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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

  • 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
Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights
From US$66.00
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Private tour with authentic Shanghai style lunch, entrance fees to Yu Garden and jade Buddha temple, a professional private guide, driver and private car service are all inclusive.
Private Guide & Car Service
Private tour offers professional private guide, driver and car services (lunch and entrance fees to attraction at your own expense).
Tour by Taxi/Metro
Private tour by local transportation. Professional private guide and local transportation fare (Taxi/Metro) are inclusive (lunch ,entrance fees at your own expense).

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.

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.

Reviews (160)
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Shanghai!!

April 2018..My mum and I met Sunny right in the hotel lobby on our first day in Shanghai. She was punctual and introduced herself with a bright smile. We hopped into the comfortable private car and our full-day tour began in Old town at the...More

Thank Kudzani N
Reviewed 6 days ago
Shanghai Highlights and a hidden surprise

Annie was our guide and met us right in our hotel lobby, across from People's Park. So we started off with the marriage market and all of the beautiful landscaping around. We hit all the buttons that you should- The French Concession, the Bund, Xin...More

2  Thank Lon S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Day Tour

September 2018. We were staying in Shanghai for 6 days. We wanted to have a city tour on our first day so we could get comfortable with Shanghai. This was a wonderful private tour. We found the tour was well paced and very informative: it...More

3  Thank bennycarlisle
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Private Full Day tour!!!

I only had 2 days in Shanghai but the tour really made my trip!! Sunny was exceptional and fun to hang out with for the day. She was very knowledgeable and kept a great pace. Even though the city was full due to the holiday...More

2  Thank MichaelM6119
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day tour

Lily our tour guide was simply a delight! After a night of no sleep her energy was exactly what we needed to have an enjoyable first day in Shanghai. She was very knowledgeable on all sights visited. Driver and car was never far off after...More

2  Thank Sarah P
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James F
13 September 2018|
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Response from Deborah8824 | Reviewed this property |
It might depend upon which port you’re coming into. There are two ports in Shanghai. The large cruisehip terminal is about 35 minutes outside of the city center. The smaller ship port is conveniently located in the heart... More
Kanchan P
11 August 2018|
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Response from JAMarion | Reviewed this property |
We had a car with a driver along with the guide. There was some walking but since this is a private tour they will vary according to your wishes. At the beginning we were asked what we wanted to see and do. They had... More