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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Shanghai by designing your own itinerary on this private, full-day tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, customize your day according to your interests and see only the Shanghai sights that you wish to see. Choose to visit some of the city’s historical highlights; ask your guide to take you to the most popular shopping locations; or delve into the rich historical heritage of the area by visiting intriguing museums. However you wish to spend your time in Shanghai, the undivided attention of your guide is guaranteed on this private custom tour. 


  • Private customized tour of Shanghai's sights and attractions
  • Design your own itinerary according to your interests
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum and discover China's history and art
  • Walk along the scenic Bund and enjoy a dinner cruise on the water
  • Discover Shanghai's markets and have your guide help you bargain for the best deals
  • Get expert recommendations on the best restaurants in Shanghai
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Private Custom Tour: Shanghai in One Day

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Depart from your Shanghai hotel after greeting your guide and embark upon your customized tour of the city's sights. Discuss the historical highlights and attractions you wish to see with your knowledgeable guide and devise an itinerary according to your interests. 

Perhaps immerse yourself in Shanghai’s artistic heritage with a visit to the city museum; stroll along the picturesque The Bund area to admire the glittering waterfront and its metropolitan buildings; or explore the city’s best markets and browse bespoke boutiques and colorful stalls for designer clothing and exotic produce. 

Appease your appetite for authenticity by requesting a customized food tour, in which your guide allows you to sample different Chinese cuisines in a variety of excellent restaurants. Ask to learn about the distinct architecture of the city and tour some of Shanghai’s most spellbinding structures while listening to absorbing commentary from your guide.

Please submit your desired activities and attractions when reconfirming your tour. 

Please note: This 8-hour tour provides guests with an English speaking guide and hotel pickup and drop-off. Taxis, public transportation, admission fees and food must be purchased at your own expense. 

Customer Reviews

Hoda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Much Appreciated....Awesome experience....

Miles P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Michael was a very knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide. Highly recommended.

Ray J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A great way to see what we wanted and having a guide that knows how to get around the city worked for us. We were able to cover a lot of attractions in a very full day. Being able to customize the tour is the way to go with a lot more flexibility instead of going on a set tour that only hits the tourist attractions they want you to see.

Walter Ted G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide, Frank, was very knowledgeable,friendly and helpful. He introduced us to so many new areas and sights in a city we have visited many times. We would highly recommend Frank and an independent tour of the city.

diane n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very friendly guide Leo, spoke English well and was more than happy to
make sure we saw everything on our must see list. would recommend
this tour to other travellers.

Mary Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Four of us had a great day with Fran who was so knowledgeable, helpful and flexible about what we wanted to see. We spent a great time at the French Concession; the Shanghai Art Museum; a great restaurant and lunch; and a few other stops of our choice. We could not have had a better guide who is an excellent translator, coach and companion for seeing Shanghai.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I must tell you that this was the best money that I've ever spent on a private tour. My guide, I called her Fi, was absolutely wonderful!! She was very personable, well read, and was very easy to talk to. I would tour with her again anytime. Thanks for such a wonderful time:)

Rick Richardson

Janet T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Wonderful, custom tour. Excellent guide with excellent suggestions!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

saw many more attractions with guide than could ever have on our own. also great to not be trailing along with a bus load of a tour group. guide was excellent, English good. very personable. knowledge of historic sites excellent. we traveled by taxi all day and guide knew just how to get the next taxi quickly and efficiently. very cost effective way to see shanghai.

Neda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Frank was great!!! He was very informative and accommodating!. We were able to see more sights on our own as opposed to a larger tour group - no waiting for others, plus we got to select the places we wanted to eat, etc! Highly recommended!

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