Shanghai Private Tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Sunset in Oriental Pearl Tower

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Experience the best of Shanghai with this exciting private tour! Discover the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, often called the "Venice of Shanghai," as you stroll through its charming canals and bridges. Enjoy a traditional lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring Shanghai's modern and historic attractions, including Xintiandi, Shikumen Museum, Sinan Road, Tianzifang, and the Bund. But the highlight of this tour is the breathtaking sunset and panoramic views from the glass-bottomed sightseeing floor of the Oriental Pearl Tower. As night falls, take a leisurely stroll down Yuan Old Street and immerse yourself in the vibrant street life. With a private guide and hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off, you can maximize your time and experience the best that Shanghai has to offer. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 10 hours - 11 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the best preserved water towns - Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Distinct contrast of western-style architectures and modern ones
  • Personalized experience with a private guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Admire panoramic views and sunset at Oriental Pearl Tower
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Cruise in Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
  • Dinner

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Discover the captivating charm of Shanghai with a private tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and a sunset experience at the Oriental Pearl Tower. This exclusive tour promises a unique and immersive journey through Shanghai's rich history and vibrant culture. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll explore the picturesque Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, known as the "Venice of Shanghai," with its charming canals, ancient buildings, and beautiful bridges. Indulge in local delicacies for lunch and then venture into Shanghai's modern streets, visiting iconic attractions such as Xintiandi, Shikumen Museum, Sinan Road, and Tianzifang. As the day comes to a close, ascend the Oriental Pearl Tower's glass-bottomed sightseeing floor, where you'll witness a breathtaking sunset and panoramic views of Shanghai's dazzling skyline. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Yuan Old Street at night, taking in the enchanting sights and experiencing the city's vibrant street life. This private tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Shanghai's historical treasures and modern marvels.

What to expect?

The Shanghai Private Tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Sunset in Oriental Pearl Tower offers a comprehensive exploration of the city's ancient and modern wonders. Throughout the tour, expect to immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture of Shanghai. You'll have the opportunity to stroll through the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, navigating its charming canals and experiencing its timeless beauty. Discover Shanghai's modern side as you explore fashionable Xintiandi, admire the unique Shikumen Museum, and wander through the trendy lanes of Tianzifang. At the Oriental Pearl Tower, prepare to be awed by panoramic city views from the glass-bottomed sightseeing floor and witness a spectacular sunset. As the night falls, wander through Yuan Old Street, immersing yourself in the city's lively street life. With a personalized itinerary and the expertise of a private guide, this tour ensures an unforgettable adventure that combines history, culture, and breathtaking sights.

Who is this for?

This private tour is perfect for anyone seeking a comprehensive and immersive experience of Shanghai. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply a traveler eager to explore the city's hidden gems, this tour caters to all interests and preferences. From ancient water towns to modern architectural marvels, this tour showcases the diverse facets of Shanghai, ensuring an enriching and memorable experience for all. It is also an ideal choice for those who value personalized attention and flexibility in their travel experiences. With a private guide by your side, you'll have the opportunity to delve deeper into Shanghai's history and culture, ask questions, and customize the itinerary according to your interests. From solo travelers to couples, families, and small groups, this tour promises an unforgettable journey for anyone seeking to discover the wonders of Shanghai.

Why book this?

By booking the Shanghai Private Tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Sunset in Oriental Pearl Tower, you can unlock a world of captivating experiences and unforgettable memories. This exclusive tour offers numerous advantages that make it the perfect choice for avid travelers. Firstly, with a private guide, you can enjoy a personalized experience tailored to your preferences, allowing you to delve deeper into the history, culture, and hidden gems of Shanghai. Additionally, this tour saves you time and ensures a hassle-free experience as it includes convenient door-to-door transportation from your Shanghai hotel. By combining the exploration of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Xintiandi, Shikumen Museum, Sinan Road, Tianzifang, and the Bund, this tour affords a comprehensive journey through Shanghai's iconic attractions and historical treasures. Lastly, the opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset and panoramic views from the Oriental Pearl Tower's glass-bottomed sightseeing floor adds a touch of magic to this extraordinary tour experience.

Good to know

As you embark on the Shanghai Private Tour of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Sunset in Oriental Pearl Tower, here are some essential details to keep in mind. The total duration of the tour ranges from 600 to 660 minutes, ensuring ample time to explore all the attractions and savor the experience fully. The tour begins with a visit to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, where you'll have the chance to explore the lovely canals, bridges, and ancient buildings that define this historical water town. Lunch will be provided, allowing you to indulge in local specialties and refuel for the rest of the journey. Throughout the day, your private guide will share insightful knowledge and fascinating stories about each attraction, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Shanghai's rich heritage. It's also important to note that the tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Shanghai hotel, ensuring a convenient and hassle-free experience from start to finish. Prepare yourself for an enchanting adventure as you explore the old and new sides of Shanghai and witness its stunning sunset views from the Oriental Pearl Tower.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Zhujiajiao and start the highlight tour. Also known as the ‘Venice of Shanghai,’ Zhujiajiao is the best preserved of the four ancient water towns in the Shanghai area. With a history dating back over 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao is full of lovely canals and waterways, small alleys, picturesque bridges, and ancient buildings, many from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The best way to explore Zhujiajiao is on foot and by boat. We will stroll through 1,700 years of history on a leisurely boat tour of this delightful water town. Then, We will visit landmarks including Kezhi Garden, the Qing-period post office, the City God Temple and Yuanjin Temple. Zhujiajiao post office is the earliest post office in east China, which is the only well-preserved Qing dynasty post office in east China. At noon, we will enjoy local specialty for lunch. After lunch, we will stroll around Former French Concession area, such as Xintiandi, Shikumen Museum, Sinan Road and Tianzifang. We can appreciate the SHIKUMEN style old houses and the relaxing atmosphere of Xintiandi.

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Xintiandi is a tourist attraction that preserves the historical and cultural features of Shanghai and integrates Chinese and western culture. Xintiandi is divided into northern and southern parts. The south is dominated by modern architecture. The north is dominated by Shikumen old buildings. Composed of Shikumen and modern architectural style, now it has become a hot and fashionable pedestrian street in the center of the city. Actually, it stands for the popular and leisurely life style of this city's new generation. The outdoor cafes, bars and romantic restaurants can be seen everywhere.

Shikumen Museum, Shanghai

It is an old shikumen house built in the 1920s that has been preserved and renovated. The museum was built according to the model of one household in the 1920s. There are seven main exhibition rooms, namely, the guest room, the study room, the old people's room, the master room, the daughter room, the pavilion room and the oven room. The story of a shikumen family runs through the whole visit. It not only shows the unique shikumen architectural culture of Shanghai, but also reproduces the living space and lifestyle of Shanghai people in those days.

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Sinan Mansions

Sinan Road is a famous French-style road in Former French Concession Shanghai. There are about twenty garden houses on both sides of the street that are representative of almost all the residential styles of Shanghai in the early 20th century. There are boutique hotels, apartment hotels and enterprise mansions. Moreover, there are a variety of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, tea houses, as well as a large number of clubs, convention centers, showrooms, cultural salons, designer shops and recreational parks. Stroll down this clean and romantic one-way street and enjoy the shade of the plane trees on both sides of the road. You can feel the peace in the middle of the crowded Shanghai.


Tianzifang, which used to be industrial area, is now a fashion landmark with many lanes. You can walk through the old alleys to see what the folk houses looked like in early 20th century Shanghai with dormer windows, red tiles, green moss on the walls, and so on. Moreover, losts of restaurants and fashion boutiques can be found here, making it a nice place to enjoy delicious food and shopping.

The Bund

The Bund is a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. Here, the charm of Shanghai as a bustling metropolis combining the century-old history and flourishing future is fully presented, making the Bund Shanghai a must-see attraction. We will see the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles at the Bund. Such as Peace Hotel, Shanghai Customs House and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. We will visit Peace Hotel and Huangpu Park. Then, we will transfer to Pudong New Area and admire the skyscrapers of modern Shanghai.

Pudong New Area

(Pass by)

As a new and bustling district, Pudong offers visitors some of the most modern attractions, businesses, skyscrapers and shopping malls, all featuring the latest in entertainment, technology and fashion. In a mere twenty years, Pudong has boomed into one of the busiest and prosperous areas of the world, flourishing in the business of world trade and finance, prevailing in world technology and boasting some of the world's highest skyscrapers. Such as: Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Once the tallest building in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower remains one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Pudong, part of the skyline visible from The Bund. The sci-fi-esque 1,535-foot (468-meter) tower houses observation platforms, a glass-bottomed walkway, rotating restaurant, as well as the Shanghai History Museum in its basement. The Oriental Pearl Tower’s facade is impossible to miss during a Shanghai visit. Then, We will walk into the Oriental Pearl Tower, learn Shanghai’s history in the Municipal History Museum which is located in the tower's pedestal, take an elevator up to glass-bottomed sightseeing floor and see the views from the observation decks. If the weather is nice enough, you have a chance to see a spectacular sunset.

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Yuyuan Old Street

Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover the traditional culture of this city and experience the real life of the Shanghainese. We can walk to the Zigzag Nine Bend Bridge. Chinese people believe that the number nine symbolizes auspiciousness. Walking across the Bridge is said to bring people good luck. The Bridge leads to Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, which is the oldest teahouse in Shanghai. Back to hotel after all the activities listed in the itinerary and end of the service.

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