Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

Shanghai, China

From $78.99 USD

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8 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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


  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from the hotels in the city center
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Tour departs from Shanghai hotels (cruise port pickup not available)

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Since October 2017, Shanghai Museum is closed on every Monday. You will visit M50 Art Zone instead if your tour is on Monday

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Thomas H
, Sep 2018

Excellent pick up, drop off and logistics and timing in comfortable large minibus. Tour guide Frank was very nice. Not super on history and pearl and silk factories were sales oriented but many like that though I more wanted history.

, Sep 2018

With only a day and a half for sightseeing during my business trip, this tour was a great value. Turned out I was the only one so I had a private guide and a private van/driver. Alina spoke very good English and provided a nice tour. It was slightly awkward not having any other guests to chat with, and she and the driver did a lot of chatting in Chinese while we drove. Prefer that to silence but still a little uncomfortable. Loved all the sights and given the crazy roads and back streets we took, trying to do this on my own would have taken days, and it was so much better than the usual hop-on/hop-off buses.

Jordan B
, Aug 2018

Not sure what was more boring the tour or the tour guide Frank. He never asked our names and did nothing to keep the group together. We actually went the tour early.

, Jun 2018

I had a bad experience on the river tour with the same guide Frank the night before and I thought it might have been a bad day for him, but on the city tour was the same. always walking alone and did not worry that all the members of the group were with him. he answered the questions impolitely. during the tour he ran out of his mobile phone's battery and could not communicate with the driver so he could find us. We waited alone in a corner while he went to look for the driver through the streets while carrying the cell phone with the external battery of one of the participants. very unprofessional
about the places visited, we spent less than an hour in the museum, which was quite large and had many beautiful things to see. the temple was ok, the pearl and silk factory stops, too long and the vendors too insistent almost a waste of time. lunch quite poor. the stop in the garden was the best of the day.

Sunil D
, May 2018

Great tour, specially when you have a short stay in the city

Davey E
, May 2018

Great tou

Sharon K
, Apr 2018

Great feel of Shanghai....great tour and guide

Jan S
, Apr 2018

Good to see

Joseph R
, Feb 2018

My tour ended up being a private tour, including a guide, driver and lunch. The tour guide was very flexible to what my interests were and how much time I wished to stay at each attraction. I think that receiving a truly private tour may be a bit rare, but as I was in the offseason January, it was great timing.

I'd highly recommend!

stephanie r
, Jan 2018

not a good tour. The girl that was my guide was just like: this is this and this is that. She didnt have real knowledge of the historic places. Also, I made some questions to her and she couldnt answer properly, and at times she was rude. For example I asked if in China its ok to put vinegar or soy sauce to rice and her answer was Im shocked by your question, of course not!.--but come on! Im a tourist! thats why I want to know those details and ask freely and I dont expect to be judged by tourist guide. Also, dduring the day it was pouring rain and there were no umbrellas provided from the company to customers...which was really bad. Overall, it felt more like a taxi driver taking me to places and a companion going with me to those places, adding no additional value to the places I saw. Also the english of this tour guide was terrible, I could understand only 3 out of 10 words she spoke. It sounded like she was speaking chinese with some english in between. I wouldnt recommend this tour :

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