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Half-Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village with Boat Ride

  • A guided half-day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Relax and enjoy the stunning, centuries-old streets with a river cruise (included)
  • Get a first-hand peek at Fangsheng Bridge, the town’s iconic stone arch
Half-Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village with Boat Ride
From USD 58.00
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Half-Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village with Boat Ride
From USD 58.00
Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao—nicknamed “Pearl Stream”—is one of China’s best-preserved water towns. Explore the picturesque setting on a guided half-day trip, which includes a scenic boat cruise down the famous canals. You’ll also get a chance to admire 500-year-old heritage buildings and test out your bargaining skills in local boutiques.
What to Expect
Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is the nearest ancient water town around Shanghai, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the small town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living a midst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility.
The architectures which can be dated back about 500 years are still standing here quietly. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and thousands of ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today. Many centuries-old stone buildings are home to residents today, as they were for many dynasties in the past.
Your tour stars at 1:00pm at meeting point. After an hour driving, you will arrive zhujiajiao water town. You will walk along old street and you can practice your bargain skill in local shops.
The biggest stone arch bridge - Fangsheng Bridge is a must visit attraction as it located at the best point both for view and taking photos. After walking around, you will take a boat ride there. The local Gondola not only shows you different angle of this little village with beauty and tranquility but also take you into the most chic corner of this town with many unique coffee & tea houses, restaurants and shops.
Reviews (5)
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
Lovely village

The driver and guide were very professional and knowledgeable. First a fun boat ride, a walk through the old business streets, strolling in the old residential alleys, great visit to the Ma family gardens. They picked me up at my hotel, on the return they...More

1  Thank DayTrip766109
guo t, Manager at Tom's Shanghai Driver & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Nenad ! Thanks for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear that you had a later lunch during the tour. It was our national holidays from 31th March to 2nd April, the traffic is always bad on the road, that makes 1.5 hours...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Something a little different in Shanghai

Worth the trip out there. It's more quaint than inner city markets. There are few unique shops as well such as a photography shop where you can have your little ones dressed in traditional and beautiful Chinese clothing. The boat ride is pleasant and adds...More

Thank donnaj453
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile
Thanks Tom😃

Fun tour! Toms knowledgeable and speaks good English. Did tour with my wife but he can handle big groups too.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 22 March 2017
Exactly what we hoped for, such great value!

Tom's tour made our trip to Shanghai! Highly, highly recommend to all (families, colleagues, friends, etc.). My colleague and I were in Shanghai for work and booked the half day Zhujiajiao water village tour and it was incredible! We definitely would not have gotten the...More

1  Thank courtneycsik
Reviewed 7 March 2017
Prefect Way To See Shanghai!

Was traveling home after my long holiday in Australia and New Zealand with my Grandma and Aunt. We worked it out so we would have a three night layover in Shanghai before getting back to the States. This was going to be our first time...More

Thank 469blakeg
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