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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai provided by Jenny's Shanghai Tours

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Overview
Without a guide to interpret, much of Shanghai can get lost in translation. Discover Old Shanghai on this half-day guided tour that includes a tea ceremony, a dumpling feast, the Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple (can vary based on start time.) Your guide will provide context along the way, and because it’s a private tour, you’ll receive plenty of personal attention. A choice of pickup and drop-off locations adds extra flexibility.
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  • 1
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Old Town (Nanshi)
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Shanghai Confucian Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Visit Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Shanghai Confucian Temple
  • Savor “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings and a Confucian tea ceremony
  • Enjoy personalized attention and insights from your private guide
  • Guide will accompany you to and from your hotel on public transportation
What to Expect
Your private guide will meet you at your desired city center starting point and time. Please note that if you start your tour after 2pm you’ll visit the Bund instead of the Shanghai Confucian Temple and enjoy a river cruise instead of the tea ceremony. Your first stop is Yu Garden, a famous classical garden. Stroll the area to discover traditional shops, homes, and souvenirs, before you walk to Shanghai Old Town. Along the way stop for “xiaolongbao” soup dumplings, a favorite local delicacy. Next, visit the 13th-century Shanghai Confucian Temple, once Shanghai’s top university. Sample local teas and learn the benefits of the different varieties at a tea ceremony before your guide accompanies you back to your hotel—or another city center destination if you prefer.
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Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Personal tour guide services
  • Metro fees from hotel to first site and return
  • Authentic soup dumplings
  • Confucian Tea Ceremony
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return.
  • Optional Private Car w/driver (select when booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • If you choose a departure time after 2:00PM, note the change in itinerary (but equally awesome tour!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michelle H wrote a review Jan 2020
Blaxland, Australia5 contributions
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Great 1/2 day tour. Seriously you have to ask for Peggy. She took us to the Yu Garden and Bazzar which was beautiful. Then followed by the Confucius Temple and tea ceremony. Topped of by the amazing dumplings. When finished driven back to our hotel in an air condition new
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Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Thank you Michelle for your kind thoughts about Peggy. She is amazing. Just let you know, all of our guides are amazing.:) We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jenny
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Dominic W wrote a review Dec 2019
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We were a family of 5 with 2 older young adults and a teenage son. We spent a lovely 1/2 day with Peggy- her knowledge, experience and humour made for a really engaging time! The Temple and tea ceremony were fascinating, the dumplings delicious and her inside knowledge of the
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Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review Dominic. Your family has been wonderful too. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Jenny
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Rachel K wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
I recently went on Jenny's Old Shanghai Half day tour as well as the evening tour and had a great time. We were picked up in a private car at our hotel (which was near the airport) for a small fee and taken directly to the city center to meet our tour guide, Alice, who was
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Rachel, Thank you for your great review. We are happy to know you had 2 wonderful time with us. Let's look for your 3rd or 4th tour soon.:) Best, Jenny
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Bernhard wrote a review Dec 2019
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We spent a wonderful half day with Portia. We really enjoyed the time with her. Thanks for taking care for us!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Edye wrote a review Nov 2019
Baltimore, Maryland144 contributions58 helpful votes
Peggy was the perfect guide for our 1/2 day tour of Old Shanghai. We spent 4 hours together with convenient private car pick up at our hotel in Jingan on Saturday morning traveling to Yu Garden for first tours upon reopening after 2 months closure. Interesting to learn about
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Response from Jenny L, Manager at Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you Edye. We try to make your experience maximum out of your minimum time and we are glad we did it. :) See you next time. Best, Jenny
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