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Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders

From $120 per person
Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders
  • Exploring Shanghai with Kids: 2 Days Shanghai Vacation Package of Interactive Fun and Cultural Wonders

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.

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

The Bund, 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)

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 requirements in your inquiry)

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

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


Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Start your family adventure in Shanghai with an easy and welcoming pick-up from your hotel or train station, where our "Your Way Holiday" sign signals the beginning of a magical journey. Today, we dive into the heart of Shanghai, exploring sights where history, culture, and modernity blend beautifully, offering engaging experiences for both parents and children.

Your Way Holiday in Shanghai

Our adventure begins at The Bund, an architectural treasure trove where every building tells a story. As parents admire the diverse styles from Gothic to Neoclassicism, kids will be captivated by tales of pirates and adventurers that once roamed these waters. Together, you'll gaze across the river at the futuristic skyline of Pudong, sparking conversations about history and the future, making The Bund a living classroom for all ages. Our guide, adept at engaging young minds, will ensure the stories come to life, making history fascinating for the entire family.


Just a stone's throw away is Yuyuan Garden, a tranquil haven amidst the city's hustle and bustle. Here, families can meander through ancient pavilions and rockeries, discovering hidden corners and koi-filled ponds that seem straight out of a fairy tale. The kids will be thrilled by the mythical stories behind each turn, from dragons guarding treasures to magical rocks. As you step into the vibrant Yuyuan Bazaar, the sensory overload of colors, smells, and sounds becomes a fun exploration game. Kids can try spotting the most interesting souvenir or tasting local snacks, turning the visit into an interactive cultural scavenger hunt, guided by our expert who knows just how to keep the little ones entertained and engaged.


Adjacent to Yuyuan Garden, the Yuyuan Bazaar awaits with its lively atmosphere, offering a kaleidoscope of traditional Chinese arts, crafts, and delicious street foods. It’s the perfect spot for a family adventure where parents and children alike can delve into the rich array of antiques, silk fans, bamboo crafts, and shell carvings. The air is filled with the enticing aromas of authentic Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings), vegetarian buns, and savory chicken soup, inviting families to sample the flavors of the city together. Our guide will turn the visit into an exciting cultural journey, sharing fun facts and stories that captivate both adults and kids, making the Yuyuan Bazaar an unforgettable part of your Shanghai exploration.

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Following the serene beauty of Yuyuan, our journey continues to the Shanghai Confucian Temple, where families can uncover the wisdom of Confucius together. This peaceful site offers a unique educational experience, allowing parents and children to learn about Confucian values and their impact on Chinese culture. Interactive storytelling by our guide brings ancient teachings to life, engaging kids’ curiosity and providing valuable insights that resonate with the whole family.

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Our exploration then leads us to the creative alleys of Tianzifang in Taikang Road, a place brimming with art, culture, and a lively atmosphere that children love. Here, families can discover how traditional Shikumen houses have been transformed into vibrant galleries, cafes, and shops. Kids will be thrilled by the colorful street art, quirky boutiques, and the chance to spot local artisans at work. Our guide will ensure the exploration is both fun and educational, highlighting the stories of innovation and creativity that make Tianzifang a symbol of Shanghai's dynamic spirit.


Concluding the day at the Jade Buddha Temple, families will find a serene retreat filled with cultural richness. Children will be fascinated by the stories behind the jade Buddhas, while parents appreciate the artistry and peaceful ambiance. Our guide’s expert narration provides context and meaning, making the temple visit a spiritually enriching experience for everyone. As we ensure a comfortable and reflective journey back, sharing insights and tales from the day, we're committed to making every moment of your Shanghai adventure as enriching as possible, leaving your family with lasting memories and a deeper connection to this vibrant city.

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End your day in Shanghai with a dazzling visit to the ERA Theater to witness a breathtaking acrobatics show that combines traditional Chinese arts with modern technologies. This stunning performance, perfect for both children and parents, showcases gravity-defying feats that tell a story of China's evolution from its ancient past to its innovative future. Our guide will provide insights into the history and significance of Chinese acrobatics, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of each act. As you're transported back to your hotel, our guide will share reflections on the performance, helping your family connect the cultural dots. This evening at ERA Theater promises not only a visual spectacle but an educational experience that will leave lasting memories of Shanghai's dynamic cultural landscape.


Ensuring your journey back is as enriching as your explorations, our guide will continue to share insights and stories, reflecting on the day's experiences. This thoughtful service underscores our commitment to making every moment of your Shanghai adventure meaningful, leaving you with a deeper connection to the city's historical depth and cultural vibrancy.

Day 2

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Nanjing Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Chocolate Factory, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC)
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

After a hearty breakfast, your day begins with a rendezvous with your guide in the hotel lobby, ready to whisk you away to Shanghai's heartthrob, Nanjing Road. This iconic thoroughfare is more than just a street; it's a bustling symphony of culture, history, and modern commerce, stretching 5.5 km from the pulsating People's Square to the scenic Bund. As you stroll down East Nanjing Road, the air buzzes with the energy of over 1.5 million daily visitors, each drawn by the allure of the 360+ malls, department stores, and culinary delights that line this vibrant artery. The blend of historical charm with contemporary flair is palpable, offering a window into Shanghai's soul. Our guide will pepper your journey with tales of the street's transformation from a traditional commercial hub to a modern shopping paradise, ensuring each step is filled with discovery and delight.

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In the afternoon, Pudong New Area stands as a testament to Shanghai's futuristic ambitions. This district, perched at the mouth of the Yangtze, is a dazzling showcase of modernity, with its skyline piercing the clouds and its global financial hubs humming with activity. Our guide will illustrate Pudong's meteoric rise, offering anecdotes of its development and its pivotal role in China's economic ascent, making your visit an immersive experience into the heart of Shanghai's economic powerhouse.


After lunch, join your guide for a visit to the Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Theatre, an engaging experience for both adults and children. Here, you'll dive into the world of chocolate making, participating in interactive workshops where you can craft your own chocolates while learning about the process from bean to bar. The factory tour includes a tasting session where you can savor different chocolate varieties, enhancing your understanding of how cocoa origins affect flavor. Your guide will provide insightful commentary throughout the visit, making it a delightful and educational experience for the whole family, complete with delicious souvenirs to take home.


Your final destination is the Shanghai World Financial Center, affectionately known as “the Eye of Shanghai.” Ascend to the observation decks of this architectural wonder, and you're greeted with breathtaking vistas that span the entire city and beyond. The Sky Gate offers an interactive journey through Shanghai's history, marrying cutting-edge technology with stunning visual narratives of the city's evolution. Our guide will ensure your experience is not only visually spectacular but also rich with historical context and insights, providing a fitting climax to your Shanghai exploration.


As the day draws to a close, we ensure a smooth and thoughtful return to your hotel or the Shanghai train station, reflecting on a day filled with unforgettable sights and insights. Our guide's professionalism and attentive service throughout the day underscore our commitment to making your Shanghai journey enriching and memorable, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the city's dynamic spirit.

Optional Activities

Discover Shanghai through the eyes of your children with our uniquely crafted Shanghai Family Adventure! Dive into a cultural journey that is not only about seeing but also about engaging and creating, making every moment a learning adventure for your little explorers. Here are some handpicked experiences designed to immerse your family in the rich tapestry of Chinese culture, tradition, and modern innovation.

From Screen to Street - Living the Drama of 'Blooming Shanghai' in Real Life (TBA)

Get ready for an exciting tour of Shanghai's Huanghe Road, the famous filming spot for this year's hottest TV drama, "Blossoms Shanghai". Feel like a star as you wander through the same places seen in the series, soaking up the city's vibrant energy. Take a leisurely stroll along the street, enjoying the cultural vibes of Shanghai. Treat your taste buds to a culinary feast with local delights like pork rib rice cake and pan-fried dumplings, just like the ones in the show. Make sure to stop by the restaurants featured in "Blooming Shanghai", such as Taisheng Yuan, and indulge in the famous butterfly pastry at the Grand Hotel. Come along for an unforgettable adventure into the world of "Blooming Shanghai" right here in Shanghai!


Traditional Chinese Calligraphy Session - A Brush with Culture (TBA)

 Embark on a creative journey with a traditional Chinese calligraphy session, an art form that is both meditative and educational. This activity isn't just about putting ink to paper; it's a dive into the essence of Chinese history and philosophy. Your children will love the hands-on experience, learning to hold the brush and make their strokes under the guidance of a skilled calligrapher. This immersive workshop, set in the serene surroundings of a local cultural center, offers a unique opportunity to bring home a piece of China crafted by your own hands.


Interactive Chinese Opera Experience at Yuyuan Garden (TBA) 

Step into the enchanting world of Chinese opera at Yuyuan Garden, where tradition meets storytelling in a vivid display of costumes, makeup, and musical artistry. This isn't just a show; it's an interactive experience that invites your family to go behind the scenes. Learn about the colorful stories being told, the intricate gestures, and the symbolism behind the dramatic makeup. Your children can even try on costumes and pose for a unique photo opportunity, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Traditional Chinese Paper-Cutting Workshop in Shanghai (TBA)

Immerse yourself in the ancient art of Chinese paper-cutting in the vibrant city of Shanghai. This workshop is more than just an art class; it's a gateway into the delicate world of paper art, a cherished cultural heritage of China. Participate in a hands-on session where you and your family can learn the techniques of cutting paper into beautiful designs, from simple patterns to intricate scenes that tell tales of Chinese folklore and daily life.Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, discover the symbolism behind various traditional motifs, such as prosperity, happiness, and health. Each cut and snip offers a deeper connection to Chinese cultural values, making this not only a craft activity but also an educational journey into the heart of Chinese artistic expression. Your children will have the opportunity to create their own paper-cut masterpieces, which they can take home as souvenirs. This interactive experience is not only enjoyable but also enriches your family’s understanding of Chinese culture through a very personal and creative expression.


Our Shanghai Family Adventure is designed to be flexible, allowing you to mix and match activities to suit your family's interests. Whether it's mastering the art of calligraphy, being spellbound by the drama of Chinese opera, or stepping into the heart of traditional Chinese celebrations, each experience is tailored to spark curiosity, foster understanding, and create joyous family memories in the heart of Shanghai.

Join us on this cultural odyssey, and let's make your family's journey to Shanghai an unforgettable exploration of Chinese culture, tradition, and fun!

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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. City-to-City Train Tickets: Include the cost of train or flight tickets between the cities listed in the itinerary, ensuring a smooth and efficient travel experience.
7. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
8. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.
6. Accommodation: Hotel stays are not included in the package. However, we will gladly recommend reputable and comfortable hotels for your consideration, ensuring a pleasant stay during your trip.

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Reviewed on 10 December 2019

Really excellent tour conducted by the very knowledgeable and personable, Penny.
She guided us through areas and sights that we would never have located ourselves, all with good humour.
Highly recommended ??????

Tony Merriman
Reviewed on 06 November 2019

Our tour guide, Simon is very informative, accomadating and helpful. Specially to my mother who is on a wheelchair. The tour was great. We ate delicious local chinese dumplings & noodles. We visited historical and modern places that Shanghai is known for. He even took pictures and sent them to us. It was a memorable experience.
Ps. We also have a very professional driver and felt safe during our trip. Highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour ans guide Simon.

Pamela Sanders
Reviewed on 29 October 2019

We have just come back from a short weekend trip to Shanghai. It was our first visit to the city and we had no idea what to see especially as we were only there for two days. We booked this tour with Shanghai Private Tour based on reviews and I have to say that we were not disappointed. I feel that we have left with a good overview of what the city has to offer its tourists.

I cannot thank our guide Alex enough. To sum it up he was great - incredibly personable, knowledgable and great with my 8 year old daughter - we were a party of 3 adults and one child and all of us genuinely enjoyed the day and were not too overloaded with information or travel. Alex pitched it completely right. Thank you.

Reviewed on 28 October 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Penny as our guide. Penny knows her city well and her English is excellent. She shared so many interesting facts with us about the city and the Chinese people. Mary guided us through a typical Shanghai dumpling meal and introduced us to a number of dishes. It was her goal to make our trip to shanghai exactly as we wanted and she was extremely flexible. When I needed a rest she always knew a comfortable place to have a break. She was an asset when we shopped as well. Our driver was great throughout the tour. He dropped us off nearby our sightseeing and picked us up promptly when we were done. I highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour and be sure to ask for Mary to have a memorable experience.

Ms. Janice Neal
Reviewed on 12 September 2019

Booked a tour with Shanghai Private Tour for a personalized two days in Shanghai and from day one to the day of the tour were completely worry free! From day one, Bonnie was incredibly responsive and answered all my questions with ease. Leading up to the day of the tour, I met with Simon for a solo visit and he was so incredibly personal. He kept the same energy throughout the whole day and never showed and ounce of tiredness. Not only that but he was incredibly informative and went above and beyond his role to help me. HIGHLY recommend Shanghai Private Tour and guide Simon

Reviewed on 05 September 2019

The tour was great for first timer in Shanghai. Our tour guide, Mr. David was doing a great job. He is knowledgeable, professional and friendly, with a great sense of humour. He understood our preferences and tailored the tour accordingly. The view from SWFC was really breathtaking. Yu Garden was great but avoid high seasons period otherwise will be even more crowd and the place is not really huge to cater too many people. I have visited Shanghai before but only this time taking the tour and it was great. We would recommend David to any friends visiting Shanghai.

Kathy M
Reviewed on 23 July 2019

We explored Shanghai city as a family group with the lovely tour guide Nancy. Literally, Nancy made our tour today unforgettable and enjoyable too, she is really good in communication with the visitors by exchanging helpful information about a specific places. Also, she is so friendly and flexible in selecting places you want to visit the most. We had visit local places which are cool, special and unique where the majority of international visitors won’t know about it. Thank you Shanghai Private Tour for the awesome tour and looking forward to enjoy the next trip.

Reviewed on 27 February 2019

I had an amazing two days Shanghai tour with David ( tour guide). The car was very comfortable, the tour guide was well conversant in English and very friendly, he also had ample knowledge about the various sites he took us too. The hotel recommendation from Shanghai Private tour was great also. We would recommend this tour to everyone.

Reviewed on 27 February 2019

We truly had an amazing time in Shanghai with this two days Shanghai package tour. It was epic! Our guide was incredible! The driver and comfort of the vehicle was 5 Star! Then! The lunch! Oh my! Unbelievable! So wonderful! We truly are so very grateful and happy! Great job!!!

Reviewed on 23 February 2019

We could not have chosen a better service linking us to our wonderful travel agency. This was our first time using Shanghai Private Tour, so we were a bit hesitant. But it turned out to be the best decision we could have made. They got us in touch with a couple of travel agencies, and we chose this company for our 2 days shanghai package tour.They provided excellent and pleasant communication throughout our planning phase, and connected us with very professional local tour guides. A special thank you to our travel agent who helped us plan our trip, and our guide David. He helped us in giving my dad the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Shanghai Private Tour ! We will gladly book again!


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