Shanghai Region, China

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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Private and customizable Shanghai layover tour
  • Escape the airport and spend a stopover sightseeing
  • Tick off The Bund, French Concession, and Yuyuan Garden in limited time
  • Airport or hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018
Great tour and managed to do everything quickly so I could see everything before leaving even though my layover was on the shorter side. Favorite part was Alana coming to meet us with breakfast and her great picture taking skills. Driver was great and on time. It would have been nice if could build in a snack break in French quarter or something.
, Sep 2018
We had a fantastic layover tour with Queena! We had a 10 Hour layover and wanted to make the most of it. Alana sent detailed instructions on how to navigate and get the 24 hour transit visit, which made it very easy and not stressful. We were promptly picked up at the airport and driven directly downtown. We visited many areas of Shanghai. Queena was super knowledgeable about the history of Shanghai and shared wonderful stories about Chinese culture. She treated us to the best dumplings we’ve ever had, which was definitely a highlight. I highly recommend this tour!
, Sep 2018
Jane and her partner were very nice, the tour was amazing, my friends and me enjoyed everything, We highly recommend this tour.
, Sep 2018
My wife and I participated in the "Flexible Shanghai Overlay Tour", which I had booked via Viator.I can recommend this tour to anyone who wants to combine aiport pickup with a sightseeing of all highlights in Shanghai. Our tour guide yesterday was Alana Wu.She was the best tour guide we ever had out of many guides in China.She is very competent and communicates clearly the main topics of the sightseeing highlights without losing herself in too much details as many other tour guides do. In addition she is very friendly and helps you with everything, even with shopping for wine. She is also very flexible: e.g. our flight had two hours delay and still we could see all the main points of the highlights we had defined before. We would book her again any time.
, Sep 2018
Had a wonderful layover tour with Snow as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and very attentive to us. Lunch was at a local place. Great to try the local food. Really appreciated the extra touches, like she bought us local green bean ice cream at the water town and upon returning to the airport she walked us through getting boarding passes and all the lines. Great experience! Would recommend highly!
, Jul 2018
My family and I had a great experience with Alana, Berlin and the company. We were a total of eight people--4 adults and 4 children. I booked this tour through Viator a few months before, knowing that we had an 11.5hr layover in Shanghai and wanted to view as much of the city as possible. I received communication from Alana a few days before the tour. She provided me with the steps on how to receive the transit visa. We had no issues regarding requesting our visa from immigration. Our only concern was that it was a very long line with only one customs officer working. After a long while, we eventually got our visas and followed the exit directions provided to us. Alana also provided us information on where to meet our tour guide, Berlin. She even provided us with a picture of exactly where to meet Berlin. We did not and could not get lost, which was great! Berlin was there to greet us all with our name on an iPad. We exchanged some money and began our tour. We were very surprised to be picked up by a large 19-seat motor coach for our journey. It was clean and spacious with great air conditioning. Since we got out of the airport late and it was lunch time, they started by taking us to Shanghai's financial center to eat. We met Alana there who had showed up to help reserve some seats for our larger group! We had our meal with delicious traditional steamed dumplings and noodle soups. The portions were huge and more than enough for the 8 of us. We continued with a walking tour around the financial district. It was pretty hot since we were there towards the end of July, so Berlin changed the itinerary a bit to customize it to our needs. And with traveling with small children, that was very considerate and much appreciated. We then got to see the Yuyuan bazaar and garden.We stayed for a bit, but it got too hot for all of us, so we went on to drive to the Bund. The Bund was the best part! Beautiful skyline of new Shanghai and a beautiful view of old Shanghai. Berlin was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Afterwards, they dropped us off right to the airport to our terminal. I highly recommend this tour company to anyone who is looking for a stress-free and educational tour of the city. Thanks Alana and Berlin for making it a memorable tour. We will definitely come back to Shanghai and use their service next time!!
, Jul 2018
Me, my husband & 12 years old daughter took the layover tour. We had a 10-hr layover in Shanghai. Upon arrival in the immigration area for a transit visa, the officers only look at our connecting flight ticket & did not read our tour details & told us to go to the connecting flight departure area. We left but after 5 minutes we went back to the transit visa area & told them we wanted to apply for the transit visa & showed them our tour details from Viator, and the emails & text messages of Alana (our tour guide). They intently read the documents this time, and approved us for the visa. Alana was very nice, accommodating and knows everything about Shanghai. She even gave us some freebies. Her services are beyond our expectations. I gave her more than 5 stars & greatly recommend her!
, Jul 2018
We had Snow as our guide. She was informative and very helpful on our tour, she did everything we could on our layover. We saw as much of Shanghai as we could. We saw the skyscrapers, a beautiful garden and had a wonderful lunch. We toured the French area and had a wonderful trip.
, Jul 2018
The tour was amazing. Alana is very informative, patient and accommodating if my personal needs like bathroom breaks and meal requests (I wanted to eat authentic dim sum), so she took me to hus really authentic, jampacked eatery and the food was simply divine. She went out of her way to find me a place to shower before my connecting flight, it was a very good, clean spa at Howard Johnson Hotel and she speaks very good English too. Overall, this tour should be patronized by anyone looking at a long layover period in Shanghai. The price is very reasonable, to think that you will be treated like a VIP in this private, personalized tour.
, Jun 2018
My wife and I had a great time on this tour of Shanghai. The driver was very punctual picking us up from the airport and Alana had reached out the night before to give explicit directions making the meet up very easy. The tour itself was awesome. We saw a great mix of old Shanghai as well as new Shanghai. Alana was very insightful and spoke English fluently. She had great activity suggestions but also very flexible to our plans. Alana knew the history of all the sites we visited and helped us pack in a lot in just one day!! For lunch, she brought us to a local dumpling place and it was fantastic! Could not have planned it better. Overall it was a fantastic tour and I would definitely recommend it.

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