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Welcome to Shanghai: Unveiling the City's Marvels for First-Time Explorers

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Shanghai with our specialized day trips and vacation packages, expertly designed for first-time visitors. Immerse yourself in the essence of this vibrant city as our thoughtfully crafted itineraries showcase must-visit landmarks and cultural gems.

Key Highlights: Discover iconic attractions like the historic Bund, the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower, and the enchanting Yuyuan Garden. Our packages ensure you witness the juxtaposition of traditional and modern Shanghai, offering a comprehensive introduction to the city's rich history and dynamic present.

Expert Guidance: Our exceptional guides, locals passionate about sharing Shanghai's stories, accompany you every step of the way. Benefit from their insights as they navigate you through the bustling streets, providing historical context and cultural nuances to enhance your experience.

Begin your Shanghai journey with confidence, exploring the city's wonders with our expert guidance and carefully curated packages. Uncover the allure of Shanghai, making your first visit an unforgettable adventure.

Shanghai Tours For First Time Travelers

Duration:6 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession

Tour Style:Incredible Shanghai Highlights Day Tour 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.

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From $50 p/p

Duration:6 - 8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Pudong New Area(Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, OPTIONAL)

Tour Style:If you only have one day in Shanghai, we highly recommend this one day tour in shanghai. This fully customizable tour particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai touring traditional gardens, bustling shopping streets, historic buildings, and even to the top of a skyscraper with your knowledgeable guide. It will let you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.

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From $70 p/p

Duration:8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar

Tour Style:Discover Shangha's most incredible city highlights and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town regarded as "oriental Venice" during this wonderful Shanghai day tour. Accompanied by a professional guide, stroll around the old lanes with antiquated architecture, wander along the canal with old bridges and take the boat (Optional) on tranquil canals in Zhujiajiao for a half day. Followed by another half day tour to see the most incredible city highlights.

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From $80 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Local Park, Marriage Market, Wet & Food Market, Shanghai Bird and Insect Market, Old French Concession, Tianzifang Area

Tour Style:Embark on a local's journey through the heart of the city, delving into its vibrant culture and hidden gems. With "Local Explorer," experience the city's depth, discover unique neighborhoods, savor authentic cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local way of life. Travel like a local, uncovering the essence of the city through personalized insights and memorable encounters.

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From $60 p/p

Duration:4 - 5 hours

Attractions(Cities):Pick two or three attractions as you are interested

Tour Style:Want to see the top sights in Shanghai with a professional private tour guide? Then go on this half day Shanghai city tour that puts the power in your hands to decide what attractions you visit. Avoid lengthy itineraries of places that don't interest you. You can customized the tour entirely on your preferences and discuss with your guide for advice. Flexible on the start and finish time.

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From $45 p/p

Duration:4-5 hours

Attractions(Cities):Boat Cruise on Huangpu River, Yuyuan Bazaar (Shanghai City God Temple)

Tour Style:Book this private Shanghai evening tour, stroll the most famous food street-Yuyuan Bazaar (Shanghai City God Temple) in downtown Shanghai, which can offer you opporunity to taste the city from a local's perspective, taking the Huangpu River Cruise to enjoy the stunning light view and the amazing architecture of the city. It's the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline view.

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From $60 p/p

Duration:8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai private tour guide service,Shanghai Translator Service,Shanghai Interpreter Service,etc.

Tour Style:Shanghai Private Tour has full time private guides with a professional license or tour guiding certificate with expertise in history, shopping, business, nightlife and pretty much anything else you can think of. There aren't only tour guides either - assistants and interpreters too! They will help you learn a lot about the region, get a great price by skipping the middlemen and ensure you have a pleasant experience.

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From $50 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Bund, Shanghai Tower, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Yuyuan Bazaar & Snack Street, Disneyland Park

Tour Style:This Shanghai Vacation Package is for families who want to make sure everyone - kids and parents alike - enjoys their visit to Shanghai. Your private guide will be young and dynamic, and will interact well with each member of the family. To put the kid breaks and your program together this tour includes Disneyland Park, old Snack & Food Street, the Bund, Shanghai Tower and Old French Concession. All have get great stories behind them that can speak to children as well as for adults.

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From $140 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Pudong New Area, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC)

Tour Style:Shanghai is an intoxicating hybrid of ancient China and a prosperous modern metropolis, as such, it's full of variety. 2 Days Shanghai City Tour with Old and New Landmarks is the best way to explore the Old and New Shanghai, from traditional gardens, bustling shopping streets, historic buildings, and even to the top of a skyscraper! Experiencing both parts of this mix, you will never forget this extraordinary trip in Shanghai.

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From $120 p/p

Duration:7 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession, The Bund

Tour Style:Shanghai offers Visa-free transit travel for transit tourists from 51 countries to spend up to 72 hours in Shanghai without a visa. We special offer sightseeing in shanghai with or without hotels for the transiting tourists and business travelers. If you only have a small amount of time or even for a solo travel, but still want to take a short trip, this is your best choice. We have selected this most popular Shanghai tour for you. Airport pickup and drop-off are included.

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From $60 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, Zhujiajiao Water Town

Tour Style:Book this Shanghai Vacation Packages: 3-Day Shanghai Essential with Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour experience Shanghai's most incredible city attractions and the remarkable "Oriental Venice" water town Zhujiajiao with your knowledgeable local shanghai tour guide. This private tour is particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai to get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.

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From $180 p/p

Duration:8 -9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Tianzifang,The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple

Tour Style:This one day Shanghai tour of city highlights is suitble for all visitors who want to pick up or drop off at any Shanghai cruise port (Wusongkou Cruise Terminal,Shanghai International Cruise Terminal on Dongdaming Road).Picked up from your cruise terminal and start your Shanghai day tour with car or van and our Shanghai Private Tour Guide, a comfortable and affordable way to see Shanghai in a short day.

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From $68 p/p

Duration:2 Days 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Bund,Duolun Road,Home Quarter Lanes,Food Market and Mahjong Room,Yuyuan Garden & Shanghai Old Street,Shanghai Tower,Confucius Temple,Catalpa Garden,Trames Town,Acrobatic Show

Tour Style:This shanghai holiday package will show you an amazing part of Shanghai by visiting the most popular highlighs in Shanghai. Besides, you will also go to Explore Hidden Door Highlights to explore lesser-known historical attractions that provide insight into city's past. Enjoy the Best Chinese Acrobatics at night, a captivating combination of Chinese history, mesmerizing martial arts and incredible special effects throughout the unique spectacle.

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From $170 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):TBA

Tour Style:Book a Shanghai Day Tour: Self-Guided Chauffeured City Tour Shanghai so you can explore the places on your list with 100% flexibility or based on the shanghai sample itinerary we suggested. We have clean and comfortable cars come with a desinated private driver. All our drivers are officially licensed with more than 10+ years drivng experience.

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From $30 p/p

Duration:5 - 6 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Acrobatics Show, Xintiandi, Yuyuan Old Street (Yuyuan Bazaar)

Tour Style:Shanghai Night Tours with Acrobatic Show allows you to enjoy the splendid view of the mega Shanghai city at night with some local must see site: The Xintiandi, Yuyuan Old Street and the Shanghai acrobatic show which has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Shanghai.

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From $80 p/p

Duration:6 - 8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Magnetic Levitation, The Bund, Yuyuan Bazaar, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower

Tour Style:Book this Shanghai Vacation Package to discover the best highlights with our local shanghai tour guide experiencing both parts of the old and new Shanghai, you will never forget this extraordinary trip. Also, you will have the chance to experience Maglev Train, which can reach almost 390KM per hour.

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From $80 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Old French Concession, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Huangpu River Night Cruise, Shanghai Disneyland, Zhujiajiao Water Town, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower

Tour Style:Experience the allure of Shanghai over four magical days, where the echoes of centuries past harmonize seamlessly with the vibrant pulse of China's future. In this city of enchantment, witness the remarkable journey from a quaint fishing village by the East China Sea to a bustling international metropolis. Your adventure promises an immersive exploration of Shanghai's rich historical tapestry, coupled with glimpses into the nation's visionary future. However, the zenith of this enchanting journey unfolds at Shanghai Disney Resort – a realm of pure magic. Lose yourself in dream-like castles and gardens that not only ignite your imagination but also offer a tangible taste of creativity and liberation. Shanghai, a city that effortlessly embodies both the ideal and the real, beckons you to discover its irresistible charm.

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From $240 p/p

Duration:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Master of Nets Garden, Couple's Retreat Garden (Ou Yuan), Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Take a Shanghai to Suzhou day trip with our knowledgeable shanghai tour guide, visit the most representative garden in Suzhou and Tongli water town. And bullet train makse people from Shanghai to Suzhou or Suzhou to Shanghai easily to reach. All entrance fees, round way train tickets, typical Suzhou lunch, bottled water, english speaking tour guide and authentic experiences are arranged.

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From $100 p/p

Duration:9 - 10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Book this Shanghai Sightseeing Tour with Excursion to Tongli Water Village to Discover Shanghai's most incredible city attractions. Accompanied by our shanghai private tour guide, stroll around the old lanes with antiquated architecture, wander along the canal with old bridges and take the boat on tranquil canals in Tongli for a half day.

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From $95 p/p

Duration:4 - 5 hours

Attractions(Cities):VIP Huangpu River Boat Cruise

Tour Style:Shanghai is a city that never sleep. This Luxury Night Tour in Shanghai: VIP Huangpu River Cruise with the assistance of the knowledgeable guide is perfect for those who want to get a fantastic introduction of Shanghai nightlife in luxury way. When you enjoy Huangpu river night cruise, you will enjoy your buffet dinner on the boat, on the cruise, admire top Shanghai landmarks including Shanghai Bund, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, Shanghai Historic Buildings, Shanghai Tower.

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From $90 p/p

Duration:24/48 hours

Attractions(Cities):Xintiandi, Pudong, The Bund, Jade Buddah Temple, Yuyuan Garden, People’s Square, Shanghai Art Museum, Cool Docks, Oriental Pearl Tower

Tour Style:Want to find an all inclusive city tour package to discover the city sights of Shanghai? Book this Shanghai Sightseeing Tours: Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus, aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, admire the panoramic views of top Shanghai attractions including Xintiandi, Pudong, The Bund, Jade Buddah Temple, Yuyuan Garden, People's Square, Shanghai Art Museum, Cool Docks, Oriental Pearl Tower. There are free audio-commentary on the bus, and you can choose 8 languages when you go to a scenic spot. You also have options to choose your travel route that all includes must-see sites in Shanghai.

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From $28 p/p

Duration:1 Hour

Attractions(Cities):N/A

Tour Style:Take all the hassle out of traveling between Shanghai cruise port to Shanghai city by pre-booking this one way transfer service from Shanghai Cruise Port to Shanghai Downtown hote. Your driver will greet you on arrival, help with you luggage and escort you to your hotel in Shanghai downtown. It is a great way to make your trip in Shanghai more enjoyable and hassel-free!

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From $35 p/p

Duration:N/A

Attractions(Cities):Private Transfer Service

Tour Style:Experience a stress-free transfer from Shanghai downtown hotel to Shanghai Disneyland accompanied by a private experienced driver. You will get a door to door service and no need to worry about waiting in line to get a taxi or dealing with crowded public transportation; Travel comfortably from downtown Shanghai in a spacious vehicle with ample leg room and luggage space.

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From $40 p/p

Duration:N/A

Attractions(Cities):Private Transfer Service

Tour Style:Shanghai is the biggest city in China with a chaotic traffic. You may wonder to get you hotel from Shanghai airport, train station or cruise port. Take advantage of Shanghai private transfer service from airport, train station, cruise port to Shanghai hotel to ensure a hassle-free trip by booking this private arrival transfer. We are one of professional Shanghai local operators provides a secure, reliable and professional train station to hotel transfer service.

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From $33 p/p

Duration:TBA

Attractions(Cities):Admission Ticket to Shanghai Disneyland, Transfer Service

Tour Style:Queues for the Shanghai Disneyland Park, the largest Didney resort in Asia, can take over an hour at busy times, but this skip-the-line Shanghai Disneyland ticket save your precious Shanghai sightseeing time, let you breeze the crowds and enjoy fast pass entry. Simply show your passport and head straight up to the Disneyland where you can spend as long as you like exploring six magical lands in one day. To ensure you a hassle-free visit to Shanghai Disneyland, you have option to book the round-way transfer service.

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From $78 p/p

Duration:1 hour

Attractions(Cities):N/A

Tour Style:Book a reliable transportation from Shanghai Pudong Airport so you can get to your Shanghai hotel quickly with our professional service. One way airport transfer will let you avoid the stress of public transport and the hassle of crowded taxi ranks and travel to your private accommodation in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle, and bring you a comfortale experience! Manage and schedule your transfer right now!

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From $42 p/p

Most Asked Questions about Shanghai Private Tours

1. What are the most popular places to visit in Shanghai for first time travelers?

Shanghai attractions are plentiful and varied. Beyond the Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower cityscapes there are a huge range of museums (Shanghai Museum), colonial architecture, religious buildings, theatres, gardens, parks and shopping areas. For the first time traveler, you should go to visit Yu Garden, Temple of City God, The Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower

2. How many days should I plan for my Shanghai tour?

How many days should stay is depends on your schedule and interests, usually people stay around 4 days in Shanghai. Shanghai city tour, water Town tours from Shanghai, Hangzhou or Suzhou day tour from Shanghai, you can also plan a one day in Shanghai Disneyland if you travel with children.

3. How can I book your Shanghai tour?

You can send us your inquiry about the tour by email first, our travel consultant will reply to your inquiry with 12 hours. You will get a confirmation letter once we confirm the details for the tour. For the confirmation, we require 20% of total amount as deposit in advance.

4. Do all of your guides speak English?

Yes, our guide is based on bilingual speaking, Chinese and another language. Most of our guides are English Speaking guide and they can speak the fluent English and all of them obtain English Certificate. There is no communication barrier during the tour. 

5. Do you have guides that speak other languages?

Yes, most of our guides are English speaker. We also have some guides can speak Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese,  Cantonese.

6. Can I book a tour if we're just stopping in Shanghai on our cruise?

Yes, we can arrange the tour from Shanghai Port. You will be picked up from Shanghai cruise port and transferred back to the port after the tour. Please apply for a Chinese Tourist Visa before you come. As stated, without a proper visa the ship probably won’t let you off cause they know you’ll be back when you hit the customs booth because they will send you back to the ship.

7. Can just one person book a private tour?

All our tour can be arranged for one person, you will have you personal tour guide and driver. If you like to travel on your own and want to plan an independent arrangement, we are experts in designing private itinerary in Shanghai and nearby cities. We arranged lots of tours for solo traveler from different countries and got many positive reviews for our tours.

8. Can you arrange the Shanghai airport pick up service?

We provide Shanghai car rental service. The reservation process as below:

A: Make a quick inquiry by email; 

B: You’ll receive a quotation for your inquiry and booking details immediately. 

C: Confirm the booking and you will get a confirmation letter

For the airport pick up service, our driver will meet you at the exit of the arrival with your name board, help with your luggage in the car or van and transfer to your designated place.


9. How can I get to Disneyland Park?

Actually, it is very convenient to get to the resort area by subway, public bus, Taxi or car rental. There’s more than one way to reach your destination at Shanghai Disney Resort. You can by Resort Express Line Bus, the resort is equipped with a shuttle bus for tourism in order to facilitate visitors to Disney. So, consider your options and take the route that makes the most logistical sense for you and your family.

10. Can I join in the group tour in Shanghai?

Yes, we do Shanghai private tour and group tour. Such as Shanghai city highlights tour, Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Cruise Tour. You will share a bus and guide service with other clients, which will keep the cost affordable.

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