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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

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USD 49.00
2 travellers
Without a guide to interpret, much of Shanghai can get lost in translation. Discover Old Shanghai on this half-day guided tour that includes a tea ceremony, a dumpling feast, the Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple (can vary based on start time.) Your guide will provide context along the way, and because it’s a private tour, you’ll receive plenty of personal attention. A choice of pickup and drop-off locations adds extra flexibility.
  • 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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Popular mentions
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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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 Yuyuan Gardens, we would have
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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!
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Response from jennyshtours, Manager at Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
Responded 24 Jul. 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
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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.
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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