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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.
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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...More

Thank 551kyled
Reviewed 31 July 2019

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paivi T
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

I cannot rate this highly enough. Our guide, Alice, was superb. She speaks excellent English, was hugely informative and very easy to get on with. It felt like being shown round by a family friend. Whilst we could have made our own way around the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Heather G
Reviewed 23 July 2019

Jenny set up a tour for my daughter and I of Old Shanghai, the Yu Gardens, and a visit around the city. It was a great tour, Apple (our guide) was lovely and so helpful. Would certainly recommend her!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kaleigh K
jennyshtours, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

Thank you for the brief and nice review dear Kaleigh, I can't wait to provide your customers more tours in the near future. Best, Jenny

Reviewed 17 July 2019

I really enjoyed my tour with Jenny’s. My guide, Celine, was knowledgeable, helpful and interesting. This tour was a great introduction and education about Shanghai. I highly recommend them.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bruceadc
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