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Tour Overview

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.

At a confirmed time (8:30 am or 1:30 pm), 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 in a private car, you will arrive at 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’ of 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 with China’s classic gardening art, and see the ancient side of metropolitan Shanghai.

Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden

Afterwards, step out of 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. Your Half-Day Private Shanghai Tour to Yuyuan Garden ends here.

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When the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $106 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket as mentioned in itinerary

Price excludes

  • Meal
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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