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Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies provided by Jenny's Shanghai Tours

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

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2 adults
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Book this Zhujiajiao tour for a deeper understanding of the quaint water town. You’ll visit its main attractions, see the best views, ride a gondola, and sample local delicacies. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions. Pickup and drop-off from Shanghai hotels makes for a hassle-free day trip, and you can upgrade for an evening acrobatics show.
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    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Zhujiajiao is a water town just an hour outside of Shanghai. It was established about 1,700 years ago. It features 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today. The many shops nestled into the historic buildings and stone streets lined are bustling with with food vendors. Gondola rides along the canals are popular activities.
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  • Take a trip back in time (and on a gondola) in Zhujiajiao water town
  • Feast on sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork, and Chinese candy
  • Relax with a private guide and round-trip transportation from Shanghai
  • Upgrade to include an evening acrobatics show
What to Expect
Greet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby at a time of your choosing, then relax as you journey into rural China and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. Stroll the narrow streets, visiting traditional buildings, shops, and handicraft stalls. You’ll stop to admire the architecture of the 16th-century Fangsheng Bridge, and sample local delicacies such as sticky rice dumplings, steamed pork in bamboo leaves, and Chinese candies. Finally, enjoy a canal ride in a traditional gondola, still poled by hand as it has been for centuries, before your driver returns you to Shanghai. If you’ve upgraded, enjoy an evening acrobatics show.
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Important Information
4h 30m
  • Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with ample room based on your group size with experienced driver
  • Gondola ride
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local delicacies(Snacks) tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips-recommended
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Olivia Angky wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions
We took a half day tour with Jenny tour and our guide was Alice. She was super friendly and would go the extra mile to make you very comfortable. Alice was a great guide that feels like your close friend. She joked around with us, told stories of her family and explains very
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Olivia, Thank you so much for the very kind review and the comments about Alice. I am so glad you enjoyed your day. She also enjoyed the time with your kids, be careful she might want to adopt them.:) We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jenny
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Graciegrace82 wrote a review Dec 2019
Geylang East, Singapore9 contributions
Thanks to the flexibility and patience of Claire, my parents and 11 year old son had a very enjoyable time at Zhujiajiao. Local snacks were aplenty and Claire was able to highlight the pertinent ones that we should try. She was also able to cater to my son’s request to have
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Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town with Local Delicacies
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you again for your second review dear Grace. :)
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Alicia Q wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
We truly enjoyed the tour and our guide Clair was professional and excellent during the whole tour. I think the tour had a perfect mix of sightseeing and cultural activities such as sampling local eats. Even as someone who speaks mandarin and have been to this water town before,
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sam H wrote a review Oct 2019
Kensington, Maryland7 contributions
Alice and driver were awesome! Communication before, during & after was top notch! Highly recommend. Alice engaged us with many, many interesting stories of old and current Chinese cultures. She took & shared photos with us and delighted us with local treats, a wonderful
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Date of experience: September 2019
Tony R wrote a review Sep 2019
Ulladulla, Australia93 contributions15 helpful votes
On our last day in Shanghai we had to check-out of the hotel some hours before we could board our cruise ship, so we booked this tour with drop-off at the cruise terminal. Jenny was most accommodating in adjusting the tour for us. An all-inclusive private tour with the two of
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Date of experience: August 2019
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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