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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Bund and Bund History Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery, a silk factory and Xin Tian Di, Shanghai's entertainment district.


  • See the best of Shanghai on this full-day tour
  • Visit the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum and Silk Factory
  • Learn about the process of pearl cultivation at the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery
  • Stroll along the Bund, located along Shanghai's waterfront
  • Lunch is provided
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

Your tour begins with Jade Buddha Temple. Built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909), it contains a priceless collection of jade statues from Burma. The temple is constructed in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. Currently the temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute.

Next stop is Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. You'll see the process of pearl cultivation and you may be the lucky participant to be presented with a single pearl.

People Square, in the heart of the city is a vast green area surrounded by great buildings on all sides. Here you have the opportunity to feed the doves to pray for the world peace.Shanghai Museum is a highlight of the tour. The museum design is in keeping with Feng Shui principles. It houses a great permanent collection and hosts various exhibitions with over 120,000 pieces thst showcase the 5000 years of China's history. We recommend you rent an audio phone (USD 5) to make the most of your 1.5 hours' visit.

After lunch, visit the enchanting Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. The garden includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The visit brings you back to Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644).

Continue to the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront. The Bund is Shanghai's most famous landmark and a symbol of old and new Shanghai. Four kilometers long, it has long been one of the most important areas of Shanghai. In the 1930s, the Bund was host to the city's financial and commercial centers.

At the silk factory, see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. There is also the option to to purchase the silk at low prices. After a drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets wander through Shanghai's hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques.

Customer Reviews

Laura C
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent whirlwind intro to Shanghai. Joy was an informative and delightful guide. The only downside was the lunch restaurant. To quote one of my travel companions, I would far rather have paid for my own lunch and enjoyed something much better to eat on the Bund.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Joy was a fantastic guide. Gave us a little bit of everything. Only suggestion would be to change venue for lunch, even if have to pay out of pocket.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We only had one other group on our tour bringing the total up to 4 people and this was fantastic for the tour of the highlights of Shanghai. Our tour guide Joy was very informative and answered all of our questions, and it was great to be driven around Shanghai, especially as it was our first full day in China. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

inforgetable place! We loved!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My tour was excellent ...we had a great tour guide that spoke good English and had facts and data about each and every point of interest. I would definitely reccomend this tour to anyone who wished to learn more about Shanghai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great tour. Our guide Joy was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about all the sites. We covered everything that was promised and had a great day. We had taken a lot of tours on this 47 day trip and this was the best. I would recommend it to everyone and especially Joy she was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A good way to start in Shanghai. A great guide and good selection of places in Shanghai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Trip was a very good overview of Shanghai's highlights. I especially enjoyed the Jade Buddha Temple. Our guide, Ms. Joy, was very friendly and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide was excellent, very efficient and great way to see Shanghai.

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