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2-Day Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour from the Cruise Port

This Shanghai tour from cruise port includes Shanghai's city highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Making your time smart — private transfers between the cruise port, airport, train station, and attractions. Highlights all inclusive, 3 must-see Shanghai attractions such as the Bund, and Zhujiajiao Water Town. With the flexibility to tailor-make the itinerary according to your schedule and wants, start your Shanghai and China journey now!


  • Wander on the Bund and go into historical buildings to discover the secret of Shanghai's speedy progress.
  • Taste authentic pan-fried buns with the locals in an inconspicuous Michelin-starred restaurant, and learn the proper way to eat.
  • Take the fastest elevator in the world to the top of Shanghai Tower and learn its design and structure.
  • Hop on a public ferry, say hi to locals and listen to the story of first
  • Relax on a rowing boat in Zhujiajiao Water Town
Trip Advisor 938+ Excellent Reviews
We used China Highlights for an excursion and tour of two of the canal towns near Shanghai, as well as an airport transfer. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our guide, Kris, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and fluent in English. He made the day trip a lot of fun and gave us many insights into Shanghai life. We highly recommend!
— Brenda, from the U.S.
Day 1Cruise port transfer, city tour

You will be effortlessly picked up at Shanghai Cruise Port and transferred to the city center.

Visit Yuyuan garden, hidden in the busy downtown area, and follow your guide to discover the unique decoration that almost killed its former owner!

Strolling on the iconic Bund, your guide will lead you to a non-touristy route to explore the historical buildings, and discover traces of the Opium War.

Head into the little lanes to find an inconspicuous Michelin-starred restaurant and taste Shanghai's most popular shengjianbao ('pan-fried bun').

Take a public ferry across the Huangpu River to the Pudong area, the economic engine of Shanghai.

Learn about the innovative design and structure of the Shanghai Tower, and take the fastest elevator in the world to the top of the city.

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

Yu Garden Yu Garden
The Bund The Bund
Day 2Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai departure

Picked up from your hotel, enjoy a private drive for around 40 minutes, and you will arrive at little "Oriental Venice" — Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Follow your guide to explore the little water town: walk on the old arched bridges, wander through the traditional gardens, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

After the tour, if you need to catch an international flight or cruise, or continue your journey in China, we will escort you to the cruise port, airport, or train station, according to your schedule.

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.

3. Tianjin Cruise Port Transfers and Beijing Excursions

We also arrange transfers from/to Tianjin International Cruise Port and Tianjin and Beijing excursions, please click here to check the details.

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From USD419 p/p

based on 2 persons and 4-star hotel

Service Includes
  • 1-1 consultancy from an experienced travel expert
  • 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