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The Bund (Waitan) Tours

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The Bund (Waitan)
The Bund (Waitan) refers to Shanghai’s iconic waterfront strip, which runs for 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Renowned for its extensive collection of colonial-era buildings, there’s also pedestrian-friendly promenade perfect for strolling, which offers stunning views of both the Bund and Pudong.
 
The Basics
No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a visit to the Bund. Admire the architecture of the Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco buildings, many of which have been restored to their former glory and are now home to trendy hotels, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Just about every tour will feature a stop here. Take a guided walking or bike tour, many of which combine it with nearby attractions like Yuyuan Garden and Nanjing Road. Cruise-ship passengers and those on a layover may want to consider a customized private tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera, as there will be plenty to photograph along the Bund and across the Huangpu River.
  • There are 2,000 benches and plenty of vending machines along the Bund’s promenade, but not much shade; bring a hat or umbrella to protect against the sun.
  • The Bund is free to visit, but there is a fee to take the train through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel.
  • To learn more about the history of the Bund, stop by the Bund Historical Museum, located within Huangpu Park, at the north end of the area. 
 
How to Get There
The Bund is located on the west shore of the Huangpu River. To get there by metro, take line 2 or 10 to East Nanjing Road Station, then walk toward the Huangpu River. Or take the City Sightseeing Bus, lines 1, 3, or 5, to Waitan Haiguan Dalou. There are also ferries running between the Dongchang Road Ferry Dock in Pudong and the Bund.
 
When to Get There
The Bund is pleasant to visit at any time. Visit early in the morning to see locals practicing tai chi or ballroom dancing. It’s also the best time to visit to avoid crowds. At night, enjoy views of the colorfully illuminated buildings along the Bund and Pudong.
 
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel runs for 2,122 feet (647 meters) from the Bund to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. There’s a special train that travels the tunnel, complete with a light and sound show, which takes just a few minutes. Contrary to the name, you won’t actually see any of the sights the Bund is famous for on the ride.
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that covers Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and key Shanghai highlights. First, explore the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao by boat and foot, and savor a local lunch. Then, spend the afternoon discovering Shanghai: the 16th-century Yu Garden, the Bund, and the Shanghai Tower. Upgrade to include a Shanghai dinner.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00
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$208.00
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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

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Don’t spend your Shanghai stopover inside the airport; maximize your time in China and opt for a private and customizable sightseeing tour instead. This personalized layover tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off The Bund (Waitan), French Concession, and Yuyuan Garden in limited time. Airport or hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Shanghai Private Tour: Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Qibao Old Street and More

Shanghai Private Tour: Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Qibao Old Street and More

This tour provides a great opportunity to explore must-see attractions of Shanghai. With the assistance of our professional guide, we will get an overview of the city, enjoy the night scenery along the Bund and hear about its history at Qibao Old Street and Former French Concession. The itinerary includes Qibao Old Street, Shanghai Zoo, Former French Concession, Xintiandi, Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund. 1.This tour can be customized based on your interests. 2.Stroll on Qibao Old Street, taste typical snacks and enjoy the local lifestyle. 3.Observe the giant panda and other animals up close. 4.Experience the historical and cultural atmosphere of the city in Former French Concession and Xintiandi. 5.Visit the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles along the Bund. 6.Metro travel as local.
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  • 10 hours
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$142.94
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$142.94
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Peking Duck Dining Experience with Amazing Shanghai Night Lights

Peking Duck Dining Experience with Amazing Shanghai Night Lights

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Enjoy Shanghai’s evening lights and a Peking Duck dinner on this private 4-hour night tour. Savor a traditional Beijing-style feast of roast duck with pancakes at a restaurant before a walking tour to admire the city lights. Stroll around the Yu Garden Bazaar, cross the ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge, and walk along The Bund to see its floodlit colonial-era buildings and Pudong’s illuminated skyscrapers. Includes dinner with select drinks, plus central Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$141.87
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$141.87
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Shanghai Night Tour to Huangpu River Cruise +Dingtaifeng or Buffet at Cruiseship

Shanghai Night Tour to Huangpu River Cruise +Dingtaifeng or Buffet at Cruiseship

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Shanghai is an international metropolis and her night scenery is charming and colorful. With the assistance of the knowledgeable guide, you will have a fantastic introduction to the Shanghai nightlife. The Bund looks completely different at night time. The ornate classical and modern buildings take on a new and exciting look as they are lit up by an abundance of colored lights. Taking a cruise along the Huangpu River and looking across the Huangpu River to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower is a magical sight. Depending on your preference, you can choose one for your dinner between the buffet at the Huangpu River Cruise and the special dim-sum at Dingtaifeng Restaurant, the most famous one in town. 1. Walk along the Bund and enjoy 26 buildings of different western architectural styles 2. Take a cruise along the Huangpu River and enjoy the night scenery 3. Choose your dinner according to your preference
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  • 3 hours
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$136.54
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$136.54
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Shanghai Classic Bike Tour With Local Lunch

Shanghai Classic Bike Tour With Local Lunch

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Hit the streets and explore Shanghai on this all-day guided biking tour. The route includes less traveled back streets, as well as must-see landmarks and sights including the Japanese Concession neighborhood, the Bund for views of the skyline, Shanghai Old Street alleyways, and more. Plus, practice some basic tai chi moves in the community park.
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  • 6 hours
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$90.67
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$90.67

Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

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Experience all of Shanghai’s historical highlights and impressive landmarks on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Sail past alluring attractions like the People’s Plaza, the Nanpu Bridge, The Bund and the Jade Buddha Temple on a distinctive double-decker bus, and disembark whenever you wish to explore further. Use your pass to discover three distinct routes, all of which visit must-see monuments sure to capture your attention.
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  • 2 days
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$29.50
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$29.50

3 hours bike trip experience Shanghai morning and local breakfast

3 hours bike trip experience Shanghai morning and local breakfast

This is a morning tour combined the folk culture, history,daily life and neighbour experience together. Jump in the fascinating depths of a local culture and its people. Avoid the crowed tourist group. But don’t you just look quietly! Taste,experience, touch,speak... At the begin of this tour, we will enjoy the picturesque scenery from both side of Huangpu river under the sunrise. Except take some nice photo as the regular tourist , background story share will as one of the necessary part of this trip. The old neighour located Nanshi is a best place experience the authentic Shanghai life, taste local food and take daily life picture before it disappear by the rapidly modern urbanization Imitate the local people do some morning exercise and share the history of Shanghai at ancient city park will as the end of this trip. As a optional program (extra cost), acrobatic show in the evening is one of the most fantastic choice as evening activity.
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  • 3 hours
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$40.80
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$40.80

3-hour Private Jewish Refugees Culture tour in Shanghai

3-hour Private Jewish Refugees Culture tour in Shanghai

Explore Shanghai’s Jewish history on this enriching half-day outing. After convenient hotel pickup, Hear about Jewish immigration to Shanghai and visit important sites around the Hongkou district,where thousands of Jewish refugees lived during World War II. Stop at the memorial plaque in Huoshan Parkand the Jewish Refugees Museum— formerly Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Your guide shares fascinating stories about the people whose lives intersected in Shanghai.
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  • 3 hours
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$84.27
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$84.27
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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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Discover old and modern Shanghai as you wish on a full-day private tour. With a personal guide, explore attractions like The Bund, Ming-Dynasty Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and visit the observation deck of one of Shanghai’s highest skyscrapers. Customize your itinerary to suit you and opt to explore by private vehicle with lunch and select entrance fees included, or by private vehicle or public transit with lunch and entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$121.50
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$121.50
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Shanghai Morning Half Day Tour with Yu Garden, Bund, Nanjing Road--Group Tour

Shanghai Morning Half Day Tour with Yu Garden, Bund, Nanjing Road--Group Tour

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Combine some of Shanghai's highlights in this time-saving half-day tour for those who are short on time or want a free afternoon. Spend the morning visiting the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, the Bund, the Confucius Temple, Yu Garden, and experience a classic Chinese Tea Ceremony. Pickup and drop-off at one of four conveniently located points around the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$53.00
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Half-Day Private Customized Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights

Half-Day Private Customized Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights

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No matter you are the first time visitor or veterans, this fully customizable, private Shanghai shore excursion provides you a tailor-made itinerary-designed with your unique interests in mind. Spend a quality time with your local guide expert to enjoy the amazing sites and sounds that the city has to offer. Choose between lunch and dinner options at time of booking. Return travelers who have already ticked off the main sights can opt for lesser-known locations, like Confucius Temple, Tianzifang Creative Park, or the Shanghai Propaganda Art Poster Center. Enjoy the flexible departure time along the day and convenient door to door tranfer during the tour. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Evening Shanghai City Tour with River Cruise-Group Tour

Evening Shanghai City Tour with River Cruise-Group Tour

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Stroll through one of the world’s busiest shopping centers, tour historical longtangs (alleyways), and cruise past the Bund on a river cruise with this evening Shanghai tour. All entrance fees and transportation are included for a hassle-free experience, while commentary from your guide provides insight into Shanghai history and culture throughout.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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$91.00

Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden

Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden

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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. Walk along the Bund and the former French Concession and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Customizable Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights with Airport Drop-off

Customizable Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights with Airport Drop-off

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This delightful private shore excursion of Shanghai city offers flexible itinerary, and you can choose to visit the top city attractions such as the famous Bund, Yu Garden, French Concession, Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Tower or the off-the-beaten-track places based on your personal interests. To learn about the transformation of this fascinating city within 700 years, witness Shanghai's old and new, and of course taste authentic local food. Your pick up point can be either at Wusongkou Port or Shanghai International Port, and the drop-off point can be either at Pudong airport (PVG) or Hongqiao airport (SHA). Tasty local lunch, Yu Garden entrance fee, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
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$209.96
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$209.96
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Private Shanghai Day Tour in Your Way

Private Shanghai Day Tour in Your Way

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What would you do if you had an entire day to yourself? During this flexible, private Shanghai tour, you can design your own perfect itinerary. First-time visitors can tick off blockbuster attractions like Yu Yuan Garden or the French Concession. Or spend time exploring lesser-known destinations. Tours include hands-on attention from your guide and a comfortable private car, so the choose is up to you.
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  • 8 hours
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$110.00
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$110.00
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All Inclusive Amazing Shanghai City Highlights Private Day Tour

All Inclusive Amazing Shanghai City Highlights Private Day Tour

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Hit all the highlights of Shanghai on this private full-day tour with a dedicated guide. Stops include Fuxing Park, the Shanghai Museum, a stroll down the Bund, a river cruise on the Huangpu, and a Shanghai-style lunch. Upgrade your tour with a Sichuan dinner accompanied by a face-changing show. Private pickup and drop-off at your Shanghai hotel included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

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Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this full-day private tour. Admire bird’s-eye views from a Shanghai Tower, stroll along the Bund, and visit the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar. Plus, explore the Confucius Temple and Former French Concession area, and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. Choose to travel by public transport (own expense) if you're in a group of four or fewer, or upgrade to get around by private vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

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Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Shanghai on a private half-day tour. Available morning, afternoon, and night, it’s the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick two or three attractions, perhaps the Bund, a Huangpu River cruise, a temple, a skyscraper, or a market, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense: upgrade to include a private car.
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  • 4 hours
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$79.50
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$79.50
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Shanghai Half Day Morning or Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

Shanghai Half Day Morning or Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

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Enhance your experience of Shanghai regardless of time constrains on a morning or afternoon half-day sightseeing tour. See the best of Shanghai with a knowledgeable guide as you discover historical highlights like The Bund and the Jade Buddha Temple. Learn the complex process of pearl cultivation at the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery; absorb the antique charm of Shanghai Old Street; and delve into the city’s rich historical heritage at Shanghai Museum. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel is included on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$53.00
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$53.00
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Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

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Turn your long layover in Shanghai into a full tour of the city with this private 8-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the airport. Visit top attractions like Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, and more alongside a guide with extensive knowledge about Shanghai; or, work with your guide to create a customized itinerary that suits your interests.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.20
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$163.20
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai Highlights Private Trip With English Driver

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai Highlights Private Trip With English Driver

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Explore the highlights of Shanghai city and picturesque water village zhujiajiao in suburb. Simple , efficient, flexible and economic way to visit Shanghai and zhujiajiao water village. Option 1: Chinese speaking driver Our professional driver will meet you at your hotel and bring you to each spot smoothly. Option 2: English speaking driver Our english speaking driver will bring you to each spot smoothly, the related backgrand information give on the way or at the entrance of site will help you to explore each site by yourself. Option 3: English walk-in guide & Driver Our Professional english speaking tour guide will accompany you during whole trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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$91.00
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All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

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Make the most of your airport layover on this whirlwind guided tour of Shanghai—also well-suited to cruise ship passengers. Tick off impressive landmarks, from the cutting-edge Bund waterfront to the 400-year-old imperial gardens. Veteran travelers who have already covered the highlights can choose from lesser-known sights like the Propaganda Poster Art Center or Jade Buddha Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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4-Hour Flexible Private Shanghai City Tour

4-Hour Flexible Private Shanghai City Tour

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Customize this private guided tour of Shanghai by picking two to three attractions to visit. On the half-day tour you can either follow a suggested itinerary or choose based on your interests. Attractions include the well-preserved Yuyuan Garden, the Bund or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao) with skyline views, the French quarter, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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