Guided tour

Shanghai: Yu Garden and City God Temple Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI
Guided tour

Shanghai: Yu Garden and City God Temple Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: HIKESHANGHAI

From US$ 61 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour in Old Shanghai City to discover the city's traditional architecture. Visit the famous Yu Garden and learn about local beliefs at the City God Temple.

About this activity

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Pickup optional
The guide will be waiting in the hotel lobby, holding a sign with your full name on it.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get an insider's view of the changing face of Shanghai
  • Visit one of the city's finest private gardens, Yu Garden
  • Learn about Chinese Taoist beliefs at the City God Temple
  • Choose the optional snack option to taste soup dumplings
  • Feel free to ask the guide to help you bargain for souvenirs
Full description
Get an insider's perspective of the changing scene of Shanghai on a 3-hour guided walking tour that discovers old city sights as well as delicious street food. 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 lively streets filled with local residents, sometimes still dressed in their pajamas. See tiny family-owned shops where you can rummage for bargain items. Then you'll visit the City God Temple, where local residents go to pray for good fortune and peace. The popularity of the temple led to many businesses being set up in the area, turning the surrounding streets into a busy traditional marketplace. Your guide can also take you on a stroll along the Yu Garden Old Street and to learn about the porcelain art, wooden crafts, and jewelry crafts in the bazaar. If you want to buy some souvenirs, feel free to ask your guide to bargain the best price for you.  Take the optional snack option so you will have a chance to try some Shanghai street food. Taste the famous Soup Dumplings (Xiaolongbao) and learn from the local guide about the flavor and consistency of the broth, the quality of the meat filling, and the texture of the dumplings' skin.
  • Professional guide
  • Soup dumpling tasting (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Tips (Optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the main door of Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (上海豫园万丽酒店). 5 min walk from Exit 1, Yuyuan Garden Station (Metro Line 10). The guide will hold a logo of "GetYourGuide" with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Soup dumpling tasting is included if the option is selected
  • Tips (optional) are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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March 23, 2023

Tom was an amazing guide and he incredibly informative!

September 27, 2020

Product ID: 392267