4-Day Best of Shanghai Tour with Zhujiajiao Water Town

Tour route: China : Shanghai

  • Tour code: COT-SHT-N05
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • 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.
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.
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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Fred C

Travel Consultant:
Kalinda Fu
This was my family's first trip to Asia and we did not know quite what to expect. After our 14 hour flight to Shanghai, we were warmly greeted by our guide, Ellie. Ellie was fantastic from the start, taking our luggage, making sure we had bottled water and even converting our US dollars for us at a better rate than what was being offered at the airport and hotel! We had packed a lot into the 2 1/2 days we were in Shanghai and Ellie made our visit so memorable. She spoke excellent English and we learned a lot about Shanghai and China from her. She always made sure we were comfortable, from making sure we had prime seats on the Huangpu River Cruise (highly recommend), to finding a Starbucks for us as we toured the Ancient water village of Zhujiajiao. When we requested to eat at Din Tai Fung, she seamlessly changed up our schedule to accommodate one of our best meals of the stay. She even bought my son (who had asked for some fresh fruit) some fresh dragon fruit, mango, lychees . . . for him to try while we ate dinner at a restaurant. Ellie, always looked out for our needs and was such a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend Ellie and China Odyssey Tours.
Rating: July 11th, 2014

Mike H

Travel Consultant:
Andy Xie
Thank you China Odyssey for making our family trip turn out perfect. I was a little nervous making arrangements purely through email and a foreign country but everything turned out better than I could have hoped for. We submitted proposals to several companies; but the correspondence received from Andy at China Odyssey made my wife feel most comfortable. He responded the promptly (understanding there is a time difference) and was EXTREMELY thorough in his messages to me. He was very accommodating in working through creating our custom itinerary and the numerous questions we had.

We had Ellie as our tour guide and her personality matched perfectly with Shanghai, and was a perfect ending to our trip. We arrived in Shanghai and Ellie was waiting for us with a friendly smile. We have three young adult sons (22, 20, and 17) and she did a great job of providing background information and history to keep them all interested throughout the two days we spent with her. She was very interesting and was really opened up and interacted like a friend, not just a tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about all the city and was very helpful in every aspect of our stay. Ellie made or Shanghai portion of our trip extremely enjoyable and I would recommend her as a guide to anyone.
Rating: July 7th, 2014


Travel Consultant:
Roger Lee
Our guide Chris was very smart, well read and spoke great English. Very informative and would highly recommend her. Driver, Mr Chang was also excellent. You need a great driver in China since no one seems to follow the rules. Saw the Bund, Urban planning center, jade budda temple, former french section, Xi Tian Di, Zhujiajiao old town (my favorite), Beida street, Yu garden, Shanghai old street. Skipped the silk factory since I have seen a number of those.
Rating: June 27th, 2014


Travel Consultant:
Steven Zhang
Our travel agent from China Odessey, Steve, responded to all my e-mails immediately and worked with me for months to plan a trip for myself and my 86 year old mother who needed a wheelchair for long walks. Steven arranged for us to have fantastic guides and for a little extra tip, our guides would push the wheelchair. Our trip couldn't have been better if we wanted it to be. When a mask I bought in a museum broke after they told us it was made of bronze, Steven , our travel agent, called the museum and had them credit me back the money for it. He always went above and beyond what you would expect from a travel agent. And he was only 24 years old, but wise and experienced beyond belief! It was just a perfect 2 weeks. Our itinerary was diverse and interesting, and our drivers and guides were fantastic. Their english was excellent and they all went above and beyond what was expected to make this trip a fantastic one. Our guide,Run, was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Rating: June 13th, 2014


Travel Consultant:
Vincent Ruan
We started our trip in Shanghai, and from the start everything was great, organized and left nothing for us to worry about. Our guide was Michael with China Odyssey Tours. His English is fantastic and his knowledge of the city was great.
Rating: June 5th, 2014
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