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Overview
Shanghai is a frenetic, picturesque port city, home to both traditional silk weavers and cutting-edge fashionistas. Get a taste of both ancient and contemporary sides of the city on this comprehensive full-day guided tour, which covers more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, from Ming-era temples to sleek new waterfront towers. The tour is the perfect primer for first-time visitors to Shanghai, or anyone traveling on limited time.
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  • 1
    Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 2
    People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Yuyuan Old Street
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    Xintiandi
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Highlights
  • A comprehensive full-day sightseeing tour of new and old Shanghai
  • Visit sights like the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and more
  • Cover 5,000 years of Chinese history with guided visits to historic sites
  • Comfortable round-trip transportation from your hotel plus included lunch
What to Expect
This action-packed sightseeing tour begins with front-door pickup from your Shanghai hotel in an air-conditioned minivan. At the 19th-century Jade Buddha Temple, a Qing dynasty landmark, your guide gives a rundown on 5,000 years of the history and culture of the fast-paced city. Mingle with locals at People's Square before perusing 12,000 artifacts at the Shanghai Museum. After a tasty local lunch, stop at the picturesque Yu (Yuyuan) Garden and stroll along the Bund, Shangai’s legendary waterfront. Keep ticking off Shanghai highlights with a firsthand peek at the famous tree-lined boulevards of the French Concession district and the nightlife district of Xintiandi. Even first-time travelers will be Shanghai experts by the time they’re dropped back to their hotels.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from the hotels in the city center
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Bund (Wai Tan)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Shanghai Museum is closed on every Monday. You will visit M50 Art Zone instead if your tour is on Monday
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Yuyuan Garden is closed on every Monday. You will visit Yuyuan Bazaar and City God Temple instead, if your tour is on Monday.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Neko Cruz wrote a review Jan 2020
27 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been to Shanghai several times, yet this day tour made me appreciate more the culture and the development of one of the most beautiful cities in China. Our guide is very fluent in English and explained the history and development of Shanghai. Recommending this trip to
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Date of experience: October 2019
lauele2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Alena was terrific. She knows Shangahi. This is a full day excursion with walking. The Shanghai Art museum is just one of the stops for 1 hour. Of course, its too short, but this is an overview. So you need to pace & time yourself in the museum so you get it overall. One
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Date of experience: December 2019
Jisun Yoon wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and background of the places visited. No pushy sales at pearl and silk center. Although the1 hour in the Shanghai Museum was far too short, it gives you the opportunity for planning your next visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
John Doe wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions
Shanghai is a mix of old and cutting edge new... With hundreds and hundreds of apartment buildings stretching for miles. Shanghai is very large and has lots of traffic. I visited the M50 art district and was pleasantly surprised...visited the K11 mall and it was very
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Date of experience: August 2019
Dennis T wrote a review Jul 2019
37 contributions19 helpful votes
I’ll start with couple of positive things: You’ll cover pretty much all major attractions for a reasonable price, I checked the VIP tour and it was like 380$ I did not think it was worth it, this one is , also I booked it almost the last minutes a day before so it was still
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator
By: Han Tang Tour Shanghai
MVS
London, United Kingdom
193
Better take a taxi
Afternoon tour: I was positively surprised to be the only person doing the tour, and so I had a private driver,
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Dorine M
10
It was amazing!
Tom our guide helped us and entertained us during the trip! He knew a lot about the history of China and Shanghai
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Neko Cruz
135
Shanghai Surprise
I have been to Shanghai several times, yet this day tour made me appreciate more the culture and the development
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Road51914912269
20
colors&smells
A place full of excitement and beauty. Very spectacular and very special place. A city with special colors and
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lauele2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
71
Shanghai overview
Alena was terrific. She knows Shangahi. This is a full day excursion with walking. The Shanghai Art museum is
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worldtravluver
9439
Beautiful lights
I thought this was a great way to see the Shanghai skyline all lit up at night. It was very crowded on the boat,
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Woodseller
70
Unbelievable
This was a unbelievable ride from the Airport to Downtown Shanghai. It took only 7 minutes at speeds of over 200
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Cesar A
30
Terrible
Let's start because in China no tips are given and on the reservation they are already recommending to give them,
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
74213564
Awesome nightline of Shanghai
The cruise was nice. The boat takes you along the Huangpu river, close enough to take great shots of the lights
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Jisun Yoon
10
Getting a nice overview, esp. for further visits
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and background of the places visited. No pushy sales at
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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