Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai


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From $89.00

30 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

This half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time to get a quick, but comprehensive view of Shanghai's history, culture, tastes and sounds.

The major attractions in this tour include: The Yuyuan Garden, historic backstreets of Old Shanghai, Confucius Temple local dumpling tasting and much more, as well you'll enjoy the special Confucian's tea ceremony. All in just 3 and 1/2 hours!

This tour uses the metro and taxis, and comes with an optional private car and driver. Please select when booking.


What's Included

Authentic soup dumplings

Confucian Tea Ceremony

Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return.

Metro fees from hotel to first site and return

Optional Private Car w/driver (select when booking)

Personal tour guide services

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you choose a departure time after 2:00PM, note the change in itinerary (but equally awesome tour!
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you choose a departure time after 2:00PM, note the change in itinerary (but equally awesome tour!
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Your tour guide will meet you at your desired starting point in the city center, typically your hotel lobby, at your desired time. The start time is flexible, but note that itinerary will change if you desired to start your tour after 2:00PM since the Confucius Temple and Yuyuan Garden will close at 4:00. After your guide meets you, your 3 1/2 Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai tour begins as you take a taxi or public transportation to the first stop.

First, you will visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden in southern China which is over 400 years old built in Ming Dynasty, the area around the garden has been the downtown of the city for several hundred years. Walking around this area will also introduce you to traditional Chinese shops and homes. If you need some souvenirs, nearby you also find unique items such as pearls, jade, tea and silk as well as inexpensive Chinese ornamental items.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Old Town (Nanshi)
From here you'll take a short walk to the historic district of Old Shanghai. You'll see traditional homes that are over 100 years old including seeing homes that are boarded up and marked for destruction as Shanghai races to modernity. This is a must see unique area in this modern city! You can even talk to the locals with your tour guide as translator and peer inside homes.

Along your walk we'll stop for delicious soup dumplings a favorite delicacy of both locals and foreigners. They overflow with juices as you bite into the specially seasoned filling of meats and vegetables.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shanghai Confucian Temple
Next, you'll visit the Confucius Temple, the top university in the history of Shanghai. It was built in 1291 and the only place to pay respects to Confucius in the city. Here you'll enjoy a relaxing Confucian Tea ceremony where you'll sample a variety of local tea flavors and learn the many benefits of various teas.

Note that if your tour starts after 2:00, instead of visiting the Confucius Temple, you will visit the Bund Area where we will enjoy 100-year old architecture and enjoy exciting views of both east and west Shanghai while taking a cruise down the Huangpu Rivers. This area was controlled by the British during the concessions period.

After your 3 1/2 hour tour, your guide will be send back to your hotel or somewhere in the city center you prefer.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Great tour
D1004KUmichelleh, 20-01-2020
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
Great 1/2 day tour
Dominic W, 28-12-2019
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.
Great personalized tour!
Rachel K, 03-12-2019
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!
Wonderful insights into the history of old Shanghai
duesibs, 03-12-2019
We spent a wonderful half day with Portia. We really enjoyed the time with her. Thanks for taking care for us!
Wonderful 1/2 Day tour Old Shanghai
Edye, 18-11-2019
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!




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