Huangpu River Cruise And Bund City Lights Evening Tour Of Shanghai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    6:30 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word Bund is of Anglo-Indian origin meaning 'embankment on the waterfront', and you'll experience the definition literally with a feeling of space and openness that you won't find anywhere else in Shanghai.


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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your guided evening tour of Shanghai starts with an evening cruise on the Huangpu River, which divides The bund into two sections, Pu Dong and Pu Xi, which mean 'east of river' and 'west of river' respectively. Local people honor the Huangpu as Mother River, and as you view the lights and spectacle from the deck of your evening cruise, you will understand why.

After the cruise, we will enjoy a walk along The bund on our way to the historically famous Peace hotel, which served as the center of Shanghai's nightlife in the 1920's and 30's. Then we will take a trolley tour to enjoy the magnificent night view of Nanjing road.

Huangpu river cruise and Bund City Lights Tour Highlights:


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off from city center


Food and drinks

Cruise port pickup


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    When we booked our tour via phone for 5/3/2019, we were not told that our booking date was scheduled on a Chinese holiday.
    Upon our arrival at our hotel in Shanghai we received a call from Viator stating that a major part of the tour was canceled due to the holiday and that all other guests had re-booked to a following day. Because we only had that night in Shanghai we agreed to take the river cruise part of the tour, without the trolley ride in Shanghai. We were very disappointed but our tour guide Tom Yu made up for the missing part of our tour. He was wonderful in so many ways: stayed by our side on the crowded river cruise, was very informative about every sight we saw, answered all of our questions, took us for a walk where we should have had the trolley ride, had us picked up and taken back to our hotel, did all of this and more even tho what would have been his group tour turned out to be a private tour for just my husband and me. His kindness, smiling attitude and amazing knowledge made us feel comfortable and glad that we did not cancel our tour. He deserves at least 5 stars for his excellence as our tour guide!
    We gave 4 stars only because Viator should have known in advance that only half of the tour would be allowed on this annual holiday in China.
    Tom was the best!!

  • 05-Jun-2018

    Bad experience. starting with the bad coordination in the schedule for the pick up at the hotel, the tour included a trip by train of tourism in nanjing and the visit to the lobby of the Peace Hotel, really waste of time. We had to wait 40 minutes for our tour on the river, which could have been avoided if we had arrived earlier to the dock or at least bought the tickets in advance. the guide Frank always walked like 5 meters before us very hurried without considering the participants. During the 40 minute wait he could have taken the opportunity to explain something about the city but he left us alone in the waiting room. We were called to get to the line very late and were placed in the middle of the boat, without the option of having a better view unless paying a VIP pass. I do not recommend the tour. It is preferable to take the metro or taxi and get there and take pictures of the lights from The Bund.

  • 19-May-2018

    This tour was unfortunately affected by the national public holiday, which meant we missed our first boat and had to wait 40 minutes for the next. This tour was still a highlight of our Shanghai visit.

    The boat was large and comfortable. We would recommend getting to the top or back of the boat for the best experience as the other areas are internal. The cruise is of adequate length and the view is amazing! Make sure your camera has a good night mode. I think this is the best way to see the bund and Huangpu River. It really set the tone of our visit! Love Shanghai!!

  • 06-Apr-2018

    Really nice tour. Travel back hundreds of years in a few hours.

  • 06-Apr-2018

    Really nice tour. Travel back hundreds of years in a few hours.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Awesome sights and private guide picked up at Hotel and was very courteous and friendly. Highly recommend if traveling alone!!

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  • 05-Feb-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 30-Dec-2017

    The lights are a lot of fun
    Very efficient
    Recommended to do one evening

  • 22-Dec-2017

    Tom was a great guide that kept us all together and told us about Shanghai on our way to the boat dock. For those traveling on business that have an evening free, this is a great little trip to see the Bund and Pudong area of Shanghai by boat.

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