Things to do in
Great Rockery, Yu Garden

All activities

20 activities found
Sort by:

Great Rockery, Yu Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Shanghai: 3-Hour Old Shanghai City Tour

Shanghai: 3-Hour Old Shanghai City Tour

Get an inside perspective of the changing scenes of Shanghai on a 3.5-hour tour that discovers old city sights, and the trendy entertainment area of Xintiandi which is in the former French Concession. The tour begins with a visit to Yuyuan Garden, one of the finest private gardens in China, known for its classic landscape architecture. Wander down the old town bazzar and lively streets filled with local residents. See tiny family-owned shops, and elderly folk playing cards on the streets. Once you reach Xintiandi, the scenery will change, and Old Shanghai gives way to its new cosmopolitan face. The stylish nightlife district is crammed with boutique stores, busy pubs and bars, and chic restaurants. Once known as the Old Shikumen area, the antique charm has been gentrified to international levels of sophistication.

Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey with your knowledgeable guide, starting at your hotel lobby. After a scenic one-hour drive, your adventure begins in the enchanting Zhujiajiao water town. With a history spanning over 1,700 years, it boasts remarkable preserved features. Marvel at the antiquated architecture, traverse old bridges, and follow the bubbling streams. Meander along the picturesque canals, wander through ancient lanes, and explore houses with stunning gardens. Capture the beauty with your camera as you enjoy a leisurely boat ride through the serene waterways. As hunger calls, delight in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, savoring a variety of mouthwatering dishes that showcase the flavors of the region. In the afternoon, return to Shanghai and embark on the next leg of your adventure. Visit the renowned Yuyuan Garden, a pristine oasis that has stood for over 400 years, with its elegant Chinese pavilions and authentic architectural treasures. Alternatively, opt to explore the famous Jade Buddha Temple, a revered spiritual sanctuary (please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays). Next, venture to the iconic Bund, where you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the city's skyline, encompassing architectural marvels like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the awe-inspiring Shanghai Tower. Allow the vibrant cityscape to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your Shanghai experience. Conclude your tour with a visit to the magnificent Shanghai Tower, soaring 632 meters into the sky. Ascend to the observatory and be rewarded with a panoramic 360-degree view that showcases the city in all its glory. If you have already explored the aforementioned sites, fear not! There are alternative attractions and activities to choose from, such as the Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower, or the esteemed Shanghai Museum. At the end of your captivating journey, your guide will ensure a comfortable return to your hotel, cruise port, or airport, leaving you with cherished memories of your time spent exploring the wonders of Shanghai.

4-Hour Best Shanghai Private City Tour with Your Choice

4-Hour Best Shanghai Private City Tour with Your Choice

On the tour day ,your friendly guide will pick up at your downtown Shanghai area. Following is the popular itinerary you may follow or craft a unique itinerary that meet your interests with your knowledgeable guide. Begin your fun tour at the city's top site at Old Town area, enjoy leisure explore the bazaar markets while immerse yourself in the charming Qing Dynasty architecture, check out various local vendors with unique arts, trinkets ,crafts , admire the 400 years old tea house while passing by the nine lucky bridge. You may enjoy some fun souvenir shopping here or sample the famed Shanghai soup dumplings. Then ,pay the visit to the 500-year old Yu Garden,follow your guide to explore the ancient garden built with artistic design, tranquil chambers , see the famed dragon wall and unique rockeries ,immerse yourself in the picturesque pavilions dotted with ponds in the lush greens while learning the rich culture and history from your guide. Next ,head to The Bund , see the " lover's wall " and take in the fantastic old and new skylines while you strolling along Huangpu river bank , include iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 2000 Feet Shanghai Tower, "Bottle opener" tower , famed Peace hotel ,Old Customs House along with other historic heritage. Set your cameral ready and capture the best memories of Shanghai. Then choose to take the ferry to Pudong Island,walk up the skybridge among the futuristic skyscrappers. Marvel at some of the world's tallest building that witnessed Pudong's fast development. On the nice clear day ,choose to visit one of the top observation deck in Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower to get spectacular bird-eye view of the mega Shanghai city. Or simply get on to Nanjing road ,leisurely stroll down to feel the dynamic vibes of magic city in China's No.1 shopping street. Or experience the European-glamour at French concession. For return travelers, you may choose to explore other popular sites like century old Jade Buddha Temple. Learn the locals go about their life, custom, see Tianzifang creative park, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc based on the time and your own interests. After the wonderful day you will be dropped off back to your downtown hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

8-hour Shanghai City Private Tour by German-Speaking Guide

8-hour Shanghai City Private Tour by German-Speaking Guide

Your exciting Shanghai city tour begins with the pick up at your downtown Shanghai hotel. Explore the city's top attractions under the lead of your own private professional German-speaking guide , with comfortable and covenient private transfers included. Following is the suggsted itinerary , as exclusive private tour ,feel free to design your own to do lists with your guide during the tour if needed. First, drive to Old Town Bazaar , follow your guide to check around the lively old markets ,admire the charming Qing dynasty architecture while walking along lucky ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge, you may also enjoy some fun souvenir shopping .Then pay the visit to the 500-year old Yu Garden, immerse yourself in the picturesque ancient pavillions dotted with ponds, elegant chambers,rockeries in the lush greens. Next , head to The Bund , the colonial-era promenade along the Huangpu River. Admire the stunning views of old and new Shanghai, including manificient skylines as "three gigant", the Bund's Old Customs House and other historic hearitage while learning fasinating history and stories from your knowledgable guide. Continue to city's People square area, visit a lively park in the heart of Shanghai , every weekend, you have the chance to check out the interesting local marriage market "match making" market. Or simply get on to Nanjing road , leisurely stroll down to feel the dynamic vibes of magic city in China's No.1 shopping street. In the afternoon , visit century old Jade Buddha Temple. Admire the exquisite Jade Buddha Status from Burma,explore different chambers of the temple in the tranquil ambiance, learn the fasinating religiouns culture ,wisdom from your guide. Next, drive to Pudong Island ,walk up the skybridge among the futuristic skyscrappers. Marvel at some of the world's tallest buidling that witnessed Pudong's fast development. On the nice clear day ,choose to visit one of the top obervation deck in Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower to get spectacular birdeye view of the mega Shanghai city. If you have been to the above mentioned attrations , you could choose to visit Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc based on the time and your own interests. After the wonderful day you will be dropped off back to your downtown hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

Shanghai Yu Garden Tour:Harmony & Spirituality in Garden Art

Shanghai Yu Garden Tour:Harmony & Spirituality in Garden Art

Chinese gardens are much more than artistic expressions of glittering pools and pavilions pines. They are urban forests for self-cultivation, which is the lifelong pursuit of Chinese scholars. Accompanied by Chinese garden experts, “See” Yu Garden’s (or the Garden of Youth according to “I Ching”) design principles of “Harmony”, which are the hallmarks for spirituality and moral perfectibility. Meander via the lush greenery and intricate pathways, and explore the cultural symbolism, sayings and historical annals behind Yu Garden’s architectural layout, artistic decoration and plants configuration in 28 spaces across 6 scenic sports. We point out every detail that’s not to be missed. Plants are carefully chosen, not only for beauty but also for symbolism of longevity and moral perfectibility; every stone symbolizes an allegory, a profound expression of wisdom and Tao; every sculpture tells a story–from majestic deities to humble mortals, preserves the cultural heritage and beliefs of generations past. You might also choose to experience garden's rich spiritual and physical exercises, like qigong, meditation, or tea ceremony. You will leave with a purified mind and body, plus spiritual tendency toward wholeness and cosmological harmony, or even a transcendent state beyond the self (no-self). Join this tour if you are interested in horticulture, architecture, wellness or seeking spiritual and philosophical depth.

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Best Shanghai City Private Tour

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Best Shanghai City Private Tour

Commence your amazing full day excursion trip with the convenient pick up at your downtown Shanghai hotel. Hop on to the comfortable air-conditioned private car and enjoy easy scenic ride to Zhujiajiao water town, one of the best-preserved ancient towns near the city. Upon arrival, spend quality time to visit the stone paved alleyways, walk up ancient “Fang Sheng Bridge” to take in top view of the water scenery, check out lively water markets with colorful street arts, crafts, unique trinkets and authentical eateries. In addition, meandering down the old canal by boarding a private gondola, take in the picturesque township scenery with charming Ming and Qing dynasties lined with lush greens, old temple while learn the fascinating custom and culture from your knowledgeable guide. After wonderful water town experience, take a break and savor a delightful lunch that features the local must try dishes inline with your dietary needs and tastes. In the afternoon, back to Shanghai city, continue the adventure into the famed local Jade Buddha temple. Admire the beautiful and treasure white Jade Buddha statues from Burma, enjoy the tranquil ambiance while following your guide visiting different chambers showcase the amazing Buddhist mural walls, magnificent carvings, learn local go about their religions, traditions. Or opt to visit 500 years old garden designed with exquisite rock mountains, lush greens dotted with tranquil ponds, towers and pavilions. Continue to iconic waterfront at Bund, the colonial-era promenade along the Huangpu River. Admire the stunning views of old and new Shanghai, including magnificent skylines as "three giant", the Bund's Old Customs House and other historic heritage while learning fascinating history and stories from your knowledgeable guide. Next, drive to Pudong Island, walk up the skybridge among the futuristic skyscrapers. Marvel at some of the world's tallest building that witnessed Pudong's fast development. On the nice clear day, take world’s fastest elevator in the Guinness record to the top observation deck in Shanghai Tower, enjoy a spectacular bird eye view of the mega Shanghai city. If you have been to the above-mentioned attractions, you could substitute to other sites as trendy French Concession, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc. based on the time and your own interests. After the wonderful day you will be dropped off back to your downtown hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

Flexible Layover Tour: Experience Shanghai on Your Schedule

Flexible Layover Tour: Experience Shanghai on Your Schedule

Upon arrival at Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao Airport or Wusongkou Cruise Terminal, your professional guide will warmly greet you with a personalized name sign. Enjoy a comfortable private transfer to the city center, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your interests and create a customized itinerary tailored to your layover time. While the itinerary is flexible, here is a sample suggestion: Start your tour at Lujiazui financial center, where you'll be captivated by the iconic city landmarks such as the Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, and World Financial Center. Marvel at the breathtaking skyline and gain insights into China's economic development. Next, explore the enchanting Yuyuan Garden, a 400-year-old well-preserved garden featuring elegant Chinese pavilions and authentic ancient architecture. (Please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays; in this case, you can visit Yuyuan Bazaar, a lively market with Ming and Qing dynasty-style buildings, offering various souvenir shops and restaurants). Head to the historic French Concession, once the center of colonial life, and admire its impressive French-style architecture. Take a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets, immersing yourself in the rich history of 19th-century Shanghai. Continue your tour with a visit to the renowned Bund, where you'll be awe-struck by the magnificent views of both the old and new Shanghai. Capture stunning photos of the city skyline against the backdrop of the Huangpu River. If time permits, consider a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple. Explore the beautiful temple complex with its intricate chambers and remarkable Buddha statues. Witness the rituals and practices of local worshipers, and delve into the fascinating world of Chinese religious culture. (Please note that the Jade Buddha Temple closes at 4:30 pm). Depending on your preferences, you can also choose to visit other attractions such as Tianzifang, an artistic enclave with charming alleyways and small shops, the Shanghai Museum showcasing ancient bronze, furniture, and paintings, the Shanghai Tower (the second tallest building in the world), or experience the high-speed Maglev train, the fastest train in the world, which can transport you back to the airport. Conclude your private layover tour with a comfortable transfer back to Shanghai Pudong or Hongqiao Airport, Wusongkou Cruise Terminal, or your Shanghai city hotel, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

Shanghai: All-Inclusive Private Sightseeing Tour

Shanghai: All-Inclusive Private Sightseeing Tour

Begin your day of exploration as you meet your knowledgeable guide in the morning and customize your tour itinerary to suit your preferences. Your guide will offer expert suggestions based on your interests and desires, ensuring a personalized experience. Embark on a journey through Shanghai's captivating landmarks, starting with a visit to the renowned Yuyuan Garden. Wander through its ancient pavilions, meandering corridors, serene ponds, and picturesque walkways, immersing yourself in its timeless beauty and rich history. Next, venture into the historic French Concession, an area steeped in colonial heritage. Admire the elegant French-style architecture, stroll along tree-lined boulevards, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Explore a French-style park, where you can witness locals engaging in activities such as dancing, singing, and practicing Tai Chi, offering a glimpse into the city's vibrant culture. Recharge with a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic Shanghai cuisine. In the afternoon, ascend to the soaring heights of Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building. Marvel at the panoramic city views from the observatory, taking in the vast urban landscape and iconic landmarks that dot the skyline. Continue your cultural immersion with a visit to the revered Jade Buddha Temple, a sanctuary of tranquility adorned with magnificent statues. Explore its ornate chambers, observe devout worshippers, and gain insight into the profound religious traditions of Buddhism. Conclude your day at the famous Bund, Shanghai's waterfront promenade that offers a mesmerizing view of the city's architectural wonders. Admire the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the majestic Shanghai World Financial Center, and the towering Shanghai Tower that define the city's skyline. Stay to witness the enchanting light show if you desire. For those seeking a unique experience, choose from a selection of optional attractions and activities, such as the exhilarating Maglev Train Experience, a visit to the Shanghai Museum to delve into Chinese art and history, or an exploration of the fascinating Propaganda Poster Art Center. If you opt for the tour with dinner, indulge in a sumptuous Halal meal, savoring the flavors of Shanghai's diverse culinary scene. After a fulfilling day of discovery, your guide will ensure a comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of Shanghai's old and new charms.

Shanghai Airport Layover Tour with Amazing City Highlights

Shanghai Airport Layover Tour with Amazing City Highlights

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your local friendly driver at the airport with a welcome sign, hop on to the air-conditioned comfortable vehicle and enjoy the easy ride to the city to meet your own amazing guide for the guided tour. Following is suggested itinerary, as exclusive private tour, the itinerary can be fully customized based on your flight schedule. Make the first stop at Old Town bazaar, admire the unique ancient architecture set up with lively local street markets, full of handicrafts, arts, souvenirs and food stalls. Walk through the nine lucky bridges in the middle of the town while capturing unique moments of your Shanghai steps. Then pay the visit to 500 years old Ming-Era Garden, immerse in the tranquil and picturesque ancient garden while explore unique chambers, exquisite mountain rockeries, ponds will lush greens while listening your knowledgeable sharing the rich history, culture. Next, continue to The Bund waterfront. Enjoy a leisure stroll along Huangpu river bank ,marvel at amazing old and modern skylines from east and west side of the city include iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 2000 Feet Shanghai Tower, "Bottle opener" tower , famed Peace hotel ,Old Customs House along with other historic heritage. Then to People square, the heart of Shanghai, visit the lovely "century park”, during the weekends you will have chance to see the active and fun " marriage making market”. Off the park and wander to the China No,1 shopping street at Nanjing Road, sample some delightful local street food as soup dumplings, pancakes while feel the dynamic vibes of the city. You will continue the tour to trendy French Concession, see unique 1930's typic Shanghai stone framed old residence influenced with trendy fashions or simply choose to experience the world’s fastest elevator in world Guinness record to the top of Shanghai Tower at Pudong side, take in the 360-degree views of old and new skylines from the observation. If time permits, delve more into city's fascinating history by visiting century old Jade Buddha Temple. Admire the exquisite Jade Buddha Status from Burma, explore significant chambers of the temple in the tranquil ambiance, learn the locals go about their life and custom. If you have been to the above-mentioned attractions, you could choose to visit Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Shanghai City History Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc based on the time and your own interests. After the wonderful tour you will be dropped off back to the airport for your next connecting flight or if you book hotel in Shanghai, you will get dropped off to your downtown Shanghai place.

Shanghai: Yu Garden,Jade Temple, Bund&French Concession Tour

Shanghai: Yu Garden,Jade Temple, Bund&French Concession Tour

Embark on an unforgettable Shanghai adventure with your private guide awaiting you at your hotel. Engage in a detailed discussion to craft a personalized itinerary for your day of exploration. Board the comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on an exciting journey through this vibrant city. Begin by visiting the iconic Bund, where you'll marvel at the breathtaking cityscape along the Huangpu River. Take in the towering structures like Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, and World Financial Center. As you stroll along the river, soak in the charm of the old colonial buildings that offer glimpses into Shanghai's rich history. Continue your tour with a visit to the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple, known for its impressive Buddha statues. Explore the temple complex, witness local worshipers in serene devotion, and gain insights into the fascinating religious culture from your knowledgeable guide. (Note: Jade Buddha Temple closes at 4:20pm.) Next, immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Yuyuan Garden, a beautifully preserved garden with a 400-year history. Admire the elegant Chinese pavilions, architectural wonders, and serene surroundings. If you crave shopping or street food delights, Yuyuan Bazaar awaits your exploration. (Note: Yuyuan Garden closes at 4pm and is closed every Monday.) Explore the enchanting French Concession, once the heart of colonial life. Appreciate the impressive French-style architecture, delve into the captivating history of 19th-century Shanghai, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along picturesque walkways adorned with magnificent French trees. To further customize your tour, choose from a range of additional attractions based on your interests, such as Shanghai Old Street, City of God Temple, Fuxing Park, or renowned Pudong landmarks like Shanghai Tower, Pearl TV Tower, or Shanghai World Financial Center. As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, your guide ensures a comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of your personalized exploration of Shanghai's remarkable wonders.

Top Attractions in Shanghai

Things to Do in Great Rockery, Yu Garden

Cities in China

Other Sightseeing Options in Great Rockery, Yu Garden

Want to discover all there is to do in Great Rockery, Yu Garden? Click here for a full list.