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Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

From $60 per person
Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights
  • Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

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.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

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

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

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (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


Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession, The Bund
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Welcome to Shanghai! Our pick-up service at Shanghai International Airport includes a warm greeting with a sign "Your Way Holiday." Your private guide will ensure a smooth and seamless transition into your layover tour of the city's highlights.

Your Way Holiday in Shanghai

Your first stop is Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai's largest ancient garden, showcasing Ming and Qing architectural styles. Marvel at beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges, and rockeries. Stroll through the intricately designed corridors and paths, each corner revealing a new perspective. Yuyuan Garden is a sophisticated example of creating a miniature world by blending several elements: pavilions, small hills, carefully selected and placed rocks, lotus ponds, winding paths, and lush greenery. Your guide will share fascinating historical and cultural insights, helping you appreciate the sophisticated art of classical Chinese gardens. Enjoy the peaceful and serene environment, which offers a welcome escape from the city's hustle and bustle.


Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, one of Shanghai's most important Buddhist temples. Founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen, the temple was rebuilt after being occupied during the 1911 revolution. Admire the two original white jade Buddha statues that Abbot Hui Gen brought from Burma—a 1.95-meter-tall sitting Buddha and a smaller reclining Buddha. As your guide shares stories of the temple's rich history, you'll gain a deeper understanding of its spiritual significance. The temple also houses other remarkable Buddha statues and ancient relics. Let the incense-filled air and the chanting of monks transport you into a realm of peace and tranquility.


Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the Old French Concession. Listen as your guide recounts tales of Shanghai's radical cultural transformation, highlighting how this charming neighborhood became the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party. Stroll along cobbled streets and notice the wrought-iron railings reminiscent of 19th-century Paris. Absorb the unique mix of architectural styles as you pass by charming colonial villas and quaint boutiques. The area's French-style park offers a lovely backdrop for relaxing and people-watching.  


Conclude your city tour at The Bund, Shanghai's most iconic waterfront area. Facing the modern skyscrapers of Pudong across the Huangpu River, the Bund features an eclectic mix of architectural styles, including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Renaissance, and more. Let your guide paint a picture of Shanghai's transformation as you admire landmarks like the Customs House and the Peace Hotel. Gaze across the river to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, which highlight the city's futuristic skyline. Here, you'll experience firsthand why Shanghai is known as the "Paris of the East."


Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable and personable guide will provide in-depth information on each site, offering insights that elevate your understanding of Shanghai's cultural tapestry. At the end of your adventure, you'll be smoothly transferred back to Shanghai International Airport, leaving with memories of an unforgettable layover in China's most dynamic city.

Optional Activities

Shanghai is a city with a multicultural blend. It has many famous tourist attractions, such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Nanjing road pedestrian street. However, it will be crowded in the peak seasons. If you want to get to know Shanghai from a new perspective and look for the secrets that unknown, our Shanghai Private Tour offers you 100% flexibility. you can replace or mix and match the places you want to go or the activities you want to participate in. Below we list some unconventional activities and minority attractions for your reference.

Shanghai's Vintage Gem: Unveil the Elegance of Wukang Road (Free for charge)

Get ready for a captivating stroll through Wukang Road, a street where history meets style. As soon as you step onto Wukang Road, the towering French Renaissance-style Wukang Mansion comes into view. This iconic landmark, immortalized in the works of Eileen Chang, is the birthplace of countless fashion photoshoots. Stand in front of its elegant curved balconies and snap a stylish vintage shot!Continue your stroll and don't miss the greenery-clad "Romeo Balcony," where a glance over the shoulder feels like meeting across centuries. Dress in your favorite outfit and let the camera capture your romantic moment!Next, visit the former residence of literary master Ba Jin. Feel the tranquility in the dappled light, and capture this serene moment with your camera, adding a touch of sophistication to your journey.Wukang Road’s colorful old Western-style buildings call for simple yet stylish attire. Think classic shades of black, white, and gray, or vintage polka dots and stripes to blend effortlessly with the timeless architecture and capture chic photos!Walking along Wukang Road, each brick and stone tells a story, and every building is a mark of its era. Bring your curiosity and camera, and let's leave our most beautiful footprints on this story-filled road together!


Visit the BIGGEST STARBUCKS FLAGSHIP STORE in the world (Free for charge)

Starbucks flagship store on Nanjing West Road is the world's largest store, not in Seattle but in downtown Shanghai. Here you will see a rich variety of coffee and snacks, which can absolutely dazzle you with the limited edition of Starbucks peripheral products, just like a Coffee Museum, the only one in the world. Before the end of your trip in Shanghai, Go and explore.

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Jewish Culture in Shanghai-Jewish Refugees Museum (Free for charge)
Jewish Refugees Museum witnessed the vicissitudes of Shanghai and Jewish residents during World War II. You can took half an hour to visit the museum, talk to history and listen to their past stories. Witness the vicissitudes of Shanghai and the origin of Jewish culture.


Afternoon tea experience in Moller Villa Mansion (Admission Fee: Free)
There is a place in Shanghai that will give you a whole new afternoon tea experience - Moller Villa mansion. The mansion features beautiful Tudor and Gothic architecture including brown and multicolored tiled steeples and resembles a European castle. Now it has become a restaurant, where there are very authentic afternoon tea, with old Shanghai atmosphere. Tired of traveling? Let your guide take you to this garden style castle for an afternoon tea.


Art appreciation in 1933 Creative Hub (Free for charge)
If you want to get to know more about the history and culture of Shanghai, why not ask your guide to bring you to the 1933 Creative Hub. It was a slaughterhouse, but now one of the most famous historical buildings in Shanghai. You will be amazed by the complex structure and the architecture with the essence of eastern and Western culture.


Breakfast Experience at Yuyuan Bazaar (within 20 Yuan P.P)
If you haven't eaten Nanxiang Soup Dumplings, you have never been to Shanghai. And the best Nanxiang Soup Dumpling should be tasted in Yuyuan Bazaar (city god temple), Tired of breakfast in the hotel? Don't Worry! You can choose to go to the Yuyuan Bazaar for your Nanxiang Soup Dumpling breakfast, which is very fantastic.


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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 on 01 June 2020

Let me start off by saying Shanghai Private Tour is AMAZING ! my husband , and I shopped around for a 14 hour layover tour in Shanghai, other tour companies were not as helpful nor did they respond to my emails on time. Shanghai Private Tour meet all our expectations from the moment we landed in Shanghai. My tour guide was Bonnie .very knowable, Sweet young lady . Once we landed mind you still on the plane we recieved a call from celine letting us know she was aware we landed ,and waiting for us with a sign . Bonnie took us to all the places we wished to visit , and some great restaurants with amazing dumplings . She made us comfortable from the very beginning. If your planning a trip to Shanghai dont hesitate to book with Shanghai Private tour. You won't regret it.

Sharon Tan
Reviewed on 15 May 2020

My two friends and I had an incredible experience in Shanghai for our Layover. Bonnie has excellent communication for helping me set up the tour. It was very nice and comfortable talking and listening to our guide Alex as he has that easy get along type of personality. And he is also a very caring person taking care of our need during the trip. He was so knowledgeable about the history of Shanghai and their country, he offered us valuable information in a timely, professional manner. He took us to some fantastic locations for an authentic tour of Shanghai. The car was in perfect state, and our driver was perfectly courteous and professional and, in spite of a charged traffic, everywhere skillfully drove us in secure conditions. Shanghai Private Tour did a great job of keeping us informed! Thanks so much for a very memorable time! This trip to Shanghai will always be one of my favorite journeys!

John T Kearns
Reviewed on 15 May 2020

I had such a great experience with this tour company. My guide Tommy was very knowledgeable and responsive to what I wanted to see (I specifically asked for an opportunity to jewelry shop!). It was a great day and they got me back in plenty of time to make my flight. They also gave very specific instructions that made customs a breeze.
Highly recommend!

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