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Shanghai 1 Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

From $50 per person

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Shanghai 1 Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights is a fully guided tour for those who have just one day to see the best of Shanghai. Make the most of your time with your knowledgeable Shanghai Private Tour guide, see all top Shanghai attractions. With complete flexibility, follow this itinerary or create your own for a unique Shanghai experience. You'll get an insight into the city's culture, history, local lifestyle and future.

Duration: 6 - 8 hours

Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

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

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

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

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Greet your guide at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement), you'll find a welcome signage "Shanghai Private Tour". One day tour in Shanghai includes the following attractions and activities:

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Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai Private Tour"

Your first stop is Yuyuan Garden: The 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. 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, visit the Nanjing RoadWhen people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.


Continue your tour to 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.


Your final stop is  Old French Concession, listen as your guide sets the historical scene and directs your attention to cobbled streets and wrought-iron railings reminiscent of 19th-century Paris. Hear of the radical cultural transformation that occurred at the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party and absorb the botanical beauty of a French-style park during your stroll.  


After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement).

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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Joanne Koh
Reviewed on 21 January 2020
Private Shanghai Day Trip

We had the most wonderful and memorable day in Shanghai. Wendy is the best tour guide I've had! She had excellent knowledge of the sights thaI visited in Shanghai city. Yu Garden is my favorite place, such a beautiful Chinese garden. She also took me on a tour of old part of the city, the old temples and modern part of Shanghai. It was nice to take with her to learn more about life in Shanghai. The lunch that our guide arranged was great. Don't hesitate to book this tour with Shanghai Private Tour and ask for Wendy, you will love it!

Reviewed on 20 January 2020
Best Tour Ever!!!

It was a fantastic tour with an excellent guide. Autumn, our guide did a great job. The trip started from Yu Garden, the Bund, then Nanjing Road and finally old French Concession with a nice Jade Buddha Temple. Autumn was very knowledgeable on all of the places we visited making it a very interesting tour. And she had fantastic English and spoke both Chinese and english to accommodate all of us since my parents only can speak Chinese. She took us to a lovely small restaurant for lunch where we had amazing food and great conversation.
I would definitely recommend Autumn as a well organized and knowledgeable tour guide! Thank you, Autumn.

Bobby J. Moon
Reviewed on 10 December 2019
Fabulous day in Shanghai

From the start everything was easy with Shanghai Private Tour. Great and fast communication, it was simple to book and pay and they sent final details through early as I was unsure about email access when travelling. Alex our guide for the day was brilliant. He was so knowledgeable and willing to tailor the day to what we wanted to do. He also rang around for restaurant bookings for us for the evening and recommended a fabulous bar for amazing night views of the bund which we would never have found and told exactly how to get there in the subway. We loved Shanghai and I am sure this was partly down to having such a great tour. We would definitely recommend Shanghai Private Tour and will certainly use their again next time we go to China!

James Dowden
Reviewed on 06 December 2019
Knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly guide Shanghai Private Tour

Alex was the guide during our Shanghai full day tour and she definitely deserves a five star rating! As we were travelling with a toddler, we had to slightly delay our trip and this last minute request was met without any issue by Alex and the driver. During the day trip, Alex was knowledgeable, thoughtful and extremely accommodating to our requests. The vehicle we travelled in was spacious, clean and comfortable and the driver was smooth when driving us around the city. We left our sunglasses in the car and Alex very kindly brought it back to our hotel the very next morning. Grateful for the hospitality shown by the team.

Reviewed on 25 November 2019
A great Shanghai day trip. Thanks Autumn!

We had a wonderful day exploring Shanghai. Autumn 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 Autumn!).

Reviewed on 24 November 2019
Fantastic, worry free experience

Our group of 6 enjoyed a great, full day tour of Shanghai highlights. China private tour was very responsive to our queries and needs. Our guide was Autumn, who happily shared her extensive knowledge of local culture and history with us. The tour pacing was great. She brought us to a fantastic local dumpling restaurant. We enjoyed the tea ceremony and learning about tea culture. Overall, we highly recommend this tour.

Ms. Lynda Wade
Reviewed on 16 November 2019
Great Shanghai Highlight Day Tour

Our guide Alex was excellent. He is knowledgeable, professional and friendly, with a great sense of humour. He understood our preferences and tailored the tour accordingly. We would recommend Alex to any friends visiting Shanghai.

Walter Schimmerling
Reviewed on 06 November 2019
Knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly guide by Shanghai Private Tour

Alex was the guide during our Shanghai full day tour and he definitely deserves a five star rating! As we were travelling with a toddler, we had to slightly delay our trip and this last minute request was met without any issue by Alex and the driver. During the day trip, Alex was knowledgeable, thoughtful and extremely accommodating to our requests. The vehicle we travelled in was spacious, clean and comfortable and the driver was smooth when driving us around the city. Grateful for the hospitality shown by the team. Highly recommend Alex and Shanghai Private Tour

Helén Larhammar
Reviewed on 29 October 2019
Shanghai Surprise

The booking through Shanghai Priate Tour was easy and fast. Alex was our guide. He is an energetic, knowledgable person who has a passion for his country and city. Having never been to Shanghai, we were unsure of what we would see or what to expect. Alex showed us things and told us about Chinese culture and history that made us excited to be there. He focused on the old Shanghai area and gave us a great sampling of Shanghai both old and new.

Tony Merriman
Reviewed on 28 October 2019
No Better Way to Experience Shanghai

During a recent business trip to China, I got one free day to explore Shanghai. I considered exploring the city on my own, but in the end decided to book a full day private tour with Shanghai Private Tour. It was a great decision. We explored far more sites and neighborhoods than I would have been able to on my own, and the context and conversation made the day so enjoyable! Thank you to David, my tour guide, for this fun day!

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