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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

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This half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time to get a quick, but comprehensive view of Shanghai's history, culture, tastes and sounds.

The major attractions in this tour include: The Yuyuan Garden, historic backstreets of Old Shanghai, Confucius Temple local dumpling tasting and much more, as well you'll enjoy the special Confucian's tea ceremony. All in just 3 and 1/2 hours!

This tour uses the metro and taxis, and comes with an optional private car and driver. Please select when booking.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Old Town (Nanshi)
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Shanghai Confucian Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Visit Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple
  • Savor “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings and a Confucian tea ceremony
  • Enjoy personalized attention and insights from your private guide
  • Guide will accompany you to and from your hotel on public transportation
What to Expect
Your private guide will meet you at your desired city center starting point and time. Please note that if you start your tour after 2pm you’ll visit the Bund instead of the Shanghai Confucian Temple and enjoy a river cruise instead of the tea ceremony. Your first stop is Yu Garden, a famous classical garden. Stroll the area to discover traditional shops, homes, and souvenirs, before you walk to Shanghai Old Town. Along the way stop for “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings, a favorite local delicacy. Next, visit the 13th-century Shanghai Confucian Temple, once Shanghai’s top university. Sample local teas and learn the benefits of the different varieties at a tea ceremony before your guide accompanies you back to your hotel—or another city center destination if you prefer.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as the airport, cruise terminals, railway station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu, Jiading, Chuansha, or Songjiang will incur extra USD40 for whole group include pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Personal tour guide services
  • Metro fees from hotel to first site and return
  • Authentic soup dumplings
  • Confucian Tea Ceremony
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return.
  • Optional Private Car w/driver (select when booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • If you choose a departure time after 2:00PM, note the change in itinerary (but equally awesome tour!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I recently went on Jenny's Old Shanghai Half day tour as well as the evening tour and had a great time. We were picked up in a private car at our hotel (which was near the airport) for a small fee and taken directly to the city center to meet our tour guide, Alice, who was
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We spent a wonderful half day with Portia. We really enjoyed the time with her. Thanks for taking care for us!
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Peggy was the perfect guide for our 1/2 day tour of Old Shanghai. We spent 4 hours together with convenient private car pick up at our hotel in Jingan on Saturday morning traveling to Yu Garden for first tours upon reopening after 2 months closure. Interesting to learn about
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My wife and I booked the half day tour of Shanghai highlights, and it exceeded all of our expectations. We were interested in the local religions and our guide, Peggy, did not disappoint. She and Jenny handled all of the arrangements with clear and concise communication. Peggy
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You`ll see and learn so much more with a local guide! I had such a wonderful day with my guide Celine - a qualified professional guide with an open mind and great attitude. And having a car and a driver available for the whole day made it possible to get the most out of the tour
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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