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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai provided by Jenny's Shanghai Tours

Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
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Tour snapshot
Visit Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26501P15
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Airports:
  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China, Shang Hai Shi, 长宁区虹桥路2550号 邮政编码: 200237
  • Ports:
  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Airports:
  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China, Shang Hai Shi, 长宁区虹桥路2550号 邮政编码: 200237
  • Ports:
  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 21, 2020
A note from Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
As our tours include public sites. We are as careful as possible, but we can't control all conditions. China overall is very safe for traveling and we'll inform all customers with any updates. Our goal is make you are safe and have a worry-free experience.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Old Town (Nanshi)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shanghai Confucian Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Michelle H
Blaxland, Australia5 contributions
Great 1/2 day tour. Seriously you have to ask for Peggy. She took us to the Yu Garden and Bazzar which was beautiful. Then followed by the Confucius Temple and tea ceremony. Topped of by the amazing dumplings. When finished driven back to our hotel in an air condition new vehicle. Thank you Peggy and Jenny
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank you Michelle for your kind thoughts about Peggy. She is amazing. Just let you know, all of our guides are amazing.:) We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jenny
Written February 19, 2020
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Edye
Baltimore, MD148 contributions
Peggy was the perfect guide for our 1/2 day tour of Old Shanghai. We spent 4 hours together with convenient private car pick up at our hotel in Jingan on Saturday morning traveling to Yu Garden for first tours upon reopening after 2 months closure. Interesting to learn about early culture and how much the city has changed. Enjoyed tasting snacks from market as we walked to garden area. From there to Confucius Temple and tea ceremony, delicious and informative. Last highlight was dumpling stop in busy Shanghai. Peggy speaks perfect English band was very open to answer questions about every topic related to life in Shanghai and her travels abroad. 1/2 day tour on first full day allowed me to sleep in and enjoy the city without pressure of full day length. Highly recommend!
Written November 18, 2019
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Thank you Edye. We try to make your experience maximum out of your minimum time and we are glad we did it. :) See you next time. Best, Jenny
Written February 12, 2020
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Maree
Melbourne, Australia109 contributions
Solo
We met our guide Portia at our hotel and headed off to see old Shanghai. We had a Metro ride to old streets in Shanghai and the Confucius Temple where we also had a tea ceremony (fun) and bought some tea to take home. Next stop was lunch at a local restaurant recommended by Portia where we were the only Westerners - wonderful food including delicious steamed buns and dumplings. We walked to the YuYuan Gardens, our final stop, winding our way through a shopping centre in very old buildings. We crossed a lake to get to the entrance of the Gardens which were stunning. Then back to the hotel.

Portia was a wonderful guide. We saw everything we wanted to see, got to ride the metro, had an amazing lunch and we had the benefit of Portia's depth of knowledge, both historical and current, and her willingness to share. Unlike some tour guides we have had, Portia was genuine, sincere, friendly, professional, good at her job and lots of fun!

Jenny from Jenny's Shanghai Tours responded very quickly and kept in touch before the tour. I actually cancelled another tour I'd booked through Viator because this tour suited us much better and I liked the fact that the company is small and personal in approach. No complaints and highly recommended as a great way to see the sights of Shanghai!
Written April 6, 2019
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Thanks Maree! I'll pass your sweet comments on to Portia. I am glad you appreciated a boutique tour company such as Jenny's. I hope we don't lose the personal touch as we grow.:) Best, Jenny
Written April 21, 2019
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Andrew G
3 contributions
A colleague and I decided last minute Friday night we wanted a half day tour of the city. Jenny was very accommodating despite the last minute nature. She arranged for us to be picked up in the hotel and for Apple to be our guide. We had a very nice experience with Apple. She was very informative; she was enthusiastic and accommodating. She showed us the YU and a Confucius school. She helped us with shopping and lunch as well. It was a great experience. And she is a great photographer!
Written December 10, 2018
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Thank you Andrew! Much appreciated. Apple loves helping take great pics :) See you soon I hope, Jenny
Written February 28, 2019
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Nadine B
2 contributions
Solo
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 adapted the tour to my interests as we went. Highly recommend this tour company! you will not be disappointed.
Written April 20, 2018
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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
Written April 22, 2018
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Heather G
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom39 contributions
Family
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 missed so much which Alice was able to share with us. We would never have found the Confucius Temple on our own and again, saw so much there thanks to Alice. Delicious dumplings too- and so many!!
Written July 28, 2019
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Kaleigh K
Aspen, CO34 contributions
Family
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!
Written July 23, 2019
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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
Written July 25, 2019
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Dominic W
United Kingdom20 contributions
We were a family of 5 with 2 older young adults and a teenage son. We spent a lovely 1/2 day with Peggy- her knowledge, experience and humour made for a really engaging time! The Temple and tea ceremony were fascinating, the dumplings delicious and her inside knowledge of the places on The Bund second to none. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting the personal touch and flexibility.
Written December 28, 2019
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Thank you for your review Dominic. Your family has been wonderful too. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Jenny
Written February 17, 2020
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Rachel K
Chicago, IL6 contributions
I recently went on Jenny's Old Shanghai Half day tour as well as the evening tour and had a great time. We were picked up in a private car at our hotel (which was near the airport) for a small fee and taken directly to the city center to meet our tour guide, Alice, who was great! She was very knowledgeable and friendly and took us to see all the places we wanted to see, including the Shanghai Tower, and took us to get DELICIOUS local food! She was also super helpful in translating for us with our hotel to help coordinator the shuttle back to the airport after our layover. She showed us around all the areas of Shanghai and we had a great time.

Then for our final layover day, we met with Marco who picked us up with the driver from our hotel as well (so glad we didn't have to figure out how to get to downtown!) and it is so worth it to order the car. Shanghai at night is so beautiful and I definitely recommend doing both day and night tours if you have the time, because it looks VERY different at night. We took the river cruise and that was a great view of all the lit up buildings. Marco was also very nice and took us to a lot of great spots. We wanted to do some shopping because we didn't have time our first day, and he took us to a great souvenir store that had AMAZINGLY low prices and we were able to buy everything we wanted for a great price! He also took us to a local place to get some dinner prior to going on the river cruise.

I really love Jenny's tours because they are a great way to get a lot in in a little bit of time and she is VERY accommodating to your needs! The times are flexible based on your schedule and I was very happy we chose Jenny's Tours! Plus, the tour is a private tour and guides are great!
Written December 3, 2019
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Dear Rachel, Thank you for your great review. We are happy to know you had 2 wonderful time with us. Let's look for your 3rd or 4th tour soon.:) Best, Jenny
Written February 12, 2020
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Bernhard
1 contribution
Family
We spent a wonderful half day with Portia. We really enjoyed the time with her. Thanks for taking care for us!
Written December 3, 2019
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