Private Tour of Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Yu Garden and Oriental Pearl Tower
Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this private day tour. With an expert guide, stroll around Shanghai Old City and visit the Shanghai's largest ancient garden - Yu Garden; learn about the 700-year history of the city at Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall; closely watch various water creatures at Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and admire the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles along the Bund. According to your preference, your guide will recommend some delicious local foods to eat.
1. Admire classical Chinese architecture, exquisite sculptures and carvings at Yu Garden
2. Get in touch with the everyday people and experience local lifestyle at Shanghai Old City
3. Enjoy panoramic views of Shanghai on the sightseeing floor of Oriental Pearl Tower
4. Flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
5. Experience Shanghai like a local by public transportation(Bus/Metro/Taxi)
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Knowledgeable tour guide
- Public transportation
- Bottled water
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
- Entry/Admission - Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Shanghai Old City by public transportation and start the highlight tour.
Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover the traditional culture of this city and experience the real life of the Shanghainese.
Then, we visit the largest ancient gardens in Shanghai - Yu Garden.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Yu Garden was a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai after it was completed.
Yu Garden is small in size, but it contains all elements that a classical Chinese garden should have. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.
You can walk to the Zigzag Nine Bend Bridge. Chinese people believe that the number nine symbolizes auspiciousness. Walking across the Bridge is said to bring people good luck. The Bridge leads to Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, which is the oldest teahouse in Shanghai.
Then, we will transfer to Pudong New Area, walk along Lujiazui Ring Bridge and visit Oriental Pearl Tower.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
As a new and bustling district, Pudong offers visitors some of the most modern attractions, businesses, skyscrapers and shopping malls, all featuring the latest in entertainment, technology and fashion.
We will walk along Lujiazui Ring Bridge which is good place to photograph skyscrapers.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall, No.1 Century Avenue Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122 China
Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall is on the ground level of Oriental Pearl Tower. It contains thousands of historical relics, over 100 wax figures and scaled-down exquisite architectures.
You can learn about the culture of Shanghai, from what it used to be and how it has evolved through time. It's a very nice exhibition for both children and adults, showing the history of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower is located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai. This 468 meters high tower is the world's sixth and China's second tallest TV and radio tower. However, even more alluring than its height is the unique architectural design that makes Oriental Pearl Tower one of the most attractive places anywhere.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower consists of three main full-scope sightseeing spheres. Each of these spheres offers an observation deck. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of Shanghai at different heights. We will take an elevator up to glass-bottomed sightseeing floor at 259 meters and the main sightseeing floor at 263 meters. It is memorable to walk on it and enjoy panoramic view of the Huangpu River and buildings on both sides of the river.
According to your preference, your guide will recommend a place to eat, which could be a small local eatery or elegant cuisine restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and admire the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles along the Bund.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is located in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong District and is adjacent to the famous Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower. One of the largest ocean aquariums in the world, it has the world's longest submarine viewing tunnel measuring 155 meters in length. The submarine viewing tunnel enables visitors to have a wonderful tour here.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium consists of two pyramid-shaped buildings - a main building and an annexe. The main building is divided into different exhibition zones: China Zone, South America Zone, Australia Zone, Africa Zone, Southeast Asia Zone, Cold Water Zone, Polar Zone, Sea and Shore, Deep Ocean Zone and Special Exhibitions. The exhibits include more than 300 types and 15,000 water creatures and rare fishes, such as poison dart frogs, jellyfishes, moonfish, leafy sea dragons and emperor penguins.
Then, we will transfer to the Bund and see the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
The Bund is a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. Here, the charm of Shanghai as a bustling metropolis combining the century-old history and flourishing future is fully presented, making the Bund Shanghai a must-see attraction. We will see the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles at the Bund. Such as Peace Hotel(Heping Fandian), Shanghai Customs House and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. We will appreciate skyscrapers across the Huangpu River.
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: The Bund City Sculptures, Jinling Dong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China
We will see the Bund City Sculptures, Monument to the People's Heroes, Huangpu Park and Waibaidu Bridge.
Afterwards, we will back to your hotel by public transportation. Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Departure Point :Shanghai, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels centrally located in Shanghai.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.