Shanghai Local Experience with Wet Market and Home Visit + Chinese Lunch

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Yu Garden
Yu Garden
Yu Garden and Bazaar
Yu Garden and Bazaar
Wonton Making
Wonton Making
Huangpu River Cruise
Huangpu River Cruise
The Bund
The Bund

What To Expect

Whether this is your first visit to Shanghai or you're returning to refresh old memories, this tour will give you a fascinating experience of being a local for a day. Have a glimpse of the city's culture and lifestyle as you visit famous spots, cruise along the Huangpu River, meet a local family and enjoy a sumptuous lunch with them.


  • With city center hotel pick up and drop off for convenience

  • A fully guided tour of the best sights of Shanghai

  • Visit the heat of old Shanghai at the Yu Garden and Bazaar

  • Meet a local family and have lunch in their home

  • Learn how to make delicious Shanghai-style dumpling

  • Stroll along the artsy alleys of Tianzifang

  • Enjoy a panoramic cruise along Huangpu River and see the Bund

  • Discover the process of silk making at the Silk Factory


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Immerse yourself with the exciting blend of ancient culture and modern attractions as you experience being a Shanghaier for one day.

After being picked up from your hotel, start your day with a visit to the heart of old Shanghai. See shaded alcoves, glittering pools churning with fish, pines sprouting wistfully from rockeries, and pavilions at the Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden) and the Bazaar area.

Next, find fresh goods and discover how the locals choose and bargain products at a wet market. Get a chance to know more about the local lifestyle as you visit a Shanghai family, learn how to make the famous Shanghai-style dumpling, talk with the locals about their everyday lives, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at their home.

We'll then explore Tianzifang, an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in Shanghai French Concession. Admire the preserved Chines-style Shikumen architecture of the buildings as you stroll through small crafts stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and it's narrow, yet artsy alleys.

Then, enjoy a panoramic cruise along the tranquil waters of the Huangpu River and see 100 years of world-renowned architectural style unfold before your eyes as you pass by towering skyscrapers of The Bund, a waterfront boulevard along the western bank of the river.

Our last stop is the Silk Factory, where you will have an opportunity to learn the process of making silk products which has a history of over 4000 years.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off*

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Yu Garden entrance fee

  • Chinese-style lunch

  • Huang Pu River cruise

  • Private minivan transportation


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *Pick up and drop off services are only available at hotels within the city center.

  • Tours run rain or shine, unless conditions prove to be too adverse.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 6 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 5 days or less prior to date of activity.

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