Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

Shanghai, China

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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this 8-hour private tour. Admire bird’s-eye views from a Pudong tower, stroll along The Bund or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), and visit the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar. Plus, explore the Confucius Temple and Concession area, and enjoy a dumpling lunch (own expense) and traditional tea ceremony. Choose to travel by public transport (own expense) if you're in a group of four or fewer, or upgrade to get around by private vehicle.
  • Private 8-hour Shanghai highlights tour
  • Visit top Shanghai attractions including the Confucius Temple and Yuyuan Garden
  • Admire aerial views from your chosen Pudong tower, such as the Oriental Pearl or Shanghai Tower
  • Stroll along The Bund and visit the Yuyuan bazaar and Concession area
  • Enjoy a dumpling lunch and Tang-dynasty tea ceremony
  • Travel by public transport (available for groups of four or fewer) at own expense, or upgrade to private transport
  • Flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
Book your desired tour option, and depart your downtown Shanghai hotel or another chosen central location by private vehicle or public transport (depending on option selected). Tell your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of during your tour: your itinerary is flexible.
Head into the Pudong financial district and visit the observatory of a tower of your choice, selecting from the Oriental Pearl Tower, World Financial Center, or the Jin Mao or Shanghai Tower, China’s highest building (own expense).
After admiring the views, stroll along The Bund or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), Shanghai’s colonial-era waterfront beside the Huangpu River. View the European architecture dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s, and then visit the 13th-century Confucius Temple (own expense), dedicated to the Chinese philosopher.
Savor a dumpling lunch (own expense) at a centuries-old restaurant, and afterward, explore the Yuyuan Garden (own expense), a Ming-era masterpiece of ponds and pavilions. Then, visit Yuyuan bazaar and enjoy a Tang-dynasty tea ceremony, tasting local teas as you learn about tea-drinking etiquette.
Finally, stroll through Shanghai’s Concession area, where pretty streets blend with colonial-era buildings converted into shops and restaurants.  After absorbing the east-meets-west atmosphere here, your tour concludes at the start point.

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Erin M
, Nov 2018

We had a full day tour with Apple and it could not have been better! Apple was so knowledge and so kind. We were able to see so much of Shanghai in a short amount of time, book this tour today! I would also recommend getting the private car, definitely worth it.

Dr R S J
, May 2018

The tour was perfectly paced. Peggy was a charming and insightful host. Highly recommended.

Philip H
, Apr 2018

We had a business group of 12, Our guide did an excellent job. Flexible and willing to adjust to our group, we saw Shanghai! We covered, the Bund, a temple, a very local restaurant, high view of the city, the Peace Hotel, the cricket/fish market, the umbrella/peoples park and I'm sure several other things. Our group spent the evening in the hotel lobby bar talking about what a great guide Kim was and all the things we saw.

Stephen S
, Apr 2018

Celine was an incredible guide, very knowledgeable and provided us with a great deal of information and history. Incredibly flexible and willing to tailor the day to us given we had already seen some of the sites she had initially planned.

Rita F
, Apr 2018

Celine was a great tour guide. We had a great driver too. They took us to five different places and to a restaurant where the locals go. Just be aware that you will need additional Chinese currency which is something we didn't think about since the tour was prepaid.

, Mar 2018

It was an exciting experience. We were so delivhted to have Peggy as our tour guide. We were travelling with our two young children and she was very flexible with the itinerary. We visited all the places of importance as listed. The lunch was great and we enjoyed the experience thoroughly. TY Peggy!

, Feb 2018

Peggy was a great and very knowledgeable guide during our full-day tour in Shanghai.
She picked us up at the hotel, we discussed the intinerary for the day and how to get fom A to B to C taxi, public transport, walk. We visited Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan, the Bund and the beautiful HSBC building there, had lunch in a local restaurant near People's Square, visited the Confucian temple and, at the end of this beautiful sunny day, we even watched the sunset from the viewing plattform of the Bottle Opener.
We were in Shanghai during the Chinese New Year, so we knew it might be a bit complictaed to find a guide or even open attractions. We felt very lucky to have Peggy guide us and even letting us know what options might be available i.e. open during the following days.
We would highly recommend this tour and felt it was a perfect start for our stay in Shanghai.

Carlos V
, Jan 2018

Portia organized a very exciting tour. She was always concerned with my interests and my reactions.
It was a good day and I woul recomend Portia as a guide to all my friends visiting Shanghai.

, Jan 2018

This tour provides great insight into the Shanghai skyline and important locations on their busy streets. We had fun interacting with the residents as we walked along the streets and visited one of the tallest buildings in the City. Our guide was excellent and I recommend having a guide here!

Ellen d
, Dec 2017

Celine was such a great tour guide. It was my last day in Shanghai and I requested some shopping time and she incorporated that in the itinerary. I was transported by a comfortable and clean car with a good driver. Seeing all the sights without the effort of taking public transport was great. She also took me to a local place for lunch where I tried hairy crab dumplings which were delicious. I checked out at the hotel in the morning and loaded my baggage into the car and the car dropped me off at the airport which was so convenient. Celine has incredible knowledge and told me about the background of all sights. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Shanghai!


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