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
Varies. Please call to confirm pickup time at time of reconfirmation.
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please indicate hotel, pickup time and desired tour itinerary at the time of reconfirmation of tour
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
, Mar 2018
Our guise Elina, contacted our hotel the day before our tour to make contact. She arrived slightly before our allocated time. We wanted to see the obvious attractions, The Bund, Yu gardens, Jade Buddha temple and all these were wonderful. Elina was a friendly and informative guide who was willing to take us where we wanted to go. We went over to Pudong and drove around the financial district trying to get the best photo shots. Our driver attempted a number of times to let us out to take photos but unfortunately traffic inspectors kept waving him on. We decided to have lunch at Xintiandi which offered a great selection of eateries and we chose a great Gastro pub for lunch. We did visit a silk factory and actually found it informative...those silk quilts look amazing. The 6 of us in our group had a great day.
Logistics and guide content was good except we have an issue with honesty. We have a 5 year old child in the party who is less than 1.2 m tall. The guide told us that we need to purchase a full price ticket even for him. We have a person in the party who reads Chinese and told her that the posted ticket information says the child is free. Only then we were able to not have to pay for the child.
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.
We booked this tour as we've used Viator tours in the past, and have always been very satisfied, however this time around, that wasn't our experience.
Our guide Tom spoke very good English, but offered very little commentary about life in Shanghai, other than a proscribed script delivered in a rather wooden fashion. The guide seemed more interested in checking his phone and shunting us from one destination to the next.
The visits to the Temple and garden were both lovely, but certainly these parts of the tour felt rushed there was limited time to stop, take in the beautiful surroundings and have photos taken.
The visit to the Silk factory was interesting, but the prices were obviously inflated, and there was pressure to buy. Our guide seemed offended when we told him we weren't interested in visiting the Pearl factory. We have been to these places before and were not interested in another visit. We had to ask several times for recommendations for shopping as we were keen on doing some bartering at a local market and it was our expectation from what we had read on the website that our guide might be able to assist us with bargaining, however this was not the case, and instead we were dropped off at the shopping market. Having said that, the place was great and we were spoilt for choice.
We had booked a whole day tour, but by lunchtime, we'd had enough, and when after only a couple of hours, the guide asked us to sign a paper acknowledging we'd received the goods we'd ordered, we did so, and we decided we'd be better off doing our own thing...
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.