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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.
  • 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
Get a sense for the monumental forces and innovative urban planning driving the growth of Shanghai during this 9-hour private guided tour. Explore this cutting edge Chinese metropolis with a guide and your own private vehicle as you visit some of its most impressive infrastructure projects and architecture.

Start your day with pickup from Shanghai hotels at 8am, continuing by private vehicle with your guide to the first stop at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Discover some of the city’s more recent urban developments, along with the many projects planned for the near future. You’ll also be able to inspect old and contemporary photographs of the city and view a 3D model of the city’s expected progression by 2020.

Head next to the city’s Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Train, a 19-mile (32km) high-speed rail connecting Shanghai’s downtown to Pudong Airport (PVG) in just eight minutes. You’ll be let off at the Pudong New Area where you’ll get to explore the city’s financial district before continuing to the site of the Shanghai Expo 2010, a park that offers a variety of exhibits about Chinese culture.

Take a break after the Expo visit for lunch at a traditional Chinese restaurant, then proceed through the underground Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, arriving after 5 minutes at the Shanghai World Financial Center. Journey to the 100th floor (the tallest that is occupied) of this 1,555-foot  (474m) skyscraper, offering incredible views of the entire Shanghai urban area below.

End your day by passing through the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, one of Shanghai’s biggest financial centers. You’ll also pass the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jin Mao Building. Finish your day with a drop-off back at your hotel.


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, Jun 2016

Great tour with our lovely guide Julie. It started at the Urban Planification Exhibition Hall, then we visited the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund Tunnel, Shanghai Art Museum and ended up with a trip in the Maglev Magnetic Train that speeded up to 431 km/h - an amazing experience ! Thanks Julie !!!!

, Oct 2013

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

, Jun 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.

, Dec 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!

, Aug 2016

Very interesting tour with our guide Antoine who was enhusiastic and knew a lot about the city. Seeing the two sides old and modern of Shanghai was very instructive.
I highly recommend if you happen to visit Shanghai.

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