Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

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

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  • 8 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day tour is perfect for you! You will visit both the east and west sides of Shanghai and also discover Shanghai's fascinating mix of modern and classic character. The major attractions in this tour includes: Shanghai Tower, The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), Yu Yuan Garden, French Concession area and much more!

Note that observation decks in Lujiazui area are optional so you can choose based on conditions.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui (second-tallest behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa.) It has the world's highest observation deck and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 74 km/hr. It is the world's A truly amazing view and experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

This iconic symbol of Shanghai, at 468 m (1,535 feet) high, was the tallest structure in China from 1994 to 2007. It is classified a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. An observation deck is in the highest sphere with glass floor 360-degree view.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

This iconic structure looks like a bottle opener and is the 2nd tallest building in Shanghai. Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

This garden dates back to 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. A classic Chinese Garden rich in history, you'll see a wide range of halls, statues, rock structures, water features as well as the famous Grand Rockery and Exquisite Jade Rocks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China

Once called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits as well as the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Confucian Temple, No.215 Wenmiao Road Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

The Confucius Temple was founded during the Yuan Dynasty, when Shanghai was just a small fishing village. It was also the most prestigious learning institution, combining a spiritual temple with a top-rated school. A beautiful and serene site of gardens, halls, statues and an amazing complimentary tea ceremony.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places. This area is rich in the history of China when colonial powers had a significant presence in Shanghai. It has unique architecture while bustling with people along tree-lined streets.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The area highlights Shanghai's western influence in architecture and culture and today offers a beautiful walkway along the Huangpu River while learning about Shanghai's history.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Personal tour guide services
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return you to your hotel
  • Private car or metro/taxis (if option selected)
  • Authentic dumpling lunch (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Flexible start time (choose when booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple

  • Tips-recommended
  • Observation decks in Lujiazui area (allows you to choose based on conditions)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • As our tours include public sites. We are as careful as possible, but we can't control all conditions. China overall is very safe for traveling and we'll inform all customers with any updates. Our goal is make you are safe and have a worry-free experience.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu District, Jiading District, Chuansha District, or Songjiang District, Fengxian District, will incur an extra USD40 for your whole group and includes both pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.


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


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Jan, 2020

We spent 2 awesome days in Shanghai with Christina. She was an excellent tour guide and was so patient with our 3 kids (ages 11, 14, 17). She was flexible and adapted the day as we went along (the weather was foggy when we were first at Shanghai Tower - she arranged it so we could go back in the evening and we had a great view from the observation deck). We loved the acrobat show! Christina took us to a great restaurant that we wouldn't have found on our own. The private driver was so convenient and made our tour so easy. I highly recommend Christina and Jenny's Tours.


17 Sep, 2019

We were lucky enough to have Alice as our guide for the day. She couldn't have been more helpful or lovely. She was extremely knowledgeable and hard working. She didn't want to finish the tour until we had seen absolutely everything. We booked the Shanghai highlights tour for our first full day in the city. It was a great idea to get a feel for the city and orientate ourselves. Our highlight was the tea ceremony at the Confucius temple. Alice also accommodated the vegetarians in our group and organised a delicious lunch for us. I highly recommend Jenny's Shanghai tours for anyone visiting the city,


05 Jan, 2020

Jenny's tours were just perfect for our 12 hour stopover in Shanghai. We are a family of 5 with children aged 6, 8 & 10 and Ariel and Mr Wong took care of us beautifully - picking us up from the airport and transporting us in great comfort around for the day and returning us back to the airport. We were pretty tired from travelling but we were so well looked after. Ariel was such great company and had a lot of knowledge to share with us really adding to the experience. We'd highly recommend Jenny's tours. We also want to mention how great Jenny was at responding to all my queries before we arrived and while I was booking the tour - fabulous!

Sonia M

21 Nov, 2019

We had a wonderful day exploring Shanghai. Portia was our guide and she was fantastic. She provided insight into cultural, historical and architectural details of each site we visited. She never rushed us and was just a lot of fun. The conversation flowed easily all day and we always felt safe and comfortable. I would very highly recommend this tour (particularly with Portia!).

Marla L

04 Oct, 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Mary as our guide. Mary knows her city well and her English is excellent. She shared so many interesting facts with us about the city and the Chinese people. Mary guided us through a typical Shanghai dumpling meal and introduced us to a number of dishes. It was her goal to make our day exactly as we wanted and she was extremely flexible. When I needed a rest she always knew a comfortable place to have a break. She was an asset when we shopped as well. Our driver was great throughout the day. He dropped us off nearby our sightseeing and picked us up promptly when we were done. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Mary to have a memorable experience.

User's Picture Gallery


Yu Garden


A moment to relax in the garden.


Enjoying the area.


Sampling Tea


Visiting old City Centre


Visiting the old Hutongs neighborhood at my request.


Eating at a very good restaurant.


Riding Safely on the Subway with Jenny.


Visiting the Old City Centre.


Selecting pearls to purchase.


Shanghai Financial Center at the Bund.


View from World Financial Center Observatory


Tea tasting at Confucius Temple


Riding the subway, very clean!


Pickled eggs at a local market


Yu Garden Lingbi Stone


A view from walking the Bund


Money door at the Yu Gardens


A view from the Shanghai Tower


On a bridge at Pu Dong.


Finding out about Chinese Tea


At the Yu Gardens


At the French Concession area


We are at the Yu Gardens with our guide, Apple me, Diana and Kristine


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