Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Coach Tour From Shanghai With Boat Ride

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    1:30 PM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: The Kunlun Jing An, No 250 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai, 上海市 China, 200040
    2: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World, China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, People's Square, 南京西路88号 邮政.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


You will start your tour at the oldest and most well protected water village named Zhujiajiao which is located about 16 miles west of Shanghai downtown where you will touch and feel 1700 years old water village with small canals, rivers and big Dian Shan lake, the numerous small shops in which you can practice your bargain skills. After sightseeing there, on the way back, If time permits, we will stop at silk souvenir shop and after that we will return to downtown.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Know More about this tour

The journey begins at the oldest and most well-protected water village in China Zhujiajiao. Located 16 miles west of downtown Shanghai, this 400 year old ancient village is one of the citys best kept secrets. The settlement of Zhujiajiao is from Yuan dynasty, it was a very important marketplace for the surrounding countryside

Discover its picturesque canals, rivers, and the large Dian Shan Lake. Take the opportunity to shop, stroll, and explore this beautiful village--you can even practice your bargaining skills at the local shops. It is very fun to check out the little stuff in the town.

Spending two hours experiencing the local culture before you return to Shanghai, stopping at a silk mill along the way, you will be able to learn about the silk making process of world-famous South China silk.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Shanghai.


Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance Fees

Boat Ride Tickets

Four Departure & Return Meeting Points in the City Center

Entry/Admission - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town


Food and drinks


Hotel pick up and drop-off

Personal Expense

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Please choose one of the departure point at time of booking and check the confirmation by the staff.

Please arrive at the exact departure point you choose at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

Each booking requires 2 passengers at minimun

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jan-2020

    Frank picked us up with his driver and we were instantly impressed with his good command of English. Born in Shanghai, he gave us a very interesting talk on the way to th Water Village about the city and China in general. We first went through the beautiful Chinese gardens, then hopped on a boat ride through the Water Village which was very pretty and relaxing. Frank took us through the tiny streets of Zhujiajiao and we got to sample many of the tasty snacks, including stinky tofu, which really was quite nice. Would recommend Frank as a guide, if you're heading to Shanghai for the day.🙂

  • 07-Jan-2020

    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.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    We had a great time with Grace on our tour of Zhujiajiao water village with a stop at the silk factory on the way back to our hotel. Her English was great and she was very knowledgeable about the traditional Chinese garden that we saw in Zhujiajiao

  • 09-Dec-2019

    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.

  • 12-Nov-2019

    Very nice to get out of city and to the beautiful garden and village ✨ super helpful guide Jamie, gave us very good information about chinese culture and history. Perfect length of the tour too, you had some time to buy nice chinese snacks and sweets and gifts.

  • 05-Oct-2019

    After booking, I reached out to Gray Line about details and was told that because of the national holiday, Zhujiajiao would be packed with tourists and was asked to change our reservation to a different day. That didn't work for us, so Gray Line let us know that they were "upgrading" us to a tour of Zhouzhuang water village instead, promising an even better experience than Zhujiaojiao. After travelling almost 2 hours each way and then spending less than 2 hours in the village, it definitely did not make for a good experience. The town was pretty, and... packed with tourists from the holiday, just like Zhujiaojiao would have been. The driver and tour guide Bruce were ok, they saved us time by knowing the ropes. By the time the planned tour and boat ride were done, we had 20 minutes of "free time" to walk around. So overall not a great experience. Even outside of a national holiday, I am not sure that visiting either Zhujiaojiao or Zhouzhuang is a half-day thing, unless you're looking for a quick walk-through to take a few pictures and then move on to the next spot.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Carol did a great job providing an overview of the water village, insights into food and culture, and visit to Silk Museum. Informative, comfortable and fun. Great way to get out of Shanghai for just an afternoon.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    I was at Zhujiajiao Water Village for a half-day tour with my friend. Traffic was smooth, and the car ride there only took about an hour. Our guide, Robbie, was engaging and passionate about Shanghai and kept us entertained. The guide offered to help us take pictures. On the boat ride, he talked about the history of the town and the river systems. Afterward, we walked through the shops and tried out the local foods. He gave us time to shop by ourselves. Our tour was not rushed like some other tours we have been with and time management was great. Since we already went to the silk factory on a previous tour, we wanted to spend the extra time going somewhere else. We wanted to buy a jade dragon we saw at Bund, so the guide took us there. And then we wanted to buy some supplies at a supermarket, so the guide took us to a nearby supermarket too. Shoutout to Robbie! It was an overall extremely fun and relaxing experience. I would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Shanghai.

  • 09-Jul-2019

    Trip was outstanding. Guide was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Village was unique, beautiful scenery and traditional.

  • 19-Apr-2019

    Frank was a wealth of knowledge during our tour, which took 90 min each way. We got to see the outskirts of Shanghai and a very popular attraction with thousands of local tourists. The garden was very nice, and the boat ride and bridges interesting. The main street was a trip back in time. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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