Private Day Tour To Zhujiajiao Water Village From Shanghai With Organic Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel within the middle ring
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy this unique 6-hour private tour to beautiful Zhujiajiao water town from Shanghai to explore the rural area. Zhujiajiao is a scenic town featuring old bridges, waterways, antiquated residences and rustic customs and craftsmanship.Taking a gondola ride (optional) through the water town will be an extremely pleasurable experience. Besides sightseeing, you will enjoy a fun time at a local farmer's home where most of food you eat at the lunch come from just minutes earlier through your picking. A good collection of seasonable and organic ingredients will be cooked by extraordinarily hospitable masters with your participation.


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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your friendly guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in the morning and make your way to Zhuijajjao, the grass-roots hometown of Shanghai. Enjoy a private lunch at a local farmer's home in the countryside before seeing the sights. Before the meal, you will be ushered around the cottage to be familiarized with its serene and natural ambience, composed of a creek, a swamp, some livestock and fields of various seasonal vegetables. Make yourself at home and join the hospitable host and hostess in picking vegetables, cooking and making dumplings.

After lunch, head to the wet market, where you will see hundreds of stalls in a large trading hall, selling fresh foods. Foods include items such as spices, noodles, rice, and seafood. Next, take a 15-minute gondola ride in the water town, taking pictures of the town as you go. Once your cruise is over, head to the market to do some souvenir shopping. Then, move on to Hexin Garden and tour the Hexin Pavilion. Admire the antiques and architecture of the 200-year old structure before re-boarding the vehicle and heading back to Shanghai


Private Tour

Professional guide and driver

Organic lunch at local farmer's home

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town


Gondola boating fee (150CNY / boat for max 6 people)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Oct-2017

    We did many tours in Shanghai and Beijing and had 3 different tour operator servicing us. Some agents and guides were very thoughtful that we had a child travelling with us and that we were new to Shanghai and Beijing.

    This tour agent was lacking skills and service. On the morning of the tour we were informed that Shanghai was experiencing a typhoon and we called the operator to see if it was possible to move the tour to another date. The tour operator did not oblige. He was called an hour before the actual tour time. His excuse was that he was unable to as he had already arranged a guide and a driver. We had a 9 year old child with us and it was going to be difficult for the child and not much of an enjoyment with the typhoon. Well fine - no issues we will do the tour then, because the operator would not budge.

    We were picked up by the tour guide at 9.30am, a time they insisted that we should be picked up. The guide did not follow the itinerary and took us on her own whims and fancy. She decided to take us to the market and then to the river and then pass through all the shops, but we couldn't do the most important bit - the boat ride, because of the typhoon. We ended up being at this place up till 2pm, as such we didn't get to enjoy vegetable picking, dumpling making, etc, because we were already very hungry and the food had to be cooked. The guide did not check with us on what we could and could not eat until we had arrived at the home and food was on the table.

    And then the guide informs us on our way to the farmers home that it is not a farmers home, it is a peasant's home. Now shouldn't this be stated in the booking itinerary? Why were we mislead? The whole tour was a sham and should not be misleading and the guide should follow the itinerary.

    The only bit we enjoyed were the welcome we had from the peasant and his wife. They were very nice people. And they treated us well. Thumbs up to them.

    This tour would have been a better experience if the guide was experienced in organizing it correctly. Lack of experience on the part of the tour operator makes it a waste of time and money.

  • 19-Oct-2017

    This was an amazing tour. I highly recommend it. Our guide, Cathy, was the best. She went beyond what would be expected. The village was lovely and the lunch was excellent. It was such a special and unique experience having lunch at Uncle Woo's home. We really appreciated all the care they put into making us a delicious lunch. All in all it was a 10 tour!

  • 07-Oct-2017

    We really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeble and made the trip very interesting.
    The lunch with host family was awesome. They were more than gracious
    The only problem was there was not enough shopping time. We felt little rushed . It was a lot of travel time to the village and backplease make this tour 7-8 hours instead of 6 .It was our last day in china and harris made it worthwhile

  • 04-Sep-2017

    This tour was fantastic. Autumn was our tour guide and shared great info on China and Shanghai. The organic lunch was the highlight. We toured an organic farm with the farmer and her wife. They picked the fresh veggies and then cooked them for us. And to top it off, the farmers wife showed us how to make dumplings. Then we walked thru the city, and went on a private gondola ride in the canals. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 12-Feb-2017

    This was an amazing tour. Rest assured your guide is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. This tour is all about the quality of the experience unlike other tours where you will feel rush. Be sure to check out some of the photos I've taken from the tour so you can get a preview and get an idea of what you can expect.

  • 08-Jul-2016

    We were a group of 4 Australians visiting Shanghai for the first time and Harris came highly recommended. The recommendation was well deserved. From the time we were picked up at our hotel to when we were dropped off Harris looked after us with great care. His English is excellent, his choice of destinations proved interesting and the addition of a visit to a country village and lunch with a lovely farmer and his wife was without doubt a highlight. We felt honoured to be allowed to share in their home and experience how they lived. Harris also gave us some tips on places to visit in Shanghai and was generous with sharing his knowledge and his time. I would highly recommend this tour and particularly Harris as the tour guide to anyone visiting Shanghai. Thanks Harris - Pam, Jon, Rob and Kerry