Shanghai River Cruise & City Lights

Shanghai River
Cruise & City Lights

Shanghai is still evocative of its fisherman’s past. A prominent spot then and now, one of
China’s largest cities boasts entertainment, dining and spectacular views during an
evening tour, where we seek out the brightest spots on land and from the water.


The financial heart of modern-day China is brimming with life, exploration opportunities and contrasts. China’s very own Shanghai has been long seen as a centre of commerce ever since it started to blossom from a small seaside fishing village in 920 AD until it gained its city status in 1927. Since then, nations from all around the world converge into this metropolis of trade, banking and commerce, and it continues to put a mark on the world map.

The city is an effortless blend of the modern and the traditional and steals the show once the sun has set. Our evening exploration just does that – night lights and heading to explore the beating rhythm of this 20 million+ city.


Shanghai River Cruise & City Lights

19:00 - 21:00

This approximately 2-hour journey starts from your booked hotel with a visit to the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street where you will be guided for a stroll. These encounters with the vibrancies of Shanghai at night are good warming up to what is to be expected.

From here, it is a short ride to the Bund – also called Zhongshan Road -, Shanghai’s iconic waterfront and regarded as the symbol of the city. It starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds southeast for about 1.2 kilometres. We board a river cruise for leisurely sailing over the Huangpu River, where we give you front row seats for seeing both sides of Shanghai – Pu Dong (East) and Pu Xi (West). Like colourful pinnacles on both sides of the riverbank, we ensure that you can admire the impressive, brightly lit up skyline.

An evening tour in Shanghai is not complete with walking over the Bund, also known as the International Architecture Exhibition because of its variety in architecture. Nowadays, local residents tend to head out to the Bund for a stroll, enjoy the nightlife and get a taste of traditional, modern or fusion cuisine at one of the restaurants and chic pubs inside these historical buildings. We move across the Huangpu River and into the Pudong side to capture the atmosphere of modern Shanghai at Lujiazui Commercial Area, which is the newly developed and fast-growing part of Shanghai city. We give you some free time to wander around, get some great evening shots or find yourself seeking new venues for dinner and drinks. It is possible to stay here and look for a great spot to end this day in Shanghai (transfers are on your own arrangement) or hop onto the vehicle for a comfortable transfer back to your accommodation.




  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • Short cruise over the Huangpu River (joint)
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside the Puxi side. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. Pudong), Suzhou, Chongming, cruise ports and Shanghai’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes; this tour is only operated in the evening.


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