Guided tour

Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai

4.8 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI
Guided tour

Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI

From US$ 148.38 per person

Experience the "Venice of the Orient" on a 5-hour private tour to the water village of Zhujiajiao. Depart Shanghai and journey to the ancient settlement on the outskirts of the city. Take a boat ride along the waterways to see the old houses up close.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in downtown Shanghai or at the port.


  • Explore the water village of Zhujiajiao on a 5-hour private tour
  • Journey down the waterways of the "Venice of the Orient"
  • Stroll the ancient alleyways to find historic buildings and shops
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel or the port in Shanghai at 10:00, journey for approximately 1-hour to the 400-year old water village of Zhujiajiao on the city's outskirts. Experience the "Venice of the Orient" up close with the help of your personal driver/guide. Climb aboard a boat to ride the waterways much like the residents would have done in years gone by. Take photographs of the village as you drift past historic buildings and houses. Then, take a walk along the old alleyways for even closer looks at the buildings and bridges, such as the 300-year old, Ming-era Fangsheng Bridge. Get recommendation on local restaurants to enjoy lunch at your own expense, or feel free to bring your own snacks to eat in a picturesque area.  Continue after lunch with a visit to some of the local shops in the afternoon. Bargain for good deals if you want to find souvenirs, experience everyday life or just have some fun! Then, journey back to Shanghai and get dropped off at your hotel or at the port.
  • Private, English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance ticket to the village
  • Short boat ride
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the port
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that weekend tours can be started earlier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Vicky was an amazing guide with lot of knowledge about the area! My husband and I are both photographers and she was very helpful in finding the best spots. We really enjoyed spending the day with her, including having lunch at the place that we picked. The boat tour was really nice, not the one most tourists take but further down. This was the first time she worked with that driver, I would say let it also be the last time. His driving was not good.

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April 1, 2023

5 stars to our guide Mark, he arrived early spoke excellent English very friendly, and has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and beyond. We enjoyed our tour to the water village would certainly recommend when visiting Shanghai, and definitely ask for Mark as your guide, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Mark for making our tour memorable. Grateful Australians.

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April 1, 2023

I went with Tom to this beautiful watertown. Tom is annexcellent guide who can introduce you to the Chinese culture, architecture and language. He shower med the garden, one of the villas and took me to Tea ceremony. If I have time to go on another trip next time I’m in Shanghai I will call Tom!

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 61976