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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

Highlights
  • 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
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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
From US$49,00
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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
From US$49,00
Overview

Without a guide to interpret, much of Shanghai can get lost in translation. And that’s particularly true when it comes to cultural experiences. Discover old Shanghai like a local on this private half-day tour with translator-guide that includes a tea ceremony, a dumpling feast, the Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple.

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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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Great walking tour of Old Shanghai

Our guide, Portia, called us the night before to confirm details of our tour. She arrived promptly at our hotel lobby at 10 am and she grabbed us a taxi (($4.50) to start our tour at Yu Garden . As it was a holiday, the...More

Thank Steven W
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hello Steven, Thanks so much :) We're so glad you enjoyed the walking tour with Portia. The recommendation is much appreciated! Best, Jenny

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Last minute booking

Jenny organised a half day tour of Yu Gardens, Confucius' Temple and a Silk Factory at the very last minute! (emailed her at 9pm and she organised it for the next day!)- Lee, my tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of China and...More

Thank Nadine B
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hi Nadine, I'm so glad we could put this together for you on short notice. Come see us again soon (but give us a little more time to plan :) Best, Jenny

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile
12 Hour Layover

I was a little nervous about doing a tour during my layover, but I searched anyway. I found Jenny's tour and it seemed perfect. She got back to me right away despite the Shanghai to New York City time difference and only two days before...More

Thank Adriel A
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Hello Adriel, Thanks for the sweet review, we were so happy to help you to stay warm. Come visit us in August, when that won't be a problem.:) See you then, Jenny

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Excellent and accommodating tour service!

This is an excellent and accommodating tour service- Highly recommended. I was passing through Shanghai and had a 9 hour layover and rather than waiting in the airport, I found this tour service and booked a 5-6 hour tour of old Shanghai where my grandparents...More

Thank mbp11
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank you so much! We know sitting in the airport is not fun when you can be out and seeing Shanghai. We are glad you found our layover tour services valuable and enjoyed your time with Peggy. Hopefully you have more time on your next...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Visiting Old Shanghai

We really enjoyed our tour with Celine, in spite of very rainy weather. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, and very flexible. So, the tour was not only an excellent tour of that part of Shanghai, but also led to some interesting discussion of Chinese culture and...More

Thank Mxg47
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank you for your nice review. We are sorry we can not control the weather better. :) We are working on that, but we have not had success yet. We hope to have better weather for you next time. Best, Jenny

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