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Yu Garden: Ancient Shanghai 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 243292
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Visit the Yu Garden and discover the exquisite gardens renowned for their hundred-year-old classical landscape architecture. Take a two-hour guided walking tour through architectural history and discover the stories of ancient Shanghai.
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  • Visit the largest and most prestigious classic Chinese architecture of its era
  • Discover the back lane of the Old Town and listen to the stories behind the buildings
  • Learn about the history of old Shanghai from your experienced tour guide
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Old Town from the Roof Top Tea House.
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Yu Garden is located in the center of Shanghai's old town area, where walls remain from when the city was divided into foreign concessions. This two-hour guided walking tour will take you into the city’s past, discovering the rich history behind the ancient architecture.

After gathering at the meeting point, follow your tour guide through the old lanes, learning about the lifestyle of old Shanghainese through immersive storytelling and opportunities to engage with locals. Once arriving in the well-preserved Yu Garden, your guide will show you around the wonderufl decorative halls, elaborate pavilions, glittering pools, zigzag bridges, pagodas, archways, and impressive rockeries. Explore the four elements of a typical Chinese garden while admiring the artistry of the exquisite sculptures and carvings.

At the end of the tour, your tour guide will take you to the highest point in Yu Garden Bazaar, where you can enjoy a bird's eye view from the rooftop and take in the fascinating contrast between new and old Shanghai.
  • Entrance ticket to Yu Garden
  • Professional English tour guide
  • Cost for headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The hotel lobby of Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel. Your tour guide will be waiting for you, holding a sign with the GYG logo. Exit 1, Yu Yuan Garden Station, Line 10. Around 4 min walk.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

From US$ 36.64 per person

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Product ID: 243292