Full-Day Private Authentic Shanghai Tour

Shanghai, China

From $55.00 USD

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Spend your day exploring one of China’s biggest cities with a private guide to steer you in the right direction on this private, 8-hour tour of Shanghai. Cover more ground in a shorter time with someone who knows the best ways to maneuver around the crowded city streets, and choose to travel by public transport (own expense) or by the comfort of a private vehicle. Pop by Jade Buddha Temple, Confucius Temple, the Bund, Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao) and People’s Park, as well as the famous shop-lined Nanjing Road and the city’s Flower and Bird Market.
  • Private, 8-hour tour of Shanghai
  • Customize your own itinerary to fit your preferences
  • Choose to get around by public transport (own expense) or private car
  • See Jade Buddha Temple, Confucius Temple, and People’s Park
  • Stop for a traditional Chinese lunch (own expense)
  • Pick your group size from one to 10 (or more) people
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Personal tour guide services
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return you to your hotel
  • Note: This tour has an option to use public transportation at your expense or a private car – Select the option that’s right for you when booking your tour


  • Entrance fees - Typically 200RMB to 300RMB/person for full day
  • Lunch –Typically 50RMB to 100RMB based on your taste
  • Tips-recommended
  • Note: This tour has an option for using the metro and taxis (typically 200RMB to 300RMB for full day) or a private car that is included in the price. Select the option that’s right for you when booking your tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Your hotel or other destination in central Shanghai

What To Expect

No matter which tour option you chose, your private full-day tour of Shanghai starts with your guide meeting you and your group at your city hotel. Because this is a private tour, you can choose your departure time, but a 9:30am departure time is recommended to beat the rush-hour traffic and to fit the most spots into your 8-hour timeslot.
If you chose public transport, your group will travel by metro or taxi for the day at your own expense, and if you’ve chosen to travel by private vehicle, your expenses are included. Please note public transport is only an option if your group has four or less people in it.
Your tour starts at People’s Park, which is home to a large pond, the Shanghai Art Museum, and the Shanghai Marriage Market. After some strolling and people watching at the park, move on to the Flower and Bird Market where you might get the chance to see a 100-year-old turtle or fighting crickets.
Your guide then takes you over to Jade Buddha Temple to see the famous Buddha. Make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before going to Old Town to catch sight of Confucius Temple.
The last portion of your day is spent at Nanjing Road and the Bund (or Riverside Promenade) waterfront area. Explore shops and take in awesome views of the city. If there’s time you can request another stop; otherwise your guide takes you back to your hotel. If your tour starts at 9:30am, then you can count on it ending at about 5:30pm.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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sarit h
, Sep 2017

The tour girl was great Pusha she took us to beautiful places, understood exactly our needs and interests. knew more than basic information about the culture and history.
We enjoyed very much and highly recommending to take her.

Sarit and Galit the sisters From Isreal and Australia

Lynn L
, Sep 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this day tour of Shanghai. Monica was an excellent guide, attentive and knowledgeable. Loved that we saw locals in the parks enjoying dancing together, singing and playing cards. Enjoyed the museum and wandering around the French Concession. Lunch was good as well. The Bund was interesting and the night trip down the River with the city lights was fabulous. Thanks to Monica for a great day. Lynn

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