Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Termina.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a greatunderstanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day tour is perfect for you! You will visit both the east and west sides of Shanghai and also discover Shanghai's fascinatingmix of modern and classic character. The major attractions in this tour includes: Shanghai Tower, The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), Yu Yuan Garden, French Concession area andmuchmore!

Note that observation decks in Lujiazui area are optional so you can choose based on conditions.

Highlights

Instant Confirmation

Great overview and orientation of the city

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Get inside tips from a local

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Know More about this tour

In the morning, your tour guide will meet you at yourdesired starting point in the city center, typically your hotel lobby, at your desired time, usually at 9:30am. Then you will start this full day cultural and historical tour. Then you will start this within 8-hour city highlight tour.

First, you will visit an iconic buildingin the financial center ofShanghaiand rise to the observation deckto have a panoramic birds eyeview of the whole city. Choose from the historic Oriental pearl tv tower, the landmark anduniqueShanghai World Financial Center, the lucky JinMaoToweror the Shanghai tower (the newest and highest building in China).

From here you willvisit The bund Areawhere we will enjoy 100-year oldarchitecture and enjoyexciting views across the Huangpu River or Riverside Promenade (Binjiang da dao). This area was controlled by the British during the concessions period.

Next, you'll visit the Confucius Temple, the top university in the history of Shanghai. It was built in 1291 and the only place to pay respects to Confucius in the city. From here, you will then go to a century-old local restaurant to have traditional steamed buns and local dishes based on you preferences.

In the afternoon, you'llvisit Yuyuan garden,a famous classical garden in southern China which is over 400 years old built in Ming Dynasty, the area around the garden has been the downtown of the city for several hundred years.

After Yuyuan garden, you'll visitthe close-byhappy shopping kingdom where you can find unique souvenirs such as pearls, jade, tea and silk as well as inexpensive Chinese ornamental items. Then you'll have late afternoon Tang Dynasty Tea ceremony where you'll sample a variety of local tea flavors.

To end of the day, you'llvisit one more place - the Former Concession Area to enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or the new popular place,it is completely make your tour a relaxing end.

Your will be send back to your hotel or somewhere in the city center you prefer when the tour is finished.

Note: This tour comes in two options that you can choose from when you book this tour. One option is the tour onlywhere you'll experience Shanghai's metro and taxis (transportation at own expense). The other option includes a private car and driver. For tours with more than four people, only theprivate car service option is available since it can bedifficult getting taxis for large groups.

Inclusions

Personal tour guide services

Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return you to your hotel

Private car or metro/taxis (if option selected)

Authentic dumpling lunch (if option selected)

Entrance fees (if option selected)

Flexible start time (choose when booking)

Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple

Exclusions

Tips-recommended

Observation decks in Lujiazui area (allows you to choose based on conditions)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress comfortably and for the season

Please wear comfortable shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

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

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

As our tours include public sites. We are as careful as possible, but we can't control all conditions. China overall is very safe for traveling and we'll inform all customers with any updates. Our goal is make you are safe and have a worry-free experience.

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  • 09-Jan-2021

    We had a great day visiting Zhijiajiao water town, Yu Garden, a nice Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) lunch, and a stroll through the French Concession. Our tour guide, Apple, met us in the lobby of our hotel and had a van waiting outside with a car seat for our 2 year old. We visited Shanghai in January and the day we choose for our tour was the coldest of the year. The driver thoughtfully provided blankets that we could take with us if needed but having the heated van as a mobile base made a huge difference. Apple obviously loves her city and was excited to show us all there was to see at every stop. The fact that we visited in January, and tight pandemic-related travel restrictions, meant that there were no crowds anywhere. This allowed us to take our time and get some great photos and detailed explanations from Apple, without having to wait in any lines. We attempted the full-day tour with a toddler who had to miss his nap and venture out in the cold, with a limited understanding of why he had to keep his gloves on. At times it was a struggle but Apple was great at coordinating the trip so that we could try and get him a short nap or two in the warm van, and she was flexible in our need to alter the itinerary with stops in tea houses to warm little hands. I fun tour that only scratched the surface of shanghai but allowed us to better understand what we did see in much much greater detail.

  • 01-Jun-2020

    We had a wonderful full day visiting Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with Celine! It was raining, which scared off a lot of visitors and allowed us to have many of the sites to ourselves. We visited Tiger Hill Pagoda, the City Wall and it’s many gardens and the Silk Museum. In ZhouZhuang we visited the #1 Watertown and enjoyed it’s beautiful alleys and a gondola ride. This is our third tour booked through Jenny and she has done another great job in helping us create some great memories with our boys (10 and 12 years old). Thank you!

  • 23-Mar-2020

    My two children and I were in Shanghai for a couple days to primarily go to Disneyland. We had only one full day to see the rest of Shanghai. We booked a driver and a guide for the whole day to do whatever we wanted. It was amazing. Our guide was Apple. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. We gave her a list of all the things we wanted to do and we saw all of them plus other things she suggested. There is no way we would have been able to do all we did without Apple and our driver. I can't imagine seeing the city any other way. We feel very blessed to have seen Shanghai when we did. Days after we left, they closed down Disneyland due to the coronavirus and then basically China. We hope everyone we met are safe and healthy :)

  • 29-Jan-2020

    Our guide, Alice, is truly exceptional. Her and our driver, Mr. Wong, went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying our time in Shanghai. Alice was very knowledge, friendly, and has a great sense of humor! We also had a few last-minute requests on the tour (i.e. stopping by the jumbo Starbucks Reserve) and she was very flexible and accommodating. Alice also knows her history and facts very well with the places we visited too. The dumpling lunch was also INCREDIBLE, it'll be very hard for me to find a place that matches the taste/flavor of the xiao long bao at Jia Jia Tang Bao. There were several areas we stopped at along the tour and ended in The Bund. Alice was also a very talented cell-phone photographer! She was always willing to take our photos in front of amazing backgrounds and great angles - we were very impressed and appreciative of her great skills! This tour was probably our favorite of the eight Trip Advisor adventures we had on the Hong Kong and Shanghai vacation. And again, we were so appreciative of Alice and Mr. Wong, when the tour ended it was rather bittersweet. If we end up coming back to Shanghai, we would love to do another tour with this company. Lastly - the owner Jenny was also very helpful leading up to our trip and messaged us beforehand to welcome and provide important information. Thank you Jenny!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Fantastic day with Celine. She picked us up at the hotel and we visited the Bund, visited a garden that parents try to find a march for their child, went to Yu Garden, Confucius Temple, a silk factory, and a tea house fo a tea ceremony. We also ate at a local dumpling restaurant and walked around the very upscale French Concession. At the end of our tour, Celine instructed the driver to drive us around pointing out other architecture of the city on the way to the airport. Celine helped us get checked in and made sure everything was handled before she left us. We had so much fun and she was very personable. The driver was nice too. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Shanghai! Thanks Celine!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Jenny's Shanghai Tours helped us to have four amazing days touring Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Jenny's tours immersed us in the history, culture and daily life of the area. The experiences we had in Shanghai will provide memories to last a lifetime. Jenny was extremely helpful in planning our visit. Our tour guides Apple and Celine were knowledgeable, personable, and fun to tour with! If you're traveling to Shanghai, Jenny's Shanghai Tours is an excellent organization to help you have a memorable visit!

  • 22-Jan-2020

    Fantastic day with Celine. She picked us up at the hotel and we visited the Bund, visited a garden that parents try to find a march for their child, went to Yu Garden, Confucius Temple, a silk factory, and a tea house fo a tea ceremony. We also ate at a local dumpling restaurant and walked around the very upscale French Concession. At the end of our tour, Celine instructed the driver to drive us around pointing out other architecture of the city on the way to the airport. Celine helped us get checked in and made sure everything was handled before she left us. We had so much fun and she was very personable. The driver was nice too. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Shanghai! Thanks Celine!

  • 15-Jan-2020

    We spent 2 awesome days in Shanghai with Christina. She was an excellent tour guide and was so patient with our 3 kids (ages 11, 14, 17). She was flexible and adapted the day as we went along (the weather was foggy when we were first at Shanghai Tower - she arranged it so we could go back in the evening and we had a great view from the observation deck). We loved the acrobat show! Christina took us to a great restaurant that we wouldn't have found on our own. The private driver was so convenient and made our tour so easy. I highly recommend Christina and Jenny's Tours.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Had originally decided to tour Shanghai on own and then opted to book a couple of different options with the above. Jenny was more than happy to customise the tours to our preferences and provided a very knowledgeable guide and a driver for the duration of the tours. The guide also managed to fit in some extras as well and we definitely saw more by using this service. Cant recommend them enough

  • 05-Jan-2020

    Jenny's tour was a perfect way for us to get to know Shanghai. Alice picked us up at our hotel in a large van,m enough room for the 6 of us. We toured through local attractions in the French Concession, Old Shanghai and walked parks, streets and neighborhoods to get a true feeling of the city. Alice was very knowledgeable and friendly, we all thought that it was if we had known her for years as it was very comfortable. We would highly recommend this tour (Group ages 77, 74, 46, 46, 16, 13)

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