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No.36 Meizhou Road, Qingpu District, Zhujiajiao Town, Zhujiajiao

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.

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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour
$208.00 per adult
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Wonderful day in Shanghai!!!
We were so pleased with our private day tour in Shanghai! Xin, our guide, was absolutely wonderful. We so enjoyed the beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town, The Sky Tower, and all of the other amazing sights!! Xin showed us around to wonderful shopping areas too! We really appreciated her thorough and comprehensive explanations of our questions and the wonderful lunch at a fantastic local restaurant. When we return to Shanghai, we look forward to seeing Xin again!!
William D, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Shanghai

Lovely watertown tour
Jeanne, Sep 2021
Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai
The tour was excellent and beyond our expectations! Snow, our tour guide, was fabulous! She was friendly, personable and full of interesting information! She made our trip very memorable and customized the tour to our liking 😍 She deserves much more than five stars!! 💖 💖 💖 ✨ ✨ ✨ The driver was professional and the vehicle very comfortable! She even had treats and gifts for my husband's bday! Thanks to the viator team Alana and Snow for arranging everything! We highly recommend their services!
Great experience with Tom
BoardingPass816777, Jan 2020
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai Highlights Private Trip With English Driver
Tom was super responsive and very kind to walk with us through Zhujiajiao and the Bund even though he didn't need to given this was actually a private car arrangement!
Enjoyable tour
Monsbyrne, Dec 2019
Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai
Our guide was David, he and the driver were very prompt in picking us up as well as being helpful throughout the day. in addition to facts about Zhujiajiao, David also provided interesting tidbits on Shanghai during the ride (which can be a bit long due to traffic but the driver was experienced at navigating it). The boat ride was good too and all in all Zhujijiao has a nice combination of history and things to see/do. Thanks David and our driver for an interesting and enjoyable tour
Vicky did a fabulous job
jadevans2019, Nov 2019
Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai
Collecting us earlier than scheduled to avoid holiday crowds, Vicky gave us a most informative & delightful introduction to China & the Water Town of Zhujiajiao. Being our first time in China we didn't know what to expect but Vicky had the Half-day tour mapped out to perfection. We didn't have to queue as she had all the tickets in advance & was very generous with her answers to all our questions & was full of good advice for the rest of our time in China. We hope to visit again!
sojouner2, Nov 2019
Private Shanghai Shore Excursion to Zhujiajiao Water Town with City Highlights
I booked this private tour for 4 adults. It was fabulous. Our guide, Annie, was delightful. Her English was wonderful. She was smart, funny, insightful and helpful. She made our tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town so interesting. Later in the day, she took us to sites within Shanghai. They were great, too. Everything about this tour with Annie was top notch. I would highly recommend taking a tour with her.
Heavenly Destination
Stephanie M, Oct 2019
Flexible Half Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai
Just a glimpse of the wonderful water town of Zhujiajiao but Ruby made iso special - if you are going to Shanghai you must add this to your itinerary. Booking is easy and service is great.
Wonderful and perfectly tailored tour
Joern_B, Jan 2021
Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai
Another great trip with a really great guide. Snow is perfect and pays detailed attention to our expectations and special wishes. We saw and experienced everything we were looking for and more. Very special trip! Thank you!
Great tour!!
moniquej263, Jan 2020
Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour from Shanghai with Boat Ride
This was a great tour and Bruce was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about Chinese history, explained every room and artifact at the water village in detail and had a great sense of humor. This tour also allows enough time to walk around alone to do a little shopping. I would definitely recommend this tour and hopefully you get Bruce as your tour guide. They were very timely as far as pick up at a hotel near me.
Excellent day with Apple
Julie R, Dec 2019
Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Shanghai Local Shopping Outing
Apple was amazing. She was very knowledgeable of the area abs spoke great English. The water town was beautiful and shopping was great.
Really interesting and fun outing
lungar, Dec 2019
Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour from Shanghai with Boat Ride
Though touristy, the town is genuine and interesting. Grace was our guide and was really great. The town is beautiful. I really loved the gardens and bridges. Was fine skipping the silk factory to spend more time in the village.
Perfect Day
Escape347391, Oct 2019
Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies
Our guide , Portia was spectacular! She shared so much of her personal experience growing up in Shanghai and offered wonderful insight and history on our tour of the ancient water city— we ate, shopped , walked the streets and took a beautiful boat ride one the canal. A perfect day with a perfect guide! Thank you again Portia!
Visit Watertown
degrootbegroot, Oct 2019
Private Day Tour: Zhujiajiao with Your Choice of Shanghai Sites
The visit to the Watertown was a nice day, including the visit to the Budha temple. The guide and taxi were very helpfull and friendly.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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