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Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights
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Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights

By Sunny Tours Shanghai
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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, direct from your door. Upgrade options include transportation by rideshare and metro or private car, or a package with private car, lunch, and entrance fees.
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Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
  • Check off Shanghai's star attractions, old and new, on a customizable tour
  • See highlights like Yu Garden and the Bund or build your own itinerary
  • Choose from four different tour packages to suit your travel style

  • Private tour with amazing guide
  • Downtown Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local delightful & Classy Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Private driver with air-conditioned vehicle(Only "Private Guide & Car" or "All Inclusive" is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and entrance fees (If "All Inclusive Tour " is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Outskit hotel pick up and drop off( Can be arranged at surcharge)
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
      • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36522P11

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • 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 advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights?
        How much is Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights?
        Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights price starts from HK$845.76. Discover and book Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights cancellation policy?
        Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights?
        Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights is hosted by Sunny Tours Shanghai. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sunny Tours Shanghai on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36522P11

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          A Must Do Activity
          We had a fabulous tour with Sunny who provided us with detailed information about the history of the water village and the surrounding areas. We would highly recommend this activity. It would be a real shame not to experience such a unique part of Shanghai. The water ways and the beautiful old buildings provide a stark contrast to the modern Shanghai. This was our favourite tour during our stay.
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          Zhujiajiao water town (PM) + Shanghai zoo (AM)
          The trip to the zoo in the morning was an interesting experience as you get to see a variety of animals which you will normally not find all in one place and this is not part of a typical itinerary a first time tourist undertakes to meet in Shanghai. All in all, it’s still a good two and a half hour walking journey in good weather in April 2024. As for the second part of the tour to the water town, this is similar to the experience we got in Taipei’s Jiufen where you get to see and eat a lot of things of the past and I had fun eating and drinking as I took nice pictures in this non modern day environment. The weather is also awesome this time of the year so feel free to take a trip down. Thanks Annie for a wonderful trip as quail And we look forward to our next adventure!
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        • Jun Sen P
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          Annie the good tour guide
          Second tour with Annie, enjoyable and fun trip again! Loved both the zoo and water town destinations. Well planned schedule and very organized
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        • Seaside03078012065
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          Annie is great
          Annie is a great tour guide and she is very knowledgeable. She is very good and explaining the history and the culture. I would definitely recommend her.
          Written 14 April 2024
        • 887yennyw
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoy the trip 👍
          Comfortable 6 seaters car for our 2 hours ride Shanghai to Suzhou. Went to The Master Net Garden, historical beautiful garden and the details were well explained by Rita, our guide 👍. Boat ride across canal, viewing The Venice of Asia. Delicious Suzhou cuisine lunch.
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          One Day Hangzhou from Shanghai was fast and fun
          We have found this one day trip to Hangzhou a rewarding experience starting early in the morning, and although it was a tiring day we have had fun spending the day under the terrific guidance of Annie, who’s our day tour guide for the trip, as she tirelessly accompanied us from pick up at W Shanghai from 815 am till the trip to Hangzhou completing the train journey back and forth both ways. It was a day well spent with Annie as she was knowledgeable on the Chinese history, sharing both about Shanghai and Hangzhou’s things to do and food to eat as well as the ancient history and cultural aspects in a succinct and diligent manner. Having booked this trip from Marriott Bonvoy app or website, this was connected to Viator to Sunny who whatsapped me immediately on what to do. All in all, this was a nice and enriching experience. Thank you for an interesting tour and all the help you have given us on the trip, Annie.
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        • Jun Sen P
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          Amazing guide Annie
          Had a really enjoyable trip and guide by Annie, it’s my first time in Shanghai and she is very experienced and knowledgeable. The schedule was planned so smoothly we had nothing to worry about. Highly recommended to experience this tour! Cheers
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          Great day trip to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang
          We had a great trip out of Shanghai with our tour guide Rita. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. She explained to us in details the history of the venues. she was also very patient with us. My family spent much time in shopping and looking at those interesting small shops around. As a result we ended quite late but Rita was very accommodating. She speaks very good English too. A highly recommended trip for everyone!
          Written 11 April 2024
        • southernpride66
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          Linda is the best
          Amazing private tour with Linda. She is the best guide. We were able to curate tour to our preferences. Linda has great knowledge of Shanghai and it's history. She was excellent at helping us get used to Chinese ways on our first day. We learned so much more seeing sites with Linda. Great comminication, excellent value.
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          A perfect day at Zhujiajiao
          It has been a fantastic trip with our guide Pan, who did an excellent job! We were a group of 7 people - the car transport has been comfortable for all of us. We had sufficient time to see all interesting places at this old town. There has been no time pressure. We recommend this tour to everyone. Sunny tours have been extremely good in conversation & organization - a perfect tour management. One of our group is not an english speaker and it has been agreed to get only an english speaking guide (so we want than help for the one not understanding) - but as a surprise Sunny organized a german speaking guide and all of us have been very relaxed in conservation then. Many thanks to Guide, Driver and Sunny Tours for this perfect day!
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        • rosannaf849
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          Excellent tour
          This was an amazing tour, I would highly recommend it. Liam was very informative and you are treated very much as a VIP. It was so good
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          I went to this Suzhou private day tour with my teenage son. The tour guide Annie was extremely helpful during the entire trip, helping us navigate through various sights and was very accommodating to our requests. The tour was organized to ease many of the restrictions for foreign visitors. We really enjoyed the trip and highly recommend it.
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          Highly recommended service
          Highly recommended. The service from Sunny was personal and prompt. We had trouble using our MasterCard online (our problem) and Sunny was patient and understanding while we arranged alternative payment. The bookings we made were both on short notice and Sunny was responsive and helpful. The transport was luxurious and very comfortable and clean (water provided, massage, heated seats, recliner seats). The driver was a safe driver and arrived promptly. Wonderful and could not recommend more highly
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        Masha G
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Business
        I had the pleasure of experiencing this full day city tour led by Annie, an exceptional tour guide , and I cannot praise her expertise and enthusiasm enough. From start to finish,the tour was an absolute delight,thanks to our wonderful guide Annie and the tour operator ,Sunny.

        Annie's knowledgae about Shanghai was truly impressive. She provided me with fasinating historic insights and captivating stories about city's rich heritage ,whether it was the iconic landmarks like the Bund, the Shanghai Tower and Nanjing road or hidden gems tucked away in the old town neighborhoods and Jade buddha temple, Annie knew it all, her passion for the city history and culture shone through in every word. The itinerary was well-planned, allowing me to experience the diverse facts of Shanghai from the modern skycrappers to the traditional markets, Annie ensured that we had plenty time to take photos, savor local cuisine and immerse ourself in the local way of life, she was patient, attentive and always ready to answer our questions, I felt like I was exploring the city with a knowledgable friend rather than a guide.

        Overwall, I highly recommend this guide to anyone visiting Shanghai , her passion, knowlege and friendly demeanor truly sets her apart! Thank you again for an unforgettable experience.
        Written 2 February 2024
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        Tim M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Vanessa
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Rüdiger Trost
        Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Lynn C
        Scottsdale, AZ4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        B and D
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        The_Maverick9
        Canton of Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        When I told my Chinese colleagues, their immediate response was "oh that's expensive!'
        I know if I did it on my own by reading everything online and struggling with taxis that don't talk English and don't even accept credit card, I could have done it cheaper. But if you have one day layover in Shanghai during a business trip and want to make the best of it, then do what I did, look no further... Private guide and car with driver ain't gonna come cheap but it will be worth it.
        My guide, Ruby, was a fantastic friend in a stranger country. Arrived on time and right from the first moment managed to create a quick connection. And then it was 8 hours of exploring Shanghai with a knowledgeable friend. I told her my expectations at the outset and she did perfect justice. Blended all the information with fun conversations effortlessly. Never felt rushed and everything went in a flow so that I didn't feel the travel between the two attractions. Customized the tour based on my interests and fit everything very well including unplanned photo stops.
        Definitely recommended for solo traveler wanting a relaxed customized tour with a friendly local guide, and if you are more than one, the cost becomes even more reasonable.
        Written 9 March 2024
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        shilpa g
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Friends
        Overall very informative and very convenient tour. Appreciate our guide Annie for showing us good time. Recommend this specific tour to all who have short time and want to cover all major highlights of the city.
        Written 22 March 2024
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        Chandra_A_Texas_USA
        Pearland, TX417 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Paul S
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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