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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. Learn about the process of pearl cultivation in the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch on your enriching tour.   


  • See the best of Shanghai on this full-day tour
  • Visit the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum and Silk Factory
  • Learn about the process of pearl cultivation at the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery
  • Stroll along the Bund, located along Shanghai's waterfront
  • Lunch is provided
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and head straight to Jade Buddha Temple, a sacred 19th-century structure built during the Qing Dynasty. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the temple and listen as your guide explains the captivating history of the construction. 

Next, venture to the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery to see the process of pearl cultivation. If you’re lucky, you may be presented with a single pearl during your tour of the institution. Absorb the botanical beauty of People Square next, a verdant and vast green area in which locals socialize. Feed doves and pray for world peace in the consecrated enclaves then enrich your cultural knowledge of the city with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a collection of exhibits that speaks eloquently of the country’s history. 

After perusing 12,000 artifacts, revitalize with a fulfilling and flavorsome lunch then visit the Yuyuan Garden, a blissful stretch of springs and significant buildings. Continue onto Shanghai’s waterfront to see The Bund, a legendary landmark that symbolizes old and new Shanghai; hear of its rich heritage from your guide then venture to a silk factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. 

After purchasing special souvenirs from the silk factory, drive down the former French Concession District, a boulevard characterized by tree-flanked streets, then wander through the exuberance of Shanghai’s entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. After your tour comes to a conclusion, travel back to your hotel in a spacious vehicle with magical memories of your sightseeing experience.  

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour gave us a nice overview of sights in the city. At two of the stops we had a short presentation of the industry being presented and then an opportunity to shop. I viewed this as how things were done as the sales were not hard selling. Our guide spoke English well, presented the tour well and engaged in additional questions about the City and culture. Hotel pick up was very convenient.

Jessica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a great time. They called my hotel the night before to confirm pick-up time, which was so much easier than emailing/calling me since I'd just arrived in country. We got to see so much in one day and Rita was a great tour guide.

Sunil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great guide and driver. Good company. Enjoyed the trip - except for the long queues to get into the Museum.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was my first time using Viator. The tour was amazing, everything worked like clockwork. The driver and tour guide were right on time and the content of the tour was phenomenal. In my opinion, as a world traveller, there is no better way to see a new city or get a sense for a country than to book a tour like this especially on small layovers. Thanks Viator!

Matthew Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We only had one full day in Shanghai and we hit a home run with this tour. We didn't feel rushed but the tour guide kept things moving so we could see as much as possible in the limited time. Joy, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC!

Robert R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Joy was super. She explained lots of background on what we were seeing, which made the things we were seeing so much more meaningful. Her English was excellent. We had a small group as well, which made things very nice, and relaxed.

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

fantastic day with Frank our wonderful guide who went above and beyond expectations for us. Loved the silk factory in particular


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous tour - encompassed a lot in a full day...

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