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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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With a population of nearly 25 million and centuries of history, Shanghai can be daunting. Make the most of your time there with a private guide on this fully customizable tour. Get an overview of the highlights, or dig in deeper at specific sites. Hotel pickup adds extra convenience, while upgrade options include transportation by private car (regular tour travels by taxis and metro) plus covered lunch and entrance fees.
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  • 1
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Pudong New Area
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Shanghai Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 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
7–8 hours
  • 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 Tasty Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
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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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Jude Silva wrote a review 6 Apr
9 contributions
Had a Great Tour with Great Insight into Shanghai both Old & New Towns incl. Iconic Landmarks. Our Tour Guide Sunny was very welcoming & flexible to customise our tour based on our requirements since we were travelling with a Child. She even went the extra length to help us
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Date of experience: May 2019
Marie L wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Martin was fantastic! We visited the main attractions but also, he personalized the tour so that we visited a tea room (I'm a big amateur) and other sites we wanted to see. We will never forget this tour.
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Date of experience: April 2019
Tour253917 wrote a review Mar 2020
Marietta, Georgia10 contributions
We were able to see all of the highlights of Shanghai on our tour as well as add a few extra things with our guide. The city is beautiful and I can't wait to go back!
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Date of experience: April 2019
Sandra I wrote a review Mar 2020
Kortrijk, Belgium2 contributions
We had a exclusive tour with the most famous guide Aron, who showed us the most beautiful places in Shangai. He took us to nice restaurants. He was our guide for two days in a row. It was just great.
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Tim wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
A work colleague and i were in Shanghai and had the opportunity to do a tour of Shanghai with Sunny. Visited all the main sites and Sunny was very knowledgeable and would recommend this tour to anyone who would like a tour of Shanghai which includes all the main areas of
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Date of experience: April 2019
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By: Sunny Tours Shanghai
Must do for Shanghai visitors!
This is a great tour for Shanghai visitors that gives you a totally different perspective and experience. Frankly,
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Wonderful Tour
Lily did our private tour for my wife and me. Excellent English and was able to tailor what we wanted to see. It
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Best food tour
Sunny was a great guide, food was awesome and river cruise at the end of evening was the perfect ending. The city i
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Awesome people
I have had the lucky experience to see Shanghai with Lily and she was amazing. So helpful and we still keep in touc
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Fantastic day out with friendly and knowledgeable guide
I had an amazing day out in Shanghai with Lilly. At first, I was worried about the expense of hiring a private guid
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Amazing Shanghai Tour
This is probably the best tour I've experienced. Sunny, our guide, was flexible and amazing!! When our trip got rai
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Great private tour!
We had a wonderful tour! It was easy to book and everything was very easy to set up. We were in town for my husband
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Great Day trip from Shanghai
My sister and I spent a half day with Annie touring Zhujiajio mid January. Annie picked us up on time in our hotel
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Great Visit to Suzhou!!!
The service was very propmt right from booking to execution. Guide was very helpful and eager to work around the ne
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Fantastic Evening in Shanghai
Eight of us enjoyed this tour with Suny as our tour guide. We were met at our hotel on time and transported to the
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Shopping with a Fast Pass
I booked a 4 hour shopping trip with Sunny and had an extremely positive experience. It was great to have someone
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River cruise in Shanghai
We had a wonderful tour with Lily! We enjoyed a river cruise where she pointed out all of the sites and explained r
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Couldn’t have had a better time !
Sunny and her experience is by far the greatest tour I have been on in China to date. Sunny’s English is great, s
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Highlight of our week in the city!
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough - we were in shanghai for only a week so trying to fit in everything we
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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