Shanghai Private Tour: Huangpu River Cruise, Yuyuan Gardens, Tianzifang and Wonton Cooking Class

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.

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.

Once our professional guide picks you up in the hotel, begin this full-day tour visiting Shanghai’s Old Town called Nanshi.

Stroll with your guide through one of Shanghai’s premier sights, the Yuyuan Gardens. This park from the imperial Ming-era is full of pavilions, small pools with carps, and most important, nature all around. Admire the spring and summer blooms amid the pine, willow and cherry trees (depending on the season), and have a look at the adjacent bazaar.

Follow your guide on foot to a traditional Chinese wet market where you can see the local busy vendors selling all sort of fresh products, especially healthy vegetables, delicious fish and curious seafood.

Then venture to a local home to gain a fascinating insight into a Chinese family. Under the guidance of the family, you will learn how to prepare Shanghai-style wontons, and you will sit down for lunch to discuss daily living in Shanghai.

After lunch, continue your tour to Tianzifang, a renovated residential area in the French Concession teeming with arts and crafts. Meander through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways, passing handicraft shops, cafes, art studios and galleries, and learn about the Western and Chinese elements of the preserved Shikumen style of architecture.

Head towards your final activity of the day, a cruise on the Huangpu River, stopping on the way at a silk factory. Here you will discover the steps of traditional Chinese silk production, a process that dates back 4,000 years. Once on the boat, glimpse more than 100 years of architectural styles checking the differences between both shores, with the neoclassic Bund buildings on one side, and the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong on the other side.

At the end of the day, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.


48 Hours
8 Hours
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
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Operating Hours

Tour Starts at 08:30am, Ends at 04:30pm

What You Get


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan
  • Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Cooking class with a professional chef
  • Your cooked lunch (food only)
  • Huangpu River cruise


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Additional Information 

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off is within Shanghai City Centre 
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick-up time 
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Recommended to dress in comfortable shoes
  • Please note that there may be a wait as there are several cruises per day, and the exact departing time will be notified when your guide collects the pre-reserved tickets at the Port. During holidays and typhoon season, the next available cruise can be held up to 90 minutes after arrival.
  • Please note that the seats at the cruises are limited and usually taken by the first customers that access the cruise
  • Tour operate with a minimum of 1 person and a maximum of 6 person 
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • This tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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After purchase, kindly refer to "How To Buy" and email the necessary details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg