One Day Shanghai Mini Group Tour $119, 1 to 6 Guests

Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund
  • Mini group of 1 to 6 persons, with lowest group price and attentive guide service.
  • Wisely arranged itinerary to avoid traffic jams and save time on the way.
  • Explore Shanghai's traditional residences and lifestyle in Zhujiajiao Water Town.
  • Visit the Yu Garden to enjoy the landscapes of the classical southern Chinese gardens.
  • Go for a walk in the old street to get in close touch with the local people's life.
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund.
  • Provide free bottled drinking water with unlimited supplies.
  • Ensure you a hassle-free tour with 100% no commission-based shopping stops and detours.
Detailed Itinerary
8:00 - 9:00 Hotel Pick-up
We will contact you one day in advance to inform you the exact meeting time. At the appointed time in the morning, your English-speaking guide will greet you at your hotel lobby and then your wonderful Shanghai water town tour in mini group will start with a comfortable drive to Zhujiajiao.
9:00 - 12:00 Drive to Visit Zhujiajiao Water Town
It is about one hour's drive from downtown Shanghai to Zhujiajiao Water Town. The reason why going there in the morning is to avoid its peak time. Zhujiajiao Water Town, a famous ancient town in western suburb of Shanghai, is a pleasant destination to get away from the bustling metropolis. With over 1,700 years' history, this ancient town still retains ancient canals, distinctive bridges, gardens and local dwellings, exuding old time charms. Your guide will show you the best sights and fill you in on the details.

Upon arrival the water town, you will visit the longest bridge, Fangsheng Bridge, also called Setting-free Bridge, the Post Office of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) and the Kezhi Garden. Besides, you will also enjoy a traditional boat trip on the river from Kezhi Garden to the North Street, a prosperous long street. After getting off the boat, you could meander along the ancient street paved with stone slabs to observe the local people’s life through the residential houses and featured stores.
Take a pleasant boat trip along the canal in Zhujiajiao Water Town
Take a pleasant boat trip along the canal in Zhujiajiao Water Town
Explore local people's life in the ancient town
Explore local people's life in the ancient town
12:00 - 13:00 Free Time for Lunch in Zhujiajiao
Zhujiajiao is famous not only for its water town scenery, but also for its various local food and snacks. Today's lunch will be at your own expense and you may try some local food with your guide's advice. The prices are quite reasonable.
13:00 - 15:30 Drive to Visit the Yu Garden
After the Zhujiajiao Water Town tour, we will drive back to the downtown area to visit the Yu Garden, which is a classical and elegant garden in Shanghai. Once you enter the garden, beautiful scenes will delight you wherever you go and all the scenes are grouped together by nature. Its lotus ponds mirror the halls, pavilions, towers, corridors and trees on the edge, offering wonderful views. We will ensure you enough time here to visit the garden.
Admire the scenic beauty at the classical Yu Garden
Admire the scenic beauty of the Yu Garden
Our guests enjoying their time in the garden
Our guests enjoying their time in the garden
15:30 - 16:10 Yu Garden Old Street
Out of the garden, we will walk to the Yu Garden Old Street. The traditional architecture and layout make it an authentic place for people to learn about this historical city. Just like olden days, it is still a bustling business street, where there are plenty of stores and where you can find interesting gadgets. Besides, the food there also enjoys a great reputation, which is the reason you can often see many local people queueing up in some snack stores. Through the shop windows you can see how the noodles or dumplings are made, which will also be a really fantastic experience.
Compare the old street in Shanghai with its modern profile
Compare the old street in Shanghai with its modern profile
16:10 - 17:00 Drive to Visit the Bund
After visiting the traditional parts of Shanghai, we will come to the modern part, the Bund, which is the city's most important landmark site. The Bund is on the west bank of the Huangpu River, together with some colonial edifices of the past and opposite the bund across the river is the booming Pudong New Area. Many well-known high-rise buildings like the Oriental Pearl Tower, the World Finical Center, Jinmao Tower and the highest Shanghai Tower can all be viewed from the Bund. Therefore, it is also an undoubtedly wonderful place to shoot great photos.
Have a gorgeous view of the Bund
Have a gorgeous view of the Bund
Local people doing exercise at the Bund area
Local people doing exercise at the Bund area
17:00 - 18:00 Hotel Drop-off
As we finish the Bund visit, your Shanghai water town tour will end here. Your guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel and bid farewell. If you want to enjoy the wonderful night views of the Bund, you may stay there for a further stroll, or have a coffee break, and finally go back by yourself. From the Bund, you can also walk northward for about 20 minutes to the famous Nanjing Road, which attracts quite a few visitors by the malls and restaurants. Your guide will offer you the directions if needed.

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Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Departure: Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun
Adult(>11 years old)$119
Child(3-11 years old)$109
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Booking Policy
  • Pick-up Service: Shanghai is a large city. To make sure the morning pick-ups run smoothly, we recommend you stay at a hotel in the downtown area, within the Middle Ring Road of the city. There might be an additional transfer fee if your hotel is beyond the pick-up range. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your travel consultant is ready to help.
  • Infant Price: for an infant under 3 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • Departures are guaranteed with two persons.
  • Guests under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Grant from USA | Oct. 23, 2019 23:15Reply
Possible Pickup/Dropoff from Cruise Ship terminal?
Itinerary describes pickup from hotel. We are arriving into Shanghai on Celebrity cruise ship at 6:00AM with departure time of 8:00PM. Is pickup at cruise terminal possible to do this tour?
Answers (3)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 24, 2019 18:47

In this one day Shanghai mini group day tour, we can pick you up from the cruise terminal. But if your pick up point is not within the middle ring road, an additional transfer fee may incur. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in this tour. Thanks for your attention.
Answered by Grant from USA | Oct. 24, 2019 19:22

How much is the additional transfer fee in US$?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 24, 2019 19:25

If you are interested in booking this tour, you can fill in our inquiry form. After we receive that, our travel consultant will contact you with itinerary and quotation through email. Thank you.
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