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Full-Day Shanghai Private Tour: Exploring Shanghai Splendid Highlights of Past and Present

From $80 per person

Tour Style:
The past endowed Shanghai with treasure house of interesting and important cultural and historical sites while the new Shanghai leads the latest trends.Book this private 8-hour tour exploring Shanghai Splendid Highlights of Past and Present.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Old French Concession, Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Lujiazui(For the panoramic view of the whole city if weather permits)

Pick-up point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Finishing point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely!(Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Tour Itineary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Old French Concession, Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Lujiazui(For the panoramic view of the whole city if weather permits)
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby (or train station/airport),then escort you to explore Shanghai Splendid Highlights of Past and Present.

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Your first stop is Yuyuan GardenThe largest one of Shanghai ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. 

Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. 

Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It has a total area of 20,000 square meters. Although the Garden occupies less than five acres, demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art of combining several different elements to create a world in miniature - ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and well-placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, and trees and shrubs.


Next, head to the Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.


Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals. (At your own expense or ask your guide to recommend some other restaurants if you have special dietary needs.)

After lunch, head to the Lujiazui(Shanghai Pudong New Area), Lujiazui literally means "Lu's Mouth". It is located in the Pudong New Area on the eastern bank of Huangpu River just acrossing the Bund. Lujiazui is one of the four economic districts in Pudong New Area. The other three economic districts are Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park is a special area for technology-oriented businesses. If weather permits, our tour guide can arrange one of the landmark viewing stations in Lujiazui for you. There are many high rise buildings in Lujiazui, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai center and the Shanghai Jinmao Tower.(Optional)


Keep going to the Old French Concession, situated in Huaihai Road, combines tree-lined streets, local Shanghainese bustle and a growing number of trendy boutiques and restaurants. Most of the architecture keeps the mixture of Chinese-European styles.


The last station is Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.


After the tour ends. Drive you back to your hotel or train station/airport.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Camille L
Reviewed 06 December 2019
Thanks Nancy and Shanghai Private Tour

We had a wonderful day exploring Shanghai. Nancy was our guide and she was fantastic. She provided insight into cultural, historical and architectural details of each site we visited. She never rushed us and was just a lot of fun. The conversation flowed easily all day and we always felt safe and comfortable. I would very highly recommend this tour (particularly with Nancy!).

Reviewed 25 November 2019
Enjoyable and informative Shanghai day tour

We did a full a day Shanghai tour with Nancy and had an enjoyable and informative day. Nancy was knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us around the city and gave us lots of good and helpful information. Nothing seemed to be rushed and we were able to look at area that we would like to re-visit ourselves i.e. The Bund area etc. Lunch was taken in a local cafe/restaurant, that we probably wouldn't have gone to ourselves and it turned out to be very tasty with a range of food being chosen for us by Nancy. Overall a very enjoyable trip and communication with Shanghai Private Tour was excellent - They answered any queries that we had before the day of our tour.

Mr. Matthew Wade
Reviewed 16 November 2019
Amazing Shanghai tour, amazing Simon!

We had the priviledge to have Simon as a guide when we visited Shanghai. He was the most competent guide I have ever had and he was extremely good company at the same time. In a split second he was able to meet our requests and showed us sides of Shanghai that we would never have found ourselves. Thank you Simon and Shanghai Private Tour team.

Ms. Nan Zorn
Reviewed 06 November 2019
A five star Shanghai tour with guide Simon

We had the most awesome tour with our guide Simon. He promptly picked us up at the cruise ship terminal and it was a full day of adventures. Saw so many sites that aren't usually included in other tours. The umbrella market was amazing! Saw parts of Shanghai where people actually live. Had a phenomenal lunch of fried dumplings. Learned so much at the Confucius Temple and having the opportunity to partake in a tea ceremony. Yu Yuan Gardens Market and shopping. Seeing The Bund. So many memories of our time in Shanghai. A five star tour!

George & Shirley Bekey
Reviewed 28 October 2019
A Fantastic Full Day Tour in Shanghai

We just got back from our tour with Alex and we had the most amazing day. He was fabulous, the driver was fabulous! We wouldn’t have been able to/had the time to do all of the things that we did on our own. I can’t even express what an excellent time we had. It was above and beyond what we expected! Went up in an observation tour, temple with private tea ceremony, a bunch of street food, the worlds largest Starbucks more shopping and the Bund. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some other things too. They picked us up at the crew ship dock and dropped us back off there. During the tour, driver would let us off, we would do something with our tour guide Alex and then he would be there to pick us back up. We could leave all our things in the car so it’s very convenient! He told us so many things about the area and Shanghai. Thanks to Shanghai Private Tour and Alex.

Ms. Janice Neal
Reviewed 24 October 2019
Family day tour of Shanghai

We loved the view from The Bund, the visit inside Pearl Tower and Yu Garden. We plan to come back and spend more time to discover Shanghai. The guide was great. Jane made everything to make us feel great! Maybe we will contact her next time, she is nice, friendly, helpful. She made our day! We enjoyed every minutes of our Shanghai tour.

Reviewed 15 September 2019
A Great day in Shanghai with tour guide David

We had an amazing day with David from Shanghai Private Tours! He was extremely knowledgable and such a sweet and friendly person. Pick up was on time, the car was great, driver superb :)
Definitely highly recommended agency and guide, go for them, you won’t regret! :)

Mr. Umashankar Venkatesan
Reviewed 12 September 2019
Amazing Shanghai tour with Simon

What a Shanghai tour ... What a tour guide... absolutely amazing and well organised so highly experienced... thank you guys from Shanghai Private Tour for making this a wonderful experience for my family... my daughter don't want to go back home to Australia lollllll ... want to come back again. Highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour and tour guide Simon

Reviewed 05 September 2019
Fabulous past and present Shanghai day tour!

This was our very 1st trip to Shanghai and beyond our expectations. Our tour guide Jack was lovely, easy to talk to and very informative. We were driven around to places we we would never have found on our own.The French concession was charming as was the Jade Buddha temple. The food markets and alleyways we walked through was amazing. Our lunch at a restaurant was delicious. There are too many things to name but so glad we booked this day tour with Shanghai Private Tour, thank you again Jack . Hopefully we may get back to Shanghai for a return visit.

Reviewed 04 September 2019
Fantastic Guide & Great Tour in Shanghai

We loved the view from The Bund, the visit inside Pearl Tower and Yu Garden. We plan to come back and spend more time to discover Shanghai. The guide was great. Jane made everything to make us feel great! Maybe we will contact her next time, she is nice, friendly, helpful. She made our day!

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