Shanghai Half Day Morning Or Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00am 12:30pm Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from Shanghai city location hotels (cruise port pickup not available)
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure pointread 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.


Got only half a day to explore Shanghai? Discover the 'must-see' sights such as Jade Buddha Temple, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and Shanghai Museum on the morning tour or The bund, Yuyuan garden, Shanghai Old Street, a silk mill and Shanghai's entertainment district on the afternoon tour. A guided sightseeing tour of Shanghai is a must for anyone visiting China's most modern city.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Unlike any other city in China, or in all of Asia for that matter, Shanghai is an intoxicating blend of ancient culture and a modern, progressive city. Depending on your preferences you can choose from a morning or an afternoon half-day city sightseeing tour. Both tours concentrate on the can't-miss highlights that all visitors to Shanghai must experience.

Morning Tour highlights (this tour is the morning part of Best of Shanghai Full Day City Tour):

Afternoon Tour highlights (this tour is the afternoon part of Best of Shanghai Full Day City Tour):


Morning Tour itinerary:

For any visitor to China, perhaps the most attractive thing about Shanghai is just how fashionable it is. Museums, galleries, restaurants, etc. have emerged in the past few years. The heydays of the 1920s and 30s and the newfound wealth in the city are making Shanghai a place with a fabulous and optimistic style and attitude.

Your tour begins with Jade Buddha Temple. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) with its priceless collection of jade statues from Burma. The construction of the temple is in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. There are monks currently living in the Temple and the Temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute.

Next stop is Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. We may see the process of pearl cultivation. One lucky participant will be presented with a single pearl from a mussel.

People Square is a spectacular space in the heart of the city. It is a vast green area including plants and trees, and surrounded by great buildings on all sides, where you may feed the lovely doves to pray for the world peace.

The visit to Shanghai Museum is a real highlight. The museum design is in keeping with Feng Shui principles. It houses a great permanent collection and hosts various exhibitions with over 120,000 pieces including bronze ware, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ancient Chinese coins, jade carving, ancient furniture, and western art, which shows you 5000 years history of China. We recommend you to rent an audio phone (USD 5) to make 1.5 Hours' visit more splendid.

Afternoon Tour itinerary:

The tour begins the classic sights from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and you will visit the enchanting Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. The garden covers a significant space and includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The visit brings you back to Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644)

Then, the tour stops at the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront, a showcase of pre-1949 architecture. The symbol of old and new Shanghai, Bund is Shanghai's most famous landmark. Four kilometers long, the Bund has long been one of the most important areas in Shanghai, and a must to visit to every visitor. In the 1930s, the row of buildings was host to the city's financial and commercial centers and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here.

The silk factory in Shanghai is not only an interesting place to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century, but also a desirable site to purchase in low price.

After a drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture, you will visit the Finally, you'll be able to stretch your legs in Shanghai's hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or can go back to your hotel with the group.


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off in the city center

Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple

Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Since October 2017, Shanghai Museum is closed on every Monday. You will visit M50 Art Zone instead if your tour is on Monday.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Did the half day tour the day after arriving. Was a good activity after traveling. Excellent guide that was friendly and knowledgeable.

  • 29-Aug-2018

    I had arranged a half day tour in Shanghai, China. The driver was to pick us up from the hotel lobby on Thursday, August 16th at 12:30 PM. We were waiting for him in the lobby of the hotel beginning at 12:20 PM. At 1:00 PM he called and asked where we were. I told him we were waiting in the lobby. He then told me that he did not service that hotel. He wanted me to take a taxi to airport. I said no. We were never told that our hotel was not on their list. J.D. McLeod

  • 16-Apr-2018

    We would have liked to see more of Shanghai, rather than Jade/Pearl and Silk museum. We booked the trip to see the country not local trades and would have liked to spend more time at these attractions rather than rushing

  • 11-Apr-2018

    Great tour guide. He was very helpful and spoke wonderful English!

  • 10-Apr-2018

    Was the first thing I did when I landed in Shanghai, and was a great way to quickly get acclimated with the city. Would highly recommend to all first time visitors.

  • 08-Apr-2018

    I enjoyed seeing many of the highlights of Shanghai. I highly recommend this tour to get an overview of this beautiful city.

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Great day, all went well, We got to see so much in our very short stay in Shanghai. Everyone was very helpful and the tour guide spoke perfect English. It was extremely well organized and everything went like clockwork. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

  • 09-Feb-2018

    I only wish we had booked a full day! Our traveling companions were terrific, the guide and driver were excellent. We had some great shopping opportunities. The city is beautiful, and this tour was a great way to be introduced to it. Recommended!

  • 04-Jan-2018

    Good value of money.. We saw very beautiful temples and other interesting places. recommended 100

  • 12-Dec-2017

    That was a good tour with knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the Shanghai museum very much as well The Jade Buddha Temple.
    The pearl factory was also interesting. We recommend it!

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