4-Day Best of Shanghai Tour with Zhujiajiao Water Town

Tour route: China >> Shanghai

  • Tour code: COT-SHT-N05
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • International airfare: Upon request
  • Travel date: individual tour with flexible travel date.
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Itinerary Highlights  Water Towns, City Highlights

This tour will bring you a mix feeling of modern and traditional, east and west. Its architecture, amusements, cuisine, and culture are very distinctive when compared with other cities around the world. Strolling along the flouring Nanjing Road. Take a bird's eye view at the top of Jinmao Tower. Visit the fascinationg insight of Shanghai's future at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Appreciate the temple culture in the Jade Buddha Temple. Come close to the tranquil nature at Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Day by Day

Day 1 Shanghai, Arrival
Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this amazing city for an adventure on your own.
Day 2 Shanghai, The Bund & City Highlights
After breakfast,you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai's past, present and future.You will immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere in the Jade Buddha Temple. You will later stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road. After, you will enjoy a bird's eye view of the modern Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Jinmao Tower

The Bund

Day 3 Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Old Town
After breakfast, you will visit historic Zhujiajiao village(50 minute drive from Shanghai). At Zhujiajiao, you will walk through Fangsheng BridgeBeida Street, and the Kezhi Garden.You will feel as though you have stepped back in time. After your trip to this beautiful village,you will be driven back to Shanghai.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Day 4 Shanghai, Free Day
You will be free on this day until your personal guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

Standard Tour ClassComfortable Tour ClassDeluxe Tour Class
ShanghaiGreenland Jiulong Hotel comfortable hotel star No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China The Bund Hotel comfortable hotel star 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China The Westin Bund Center Shanghai deluxe hotel star No.88 Henan Middle Road, Bund Center, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China

We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.


Hotel criteria for each tour class

Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class

It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

Standar Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience. 
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Comfortable Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Deluxe Hotel


Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

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Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
This is the second time that we have used China Odyssey Tours to arrange our travel plans in Asia and once again Eric Kong did not disappoint. It is amazing how through email correspondence, he is able to personalize a tour that surpasses your expectations. Shanghai was our last stop on our 2 week itinerary and it was one of the highlights of our trip - what an amazing, modern and vibrant city it is. We have to say that our experience was enhanced by our guide Michael who could not do enough to make our stay special. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the sites that we visited, he also helped us specific items that we wanted to purchase. He never left our side, even accompanying us on the Maglev train to the airport on our departure day...the luggage arrived simultaneously at the airport via our fabulous driver Jackie. For three days we picked his brain and got wonderful insights into life in China and Shanghai.Luckily, Michael was back at the airport on our return to Shanghai - it was like being met by a friend as he took us back to our familiar lodgings. His connections are extremely valuable - with a single call, he was able to secure a reservation at a booked up restaurant for us on our last night (the hotel concierge was unsuccessful).Odyssey's recommendation of sites to visit were nicely balanced between old historic and new - they made Shanghai a city that we would love to return to. If you are looking for a very personal experience in China, we highly recommend China Odyssey Tours.Visited March 2014
Rating: March 29th, 2014

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Reinself Wei
We had the most pleasant experience with Ellie as our guide. She was very knowledgable and gave us so much information about the city. Her pleasing personality made it fun to be with her. I would highly recommend her for your private tour of Shanghai.
Rating: March 29th, 2014


Travel Consultant:
Femando Shen
If you book a private tour in Shanghai, be sure to ask for Vivian. She was FANTASTIC on our recent trip in March 2014. China Odyssey provided top notch service.
Rating: March 27th, 2014



Travel Consultant:
Roger Lee
We were met by Portia in Shanghai and our stay started and finished with her bubbly personality. She was full of enthusiasm about her city and couldn't wait to take us exploring. One of the suggestions Portia made was to go to Pudong Airport on the Maglev - the BEST EVER suggestion for us. Shanghai was fascinating - as modern as Beijing and Xi'an was old. Portia's knowledge of the city and showing us hidden gems made it all that more interesting. We tailored our days according to the weather to get the best out of the city and Portia was so forthcoming with suggestions for dinner and lunch to ensure we got the best taste of her city and went out of her way to get us into restaurants that served typical Shanghainese food esp as we were there over the Lantern Festival. We would have no hesitation in recommending Portia as a guide as she is brimming with knowledge, excitement and enthusiasm about Shanghai.Visited February 2014
Rating: March 5th, 2014



Travel Consultant:
Leo Huang

Odyssey Tours were VERY accommodating in what we wanted to do and see in Shanghai. Leo was THE man. Ina a few words we gave him a pretty hard time in trying to please all six of us and our particular "wants and likes", changing or adding to them too often. However he never once said it was a trouble, in fact, he'd research what we wanted and often come up with better suggestions. Whilst we were there only six days we packed a lot in between Shanghai and Suzhou (silk paradise). Our guide, Run, was SO knowledgeable and he knew the place like the back of his hand. Never rattled with 6 old foggies dragging their heels in some places and occasionally changing their mind about how long they wanted to spend in various places. Our driver, Mr Sheng, was a very patient man also and knew many back streets to expedite travel time was amazing. The places Run took us to dine were each different and all very delicious. he must also have a hand in weather control, which he denies, as we had the perfect day atop Pearl Tower. Pity he didn't have control over the crowds but I guess that is China as the entire population of Australia is the same number of people who live and work in Shanghai...23million!!!Overall, 11 out of 10 for a fantastic tour. 

Marg,Vin, Zan, Col, Ray & Leonie (Feb/March 2014).

Visited March 2014

Rating: March 4th, 2014
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