2-Day Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

Charming Shanghai and Water Town Tour

2-Day Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

If you are a first-time visitor, don't miss this tour! With new ways to explore Shanghai's most popular and representative attractions, you will have a better understanding of this huge city.

Explore old and new Shanghai, avoid tourist routes to explore unique points along the Bund, listen to anecdotes about the former French Concession, and relax in a rowing boat in Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Tour Highlights

  • Insider's route — unique sites along the Bund that are difficult to find by yourself
  • Eat like a local — learn the proper way to eat in a local restaurant
  • Travel smart — avoid crowds and the rush hours in Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Listen to the stories about Yu Garden that you will never find in any guidebook.
  • Save your time and energy — private transfers between your hotel and different sites

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Explore the Charming City of Shanghai

Your private guide will be waiting for you in the airport arrivals hall or in your hotel's lobby. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Shanghai.

Visit Yu Garden, which is a delicate classical garden that is hidden among high buildings. You will hear interesting stories about its former owner, and learn why its dragon wall almost killed its former owner.

Walking along the Bund, you will learn about Shanghai's rise. Your guide will take you into historical buildings where you can touch the old items and he/she will tell you stories about their past.

Wander through alleyways to get a glimpse of the locals' lifestyles. Your guide will take you to a famous local restaurant to taste Shanghai's most typical snack — xiaolongbao (steamed buns). Learn the proper way to eat one or you will burn your mouth!

Be like a local as you hop on a public ferry among the crowds to cross the Huangpu River and slowly travel from old Shanghai to Shanghai's Pudong New Area.

Take the fastest elevator in the world and ascend the highest building in Shanghai — the Shanghai Tower. You can enjoy seeing the Oriental Pearl TV Tower below you and get a bird's-eye view of the entire city.

Hotel options:
Sunrise On The Bund
Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Bund view

Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
The Bund The Bund
Day 2 Explore Historical Surroundings and Zhujiajiao Water Town

Wander in the former French Concession where your guide will tell you stories about the buildings and the colonial history. Pass by the stylish buildings constructed a century ago and try to find a famous one.

Next, your guide will take you to a hidden treasure of art — the Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There, you will find exaggerated posters that record the history of the Mao era, and your curiosity about communism will be satisfied.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Zhujiajiao Water Town. Walk over the bridges and by the river, and relax in a rowing boat. This lovely town will make you forget that you are next to a big city.

After Zhujiajiao Water Town, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station and wave goodbye.

Former French Concession Former French Concession
Zhujiajiao Water Town Zhujiajiao Water Town

Trip Notes

1. Customizing the Tour — According to Your Needs

This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary and extend or shorten it to suit your schedule.

For example, you can add activities in the first day or remove some attractions.

2. 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy

A short stay (up to 6 days) in Shanghai and the surrounding cities is more convenient now as there is no need for a visa.

It's permissible to stay within the administrative areas of Shanghai municipality, Jiangsu Province, and Zhejiang Province for up to 144 hours. Contact us to find out more.

Tour Price

FromUSD 399p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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