Shanghai to Zhujiajiao, Tianzifang Private Tour and Lunch, Tea

Day Trips & Excursions in Shanghai
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Tour description

Experience three of the must-see activities to do in Shanghai with this special package designed for families and friends. Start with a day trip outside of Shanghai to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water village and get an idea of what Shanghai used to look like back in the day. While there, participate in a tea ceremony to learn one of the most important traditions in the Chinese culture. Lastly, spend a lazy afternoon in Tianzifang area enjoying Shanghai art and coffee bars.

After meeting your guide in your hotel lobby, you will start your exciting full-day tour.

Zhujiajiao, an ancient water village in Qingpu District of Shanghai will be your first stop. It is an ancient town that was built on the bank of Dianshan Lake and at the foot of Dianshan Hill within a beautiful scenic area. The village boasts 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers, with many ancient buildings lining the riverbanks. There is also a cute little temple called Yuanjin Buddhist Temple that with the Kezhi Garden worth a visit.

Following your visit to the water village, you will have time to wander along the market street past the shops back to the village entrance. With hundreds of small shop fronts selling local foods, arts and crafts, silk products and pearls, this makes for a complete experience, in all senses of the word. It is also the perfect time to get some souvenirs for friends and family back home.

Your guide will then take you to enjoy a tea ceremony in the oldest teahouse in Shanghai. If you thought tea tasting was easy, just watch the intricate processes involved in making the tea – a process that differs for each type of tea.

On your way home, you will enjoy a walk through Tianzifang, an area known for its small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios, French bistros, and narrow alleys. Here, you will see the creative side of Shanghai.

After this, you will be taken back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
  • Tea ceremony tasting
  • Professional english speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transfer by air-conditioned vehicle or minivan

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included