3-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden &Old Town Private Tour with Tea Tasting | La Vacanza Travel

3-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden &Old Town Private Tour with Tea Tasting

Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Visiting Shanghai without seeing the Old Town is not a complete trip. This private 2-hour walking tour takes you to explore the famous Yu Garden and old street where you can appreciate the 5-century old private garden as well as to have a glimpse of charming Qing-Dynasty architecture in the old town bazaar. Enjoy a more personalized and fun experience navigating the colorful old neighborhood with your local knowledgeable guide and gain a great insight into the local culture plus the life in the old and new city.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

Your local friendly guide will meet you at your downtown Shanghai hotel lobby, then head up to the old town area. Pay a visit to the 5-century old elegant garden once built by the government officer to please his parents, delve yourself in the poetic and tranquil scenery with beautiful rockeries, steams, ponds and pavilions, listening to the local old customs, history and culture from your knowledgeable guide; marvel at the charming Qing Dynasty architectures and amazing 21st century artistic skyscrapers while walking through lucky nine-turning zigzag bridge and the oldest Hu Xin Ting Tea house.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town (Nanshi), Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Continue your tour to old town bazaar in the small streets to explore the local market and vendors. There are tea, antiques, local folks, souvenirs and toys to everyday items and clothing, and random weirdness. Here take a sit and enjoy a nice /cutural tea ceremony and taste high quality tea. In addition , you may also enjoy explore the fun shopping wonderland and to select some local souvenirs with the assistance of your expert guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yuyuan Bazar, No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

After the great adventure, your guide will drop you off back to your hotel or you can choose to wander around by yourself .

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Professional and knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Private tour services
  • Hotel pick up (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pick up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown area your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown)
  • Local transportation ( For a party of 1-4 pax , you will be traveled in the local premieum uber, for a party of more than 4 pax , private air-conditioned mini van will be provided)
  • Entrance fees to Yu garden
  • Tea tasting/ceremony
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Outskit hotel pick up & drop off(Airport/Disnyeland Songjiang etc,can be arranged at surcharge)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is not located in downtown Shanghai, an arrangement can be made to meet near the downtown area
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off is provided for anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise pickup details at time of booking.


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


120 to 150 minutes

User's Reviews


24 Jun, 2023

Brilliant tour. Annie and the team went above and beyond to ensure great memories were made. Very knowledgable and very flexible to accommodate our needs. Highly recommend booking this tour to see Yu Gardens if you want to have a professional and great experience.


01 Apr, 2023

I had a wonderful morning with tour guide Annie It was great to get out and see the old city on foot. Yu Garden is beautiful! Annie had lots of stories and was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the cultural meaning of the architecture and landscape in the garden. She was a good companion and I had a great time. I would highly recommend this to anyone especially a solo traveller like me.


03 Apr, 2021

Sunny was wonderful and extremely friendly. She was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about Yu Garden and Old Town. I would recommend this tour. The garden is incredibly beautiful.


08 Jan, 2020

Arriving in Shanghai after dark last night had me questioning my ability to navigate the city on my own. Sunny’s tour immediately put me at ease. I can’t believe how much we crammed into two hours - Old Town, Yu Garden, the French Concession. At the end of the tour Sunny was kind enough to drop me off at the Shanghai Art Museum so I could continue exploring on my own. She gave me perfect directions for returning to my hotel on foot. Her thoughtfulness and attention to detail were very much appreciated. Highly recommend this tour!


06 May, 2019

MY spouse and I truly enjoyed this private walking tour through old Shanghai. Our guide Sunny was wonderful. She came to meet us at our hotel promptly at 8:30 am. She ordered a Chinese Uber type car service to take us to Old Town Shanghai. Sunny was very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Her English speaking skills are excellent. She was very quick to answer any of our questions, and if she didn't know she would use her phone to search for the answer. It was a beautiful morning to walk through the Garden. The Yu Gardens are beautifully planted and well maintained. There are several pavilions to walk through with ponds and water features to enjoy. Sunny made references to the history of the Yu Gardens and any architectural features as we made our way through. She was also very accommodating when we wanted to shop in old town. She translated for us which was very helpful. After our tour she even accompanied us to The French Concession where she suggested we have a cold beer and lunch at The Refinery Shanghai Brewery. We did, and it was the perfect spot. Great for relaxing while people watching and a enjoying tasty lunch. I highly recommend this tour, and especially appreciated our Guide Sunny. You will too.

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