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Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights
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Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights

By Shanghai Driver Guide
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover a special perspective on Shanghai when you explore after dark—and travel both on foot and by boat—during this private, two-in-one tour. In the evening, meet your guide directly at your hotel and set off. After exploring old Shanghai, hop aboard a yacht, and, thanks to your VIP tickets, enjoy prime views of the city’s skyline as you chart the Huangpu River. Finish your tour with Lujiazui's skyscrapers and the vibrant Xin Tian Di area.
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Ages 0-85
Duration: 3–4 hours
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Explore after dark to see a special side of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a VIP cruise along the striking Huangpu River
  • Stroll through some of Shanghai’s prettiest areas, including the old city
  • A private tour offers the most intimate, flexible way to travel

  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Driver/guide
  • VIP Class River Cruise Seat
  • Bottled water
  • Private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • You will be picked up by your guide with a sign of your name from your hotel lobby or Cruise Terminal.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28669P9

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Shanghai Driver Guide
          248
          China
          Joined in July 2013
        • Freedom14209071771
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must visit while in Shanghai!
          The place is so beautiful and after 45mins you feel transported back to history in in modern Shanghai. Worth a trip definitely! Our guide Roy added played a huge part to the overall positive experience. Effectively bilingual, he very patiently explained the history and context of the place and even helped us to bargain for a better price when shopping. It was a seamless and safe ride in the car with him. No hiccups whatsoever. I will recommend doing this and if Roy is your guide, 6 out of 5 stars!
          Written 25 February 2024
        • NorthStar62773328252
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience in Suzhou
          The tour guide Roy is very nice, responsible and on time, he explained all the history story of different sightseeing spots for us and made us understand the city more. We went during CNY and everywhere was crowded. Our guide tried his very best to make all our itinerary on time and we had a great experience in Suzhou.
          Written 17 February 2024
        • LemuelLee18
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Private Tour
          Tom was amazing, he was knowledgeable articulate and attentive. As a combined driver and tour guide he was perfect. I would highly recommend for anyone visiting Shanghai!
          Written 20 December 2023
        • Tourist274786
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tom is a deeply knowledgeable guide!
          Our English speaking group of five had a wonderful time with Tom. He is deeply knowledgeable and happily made small adjustments to the tour to make sure everyone in the group was happy!
          Written 29 July 2023
        • frequenttraveller384
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Traditional Shanghai
          The tour was well worth it. Tom made it so easy, we just needed to turn up. The Water Town looked very pretty, we took many beautiful photos there. The architecture and street stalls were very interesting too. Tom was very knowledgeable and was giving us a lot of background information of the Water Town which made our visit much more enjoyable. Our car ride was super comfortable too. Definitely recommend.
          Written 30 April 2023
        • Guangzhouliving
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour!
          Our tour guide Tom was was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area and its history. He also had plenty of insight about the area of Shanghai where we were staying I.e…restaurants, attractions etc.. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. Thanks Tom!
          Written 2 October 2021
        • TravellingFili
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a peaceful morning!
          I went early in the morning on a Friday which meant the streets were still quite empty. The guide was flexible and took me to see a small private garden. Then we took a boat through the main canal and a smaller canals. The smell from the restaurants made my mouth water! The guide was ready to make safe and sensible suggestions on what to eat. I ate a rice cake with pork inside and it was delicious but very filling. Walking through the private residential area was very peaceful.
          Written 6 November 2020
        • doloresr692
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          FABULOUS TOUR!
          We took this tour in December and were extremely satisfied. Tom was a Very knowledgeable and easy going guide. Highly recommend!
          Written 1 March 2020
        • jaded884
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour if you are short on time and want to see a lot!
          I can't say enough great things about this tour. My colleagues and I spent a week in China for work and we had a few hours available before our flights home. We wanted to see what Shanghai was about after spending most of our time in an office working. In just four short hours Tom showed us some amazing sites and shared historical and cultural facts that we never would have learned on our own. I feel like he packaged over a day of sight seeing in this short amount of time without any feeling of being rushed. Tom was incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. If you choose this tour, you will be very impressed. I know we were!
          Written 21 January 2020
        • 165howardp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Guide and wonderful tour
          Most tours have pick up in downtown Shanghai. For a nominal extra, we were picked up at the Cruise Terminal which is 17 miles out of town. David, our guide, met us at the ship terminal and provided a wonderful excursion for us. His English was very good and he was knowledgeable and enthused as he explained local customs and information about the sites we visited. He took us to a local eatery for lunch and the food was excellent. This tour can be highly recommended.
          Written 8 January 2020
        • Tanyamy S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour for visiting Shanghai
          My family and I went to Shanghai during the new year time. I contacted Tom for booking. He is really kind to me. I desired the car to pick me up at the airport and then go to Zhujiajiao. Although the way from airport to zhujiajiao is farther than from the downtown. Tom gave us the same price as the trip from downtown. On the tour day, David was our guide. He and the driver came to airport on time. David can speak English fluently and he explained the historical knowledge about Zhujiajiao excellently. My family had the great fun and happy for this tour.
          Written 8 January 2020
        • Brandon H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Guide can’t thank him enough
          Tom is so knowledgeable and helpful. He has an amazing depth of knowledge of most things . He is polite and punctual and will definitely want to use Tom again when we return to Shanghai
          Written 31 December 2019
        • WFBH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Half day tour with kids
          This was our first trip to Shanghai with 2 teenage boys. Tom was prompt, excellent English and his depth of knowledge about events and the history of sites we visited, impressive and not boring according to my boys. Would definitely use again. We visited the Yu garden, a tea shop, the French, English and American concessions- brilliant explanations of the history and differences between each. He dropped us off at a soup bun shop and across the road was an equally delicious chive and scallion pancake shop. ( pictures below). Thank you!!
          Written 31 December 2019
        • hsutts
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceptional 1/2 day excursion to old Shanghai
          This tour was well planned, informative and fun! Mark picked us up from our hotel and off we went. Mark shared much of the City’s history on our drive. My family is in real estate so learning about the relocation of families into new multi family communities, the construction of several exhibition centers focused on imports and exports and the river and highway system was intriguing to us. The garden we visited was beautiful and we saw structures that housed a library, opera, eating quarters, sporting fields and living/sleeping quarters. We learned about the Buddha temple and the interesting facts on the lions with balls in their mouths in a pavilion, the history and beauty of silk art and more. We walked through the old streets with literally dozens of shops with exotic foods, restaurants and tea cafes. The boat ride was fun and educational too. Lunch at a quaint restaurant with ‘Chinese’ pizza and dumpling soap added to the tour. We highly recommend Mark and this 1/2 day tour! Mark’s medium sized SUV was very comfortable too- he is a great guide, extremely humble and knowledgeable.
          Written 29 December 2019
        • Kelvhun
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Detailed and comfortable tour
          David was our designated tour guide and he was early before our scheduled time! he speaks fluent english although we could converse in mandarin. David was very detailed and specific as well as knowledgeable on everything we needed to know during the tour and even some chinese history. The transport could be better though as it was a little musky. Overall it was a pleasant tour and I would recommend to all my friends.
          Written 29 December 2019
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        Preete B
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        Mark was our guide. He is the best tour guide I have ever had! He contacted me by email prior to our tour, he had a message for me at the hotel, welcoming us to China and letting us know details of our upcoming tour. He called us on the day of the tour to make sure we knew when and where to meet him. He picked us up at our hotel and had a great van for us. There was a driver and Mark the tour guide who accompanied us. Everything was smooth and seemless. Mark is kind and very knowledgeable. His English was perfect. The cruise and the the tour of Shanghai was beautiful and lots of fun for our family of 7!!! The age range was 9-50 in our party and we all had a great time. I highly recommend this tour and MARK!!!! We learned a lot about China and Shanghai!
        Written 25 December 2019
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        Richard B
        103 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        This was a pleasant cruise around the river. We had a VIP suite which avoided the crowds. We were able to see both sides of the river light up and take some great pictures. There was no commentary but we had a native with us that was able to point out the buildings. They did serve tea in the VIP suite and other refreshments were available for purchase.
        Written 28 October 2019
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        Karen G
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019 • Couples
        We loved our guided tour and would highly recommend this tour and our guide Mark. We absolutely enjoyed the cruise and walk through old Shanghai.
        Written 29 September 2019
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        Neko Cruz
        27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019 • Friends
        One of the best tours I have joined. The tour guide Mr. Mark was very good, spoke fluent english and explained the cruise' history, making our appreciation of Shanghai's beautiful evening city lights more memorable. We were surprised that we had the opportunity to be at Shanghai during the 3-day moon festival. Definitely, one bucket list checked! Kudos to Mr. Mark! Well-done 😉
        Written 14 September 2019
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        Lee
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Family
        Just went on this VIP tour with my mother and Mark was the best tour guide we could've asked for! He is knowledgeable, polite, and always goes the extra mile to take care of his clients. He made us feel extremely comfortable and showed us all the major tourist destinations in the Pudong/Old Town Shanghai areas in addition to the cruise. The cruise itself was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend booking Mark for this tour!
        Written 28 May 2019
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        Johannes I
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Business
        The tour was absolutely perfect
        My request for pick-up change few days before was organized without any problems. Driver+Guide picked me up on time. Nice car with refreshments
        The trip was amazing! Roy is an excellent guide. He told me lot of things, answered to all of my questions and gave me also some background details.
        Written 14 May 2018
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        Fernando A
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019 • Couples
        Very knowledgable guide! Know the best picture spots, history of the city!
        Beyong my expectations, i would trust him for any of his tours!

        Amazing time together! Thanks Tom!
        Written 23 November 2019
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        Venuste
        Redmond, WA8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        We concluded our last night in Shanghai with this cruise tour and it was the best. Our guide, Mark, was born and raised in Shanghai and he knows lots history of this city. He showed us all the major tourist destinations in the Pudong/Old Town Shanghai areas in addition to the cruise. Although the traffic jam delayed our schedule unexpectedly, he is still very calm about the situation. The cruise is the highlight of the night and it was super fun to see the light show on both sides of the river from the cruise. Highly recommend!
        Written 27 September 2019
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        Edward W
        26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Family
        Tom was great he took us to the best spots to take amazing pictures that will make great memories! He was so knowledgeable about the areas and made our tour great! It is amazing to see how to place was developed from what pictures he showed in the 1990's. He was so accommodating with us taking us many places even ones that were outside the tour. A great tour will recommend to my friends who travel this side of the world
        Written 24 July 2019
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        dianedinky
        Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Solo
        I was a little apprehensive about being a solo female on a tour at night but Shanghai is a very safe city and Mark took great care of me. There are many other tours that do the river cruise bit I'd recommend you book this one as you also get to walk around Old Shanghai area as well as crossing the river to all the sjyscrapers in New Shanghai for a close up view. The cruise itself is also very special as the VIP ticket makes a real difference to be on the top deck and take great photos without even leaving your seat!
        Written 14 April 2019
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