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Private Yu Garden Tour & Huangpu River Cruise

by Variarts Travel Duration 5h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is AU$89
Pricing based on group of 8 travellers

Spend an afternoon exploring the enduring beauty of Shanghai with a tour that takes you to some of the city’s most memorable sights. You can admire the idyllic Yu Garden, the age-old traditions behind local silk products, the avenues of the old French Concession and the towering modern skyline.

The tour starts with a visit to Yu Garden, a 16th-century Chinese garden that hosts a wealth of classical architecture and landscaping. You can discover many kinds of local snacks in the nearby bazaar area before your guide leads you to visit a silk-making factory for a look at the process behind one of the region's most famous crafts.

Next, follow your guide to the tree-lined avenues of the former French Concession, whose gorgeous Art Deco- and Tudor-style mansions reflect more than a century of French administration. As the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, this district is replete with boutique shops, charming cafés and exceptional restaurants.

The highlight of the tour comes as you take to the water for an evening cruise on the Huangpu River. The river divides Shanghai between east and west, and in some ways between old and new, with the elegant and stately Bund on the west and the glitzy, modern skyscrapers of Pudong on the east. Get a new perspective on the city’s rich history before the tour wraps up with a trip back to your hotel.

Spend an afternoon exploring the enduring beauty of Shanghai with a tour that takes you to some of the city’s most memorable sights. You can admire the idyllic Yu Garden, the age-old traditions behind local silk products, the avenues of the old French Concession and the towering modern skyline.

The tour starts with a visit to Yu Garden, a 16th-century Chinese garden that hosts a wealth of classical architecture and landscaping. You can discover many kinds of local snacks in the nearby bazaar area before your guide leads you to visit a silk-making factory for a look at the process behind one of the region's most famous crafts.

Next, follow your guide to the tree-lined avenues of the former French Concession, whose gorgeous Art Deco- and Tudor-style mansions reflect more than a century of French administration. As the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, this district is replete with boutique shops, charming cafés and exceptional restaurants.

The highlight of the tour comes as you take to the water for an evening cruise on the Huangpu River. The river divides Shanghai between east and west, and in some ways between old and new, with the elegant and stately Bund on the west and the glitzy, modern skyscrapers of Pudong on the east. Get a new perspective on the city’s rich history before the tour wraps up with a trip back to your hotel.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live commentary in English

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per traveller
AU$312.50

Total price is AU$312.50, taxes included

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Private Yu Garden Tour & Huangpu River Cruise

Activity Location

Shanghai

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Shanghai City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Shanghai


Highlights

  • A visit to the famous classical setting of the Yu Garden

  • Insight into the silk-making process at a local silk factory

  • Relaxed stroll down the tree-lined French Concession

  • Chance for some photos of the city's diverse architecture

  • Elegant views of the Bund & Pudong from the Huangpu River


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Shanghai city centre hotels

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Admission fees and Huangpu river cruise


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Shanghai hotels

  • Please note that there may be a wait as there are several cruises per day, and the exact departing time will be notified when your guide collects the pre-reserved tickets at the Port. During holidays and typhoon season, the next available cruise can be held up to 90 minutes after arrival.

  • Please note that the seats at the cruises are limited and usually taken by the first customers that access the cruise.