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Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise Private Shanghai Day Tour


Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise Private Shanghai Day Tour

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Discover the essence of Shanghai with the Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise Private Shanghai Day Tour. Let expert guides take you on a journey through the city's must-see attractions, immersing you in the local culture and lifestyle. From the impressive architecture of People's Square and the classical beauty of Yu Garden, to the famous Madame Tussauds Shanghai and the serene Jade Buddha Temple, this tour offers a comprehensive experience of Shanghai's highlights. Explore the vibrant Bird and Flower Market, stroll through the charming Yuayuan Old Street, and take a cruise along the Huangpu River to admire the stunning skyline of Shanghai. With a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from a private guide, this tour ensures a memorable and immersive experience of this dynamic city.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours - 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Walk around People's Square and admire significant edifices
  • Admire classical Chinese architecture at Yu Garden
  • Flexible itinerary with personalized attention
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Cruise along Huangpu River for beautiful scenery
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • All fees and taxes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
  • Lunch

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Experience the wonders of Shanghai like a local on the Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise Private Shanghai Day Tour. This captivating tour takes you on a journey through the city's must-see attractions, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in its architecture, culture, and lifestyle. With an expert guide by your side, you'll gain insider knowledge and understanding of the city's history and significant landmarks. From the bustling People's Square to the captivating Jade Buddha Temple, you'll explore iconic sites and hidden gems that showcase the essence of Shanghai.

What to expect?

Embark on a 480 to 540-minute adventure that promises to be unforgettable. With a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from your private guide, you'll have the freedom to discover the sights and experiences that interest you the most. Marvel at the architectural wonders of People's Square and admire classical Chinese architecture at Yu Garden. Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of the Bird and Flower Market, where you can experience the true local lifestyle. Conclude your journey with a scenic cruise along the Huangpu River, taking in the breathtaking views of both sides of the river.

Who is this for?

The Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise tour is designed for travelers who crave a deeper understanding of Shanghai's captivating culture and history. Whether you're a history enthusiast, architecture lover, or simply someone seeking an immersive travel experience, this tour caters to all. It's an ideal choice for solo travelers, couples, and families who wish to explore the city at their own pace while benefiting from the expertise of a knowledgeable guide. Embrace the inclusivity of this tour, as it invites anyone with a curiosity about Shanghai to uncover its hidden treasures.

Why book this?

Embark on this extraordinary journey to discover the unique selling points and advantages of the Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise tour. By booking this tour, you'll gain valuable insights into the city's history, culture, and architecture from an expert guide. The flexible itinerary allows you to tailor the experience to your interests, ensuring a personalized and enriching adventure. With convenient hotel pickup and drop-off included, you'll have a hassle-free and comfortable travel experience. Allow yourself to be captivated by the beauty and vibrancy of Shanghai, immersing yourself in the original lifestyle of this magnificent city.

Good to know

As you embark on this tour, it's important to know that the total duration of the experience ranges from 480 to 540 minutes. This provides ample time to explore each attraction at a leisurely pace and truly appreciate their beauty. Additionally, the tour includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, ensuring a hassle-free start and end to your adventure. Throughout the tour, your expert guide will be there to provide recommendations on local cuisine, allowing you to indulge in delicious Shanghai delicacies. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning architecture, vibrant markets, and scenic river views that await you on this unforgettable journey.


Those who have embarked on the Yu Garden and Huangpu River Cruise tour rave about their experiences. Travelers are impressed by the personalized attention and flexibility provided by the private guide, allowing them to tailor the tour to their interests. They appreciate the depth of knowledge and insights shared by the guide, which enhances their understanding and appreciation of Shanghai's attractions. The cruise along the Huangpu River is often described as breathtaking, providing stunning views of the city's iconic skyline. Overall, the tour receives high praise for its ability to showcase the best of Shanghai in a captivating and immersive way.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to People’s Square and start the highlight tour. Shanghai People's Square is located at the very center of Shanghai and is the demarcation point of East Nanjing Road and West Nanjing Road. It is a flourishing place for people to look around. Before 1949, the area of Shanghai People’s Square and the People’s Park was used as a famous horse racetrack which was built in 1861, honored as the ‘No.1 Racetrack in Far East’. Visitors still can find the ruins for the former main building standing at the northeast part of the People’s Square. We will see many scenic spots around people's square, such as the new Municipal Government Mansion, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai History Museum the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Later, we will visit Shanghai Museum.

Shanghai Grand Theater

(Pass by)

We will admire the facade of Shanghai Grand Theater. Shanghai Grand Theater is uniquely designed and beautifully shaped. It combines western and Chinese architectural styles perfectly. The white arched vault sets off glass curtain walls like a crystal palace.

Hotel Park Hotel Shanghai

As a classic example of art deco architecture designed by Laszlo Hudec. Park Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Shanghai. It was the tallest building ever in Shanghai. Here is used as the central origin of Shanghai urban coordinate axis. Park Hotel is considered an architectural milestone that lends a touch of historic charm to the animated cityscape.

Mu'en Church

Mu'en Church is located on Xizang Zhong Lu, in the middle of department stores right across from People's Square. It was formerly named the Moore Church to memorize the great American donator Moore. The church was a new gothic church designed by a European architect - Laszlo Hudec. It features a brick-and-wood structure. It has a big lobby, and the central part is the main body of the church. The rectangle pillars in the hall, the balusters in the balcony and the bema are covered with artificial stones. The concrete ribbed vault can be seen inside the church. Then, we will visit Madame Tussauds Shanghai. We can closely contact with favorite celebrities at the Madame Tussauds Shanghai.

Madame Tussauds Shanghai

Madame Tussauds Shanghai, which opened to the public in 2006, is the sixth in the world. It is situated on the tenth floor of New World Building, West Nanjing Road. It is the place where common people can closely contact with their favorite celebrities. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson, and also the special experience area is a favorable chance to get involved into waxen making for visitors that it is rather exciting and pleasurable to make a specific fingerprint of one's own. Then, we will walk to Huanghe Road. There is a street filled with great little eateries, definitely a good place for a quick bite. According to your preference, your guide will recommend a place to eat, which could be a small local eatery or elegant cuisine restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the mysterious Jade Buddha Temple.

Admission Included

Jade Buddha Temple

The Jade Buddha Temple is an active monastery and one of the most popular temples in Shanghai. Visit to see the site's two beautiful jade Buddhas as well as the vast collection of statues, relics, and art. Although the history of the Jade Buddha Temple is not very long, the old-time and classical architectural style makes it unique and inimitable in this modern city. The Jade Buddha Temple is a good place to go whether you are a Buddhist or not, the peaceful and transcendent atmosphere adds a kind of richness to our busy modern society. Then, we will explore local Bird And Flower Market to experience original Shanghai lifestyle.

Admission Included

Bird And Flower Market(South Xizang road)

The tour will start by the crossing of Tibet Road and Fangbang Road, in one of Shanghai’s many antique neighborhoods, also known as the cricket market. Its full of flowers, bonsai, birds, fish insects and crowds of people searching for whatever their hearts desire. It is a good place to experience part of a local’s life kind of life. Then, we will walk around Yuayuan Old Street and visit classical garden.

Yuyuan Old Street

Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover the traditional culture of this city and experience the real life of the Shanghainese. Then, we visit the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens - Yu Garden.

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden was a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai after it was completed. Yu Garden is small in size, but it contains all elements that a classical Chinese garden should have. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. You can walk to the Zigzag Nine Bend Bridge. Chinese people believe that the number nine symbolizes auspiciousness. Walking across the Bridge is said to bring people good luck. The Bridge leads to Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, which is the oldest teahouse in Shanghai. At last, we will take a cruise to enjoy the scenery along the Huangpu River.

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Huangpu River

The Huangpu River divides two iconic but different Shanghai sights: high modern buildings in the Pudong area and 26 various buildings of different architectural styles on the west side. We will take a one-hour cruise along the Huangpu River to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of the river including the Bund, the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower. Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

Admission Included

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