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We booked a two day tour, but could only use 1.5 days of it unfortunately, due to travel plans. But what we saw was wonderful and the tour stops and locations were pretty well marked. We did miss getting off a couple of times as it didn't seem like the bus actually stopped and waited.
i luv hop-on hop-off when you don't know the city. You have your time to do whatever you want.
Awesome way to see this city! Shanghai is a very large city by area. The Hop-On Hop-Off Tour allows
you to use 3 lines to see large sections of the city. Using the 2 day package you are able to
see many attractions, without being rushed or getting tired in 1 day. The second day you are
able to visit attractions that you find appealing at your pace. We were able to visit our favorite
attraction twice in 1 day.
This is an excellent way to tour Shanghai. The buses stop locations are all very well located, the map provided is great, the audio tour is interesting and educational, the buses are clean and the staff are very helpful.
Some info that may prove helpful. It is best to print out a ticket. I used the digital ticket and started my tour at a main stop, but the digital ticket caused some confusion. It worked out in the end, after a supervisor call. Start your tour at a main stop, look for a terminal with a physical kiosk, the biggest one is in People's Square. Keep track of the free tickets that come with your Tour, they are very well selected. The map will tell you the last time a bus will go by a certain stop (usually between 5-7). There is another bus company that runs buses in the evening, so do not get confused. You are provided ear buds, but if you want you can use your own. Keep your map, it was the best tourist map, I found all week in Shanghai. Buses come by each stop in 15 or 30 minute intervals, depending on if the stop over laps with another line. There are three lines that intersect each other (Red, Blue and Green). Each line has great sights and all are worth experiencing. Exchange some money before you start the tour, the audio program will inform you of many events, museums, restaurants and cultural sights which charge.
This tour was a great value, and in my opinion the best way to get introduced to Shanghai. I meet a Melbourne couple who have used this service in a few other cities. They always take advantage when visiting a new city. After my experience in Shanghai, I will too.
Great price for the amount of sights, stops, convenience, and admission fees included. Everyone was very helpful and english speaking. You will appreciate this tour when you see the long ticket lines you just bypassed!
Kathleen Mary E
We wanted to explore Shanghai- had made a brief visit in the past. Felt that this tour gave us a really good insight into the city. Was excellent value with the added extras especially the River Night Cruise. Only criticism was the Bus Tour map available online was difficult to read regarding the stops.
Great value bus tour of a fascinating city rounded off with stunning evening boat trip.
Sure this would have been a great experience as we have used this mode of transport elsewhere in the world but unfortunately Shanghai decided to empty it's heavens continuously for our scheduled stay so missed out this time but other guests we met onboard couldn't rate it highly enough
It was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our choice to use the tour
It was a great way of getting around Shanghai and doing it in your own time. I would highly recommend
We thought it a great value. It was not clear when the last pickup was for the day at the various stops.
A bit of signage about this at each stop would be helpful.
We had to take a cab back to our hotel.
Great value. It's an excellent way to acclimate yourself to the city and get your bearings. 48 hours to see all of Shanghai, plus admission to the Jin Mao tower ($20US per person on its own) plus the 90 minute river cruise which we did at night to see the lights along the Bund ($30 US per person on its own). That right there pays for itself! It's pretty much the best deal you can get in Shanghai. I would totally do it again and recommend to first timers to Shanghai.