Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Shanghai airport (PVG/SHA), Cruise terminal (Wusongkou/ Dongdaming) or your hotel in Shanghai
    Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai ChinaHongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qi.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Welcome to Shanghai! This private layover tour is 100% customized based on your needs. The pick up point can be either from your airport or hotel in Shanghai (same as drop-off). Don't miss out the opportunity to see this amazing city and enjoy some tasty local food or a relaxing SPA treatment during your short stay here. During this tour, you will have a chance to visit top city attractions such as Yuyuan bazaar, The bund, Shanghai tower, French concession and more! Feel free to discuss with your friendly guide upon pickup time.
Please note:
This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.
The latest tour departure time is 6:30PM
If you wish to be picked from your hotel, please advise your desired tour start time upon booking
If you wish to be picked/dropped from/to your hotel, please choose One Way Airport Transfer tour option


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Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Comprehensive tour of the city

Multiple departure times and locations available

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Airport transfer

Know More about this tour

Your professional guide will greet you with your name sign at the Arrival Hall of Airport (PVG or SHA), and you will be transferred by the private vehicle to center city (about 40 to 60munites). Since this layover tour is flexible to adjust itinerary based on your interests, feel free to discuss with your guide on the way to the city center.

Typically, you will first visit the Yuyuan Bazaar, the old Ming and Qing dynasty architecture market, with various of souvenir shops and restaurants where you can enjoy your time there shopping and taking photos. Taste some of the famous snack in the markets if you like such as the spring roll, jumbo soup dumpling. Then visit famous Yu garden if you are interested in (entrance tickets will be on your own).

After that, stroll around The bund to have a glimpse of Shanghais past and look into the bright future of the city. If you like, take a Huangpu river cruise to enjoy a great view of the grand colonial buildings along west side, and you will see famous Peace hotel, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and etc.. Turn towards east direction, you will be amazed by the skyscrapers, like Oriental pearl tv tower, Shanghai world financial center, Jinmao Tower, and Shanghai tower.

If time allows, get on the observatory of Shanghai Tower to see a panoramic view of entire whole city with 360 degrees dimension.

If you have been all above places before and want to try something different this time, you can also visit following places based on your interests:

In addition, You can choose to enjoy a Shanghai style lunch or dinner meal (at your own cost).

Your private layover tour ends with return transport to the airport (PVG or SHA) or drop-off at your Shanghai city hotel.


Professional guide

Two-way or One-way Airport Transfer (please choose the option you need)

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Bottle of water

Hotel pickup and drop-off (If Needed)


Food and drinks


Entance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise if you have big luggage or more than 2 luggage.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable shoes

The tour starts 1 hour after flight landing. Please contact your local operator if you have to take a long time in custom, and your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall.

This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.

Detailed flight information is required upon booking

If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Dec-2019

    Our tour guide, Linda, and her driver arrived promptly at our hotel. We toured Shanghai, seeing all of the popular tourist sites including the spectacular high rise buildings in Pudong. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and in Shanghai, even though it was a short visit. At the end of the tour, we were delivered to our cruise ship as scheduled. We highly recommend this tour and tour company. Everything went as planned with no problems at all! Linda was a gracious host!

  • 18-Nov-2019

    This was a fantastic use of time. Our guide, Alana, was great. I appreciated the early contact giving us information regarding immigration, where to meet, etc. We didn't have a lot of time but we felt we used the time well and got a good feel for the city for sure. We would certainly recommend this to other travelers with just a day layover.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tour was perfect and we got to see all the places we wanted to see in a short period of time. Snow also picked a fantastic place for lunch and was EXTREMELY helpful in helping us order. She was also patient with us as we saw all the sights in Shanghai and was extremely knowledgeable about all of them. Snow also customized the tour for us to ensure we got to see what we wanted to on the tour. I would highly recommend.

  • 20-Jun-2019

    Our guide Wilson was incredible! He was very knowledgeable, sharing the history of every stop, and allowing us plenty of time to capture all the photos we wanted. From the beginning the travel company was very helpful. Alana reached out over email and text to make sure we knew where we were going and what to expect as soon as we got off the plane. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone on a layover, and look forward to coming back again soon! Thanks for sharing Shanghai with us!

  • 29-May-2019

    Caroline was excellent. She was very well versed in the culture and architecture. She was very nice and helpful. The food was delicious and service was wonderful. We would definitely do it again. Thanks Alana for all the helpful info guiding us through the airport. It was very easy.

  • 16-May-2019

    It was very easy to get my temporary visa at PVG! Customs was very nice and was appreciative of the letter(provided by Viator company) we give to them. I was processed through customs in less than 5 minutes! Our tour guide Wilson was very warm and kind. He was very informative and gave very good facts about Shanghai. You can tell he really knows his history and really loves to share that with others. The driver was so accommodating and nice as well. Everyone was prompt. Very easy and joyful time.

  • 06-May-2019

    I tour from Shanghai was amazing. We visited all the places that we want, like: the bund, jade buddha temple, tianzifang and yu garden. Snow is such a nice and kind girl, she explained us every detail and was paying attention about what we want it to do, we are very happy with the service and if we come back again we will hire again. I will highly recommend this tour. Thanks so much to Amazing Shanghai Team for this experience.

  • 30-Apr-2019

    We had a great tour with Jane and the driver was excellent. I give 5 stars to both. Jane was pleasant and very knowledgeable. We were able to see and learn about all the Shanghai sites.

  • 22-Apr-2019

    Snow was an excellent tour guide. She is very personable and full of information. We were able to go to multiple destinations including the gardens, new Shanghai and old Shanghai. Lunch was included with the tour and we were able to squeeze in a few shopping trips. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 15-Apr-2019

    The Shanghai layover tour with Wilson of Amazing Shanghai Trips gets 5 stars! It has been such an enjoyable experience having a layover tour with Amazing Shanghai Trip. And my guide Wilson has been excellent. The pickup from the airport was seamless. I got clear instructions on where to meet my driver and I did not have to wait for him. Once we got into the city, I met my guide, Wilson who was brilliant. Wilson has very good English and his knowledge and history of the city and area was very informative. Wilson structured the tour to do what I wanted and it was at the perfect pace. Dealing with the company has been above par and I would recommend both this company and Wilson for anybody who wishes to have layover trip while in Shanghai.

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