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Din Tai Fung Dinner and VIP Class River Cruise Experience in Shanghai provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

Din Tai Fung Dinner and VIP Class River Cruise Experience in Shanghai

Din Tai Fung Dinner and VIP Class River Cruise Experience in Shanghai
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Tour snapshot
See Shanghai by night on a private guided tour, perfect for first-time visitors
Duration:
240–250 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Leap the language barrier and enjoy a classic Shanghai night with your own private guide and driver direct from your door. See The Bund’s historic architecture; enjoy VIP seats, with views to both banks, on a Huangpu River cruise; feast on "xiaolongbao" soup dumplings with beer, tea, or soda at a branch of the noted Din Tai Fung chain; then explore the Former French Concession’s lively Xintiandi nightlife district.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 240-250 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English
Highlights
  • Soak up views of Shanghai’s iconic skyline from a boat on the Huangpu River
  • Savor soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung, known worldwide for this specialty
  • Enjoy transfers direct from your door: opt to finish in Xintiandi or return home
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 240-250 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Soak up views of Shanghai’s iconic skyline from a boat on the Huangpu River
  • Savor soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung, known worldwide for this specialty
  • Enjoy transfers direct from your door: opt to finish in Xintiandi or return home
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36522P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional private guide
  • Private driver and car
  • Dinner at Din Tai Fung
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pickup does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu,Jinqiao, and Chuansha in Pudong areas. If your hotel is not in the downtown area, your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown.
  • Huangpu River cruise ticket VIP seating
  • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
240–250 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please provide hotel name and address at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional private guide
  • Private driver and car
  • Dinner at Din Tai Fung
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pickup does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu,Jinqiao, and Chuansha in Pudong areas. If your hotel is not in the downtown area, your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown.
  • Huangpu River cruise ticket VIP seating
  • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please provide hotel name and address at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
240–250 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Huangpu River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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SML027
New Orleans, LA35 contributions
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough - we were in shanghai for only a week so trying to fit in everything we could to make it memorable. I only wish I had booked this dinner tour on the first night as it would have been such a fantastic opening to the trip! Sunny was so knowledgeable and friendly and made our experience perfect- even when I tried to smuggle a bottle of wine onto the boat tour and got in trouble she saved the day! It was an above and beyond experience that we will never forget, getting to try local food with a knowledgeable host who made sure to have us try everything, things we wouldn’t have known about even! My favorite thing I’ve ever eaten on any trip came from this meal - a fried stuffed lotus root, something I probably wouldn’t have discovered on my own. Thank you Sunny! Definitely worth every penny for this experience.
Written February 22, 2020
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Brady G
2 contributions
Sunny gave us a great tour, was extremely personal as well as professional, very fun and funny. Additionally she really made sure she got across the culture. Thank you Sunny!
Written April 21, 2018
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bugsy4
Pennsylvania17 contributions
Family
We had a great time with Sunny. She is a wonderful person to spend the evening and have dinner with. A private tour is the best way to experience Shanghai because it customized and zero stress and planning. Thank you Sunny.
Written March 5, 2018
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Anna F
Broadstairs, UK1 contribution
Couples
Our guide, Lily, was so friendly and helpful that we immediately knew we were going to enjoy this tour. We were taken by private car, with private driver, and Lily, to the river boat where we were able to sit inside or stroll around outside - no crowds in the VIP section. After a super cruise, we had a Chinese dinner, choosing different dishes and with Lily explaining the menu and joining us to eat - she contributed to the joy of the evening. Then we strolled around getting to see a little more of the city.

This was definitely worth 5 stars, maybe even 10.
Written April 6, 2019
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Jo W
3 contributions
Couples
We had a great evening with Sunny in December 2018. She was a great host, the river trip was spectacular and the dinner great. For first time Shanghai visitors it was perfect.
Written January 13, 2019
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krystal a
5 contributions
Friends
Rita gave us a wonderful tour of Shanghai. The cruise was very nice and gave us a beautiful view of Shanghai at night. The city is beautiful! Then Rita took us to a dumpling dinner which was great. The food was one of the best dinners we had while in China. Overall it was a great tour!
Written August 27, 2018
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rickallen18
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Friends
Four of us did the so-called VIP-class river cruise followed by dinner at the famous Din Tai Fung restaurant in Xintiandi (新天地). It was my birthday and I wanted a special tour to celebrate the occasion with our friends.

The guide, Lily, and driver collected us from our hotel at the appointed time (1800 hrs) and drove us to the river to board the boat. Unfortunately, the traffic was heavy and by the time we boarded all the VIP seating was taken. We also learned that a special VIP-class cabin had been completely booked by some group so was not accessible. Lily was very pro-active in trying to get permission for us to sit in a small section on the 2nd level with chairs on the outer deck which was chained off for some reason, but was unsuccessful. She then rushed up to the top deck but found it very crowded, so advised that we remain on the 2nd level for the 45-minute cruise so we could best view the cityscape. Despite being a very overcast evening, the view of the city skyline from the river was very exciting. Lily, who has exceptional English-speaking ability, was extremely knowledgeable about the city's history and summarised many interesting details about the buildings on the Bund and on the Pudong side.

The best part was dinner, however. We know Din Tai Fung very well as we live in Hong Kong where they also operate, and we love their food! After being escorted to the restaurant in Xintiandi (where we've been before), it was a very pleasant surprise to find that the meal wasn't pre-defined. Instead, Lily allowed us to browse the menu and select both the dishes and drinks of our own choosing. During dinner she was animated and turned out to be a fascinating hostess, answering many questions we had about life in Shanghai and in China in the 21st century. She was engaging, charming, smart & professional, has exceptional English skills and was loads of fun!

I most certainly recommend this tour, and if you're lucky enough to get Lily as your guide it will enhance the experience greatly!

Richard
Written May 21, 2018
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Jim L
1 contribution
Friends
Thank you for making this a beautiful first afternoon and evening for us in Shanghai - from start to finish. Sunny, you are excellent in English, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful time. Upon our request, Sunny arranged us to visit Qibao water town in the afternoon prior to the river dinner cruise tour. Sunny organized a pickup directly from our remote hotel in Shanghai for us and dropped us off at Qibao water town then picked us up again from Qiabo to continue for the river dinner cruise in the evening with reasonable extra payment. On the boat Sunny explained us about the buildings and some history around Shanghai on the bund. They were very informative. We enjoyed very much about the sights illuminated at night travel by boat and we were seated in a nice VIP area. We had the best views of both sides of the river. For the dinner, Sunny ordered a wide range of Chinese specialties-Shanghai soup dumpling, vegetable and fired rice. The food in the restaurant was delicious. Thank you Sunny and our Driver.
We definitely recommend this tour and guide- Sunny.
Written November 30, 2017
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ericacelineyu
Metro Manila, Philippines2 contributions
Family
My family and I had the best experience with Sunny! Even though the cruise didn't end up happening because it was a windy night, Sunny took care of everything right away and took us up to the Shanghai Tower instead. Amazing introduction to such an interesting city.
Written November 11, 2017
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Michelle P
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
Couples
We only had 24 hours in Shanghai and Sunny's evening cruise and dinner was the perfect introduction for our group of 4. Fanstasic way to take in all the beautifully lit up buildings along the river, especially in the VIP section. Sunny took care of us right from our last minute booking. Contacting us by text to verify hotel pickup and tour time. And evening though we were extremely tired from our 14 hour flight, Sunny accommodated us in every way. Dinner was a true treat. Some of the best dumplings and fried rice we've ever had. Thanks Sunny! We were in great hands.
Written October 28, 2017
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Fantastic job very well English speaking guides Lily and FeiFei
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