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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) Tours

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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)
Dating from the Ming Dynasty, Yuyuan Garden—or simply, Yu Garden—in the middle of the Old Town (Nanshi) Shanghai, is one of China’s best-preserved classical gardens. Covering an area of 5 acres (2 hectares), Yuyuan Garden is known for its beautiful scenery, elegant layout, and delightful pavilions, pagodas, pools, bridges, and rockeries.
 
The Basics
There are six main scenic areas to the garden, and each with several photogenic spots. Climb the 50-feet (14-meter) Great Rockery for a birds’-eye view of the whole garden. Don’t miss the Exquisite Jade Rock, a porous, spiky 5-ton rock with a fascinating history. Scattered throughout the garden are also numerous sculptures, carvings, calligraphies, paintings, and inscriptions.
 
Yuyuan Garden is a popular attraction and features on many guided tours, whether you want to explore for a half or full day. Most tours will include other top attractions such as the Bund, Nanjing Road, or Xin Tian Di. For a more customized and personalized experience, opt for a private guide.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is must for those with an interest in nature, history, and architecture.
  • Plan to spend about an hour here—two if you’re not in a rush. 
  • Yuyuan Garden isn’t wheelchair accessible; there are several steps at the entrance and more throughout the garden.

How to Get There
Yuyuan Garden is located at No. 137 Anren Street, Huangpu District. Take the metro, Line 10, and get off at Yuyuan Station (Exit 1). Or take public bus nos. 11, 26, 64, 805, or 930 and get off at Xinbeimen Station, or City Sightseeing Bus, line 1, 3, or 5.
 
When to Get There
The garden is open year-round, although admission fees are higher in the spring and fall than in the summer and winter; spring, when the garden is in full bloom, is the best time to visit. The garden is a popular destination on weekends; visit during the week and early in the morning for fewer crowds.
 
Yuyuan Bazaar 
Yuyuan Bazaar, located right next to Yuyuan Garden, is a bustling marketplace with shops, teahouses, and restaurants. It’s a great place to buy some souvenirs or to some local snacks, including xiaolongbao.


Address: 218 Anren Jie, Shanghai 200010, China
Admission: Varies
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Shanghai Yu Garden Ticket Booking

Shanghai Yu Garden Ticket Booking

Save time and save yourself the hassle of lining up to buy tickets by pre-booking your admission to Shanghai's Yu Garden. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a retreat to the best-preserved ancient private garden in Shanghai, noted for its delicate brick carvings, stone carvings, wood carvings, and clay sculptures.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.00
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US$9.00

Two Hours Walking Tour in the Yu Garden with Old Shanghai Town

Two Hours Walking Tour in the Yu Garden with Old Shanghai Town

First laid out during the Ming Dynasty in the 16th century, Yuyuan Garden is a masterpiece of classical Chinese garden design and one of Shanghai’s essential sights. Experience it, and the bustling bazaars and heritage areas around it, on this guided walking tour—with guaranteed skip-the-line entry. Multiple departures throughout the day mean you can plan your schedule with ease.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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US$38.00

Shanghai Half-Day Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden and Xintiandi

Shanghai Half-Day Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden and Xintiandi

Discover two of Shanghai’s main highlights on this private half-day tour. First, head to largest garden, Yuyuan, and explore the ancient grounds filled with Ming and Qing classic architecture. Then head to Xintiandi and absorb the culture and history of old Shanghai during the 1920s as you listen to informative commentary from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.34
Price varies by group size
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US$125.34
Price varies by group size
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Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour

Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this half-day private tour of Shanghai. Hit all the major attractions, including the Bund, the French Concession, Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Pudong Financial District. Stop in a local tea house for a sample of traditional Chinese tea. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port or your hotel provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and key Shanghai highlights. First, explore the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao by boat and foot, and savor a local lunch. Then, spend the afternoon discovering Shanghai: the 16th-century Yu Garden, the Bund, and the Shanghai Tower. Upgrade to include a Shanghai dinner.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$208.00
Price varies by group size
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US$208.00
Price varies by group size
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

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Experience all of Shanghai’s historical highlights and impressive landmarks on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Sail past alluring attractions like the People’s Plaza, the Nanpu Bridge, The Bund and the Jade Buddha Temple on a distinctive double-decker bus, and disembark whenever you wish to explore further. Use your pass to discover three distinct routes, all of which visit must-see monuments sure to capture your attention.
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  • 2 days
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US$29.50
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US$29.50

Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden

Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Shanghai on an enriching full-day excursion around the city. See all of the city’s spectacular sights with a knowledgeable guide as you tour a selection of historical highlights; absorb the sacred majesty of the Jade Buddha Temple; immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage at the Shanghai Museum; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of the Yuyuan Garden. Walk along the Bund and the former French Concession and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.00
From
US$79.00
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Full-view Shanghai City Sightseeing Including Lunch

Full-view Shanghai City Sightseeing Including Lunch

See more of Shanghai in less of the time on this comprehensive door-to-door guided tour that covers the bases of Shanghai old and new. Start at Shanghai Old Town and Yuyuan Garden, stroll along the waterfront Bund promenade, see the cultural treasures of the Shanghai Museum, explore the Former French Concession, and wander Tianzifang. Along the way, enjoy a local lunch, visit a tea house, and shop Pearl City Market.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$84.00
From
US$84.00
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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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Discover old and modern Shanghai as you wish on a full-day private tour. With a personal guide, explore attractions like The Bund, Ming-Dynasty Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and visit the observation deck of one of Shanghai’s highest skyscrapers. Customize your itinerary to suit you and opt to explore by private vehicle with lunch and select entrance fees included, or by private vehicle or public transit with lunch and entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121.50
Price varies by group size
From
US$121.50
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

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Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this full-day private tour. Admire bird’s-eye views from a Shanghai Tower, stroll along the Bund, and visit the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar. Plus, explore the Confucius Temple and Former French Concession area, and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. Choose to travel by public transport (own expense) if you're in a group of four or fewer, or upgrade to get around by private vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
Price varies by group size
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US$99.00
Price varies by group size

Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights

Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights

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See the city of Shanghai light up at night on this private evening tour, which takes you to top attractions such as the French Concession and the Zig-Zag Bridge. Take in panoramic views of the city from the VIP deck of a cruise along the Huangpu River, and then choose to be dropped off back at your hotel or to continue your evening out on the town.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.00
Price varies by group size
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US$128.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market

Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market

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Discover the temples, gardens and markets of old Shanghai on this private full-day tour, including hotel pick-up and drop-off.  Marvel over the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple, admire the ancient Chenghuangmiao Temple and stroll around the idyllic Yuyuan Garden, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.  After tucking into a typical Chinese lunch (included) practice your haggling skills as you browse the Taobao City Market.
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  • 9 hours
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US$147.20
Price varies by group size
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US$147.20
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Old Shanghai Private Walking Tour(5 hours)-Yuyuan Garden,The Bund and Tianzifang

Old Shanghai Private Walking Tour(5 hours)-Yuyuan Garden,The Bund and Tianzifang

1.It is a 5-hour walking tour.Economic and classic. 2.Private guide for a more personalized experience. 3.No-worry tour.No complicated meeting points-your guide will pick up and drop off you at hotel. 4.Tourists will visit 3 the most famous attractions and explore 2 vibrant market. 5.Taking public transportation make tourists travel like a local 6.A friendly tour for family and first-visit tourists.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.00
Price varies by group size
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US$73.00
Price varies by group size
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Shanghai City Tour including Bund Yuyuan Garden and Xintiandi

Shanghai City Tour including Bund Yuyuan Garden and Xintiandi

The tour includes all the highlights and landmark of Shanghai city. 1. Start the tour with Bund walking in the morning. Shanghai’s waterfront, otherwise known as the Bund on the scenic Huangpu River, offers local culture, sights, and sounds, as well as soaring skyline views at the International Architecture Exhibition. 2. Visit the lush and beautiful Yu Yuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming dynasty. 3. Travel on to explore the ancient Shanghai Old Street, which originated during the Qing dynasty. With so many special snacks, you can try the authentic Shanghai delicacy for lunch. 4. Visit Xin Tian Di, a stylish and exciting nightlife district boasting many boutiques, pubs, and restaurants. 5. Walk to Fuxing park within 10 minutes to explore how the local old Shanghainese spent spare time by doing kinds of activities. 6. Enjoy the Bird and Flower market to see what local people feed as pets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.20
Price varies by group size
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US$147.20
Price varies by group size

Private Tour of Shanghai's Western Memorials: FFC, Yu Garden, Xintiandi and More

Private Tour of Shanghai's Western Memorials: FFC, Yu Garden, Xintiandi and More

Experience the most fun-filled Shanghai construction and history tour. Giving you a genuine experience of early 20th century construction built by Western countries.The Former French Concession, Old Millfun and the Refugee Museum and Memorial can give us a joy of beauty as well as the stories behind the places. Come with us trough this unforgettable experience !! 1. All admission fees included 2. Private professional guide included for the entire duration 3. Free hotel pickup and drop-off included 4. Flexible starting and ending time (Suggested 9:00am to 5:00pm)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.87
Price varies by group size
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US$109.87
Price varies by group size

Essential Shanghai Bund and Yuyuan Garden City Sightseeing Trip

Essential Shanghai Bund and Yuyuan Garden City Sightseeing Trip

Follow a knowledgeable local expert guide while travelling Shanghai, get a better understanding of this classic and modern city. Visit the city highlight of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, stroll around the must-see beautiful Bund, explore the Yuyuan Garden and walk along the nearby Yuyuan Bazaar and Shanghai Old Street. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fee and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$236.00
Price varies by group size
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US$236.00
Price varies by group size
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2-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Walking Tour

2-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Explore one of Shanghai’s most evocative neighborhoods when you book a private walking tour of the Old City. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide directly at your centrally located hotel. Once in the Old City, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, admire the area’s Qing Dynasty–era architecture, stroll through a bustling bazaar, and otherwise follow in locals’ footsteps as you discover the historical area’s highlights.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size
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Layover Tour Featuring the Bund, Shanghai Tower and Yu Garden

Layover Tour Featuring the Bund, Shanghai Tower and Yu Garden

Shanghai Tower, Old Shanghai and the Bund are all covered. Take a cup of coffee/tea and have a local lunch in Shanghai. This is a no hassle way to spend a layover.Learn about the city, and get out to explore the best parts on your own. 1. All admission fees included 2. Private professional guide included for the entire duration 3. Shuttle service to tour locations and pick up drop off service included 4. Flexible starting and ending time
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$258.14
Price varies by group size
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US$258.14
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Classic Shanghai 8h Private Tour-Yuyuan Garden,The Bund+TV Tower Optional

Classic Shanghai 8h Private Tour-Yuyuan Garden,The Bund+TV Tower Optional

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1.It is a package and private tour,only your group will participate. If only one tourist,the tour is metro line and walking tour with your local tour guide.It is convenient and economic 2.The tour is included private tour guide and transfer,all entrance fees 3.We can also pick up and drop off you from/at Shanghai International Curise Port(Dong Da Ming Road Port). 2.See most Classic attractions of Shanghai in 8 hour 3.Yuyuan Garden and The Bund are must-visit scenic spot for tourists 4.Breathtaking views of Shanghai's Skyline 5.Taste local dished and Shanghai Cuisine in lunch with our local guide's recommend. 6.Spanish/German Speaking Tour Guide+USD20 Per Group
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.00
Price varies by group size
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US$121.00
Price varies by group size

Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

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Journey back to old Shanghai on this 2-hour private walking tour of historic Nan Shi, Shanghai’s oldest district. Learn about China’s notorious Ming Dynasty, Taoist beliefs and spiritual traditions as you explore the walled Old Town and sample typical delicacies like local dumplings (own expense). See the landmark Chenghuangmiaof (Temple of the Town God), stroll through the pretty Yuyuan Garden and wander through the lively ‘lilongs’ (residential streets). This is a private tour just for you and your party.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.28
Price varies by group size
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US$131.28
Price varies by group size

Private Shanghai City Sightseeing of the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

Private Shanghai City Sightseeing of the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

Get an orientation to both classic and contemporary Shanghai in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. A personal guide will accompany you on this full-day tour that includes admission fees to several attractions. Spend the day at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, plus Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Old Street, and see historical architecture along the Bund.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$208.00
Price varies by group size
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US$208.00
Price varies by group size
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Shanghai Afternoon Tour: Yuyuan Garden, French Concession and River Cruise

Shanghai Afternoon Tour: Yuyuan Garden, French Concession and River Cruise

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Enjoy an afternoon city sightseeing tour in Shanghai that is topped off with a scenic cruise on the Huangpu River. Learn about the past and present of Shanghai as you visit Yu Garden and Bazaar, home to stately gardens and vibrant shops. Then take in the European-style buildings and tree-lined avenues of the French Concession. Finally, see the colonial-era Shanghai Bund and modern Pudong district from your cruise boat as it glides along the Huangpu River. Your tour includes entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size

Shanghai City Sightseeing Tour Including the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

Shanghai City Sightseeing Tour Including the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

Shanghai is packed with sights, old and new, and doing them all justice calls for a full-day tour. This 8-hour tour covers them all, with the benefit of a private guide and customizable itinerary. See the vision for Shanghai’s future at the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, stroll around the Bund and classical Yuyuan Garden, admire the Ming- and Qing-style buildings on Old Street, and more. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$210.67
Price varies by group size
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US$210.67
Price varies by group size
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Prviate Layover Tour: Shanghai Tower, the Bund, FFC, Yu Garden and Tea House

Prviate Layover Tour: Shanghai Tower, the Bund, FFC, Yu Garden and Tea House

Full-day layover tour in Shanghai! Start the tour by exploring the Old Town and enjoy Chinese tea in the Yu Garden. Visit the relics of the old International Settlement by seeing The Bund, the Former French Concession and Xintiandi. Finally, enjoy the evening view of the city in the Shanghai Tower observation deck.Take the layover time and get all beautiful things in Shanghai!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.67
Price varies by group size
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US$250.67
Price varies by group size

Private Shanghai city sightseeing of Bund ,Yuyuan Garden&River cruise

Private Shanghai city sightseeing of Bund ,Yuyuan Garden&River cruise

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On this private,full-day tour,visit Shanghai Museum,the beautiful Bund,Yuyuan Garden , the Old street and take the river cruise.This tour will help you have a better understanding of Classic and Modern Shanghai.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$136.54
Price varies by group size
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US$136.54
Price varies by group size

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 520 Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) costs USD 9.00. Guided Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) tours start around USD 9.00 per person. See all 520 Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) tickets and tours on Viator.
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