Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu Guangbo Dianshi Ta) Tours

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Once the tallest building in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower remains one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Pudong, part of the skyline visible from The Bund. The sci-fi-esque 1,535-foot (468-meter) tower houses observation platforms, a glass-bottomed walkway, rotating restaurant, as well as the Shanghai History Museum in its basement.
 
The Basics
The Oriental Pearl Tower’s facade is impossible to miss during a Shanghai visit. There are plenty of excuses to get inside, too. Learn Shanghai’s history in the basement museum, dine with 360-degree views in the rotating restaurant, or see the views from the observation decks. Hop aboard a Huangpu River cruise or book a sightseeing tour that stops along The Bund for a photo op of the skyscraper’s famous views across the river.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Oriental Pearl Tower is a must-see for families with kids, photographers, and architecture buffs.
  • Try to see the tower from across the river and up close for the complete picture.
  • Most tours including the Oriental Pearl Tower provide hotel pickup and drop-off in Shanghai.
  • Don’t forget your camera: The view of the tower from across the river ranks as one of the most well-known images of Shanghai.
 
How to Get There
Situated in Pudong Park, the Oriental Pearl Tower is well-connected by public transportation. Take the metro line 2 to Lujiazui Station and leave through Exit 1, take one of several public buses to Lujiazui Huanlu Fenhelu Station, or for something different, ride through The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to the Pudong side of the Huangpu River.
 
When to Get There
This Shanghai tower is visible from The Bund all the time, but the best views are at night when the spheres light up with colorful lights. Attractions within the tower are open daily throughout the year, though you should avoid visiting during Chinese national holidays when they’ll get very crowded.
 
Choose Your Height
The Oriental Pearl has five levels with visitor attractions. The tallest, at 1,152 feet (351 meters), is the Space capsule. The most popular area sits at 863 feet (263 meters), where you’ll find the main observation platform with its panoramic views of Shanghai city, while the 850-foot (259-meter) level has a circular glass-bottomed walkway. Thrill-seekers should try the VR roller coaster at 312 feet (95 meters), and a multimedia theater occupies 256-feet (78-meters) level.
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Address: Lujiazui Lu 2, Shanghai, China
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this 8-hour private tour. Admire bird’s-eye views from a Pudong tower, stroll along The Bund or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), and visit the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar. Plus, explore the Confucius Temple and Concession area, and enjoy a dumpling lunch (own expense) and 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfers

Savor dinner at Asia’s highest revolving restaurant with this 2-hour experience at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai’s Pudong district. Ride the high-speed elevator to the Oriental Pearl Revolving Restaurant in the tower’s second big ‘ball,’ and enjoy a delicious Chinese and Western buffet meal. Admire the bird’s-eye views of the glittering skyscrapers and River Huangpu as you dine and relax. Your experience includes dinner, plus private return transfers from your central Shanghai hotel.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

Explore the remarkable river town of Zhujiajiao and the historical highlights of Shanghai on a full-day private tour from Shanghai. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the region with an accomplished and knowledgeable guide, visiting iconic landmarks like the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Huangpu River. Delve into Shanghai’s rich historical heritage at the Shanghai History Museum, where entrancing exhibits speak eloquently of the city’s past. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel with this tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

Discover old and modern Shanghai as you wish on a private 8-hour tour. With a personal guide, explore attractions like The Bund, Ming-Dynasty Yu Garden, and Jade Buddha Temple, and visit the observation deck of one of Shanghai’s highest skyscrapers. Customize your itinerary to suit your 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience

Get the most out of your Shanghai trip by experiencing the combination of a Huangpu River cruise, and a Xinjiang food experience. Take the stress out of navigating the metro, and instead travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll see multiple famous Shanghai landmarks from your river cruise such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and World Financial Center, and have a guide to translate the menu during your Xinjiang feast.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

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.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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USD59.00
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Private Shanghai Evening Street Food Walking and Cruise Tour

Discover a side of Shanghai it takes a local to know on this private foodie walking tour. Explore main streets and back lanes as you snack and slurp on delicacies like soup dumplings, roast duck, and mango pudding—enough for a full meal. Finally, enjoy a Shanghai classic: a Huangpu river cruise.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

Delve into both the modern and traditional personalities of multifaceted Shanghai. With your guide's commentary to shed light on the history and future of the city, visit highlights such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower's Shanghai City History Museum. Stroll through the old French Concession and the Tangzifang Alley. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hot Pot Dining Experience with Hot Spring Bathing or River Cruise in Shanghai

Ensure a memorable evening out in Shanghai on this 5-hour tour, with a choice of two itineraries. Choose to soak in the Gokurakuyu hot springs or admire Shanghai’s glittering skyline on an evening Huangpu River Cruise, then tuck into a delicious hot pot, one of China’s most famous dishes. Hotel pickup and private round-trip transport is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Half-Day Shanghai Tour with Din Tai Fung Dining

Get personalized attention on this 5-hour private tour of Shanghai. Visit the Yuyuan Garden, stroll along the Bund or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), and learn about the history of the French Quarter. Wrap up with a meal at the top-rated Din Tai Fung, famous for their soup dumplings. Round-trip private transportation included; morning or afternoon tour times available to fit your schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Coach Day Tour: Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

Explore old and new Shanghai on a 10-hour city tour. Travel between the sites by air-conditioned coach, and discover traditional and modern must-sees including Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, and The Bund. Chart the city’s history at the Shanghai History Museum, and shop and stroll around the lanes of the French Concession and pearl shops of Pearl City Market. Tea at a teahouse, a Chinese lunch, and downtown hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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4-Hour Private Shanghai City Tour with Oriental Pearl Tower and Huangpu River Cruise

Enjoy Shanghai's main highlights of the Bund and the Pudong Skyline from two opposing angles during this 4-hour private tour. Jump on a river cruise and float along Huangpu River to soak in the atmosphere of this buzzling city at ground level, before getting a bird's eye view of the city at the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. With your private guide and transportation, as well as skip the line tickets to all attractions, you own the key to the best the city has to offer. Tour available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Shanghai

Spend a day exploring Shanghai with a guide on this full-day private tour. By opting for a private tour, you won’t waste time visiting attractions that don’t interest you, and the tour is fully customizable. Sites you’ll visit vary depending on your preferences, but potential highlights include The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, the French Concession, and The Bund.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
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3-Hour Shanghai Bund Swift Tour with River Cruise or Skyscraper

Even if your Shanghai schedule doesn’t leave much time for touring, get an overview of the city’s famous Bund on a private adventure that’s perfect for the time-poor traveler. After transfer from your hotel, your personal guide will introduce you to the Bund’s signature sights. Then either enjoy a relaxing river cruise or scale a skyscraper observation deck for views across the megalopolis before you return to base.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai

Explore Shanghai, China’s cosmopolitan center of commerce, during this 9-hour private guided tour of the city’s history and the innovations of its future. Check out Shanghai’s past, present and future at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. You’ll then take a ride aboard the city’s high-speed Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) train to Pudong to see Shanghai’s financial district and the Shanghai Expo 2010. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and visit the top of the 1,555-foot tall (474m) Shanghai World Financial Center. Your private city tour also includes round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle and admission to the Urban Planning Center.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Group Tour: One Day In Shanghai By Public Transportation

China’s largest city is full of must-see landmarks, and getting to them is made easier on this private tour by Shanghai Metro. Let a personal guide accompany you aboard public transport while you gain a better understanding of local life and culture. If you just have 2 hours to spend, you’ll visit Old town and the Bund. Or upgrade for a 3-hour, 4-hour, or full-day tour to include more sightseeing.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Amazing Shanghai and Suzhou Private Tour including Water Town

Discover amazing Shanghai city and Suzhou plus one famous water village (Tongli, Zhouzhuang or Zhujiajiao) in this 2-day private sightseeing tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests, such as Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, historical Pingjiang Road, a relax boat ride in the water village and more! The itinerary can be 100% customized based on your interests. This tour offers a booking option to upgrade your package to see famous Shanghai acrobatic show.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Night Shanghai Exploring Tour

Discover the highlights of Shanghai with a private guide during a three-night tour of the vibrant city. See modern and colonial buildings along Huangpu River and Shanghai Bund, ride a tram through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, check out the Skywalk at Oriental Pearl Tower, and watch an acrobatics show. Stroll through Fuxing Park, visit the Shanghai Museum, explore the Old Quarter of Shanghai and nearby Yu Garden, and have time to browse for bargains in Tianzi Fang. Includes transfers from Shanghai International Airport (PVG) and optional upgrade for accommodation.
  • Duration: 4 days
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