Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights


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From $99.00

211 reviews   (4.93)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding 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 fascinating mix 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 and much more!

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


What's Included

Authentic dumpling lunch (if option selected)

Entrance fees (if option selected)

Flexible start time (choose when booking)

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

Personal tour guide services

Private car or metro/taxis (if option selected)

What's Not Included

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

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Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui (second-tallest behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa.) It has the world's highest observation deck and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 74 km/hr. It is the world's A truly amazing view and experience.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
This iconic symbol of Shanghai, at 468 m (1,535 feet) high, was the tallest structure in China from 1994 to 2007. It is classified a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. An observation deck is in the highest sphere with glass floor 360-degree view.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shanghai World Financial Center
This iconic structure looks like a bottle opener and is the 2nd tallest building in Shanghai. Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
This garden dates back to 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. A classic Chinese Garden rich in history, you'll see a wide range of halls, statues, rock structures, water features as well as the famous Grand Rockery and Exquisite Jade Rocks.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Yuyuan Old Street
Once called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits as well as the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shanghai Confucian Temple
The Confucius Temple was founded during the Yuan Dynasty, when Shanghai was just a small fishing village. It was also the most prestigious learning institution, combining a spiritual temple with a top-rated school. A beautiful and serene site of gardens, halls, statues and an amazing complimentary tea ceremony.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Former French Concession
Enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places. This area is rich in the history of China when colonial powers had a significant presence in Shanghai. It has unique architecture while bustling with people along tree-lined streets.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Bund (Wai Tan)
The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The area highlights Shanghai's western influence in architecture and culture and today offers a beautiful walkway along the Huangpu River while learning about Shanghai's history.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great tour with toddler and in the cold.
malcolmw142, 09-01-2021
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.
Private Day Trip from Shanghai to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
Laura G, 01-06-2020
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!
Best day ever
Sugareewine, 23-03-2020
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 :)
Exceptional Tour and Hospitality! PERFECT
Jay40160, 29-01-2020
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!
Incredible Shanghai Visit!
scottBtravels, 23-01-2020
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!




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