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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

Our Shanghai private tour guide will meet you at the lobby of hotel (Exit of train station/airport) and escort you to start the 1 Day Shanghai Private Tour to Explore Shanghai Splendid Highlights of Past and Present.

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In the morning, first drive you to visit 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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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!

Reviewed 23 July 2019
Incredible tour of Shanghai!! Best ever.

I can highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour. The trip was exactly as advertised and certainly met or expectations. I booked the trip online and our consultant Bonnie was very helpful.The cost was reasonable and we did not encounter any unexpected fees. Our tour guide Simon is so knowledgeable and personable. He was also flexible and able to tailor our tour to our interests. This tour is the ONLY way to see Shanghai, and absolutely the very best way to see it! Cannot wait to return and take another tour with Shanghai Private Tour.

Ross Clark UK
Reviewed 06 June 2019
An excellent Shanghai day tour with tour guide Alex.

This was my third time back in Shanghai with my family (first time) and I have never gotten a better experience until I was able to go on a private tour with Alex. He did an excellent job of showing us around the Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, and the French Concession, full view on the top of the Shanghai Tower providing us great details about the sites and the Chinese culture and history. He was very flexible in allowing us to spend as much time as we wanted at these sites, as well as helping us with whatever we needed. We were able to have an authentic lunch at a delicious Shanghainese restaurant. Also, a great person to practice your Chinese with if you have been learning the language. Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. Would highly recommend!! What an experience!!

Reviewed 27 February 2019
The best shanghai day tour to see the old and new Shanghai.

We really enjoyed our trip with perfect English speaking tour guide. We can recommend to other Shanghai visiting tourists to choose this trip and Shanghai Private Toir service. The best of the best. Thank you.

Reviewed 23 February 2019
A fabulous Shanghai day tour with Shanghai Private Tour

Our travel agency and planner Sam and Bonnie did a fantastic job for me and my wife on our recent trip to Shanghai. During the planning process, Sam and Bonnie were very easy to work with. They listened to what we wanted to do in Shanghai based on this Shanghai day tour and made excellent recommendations for our itinerary. They were very quick to respond to questions and concerns. The final guide/itinerary they emailed was concise, informative, well laid out and easy to follow. It was always in my possession and I consulted it constantly.

We NEVER had a problem in Shanghai as the guides, drivers, and transfer reps were always on time, efficient, and friendly. We would have had difficulty doing some things, but they were always there to guide us through any potential difficulties.

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