Enjoy a 4 hours private tour with a professional driver tour guide and a private vehicle to "can't miss" highlights of Shanghai. Experience the contrasts of Tall and Short, Old and New, East and West in this dynamic city. Follow your friendly driver guide to see The Bund, French Concession, Yu Garden, Old Town plus Pudong Financial District are all included. In addition, you have a chance to try local Chinese tea in local tea house for free. The pickup place for this tour can be either from your hotel or cruise port.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 99
Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time upon booking
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
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
Meet your knowledgeable guide at your hotel lobby. Then drive to the Bund, Shanghai’s picturesque waterfront, well known as the International Architecture Exhibition for its spectacular soaring skyline. From here, enjoy sweeping views of both sides of the Huangpu River.
Admission Ticket Free
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Continue to visit the intricately designed Yu Yuan Garden and the ancient Shanghai Old Street. Afterward, take a break in a local Chinese tea house where you can see the Chinese tea ceremony and try local loose tea.
Admission Ticket Included
Former French Concession
Followed you drive guide and step into the former French Concession area, a charming neighborhood established while Shanghai was under a French settlement.
Admission Ticket Free
Pudong New Area
Your last stop is the Pudong Business and Financial District where you can see all the main skyscrapers of the city, such as Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Jinmao Tower right next to Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao).
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Free
More than the sights!
Had a wonderful experience during the half-day tour with Tom! He thoughtfully planned the route so that we experienced each attraction with minimal distraction / crowds. He was able to answer all sorts of cultural and historical questions with a great sense of pride and humor. Would certainly recommend this tour for hitting all the major sites while adding color and context you wouldn't get in seeing them alone.
Great Tour if you are short on time and want to see a lot!
I can't say enough great things about this tour. My colleagues and I spent a week in China for work and we had a few hours available before our flights home. We wanted to see what Shanghai was about after spending most of our time in an office working. In just four short hours Tom showed us some amazing sites and shared historical and cultural facts that we never would have learned on our own. I feel like he packaged over a day of sight seeing in this short amount of time without any feeling of being rushed. Tom was incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. If you choose this tour, you will be very impressed. I know we were!
Half day tour with kids
This was our first trip to Shanghai with 2 teenage boys. Tom was prompt, excellent English and his depth of knowledge about events and the history of sites we visited, impressive and not boring according to my boys. Would definitely use again.
We visited the Yu garden, a tea shop, the French, English and American concessions- brilliant explanations of the history and differences between each. He dropped us off at a soup bun shop and across the road was an equally delicious chive and scallion pancake shop. ( pictures below). Thank you!!
Great Day in Shanghai
Tom drove my friend and I around Shanghai for 4 hours. He was on time, polite, knowledgeable, and his English is excellent. For two non mandarin speaking Americans this was crucial. Tom took us to the gardens and explained the history and cultural importance of the location. We then toured the rest of the city and that included a tea tasting session. We learned all about the different types of Chinese tea and the significance of all of them. Finally we finished our tour viewing many of the skyscrapers that makeup the huge Shanghai skyline. Tom dropped us off at our lunch destination at the end of the tour. I highly recommend his services for any English speaking tourists!!
Loved it! Well done!
Our guide, Jaime was excellent and open to doing what we were most interested in such as a tea ceremony and tasting local food!
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