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Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
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Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour

By Shanghai Driver Guide
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
See Shanghai’s highlights—including Yu Garden, Old Town, the Bund, the former French Concession, and Pudong—in just half a day on this guided tour that’s perfect for those on a tight schedule. You’ll even have time for a relaxing stop at a traditional teahouse. Leave the navigation to your guide, and ask plenty of question as this is a private tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless trip.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Check off Shanghai’s must-dos—including tea!—in just half a day
  • Visit Yu Garden, the Bund, the former French Concession, and Pudong
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide
  • Relax with round-trip transportation from your hotel or the cruise port

  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Your private guide will pick you you from your hotel or the port and drive you into Shanghai. Start at the Bund, the historic waterfront with sweeping views across the Huangpu River. Continue to the 16th-century Yu Garden and historic Shanghai Old Street before a relaxing stop at a Chinese teahouse to taste some local tea. Next, explore the former French Concession, first built in the 19th century. Then step into the 21st century in Pudong, the city’s towering business and financial district that’s home to skyscrapers including the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai Tower, and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Your tour ends with transportation back to your hotel, the port, or another downtown spot.

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: 28669P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
        • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • 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.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28669P3

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        • Shanghai Driver Guide
          250
          China
          Joined in July 2013
        • Stanojm0
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyable evening
          The tour was well organize and evening Shanghai lights were amazing. This is must see and would recommend this evening show of lights. Our tour guide Roy was fantastic in explaining all details about the city and happy to answer all our question.
          Written May 31, 2024
        • dinosaurt
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Badly organised
          Badly planned. And no offer of a partial refund. Tom or his employee made us wait for over an hour for boat tickets. WHY DID HE NOT GET TICKETS EARLIER? Why make us wait with 10000s of people in the parking lot ??? We offered to go to the other place first and come back later for the boat cruise. He refused. And then we went to the Chinese market when the lights switched off. Do not recommend.
          Written May 24, 2024
        • coconutugly
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          All of china was at the dock. So we wasted 1 hour.
          We were collected on time, no problem here. The only hitch was that no tickets were bought for the cruise so we had to wait a whole hour (or close to it) in an ugly parking lot. By the time we finished the late cruise we had exactly 3 mins to drive to some temple to see the lights. I think we got there at 21:57 and the lights went off at 22:00. This was an expensive evening to just basically see one thing. The cruise though was wonderful, and they do buy a VIP ticket so that you don’t sit with trillions of people. However , the sailing times of the cruises should be taken into consideration and tickets bought earlier, so that you can board immediately.
          Written April 29, 2024
        • mariagV2915YX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful cruise !
          Excellent tour ! Our tour guide, Tom, was great and very informative. We had a wonderful evening. The cruise gives you a unique view of the modern and old Shanghai. Don’t miss it!
          Written April 5, 2024
        • 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 February 25, 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 February 17, 2024
        • johnwH3156WR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect Shanghai Evening
          Everything was perfect, from scheduling to being picked up at our hotel. Not only does Tom know his stuff, he curated a perfect evening. It gave us an overview of what to check out latter with more time. It was also nice to have someone readily available to take pictures that were not selfies.
          Written December 24, 2023
        • 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 December 20, 2023
        • Stefie f
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Welcome to Shanghai night life
          Our tour guide Roy has show us a vip cruise thru the Huangpu river , a historic site of the bund , the Shanghai tower , the oriental pearl , the financial hub at night , briefs the historic of the current and past … after the cruise , we went down to the Yu garden , the old and new town of Shanghai , the bustling of site the French concession area , the Christmas market , the financial building site at night . A short relax but a fruitful and knowledgeable tour.
          Written December 17, 2023
        • giuliluconi
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour
          Tom is very good and very nice! You can see the main highlights of the city at night. Recommended!!!
          Written November 11, 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 July 29, 2023
        • yuqiaos2017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai private tour
          Tom is nice, knowledgeable about Shanghai, and knows how to make this tour as much fun as possible. Highly recommend it.
          Written July 3, 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 April 30, 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 October 2, 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 November 6, 2020
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        Chlywly
        Southern California137 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017 • Friends
        Our guide Tom was very prompt and was waiting for us in our hotel lobby as we arranged. He brought a clean spacious van, with a bottle of water for each of us. He spoke very clear English and was very knowledgeable on everything that we saw. Tom was a safe driver and made sure that we were comfortable. I highly recommend this tour whether you are visiting the City, you are here on business or if you are in town boarding a cruise (like us). This tour shows you all of the highlights of Shanghai at a comfortable pace and Tom shows and tells you about all kinds of the things that you would miss on a group tour. Tom's van is large enough for you to keep your luggage, so you can take the tour and go straight to your hotel or cruise ship. I can't say enough good things about this tour.

        English: excellent
        Vehicle: excellent
        Attractions visited: excellent
        Knowledge of attractions: excellent
        Knowledge of area: excellent
        Price: excellent
        Written December 31, 2017
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        FelicityEM
        Blenheim, New Zealand13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great way to get a feel of Shanghai with limited time. The highlight was the authentic tea tasting ceremony. Frank, our guide spoke fluent English & gave us a lot of valuable information & history of Shanghai. We were transported around in a very comfortable vehicle by a very good driver. Would highly recommend this tour.
        Written June 6, 2018
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        WFBH
        19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        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 December 31, 2019
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        GEN
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        Tom drove my friend and I around Shanghai for 4 hours. He was on time, polite, knowledgeable, and his English is excellent. For two non mandarin speaking Americans this was crucial. Tom took us to the gardens and explained the history and cultural importance of the location. We then toured the rest of the city and that included a tea tasting session. We learned all about the different types of Chinese tea and the significance of all of them. Finally we finished our tour viewing many of the skyscrapers that makeup the huge Shanghai skyline. Tom dropped us off at our lunch destination at the end of the tour. I highly recommend his services for any English speaking tourists!!
        Written December 8, 2019
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        Elissa F
        Seattle, WA55 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth doing a Shanghai city tour to get grounded as to what’s what.

        Our tour guide was terrific - informed and really helped shape her comments and the whole experience to our interests. She also shared a lot of great places to eat and visit - kept us directed to good, non-touristy places.
        Written July 25, 2019
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        Emilie Marteau
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Family
        We had Tom Zhang as our guide and he was so friendly, knowledgeable and kept us adults, teens and children all interested and secure.
        Would definitely do another tour with him.
        Unfortunately we made a mistake of going to a tea shop and bought tea without understand the full price and had to return them. Luckily Tom talked with them and organised our refund so he is very reliable and helpful.
        Highly recommend his tour for all ages.
        Written June 25, 2019
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        Leo A
        Bonita Springs, FL8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Couples
        Mark, our tour guide, gave us an excellent tour that allowed us to fill in the gaps on three places--the Shanghai Museum, the French Concession, and the Oriental Pearl Tower--that we had skipped over in a previous tour. Mark was fluent in English, knowledgeable, articulate, accommodating, and personable. He was at his best at the Museum where he demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the pieces on display and when he shared stories about his hometown. We would highly recommend taking this private, customized tour.
        Written April 7, 2019
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        a1_hotel_rater
        UK89 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Couples
        We were in Shanghai in November, and arranged a tour with Tom.

        The day before we were take the tour Tom sent a message telling us that he would meet us in the lobby of the hotel, and he was waiting for us right on time the next day.

        Tom then took us on a really excellent half day tour of Shanghai. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Shanghai, not just about the areas we visited.

        Tom was a great tour guide, and if I returned to Shanghai I would certainly try one of the other tours that he offers.

        All in all highly recommended.
        Written January 20, 2019
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        MarkM2755
        Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Friends
        We had a wonderful half day tour of Shanghai. Our guide David was excellent. We were picked up promptly at our Hotel. David spoke fluent English, he was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts about Shanghai and its history. It was a wonderful introduction to China for us.
        As we were leaving on a cruise that afternoon, David and his driver dropped us off at the Port. Great service and terrific tour for anyone who doesn't have much time in Shanghai. Also, a great alternative to just getting a transfer from your Hotel to the Cruise Port.
        Written May 12, 2018
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        Suzy
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Family
        We had a fabulous trip with Tom. He spoke excellent English and told us lots of interesting facts about Shanghai.
        We had a little problem during the trip and he sorted it out of us with great help.
        When we return we will use Tom again.
        Written June 25, 2019
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