Guided tour

Shanghai Half Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and Bund Waterway

3.9 / 5

18 reviews

Shanghai Half Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and Bund Waterway

From £43.04 per person

Explore Shanghai the easy way on this convenient, condensed city tour. See attractions such as the beautiful Yu Yuan Garden, the Bund waterway and the Former French Concession district.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup optional
At your hotel lobby within the middle ring of Shanghai, The driver will be holding a GetYourGuide logo and waiting for you.


  • Visit the famous Shanghai Bund
  • Explore the ancient Yu Yuan Garden and the royal garden of the Chinese Emperor
  • Discover the western side of Shanghai in the Bund and Former French Concession district
Full description
Discover the highlights of Shanghai on this half-day tour. Begin with a visit to the Bund, Shanghai’s picturesque waterfront, well known for its spectacular soaring skyline. From here, enjoy sweeping views of both sides of the Huangpu River. Traveling on, visit the intricately designed Yu Yuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming dynasty, and the ancient Shanghai Old Street, which originated in the Qing dynasty. Enjoy more of Shanghai's history as you drive along the Former French Concession, a charming neighborhood established while Shanghai was a French settlement. Take time to browse and shop at the souvenir shop before the last stop at Xin Tian Di, a stylish nightlife district with a variety of boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Take advantage of the entertainment here on your own or choose to return to the start point. 
  • Entrance fees to the attractions mentioned in the description
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Dedicated hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Dedicated hotel drop-off
  • Personal Expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • On Mondays, Yu Yuan Garden is closed. Guests will visit the Jade Buddha Temple instead, and will still visit the surrounding area of the garden, such as Shanghai Old Street and Nine-Zigzag Bridge
  • Please note that pickup outside of the middle ring of Shanghai is available at an additional charge and must be paid in cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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Nice short overview of Shanghai

Everything worked perfectly, pick-up etc. very reliably. Very good guide - very informative. The sales event in the tea house is ok and fun - there is a star deduction for the completely idiotic stop at the so-called "Silk Museum" - pure sales stop, where you should buy duvets and carpets. But well ... you don't have to buy anything and otherwise it was a great morning.

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26 March 2017

Frank was an amazing guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. He has a wonderful personality and his English is very clear.

6 October 2019

Yu yuan garden was closed and was not notified.... and also, one day before the cruise was canceled by the weather but the price was the same. If for each tour, was not completed should be refund a partial payment.

23 September 2019

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