This half day Shanghai private tour to Yuyuan Garden with commentary from professional guide is a shortcut for you to grasp essence of your Shanghai tour. Yuyuan Garden is a top thing to do in Shanghai for sure because its hard-own survival in the changes and chaos of history sheds a light on the fascinating old past of Shanghai when this city is fully decorated with sky-scrappers. Learn the history, architecture arts, traditional Chinese family culture hidden in the eaves and arch bridges of Yuyuan Garden.
Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee
At confirmed time (8:30am or 1:30pm), you’ll be picked up by our local guide and driver at your Shanghai hotel lobby in the downtown area.
After a short sightseeing time to the fascinating city on the private car, you will arrive to Yuyuan Garden. It is a representative of classical Chinese gardens with elegant pavilions, old bridges, artistic rockeries, small ponds, etc. It was originally built by Pan Yunduan in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty for his parents to enjoy their old age in peace. The garden has gone through a lot in the over 400 years’ history. It was once deserted at the death of Pan Yunduan, restored by new owners, badly damaged during the Opium War, and reopened in 1961 after a lot of repairs. You will enjoy the beauty of nature walking in the narrow alleyways of the garden, amaze yourself at China’s classic gardening art, and see the ancient side of the metropolitan Shanghai.
Afterwards, step out the garden and wander around the lively Yuyuan Market. You can get everything here from traditional Chinese crafts like chopsticks, fans, and pottery to local delicacies such as steamed buns, crab shell cake, and pork chop with rice cakes. Don’t forget to haggle for a better price.
When the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.