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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspectives, from its colonial Bund riverside to the modern skyscrapers Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, from the elegant Ming Dynasty Yu Garden and old town Bazaar to the charming French Concession, from the exquisite Jade Buddha Temple to China's No.1 famous shopping street Nanjing Road and more! Experience the local culture, history and life with your local guide. Enjoy the flexibility of the exclusive private tour and explore the city at your desired way and pace! You can either choose to experience the city with the tour option by public transit such as metro, taxi, or you can choose the option with your own private vehicle. No matter if you are a solo traveler or travel with friends or family, you won't want to miss such an amazing and memorable day!
  • Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
  • Check off the star attractions of Shanghai, old and new
  • See highlights like Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and the Bund
  • Choose from three different tour packages to suit your travel style
What to Expect
Your private guide will meet you in your central Shanghai hotel. Be sure to tell them if there’s anything you’d like to focus on during your tour as your day is fully customizable. A typical tour starts in Shanghai’s fashionable French Concession. Watch the locals ballroom dancing, practicing tai chi, or singing in Fuxing Park, and explore its charming avenues. Next, visit the Jade Buddha temple, home to two exquisite jade statues from Myanmar, and People’s Square with its striking modern architecture and weekend Marriage Market. After lunch, visit the 400-year-old Yu Garden and the old-fashioned teahouse and bazaar nearby. Stroll the Bund and soak up views of Shanghai’s stunning skyline. Finally, explore the trendy Xintiandi district. Of course, you can modify this itinerary to best match your interest. Whatever you choose, your tour end with your guide escorting you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and dropp off is provided for anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your hotel information at time of booking if you do not find the the hotel info in the pick up list
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional and knowledgeable local guide
  • Private tour services
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pick up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown area your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown)
  • Local Lunch and entrance fees (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch, and entrance fees (if " All Inclusive Tour " is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Optional tea tasting /ceremony
  • Please note: The tour is for upto 8hours, it can be extended at USD 25.00 per hour after 8hours.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is not located in downtown Shanghai, an arrangement can be made to meet near the downtown area
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had limited time in Shanghai and wanted to book a private tour where we could hit the city's highlights and get a good feel for the different neighborhoods we wanted to go back and explore on our own the next day. Feifei was excellent!...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have had a super nice and interesting day in Shanghai with Feifei. She showed us everything we intended to see - from the Jade Buddha Temple over Old Town to the French Concession and more beautiful places. While making sure that we can see...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a day tour with Lily. She’s very knowledgeable, patient and considerate. She had high energy throughout the day and genuinely took an interest in conversations with our children. Would absolutely recommend touring with Lily.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ATLWorthy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did an all inclusive tour and had a great time. Ruby was very knowledgeable and an engaging story teller. She catered the tour to my needs and showed me both the old and new Shanghai, which would be impossible to do in only one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LudaM1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Annie took us on a great adventure and was hilarious. We didn’t know what we wanted to see, so she created a great day filled with a mix of experiences and sights. We visited sights we would have never known existed, and she had us...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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7 October 2019|
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Response from zzlinda | Reviewed this property |
We had them pick us up at our motel so can't help you with this. She was very willing to drop us off in the square where we wanted to be that evening.
1 October 2019|
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Response from dmverde | Reviewed this property |
My recommendation is to book your first private tour and when they replay back you do the final arrangements (ex: pick up location and time) and discuss the second day visit options along the first day ... probably over the... More
17 September 2019|
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Response from Chandra_A_Texas_USA | Reviewed this property |
I will recommend you start your day early and go to the water village first, then come back to town and do the city site seeing. I don't think you will have enough time to see everything in the city. I will recommend... More
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