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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspectives, from its colonial Bund riverside to the modern skyscrapers Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, from the elegant Ming Dynasty Yu Garden and old town Bazaar to the charming French Concession, from the exquisite Jade Buddha Temple to China's No.1 famous shopping street Nanjing Road and more! Experience the local culture, history and life with your local guide. Enjoy the flexibility of the exclusive private tour and explore the city at your desired way and pace! You can either choose to experience the city with the tour option by public transit such as metro, taxi, or you can choose the option with your own private vehicle. No matter if you are a solo traveler or travel with friends or family, you won't want to miss such an amazing and memorable day!
  • Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
  • Check off the star attractions of Shanghai, old and new
  • See highlights like Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and the Bund
  • Choose from three different tour packages to suit your travel style
What to Expect
Your private guide will meet you in your central Shanghai hotel. Be sure to tell them if there’s anything you’d like to focus on during your tour as your day is fully customizable. A typical tour starts in Shanghai’s fashionable French Concession. Watch the locals ballroom dancing, practicing tai chi, or singing in Fuxing Park, and explore its charming avenues. Next, visit the Jade Buddha temple, home to two exquisite jade statues from Myanmar, and People’s Square with its striking modern architecture and weekend Marriage Market. After lunch, visit the 400-year-old Yu Garden and the old-fashioned teahouse and bazaar nearby. Stroll the Bund and soak up views of Shanghai’s stunning skyline. Finally, explore the trendy Xintiandi district. Of course, you can modify this itinerary to best match your interest. Whatever you choose, your tour end with your guide escorting you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and dropp off is provided for anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your hotel information at time of booking if you do not find the the hotel info in the pick up list
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional and knowledgeable local guide
  • Private tour services
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pick up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown area your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown)
  • Local Lunch and entrance fees (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch, and entrance fees (if " All Inclusive Tour " is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Optional tea tasting /ceremony
  • Please note: The tour is for upto 8hours, it can be extended at USD 25.00 per hour after 8hours.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is not located in downtown Shanghai, an arrangement can be made to meet near the downtown area
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rita’s tour of the city was very informative and interesting. It was also conducted at a nice steady pace. I enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lily was our guide and she was great. I will remember the day for a long time and look for my next visit and more in-depth tour. This kind of tour gives you access to a real person - no politics, no propaganda, just one...More

Thank westoni344
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kim was an OUTSTANDING tour guide! I can’t say enough! I’ve been gushing about him since we parted ways! He arrived on time, asked questions about my personal interests and what I wanted to get out of my day, then we devised a plan for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NyalaGlobalGladiator
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first trip to China and I booked this all-day private tour of Shanghai for the day after my arrival. The booking was straightforward through Viator with reassuring pre-trip email confirmations from the tour company. Lily from Sunny Tours met me, with a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank richff2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lily was amazing! Super flexible and allowed me to spend time seeing what I wanted to see. The best thing was that it was 8 hours to spend how I wanted (not just certain things to see and that’s it). Would highly recommend this tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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15 August 2019|
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Response from peterswife | Reviewed this property |
Hey, we booked the tour.!!! You should search” Sunny Tours Shanghai “. You will not be disappointed ! They gave half day and full day tours. They will pick you from your hotel. Enjoy!!!
10 June 2019|
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Response from Saadia Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely! Inform Sunny in advance and she will ensure you manage to see all the major highlights ..or focus on a mix of historical cultural and modern to get a flavour of what Shanghai is about.Enjoy !
Carole T
9 May 2019|
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Response from peterswife | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. We hired them and when you book they will ask for your hotel and ask what time you want picking up! Well worth the money!
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