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Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour

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Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour
  • Incredible Shanghai Highlights One Day Tour

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.

Duration: 6 - 8 hours

Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Lu (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)


Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Welcome to Shanghai! Your exciting one-day tour begins with a warm greeting from your guide at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station, depending on your preference. Look out for the distinctive "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign. The day's itinerary unfolds with a curated selection of attractions and activities that showcase the best of Shanghai. Get ready for a memorable exploration of this vibrant city.

Your Way Holiday In Shanghai

Continuing your Shanghai exploration, the journey takes you to Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, a picturesque oasis in the heart of bustling Shanghai. Guided by our knowledgeable expert, you'll delve into the garden's history, its intricate architecture, and the vibrant marketplace that surrounds it. Yuyuan Garden, a classic example of Ming Dynasty garden design, boasts traditional pavilions, winding pathways, and charming ponds. Your guide will illuminate the symbolism embedded in the garden's layout, providing insights into Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. Explore the adjacent bazaar, where traditional crafts, local snacks, and unique souvenirs await, creating a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural vibrancy.


The tour then takes you to The Bund, Shanghai's iconic waterfront promenade. Stroll along the Huangpu River, marveling at the juxtaposition of historic colonial architecture and futuristic skyscrapers. Your guide will share the history of The Bund, explaining its significance as a symbol of Shanghai's economic prowess and cosmopolitan charm. Capture stunning views of the cityscape and the vibrant energy of the waterfront, providing a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication.


For lunch, we'll guide you to a carefully selected local eatery nearby. Indulge in an authentic Chinese dining experience, savoring regional flavors and specialties. Shanghai food shows the epitome of old Shanghai folklore, if you want to fully immerse in it, taste experience is essential, the most representative is Nanxiang steamed bun shop Xiaolongbao, the world's first cage title, Nanxiang Xiaolongbao is not only a kind of food, but also a symbol of Shanghai food culture. It embodies Shanghai people's pursuit of exquisite life and love for food. Each Xiaolongbao contains the master's heart and concentration, just like the city of Shanghai, everywhere reveals delicacy and delicacy.When you come to Shanghai, don't miss this special food. Additionally, your guide, attuned to your culinary preferences, will introduce you to authentic Shanghainese dishes, providing recommendations and insights that enhance your gastronomic journey. This experience not only fills you with delicious food but also deepens your connection and understanding of Shanghai’s vibrant culture.


Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), a globally renowned shopping haven, is your next destination. Your guide will navigate you through the lively streets, sharing insights into the latest trends, hidden gems, and the historical background of this vibrant shopping district. Nanjing Road, with its pedestrian-friendly layout, offers an array of boutiques, flagship stores, and modern malls. Your guide, attuned to your interests, ensures a personalized and enriching exploration, whether you're seeking fashion, local specialties, or modern attractions, making your Nanjing Lu experience both dynamic and culturally rich.


Jade Buddha Temple becomes the next stop, offering a tranquil escape in the midst of urban life. Your guide will provide historical context to the temple, narrating stories about its spiritual importance and the exquisite jade Buddha statues it houses. The temple, with its peaceful ambiance, serves as a haven for spiritual reflection and cultural appreciation. Your guide will unravel the intricate details of this cultural sanctuary, enhancing your understanding of Buddhism and its influence in Chinese history.


The tour concludes in the Old French Concession, a historic district exuding charm and nostalgia. Walk along tree-lined streets and admire colonial-era architecture as your guide shares fascinating stories about the blend of Chinese and European influences in this well-preserved area. Explore quaint cafes and boutiques, experiencing the unique atmosphere that makes the Old French Concession a beloved part of Shanghai. Uncover hidden gems and learn about the district's role in Shanghai's cultural evolution, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the harmonious coexistence of history and modernity. 


As the day winds down, your guide will escort you back to your hotel, Shanghai train station or airport, ensuring that your Shanghai adventure with "Your Way Holiday" leaves you with lasting memories of cultural discoveries, immersive experiences, and the rich tapestry of Shanghai's diverse attractions.

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.

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 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 to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
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. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.

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 covered by the tour fees.

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Kevin Lee
Reviewed on 04 January 2024

I had an outstanding experience on the 1-day Shanghai tour with Your Way Holiday, and I must highlight the exceptional service provided by our guide, Autumn.

Autumn's service was impeccable. Not only did she exhibit a profound understanding of Shanghai's history and culture, but her excellent command of English made the tour even more enjoyable. She effortlessly navigated us through the bustling Nanjing Lu, provided insightful details at the Jade Buddha Temple, and shared captivating stories about the Old French Concession.

Autumn's attention to detail and her ability to cater to diverse interests within the group truly stood out. Her passion for the city's history added an extra layer to the experience, making the tour not only visually stunning but also intellectually enriching.

I extend my sincere appreciation to Your Way Holiday for assigning such a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. Autumn's professionalism and expertise greatly contributed to a memorable day in Shanghai.

Thank you, Autumn, and Your Way Holiday, for an excellent tour!

Replied:04 January 2024

Dear Kevin,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with our guide, Autumn. We take pride in delivering knowledgeable and engaging tours, and it's fantastic to know that Autumn's service enhanced your day in Shanghai. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you on more enriching journeys in the future.

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Reviewed on 04 January 2024

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the incredible highlights of Shanghai on a 1-day tour with Your Way Holiday, and I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience.

From the moment I inquired about the tour, Your Way Holiday displayed exceptional professionalism and timely responsiveness. The team promptly addressed all my queries, making the booking process seamless.

The tour itself was a perfect blend of Shanghai's iconic attractions. Exploring Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, wandering down the vibrant Nanjing Lu, marveling at the serenity of Jade Buddha Temple, and strolling through the charming Old French Concession—all these experiences were expertly curated to showcase the best of Shanghai.

I want to express my gratitude to Your Way Holiday for their excellent organization, timely responses, and overall professionalism. The tour exceeded my expectations, and I look forward to booking more adventures with them in the future.

Thank you for a fantastic day in Shanghai!

Replied:04 January 2024

Dear Linda,

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Shanghai 1-day tour. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we look forward to welcoming you on more exciting adventures with Your Way Holiday.

Best regards

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Camille L
Reviewed on 05 June 2020

We thought the tour service from Sam's Shanghai Tours was the perfect way to get an introduction to this city. It was nice to leave all the details to the trip and to be able to relax and enjoy the trip. We thought the journey was an excellent value. Autumn was our guide. She is an energetic, knowledgable person who has a passion for her country and city. Having never been to Shanghai, we were unsure of what we would see or what to expect. Autumn showed us things and told us about Chinese culture and history that made us excited to be there. She focused on the old Shanghai area and gave us a great sampling of Shanghai both old and new.

Geordie Jones
Reviewed on 28 May 2020

I was in town for a weekend due to business, and I wanted to explore the city. Shanghai Private tour's was well organized logistically and operationally, and the tour guide, Autumn, was great. Shanghai can be an intimidating place because of its size and scale, not to mention the language. This is a great way to really feel like you’ve seen the city with a local who is very well-versed in the city’s history and speaks excellent English. Tour can also be customized based on your interests and experiences. If you are on the fence, go for it. I am glad I did.

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

I can’t speak highly enough of the private full-day tour of Shanghai we took with Shanghai Private Tours. Our guide, Autumn, spoke amazing English and fully accommodated every special request we made for the day (like, stopping at a cobbler shop I had read about in a guidebook that makes incredible embroidered shoes). Autumn was super knowledgeable about Shanghai and Chinese history. We never felt rushed, and our tour ended up going for around 10 hours, ending with a night view of the city from the top of Shanghai Tower. This company treats you very well, including things like VIP seats for the boat tour and extra dumplings if you want them for lunch! And dont miss the Tea Ceremony in the Confucius Temple, even if you’re not a tea fan. If you want a comprehensive tour of Shanghai that hits every highlight in a comprehensive, interesting way, choose Shanghai Private tours!

Reviewed on 15 May 2020

My two children and I were in Shanghai for a couple days to primarily go to Disneyland. We had only one full day to see the rest of Shanghai. We booked a driver and a guide for the whole day to do whatever we wanted. It was amazing. Our guide was Lily. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. We gave her a list of all the things we wanted to do and we saw all of them plus other things she suggested. There is no way we would have been able to do all we did without Lily and our driver. I can't imagine seeing the city any other way. We feel very blessed to have seen Shanghai when we did. Days after we left, they closed down Disneyland due to the coronavirus and then basically China. We hope everyone we met are safe and healthy :)

Joanne Koh
Reviewed on 21 January 2020

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

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

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

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.


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