Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience

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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience
from USD $151.80
Enjoy a night in Shanghai by starting a 60-minute night cruise on beautiful Huangpu River where you can see amazing city landmarks, such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Tower (the second tallest building in the world) and more! The city view along the Bund area in the evening is the most prosperous, which you shouldn't miss out. Followed by a Xinjiang style halal dinner in popular restaurant on bustling Nanjing East Road. This 3-hour private night tour lights up your trip in Shanghai.
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In Brief

Shanghai, China
3 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Huangpu River Cruise, 153 or 291Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (Zhongshan East2nd Rd), 黄浦区 China

Your tour guide and private driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the evening and take you to the Huangpu River Cruise Terminal where you will enjoy a relaxing river cruise ride on the mother river of Shanghai - Huangpu River. Standing on the top deck of the cruise and you will have a glimpse of Shanghai’s past and look into the bright future of the city. Your cruise offers a great view of the grand colonial buildings along west side of the Bund, such as the famous Peace hotel, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and etc. Turn towards east side, you will see the skyscrapers of Shanghai, like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower. (Sometimes dinner before cruise depends on Sunset time)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

After your lovely cruise ride, follow your tour guide to a local popular Xinjiang restaurant to enjoy a halal dinner In Pudong New Area. Xinjiang cuisine is famous in China, and you will enjoy the famous Dapanji (big plate chicken), lamb kebabs, Xinjiang yogurt, and naan(a kind of Xinjiang pancake). Dapanji (big plate chicken) is a famous dish which is nicely flavored in little spices as well as chopped potato, green paper and it is usually served with hand stretched noodles. The lamb kebabs at the restaurant are the most popular ones for local residents. If you don't like lamb, you can choose chicken wings or other skewers. The restaurant offers evening entertainment from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and there is cultural dancing and belly dancing you can watch. If you are lucky, the dancers will ask you to dance together with them.

After your dinner, your guide will send you back to your hotel. If you wish to be dropped-off in other places in the city, such as Xintiandi, your guide will take you there.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Dinner - Xinjiang style halal dinner in the local restaurant
  • Private transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Soft Drink or Beer
  • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River Cruise


  • Personal expense
  • Additional alcoholic drinks or Juice (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located hotel, outskirt hotel, airport or cruise port.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the dinner is served in the local restaurant, Not on the River Cruise
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed the night time cruise. It's like Shanghai got all dressed up. LOL Our guide was excellent and the dinner was delicious. The boat was a bit crowded, but that isn't her fault. If you don't want crowds, book a private tour.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
This was the highlight of our trip. We enjoyed it so much. If you come to Shanghai you must see The Bund at night and reserve it on a boat like this tour you can see more without the crowd.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
This tour was a definite highlight from our overall trip. We had a wonderful time with our guide, May, who was funny, informative, and very helpful. In addition to being a great guide, she even helped us prepare to navigate the metro system for our next day's adventure. The dinner experience was great, and the tour even accommodated the fact that we had already tried Xinjiang-style food on a tour the previous night (they selected a new restaurant for us). The Xinjiang food, which we had the night before, is excellent, and I would highly recommend it. The replacement was also excellent, and featured Shanghai-style dumplings (among other dishes) which were delicious. The river cruise was a beautiful experience, definitely the best way to see the lights on the river at night (the Bund walkway gets very crowded and can make it difficult to get good photos). In addition to having private seating on the cruise, we had drinks and snacks while we enjoyed our romantic trip around the river.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Our tour guide Berlin was absolutely great, young but yet full of knowledge about the Shanghai area and Chinas history. Berlin communicated very well and picked us up on time and walked us through everything. Thanks again Berlin your American Friends !!
• Submitted 09 Aug 2019
We loved the evening river cruise. We did both day and night and the night was superior. The river is lit up nicely at night and the dinner was great. Shanghai is famous for soup dumplings (Xiaolong Bao) and our tour guide Queena, took us to the best place for them. We loved this tour!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
M family and I really enjoyed this experience. Xin, our guide for the evening, was on time and very knowledgeable about the history of Shanghai. We could not ask for a better one. It was great having her with us to avoid crowds and lines at the pier and also picked out some very good dishes for us a dinner. The view on the cruise was spectacular. Xin, the ride, and the views exceeded out expectations.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had the Shanghai river cruise with dinner & lights with Berlin and we had an excellent evening. It was very good fun. We went to the xinjiang style Restaurant first and had a taste of xinjiang food which we found very tasty. Lots of spice and interesting dishes and the dessert Yum 😀 Then the lights cruise where it was wonderful to be in the VIP area so there was no problem with getting a seat with a fabulous view. What a fantastic show. Berlin is a wonderful guide and we would certainly recommend her to everyone.
• Submitted 29 May 2019
Our tour guide Snow was amazing! She was very informative, helpful, and friendly! The food was really good at the restaurant, the cruise was fun, and the city views were beautiful and amazing. We will highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 29 May 2019
I had such a wonderful time during my tour with Berlin. She gave great info on the history of the city, treated us with respect, and was just all-around an awesome guide. I am looking forward to booking another tour during my trip and I will request Berlin! She is GREAT! Thank you Berlin!
• Submitted 16 May 2019
My elderly father and I had the great pleasure of taking this tour which included both a delicious dumpling dinner at a local restaurant and the most incredible views of the Shanghai Bund by night. After multiple contacts by our tour operator Alana in advance of the tour, we were promptly picked up at our hotel by Daisy, our truly wonderful tour guide. She was not only knowledgeable of the area and about the history of Shanghai, she went as far as providing the names and addresses of all the places we planned to visit on our own (in both Chinese and English) so that we would be sure to find them in the coming days. She treated us just like old friends into town, sharing with genuine enthusiasm all that was special and unique to the city. During the course of the tour, I had even inadvertently left my purse containing both our passports at the security check just before boarding the boat! Just as I had realized what had happened, she had already communicated back with the dock personnel, setting my mind immediately to rest and resetting the whole start of our vacation. Under Daisy's quick action and calm over crazy handling of the situation, we were able to take in the night views of the city's waterfront without missing a beat. The boat tour enabled the most wondrous light show with all the buildings alight in all colors of the rainbow. Even a steady stream of meandering cell phone lights were visible from the promenade like fireflies entertaining on early summer night. Thank you for the memories Shanghai Viator! The local team truly delivered in all the important ways. Not only did they meet our overall tour expectations, but Daisy really took the time to tailor the tour and ensure a safe passage. My father had a portable walker AND we were traveling during their national Labor Day week festivities on top of everything. So we had to make a few adjustments for the purpose of navigating, but we always felt we were in good hands and knew what was happening. This tour more than met our expectations!
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Our tour guide was Snow and she did a really good job today! Her English was very good. The driver picked us up at The hotel on time. We were taken to the dock where she had already waited in line to pick up our tickets. We had the misfortune of visiting China during a holiday time. During the cruise she was very good at explaining the story of the different buildings and the history of Shanghai. I think this service is worth it! After the cruise she took us to a nice restaurant where we enjoyed different types of food from the Xinjiang province. Very great tour guide and trip! Thank you Snow!
• Submitted 07 May 2019
A rating 5 without question. The meal was outstanding with careful selection of dishes by Queena according to my tastes. Everything was on time.The cruise exceeded my expectations - it was very comfortable and the lights were very beautiful. Queena was great company and made sure everything ran smoothly. I will certainly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
My experience with Berlin was awesome.She was very kind and knowledgeable about the tour. I will recommend her very highly. From 1 being the worst to 10 being excellent, it was 10+
• Submitted 06 May 2019
We had a fantastic evening thanks to our guide Jane and our driver. They made it seem very easy for us to get to a beautiful restaurant and to go on the river cruise. Jane provided us with shanghai history at the same time. We strongly recommend this activity.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
A Great Tour - Flexible and Specifically Tailored to Our Needs! Within the confirmed agenda of a Night Cruise and Meal to eat Authentic Chinese food we had enough flexibility to squeeze in going to the very top of the Shanghai tower. So we saw the river at night from two very viewpoints. 630 metres high/118 storeys one way and a boat deck the other. Quite stunning views. The boat trip, timed at dusk, allowed us to see the river during the day and then, rather beautiful and stunning, at night. The buildings glowed with colour and patterns. I shall remember the river at night in Shanghai for quite some time. Queena was excellent. Having asked us what we would like to know about she shared facts and figures from the past and it was when I saw the presentation in the Shanghai tower that I remembered how she had said Shanghai was a city of no more than 250 years! Looking at it now that is very hard to believe. Queena has asked what we would like to do next tour - it is great to have such flexibility and choice on a tour. I know we will enjoy it as much as this tour. Excellent.
• Submitted 01 May 2019
It was an amazing tour, we are completely in awe with the beauty of the city, we must have taken hundreds of photos on the boat. The dinner was beyond delicious!!! Those dumplings were so flavourful and the dishes were incredible. Our guide Caroline was amazing!!! We truly loved her, she's very knowledgeable, told us so much from the city, the highlights, the history, the customs, she is very helpful and her good mood is contagious. She honestly went above and beyond for us. Thank you so so much for this lovely evening.
• Submitted 01 May 2019
I went on Amazing Shanghai’s cruise and dinner tour, and had an absolutely fantastic time. I planned the night for my family (5 people) and 4 friends, so I really wanted the night to go well. Amazing Shanghai did a terrific job of coordinating our pickups, communicating our plans, and accommodating for our schedule. Our tour guide, Snow, was so friendly and kind throughout the night. Being a native of Shanghai, she knew a lot about the city and shared very interesting facts during the tour. She shared great conversation and enjoyed the night with us, a great addition to our evening. My friends showed up a little late, but Snow and Amazing Shanghai accommodated for our time schedule. We were able to enjoy a beautiful view from a nice room on the cruise ship, and were treated to cookies and drinks. We ended the night at a Halal style dinner restaurant, which was absolutely delicious. Snow and Alana ordered all the food for us, and the dishes were great. They took care of everything throughout the night, and we had a great, care-free time! Would recommend to any friends.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2019
Evening Cruise - this is a good program where we can appreciate the true beautiful sunset against The Bund and the amazing night lit skyline of the PuTong business district. XinJiang Cuisine - we were initially apprehensive about trying this restaurant but we were all delightfully surprised by how delicious the dishes were. It was an extremely marvelous dinner and was a refreshing experience having eaten many Shanghainese meals for the last few days. Tour Guide Queena - this young lady is bubbly, cheerful and positively pro-active. We were pleased to have her accompanied us for this evening. Her spoken English is good and she is also focused on making sure that we were all enjoying ourselves during this short evening tour.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
This tour was fabulous. It far exceeded our expectations. We had a delicious, authentic meal with our guide at a local xinjiang restaurant. Then we took the river tour down the bund. It was so enjoyable and personable. Our guide, Queena, was so kind and friendly. She made the trip so fun and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour, especially with Queena!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
The tour was absolutely fantastic! The driver Fan arrived on time with a immaculate, comfortable car. The night cruise of the Huangpu river was breathtaking! The lights on the buildings are almost surreal. This was definitely the highlight of my stay in Shanghai. Queena truly made it a special evening. The local Shanghai restaurant had many choices everything we ordered was delicious.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
NICE guide. Excellent service. Most Memorable evening for us. We surely recommend the company with our friends and tell them to ask for Wilson as their guide.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Guide was great. Super personality and extensive knowledge. Food was outstanding and tour was interesting. Definitely recommend!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2019
This tour experience has been amazing. We got a chance to try a new food type in Shanghai. Yershari restaurant was delicious and had a great atmosphere. The VIP experience on the boat is well worth it. Especially on a cold evening. It allows for you to stay warm and cozy and still get great photos!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2019
Start to finish was first class. Our guide, Daisy was wonderful. Made our stay in Shanghqi exceptional. Thank you Daisy
• Submitted 03 Apr 2019