The Huangpu River, extending over 71 miles (113 kilometers), flows through the middle of Shanghai’s, dividing the city into two parts – Pudong to the east and Puxi to the west. The port where the river empties into the East China Sea has now become the largest port in China and in 2012 became the world’s busiest container port.

Walking along the Huangpu River juxtaposes the colonial buildings of Old Shanghai with the towering, ultramodern skyscrapers that now dominate the skyline. While it’s possible to experience the Huangpu River from the banks with a walk along the Bund, the best way to see both sides is on a river cruise.

Most cruises start from the Bund and go upstream before turning south towards the Yangpu bridge. Boats depart throughout the day, but after the sun sets and the buildings to either side of the river light up, the Shanghai skyline becomes even more impressive than usual.

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Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Shanghai Afternoon Sightseeing Tour including Huangpu River Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Take a tour around Shanghai and see one of Asia's most progressive cities. Shanghai or "Paris of the Orient" has fast developed economically, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.99

Small-Group Shanghai Sightseeing Tour, River Cruise and Wonton-Making Lesson

Combine a sightseeing tour of Shanghai highlights with a more authentic city experience at the home of a local family on this full-day tour limited to just six ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.66

Private Shanghai Day Tour: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden,The Bund and Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai is world famous as the largest metropolis in China as well as one of the world's most international cities. This one day private tour will take you ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00

Ancient and Modern Tour of Shanghai: The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Huangpu River Cruise

Today’s city tour will show you Shanghai by bus, by foot and by boat. You will visit the most famous streets in Shanghai, the beautiful Yu Garden in the Old ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00

Afternoon Tour in Shanghai including Yuyuan Garden and Huangpu River Cruise

This afternoon tour will take you around the city from land to the sea, from the past to its present. Therefore you will have a deeper understanding of this ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

Huangpu River Cruise and Nightlife Tour in Shanghai

Shanghai is always famous for his beautiful night. In this tour, you will get the chance to experience the metropolis of Shanghai. As evening is coming, the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

Shanghai Past and Future: Huangpu River Cruise, The Bund, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Shanghai Museum

Today’s city tour will take you by bus, foot, and boat. You will visit Shanghai’s most famous boulevard in Shanghai from the Huangpu river, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00

Cultural Shanghai Day Tour: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Old Town Bazaars and Huangpu River Cruise

Today’s city tour will take you through some of Shanghai’s most famous cultural sights including the Shanghai museum, the Bund, the Yu Garden, a cruise down ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00

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