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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Shanghai on an enriching full-day excursion around the city. See all of the city’s spectacular sights with a knowledgeable guide as you tour a selection of historical highlights; absorb the sacred majesty of the Jade Buddha Temple; immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage at the Shanghai Museum; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of the Yuyuan Garden. Learn about the process of pearl cultivation in the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch on your enriching tour.   


  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

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

Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and head straight to Jade Buddha Temple, a sacred 19th-century structure built during the Qing Dynasty. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the temple and listen as your guide explains the captivating history of the construction. 

Next, venture to the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery to see the process of pearl cultivation. If you’re lucky, you may be presented with a single pearl during your tour of the institution. Absorb the botanical beauty of People Square next, a verdant and vast green area in which locals socialize. Feed doves and pray for world peace in the consecrated enclaves then enrich your cultural knowledge of the city with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a collection of exhibits that speaks eloquently of the country’s history. 

After perusing 12,000 artifacts, revitalize with a fulfilling and flavorsome lunch then visit the Yuyuan Garden, a blissful stretch of springs and significant buildings. Continue onto Shanghai’s waterfront to see The Bund, a legendary landmark that symbolizes old and new Shanghai; hear of its rich heritage from your guide then venture to a silk factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. 

After purchasing special souvenirs from the silk factory, drive down the former French Concession District, a boulevard characterized by tree-flanked streets, then wander through the exuberance of Shanghai’s entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. After your tour comes to a conclusion, travel back to your hotel in a spacious vehicle with magical memories of your sightseeing experience.  

Customer Reviews

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

fantastic day with Frank our wonderful guide who went above and beyond expectations for us. Loved the silk factory in particular


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous tour - encompassed a lot in a full day...

Mariateresa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour, you are going to see lots of sights, in a very difficult city to visit on your own.

Wayne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We did not know what to expect as we booked this the day before. Our group consisted of 3 visitors in the am and 4 in the afternoon. We had a guide who spoke very good English. His name was Fred. The guide was very knowledgeable and he did a great job of showing us around and getting a chance to experience the highlights of Shanghai. It was an excellent tour and we all had a great time. Very much worth the price. Of note one of the other guests states she now only uses Viator for her tours during her travels and has always had a great experience! I will definity use your service again!

Meghan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Frank, our guide, was knowledgeable and spoke great English. We saw a good amount of the sites in Shanghai in a day and had an enjoyable time.

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My tour with our guide, Joy, was the perfect way to get acquainted with Shanghai! Saw the highlights, while never feeling rushed. I agree that the lunch wasn't great, but the city is, and Joy shared that with us. I was very fortunate in that the weather was gorgeous low smog with sun and there were only two of us on the tour. Definitely recommend!

Chris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Good tour to see the basics of Shanghai...Lunch was ok, nothing too great...

Jose R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Was a perfect tour Frank the tour guide totally professional.

Laura C United States of ... 

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.

Marischka M

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.

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