Private Day Trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town plus Shanghai Scenic Highlights

Private Day Trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town plus Shanghai Scenic Highlights
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$55
Duration: 9 hours
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Immerse in the serene charm of Zhujiajiao water town and enjoy selected highlights of Shanghai on this 9-hour private day trip. Ride a gondola beneath ancient bridges and stroll Qing dynasty streets, lunch on Shanghai classic dishes finished with excellent teas, and learn about Chinese culture at the Confucius Temple. Finish with the most unique site in China-Poster Propaganda Art Center, you'll sample a hidden history happened in last century.

As this is a private tour, you can choose your desired starting point and time: for most, this will be the lobby of your downtown Shanghai hotel at 8:30am.

Relax on the one hour long drive to the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao as you leave the metropolis and transition from urban to rural China. With centuries of history, Zhujiajiao is famous for its scenic bridges and charismatic alleyways as well as its local snacks and rice wine: it flourished during the Ming and Qing dynasty, and many of its weathered stone buildings date back to that era.

As you walk along the narrow streets, you'll visit traditional buildings, old shops, and unique food and handicraft stalls. You'll be amazed at the ancient architecture, including the 16th-century Fangsheng Bridge with its five arches, and watery vistas.

Take to the river for a hand-poled gondola ride (optional). It's the perfect way to experience how local residents traveled for hundreds of years and get an insight into the movement of people and goods that made this little town so prosperous. You can still see Zhujiajiao's inhabitants going about their business by the water.

You'll have lunch in the water town or back to city to sample the most delicious authentic soup dumplings. (optional)

After lunch, you'll travel to the Confucius Temple, a serene spot that's a great place to learn more about Chinese culture and the history of education. Help digest your lunch with some classic Chinese teas at the excellent Confucius Teahouse across the way, as your guide explains the art of drinking tea the Chinese way.

It's about 15 minutes drive to the Shanghai Poster Propaganda Art Center, this is the best museum to sample Shanghai's fine history vividly, it is a favorite attraction to people and not touristy. You will enjoy learning more about this amazing city.

You'll be back at your hotel or other preferred designed place in the city center.

Immerse in the serene charm of Zhujiajiao water town and enjoy selected highlights of Shanghai on this 9-hour private day trip. Ride a gondola beneath ancient bridges and stroll Qing dynasty streets, lunch on Shanghai classic dishes finished with excellent teas, and learn about Chinese culture at the Confucius Temple. Finish with the most unique site in China-Poster Propaganda Art Center, you'll sample a hidden history happened in last century.