Private Customized Airport Layover Tour Of Shanghai City Highlights

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Based on your flight schedule
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai ChinaHongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China
  • Return Details :
    Maglev Train Station (Long Yang Road)Or downtown Shanghai or Pudong airport based on the tour option you selected
  • 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.


If you are flying into Shanghai and only have limited time to see the city, this private 8-hour airport layover tour will be the best way to make full use of your time in Shanghai and learn the local culture, history ,life and sites . You will be greeted by your private driver at the airport and meet your professional guide at the first tour place to commence the tour. The tour covers the top Shanghai city highlights such as Yu garden, Old town, The bund, Nanjing road, French concession at Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Jade buddha temple, Sky scrapers in Lujiazui Financial area. It's a fully customized itinerary based on your interests.


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Airport transfer

Great overview and orientation of the city

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Upon your arrival you will be greeted by your local professional driver at the airport with a welcome sign, and you will be then transferred to the downtown Shanghai area. Your friendly guide will meet you at the first tour siteto begin your layover tour.

Take a walk along the historic Bund area to enjoy its splendid view of old and new Shanghai along the Huangpu River while learning about its colonial history from your guide. Here you will see some of the old Shanghai landmark buildings such as Oriental pearl tv tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Tower, and the newest and tallest Shanghai tower.

After that, you will head to the the famous Shanghai Old town & Yu garden bazaar area, where a largenumber of street vendors andmarkets sell just about everything: tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs, toys, Christmas decorations, everyday items, and random weirdness. Pass by the 200-year-old Hu Xin Ting Tea House while walking on the zigzag bridge, and admire its old and traditional Qing-Dynasty architecture, pavilions, fish and turtle ponds,and more.

Then you and your guide will walkthrough the beautiful French concession area, a hip neighborhood that boasts an idiosyncratic push-pull between new and old and between development and preservation for an absolutely unique urban experience.

Take a break to taste some of the local authentic food (own expense).

Your guide will show you as much as possible during the layover tour. Feel free to discuss your travel interests with your guide. The tour can also cover Nanjing road, Jade buddha temple, People square/Park area, Shanghai museum etc.

After the tour, you will be dropped off at the Maglev Station, and your guide will see you off there. You now can enjoy the amazing Maglev Train ride with 300-400km/hour speed on the way to the airport ( non-stop) and be ready to board your next flight.


Private professional English guide service

Private car and driver

8-hour city tour



Food and drinks

Personal expenses

Additional tour fee after 8-hour (USD 25.00 per hour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable shoes

Please provide detailed Round-trip Airline details 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

In case your flight arrives early before 5.00 a.m, your local driver will pick up you at 7a.m at the airport arrival hall with the pick up sign.

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Apr-2019

    I cannot rave enough about what an excellent tour this was and how easy it was to navigate and make happen! This tour was amazing and catered to our liking! Lily, the tour guide, was fabulous! Very down to earth and attentive- answering any questions we had. Pickup at the airport at a very early hour and then having only about 6 hours to tour before needing to head back to the airport made me a bit skeptical about what we'd have time to see, but Lily was able to give a 'slice of life' of Shanghai-- taking us for a tour of the bund, having breakfast at a stop on her separate 'foodie tour' and then visiting a park where many retired people go to practice tai chi, martial arts, dance, play cards, and drink tea-- gave us a view of Shanghai that may not be the 'expected'. It was refreshing to see people in 'their happy place'. We fit in some souvenir shopping and Lily even helped to negotiate pricing! This tour was a highlight of my vacation-- and we only had a layover in China! ! I would highly recommend this tour if you're interested in getting a view of ' a slice in the life of Shanghai' . They were very amenable in catering to your time frame- I landed at 4a.m. and they were able to pick us up an hour later. The driver picked us up at the airport and did several drop-off/ pick-up locations; and we were able to be dropped off at the airport with ample time to catch our next flight. They even looked up our gate number for take off! They were very helpful with making arrangements and trying to fit in whatever you're interested in seeing or they will give good suggestions for what to check out. Highly recommend! Try for Lily!

  • 26-Feb-2019

    Lily was very informative, spoke great English, and was very patient with us. I definitely recommend the day trip.

  • 14-Jan-2019

    I have to say that this company and their guide went above and beyond what was expected..very communicative..very flexible and our guide Chris was so friendly and knowledgable. Our flights got changed so they accommodated us with a revised tour. Overall it was fabulous! Highly recommend this company and tour.

  • 11-Jul-2018

    We had a 12 hour lay over and decided to do the Private Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai with Sunny. She was amazing and we had a great time exploring. She took us to an amazing authentic Shanghai restaurant for lunch.
    Thank you!!!!

  • 06-Apr-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 27-Oct-2017

    This tour was exactly as advertised. The staff was professional, knowledgable and friendly. Our guide was Aron and I would strongly recommend him. His English was also excellent.