in-one tour. Begin at midday, when you meet your guide directly at your local hotel. Travel via air-conditioned coach to the Zhujiajiao Water Town: a city with centuries of history, renowned for its beautiful canals and historical buildings. Following your tour, stop for a shopping break at a local silk-making center. Then, return to Shanghai proper and embark on an evening sightseeing cruise along the Huangpu River. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Chinese dinner before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.67
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$124.67
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Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking

Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking

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Shanghai may be large, but even this massive metropolis has its green patches. Spend part of the day picking fresh fruit in Zhaotun Village, known as the "hometown of the strawberry," on this private 6-hour tour from Shanghai, and then tour the famous Zhujiajiao Water Village. This tour also includes an organic lunch at a farmer's home and can be customized to suit your interests. In addition, boat ride and local lunch at a local farmer’s home are also inclusive.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.20
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$179.20
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Private Shanghai Shore Excursion to Zhujiajiao Water Town with City Highlights

Private Shanghai Shore Excursion to Zhujiajiao Water Town with City Highlights

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Experience Shanghai’s landmarks and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao on this all-day excursion. After a convenient cruise port pickup, explore Zhujiajiao’s twisty alleys and historic landmarks with an informative local guide. Enjoy a delicious, authentic lunch and marvel at the region’s picturesque scenery during a canal boat ride. Return to Shanghai and visit popular attractions like Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple, and The Bund.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00
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Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Shanghai Local Shopping Outing

Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Shanghai Local Shopping Outing

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This tour features two fun Shanghai experiences. First, you'll enjoy a short trip just 1 hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 9 1/2 hours tour you'll explore ancient bridges like Fangsheng Bridge and stroll Qing dynasty streets and enjoy Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops. You'll also visit the unique Qing Dynasty Post Office, rural style authentic Yuanjin Buddhist Temple. Along the way you'll sample local snacks such as sticky rice dumplings (zong zi) and steamed pork wrapped in bamboo leaves (zha rou) as well as traditional Chinese candies. This tour also includes a relaxing site-filled gondola ride. You'll then return to Shanghai to shop to your heart's content. This is flexible based on your needs and interests that you'll discuss with our shopping-guru guide. Visit 1, 2 or 3 local shopping markets ranging from all kinds of items, custom clothes, souvenirs, jewelries or whatever you'd like to explore.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites

Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites

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This flexible one day tour starts with a short trip just one hour outside of Shanghai to the serene charm of Zhujiajiao ancient water town. On this 9 hours tour you'll explore ancient bridges like Fangsheng Bridge and stroll Qing dynasty streets and enjoy Ming and Qing dynasty architecture while diving into local shops, the unique Qing Dynasty Post Office, rural authentic Yuanjin Buddhist Temple and you'll sample local snacks such as sticky rice dumplings (zong zi) and steamed pork wrapped in bamboo leaves (zha rou) as well as traditional Chinese candies. This tour also includes a relaxing site-filled gondola ride. You'll then return to Shanghai to visit several iconic highlights of your choice. You'll discuss with your guide and visit any of: - Yuyuan Garden, - Old Shanghai Street - The Bund - Former French Concession - Jade Buddha Temple - PearlTV Tower - Shanghai Tower Or go off the beaten path to explore the Propaganda Poster Center, world's largest Starbucks or shop.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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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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Follow a local guide through the narrow channels and alleys of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town on a private tour from Shanghai, and see a hidden side of the fascinating water town. You’ll ride a gondola for views of Zhujiajiao from the water, and visit a privately-owned garden that’s full of Chinese antiques, flowers, and pavilions. By exploring with a private guide, you’ll have the flexibility to enjoy Zhujiajiao at your own pace, with plenty of time to pause for lunch at a riverside restaurant, and see the things that interest you most.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.20
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$189.20
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Shanghai Group Tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Night Cruise

Shanghai Group Tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Night Cruise

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Enjoy a day on the water and visit 2 of Shanghai’s must-see attractions. Visit the historic Zhujiajiao Water Town, known as Shanghai’s Venice, in the afternoon. Return to the city to visit the Silk Museum and cruise the peaceful Huangpu River in the evening. With round trip transportation from your hotel, you maximize time, save money, and leave stress behind.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.67
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Shanghai Mini Group Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village, SWFC Tower and The Bund

Shanghai Mini Group Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village, SWFC Tower and The Bund

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Hit Shanghai’s most impressive sights in a single, action-packed excursion during this full-day trip—perfect for first-timers. Explore both traditional and modern sides to the fast-paced city during a gondola ride over the centuries-old waterways of Zhujiajiao. You’ll also be treated to sky-high city views from a 100th story tower, and enjoy a scenic walk along colonial-era houses in the cutting-edge Bund district.
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  • 8 hours
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Private Tour: Half-Day Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Including Boat Ride

Private Tour: Half-Day Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Including Boat Ride

This famous ancient water town-Zhujiajiao is often compared to the “Venice of Shanghai”, and it is one of the four famous historical and cultural towns in Shanghai. See for yourself the hustle and bustle of life of the local people living by the canals, which is colorful and interesting as you glide by. ● You are free to choose your departure time in the morning or afternoon with door-to-door private transfer service. ● Take a boat trip to explore the town. ● Visit three must-see sights to learn the history and culture of water town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.27
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$116.27
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Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Half-Day Tour from Shanghai with Options

Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Half-Day Tour from Shanghai with Options

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Escape the bustle of Shanghai—and visit one of the region’s most beautiful and historical “water towns”—on this private, half-day trip to Zhujiajiao. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off directly from your Shanghai hotel. Upon arrival in Zhujiajiao, you’ll have time to wander its ancient streets, admire its heritage architecture, go for a boat ride down its canals, and enjoy a local meal (if option selected). At tour’s end, return directly to your hotel.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Zhujiajiao tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zhujiajiao can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 183 Zhujiajiao tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Zhujiajiao 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zhujiajiao costs USD 10.75. Guided Zhujiajiao tours start around USD 10.75 per person. See all 183 Zhujiajiao tickets and tours on Viator.
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