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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

From $70 per person

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

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)

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

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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)
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: L

Greet your guide at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement), you'll find a welcome signage "Shanghai Private Tour". One day tour in Shanghai includes the following attractions and activities:

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The first stop is the Yuyuan Garden, it not only regarded as best private garden in Shanghai but also the best in southeast China.The garden enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan Yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives.

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Walking to the nearby attraction: Yuyuan Bazaar, there are many small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people. It is an ideal place for you to find some specialists.

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After Yuyuan Bazaar, your guide will take you to a nice local restaurant where you can enjoy some well-known local food, such as Xiao Long Bao (soup dumpling) and Chairman Mao's favorite dish Hong Shao Rou (Braised pork in brown sauce). Xiao Long Bao is a characteristic of Shanghai cuisine, with over hundred years of history. Pork minced “Xiao Longs” are the most classical ones and once it comes to right season, you can also try the crab-meat one. 

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In the afternoon, you will visit Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.

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Move on to the Old French Concession, listen as your guide sets the historical scene and directs your attention to cobbled streets and wrought-iron railings reminiscent of 19th-century Paris. Hear of the radical cultural transformation that occurred at the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party and absorb the botanical beauty of a French-style park during your stroll.  

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After that, you will take Boat Cruise on Huangpu RiverWhen traveling in Shanghai, you should not miss a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. It is the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline views of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers along the river.

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The last stop is Pudong New Arealying in the east of Shanghai and at the east edge of the Yangtze River Delta, Pudong New Area (hereafter referred to as Pudong) is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River on the west side of the Pacific Ocean, connecting both Nanhui District and Minhang District in the south and looking on to the other side of the river where lie the districts of Xuhui, Luwan, Huangpu, Hongkou, Yangpu and Baoshan both in the north and west of Shanghai. If the timw is permit, you can pay a visit to the Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, (OPTIONAL)

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Drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement) and your tour ends.

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 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
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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George
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!

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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

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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.

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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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