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One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights

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One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights
  • One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights
  • One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights
  • One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights
  • One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights
  • One Day Tour in Shanghai For Old and New Highlights

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.

Duration: 6 - 8 Hours

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

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


Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Pudong New Area(Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, OPTIONAL)
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: L

Meet your guide either at your Shanghai hotel or the Shanghai train station, based on your preference. Look for the distinctive "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign. Your one-day tour in Shanghai encompasses the following attractions and activities:

Your Way Holiday In Shanghai

Your exploration starts at Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, a haven of tranquility nestled in the heart of bustling Shanghai. Guided by our knowledgeable expert, you'll uncover the rich history and intricate architecture of Yuyuan Garden. Wander through traditional pavilions, meandering pathways, and charming ponds, all while your guide shares the symbolic significance embedded in the garden's design. Immerse yourself in the vibrant marketplace surrounding the garden, where local crafts, snacks, and unique souvenirs await, creating a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural vibrancy.


Jade Buddha Temple becomes your next cultural destination. Steeped in history and spirituality, this tranquil temple houses exquisite jade Buddha statues. Your guide will provide insights into the temple's significance, sharing stories that bring to life the spiritual essence of this revered site. Take a moment for reflection in the peaceful ambiance of the temple, appreciating its cultural and historical value.


After the exploration of Jade Buddha Temple, indulge in a delectable Chinese lunch at a nearby restaurant, carefully selected by our guide to provide you with an authentic taste of Shanghai's culinary delights. Savor local specialties and regional flavors, enhancing your cultural journey through a gastronomic experience guided by our expert.


Moving forward, the tour ventures into the Old French Concession, a district characterized by its charming streets, colonial-era architecture, and a unique blend of Chinese and European influences. As you stroll along tree-lined avenues, your guide will share captivating stories about the district's role in Shanghai's cultural evolution. Explore hidden gems, visit quaint cafes, and soak in the nostalgic atmosphere that makes the Old French Concession a beloved part of Shanghai.


The exploration continues with a delightful boat cruise on the Huangpu River. Board a cruise vessel and marvel at the stunning panoramic views of Shanghai's iconic skyline along the riverbanks. Your guide will provide insights into the historical and architectural significance of landmarks that dot the river, creating a unique perspective of the city.


For those seeking an elevated experience, an optional visit to Pudong New Area awaits. Here, iconic structures like the Shanghai Oriental TV Tower (Optional) stand as testaments to Shanghai's modernity. Your guide will share information about the architectural marvels that define Pudong, offering you the opportunity to explore these contemporary landmarks.


As the day concludes, your guide will escort you back to your hotel, Shanghai train station or Shanghai Airport, ensuring your Shanghai adventure with "Your Way Holiday" leaves you with cherished memories of cultural exploration, scenic wonders, and the dynamic spirit of this captivating 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.

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.

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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Iveta Ouvry
Reviewed on 25 November 2020

What can I say? A perfect day, well spent with Autumn who is an amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and more, guide with a sense of humour! The entire day was planned and customized to what we wanted, professionally managed and executed. I can highly recommend Autumn to anyone who wants to have a stress free guide of the best Shanghai has to offer.

Shanghai is an amazing city with so much history, stunning architecture old and new. The day started with a pickup at our hotel, then a walk to Yu Gardens. We Visited people's Square, The Jade Buddha Temple, and were dropped off at the Shanghai Tower, in between a most divine lunch. Autumn. thank you for a great holiday in Shanghai! Xie Xie!

Reviewed on 25 November 2020

Our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful, amazing city tour Shanghai! Autumn is knowledgeable, thoughtful, careful and friendly. Our van was cool and comfortable and the driver was excellent and everything went to schedule. Autumn expertly navigated us through all of the required reservations and health checks at our stops. We began in charming Old Shanghai on the way into Yu Gardens that was so much better with Autumn's interpretive knowledge which revealed details and stories that really brought each site we visited alive. We stopped for a delicious lunch at a lovely resurant where Autumn helped us order a fabulous Chinese meal. After lunch we toured the impressive Jade Buddha Temple and went to the French Concession for coffee in a cafe and did a little shopping :) We later went to the Oriental Pearl Tower which gave us amazing views of Pudong, the river and the Bund just as the sun was starting to cast long shadows. What a memorable, beautiful holiday in Shanghai! Autumn is the best! We loved this customised tour so much that we booked Autumn again for a Zhujiajiou Water Town tour later in our week, and we think you should too!!

Josette Bosqued
Reviewed on 23 November 2020

Sam's China Private Tours in Shanghai sent me a text within 30 minutes of booking to make sure we were in contact. Our guide Autumn arrived on time with a very nice car and driver. Her English was excellent and she was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Chinese history and culture. We saw some fabulous places many of which you might not get on a regular tour. Autumn's cheerful disposition made my wife and I feel we were with a dear friend showing us around this wonderful city. 5 stars are too few - we had a wonderfully day in Shanghai and would highly recommend Autumn and Sam's China Private Tour

Reviewed on 18 June 2020

I had a very nice day with my guide Autumn. She came and met me at my hotel. The tour was perfect and very flexible (schedule, destinations, transportation). Autumn is a very good guide, she was truly outstanding. Her English was excellent so we appreciated a chance to discuss with her some of the details of our journey, She taught me a lot about the various areas we visited and the people living in Shanghai (past and present), etc. She helped us with checking our baggage, in the hotel, etc. We truly appreciated Autumn and we hope to convey our compliments to her.

Also we had an very good local food for lunch in a nice small restaurant.

Our driver Mr.Yen was the best and most thoughtful driver i had during this china trip.

I highly recommand this tour to anyone with a limited time to visit. It's definitely the best way to go!

Hilda Chan
Reviewed on 21 January 2020

My wife and I had a layover in Shanghai and decided to venture off while there. We booked this tour 1 hour ahead the tour and everything worked out great. Easy pick up from airport, never rushed, but were very conscious of the timing to ensure we saw what we wanted, but still not be afraid of catching my flight. Susan was a great tour guide, she was very knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was able to answer all of our questions. She took us through Yu Garden, Old French Concession, the Bund, Nanjing Road and at the end of the day were brought to the airport. And we had the authentic Shanghai food at a very good restaurant recommended by Susan.
With the experience we had at very reasonable price, I intend to look into Shanghai Private Tour more for future travels

Telma E
Reviewed on 20 January 2020

The organization was top-notch. I sent an inquiry to Shanghai Private Tour via email to tailor and customize our trip, and Sharon was always polite, professional, and super patient, even though I kept chaging the itinerary up to a week before the trip. But the result was well worth it! We were met by Autumn at hotel lobby, and visited Shanghai Jinmao Tower, Yu Garden and enjoyed a leisurely boat ride on Huangpu River. Autumn is highly knowledgeable and she went the extra mile to ensure our trip in Shanghai was amazing, I did appreciate it. We enjoyed the tour she gave us!
I give Shanghai Private Tour agency and Autumn 5 stars. We would recommend them to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

Dave R
Reviewed on 20 January 2020

Sunny is a absolutely wonder guide. She spoke great English and was able to make sure you get to experience the best that Shanghai has to offer. My wife and I are senior travelers, Sunny is warm and patienly, offered a plethora of information on Shanghai backgroud, Chinese culture and history. She was happy to answer all sorts of our random questions regarding socialization, lifestyles, explanations on norms, the education system, etc. There is no way we could have gotten as much from the experience had we tried to do these on our own. Sunny knew where the best photo opportunities were, how to navigate the crowds and where to go to 'highlight' each building/location. He was very attentive and informative.
Highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour and ask Sunny as your guide!

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