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  • Shanghai Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Tour

    1. Shanghai Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise port, and then explore Shanghai with a private guide and driver. Marvel at the historic buildings of The Bund along the banks of the Huangpu River. Get sweeping views of both sides of the river before making your way to Yu Yuan Garden. Located by the City God Temple in the Old City, the traditional garden was built during the Ming Dynasty and features dozens of monuments, pagoda temples and water features. See an old Shanghai street from the Qing Dynasty and more. Continue to the former French Concession and explore the charming neighborhood established when the city was a French settlement. Next, visit the 400-year-old Zhujiajiao Water Town to see why its' often referred to as the Venice of the Orient. Enjoy lunch in a famous Chinese restaurant, and then take a boat ride to get a sense of traditional life in southern China. Stroll the o...

  • Shanghai: Private Tour including River Cruise

    2. Shanghai: Private Tour including River Cruise

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Shanghai city center, and then make your way to Yuyuan Garden to admire the 400-year-old classical gardens, built during the Ming Dynasty with beautiful architecture and water features. Marvel at the different kinds of local snacks in the bazaar area, and then go to a silk factory to explore how it is made. Travel back in time to the days of French administration in the French Concession district and discover a pleasant mix of wide tree-lined avenues, interesting European-style architecture, and gorgeous Art Deco mansions. Stroll past boutique shops, charming cafes, and exceptional restaurants. Then, cruise down the Huangpu River and see the elegant Bund and skyscrapers of Pudong from the water. Explore Shanghai's rich history from a fresh perspective before getting dropped off at your hotel.

  • Real Shanghai: Zhujiajiao and Downtown 3-Day Tour

    3. Real Shanghai: Zhujiajiao and Downtown 3-Day Tour

    Day 1  From Shanghai airport or railway station, you will be greeted by your driver and transported to hotel for a short break. After a light lunch chosen on your own preference, head out beyond downtown Shanghai for Zhujiajiao Water Town. In this well preserved town, you will have chance to wander under shady trees, sampling various bridges. One remarkable experience in the town would be the silk making in the Silk Museum.   As the evening closes in, back to downtown Shanghai, hop on a night cruise. As the cruise slides over Huangpu River, enjoy dinner while appreciating the dazzling skyline of vibrant Shanghai. Once you land ashore, you will be transported back to your hotel for a sound night rest. Day 2  Today you will spend a full day exploring the past and modern Shanghai. At 8:00 AM, meet your guide at your hotel and make way to part of old Shangh...

  • Shanghai: Afternoon and Evening Highlights Tour

    4. Shanghai: Afternoon and Evening Highlights Tour

    After enjoying a morning of free time, your guide will meet you at 1:00PM at your hotel lobby in the Shanghai City area. From here you will start your tour with a visit to the Yuyuan Garden, which was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. The garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Afterwards, you will progress to visit the famous Nanjing Road to get an idea of the prosperity of this metropolis. The Bund is one of the most famous landmarks in Shanghai, and both a prominent and recognizable figure on the skyline. In the evening, you will begin a cruise along the Huangpu River. You will pass by 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. These buildings are all symbols of Shang...

  • Shanghai Half Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and Bund Waterway

    5. Shanghai Half Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and Bund Waterway

    Discover the highlights of Shanghai on this half-day tour. Begin with a visit to the Bund, Shanghai’s picturesque waterfront, well known for its spectacular soaring skyline. From here, enjoy sweeping views of both sides of the Huangpu River. Traveling on, visit the intricately designed Yu Yuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming dynasty, and the ancient Shanghai Old Street, which originated in the Qing dynasty. Enjoy more of Shanghai's history as you drive along the Former French Concession, a charming neighborhood established while Shanghai was a French settlement. Take time to browse and shop at the souvenir shop before the last stop at Xin Tian Di, a stylish nightlife district with a variety of boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Take advantage of the entertainment here on your own or choose to return to the start point. 

    Frank was an amazing guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. He has a wonderful personality and his English is very clear.

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What people are saying about Huangpu River

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4.6 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Great tour!

Our guide was Tom. Very informative, punctual and accommodating! Private tour gives more customisation. Worth every penny. We learnt so much. Tom is great and we wish we had him as our tour guide on other tours! You should do it!

Frank was an amazing guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. He has a wonderful personality and his English is very clear.

Keep up the good service, well done

Had a good trip with our tour guide Grace. We visited some wonderful places in a perfect sunny day in Shanghai. Thank you.

Very nice overview tour to get a first impression of Shanghai. Overall good organization.

Vicky was a great guide, we enjoyed the trip very much!