Often dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’, the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao is a must see.
Things to know
Adventurous, Culture Vulture, Friends, Looking for Local
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Access to Kezhi Garden and local silk mill Transport
Type of tour:
Excursion- Transport costs included to Zhujiajiao from Shanghai city centre.
Boat ride through Zhujiajiao Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Shanghai Museum Front Entrance
What makes this tour special
Shanghai today is an intoxicating mix of the traditional and the modern, and no trip would be complete without an excursion to ancient water town Zhujiajiao.
Meet your private guide and journey to Zhujiajiao
Discover a photogenic canal town rich in charm dubbed the 'Venice of the East'
Explore a settlement rich in ancient history, dating back to the Ming Dynasty
Stroll cobbled streets, hemmed by canals, strung with red rice-paper lanterns
Enjoy a local lunch, recommended by your guide (price not included)
See Chinese cartographers, tea shops, pavement artists and paper cutters
Enjoy a gondola ride through timeless scenery to a Chinese folk song serenade
With its quaint stone bridges, mist-cloaked canals and wooden gondolas, picturesque Zhujiajiao feels a world away from modern China Dubbed the Venice of the East, it oozes with sleepy charm where the water’s lap against the canal-side echoes the slow-paced rhythm of daily life. Fishermen wait patiently for the telltale tug on a line as housewives haul laundry from the shallows of the glassy inky-blue water.
On this fascinating Private Tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, you will venture into the mighty Yangtze River delta region where bicycles outnumber motorized vehicles. Everything centres on the waterways in Zhujiajiao, evoking memories of old Shanghai. Wooden gondolas ferry rice sacks and crates of fish up and down the river, sending silvery ripples across the surface of the canal. Skinny cobbled streets form a chaotic riddle through Zhujajiao criss-crossed by alleyways bedecked with red lanterns.
Meander into the heart of Zhujiajiao where fortune tellers, paper cutters and tea shops are backdropped by fine 13th-century Chinese buildings. As you stroll across bridges and along the canalside, see locals playing cards at rickety tables or taking tea. Of course no visit to Zhujiajiao is complete without the timeless pleasure of a gondola ride and on your private, guided tour you will pass moored sampans where artists brush-stroke vivid colours onto silk-strung easels, to create glorious pictures of birds and blooms.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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