Shanghai Private Tour: Yuyuan Gardens, French Concession And Huangpu River Cruise

Get an insider’s perspective of China’s superstar city — from the urban jungle to the river — as you witness Shanghai's imperial opulence and avant-garde architecture.


Get an insider’s perspective of China’s superstar city — from the urban jungle to the river — as you witness Shanghai's imperial opulence and avant-garde architecture. This tour includes some of the most important tourist attractions in the city like the Yuyuang Garden, the French Concession and the Huangpu river cruise.


Your guide will pick you up in the lobby of your Shanghai Hotel at Shanghai city centre. Then you will start your visit discovering the Yuyuan Garden and the Bazaar Area.

The Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden which has existed for more than 400 years. Here you may enjoy the unique architectures as well as the beautiful views in the garden. In the Bazaar you can discover many kinds of local snacks. Then you will follow your guide to visit the Silk factory to see the process of making silk products.

Later on you will visit the French Concession. Under the administration of the French from 1849 to 1946, the French concession today is a pleasant mix of wide tree lined avenues and interesting European style architecture. The area contains many gorgeous art decoration and Tudor style mansions and retains a very European feel despite being in the heart of Shanghai. As the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, the French concession is replete with boutique shops, charming cafes and exceptional restaurants.

Next is the Huangpu River Night cruise. The Huangpu River divides Shanghai into two parts, east and west, and perhaps some would say, old and new – The elegant and stately Bund on the west and the glitzy and modern Pudong on the east, with its towering skyscrapers of China’s financial and commercial hub. The best way to view both sides of the city, and to fathom its rich history, is to take a cruise along the river and take in the magnificent skyline of Shanghai, both old and new.

Once the cruise finish, your professional guide will drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai.


  • Explore cultural Shanghai treasures like Yuyuan Gardens, a 400 years old park, and the old bazaar
  • Absorb the French Concessions' architectural charm of European grace mixed with Chinese soul
  • Admire the spectacular Bund and Pudong rivershores on a cruise along the Huangpu River


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

Tours Starts: 01:00pm

Tours Ends: 06:00pm

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
  • Huangpu River Night cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Pick-up/Drop-off is within Shanghai City Centre 
  • 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
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for the guide to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • The tour is valid only on the date 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