Shanghai
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Our most recommended Shanghai Dhow Cruises

  • Shanghai: City Lights and Huangpu River Cruise Night Tour

    1. Shanghai: City Lights and Huangpu River Cruise Night Tour

    First, you will stop at the Nanjing Road, where you will take a quick stroll. After that, you will take the evening cruise on the Huangpu River. On the cruise, you can see both sides of the river, Pu Dong and Pu Xi, which means “East River” and “West River”. Then, you will have the chance to walk along the Bund, which is known for its international architecture. Here, there are a lot of chic pubs and restaurants in old historic buildings. Afterwards, you will transfer to the Pudong side to enjoy the wonderful view of the newly developed commercial part of Shanghai city. Here, you can spend time on your own or continue back to your starting point.

  • From Shanghai: Hangzhou, West Lake Cruise and Tea Plantation

    2. From Shanghai: Hangzhou, West Lake Cruise and Tea Plantation

    With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, Hangzhou is one of the leading tourist destinations in all of China. It is a city rich with history and was once the capital of China in the 12th Century. After a 3-hour drive, you will first cruise across the West Lake to view unforgettable scenery such as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai Causeway and Solitary Hill. After a traditional Chinese lunch, you will visit Guo’s Villa, one of the best traditional private gardens in the city. Hangzhou is also famous for its Dragon Well tea and you can discover the history of Chinese tea and the traditional tea ceremony on a visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village. Before returning to Shanghai, you will enjoy a drive along the Qiantang River where you can view the Liuhe Pagoda, also known as the Six Harmonies Pagoda. On this tour, you can immerse yourself in the history of Shanghai with the a...

    We had a great time. It was my 3rd trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai and I learned more from Grace, our Grayline guide, then I did with the other two trips combined!

  • Full-Day Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour and Huangpu River Cruise

    3. Full-Day Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour and Huangpu River Cruise

    This 9-hour combination tour begins at around 12:00 PM with a pick-up at your hotel. Drive to visit the Zhujiajiao Water Town, one of Shanghai’s 4 ancient villages, with a history spanning over 1,700 years. This small, fan-shaped village glimmers like a bright pearl, surrounded by a landscape of lakes and mountains. Ancient bridges cross bubbling streams and small rivers are shaded by willow trees – next to the vast metropolis of modern Shanghai. Drive back to Shanghai and visit the Shanghai Silk Museum. Afterwards, board the Shanghai Night-View Luxury Cruise to marvel at the illuminated city skyline and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. 

    Silk factory was ok. It was not mentioned in the schedule when ticket was booked. Would have spend more time at canal. Tour guide was good. We had thought, boat ride is included. Anyway, it was not that expensive. Overall good.

  • Shanghai: Private Tour including River Cruise

    4. 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.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

We were really lucky because we had a private tour with our amazing guide Grace to Hangzhou. Although the weather wasn't that good Grace made our tour a great experience for us. The West Lake where we had a 45 minute boat ride was beautiful. The lunch at a local restaurant was the best we had in and around Shanghai. It is a long drive to Hangzhou but totally worth it!

I had a fantastic day! Yang was an awesome Tour Guide, she was informative, friendly and fun. I booked this tour last minute as I was travelling by myself. It was food value for money as we had private transportation to and from hotel, water village, dinner and the boat cruise.

We had a great time. It was my 3rd trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai and I learned more from Grace, our Grayline guide, then I did with the other two trips combined!

Great combination tour!

Fun tour visiting the water town and the Shanghai night river cruise

The tour guide was awesome

Excellent tour-well organised and well led by the delightful guide