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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai

Discover the modern developments of China’s most cosmopolitan city with a private guide on this full-day private tour. Learn about the past, present and future of Shanghai at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Take the Shanghai Maglev Train, which travels an average distance of 155 mph (250 kph). Explore Shanghai Expo 2010 park.


  • Private tour of modern Shanghai
  • Visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
  • Visit the Shanghai Expo 2010 park
  • Take the sleek, high-speed Shanghai Maglev Train to Pudong, Shanghai's financial district
  • Drive through the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone
  • Private guide ensures a unique and personalized experience
  • Lunch included at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai

Shanghai Urban Planning Museum

Your full-day private tour of modern Shanghai begins at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. The museum traces Shanghai’s evolution with exhibitions on Shanghai’s history and models of planned and recent developments. See photographs of old and contemporary Shanghai and a 3-D model of what urban Shanghai will look like in 2020.

Then, jump on the Shanghai Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Train, which makes the 19-mile (32-km) trip between downtown Shanghai and Pudong Airport (PVG) in only eight minutes. Arrive at the Pudong New Area and visit Shanghai’s financial district. Afterwards, visit the former site of the Shanghai Expo 2010, which is now a park where you will explore and learn more about China and its culture.

Enjoy a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, and then take a five-minute underground journey in the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to reach the 100th floor (the highest occupied floor) of the Shanghai World Financial Center. At 1,555 feet (474 meters) high, the floor offers a panoramic view of modern Shanghai.

Finish your tour of by driving through the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, a major financial hub in Shanghai. Pass by the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jin Mao Building.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This tour was very good.Maglev's journey was nice experience.Also beautiful view of the city
World Financial Center was fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

From start to finish this tour showed the fast buildup of Shanghai as we know it today. Our guide was informative and the options were great. Train was super fun!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2012

The tour was very divers. Our guide was more than on time and offered us a good view on Shanghai. The only little dissappointment was that the Exhibition Center was closed on Mondays.

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