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Location / Nearby Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights


Discover a special perspective on Shanghai when you explore after dark—and travel both on foot and by boat—during this private, two-in-one tour. In the evening, meet your guide directly at your hotel and set off. First, hop aboard a yacht, and, thanks to your VIP tickets, enjoy prime views of the city’s skyline as you chart the Huangpu River. Then, transfer to Shanghai’s Old City, where you explore its heritage bridges and architecture. Finish your tour in the vibrant Xintiandi area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Driver/guide
  • VIP Class River Cruise Seat
  • Bottled water
  • Private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will be picked up by your guide with a sign of your name from your hotel lobby or Cruise Terminal.
  • Ports:
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Kurt Wild

City trip to Shanghai

We booked this venue to get most out of our time.
We were picked up ahead of time by our guide Mark. Mark drove us around in a super clean car. We visited all major places in about 3.5 hours. Mark’s driving style was superb. There was not one single question Mark was not able to answer.
We recommend this venue to everyone new in the city with very little time.
Preete B

Hangpu night River Cruise

Mark was our guide. He is the best tour guide I have ever had! He contacted me by email prior to our tour, he had a message for me at the hotel, welcoming us to China and letting us know details of our upcoming tour. He called us on the day of the tour to make sure we knew when and where to meet him. He picked us up at our hotel and had a great van for us. There was a driver and Mark the tour guide who accompanied us. Everything was smooth and seemless. Mark is kind and very knowledgeable. His English was perfect. The cruise and the the tour of Shanghai was beautiful and lots of fun for our family of 7!!! The age range was 9-50 in our party and we all had a great time. I highly recommend this tour and MARK!!!! We learned a lot about China and Shanghai!

Awesome river cruise and photography tour

Tom was an extremely knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Pick-up ahead of time at the hotel with the 45 river cruise as first stop. Amazing to see the lights of the Bund and adjacent Huangpu with the Pearl Tower, Bottle Opener and Shanghai Tower as the highlights. Yuyuan lights and old town as well as the French Concession (lively Xintiandi) by night are a Paradise for photographers and to take in traditional and modern Shanghai. Great tour, great guide and can only recommend!
Fernando A

Amazing guide!

Very knowledgable guide! Know the best picture spots, history of the city!
Beyong my expectations, i would trust him for any of his tours!

Amazing time together! Thanks Tom!
Monica G

Private Shanghai evening tour

This was an excellent tour! The city at night with all of its lights was just breathtaking!
And our tour guide was wonderful, very polite and extremely knowledgeable and he took very good care of us. A great experience!

Amazing way to see Shanghai

This was a great experience. Mark was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He gave me lots of information about Shanghai and how things have changed. Old Shanghai is beautiful at night and it was really nice to have a local show you around. The boat cruise was also great and made the city look beautiful. Truly enjoyed the experience.

Beautiful Evening under Lights of Shanghai

Mark was our guide for the evening. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather. We were there during China Intl Import Expo so the light show was updated recently and we understand the laser light show came on more frequently.

Mark took us on the river cruise, took us over to the Pudong side of the river to see the tallest 3 towers and a quick visit to the French Concession.

It was a great tour and Mark did an excellent job giving us an overview of the city.
Richard B

Nice view of the city light up

This was a pleasant cruise around the river. We had a VIP suite which avoided the crowds. We were able to see both sides of the river light up and take some great pictures. There was no commentary but we had a native with us that was able to point out the buildings. They did serve tea in the VIP suite and other refreshments were available for purchase.
Carol L

Great service

Booked the Night VIP Cruise n tour with Tom.
He was very on time n has great knowledge telling us the history n modern of Shanghai city.
We had VIP seats on the Cruise.
We were driven over to Pudong side n took nice pictures of the Shanghai tower, Jin Mao tower and Financial centre.
Friendly driver as well.
Tom recommended some nice eateries worth trying out in Shanghai.
Will use Tom service next time in Shanghai again.
Karen G

Bright Lights guided tour

We loved our guided tour and would highly recommend this tour and our guide Mark. We absolutely enjoyed the cruise and walk through old Shanghai.

Bright Lights guided tour

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