Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai

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Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai
from USD $86.89
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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In Brief

Shanghai, China
2 hours 30 minutes


Instant Confirmation
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
Important InfoInfo
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:
• Huangpu River Cruise
• Peace Hotel
• Trolley Tour on Nanjing Road


  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from city center


  • Food and drinks
  • Cruise port pickup
  • Gratuities

Departure Time


Departure Point

Tour departs from centrally located Shanghai hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

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!!
• Submitted 18 May 2018
Awesome sights and private guide picked up at Hotel and was very courteous and friendly. Highly recommend if traveling alone!!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
The lights are a lot of fun Very efficient Recommended to do one evening
• Submitted 30 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.
• Submitted 22 Dec 2017
My tour guide was fantastic. I received all that was promised and the customer service of this guide was exceptional and I was very fortunate to have this guide for all my tours in Shanghai.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Tour Guide Alina was great.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Awesome Service! Great Tour! Wonderful Guide! A must do!
• Submitted 25 Jun 2017
very nice trip, the view of the skyline was amazing. The boat was really crowded, we had to wait on the ferry terminal one hour and when we were able to get on the boat, all seats were taken so we had to be outside which turned out great because we took the best pictures. Our guide was very serious he needs to smile more frequently but he gave us a detailed information of the buildings around us. I'd recommend this tour
• Submitted 22 Apr 2017
excellent tour loved it.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2017
The River part of this tour was amazing. The lights were beautiful and the Pearl tower glows like a pearl. The tour of Shanghai was a little underwhelming but I did thoroughly enjoy the evening. I was the only person, so I had a private tour.
• Submitted 14 Apr 2017
Was amazing
• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
Good for taking pictures of the Bund and waterfront close up.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
Great tour. Wonderful sites to see. Frank was our great tour guide. Helped make it a special event.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2016
This was the perfect taste of Shanghai at night. The cruise along the river was beautiful! The downtown tour was just enough to give me shopping ideas for the next day. With an amazing guide, Frank, and convenient hotel pick-up/drop-off, it made my first day in China relaxing and enjoyable!
• Submitted 28 Jun 2016
Great tour and the lights of Shanghai amazing.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
Tom did a great job of getting us around to see all the sights we wanted to see at night. He was very good at giving us information and answering our questions. Thanks for providing us this tour as it was one of the highlights of our trip to China.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2015
Nice tour.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2015
excellent. Very nice tour! Shanghai is unforgetable experience!
• Submitted 15 Sep 2015
This was the highlight of our visit to Shanghai. Seeing the beautiful city lights at night on a leisurely cruise was outstanding! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2015
One of the best night scene views among south east asia countries!
• Submitted 23 Jun 2015
Wonderful way to see Shanghai. The City is so vibrant and alive.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2014
Breathtaking views of Shanghai illuminated at night. Good narrative by our guide. Would be nice to walk on Nanjing road rather than take a trolley, but it was pleasant. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Shanghai
• Submitted 20 Oct 2014
Beautiful Shanghai at Night - the shinning lights of Shanghai come out to greet you A Must for everyone visiting Shanghai
• Submitted 22 Apr 2014

In Brief

Shanghai, China
2 hours 30 minutes


Instant Confirmation
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