Shanghai is China’s biggest city and with just a day to explore, a private tour will ensure you maximise your time. This full-day tour is tailor-made for you, so you could admire the views from the Shanghai Tower; visit Yuyuan Garden, the Jade Buddha temple, and Nanjing road; cruise down the Huangpu River from Riverside Promenade area, or take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Great overview and orientation of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Transport by private vehicle(if Tour with car service option is selected)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle (if Tour only option is selected)
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
Returns to original departure point
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Age under 3 is free to join
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable shoes
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Apr 2019
We had a wonderful day in Shanghai with guide Mr Ting and Driver Mr Han. We started on time with Mr Ting. Ting spoke good English and was willing to learn new words. We made a list of all the places we would like to visit. He methodically took us to all the places. We did not visit the museum since the waiting lines were very long on a Sunday. Also not interested in going up the tall buildings since we had good view of them from a distance and again the wait times were not worth it. We were amazed that almost 10 places or more we were able to visit. The whole thing was well worth it. Mr Ting and Mr Han were very professional and helpful.
Our Shanghai tour was excellent! Wilson our tour guide was outstanding, very well informed with lots of knowledge of the city. Wilson and our driver were both very courteous and made our day touring Shanghai an amazing one. Highly recommend this 1 day tour for anyone visiting Shanghai specially if you can get Wilson as your guide.
Really enjoyed our tour! Our guide, Wilson, was a very good guide. He customized the tour as we requested and was very kind to us. We went to see the Oriental Pearl Tower, People's Square, Yu Yuan Garden and the French Concession. In addition, he took us to a nice dumpling lunch and made sure that we had proper rest time. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Firstly in the morning it was raining very heavily, but Queena arrived earlier than than expected at my hotel lobby to pick me up. We took a ferry to see another side of garden river. We had a short break and having a delicious local delicacies which I recommended, the Lanzhou Lamien. Then we had a visit to the Jade Buddha temple to appreciate local culture and religion history.
We took a ride in a disco taxi (DiDi) and continue with a walk across a hidden alley in the city which was a very unique experience to me. Even though the location is quite far from other itinerary, but Queena willing to take me to the Art Museum and enjoy the
We took a subway downtown to Nanjing Rd pedestrian walk and enjoy the night view of the shops neon light. We end up at the Bund again to enjoy the night view of Shanghai CBD and towers. I would not able to complete to visit all the place without Queena help and guide. She has been very helpful on explaining all the places and history of Shanghai during the trip. I would like to recommend this service to anyone who is coming to Shanghai.
Berlin was very knowledgeable of Shanghai and provided us the flexibility to see all the things we wanted to see on our day trip. We covered slot of ground and we couldn’t have done this with the insight and planning Berlin did for us, highly recommended!
My family and I had the best day in Shanghai on our tour. We could not have asked for a more kind and amazing hostess. We really appreciate her generosity and how wonderful our first day was here in Shanghai.
I always book my tours all over the world with Viator. Today was a great “Discover Shanghai-custom Private Tour. I booked with Viator then after Viator made contact with me and put me in touch with the tour guide. I customized my tour with the places and activities I wanted to do. Berlin was my tour guide and made the entire day informative and fun. It almost like friend giving me the tour.Berlin and the driver were right on time and before we left the hotel she had informed me she had customized my Day based on traffic and locations. Thanks Berlin for a great day.
Great tour of Shanghai in one day. Our guide Alana provided us with a glimpse of the different sides of Shanghai. We started with Fuxian park which is frequented by locals. Then we proceeded to the Bund area where Alana showed us where to get perfect photos with Shanghai's tall buildings. We also had a very appetizing dimsum lunch. After lunch, we rode the ferry on the Huangpu river on our way to the enchanting Yuyuan gardens. We also visited a temple near the Yuyuan gardens. We capped off the tour with a tea ceremony in a Confucian temple. Alana was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who provided us with an amazing tour of Shanghai.
I spent an amazing day with Alana Wu on a personalized walking tour of Shanghai. Right on time Alana met me at my hotel. We briefly discussed my expectations for the day and we were off! The day was spent seeing fantastic sights of Shanghai by metro, walking, and Didi(like Uber). I appreciated the opportunity to walk through Fuxing Park like the locals, tour the French Concession by foot, the Bund, and the artists’ alley at Tianzifang. Lunch was at a fried dumpling spot as requested! In all we spent eight hours touring. Alana was an excellent guide and made my day in exciting Shanghai amazing! Thanks Alana for the pleasant day in your exciting beautiful city from Ron Tollefson.
We started with the Propaganda posters, then the Jade Buddha temple, the Yuyuan gardens and vegetarian lunch, tea tasting, and the Shanghai Museum. Snow was very helpful in explaining history and navigating the city. We enjoyed everything on the tour.