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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights
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Tour snapshot
Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
With a population of nearly 25 million and centuries of history, Shanghai can be daunting. Make the most of your time there with a private guide on this fully customizable tour. Get an overview of the highlights, or dig in deeper at specific sites. Hotel pickup adds extra convenience, while upgrade options include transportation by private car (regular tour travels by taxis and metro) plus covered lunch and entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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 Tasty Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
Exclusions
  • 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 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 Tasty Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
Exclusions
  • 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Pudong New Area
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Shanghai Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Glenn
6 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful, amazing trip! Sunny is knowledgeable, thoughtful, careful and friendly. Our van was cool and comfortable and the driver was excellent and everything went to schedule. Sunny expertly navigated us through all of the required reservations and health checks at our stops. We began in charming Old Shanghai on the way into Yu Gardens that was so much better with Sunny's interpretive knowledge which revealed details and stories that really brought each site we visited alive. We stopped for a delicious lunch at a lovely resurant where Sunny helped us order a fabulous Chinese meal. After lunch we toured the impressive Jade Buddha Temple and went to the French Concession for coffee in a cafe and did a little shopping :) We later went to the Oriental Pearl Tower which gave us amazing views of Pudong, the river and the Bund just as the sun was starting to cast long shadows. What a memorable, beautiful day! Sunny is the best! We loved this customised tour so much that we booked Sunny again for a Zhujiajiou Water Town tour later in our week, and we think you should too!!
Written 15 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Les McGregor
Changzhou, China1 contribution
What can I say? A perfect day, well spent with Sunny who is an amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and more, guide with a sense of humour! The entire day was planned and customized to what we wanted, professionally managed and executed. I can highly recommend Sunny to anyone who wants to have a stress free guide of the best Shanghai has to offer.

Shanghai is an amazing city with so much history, stunning architecture old and new. The day started with a pickup at our hotel, then a walk to Yu Gardens. We Visited people's Square, The Jade Buddha Temple, and were dropped off at the Shanghai Tower, in between a most divine lunch.

Sunny, from my wife, Eloise, and I, thank you! Xie Xie!
Written 23 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryan
Baldwin Park, CA1 contribution
May 2019
I book this private tour at the last minute as my flight took off from Cambodia. I was very impressed with how everything turned out. It took me a while to finally write this review because I've been super busy. So my tour guide (Lily) was on time and did an amazing job tour me and my group of friends around Shanghai, checking out popular places. I was blown away by her knowledge of the city and other history with regards to the sites that we visited. She was funny, friendly, and very personable. We totally enjoyed our experience the entire day. I highly recommend this tour to any body who doesn't have much time to waste and really wish to get the most from visiting Shanghai.
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim M
1 contribution
Oct 2019
We booked a full day private tour with Sunny Tours. We arrived in the lobby a few minutes early where our guide, Chanpinlle was waiting for us. The driver soon arrived and we were on our way. We explained that my daughter wasn’t interested in going to museums, so Chanpinlle changed the schedule to suit us. We visited the Jade Buddha Temple, Tian Zi Fang and Yuyuan Bazaar for shopping. She helped us with bargaining as we weren’t very good at it. She showed my daughter how to recognize real silk. We went to the Jin Moa Tower where we were able to see the highest hotel lobby down through the middle of the building. We had lunch at a very nice restaurant and were able to select whatever we wanted from the menu. We walked around the Bund and finished the tour by taking a boat ride along the Huangpu River. It was the best tour we’ve ever had or could’ve hoped for. After arriving back at our hotel, Chanpinlle guided us to a food court to get dinner. I can’t say enough about Chanpinlle. She is an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend her.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynn C
Scottsdale, AZ4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
My friend had many ancestors who lived in the Shanghai area. We did not know if the addresses remained or if the land marks were the same. Sonny was wonderful and helped us locate most of the areas we wanted to visit. She was a delight to talk to regarding her knowledge and interest in a variety of subjects. I hope to visit Shanghai again and look forward to touring and dining with Sonny.
Written 19 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vanessa
2 contributions
We scheduled this tour for our first full day in Shanghai. It provided a memorable taste of the city and helped to inform which sites were on the agenda for the rest of our time in Shanghai. Our tour guide, Lily, was wonderful. We also booked the walking foodie tour with her. Lily knows all the great spots to eat. She also helped us buy a painting in the French Concession which now hangs in our great room. It’s our favorite souvenir from the trip.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rüdiger Trost
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
I booked a day tour with a private car due to the bad weather conditions. Feifei picked me up from my hotel with the car and a chauffeur. She was punctual and explained me the trip.
We visited several hot spots of Shanghai including the Buddha temple, the French quartier and the big museum of Chinese history to name only a few. Feifei was always well prepered and her English is awesome.
If you visit Shanghai a tour like this is a must.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

B and D
1 contribution
Oct 2019
My husband and I toured Shanghai with Claire. She was prompt in picking us up, and was extremely knowledgeable about her country. We told her we wanted her to show us her city, and to give us an overview of life in Shanghai. The tour was fantastic! She showed us the old, the new, and the planned future for China and Shanghai. We visited marketplaces, local neighborhoods, and exhibits of China's current and future improvements for the country. For lunch, Claire selected one of her favorite local restaurant, where we had a great meal.

Since this was a private tour, we were able to ask all the questions we wanted to, and Claire was happy to answer them. This tour was more than worth the price, and we would recommend it whole heartedly! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Asia!
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chandra_A_Texas_USA
Pearland, TX359 contributions
Jul 2019
We were a group of 10 in the first part of the 2-day tour of Old and New Shanghai. Lily was our personal guide for this. We were delighted that she picked us up at the Shanghai Kang Koi train station when we arrived from Tianjin. She was excellent in managing time and we went and did a very nice boat tour in the evening and when the buildings lit up after dark it was beautiful.
The next morning she promptly picked us up at our hotel at 8 a.m. in Pudong area and then we started out quickly in the morning with the trip up the Shanghai Tower and then to Yue Garden, and some other places.
We loved this tour that my sister organized in consultation with Sunny, the owner of the company.
Fei Fei took us on a separate tour to River Town.
All three, Sunny, Lily, and FeiFei were absolutely fantastic. The best part is that they were very flexible which is the best part of have a private tour organized.
I will highly recommend them. Of over 100+ cities that I have toured around the world over the past decade, I can easily state that dealing with Sunny and the tour organized by her company as well as the guides was among the best experiences I have had in a foreign country.
Written 18 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul S
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
My friend and I booked this private tour option with Sunny last year and it was one of the absolute highlights of our 12 days in China. Our intrepid guide was enthusiastic, knew all the hidden gems to show us that aren't normally seen by first time tourists, and had excellent English skills to explain it all. You won't be disappointed.
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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