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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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Jenny's Shanghai Tours

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. 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.

  • 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
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Reviewed 12 July 2018
An amazing tour of Yu Gardens and Old Shanghai

I found Jenny's tour group via Trip advisor at the last minute and Jenny couldn't have been more accommodating in setting up my tour with Lee. She was truly organized and unbelievably sweet in our communications. Now on to the tour with Lee. The best...More

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Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks so much for the review and kind words for Lee. Yes! Please join us for a full day next time... so much more to see! We'll take you to an ancient water town next time. Best, Jenny

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Well paced, interesting tour of the Yu Gardens and Confucius temple and the remaining Stone Gate houses

Celine arrived at my hotel exactly on time, with the first of many smiles. She was very easy to talk with, ready to discuss Chinese traditions and modern ways of live, as much as the historical aspects of the sites we visited. During our talks...More

Thank Guy W
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Guy, Thanks so much for the review and nice words about Celine. I'll pass them on. We love to learn your interests and modify the tour... such an advantage of a private tour but not everyone takes advantage of it. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Great walking tour of Old Shanghai

Our guide, Portia, called us the night before to confirm details of our tour. She arrived promptly at our hotel lobby at 10 am and she grabbed us a taxi (($4.50) to start our tour at Yu Garden . As it was a holiday, the...More

Thank Steven W
Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hello Steven, Thanks so much :) We're so glad you enjoyed the walking tour with Portia. The recommendation is much appreciated! Best, Jenny

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Last minute booking

Jenny organised a half day tour of Yu Gardens, Confucius' Temple and a Silk Factory at the very last minute! (emailed her at 9pm and she organised it for the next day!)- Lee, my tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of China and...More

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Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Nadine, I'm so glad we could put this together for you on short notice. Come see us again soon (but give us a little more time to plan :) Best, Jenny

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile
12 Hour Layover

I was a little nervous about doing a tour during my layover, but I searched anyway. I found Jenny's tour and it seemed perfect. She got back to me right away despite the Shanghai to New York City time difference and only two days before...More

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Jenny L, Manager at Jenny's Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hello Adriel, Thanks for the sweet review, we were so happy to help you to stay warm. Come visit us in August, when that won't be a problem.:) See you then, Jenny

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