Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Welcome to Shanghai! This private layover tour is 100% customized based on your needs. The pick up point can be either from your airport or hotel in Shanghai (same as drop-off). Don't miss out the opportunity to see this amazing city and enjoy some tasty local food or a relaxing SPA treatment during your short stay here. During this tour, you will have a chance to visit top city attractions such as Yuyuan bazaar, The Bund, Shanghai Tower, French concession and more! Feel free to discuss with your friendly guide upon pickup time. 

Please note: 
• This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights. 
• The latest tour departure time is 6:30PM
• If you wish to be picked from your hotel, please advise your desired tour start time upon booking
• If you wish to be picked/dropped from/to your hotel, please choose One Way Airport Transfer tour option

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai Tower, No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

Your professional guide will greet you with your name sign at the Arrival Hall of Airport (PVG or SHA) or Shanghai/Wusongkou cruise terminal port and you will be transferred by the private vehicle to center city (about 40 to 60 minutes). Feel free to discuss with your guide for the things to do list and customize an itinerary based on your interest and layover time. Below is a sample itinerary.

Typically, you will visit Lujiazui financial center first, see the amazing city landmarks such as pearl TV Tower, shanghai tower and world financial center. Marvel at the stunning view of skyscrapers and learn about China opening policy in the 1990th from your guide.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

Visit Yuyuan garden, a very ancient and well-preserved garden with the history of 400 years old where to see the stylish Chinese pavilion and authentic old architecture. (Yuyuan garden close at 4:15pm and every Monday, in this case, you will visit yuyuan bazaar instead, which is the old Ming and Qing dynasty architecture market with various of souvenir shops and restaurants).

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Head to French concession, the old center of colonial life. See the impressive French style architecture, learn the history of Shanghai during 1840th and take a nice stroll along the walkways with lush trees.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

Continue your visit to the famous Bund, admire the splendid views of old and new Shanghai. Take a stunning shot of the city skyline on the bund.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

If your layover time is long enough, choose to Jade buddha temple. Take a stroll at the beautiful old temple with multiple chambers and impressive buddha statues. See the local worshipers and learn the fascinating religion culture from your guide (Jade buddha temple close at 4:30pm).

Based on your interests, you can choose other attractions besides the sample itinerary, such as Tianzifang (old alleyways with small shops), Shanghai Museum(ancient bronze ,furniture and paintings), Shanghai tower (2nd tallest building in the world), Maglev train (fastest train in the world, can take back to airport).

Your private layover tour ends with return transport to the airport (PVG or SHA), cruise terminal or drop-off at your Shanghai city hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Professional guide
  • Two-way or One-way Airport Transfer (please choose the option you need)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (If Needed)

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entance fees
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise if you have big luggage or more than 2 luggage.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour starts 1 hour after flight landing. Please contact your local operator if you have to take a long time in custom, and your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall.
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Detailed flight information is required upon booking
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Shanghai airport (PVG/SHA), Cruise terminal (Wusongkou/ Dongdaming) or your hotel in Shanghai


  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal Inspection Waiting Hall at the Time of Entry-Exit, 6GX4+R48, Hai Ping Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
  • Baoyang Road Wharf, China, Shang Hai Shi, Bao Shan Qu, Bao Yang Lu, 宝杨路 邮政编码: 200940

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


21 Nov, 2023

We got picked up at shanghai airport. The booking was a lil bit of a challenge sinnce i could not use Whatsapp, Facebook or Google. After using a VPN it worked. We drove like 1 hr to shanghai. After that we drive to a few budda temples and got told some about the history behind it. Also the influence of india to it. After that we went to a restaurant which had dumplings and they were special since they was also fulled with soup. We saw the some ild buildings and after some new buildings and in the end the amazing view of the skyscrappet from both sides. The guide ( Jerry ) was very patience and very nice. Also my wife was very happy that he took many pictures of us and showed us the best locations. Would do again. thank you for the amazing day in China. We booked it cause we had 17 hr transit in Shanghai. It was the best chaice we made on this day.


05 Oct, 2023

I can really recommend. They picked me up at the airport and dropped me off on time. My tour guide Berlin gave me such a nice tour through a big part of Shanghai. They took care of me and gave me all I needed. All of them were very friendly and honest people. The booking was also very easy and I got clear directions. They responded very fast and helped me out in every situation. It was perfect for me cause I just had a few hours between my flights and it was a stress less way to see Shanghai of its best.


18 Sep, 2023

I had a stop over in Shanghai with Alana who was knowledgeable and kind. She showed me everything I asked for, took me for an amazing breakfast and helped me arrange a massage which was just what I needed when passing through between London and Sydney. Highly recommend,


17 Sep, 2023

The whole tour was very well-organized from start to finish. My flight was delayed but the driver and guide were still helpful and re-arranged to enable me to still see Shanghai during my 8hr layover. The guide was so welcoming, incredibly knowledgeable, and moved us through all the major sites at a really nice pace. I was originally a little worried about a solo 1-on-1 tour but was immediately at ease thanks to Snow!


13 Sep, 2023

The flexible private Shanghai Layover-Tour has simply been an incredible experience. Right after I arrived at Shanghai Pudong Airport I was picked up by my friendly driver. With a brand new and luxurious car we headed to the city center. At the first stop I met my guide Alana who fluently spoke both chinese and english. In front of Juyuan Garden we ate delicious dumplings and meanwhile introduced ourselves to each other. Afterwards we visited Shanghai ´s most interesting places such as Juyuan Garden, a Buddhist Temple, Tianzifang with it ´s tiny shops located in beautiful alleys, The Frech Concession, Pudong with a stunning view from the top of Shanghai Tower and a nice walk between the impressive skyscrapers. During the whole tour Alana provided me with a wide range of information on all the sights which allowed me to immerse myself into Shanghai even better. As it turned dark we drove to my personal highlight of the tour, The Bund or Waitan on the other side of Huangpo River. Looking to the right we saw traditional english buildings built in the 19th century. On the left the promenade gave us a breath taking view on the unique skyline of the city which I will never forget. All in all I can only highly recommend this unforgettable tour as you can take a visit on everything you should have seen in Shanghai within only one day. Furthermore, both the driver and the guide are courteous as well as very well organised which made my 9 hour trip feel like 2-3 hours. All in all, the just make the best of the small amount of time you have in this gigantic city so that I flew home with numerous unforgettable memories. They do everything they promise and even better. I don ´t know what could be done better, it was perfect. Greetings from Germany, Shlomo

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