4 Or 6 Hours Private Customized Shanghai Historical Tour (or Layover)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., 4-Hr Central Shanghai Guests, 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM6-Hr Shanghai Layover Guests, 1/1/2023 - .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Bund Walking with Optional Afternoon Tea
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Bund is the most famous sightseeing site in Shanghai, known as Gallery of World Architecture. Do you know why

The Bund was also the important financial district known as Eastern Wall Street, Paradise of Adventurer. Why

Most people stop, take pictures & walk away, unknowingly missing the soulful stories of Shanghai.

Our expert guide, walking slowly, explaining all the interesting stories behind the grand buildings on Bund.

Our tours are 100% flexible. At the end of the Bund tour, feel free to discuss options with your experienced guide, or any of the local foods you want to taste of course, time permitted.

Options: Old Town, River cruise, Shanghai Towers, Confucian Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, the French Concession, or any other places.

We also offer options for markets featuring special items you may wish to purchase as souvenir. Just ask your experienced guide to meet your satisfaction.

4-Hr tour for guests in central Shanghai;
6-Hr tour for guests at outskirt SH.

Know More about this tour


After 1843 Opium War, Shanghai, a peaceful fishing village, was forced to open as a trade port to world. Thus, a new chapter of Shanghai history started from Bund. The 52 magnificent buildings along Bund tell the story of the historical rise and fall of this city.Your excellent guide will explain all of the fantastic stories hidden behind of the buildings.
Old time “Cathay Hotel or Sassoon House”, was built by a Jewish tycoon, Sir Victor Sassoon. Your guide will show you around the building, featuring the gallery and the hidden museum. You can discover the tycoon’s stories with precious photos and objects.
Customs House. Tremendously English influenced… examples…. the giant clock on top of the building is a copy of Big Ben, of UK Lodon fame.Robert·Hart, an Englishman, became the top officer in the Chinese Customs House. Your guide will tell you the story of this famous Englishman and what he did to help build & influence Shanghai.
Formerly HSBC Bank. This was the HSBC headquarters in Far East in early 20th century. The mosaic ceiling is breathtakingly beautiful. Your guide will tell you a time-honored secret behind the ceiling. (Admitted during working days.)
Shanghai Club. Build in 1910 as an exclusive British club whose members included the most influential men in the city. Today it is Waldorf hotel. Your guide will direct your attention to the 100 years old “Long Bar”, known as longest bar in the world, still in business today, starting every afternoon at 4pm. The 100 years ago Long Bar, known as longest bar in world, still on business starting every afternoon 4pm.
Optional. It’s an highlight of Shanghai. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking beautiful view of the two river banks. We suggest you asking your guide checking the tide situation for you, since the tide can alter the boat timetable from time to time.
Optional. There’s the Yu Garden, City God Temple in a traditional market. You will find yourself in an ancient China with a number of traditional buildings around you. Here you can enjoy shopping of all kind Chinese souvenirs such as tea, silk, chopsticks, pearls, jade, brushes, inks, paintings and many others.
Optional. If sky is clear, it’s great to have a bird eye view form top of Shanghai at night. There are several high towers for your choice: Shanghai Tower, Financial Tower, Pearl Tower or Jinmao Tower.
Food Testing Break. Optional. Tell your guide what type of food you are interested in trying. Street foods or local restaurant, your guide will have a long list of culinary choices for your satisfaction. (Food Testing is at guests’ own expense.)
After a flexible city tour, any sightseeing spot guests wish to end in Shanghai city. Guests for airport layover, Baoyang Rd cruise port or Disneyland hotels etc, which is outskirt Shanghai, we offer pick up/drop off option.

Itinerary:


After 1843 Opium War, Shanghai, a peaceful fishing village, was forced to open as a trade port to world. Thus, a new chapter of Shanghai history started from Bund. The 52 magnificent buildings along Bund tell the story of the historical rise and fall of this city. Your excellent guide will explain all of the fantastic stories hidden behind of the buildings.
Old time “Cathay Hotel or Sassoon House”, was built by a Jewish tycoon, Sir Victor Sassoon. Your guide will show you around the building, featuring the gallery and the hidden museum. You can discover the tycoon’s stories with precious photos and objects.
Customs House. Tremendously English influenced… examples…. the giant clock on top of the building is a copy of Big Ben, of UK Lodon fame. Robert·Hart, an Englishman, became the top officer in the Chinese Customs House. Your guide will tell you the story of this famous Englishman and what he did to help build & influence Shanghai.
Formerly HSBC Bank. This was the HSBC headquarters in Far East in early 20th century. The mosaic ceiling is breathtakingly beautiful. Your guide will tell you a time-honored secret behind the ceiling. (Admitted during working days.)
Shanghai Club. Build in 1910 as an exclusive British club whose members included the most influential men in the city. Today it is Waldorf hotel. Your guide will direct your attention to the 100 years old “Long Bar”, known as longest bar in the world, still in business today, starting every afternoon at 4pm. The 100 years ago Long Bar, known as longest bar in world, still on business starting every afternoon 4pm.
Optional. It’s an highlight of Shanghai. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking beautiful view of the two river banks. We suggest you asking your guide checking the tide situation for you, since the tide can alter the boat timetable from time to time.
Optional. There’s the Yu Garden, City God Temple in a traditional market. You will find yourself in an ancient China with a number of traditional buildings around you. Here you can enjoy shopping of all kind Chinese souvenirs such as tea, silk, chopsticks, pearls, jade, brushes, inks, paintings and many others.
Optional. If sky is clear, it’s great to have a bird eye view form top of Shanghai at night. There are several high towers for your choice: Shanghai Tower, Financial Tower, Pearl Tower or Jinmao Tower.
Food Testing Break. Optional. Tell your guide what type of food you are interested in trying. Street foods or local restaurant, your guide will have a long list of culinary choices for your satisfaction. (Food Testing is at guests’ own expense.)
After a flexible city tour, any sightseeing spot guests wish to end in Shanghai city. Guests for airport layover, Baoyang Rd cruise port or Disneyland hotels etc, which is outskirt Shanghai, we offer pick up/drop off option.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Driver with air-conditioned vihicle for 6-hr outskirt guests according to option
  • Exclusive Private tour

Exclusions

  • Tips - encouraged.

Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Instant Confirmation

Excellent English speaking tour guide

Comfortable walking shoes.

Dress code is smart casual

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jan-2020

    No doubt in my mind that by having a professional tour guide to show us around SH, showing us a mix of SH landmarks, with detailed explanations of how each left its mark on China, Shanghai and the world. Without Linda, our guide, we will never know so much of interesting stories of Bund buildings. While at the same time Linda exposes us to everyday life in SH by way of Old Town and the exquisite street food available all across SH.